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kneedragon1962

December 07, 2015 5:32 AM

MotoGP » Fernando Alonso rides MotoGP Honda


Hmmm. I think given some time, Danni-P would go fairly well on Fast Freddie's NS. Not so sure about M&M. I think a 500 would bite him very hard... As for Fernando, I don't really know how good a bike rider he is. Many of the top car racing people do also ride bikes, but the degree of skill varies rather widely. Schumi, before his ski accident, was a pretty fast and capable rider, actually raced in the German SBK I think... He wasn't a race winner but he wasn't a tail ender either...

kneedragon1962

December 08, 2015 3:24 AM

MotoGP » Fernando Alonso rides MotoGP Honda


YaFeckinEejit:
kneedragon1962: Hmmm. I think given some time, ...
The 500 wouldn't faze Marquez at all.
Not to get on and ride out of the pits, no. But after it bit and high-sided him 3 times in the first 3 flying laps, ... And even now, the Spencer bike would not come out on period tyres, because they'd have rotted to pieces by now, so it must have modern compounds on it, which would be just a tiny bit more forgiving... I do agree, Marc is just the sort of young bull who would take to a 500, but the question is What would happen after it bit him 3 or 4 times in one day? The sort of man you want on a 500, is an ex-speedway rider, like Garry McCoy, or a mile oval rider like King Kenny.

kneedragon1962

December 05, 2015 12:00 PM

F1 » McLaren reveals stunning F1 concept car


Interesting, but not a finished idea I think. The closed cockpits we have heard about. The enclosed wheels is new for me. Could you change 4 wheels in 2 seconds on that? I am not convinced F1 needs to keep looking the same, it is interesting to see them trying to evolve and improve. Indy car seems to have slightly forgotten the concept of an open wheeler, and now F1 is looking down the same path. It does look rather good, but then it is an aesthetic study. Whether this is what we should be doing, I'm not convinced. Not that I want it set in amber, change is ok, but...

kneedragon1962

December 05, 2015 11:37 AM

WSBK » Brookes, Abraham join Milwaukee BMW in WSBK


I wish Josh and Milwaukee the greatest of success. It does seem unfortunate a deal could not be struck with Yamaha, because that R1 rather looks like the bike to be on. That or the 10R. BMs have seen some success in some kinds of domestic SBK, real road racing for one, but they have not been at the front in WSBK despite a quite extended effort. I have high hopes, but slightly lower expectations...

kneedragon1962

November 30, 2015 4:37 AM

F1 » Alonso urges F1 to take inspiration from MotoGP


I understand Fernando's frustration, but MotoGP is not anything to point to as an example of how penalties should be used or applied. I realise HE is not having fun right now, but there are other reasons entirely for that. What are you all going to do when Honda does get their act together, and starts leading and winning races as convincingly as they're now finishing last? Because it is going to happen... I had expected it to get started a tiny bit more quickly than this, but I have faith. I remember Honda / McLaren with Senna in it. With the possible exception of MB at the moment, and possibly Ferrari with Schumi, nobody else has dominated the sport as thoroughly as that.

kneedragon1962

November 22, 2015 7:47 PM

Sportscars » WEC: Webber revels in ‘beautiful’ first world title


I mostly suspected he had it in him, but it took slightly longer than I expected to deliver. Sorry you had a long and painful labour, Mark, but congratulations on the new arrival. Now don't leave the poor thing sit on the mantle piece, chuck it in a stroller and walk it around the neighbourhood. There's rather a lot of people want to 'oo' and 'R'.

kneedragon1962

November 12, 2015 7:01 AM
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MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)


I got to watch some of this on cable tv. Instinct says to be be very wary of making any sweeping judgement about it. Some people went much faster than in the race, but they had things to gain and nothing to lose. The people who were at the front of the race, the factory yamahas for one, did not go faster. They are interesting numbers, but I'd go read the rider comments and attach rather greater significance to those. Some people were trying very hard to go fast, others were not. Some were riding this year's bike and electronics, just with Michelin tyres. Some were riding next year's bike, many were riding a mix & match. Don't read more into the numbers than they show. What we saw at this test is not a good accurate sample of what they'll be racing on at Qatar next year.

kneedragon1962

November 12, 2015 7:21 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Stoner Ducati speculation 'interesting'


I would support Casey 100% if he did come back, either on a Honda or a Ducati, but I tend to doubt it. Somebody has seen the need to sell magazines and get hits on their website, and waved this idea a couple of times a year since he announced his retirement. He did come back for Suzuka, but that's a slightly different thing to returning on a Ducati, even for a couple of wild cards... I hope he does, but I'm not holding my breath.

kneedragon1962

November 09, 2015 3:52 AM

MotoGP » Rossi blasts Marquez after MotoGP title defeat


"Well it's not called gym-nice-ticks!" When you bring politics & manipulation into the contest, even when you're really good at it and have used it a lot over a long period, it's like facing an enemy while holding a poisonous snake by the tail. It may intimidate your enemy, it may even bite them, but it may also turn and bite the arm which holds it. Vale would now be world champion for the 10th time, if he hadn't opened up his mouth at the press conference last Thursday. You play with fire, you will sooner or later get burned.


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