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July 29, 2009 8:38 PM

WSBK » WSS: Pitt defence ends with a whimper

I agree with the rest of you. It's hard to believe Pitt went from front runner in nearly every race last year to struggling this year. That said, good point made about Crutchlow and Laverty, they are above the rest in ability and have really raised the bar. 2008 had loads of WSS races where the winner wasn't known until the final lap, granted we have seen a few good ones this year (like Brno), but it's simply not the same. One thing's for sure Laverty has shown the issue with Pitt is not the Honda per se, definitely something not up to par with the Ten Kate garage.

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July 23, 2009 5:02 PM

WSBK » Yamaha wants Spies, Sykes to stay

I will have to agree that MotoGP has not been kind to former superbike riders. The under average sized former 250 riders have made the adaptation very quickly (Jorge won a race at the early stages of the season last year). Although it is a goal of most riders (minus Mladin) to one day ride in MotoGP, I don't think Spies would have the success he has had in WSBK. Although I honestly didn't think he was going to be as good as he has been. I'd love to see him stay in WSBK, but I have a feeling he will take a Tech3 ride with promise of factory support (if Yamaha is willing). So who leaves Tech3, JT or Edwards? Both were great to watch in WSBK.

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July 23, 2009 4:46 PM

MotoGP » Toseland: They’d have to prise Tech 3 ride off me.

Competition this year is tough, Rossi, Stoner, Lorenzo, Pedrosa will always occupy the podium (in the dry). That leaves everyone else battling for 5th, and Dovi has been the best at this (when not crashing). As JT hints, everyone is waiting on Lorenzo and Yamaha, once that is settled then things will slowly fall in place as they go down the pecking order amongst riders. JT is a good guy, he is very focused, but with the amount of rides being so limited in GP, his seat is quite a hot commodity. We just have to wait and see who wants to ride next year. I hope JT doesn't put all the pressure on himself as he did at last years GP. As an American and MotoGP fan, I wish luck to JT at your home.

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July 20, 2009 11:43 PM

MotoGP » Bug strike distracts Melandri.

The old bug on the visor excuse. Hahaha, just kidding. Anyone who rides knows how much of a pain in the **** a bug smashed on the visor is. In a race where 10ths of a second matter, any bit of distraction matters. Good ride by Melandri though, that pass Elias made on him in the final corner was classic Elias stuff, pushing Melandri out wide to the rumble strip.

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July 20, 2009 11:38 PM

MotoGP » Hayden 'pushed luck, paid the price'.

People "hate" Hayden because some Americans come across as a little too fan happy and zealous, they tend to pump him up, this comes across as them gloating to the fact that Hayden is better then he may appear. Also many people think his championship came down to only luck, which I honestly think is partially true but not the whole story. A lot of people hate Pedrosa for the simple fact he is short in stature and flat in personality, both true, but hardly grounds for hatred. Then there are just the S. stirrers that like to get a rise out of people while hiding behind an internet persona.

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July 15, 2009 5:33 PM

MotoGP » Elias: It’s not too late.

Elias seems like a nice guy, a bit crazy with his riding sometimes, but still a fast racer. Unfortunately I think this will be his last season in GP. With the addition of Simoncelli to Gresini, it means only 1 seat is left, and Melandri I would imagine is hot for it so he can stay. My prediction, Elias to WSBK, de Angelis to Moto2. Who knows though, Elias has always turned it up a notch come contract time.

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July 13, 2009 9:54 PM

MotoGP » Sete Gibernau shocked as team quits MotoGP.

"Sete is just too old" Ask Troy Bayliss then how at almost 40s year old he won a world championship? I laughed when after losing the 2007 championship people were saying Vale was getting too old, get over it people, age is not the factor here. Moto GP has came down to 2.5 teams with 5 riders battling for the podium. No one else has a chance. 2006 was the best year, not because the "Kenlucky" kid won, but because the racing was outstanding all year long. Then they quickly fugged it up the following year. Making the sport massively more expensive at a time when finances world wide were getting tighter and tighter has led to this. An immediate change to cheapen the sport is needed.

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