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Dean Dean

November 06, 2010 10:44 PM

MotoGP » Randy de Puniet confirmed at Pramac Ducati


The fact of the matter is that LCR fell out with Randy, or rather his manager fell out with Luccio...it was a bad time to demand more money, Randy having been injured and the team not knowing what / when and if he'd recover his form after the broken leg. Luccio called his managers bluff by suggesting 'there are others that want this ride' and so we have the result of this situation. Is it forced upon Randy, of course it is...where else was he going, to Moto2...straight swap with Elias ?? Either way Randy was now funding his ride, a shame given his fantastic form up to his accident.

Dean Dean

October 20, 2010 2:43 PM
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F1 » Prost: Schumacher F1 return betrayed 'a lack of humility'


Maybe Alain is lamenting the fact that he wasn't quite in the same league as Schumacher. He came back because he was all but guaranteed a title in '93..Elf wouldn't stump up his demands of another 20 gas stations for him to continue in '94 and Frank Williams was bored stiff watching him....the sprightly Schumacher had already given him notice he was on borrowed time so he took the team route with McLaren, even tested their cars..this he only did to get good inside knowledge to set his own team up.

Dean Dean

October 13, 2010 11:53 PM

F1 » McCarthy tells BBC to 'pull their socks up' in Stig row


Do wonder whether Brundle would find Ben Edwards a little 'excitable'...isn't that what John Watson initially said of him when Ben took over F1 duties from Allard Kalff at eurosport in the 90's....'calm down Ben, really' and he really tried but he's still that bit excitable for Brundle I reckon. Now Kalff would be a fantastic choice if anyone remembers him ????

Dean Dean

October 12, 2010 6:09 PM

F1 » More trouble ahead for Lotus in name row?


What, exactly, do proton want..one assumes they were paid for the initial licence but did Fernades try a back handed deal with Chapman to avoid paying any further licence fee ?? You get the team a long standing name, renewable yearly but then you hit on the idea that 'team lotus' is actually not owned by the lotus car licence owner so why not do a deal to use team lotus. I think they've brought the name back in an admirable way, they didn't have to go to the expense of arranging the classic lotus car ensemble for instance. I just can't see how proton haven't benefitted in any of this..they sell cars, lotus cars are their premier marque which happen to be affordable sports cars..if it's a case of paying for another years licence, what sort of money are we talking ?? I'd be curious to know what the sales figures are like for lotus since its name re entered F1, worldwide, but I guess we'll have to wait for next years figures to get a more realistic idea.

Dean Dean

October 12, 2010 3:03 AM

F1 » Turbo return set to entice another major player back to the grid?


Back in the mid to late 80's we had 1000-1200hp ( with the introduction of toulene fuel 'additive' ) monsters running on 1.5 turbo charged units..BMW said they ran a standard 4cyclinder road car unit, turbo charged making the most power of all manufacturers, 1200hp in quali' trim. Ford, read Cosworth, had the tiny GB unit which was reportedly matching the BMW at the end of its life. There was the TAG-Porsche, Honda, Renault, Ferrari...the list goes on. Turbo lag was a great issue but these were real driver management skill issues. Even disregarding toulene, with the advancement in electronics etc, the technical power possiblities are immense given a free hand without strangulation rules. Personally I'd love to see the turbo's back, so much new technology could be thrown at this. It'll never happen but talking of turbo's, I'd love to see a diesel formula allowed in F1 lol.

Dean Dean

October 11, 2010 2:56 PM

F1 » Schumacher: Mine and Nico's cars have not always been the same


I really like Schumacher, his amazing talent has always been evident...but he has had enormous good fortune along with some decidedly dodgy race tactics and if he's experiencing the opposite right now then it'll be something he's not altogether aqauinted with. The tide turns and Mercedes will want to protect their investments in the future, so don't assume the entire team is working around Michaels goals, as has been his privilege before ...he's got to live with all the in-team politics and mind games that he was once totally protected from...to fight for the right to get the best bits on his car. I thought he was brilliant in Japan, long may this continue.

Dean Dean

October 07, 2010 1:43 AM

WSBK » Laverty kicks off WSBK career in style


@Alan, really hate to burst your obviously politically motivated bubble but the last time I looked at a map each and every one of the Laverty's were born in Ballymena..which happens to be in Northern Ireland which by chance also happens to be a part of Great Britain...hate to sadden you more but I saw Eugene in 250GP, Estoril in '07 and he definitely had a British flag on his side of the garage, FACT. Whether he flies either flag is irrelevant to the guys abilities by the way !

Dean Dean

October 06, 2010 4:27 PM

MotoGP » Gresini criticises Melandri in own press release!


Melandri has always been a late late braker, he has to have COMPLETE confidence in the front end..his dillydallying from showa to ohlins and wanting back to showa again only confirms his non confidence in this regard. With a sorted front end he's one of the best..HRC built the bike around Pedrosa and guess what..he hasn't the power, nor inclination, to brake so late as 'I need to be right at the front and just gas it, late braking's not how I ride a bike'...enough said I think but De Puniet has managed to live with that issue.It must be noted that Hopper,upon inheriting his kwakker, said of Randy, 'he doesn't know how to set up a bike, he just lets out a few pounds of tyre pressure.'


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