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CliffEdge

October 28, 2014 10:49 AM
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WSBK » Crutchlow on WSBK troubles, BSB strengths


There are loads of reasons why WSB has diminished. Lack of terrestrial TV coverage - a half hour 'highlights' programme in the early hours a week after the event just doesn't cut it. Quality of riders - there are no real 'stars' like there were in the past. Cost - £45 plus to see 5 very samey races is not good value. Differentiation - WSB and Superstock are now so close in specification, the separation is very contrived. So in effect there are 3 1000cc races and 2 600cc races. Little effort from most manufacturers - only Kawasaki & Aprilia have taken it seriously over the past couple of years. And Supersport is becoming irrelevant ... factories are not producing new 600's so many of the teams are running bikes that are 3 or 4 years old. A typical BSB raceday has a wide range of classes from 125/250, through one-make races, superstock, supersport & superbikes with minimal gaps between the races.

CliffEdge

October 28, 2014 1:32 PM

WSBK » Rea set for final Honda appearance?


Yes, Rea is totally sensible in leaving Honda. There will not be a new Fireblade until at least 2016 at the earliest. Furthermore Rea has been loyal to HRC, won the Suzuka 8hrs, and been patiently waiting for his chance in MotoGP. Yet Honda has repeatedly overlooked him, even to the point that they parachute Miller in directly from Moto3. The message to Rea is perfectly clear from Honda - we don't rate you and we are not going to give you a chance to progress. Exit stage left.

CliffEdge

October 27, 2014 10:31 AM

MotoGP » 'One Euro' wire cost Crutchlow chance of fourth


Sh1t happens. An error by a mechanic, not properly securing a wire and something as simple as that ends Cal's race. Forget the conspiracy theories - it was human error. Ducati will analyse who did what and it won't happen again. Considering the complexity of these bikes and all the electronics on them, it's surprising that they are as reliable as they are.

CliffEdge

October 26, 2014 10:39 AM

MotoGP » Moto3: Vazquez wins - Miller, Marquez slug it out at Sepang


gatofuji: But, in this race, Miller moves every time he overtook Marquez were more than that: were bullying moves, were overtakes with a message. he was controlled but guided toward bumping Marquez everytime the overtook him.So, this time, I agree with the protest and I think that some measure must be taken.
No doubt that Miller was seeking to intimidate but protests are not the answer. If he bumps you, you barge back into him next corner. If he runs you wide, you punt him into the weeds next corner. If he shoves you, you give him a right-hook. Only way to deal with bullies is to show them you are tougher than they are - then they disappear.


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