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March 29, 2014 5:20 PM

WSBK » Camier called up to replace injured Barrier

I think a lot of teams would run Camier but his deal fell out at the wrong time when everyone had signatures and contracts in place. I hope he gets something going because I believe he deserve a place on this grid! I believe he has potential...everyone credits Eugene with Suzuki's turnaround but foget that it was the labor of Camier and team that got that bike where it is at!! No disrespect to Eugene but I believe Camier would have won last year on the Suzuki if he had not injured TBH Eugene had a capable bike that never showed its potential last year beause of rider injury...Anyway "What ifs" don't get contracts and I hope Camier is able to revive his WSBK career!!


March 29, 2014 2:23 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills

I understand that some of the statements here are general...Rossi was not just simply faster in the twisties and MM faster on the straight. There were certain fast corners that I saw where Marquez simply carried more drive in and out and would literally pull 3 to 4 bike lengths on Rossi but 2 corners later in the slower turns, Rossi was on his rear wheel...which suggest to me that Rossi was in fact able to make up more on the brakes and turning than on outright drive..... In the end the Yamaha and the Honda achieved similar lap times in different ways through differing strengths and weaknesses! In Qatar this meant that the strength of the Honda on exit drive and on the straight was bound to advantage MM as the drive to the line is long! so even if he was behind Rossi (but close) he would still win IMO albeit by a miniscule margin. This may be the same issue at Austin but less so at Jerez, Catalunya or Sachenring


March 28, 2014 11:50 AM

MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz, COTA reach settlement

Whatever the backdoor deal was...I'm glad its over and resolved amicably...or at least as it appears. COTA and MotoGP are better for it and personally, I believed Schwantz was cut out of the deal...whether by naivity thinking a word or handshake was enough!! Lesson learnt and I tuly believe it was business not personal as COTA was also trying to maximize their stake in the business of MotoGP. There may have been some unethical issues there but certainly not illegal as there was never a written contract with the new owners/management group of the circuit...regardless of how much effort Schwantz had put in!! In any regard, I believe the right thing was done...agreed on... and it will be a win win for all....


March 28, 2014 5:43 PM

MotoGP » Scott Redding - Q&A

arthurs: Maybe if he was Spanish or Italian just beating the other Hondas would be enough, but he's British, so he's going to have to stay near the front to get a sniff of factory kit.
Bradley Smith got a factory kit with a less shining I am not sure what your opinion is based on... The entire paddock/racing community knows that the prody racer is no better than a CRT so being 1st prody/CRT and against Nicky is a realistic and boast worthy claim as Nicky is a decent racer with tons of experience...not to mention a former world champion.... 1 of only 5 in 14 years... a talented few!


March 23, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP clarifies Factory-Open concessions

I believe the last sentence refers to the achievement of the results in 2014..then the reduced concessions will apply to the remaining 2014 season and the whole of 2015. They probably should have added that if the results occur in 2015 then the reduced concessions would apply only for the remainder of 2015. As 2016 will bring a whole new era for all. This seems obvious but legal wording and assumption can make for a hell of a day as people begin to toy with the rules...hence the whole comments about spirit of the rules by Honda. It just depends on how others view it. Anyway, to cover all bases they may need to put this revision in.


March 20, 2014 6:48 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro tops FP1 on Open Yamaha in Qatar

This is good for the face and bike up front....when last have we seen this...I know the tide will change come FP2 or 3 but this is a positive start... Someone suggested to give OPEN teams a further 3 days practice at every track prior to the I like it actually but in reality maybe they could give them an extra practice session starting day before FP1 or make FP1, 1.5 hours long with OPEN bikes taking to the track for first 45 mins. then joined by all teams after....this could be a concession for OPEN teams only. But I fear if we keep making concessions this will truly become a category within a category (as if it is not already) and less towards a unified rule under 1 championship


March 20, 2014 7:22 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: The rule just got better for us again!

I think Crutchlow realizes the deficit to the front... he spent 3 years getting close to it and now he was back in 10th-13th at Sepang...that is why he was welcoming the OPEN change...and he is correct the change back to factory gives them more help getting closer to the he is ha ppy as a rider that he will (may) not be fighting for a mere 6-10 place!! His statement says nothing about suddenly gaining the greatest unfair adantage and winning every GP just that the change in rules to OPEN was a very good move that benefitted (more like helped) Ducati and now they get to keep the factory software with OPEN concession thereby... being able to develop the bike and that holds true for 2 years. Now if they do not get to the front...this could be a bigger failure/embarrassment than the poor effort they put in when they spent millions to get Rossi and did not follow suit on the development....

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