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Joeski

May 11, 2014 5:48 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


Bradenws: I'm slowly becoming convinced that Leon Haslam is overrated. If it's the lack of a competitive bike that's holding him back, why isn't he at least somewhat close to Rea on a regular basis?
Haslam is struggling a bit now but he has done 1000% better than any other Honda rider (besides Rea) in the last 5 years on the Ten Kate team. Leon is consistent top 8-10. That is nothing to jump about but Rea has been on this beast his whole adult life...both LH and JR were wounded racers last year so Haslam is on the back foot as he did not get a proper season on the Honda. He did beat JR in Phillip Island last year and matched him up to the point when he was injured...

Joeski

May 11, 2014 4:01 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


Bradenws: I'm slowly becoming convinced that Leon Haslam is overrated. If it's the lack of a competitive bike that's holding him back, why isn't he at least somewhat close to Rea on a regular basis?
Haslam was a title contender on the under developed Suzuki!! Johnny has not even come close to that yet so be careful how you under rate him! I also believe Haslam matched or outperformed Rea when they were both on Hondas in 2009...Rea had more wins but Haslam beat him most times in other races and that is how he got the Alstare Suzuki ride and competed for the title in 2010!!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:29 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


Rea will not move to MotoGP next year! 2016 maybe... when the rules are levelled out. At that point he may not want to switch because it would depend on the machinery he could/would get. I think Maverick Vinales is in for a top honda ride over Rea so he may decide to sit where he is at and rack up multiple WSBK titles if he can! Rea will/cannot replace Pedrosa.. bag on Pedrobot all u want, DP is in a different league to Rea!! Either that or take step back/forward (depending on your view) to Moto2 and work his way into a top MGP ride. I really cannot see him getting a better ride than the top moto2 contingents. Not that I do not rate him, in fact I like Rea but I am not confident he would be the cream in MotoGP. Probably because that dogged CBR has suppressed him for so long!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:54 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


bigphilsp12: Bradenws Johnny is simply the best out there. None of his previous team mates have come anywhere near him. Johnny makes the honda look good just by his talent. Haslam is a very good rider which he has proved but Rea's is in a league of his own.
I rate Rea but "league of his own" should be reserved for comparisons with other Honda riders. I believe he is good but after 100 years(sarcastically) on the Honda could he even do well on anything else?? Not arguing but just food for thought... Rea is good but certainly on paper nothing suggest that he is anything better than top 5 material in the entire field at this time!! Get off the Honda and go win a title please!! Anyway I hope this is the start of something for him.... because he has worked his are off for these wins and deserved them!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:43 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


His run on the factory Honda 2 years ago was ok and he represented himself well...certainly considering he came into a race weekend and improved for the following race without much testing but on the other hand he needed a stellar performance to draw attention to his potential. I do not think he achieved that which did not put him head and shoulder above his peers so he is competing against younger guys with more knowledge of the GP tracks and Moto2 has a better track record of producing top riders!! So IMO he is a long way off getting a top factory ride! BUT I like Rea and hope that I eat my own words as I would be over the moon for him if he were to land the LCR or Gresini deal!! (Gresini..not so much because he would be on the Proddy with Redding on the Factory bike if he went nxt year)

Joeski

May 10, 2014 10:15 PM

WSBK » Rea celebrates first pole since 2011


Would like to see what Rea could do on another machine but that could also be a disaster as he has been on this one brand for so long. Anyway good stuff by Rea.... I have always preferred the Sunday racers anyway...Haga, Vale etc. Although I was thoroughly impressed by Sykes last year in pole domination as well as Spies back in 2009!

Joeski

May 09, 2014 3:33 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: Open ECU means podium sliding away


I think he was hopeful after a fantastic preseason and a star turn in Qatar(minus the crashes) he did finish 4th in a fast track that was expected to put the open bike at the back of the top ten. He was always worried about race distance on tires but I think Qatar gave him a false sense of possibilities!! He did not consider the factory developments starting after the first few races! Bradley Smith said it...that their best chance was in Qatar and the first races, so I am perplexed that Aleix was this blind-sided or surprised!! I also knew this and I do not race in GPs.

Joeski

May 07, 2014 4:31 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Soft tyre better for our bike


SkyWilk: Lorenzo knows he needs more speed, and since he can't get it on the straights, he has to work with the only other possibility: corners.
Corners and do not forget braking!!! JL (I highly rate) is a little nervous to try new changes just like DP. Rossi took a new chassis and tested it in FP and used it in the race. JL rejected it too early IMHO. He cannot make it up in the corners yet because the tyres will not allow him so why not focus on the brakes. I am not saying to forget tyre development but he is limited on his options and needs to put focus on other matters.. at any rate he'll come good but he is trying to salvage 4th when he has nothing further to lose.. test the changes and work with it...how much worse could it get??

Joeski

April 15, 2014 8:40 PM

WSBK » Camier stars on WSBK return, wins EVO class


This guy deservesa top ride....The timing of contracts last year and when he was dropped in favor of Laverty left him no time to find a ride... I believe a handful of teams will attempt to sign him at the end of this year. BMW Italia may very well press for an additional bike for him as they are under represented this year with the official BMW pull out!! I think BMW thought they would have a buch of customer racing teams once they pulled out like Ducati but that didn't happen. They will be looking at getting involved more in the coming year/s could be good for Camier.

Joeski

April 14, 2014 10:51 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Vinales takes control for maiden Moto2 win


I like Maverick..and to have won already in Moto2 is better than MM accomplished... However, I do not see him as an all out dominant rider, just amazingly consistent but then again I do not believe he has had the same level of equipment support as MArquez did... so I am not sure if he comparison is even fair Please do not get me wrong, I am a MM fan and supporter from his first Moto2 entry...(did not know him much in 125s because i did not follow 125s as closely just knew he was the champ). I believe MM has loads of talent and would win on anything but his dominance may have been aided by more/better technical and equipment support....BUT so has every top rider in the world and history of racing!! including my favorite Rossi!! I think Maverick shows the same potential and would have dominated more on a Red Bull KTM last season as opposed to only 3 wins!


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