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kneedragon1962

March 27, 2015 5:41 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


... as an example of exemplary skills and talent, for doing something you folks would have crucified him for? And while that race is our subject, Casey passed Rossi up the front straight and around the first bend, on the outside, about 3 times and had several other tries at it which didn't quite come off. I saw about 8 or 9 attempts, and they were some of the bravest moves I have ever seen in bike racing. Do we hear those mentioned later? No. Only that Stoner's a fool and he falls over, and Rossi showed him how it's done. You wait until somebody takes your favourite rider, your nationality, down that way, and then we'll see what you say about it.

kneedragon1962

March 27, 2015 5:31 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


RFS131: Shame on the hate filled a$$hole post-race laguna seca 2008. Embarrassment to himself, the fans, and the sport of motorcycle racing. Casey Stoner is getting the disrespect he deserves in my opinion.
My comments seem to be disappearing... Let's see if this one falls between the cracks. I am a big fan of the BSB championship. It shows off very fast and very competitive racing, and a truly outstanding level of sportsmanship and due care for the people you're competing with. The move Rossi pulled which caused Casey to run off track and then fall down, would not have been well received in BSB. But the move he pulled a few laps before that, at the Corkscrew would have seen him tarred & feathered, banned for life. Nobody in BSB does stuff like that. I'm an Aussie, and I have seen Australians almost lynched at their first appearance, because they didn't quite live up to your standards of sportsmanship. Ok, that's reasonable. So why hold Rossi out as an exampl

kneedragon1962

March 27, 2015 8:12 AM

F1 » Six of the Best: Here comes the rain again...


"Just so you know, I am half-Italian, and I don't hate Ferrari..." We all want to see Ferrari there, they're the heart and soul of the sport. Same on the bikes, we all want to see Ducati in the hunt. Problem is they look for advantages that the rest don't have. There's a certain kind of attacking aggression you want in your lead driver or rider, but I'm not sure you want the team or team principal to exhibit the same trait. Look at football for a moment - if your captain gets sent to the sin bin for punching another player, that's part of the game. But if the team owner gets caught bribing the referee, that's different thing.

kneedragon1962

March 25, 2015 4:55 PM

F1 » Six of the Best: Here comes the rain again...


Another suggestion. Not so much spectacular at the time, but the long term effect on the sport. The Chinese GP, in ... '08? Marc Webber's 2nd year at Red Bull and Seb Vettle's first. Free for all between the two drivers up to then, to establish dominance in the team. And up to that point, the team had been neutral. But Mark crashed out of the lead, in the rain, driver error, and the support of the team swung behind Seb from that point on. That moment shaped the sport for the rest of that season, and the 3 that followed.

kneedragon1962

March 22, 2015 11:40 AM
Last Edited 72 days ago

WSS » Wilairot claims historic first win on home soil


...Trying to imagine what that must have been like. I was a huge fan of the sport in '86 when Gardner won his first title, but Australia didn't even have a grand prix. So for the next year they gave us one, and Wayne got into a fierce 3 & 4 way dice that included Rainy, Schantz, Lawson and him, and a young recruit nobody had ever heard of called Mick Doohan. All parties led at some point, most several times, but with a lap or two to go, Wayne said the right words to the gods and made a half second gap, which he held to the end. Girlfriend Donna ran out into pit row to greet him, with a tv camera in hot pursuit. I was , er, a little bit impressed. As moments go, it was gold, absolutely beautiful. So, I'm trying to imagine how it felt to be a Thai today, and better yet, how it felt to be Ratthapark Wilariot. Heart goes out to him, and his fans. Congratulations. Welcome to the club. There'll be some BIG parties going on in Thailand tonight.

kneedragon1962

March 19, 2015 2:17 PM
Last Edited 75 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP: 'Never go back to 800cc'


Bridgestone and Michelin both offer significant feel and rider feedback, but the 'language' it comes in is quite different. If you know Michelins, Bridgestone are initially quite weird, and visa versa. I think for a few races, there will be an enormous advantage for the people who've ridden Michelins before. That would be Rossi, and I can't think of anybody else... People who routinely push the front extremely hard, are going to hurt. That means Lorenzo. M&M pushes it pretty hard as well, but he's young and has reflexes like a cat. I think he will fall over a few times, but will learn and adapt. I don't think you can teach Lorenzo new tricks. Rossi doesn't need to learn any, he just needs to remember.


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