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studs

July 18, 2012 10:21 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi, Marlboro and Yamaha


As a Pom, I still have to agree with my Australian friend myke. Stubbornly building only one flavour of bike is boring and arrogant. I'd buy a straight four cylinder Ducati, maybe even a V four, but I'll never own one of their twins. It took Triumph a whole world of pain for over thirty years to finally work that one out. Only now they're really flying high again, I sincerely hope their (admittedly great) triples won't be their "one trick" from here on. At the end of the day, you can and should have your "DNA", but you should never allow it to stifle ingenuity, creativity, diversity and at the end of the day... what the situation needs.

studs

April 04, 2012 3:14 PM
Last Edited 840 days ago

MotoGP » Michael Czysz: How to save MotoGP


And before all the WSB fanboys get all steamed up about GP elitism... Stock superbikes are pretty amazing nowadays anyway, and will always only get better, so what's wrong with a WSB series where you just bolt on track fairings, wire-lock the sump-plug and off you jolly well go?! ... with the world's best (2nd best?!) on board and going wheel to wheel every other weekend... well, what's not to like... ???

studs

April 04, 2012 3:09 PM

MotoGP » Michael Czysz: How to save MotoGP


Until WSB machines are dumbed back down to where they really belong (i.e. full factory homologation of all performance enhancing systems and race preparation limited to track safety only), we're always going to have this clash of interests and technologies issue. Grand Prix prototype racing should be as free as absolutely possible within set cc limits (250,500,750 or 200,600,1000... it really matters not) and once set, the rules should remain untouched for as long as is feasibly possible, which should in practise, be a very long time.

studs

November 26, 2011 10:22 AM

WSBK » Bayliss hands #21 to Hopkins


"HIS" number ONLY in WSB remember. Also, numbers are important to racers for a lot more than mere superstition and both here rightly claim 21. They are also individually equal in their title to use it, with the only contention being that Bayliss has a prior claim while there is a chance he will return to this particular championship... it's just a courtesy that is usually extended in racing for prominent racers if they request it. Retiring a number is a different issue, and is treat differently to this situation. As for being worthy to "live" the number in WSB? Well I'm sure Hopper is more than worthy and of course Troy knows this. Good on 'em both!

studs

November 24, 2011 1:19 PM

MotoGP » Edwards samples Forward Suter-BMW


dangleberry, I'm not saying MotoGP mustn't change... indeed it must to survive. I see CRT as a shoe-in for the slight dumbing down of the unbridled prototype concept, but right now it's too dumbed down. I therefore fundamentally disagree with you and say CRT rules must come towards MotoGP in the (crucial) coming few seasons. Also, the factories should be working behind the scenes to ensure the CRTs are allowed to come up and the factory bikes allowed to come down to meet them. The "distinctly" two tiered approach at present is untenable and as for 2013, well, a full grid of CRT bikes based on the current CRT rules will be a catastrophe from an engineering point of view and the soul of the sport will be destroyed IMHO.

studs

November 24, 2011 12:42 PM

MotoGP » Edwards samples Forward Suter-BMW


Sweeble, unless you're advocating a wholesale switch out of prototype racing (which is justly the very pinnacle of our sport and the only reliable driver of true engineering innovation), then it very much matters how capable these CRT machines are and how they evolve... and right now, the emphases and ethos is not correct. Perhaps we should just scrap the prototype concept altogether and just soup-up some sportsbikes straight off the showroom floor? It might catch on you know and we could call them superbikes... yeh, world superbikes even!

studs

November 24, 2011 10:57 AM
Last Edited 972 days ago

MotoGP » Edwards samples Forward Suter-BMW


Well I'm a fan of the concept and I'd love to see it work. I'm also usually first to say give things time, don't jump to conclusions and I can't abide armchair pros and keyboard warriors... but listen people these CRT bikes are just far TOO SLOW! They will improve some granted, but only to an impenetrable glass ceiling of mediocrity next year. Essentially, whether it's designated or not, they will be in a whole other championship in 2012. Dorna must give the CRT boys more of a leg-up and the manufacturers need to be more involved in the background.

studs

November 21, 2011 11:27 AM

MotoGP » A MotoGP circuit in Wales?


You need to brush up on your geog'ers Celtic... living in the north of Scotland I managed all of the last five held at Donington because guess why?... it is actually a lot "more central in Britain" (and has an airport on its doorstep to boot)! In South Wales or even Silverstone for that matter... well having been twice before to Phillip Island it might as well be there as far as I'm concerned...


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