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September 01, 2015 6:35 PM

MotoGP » Kent: The best victory of my career

And that race shows why Kent is the best rider in the championship right now - speed, consistency, and being able to stay calm and concentrated under the most testing conditions. Earlier in the year, Oliveira said that Kent was having it easy, but nothing about the last few races has been easy, and he still has a commanding lead. I think that speaks very loudly of his quality as a rider.


September 14, 2015 6:45 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: It was a complete lottery

Collie4443: trying to undermine Bradley and Scott's deserved podium.
Undermine? "Brad did fantastic to stay out and get on the podium." If he was trying to undermine them he certainly wouldn't make a point of praising and congratulating them, both out on track and in interviews. What he clearly meant by 'lottery' was deciding what decision to take in such unpredictable conditions, not the result, which was determined by those who dealt with the conditions the best.


August 31, 2015 7:18 PM

MotoGP » Redding: Nice to know Ducati really want me

I think Redding's major failing as a rider is that he lacks the facility to adapt well or to find solutions if a bike isn't entirely to his liking. He doesn't seem to be as technically-minded as someone like Rossi or Bradley Smith when it comes to solving setup issues. It either works for him straight out of the box or it doesn't. I don't recall him ever turning around a bike he didn't like and making it work for him. It seems to me then that he will either get lucky with the Duc and gel with it immediately - in which case he's certainly capable of top 6 - or he'll spend another season in the doldrums lamenting the lack of 'feel' again, as per his Suter/Honda experiences. 50/50 on which it's going to be right now.


September 01, 2015 6:59 PM
Last Edited 35 days ago

MotoGP » Petrucci, Redding to push each other at Pramac

MontyPython: Yes he said he felt he was better than Hernandez and Petrucci, he is.
How many times do you hear the top riders in the championship point to another rider and say 'I'm better than him'. You don't. Because it's a crass, unnecessary and thoroughly disrespectful thing to say in public even if you might privately think it. And no one should require a University degree to appreciate that. Fans of the sport tend to respond to riders largely based on their public persona and their comments to the press. In Scott's case, what comes over is a bloated rockstar ego, a huge sense of entitlement and that disrespect for his fellow riders (evidenced again by the lack of an apology from him after knocking off Espargaro earlier this year.) I was there at Donington when Redding won his GP at 15, and like most of the British public trackside, I cheered my head off for him. Unfortunately, since then he's made himself a difficult character to like, which is a pity.

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