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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...

Dean Dean

April 18, 2012 8:46 PM

MotoGP » OFFICIAL: Audi buys Ducati


I'm not convinced the bean counters of Wolfsburg will get overly involved with motogp matters, but let's not forget, it's not VW Group but Audi Stuttgart that has bought Ducati, there is a difference..Audi buying indicate the racing heritage is SAFE !! Especially as Ducati motogp is quite unique in that the riders salaries are paid directly by Philip Morris..as much as Rossi 'filters' that aspect elsewhere, it's the only way they could afford him.

Dean Dean

April 04, 2012 9:14 PM
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F1 » HRT boss admits KERS unlikely


Place your bets as to when nephew Daniel Juncadella will be given 'a chance' in (to give him his full handle) Luis Perez-Sala-Valls-Taberner's HRT...yes, just when will uncle Luis give last years Macau GP winner a chance..I'm sorry Narain but all of your TATRA sponsorship money isn't going to help you keep that seat ...family is family after all !! EDIT: Spanish(ish) team and two Spanish drivers was always the goal but Narain's money should buy him 10races at least...

Dean Dean

March 16, 2012 5:50 AM

MotoGP » Fausto Gresini - Q&A


I remember in '97 when Honda wanted Fausto to use solely their own products after 'approving' Barros for a 'factory spec' V4 the following season..anyone remember the NSR500V, he did some amazing things on one ! So, Fausto was all for this, the Honda car turned up at his offices and to his horror it wasn't the 'NSX I hope for, they really think I'd drive around in a 'Civic'..and it's not even a fast one'...the funny one was 'I'm Italian, don't they know this !!??' :) He's a family saloon man now, nothing fancy, but offering a 'runaround' to an anything but middle aged Italian man, and with petrol running through his veins, is just not at all well thought out, is it...


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