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Dean Dean

August 16, 2012 4:42 PM

MotoGP » No confirmation of Edwards bike change


@ ex-loko.tkc.exe Yes, Suzuki hung on to the Mitsubishi electronics package for all the wrong reasons, 'other working relationships'...in Suzuki's last year of motogp it was suggested by Paul Denning that there was 'every chance' of MagnettiMarelli getting involved with their programme IF they stayed the following year...it's a shame he felt they didn't have the time (re resources) so couldn't evaluate the system during that season. There are very strong indications that the current 'motogp test bike' is still utilising Mitsubishi however but that WILL change if a sponsor is found for a return back to the track...let's hope so !!

Dean Dean

August 16, 2012 1:39 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies - Q&A


@Podster.. How can you possibly say he's leaving motogp because of 'what it's become' as he's only been here for 5minutes...you need to remember it's the so called 'Eurotrash' that keeps the gravy train rolling for the likes of Spies. If he was back in the States, with it's ethos of racing prize money, he'd certainly be missing out on the vast majority of potential earnings, the win bonuses. Spies is right up at the top with any fan with a modicum of racing blood in their veins...ARE YOU yet another clown that knows little but likes to stir the myriad trolls that FILL these forum now...perhaps it's another reason why the 'old guard' don't bother frequenting here any more !

Dean Dean

July 17, 2012 12:07 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Ex-champ Elias to leave Aspar


Yes M1M..even in '07 I remember the tyres Bridgestone made for Elias were very individual.There was concern that Elias wouldn't 'take' to the new rubber Gresini had signed to but remembering that brilliant power-past Rossi for 2nd, at Turkey, gave him all the hope in the world. Gresini's Fabrizio Cecchini pretty much masterminded what Elias needed, they worked together so well when he could command his own tyre...BUT, the spec tyre was never going to suit his style, he brakes so fiercely together with his reliance upon releasing that brake 'just so' for faster corner entry...the force on an Elias front tyre meant the rear tyre has less weight, timing become far more than overly crucial for traction out of the corner...no 'Elias front tyre' and his whole race is down the pan. Remember that it was Cecchini that persuaded Elias NOT to change his style..'we'll get bespoke tyres to suit him'...alas, by '09 even he saw the writing on the wall and the two did attempt to adapt his style to t

Dean Dean

June 19, 2012 4:02 AM

F1 » FOM addresses Silverstone pit-lane concerns


HA, surely you guys realise that the race going F1 fan isn't anywhere near Bernie's biggest priority..'Silverstone needs a makeover,it looks tired..it has to look good on tv'..did he not say that a few years ago when everyone attending the race was knee deep in mud ?? Why else go to the trouble of such a vast 'visual' pits and pit enclosure when something half the price could've had as much impact for the race goer...look at the new road, decades late it sort of works but it isn't anywhere near what it could and should've been..they spent all their money on 'tv visuals' and the all important corporate hospitality !!

Dean Dean

June 03, 2012 10:48 PM

MotoGP » Confident Crutchlow takes on Stoner in Spain


Whilst I agree with most comments here, we must also recognise that the 2012 M1 is actually quite the superior beast to last years 800. It's not just a case of the 1000 suiting him but it suits pretty much everyone that rides it. By Silverstone, however, the factory bikes should be one full step ahead in development and not just the 'odds and ends' that are evident now...we'll see if his latent talent, and knowledge of Silverstone, can make up for tech3's then 'slight' disadvantage..Let's just see if Jorge waltz's off into the sunset.. it'll be interesting as Dovi's comparative performance will be a good indicator also...


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