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February 26, 2009 2:24 PM

WSBK » Byrne: I am the underdog

If he *chose* to sit out testing he chose to be underdog. Only I don't think chose is what he did. I reckon they're near skint and sitting out was the only way to have the resources for the race weekend. Big pity. Great bike, great rider, decent team, handicapped by funding. If anyone ever wanted to maximise their sponsorship impact this has to be a golden opportunity for 'em.


July 24, 2009 1:36 PM

WSBK » Spies ready to fight for title lead.

Better braking's nice to have but not critical. He's perfectly capable of winning without that upgrade. What *is* critical is machine reliability. That could cost him a race. So long as the bike runs well and reliably I'd not bet against him. Fabrizio has come good and is still improving, but he's a way from being as good yet. (Now watch the bog-brush prove me wrong).


July 08, 2009 1:58 PM
Last Edited 2335 days ago

WSBK » Kiyonari: The problem is the rider!

Kiyo is a bit of a flawed genius. He can be phenomenally fast. How he holds it all together at the speeds he does sometimes in the wet is just astonishing. Then he gets plagued with self-doubt and he looses his edge... which dents his self-image a bit more ... and that seems to go on as a bit of a vicious circle for a while. Its disproportionate and its tragic. He's actually an immense talent, but he seems to find that hard to believe even when its dead obvious to everyone watching him. I swear his biggest problem is every so often the only reason he's not winning is because he *believes* he's not going to win.


February 26, 2009 2:10 PM

MotoGP » Melandri will race Kawasaki in MotoGP

I bet 'constructive' wasn't what Hopper called it. Must mean Kwak & Dorna don't see him as a 'relevant party' too? I feel sorry for him short term but he could have been in a worse position. He might have got the ride instead of Marco. And then he'd catch the blame again 'cos that bike is NOT going to do well. I just hope Marco doesn't break himself up trying to get silk purse performance out of a pig's ear bike. I doesn't bode well for the extra focus & support Birdie needed from Kwak for WSB either, it'll be a deflection.


February 26, 2009 1:54 PM

BSB » Harris targets race wins with Hydrex

I think the single most significant thing Karl has going for him is that Sean Muir, having had him as a rider previously, believes in his talent enough to give him this chance. If he's going to succeed he *has* to be more paced, less intemperate. It seems like the lad has such an enormous drive to win he attempts things on will alone which no bike is ever going to be able to deliver. And he comes unstuck. If Karl can adapt his mindset to maximise points haul Muir's gamble might pay off big-time. IF.

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