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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.


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.


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.


May 07, 2014 9:12 AM

MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way

Actually Dovizioso & Crutchlow are saying exactly the same things: CC: “The situation is bad, it's tough, and I don't see that we are getting much better ... the distance to the winner is way too far" AD: “If we see the 27 seconds we can't be happy..and this is the present reality ... we haven't had any big new material. We are not where we want to be.” The message to Ducati is the same. Except that for some reason Crutchow takes flak for saying it and Dovi doesn't.


May 07, 2014 11:07 AM

MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way

What a racer is going to say is going to be very different if he has a mic stuck under his nose in the heat of the moment as opposed to what is said once they have time to gather their thoughts. Even the placid Dovi has been known to lash out and throw a punch if he's rattled enough. For some reason there's a popular perception that if Crutchlow criticises the bike then he's being disloyal and ungracious, whereas if Dovi does it then it's fine and warranted. Double standards, it seems to me.

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