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Dan The Man Agustan

December 02, 2014 9:54 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'

The reason I became a fan us not because I come from a family of motorsports fans, far from it. My family are now fans because of me. Because I stumbled across motorcycle racing on TV as an 8 year old boy who then grew up marveling at the likes of Rayney, Schwantz, Lawson, Doohan et all Duke it out week after week race after race. That's what they'll lose out on the future fans of the sport. The 8 year old boy (or girl)who turns on the TV on a Sunday and watches his heroes fight like gladiators to grows up and buys a bike and goes to races. Without that exposure you don't captivate the future audience...

Dan The Man Agustan

December 11, 2013 12:54 PM
Last Edited 415 days ago

MotoGP » Should MotoGP change its points system?

Races are won over a weekend. Championships over an entire season. A true champion is consistent and takes a solid finish if he has to. Don't mess with the points (other than maybe points for pole and fastest lap). As stated before with double points some one who has a lead of 49 points could be taken out (on purpose maybe, team orders??) and lose the championship by one point on one race when he's taken all season to build up a lead.

Dan The Man Agustan

December 11, 2013 12:57 PM

MotoGP » Should MotoGP change its points system?

BJR: I don't want to see it changed BUT I wonder if a system of protecting a points position might be worth investigating. Imagine if a rider in 2nd, 3rd etc had a limited number of opportunities throughout a season to signal the pits during a race to "bank" the current position points in the event of a DNF resulting from a crash while engaging in an attempt to improve their position. ie. Rider in 3rd, signal their pit to bank the 16 points, then pushes on. If they crash out they keep the 16 points, if they gain positions they receive the propper points. I wouldn't want to see a change in the points but this would certainly encourage a rider to take that extra risk in one or two extra races a year where they may have otherwise just settled for the points??
That's plain ridiculous. What about the rider in 4th who is elevated to 3rd because of the crash?? To finish first, first you have to finish.

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