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Dean Dean

March 12, 2013 12:26 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Gino Rea starts own team for 2013 wild-cards


@Pippi De Kok...you can get equal 'exposure' if whatever or whoever you're sponsoring is willing to show equal support for your own product...some shops or businesses can simply get Gino to visit them and get foto's taken of him outside the business or whatever. His management have to be careful not to get sucked into something unethical, unsavoury etc but at £500, or whatever it is these days, it's cheap 'sponsorship'...it's not names on bikes or leathers money, but it's true to 'we-go-racing-come-what-may' funding...AND, I wish Gino well regardless !!

Dean Dean

March 03, 2013 5:33 AM
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F1 » Boullier: Grosjean can be a champion


A continuance of previous note: Various sports news website, 14th October 2012: "He is a fast driver, he is talented, once he passes the first corner he is a proper racing driver," Boullier said. "He deserves to be in Formula 1, we brought him back because we believe he has a future in Formula 1. I would be a bit foolish to bring him back and then get rid of him.'' Certainly 'championing' his cause, but hopefully he can get some solid results and then consistently for honours...I certainly hope we haven't seen his best, but Roman will have to be far more consistently in the news for all the right reasons surely, before he attains not only from himself but the complete confidence of everyone else involved in order to take his to the next level. Edit: Either way, I honestly feel that any success he achieves will encourage someone from the now junior motor ranks to be France's future formula one champion. I do believe there is something very special that will appear in the near futur

Dean Dean

March 03, 2013 5:23 AM

F1 » Boullier: Grosjean can be a champion


@ 'jimmy s', may I first say that it really would be wonderful to see another Frenchman crowned world champion, to win an F1 race alone has been a 17 long years wait...France NEEDS another champion, and with it far more drivers constantly seen to be having 'good chances' being employed by any and all F1 teams. Although there's undoubted talent within Roman, I'm not quite sure 'others' see it quite the same way as yourself. Boullier himself has made dramatic progress in 'buoying' up Roman in the last few months. As his personal manager it's his job to consider all of his options, Boullier revealed only last October that really wanted to retain Roman, that his 'first corner incidents' and his ban were impeding his progress. He revealed that his only option was 'hopefully' remaining with the Lotus team. He campaigned hard to keep his charge, senior managers were less certain all the way up to late October, early November. "He is a fast driver, he is talented, once he passes the first co

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


None of this is really fair to Preziosi, but he himself has fired enough talented 'former' Ducati engineers to understand perfectly that you have to 'conform' with whoever pays the bills. It's sad but I can't believe it's over...there's a genius now on the market, and you can bet it will be his own good self that calls the shots wherever he goes...much like Rossi did, therefore neither are to blame for this 'blip' in each of their careers...however long each may go on...

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:10 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


cont... Preziosi has dedicated his career to one team, and just because Rossi couldn't live with his ideology, designS doesn't mean he's any the less talent...people make out it's an entirely Stoner 'friendly' bike, yet he spent his only previous top level year appearing one minute like THE master and the next crashing his way round on the customer 990 Honda..he just got on it and rode the hell out of it...what was going to change with Ducati when you've such latent talent ? Would Rossi have mastered the '03 'Capirossi Ducati'...absolutely, a completely different beast to that 800cc bike he inherited upon his first tests with the team...and at that time he wouldn't care how long it took to get to his own perfect standard. The fact remains that Rossi just couldn't hang in there for another couple of years, despite Audi's continued promises that he'd get everything he wanted... None of this is really fair to Preziosi, but he himself has fired enough talented 'former' Ducati engineers to

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:09 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


cont... Ducati contracted out the building, and pretty much most of the design element, to a well known British specialist but they held complete charge of the swingarm. Both are pretty much black arts and Burgess needed the Yamaha type...read between the lines and this was a project that needed 5yrs given both sides couldn't understand why the other was so damned indifferent. Bear in mind Yamaha & Honda etc would build frame after frame, month after month, within minute tolerances of one another...Rossi's & Ducati's requirements were vast great swathes apart from one another, and then when they thought the swingarm 'mating' would give the magic bullet, it upset the front end even more. Preziosi lost confidence despite his remarks to the contrary, Audi lost confidence in the fact they feared Rossi would give up the ghost...remember this is such a big deal given the great Italian 'dream' team' was now forged on a long Rossi association, way beyond his retirement...Preziosi has dedicated

Dean Dean

March 01, 2013 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati


I'm going to bore you with some pretty dull FACTS & half facts and something that's just a touch beyond rumour...apologies in advance. I'm a Rossi fan, and equally a fan of a true genius called Preziosi..why blame one on another for Ducati's poor showing, they are both as righteous as one other, that's generally the case when two immensely talented individuals are supposed to be feeding off one another but have totally different ethos ...Rossi & Burgess et al, wanted everything but the kitchen sink thrown at every 'unsuitable chassis' that was built ( each were binned however 'slow' each were built ) when the front end immediately didn't appear to have even what they considered a 'partial fix' at their disposal...the lattice frame that Stoner muscled round each track didn't make it beyond the signing of Rossi's contract. Burgess needed & required something he understood, the Japanese 'type' twin spar...Ducati contracted out the building, and pretty much most of the design element, to a

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 8:30 PM

WSBK » Form man Camier sets Phillip Island pace


@RocketR1... Any idea why the Yamaha WSB effort had such an overly complex infrastructure, I remember having a friend who was a team mechanic, that appeared to travel from one part of Europe to another ( Belgium, Holland, Italy ), just to maintain the bikes..he left the team before I could ascertain their set up. It was probably contractual, Yamaha Europe 'buying in' a team to run the bikes ?

Dean Dean

February 18, 2013 5:45 PM

WSBK » Form man Camier sets Phillip Island pace


@RocketR1: Yamaha was only ever represented by 'Yamaha Europe' in WSB, funded entirely by this European 'arm'...although there were strong ties to the factory, the complete bikes were built entirely in the Benelux countries. However, the engine was from Japan and 'some' riders were contracted to Japan and sometimes Europe as well. Yamaha have 'greater faith' in their motogp project, they always have done... When the financial climate improves, I've no doubt they'll give Yamaha Europe the WSB nod, but not until...


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