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Don-R

June 28, 2014 7:22 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: If we can alter my bike we’ll get results


PattyC: "...everyone will know my secrets." What secrets?!
I'm pretty sure he was being 'ironic' with that comment. Seems to me that wet conditions are still helping to offset some of the problems he's having with the Duc - particularly the understeer & lack of lean angle. The wet portion of the race saw him finally racing the thing with confidence and holding a top 5 place. I think an entirely wet race might have seen him post a much better finish. Still sounds like they're completely lost in the dry though.

Don-R

June 27, 2014 8:25 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: I took advantage of the situation


Cal didn't exactly adapt to MotoGP very quickly. Far from it. It took him pretty much a year to figure out how to ride a GP bike - specifically a Yamaha - and he spent another 2 years fine tuning his ability on a Yamaha. No surprise then that the adaptation to another machine - especially one as flawed as this one - is going to take a lot of time. Honestly I wouldn't be at all surprised if the acclimating and adjusting doesn't take as long as it did in the first place when he came to MotoGP - i.e. a year. Next season will in all likelihood be a whole lot better. And I do think he'll be willing to put it on the line when he finds some confidence. It's more a question of whether he and Ducati are ready or willing to ride out the storm.

Don-R

June 03, 2014 8:47 PM

RR » TT2014: Karl Harris loses life in Superstock incident


Just the saddest, most awful news. I was worried for Karl when he announced his intention to go road racing, because - lets face it - he hasn't always been the luckiest guy when it comes to racing incidents, and even though he always bravely bounced back, the TT course was never going to be as forgiving if anything went wrong. You just really hoped that it never would. Condolences to all who knew and were close to Karl. This is a very black day for the sport.

Don-R

May 19, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


It should be clear to anybody who's watched GPs for any time - and especially those who've followed the smaller classes - that Pol E.'s talent and natural ability is in a different class to Smith's.That's not hating on Bradley - it's just the way it is. There's a reason Espargaro is a world champ and has a factory contract in his pocket - and it's not just because he's Spanish. Give him a few more races and Brad won't be able to get near him. And nobody should be surprised when that happens.


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