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October 26, 2014 9:45 AM

MotoGP » Moto3 Malaysia - Race Results

We should note, Jack didn't start this stuff, Marquez and others did. After many, many hard moves which were not disciplined or punished in any way, Jack started treating others the way they've treated him. Second, note that all those moves were hard but fair. None of them was in contravention of the basic rules or standards of the sport. They may have been a little 'harsh', but they did obey the simple rules of motorsport. He never once moved over on anybody unless he was ahead or directly side by side. And (unlike several of Doctor Rossi's famous moves) he never once left a competitor with nowhere to go. The moves were a little harsh - but several harsh moves have been made on him, and nothing has been done about it. They were 'racing incidents'. Ok, so now Jack is giving back some racing incidents...


October 26, 2014 9:56 AM

MotoGP » Moto3: Vazquez wins - Miller, Marquez slug it out at Sepang

And an official protest has been lodged by the Marquez camp, against Miller. Ok, let's see how that plays out. Jack has been on the receiving end of a number of very questionable moves this season, and while he hasn't lodged any protest, nothing what-so-ever has been done about them. Ok, so now it seems Jack has taken his gloves off as well. Now there's a protest against him. Oh... Let's see how that plays out.


October 30, 2013 9:36 PM

F1 » Six of the Best: Winning Streaks

Do people on Crash really vent their spleens? No! Tell me it ain't so! Comparing drivers and results across 60+ years... It's not hard to do, but very hard to get done with any credibility. It's like asking how Jim Clark or Jack Brabham would go in a modern F1 car, or Seb in an early Cooper Climax, let alone a Silver Arrow. It's fun to speculate, sure, but it doesn't mean much.


October 06, 2013 9:46 AM

F1 » 'Disciplined' Vettel keeps marching forward in Korea

Poor old Mark. Barry Sheene used to trot out a line sometimes that 'if he had a duck, It'd drown.' That was many years ago, but it describes Webber pretty well. To be successful in 24h endurance racing, you need to be good and quick and professional, which should be not too great a problem, but you also need to be a little bit lucky. I seem to remember that he wasn't all that lucky last time he was in sportscars...


May 23, 2012 2:38 PM
Last Edited 982 days ago

MotoGP » Suzuki's 1000cc MotoGP bike an Inline Four?

continued ... not a Japanese problem, it's simply hubris and arrogance. BSA went though something like this in the '60s. The board of directors decided to run the race effort. They threw a much bigger budget at it and decided to build their bike out of titanium. All of it... It was a disaster of biblical proportions. If they'd simply increased the race dept's budget and stepped back and let them work, they would have been world beaters for a decade. Instead, they decided to take over things they had no experience or expertise in, and huge amounts of money and respect went down the toilet. It was a train wreck. It was a textbook example of why accountants and HR people should stay out of engineering, why boards should stay out of the face of the people at the coal-face. The fact that you have authority, doesn't mean you have expertise.


May 23, 2012 2:22 PM
Last Edited 982 days ago

MotoGP » Suzuki's 1000cc MotoGP bike an Inline Four?

Suzuki may or may not come back. They may or may not be consistently successful. The key thing, is that upper management (not in the race dept, in the company) have a serious "Not invented here" complex. They're a very traditional, very Japanese company. They have to save face first and last. They can't copy anybody else or hire riders who claim credit off the company, or any other dumb thing that flies in the face of old school Japanese corporate culture. I'd love to see them come back, with a straight 4 and whop everyone, but I have grave doubts that's ever going to happen. They need to fund the race department appropriately, and consistently, and they need to get either a western manager, or a Japanese manager who thinks like a westerner, (pragmatic) in charge of the race dept, and then back off and let him do his job. While the very traditional and conservative board of directors decides to micro-manage the race dept, they will struggle. This is not a Japanese problem. It's simp

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