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MartinJSUK

June 28, 2015 8:40 PM

IndyCar » Questions and controversies follow Fontana thriller


I'm pretty content that the safety is justifiable in view of the close-quarters thrills, after the changes made during the month of May at least. The four crashes involved ten cars, eliminating seven, but only two left the ground and none had particularly hard hits. The safety improvements to the DW12 have held up well in all manner of crashes. Indeed, the only injury today was to a Coyne pit worker - those guys must all be considering switching to something safer, like bomb disposal or testing polystyrene bungee ropes. The crowd figures are disturbing though, and I wonder if the TV figures were much better. Maybe the tide was turning towards NASCAR in the US by 1995 anyway, but clearly not enough people were expecting a thrilling occasion with drivers and cars they wanted to see. Maybe having two other rounds in Florida (albeit a road course and a street course) is just diluting the fanbase too much?

MartinJSUK

April 20, 2015 8:34 PM

WSBK » van der Mark ‘really proud’ of first Superbike podiums


Fantastic for Ten Kate at the Dutch fans to have one of their own to cheer on. I'm sure Guintoli will get closer, but clearly he's taken longer to adapt from a much better bike, whereas VdM has gone in without expectations, worked hard and let his natural talent shine through. Rea's performances against Sykes so that this year suggest that the Honda has not been competitive in recent years, and it's again had little improvement over this winter. Who knows how far Michael can go - future MotoGP race winner perhaps?

MartinJSUK

May 25, 2015 1:09 PM

IndyCar » Juan Pablo Montoya wins second Indy 500 title


A shame about the aero-kit farce taking points away from qualifying, the total Chevrolet dominance, and the incompetence of the Coyne team. But still a fantastic race and a very worthy winner - when Montoya had to pit with rear wing damage I assumed he'd lose a lap, and even when he didn't I had no expectations of a big result. Power has clearly improved as an oval racer over time too.

MartinJSUK

May 07, 2015 2:20 PM

WSBK » Sykes wants bike that lets him challenge at race end


This is hilarious. The headline should be 'Kawasaki want rider who can make use of brilliant bike'. They have one on the other bike. I've been saying for years that Sykes is overrated and that Rea's struggles were purely down to the Honda being outdated. When you look at Rea flying on the Kwaka, Guintoli struggling on the Honda, and Sykes being immediately trounced by the new boy, I have to try to stop myself feeling smug.

MartinJSUK

April 20, 2015 8:39 PM

MotoGP » Rossi rules as Marquez crashes on penultimate lap


Fantastic entertainment from all three classes, but for a change MotoGp was the highlight. Rossi made the right call on tyres, bided his time and ultimately pressured Marquez into a mistake - he had no hope of keeping the lead with his tyres in that state and was on for a certain 2nd place - you just wonder if these 20 points will be crucial at the end of the season. Good to see more progress for Ducati and Suzuki as well.

MartinJSUK

April 20, 2015 8:47 PM

F1 » Button to miss Bahrain GP


That Honda engine and related electronics have looked pretty disastrous from the word go, and being a year behind and with only one team to work with it will take time - time Jenson probably doesn't have. Sad to see for both drivers, but I think Eric and the team will show something by late 2015 depending on when they give up to prepare for 2016.


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