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Methanol

April 27, 2015 3:32 AM

MotoGP » Marquez in doubt for Jerez after surgery?


DRGP Yes you are correct in faulting Casey's race craft because he didn't crash through other riders to gain a place when short of racing speed. He also didn't let his passing ambition out weigh his riding skills. Casey was not a spectacular racer (note the word racer as apposed to rider) because he didn't contact pass and intimidate other riders. So if in your opinion Casey couldn't take points of #46 then how much quicker would he be than Aoyama.

Methanol

August 29, 2014 1:54 AM
Last Edited 339 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez explains miracle save


While the back tyre has contact it is still possible to ride the bike back upright.Riding my BSA trials bike (custom built) in some local paddocks back in 1972 (12 years old), the bike slid out on a patch of exposed clay and down I went. It all happened so quickly that I didn't have a chance to let the throttle off. Next moment the back wheel had gotten traction back, and started driving me back upright. Before I had much of a chance to comprehend what had occurred I was again happily circulating around my local paddock track and had great difficulty believing what I had just pulled off. A quick check of the left hand handle bar grip and the tell tale smear of clay confirmed the bar end had gone all the way down. Now with my event back then I put it down to freakish luck and the speed it all happened at...... Continued next post.

Methanol

July 25, 2014 9:25 AM

F1 » Ricciardo enjoying Alonso ‘respect’


I can understand Daniel's feeling of having fun with the hard but clean racing - if you are not having fun and enjoying the challenge of tight racing, then what are you doing gridding up. Motor racing started out as a sport of enthusiasts testing their machinery and skills. Then over time as manufacturers became involved it slowly evolved into an extension of product marketing, till we have arrived at a point now, where most teams have lost sight of the sporting qualities of GP racing. Personally, I fondly recollect a VMX race meeting, where I cleared off from the pack and was enjoying a good test of racing out in front with a past national MX champion. On the last lap I came down and after remounting I rode around the next corner to find my competitor waiting for me to resume the racing to the the chequered flag. That is the essence of racing enjoyment. Winning by half a lap doesn't give the satisfaction of dueling all the way to the line and winning.


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