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Spinach

April 08, 2015 11:35 PM

WSBK » Barrier dropped for Badovini at BMW Italia


I don't like losing Barrier. I love the fact that Badavini has another chance, but not at another rider's expense, as even Badavini mentions. Sylvain was a breath of fresh air, pushing that less than factory bike around the track traction be damned. I hope he gets back on his feet. Unfortunately, I must also wonder what is going on behind the scenes. After the Ben Spies (and now Dani Pedrosa) fiasco of hidden injury, one has to think perhaps Sylvain was not 100% and knew it. I don't want to judge his character as I know nothing of it, just enjoyed him on the track.

Spinach

March 31, 2015 2:45 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Outcome is difficult to accept


"Amazing to see him carving through the pack" Not really, I was thinking just the opposite, sad. I don't doubt MM is a great rider, but the fact that he could make up 10 positions in about 1 lap shows how shallow this field really is. I don't blame the riders, they are some of the best, I blame "The Show". Equal machinery would at least make it more believable for me. When you have 30 more hp or your bike alone is capable of 0.3 sec per lap by any rider, then really, is it a race anymore? When he caught up to DP I was very suspicious of MM's Honda, but after reading Dani's issue, I can understand a little more. Conspiracy might suggest Dani is tired of MM having a better bike, but I don't believe that is the case, at least not to the degree we witnessed. I suppose when you have the bike advantage and the officials are on your side, you can make up that kind of pace though. Nice ride Vale!

Spinach

April 01, 2015 7:45 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Outcome is difficult to accept


I'm not suggesting it was ever deeper, simply stating that having a field of over 20 riders, supposedly the best in the world, and within 2 laps they are spread out. We had 4 really good riders fighting for 1st, then a gap, then 2 riders fighting for 5th, then a large gap, etc. All I'm suggesting is that truly equal machinery would reduce the gaps and excuses and bring about more unexpected results. In no way am implying that Rossi, Dani, etc are not the best, they clearly are. My thought is that "the rest" could be closer without fear of overtaking the championship. It would be nice to have someone like Redding have a good day and challenge the podium. As it stands now, he really doesn't have a chance unless a factory bike crashes. Again, when was the last time a non-factory bike podiumed? How often does it happen? Do you really believe it is only because of the rider? Watching MM making up ground on straights doesn't really excite me. If it were only due to entrance/exit a

Spinach

April 02, 2015 2:33 PM

MotoGP » Pedrosa to undergo surgery, out for two races


Sad way to end a career, unfortunately. I hope he has success with the surgery, but I'm expecting this is the first step out the door. Too bad for Johnny Rea in a way, this might have been the "break" he was waiting for. Of course, I think he made the right choice as surely Repsol Honda will be looking for the next young gun to step up, not a nearly expired racer. No offense Johnny, you have a few good years left, and I'm pulling for you. Dani has proven himself a great racer and pretty much a nice guy to boot. If it weren't for Puig in 2006 he would have had many, many more supporters. I feel he has turned most of those haters back, a true mark of magic. Best of luck Dani.


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