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Jim Clausen

April 16, 2015 1:55 PM

WSBK » EBR racing at Assen despite manufacturer bankruptcy


Got confused with the "Indian motorcycle manufacturer" sentence. I guess now we have to differentiate between the brand name Indian motorcycle, the one made by Polaris in the U.S. and that of the country of India, where the Hero is made. I've been a fan of Erik Buell for years. He definitely has a passion for motorcycles, but has suffered because of it. He got a real raw deal from Harley-Davidson.

Jim Clausen

April 03, 2015 11:49 AM
Last Edited 22 days ago

F1 » Stewart urges F1 to ‘respect its heritage’


dickiebird:
Jim Clausen: Is Jackie campaigning for Bernie's job? At one time Jackie was castigated for trying to ruin the tradition of racing, in general. This was when he was trying to instigate new safety measures to F1, in particular the circuit safety. Today's racers owe Jackie Stewart a huge debt of gratitude, some owe their very lives to Jackie and his safety campaign.
Try telling that to the families of the literally scores of motorcycle racers who lost their lives because of his "safety measures". The human body dies when it impacts solid objects like catch fence poles and armco barriers. I wonder why he never got that? Probably because he had a cage surrounding him.
I was simply pointing out Jackie's role as for tradition. No doubt track safety has improved immensely since the days of Armco barriers. No argument that some of the early track safety improvements were detrimental to motorcycle racers.

Jim Clausen

April 03, 2015 10:47 AM
Last Edited 22 days ago

F1 » Stewart urges F1 to ‘respect its heritage’


Is Jackie campaigning for Bernie's job? At one time Jackie was castigated for trying to ruin the tradition of racing, in general. This was when he was trying to instigate new safety measures to F1, in particular the circuit safety. The old 14 mile Nurburgring was drastically changed due to Jackie's and Niki Lauda's influence. Today's racers owe Jackie Stewart a huge debt of gratitude, some owe their very lives to Jackie and his safety campaign.

Jim Clausen

March 29, 2015 6:18 PM

F1 » Maximum effort yields ‘maximum result’ for Raikkonen


MrJones85:
xoxog: some people have said that the safey car was the reason for kr 4th place. while he did not have a great start and the flat tire didn't help, clearly both ferraris had good speed and tire degradation. i think that had there been no such issues kr could have made the podium with seb, his romp thru the field seems to have proved it. expect the ferraris to be very competitive in china.
I thought the same thing but, Martin Brundle from Sky says the Mercs are going to have the advantage again in Shanghai and that Malaysia was a tire specific track that suited Ferrari.
We'll see. Regardless, Ferrari made it possible to watch the F1 race today without falling asleep.


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