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kneedragon1962

September 05, 2010 9:14 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Shoya Tomizawa dies of Misano injuries


A thought. One of the small number of people who could have called a red flag was Franco Uncini. Franco was world 500 champion in '81. In '82 he highsided and finished up right on the racing line. He got up and sprinted for the edge of the track - straight into the path of Wayne Gardner. It was Gardner's first 500 GP and very nearly his last. Franco was very VERY nearly killed. If Franco made the call to NOT stop the race, then I'm going to make the call to NOT criticise him.

kneedragon1962

August 29, 2010 11:56 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Toni Elias takes Indy win


I'm with LeigHigh on this one. If Crutchlow (let's say) got taken out at the second corner, at his home race, and they couldn't clear the mess by the time the leaders were about to come through on lap 2, how much righteous indignation would bleed onto webpages like this one if the race wasn't red flagged? It'd be criminal! It'd be 'Oh the humanity!' and 'Won't somebody think of the children!!'

kneedragon1962

August 29, 2010 11:33 PM
Last Edited 1515 days ago

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa wins, Ben Spies second at Indy


Thank you Mr Hyde - first actual quote I've seen. A spin doctor could have done a better job, but it sounds to me like he was just saying what happened. It does sound a bit sour and miserable, but if you'd just binned it while moving forward through the field I imagine you'd feel a bit sour too. If you'd crashed out of a half dozen races this year through exactly the same problem, I expect you'd feel a bit sour. If that problem has seemed to be fixed, only to resurface in the race, usually when you're doing reasonably well, I think you'd feel very sour and miserable. I did hear Nicky complain about the same thing after the race. He didn't fall because he wasn't pushing as hard.

kneedragon1962

August 29, 2010 11:14 PM

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa wins, Ben Spies second at Indy


@ Dray "Nicky PR work for Ducati is tremendous." That part I can agree with. In that area, Casey does need to take a few lessons from Nicky and Vale. And Ben. In terms of riding, I think he's had a bike that's quick enough to win, until recently, and now he's falling into the trap he was in on a satellite honda, of over riding it to try and run at the front when the machine is not quite there. Casey and Vale are both in the position that they're not getting a lot of help from the factory because they're not going to be there next year. Casey is also struggling with a new ohlins fork that's rather better than last year, except that when it goes, it goes completely, and too fast to catch.

kneedragon1962

August 29, 2010 10:22 PM

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa wins, Ben Spies second at Indy


"I didn't see ben spies' skill yet... He just ride straight...never make overtake,i think !!" In todays race you mean? Perhaps. It does take a certain amount of talent to get on pole, and it takes a certain amount of talent to lead the first laps, and prevent all bar one other rider overtaking you for the whole race. If you don't think Ben can pass, you obviously don't watch superbikes.

kneedragon1962

August 29, 2010 10:08 PM
Last Edited 1515 days ago

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa wins, Ben Spies second at Indy


I don't know anything about Peter Lenz, who he was or what happened to him, but I gather from this thread he was a child racer killed this morning. That is tragic, and I offer my condolences to all those close to him. Congrats to Danni - well done. Gongrats to Ben - very well done. Lorenzo, a wise and mature ride, did the right thing. "Where are macey groaners fan now ?" We're having a little cry, mate. We're disappointed. He did say just before the race, interview for australian motoring press that you may not have seen, to make the top step again he'd have to push harder and take a few chances. Oh well. Congrats to Vale and Nickie as well. Gutsy rides from both.


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