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johnnymat

October 20, 2011 10:03 PM

F1 » Webber: IndyCar situation 'not right'


Wow , some of you folks are making some really dumbass comments about oval track racing and the safety of Indy Cars. I guarantee it wouldn't have made any difference what type of open-wheel car Dan was in. The result would have been the same. His death appears to have been caused by the catch fencing, not a failure of the car. While I'm not a big fan of oval racing , I do watch some of them and the competition on the short ovals in particular,can be very exciting and intense. I agree that NASCAR is very contrived, but isn't F1 also contrived with the DRS zones etc.? As far as close competition in F1, the sight of Mr. Vettel heading off into the sunset , miles ahead of the others, doesn't strike me as particularly exciting.

johnnymat

October 19, 2011 5:19 PM

IndyCar » President, Tracy defend LVMS; greats defend oval racing


@chasmunch A.J Foyt and Mario Andretti are two of the best, most versatile racers America has ever produced. They are both much better qualified to talk about this form of racing than Johnson. There have been a lot of hysterical comments since the tragedy ,along the line of banning Indy Cars on ovals etc. That is absolute rubbish. Why don't we give Indy Car a chance and see what they can come up with? Ovals are the bread-and-butter of American racing and if you ban Indy Cars from most ovals, then you kill Indy Car.

johnnymat

October 19, 2011 12:12 AM

NASCAR » Johnson calls for end to ovals in IndyCar


I think RawDawg is absolutely right. There have been a lot of overly - emotional comments over the last few days that imply Indy Cars aren't safe. Nothing could be further from the truth. This accident , however tragic it may be , was an aberration. The problem appears to be the layout of some of the 1.5 mile oval tracks like Vegas. I'm not sure that all of them are equally dangerous. Someone on Speed Channel suggested possibly going back to something like the Hanford Wing on ovals. It allowed safe passing which eliminated the cars being stuck in a pack at super high speeds. Speed itself wasn't the problem , it was the cars being bunched up and unable to pass.

johnnymat

August 01, 2011 4:24 PM

WSBK » Althea boss dismisses rivals’ Ducati advantage claims


I have to laugh at all of the Ducati freaks who portray Checa's team as a small independent team. When Ducati "allegedly" left WSBK at the end of last season , they gave two of their best engineers and all of their latest electronic , suspension and engine tricks to the Althea team. If Ducati is such a S*** Hot factory , then maybe they should build and campaign a superbike with the same configuration as the other teams have. That would settle the arguments once and for all.

johnnymat

April 03, 2011 3:19 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo wins crash-crazy Spanish GP


What an eventful race! Congratulations to Jorge for a consistent race. A very gritty performance by Pedrosa for second place. I feel sorry for Simoncelli and Stoner. I think Rossi would have won if he hadn't crashed out. We'll have to wait and see if the Ducati will be this fast when we have a dry racetrack. I'm a huge Ben Spies fan , but he still has to prove he can run fast early in the race. Coming on strong at the end of the race won't get it done. Of course, he wouldn't have been in second if not for all the mayhem in front of him.

johnnymat

September 08, 2010 1:19 AM

MotoGP » Prosecutor considers action over Tomizawa death


Geez , I can't believe how many people at Crash sound like the bottom-feeding attorneys that infect us here in the U.S. I'd be surprised if Tomizawa would have lived even if there was an operating table at the site of the accident. I mean he suffered major head , chest and abdominal injuries. As slow as the justice system appears to move in Italy , this could drag on for years with nothing of substance for a result. I think the accident was just that : nothing to do with the track design or some clumsy marshal dropping the stretcher.

johnnymat

July 13, 2010 11:59 PM

MotoGP » 1000cc to open MotoGP door for Brits?


I can't resist jumping into this "discussion". This seems to have gotten way off topic.It's gone from " 1000cc to open MotoGP door for Brits" to a personal pissing match between forum members. It appears to be a contest of who can make the most ignorant comments. And the dumb comments appear to me to be coming from both sides of the pond in equal numbers. :)

johnnymat

July 03, 2010 12:48 AM

RR » Wayne Gardner demands immediate TT ban


I have nothing but the utmost respect for people who participate in "real" road races like the Isle of Man. I think it's refreshing to see a venue where people can freely use their own judgment when it comes to deciding whether or not to participate in a dangerous activity. The whole world is rapidly becoming a nanny state where we are presumed to be child-like idiots who are incapable of thinking for ourselves. If your going to ban the I.O.M. then you should ban BASE jumping and other extreme sports. Using that logic you can also ban people driving on the old 'Ring because a few people get killed every year. I hope the I.O.M. continues for many years to come.


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