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kneedragon1962

January 08, 2015 1:58 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Daryl Beattie - Q&A


As mentioned, Daz is a commentator on the main Australian telecast. In that role, sometime he's really likeable, sometimes a bit less so. As a racer, he achieved some thing precious few people of that era did. He took on Doohan and beat him. Not for the championship, but for a race win here and there. Not many other people could claim that. He took on Doohan head to head in a fair fight and won. That's very much like beating Marquez today. It's a very small club.

kneedragon1962

January 08, 2015 2:19 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Daryl Beattie - Q&A


"Interesting his comments about Gobert (such a wasted opportunity)" Yeah, completely agreed. Thing is, the go show was one of several. We had a string of them. People who had natural riding talent running out their ears, but sometimes not a whole lot of brains. McGoo, Paul Lewis, the Angry Ant. Obnoxious little bastard, but dear god he could ride fast! You could almost describe Mat Mladin that way. Malcom Campbell was another. Ok, not an international, but crazy as a cut snake. The man had no fear. I don't mean he was brave, I mean that part of his brain just didn't work...

kneedragon1962

February 22, 2015 11:51 AM

WSBK » Bayliss rues tyre issues on 'emotional' weekend


As a tv spectator, it looked a bit like he didn't quite have the setup right in the first. They changed a few things, and in the early stages of the second, he was faster, including on about the 7th or 8th lap a fastest lap of the race. But then he slowed and pitted, and changed both tyres. He did alright for an old bloke. My 52 doesn't feel quite as ancient as it did yesterday, I'm grateful. He didn't look quite like the Baylis I remember, but he didn't look like a silly old fossil out for a stroll either. I think given a bit more time on the bike, for testing and sorting, and a bit of personal training, he'd be pretty much right back where he was. Rossi does a pretty good job for an old man of 35, but Troy showed what the silver hoard can do. Good onya, mate, thanks.

kneedragon1962

February 24, 2015 2:29 PM

MotoGP » Marquez back on top as brake issue resolved


I don't know that I have a favourite. I just want to see good close racing. I would like to see Rossi do well. As an old bloke, it amuses me. I think it's good the Yamahas are right in the hunt, I think it's good that the Ducatis seem to have finally fixed their understeer (Geeze, I'd love to know what the problem actually was and what they changed that finally fixed it!) and it's nice to see Suzuki not only back but going fairly well. All these things bode for a great season. Now ... as long as ISIS don't take Qatar by the first round...

kneedragon1962

February 24, 2015 5:43 AM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut seamless downshifts


"2015 could be return of the Saturday night specials that help Rossi in several of his championships." LOL. I understand the sentiment and the reasoning, but I don't think it's going to happen... [whistles silly little tune...] Of course if he's still there when Michelin come back... LOL. And before the yellow army go all ISIS and exploding, I'm joking. Good effort from the Doc, he's going quick. It bodes well. All jokes aside, I'd love to see a real dice between the old master and the new just as much as everybody else.

kneedragon1962

December 04, 2014 2:05 PM

MotoGP » Surgery for Jack Miller


"Stoner he certainly isnt." History here... He's actually quite like Casey. Both have the issue that they're much better at riding the bike than talking to the camera. And Casey actually fell off quite a bit in the smaller classes, and in his first year on a satellite Honda. (He was very very quick, but he binned it a lot.) I (and I think many others) had pretty much written him off as a crasher and a whinger, until he got on the Ducati... It was a very humbling experience to realise just how wrong I'd been. Jack? I dunno yet, that history is yet to be written. I will make one prediction - many regulars here will hate him and dump on him, whether he wins or loses or falls off. Just like Casey - for the same reason. He's very damn good at riding a motorbike. He's not so damn good at talking to a camera.

kneedragon1962

December 04, 2014 2:50 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’


"When have I considered BSB inferior? Whether the racing is considered much better is down to opinion, there is no fact there. I personally don't care much for the series as its a resting place for old riders, it does little for rider development." Now hold on a minute... As an Australian, a Casey Stoner fan, and a sometimes critic of Valentino GOAT... it doesn't feel entirely natural or instinctive to jump up and defend the British SBK championship, but... It is almost certainly the best and highest level domestic competition in the world. And it does teach, encourage and promote very safe and fair racing. They go fast and they try hard, but they're extremely fair with each other and conscious of each other's safety. To do consistently well in BSB, and not get tarred & feathered, or run outa town on a rail, is a very high recommendation in deed.

kneedragon1962

December 04, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’


1) You all say pretty much the same thing, so I don't quite see why you need to attack and insult each other, throw terms like 'slander' and 'libel' around. 2) Motor racing (top level) has never been about how the current generation would get on with 30 ~ 50 year old technology. I think Marc Marquez would die inside a week if he had to race the machines that Roberts & Sheene raced. Those riders would (probably) not be competitive on today's machinery, and today's riders would kill themselves or quit very damn quick if they had to deal with 70s or 80s kit. 3) The idea of banning all electronics today is ridiculous. That is like saying in 1930 ~ '35 that they should race on solid wooden wheels. Yeah, that'd show who the real men are, but we actually want to see a race - not a game of Russian Roulette. 4) Factories and manufacturers load the competition to suit themselves. Yeah, and? Gosh oh Golly - When did that start? I'd hate to think that poor BSA and Triumph had to deal with that

kneedragon1962

November 14, 2014 4:55 AM

MotoGP » Jack Miller: MotoGP 'like sex with pants on!'


NineTimes: @ yearby... Lol, Rossi punching Biaggi? Lol, no surprise,... Again, can you tell us when and where exactly did Rossi punched Biaggi?
In the stairwell, leading to the after race interviews, at the Australian GP one year. Biaggi shaped up to take a swing at Rossi, and about three people grabbed him to stop it, so Rossi took his moment and laid at least one on Max while the entourage were holding him. Caught on camera.


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