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October 01, 2013 12:09 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow mystified by top speed struggle

It almost defies belief that some people will find reasons to disbelieve or doubt what Crutchlow is claiming regarding the speed deficit when the evidence is plain to see from data and TV coverage. His bike plainly couldn't even stay in the slipstream of a 3-bike group in front of him, and he was dropped like a stone along the back straight every time. Even team boss Poncharal - not someone typically critical of Yamaha - was moved to comment in the Tech 3 official press release that: "Clearly we were down on speed". I don't think there's any serious claim by anybody - including #35 himself - that there's any attempts at skullduggery from Yamaha, but that new engine does unfortunately seem lacking some hp when compared to previous motors.


September 30, 2013 4:00 PM

WSBK » Guintoli: I need to get focused again…

Sylvain is my favourite rider in WSBK and I was rooting for him to take the championship, but you can't honestly say he deserves it when he seems less willing than the others to put it on the line for wins. Sykes has some failings too (he rarely seems to recapture places when he loses them in a race) but at least he gets out there and scraps like hell to get to the front. I hope we see more aggression from SG in the few races that are left. At the moment it looks like he simply doesn't want it enough,, which simply isn't a champion's attitude.


September 18, 2013 10:54 AM

MotoGP » Eugene Laverty 'wants MotoGP with Aprilia'

@ shamarone "Camier hasn't gone anywhere, Checa hasn't gone anywhere, Guintoli hasn't gone anywhere, Rea hasn't gone anywhere, Baz hasn't gone anywhere, Haslam hasn't gone anywhere, Sykes sure as hell isn't going anywhere, Melandri and Davies don't even have jobs for next year and even THEY haven't gone anywhere. " Not for lack of trying on the part of Rea and Melandri though. Both are desperate to get out of World Supers and into MotoGP. Unfortunately for Rea, his leg break came at a bad time, while Melandri couldn't make it into the NGM Forward or Aspar teams and so will probably replace Eugene at Aprilia.


September 10, 2013 9:23 AM

WSBK » Sam Lowes tests MV Agusta Superbike

Agree with tomcol, it HAS to be Moto2 for Sam, and from there on a progression into MotoGP. Maybe with Tech 3 if he can set aside the Yaknich contract. WSBK is a dead end series and Dorna will keep on dumbing it down until it's just an EVO proddy ch'ship. No major MotoGP teams will recruit from WSBK in future, all the riders will come from Moto2. And Sam is no spring chicken when you look at the ages of Redding and Marquez. If he has any serious ambtion to go to MotoGP (and I know he does), then he has to start graduating towards that now. WSBK would be a big mistake.

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