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April 13, 2014 1:44 PM

WSBK » Sykes rebuffs Melandri for Aragon double

Say what you will about Melandri but he will go for the win!! Smart or not he makes it exciting!! I am happy for Sykes but I want Melandri to do well also...but this field is so talented I am having a hard time picking a favourite... I want Guintoli to show good, Chaz, Leon Camier...Alex Lowes.... I guess this just bodes well for the series...lots of likeable and talented riders... Good job Sykes!! and Baz....


April 13, 2014 12:59 PM

WSBK » Lights-to-flag for Sykes in Spain

Suzuki MGP 2015 for Sykes could be an option but with Laverty on Suzuki and DePuniet being very familiar with and working to develop the Suzuki not sure if he will go there, although Suzuki would be silly not to look at him as a viable option!! Sykes has been through the ringer with development duties on the Kawasaki (by development, I mean feedback for development) not sure if he wants to do that again because that means a few years on the backfoot, possibly with no chance of (relative) success or challenge of victory even in the occasional races. He may well stay at Kawasaki...good pay, top bike with all the possibility for success (for championships)...cannot say the same for MGP...unless he lands a Yamaha or Honda factory bike next year...2016 may be the year as things should even out with control ECU etc etc! by then he may think he is too old and just stay with WSBK anyway.


April 12, 2014 7:04 PM

MotoGP » FP3 falls to Marquez, rivals edge closer

Rossi must be struggling with the soft tyre!! or saving the best for last. Well cannot say he has ever really lit the world on fire with qualifying pace considering all his achievements... we will see in the race.. Lorenzo on the other hand has generally done well in qualifying but is still back in 7th??? Good one Bradley...lets hope final Q will see some improvement from JL and VR...


April 12, 2014 8:24 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…

And that is just the fans... so I cannot imagine the little guy trying to make a team and tracking it across the U.S. hoping for sponsors and money to push his son racing.... In Europe motorcycle racing is just more popular and attracts more crowds and probably more sponsors,who may find this attractive and though there is no real money in running a little team they may be able to get by with just sponsorship... The guys here can hardly find sponsors because this is such a niche market and no one really cares about sport bike racing so that becomes all out of pocket funding. Couple that with little/no organization to develop young riders and you have a bunch of expense for nothing!! Motorcycle racing is just a step above basket weaving here in the U.S. so it will always be a struggle to get it back off the ground where it has fallen in today's society and economy.


April 12, 2014 8:05 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…

Tetley, I agree to an extent. But let us use Florida as an example!! one track is in Homestead (south) other track is in Jennings (North Florida) that is 460 miles...nonstop driving that is about 7 hours.. that is racing in the smaller CCS series....WERA series races accross the U.S although they have West, south , East and northern quadrants but you are talking about thousands of miles from the extreme east to west or north to south racing venues. 2-3 days drive to and 2-3 days drive from....!!! I have buddies that drive to most of the BSB races and can often make it back in the same day or next the U.S. that is not always the case so the enthuiast cannot afford to make most races because it is not just fuel and hotel cost but time off from work etc just to see a local/national series race on Sunday or plane fare to fly to one of these races...most people do not have it like that!!


April 12, 2014 7:30 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…

Spies is not wrong in what he said....the only question is how do the Americans fix this??? PS in case we lost sight ...or perspective...this is an American problem, Spain "ain't gonna fix dis for us" but we can certainly look to them for an example, however it will still be difficult in a culture that does not care for sport bikes racing!! Even with Nicky HAyden as World Champion not sure anyone beside the handful of motorcycle "Racing" Enthusiast cared!!! or even know who he is!! Like someone on here said, even the guys who ride sports bike religiously don't care about racing (besides the drag race on the streets and some stunting) and can hardly differentiate between SBK and MGP!! Mention Moto2 and they are totally lost...well some might think that is a supercross event....


April 12, 2014 6:00 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Top three potential

Anything can happen obviously...and the last dominance like this in 2008 was stopped by a slower rider in the race. With that said I do believe everyone else is fighting over 2nd. Right now it looks like Pedro and Vale will be battling over the podium but knowing how well JLO can race a motorbike...I really am not willing to bet against him for the podium. Lorenzo has only been suprisingly off pace in only 2 races ...really one that I can remember ...Le Mans last year.. Anyway 2nd on down the field is set for a cracking race with Bradl looking good as well...


April 11, 2014 11:04 PM

MotoGP » Marquez harder, faster in FP2

The fight for second is on and POPPING!!!! MM too tough at this track! he was already fast and he seems to love this track = unstoppable....well by anybody else but himself... then again...we all thought the same thing in Laguna...not saying Vale will stop him but just that it is possible for someone to stop him!!


April 11, 2014 7:51 PM

MotoGP » Marquez from Espargaro in opening Austin practice

JLO has been strong for his whole career... this 12th position indicates a problem... so those on here hating and busting his chops...please tell me you know more about racing that JLO!! because I am curious to see your credentials!! I am a Rossi fan and enjoyed Qatar as it was a revival for my favorite racer!! but must also admit 2013 Silverstone was a more dramatic race with JLO beating MM on second to last corner! At any rate, I believe JL will turn this around..certainly he needs to do this sooner than later because of the non-score in Qatar.... MM will bag this race also... but lets see how practice goes for the rest of the weekend. Rossi is looking good but spent almost the entire session 1sec behind MM! Go ROSSI...GO MM...Go JLO!

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