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July 24, 2014 3:49 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Miller marks himself ‘five out of ten’


Yearby23, I'm talking about sulking when you lose and laughing when you win (or have a good race) is OK, it's called showing emotion. Winning a race and then complaining about things in Parc Ferme is going to alienate fans, isn't it ? (we're not talking 'haters' here, but genuine fans who have a leaning toward or away from any given rider.) Cal has an unfortunate way of doing well in a race and then saying he could have done better if he had different equipment. That, imo, costs him fans. Casey would win a race and then talk about his, or his bikes', or his tyres' problems. That, imo, cost him some fans. I've never spent time with any GP riders (a little time at Sheene's place maybe.) so how I form my opinions I've no idea. Using Aussies' as an example I thought Doohan was dour, Casey and Gardner were a bit miserable, Baylis should have been a god. Carruthers should have been God's mechanic, tough rider in his day too. Beatty, Corser quiet and dignified. The whole lot of them (and t

Codger

July 24, 2014 3:05 PM
Last Edited 34 days ago

MotoGP » Moto3: Miller marks himself ‘five out of ten’


Yearby23.....I'm aware of what you are saying, and I respect his feelings about that side of the GP world. He may well have loved racing motorcycle, it never seemed to show though. The same could be said for Jorge and Dani, they could be a little more demonstrative, although Dani does smile nowadays, now that he is out from under his manager's shadow. For me Hopper kicking 7 bells out of his Suzuki is OK, Marc walking around with a permanent grin on his face is OK, Jack Miller throwing a wobbly is OK too. Casey and Cal's demeanor, not so OK.

Codger

July 24, 2014 2:29 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Miller marks himself ‘five out of ten’


Forgive this old Pom from butting in with a couple of points. I must admit that I never warmed to Casey simply because he didn't enjoy racing motorcycles. I understand a lad moaning when things don't go his way but for gods' sake enjoy your successes when they come. For me nationality doesn't come into who I support and who I don't. For instance there were many riders from England who were far better than Barry.....but he had a personality that brought him many fans, just that I wasn't one of them. And Aussies, stop arguing among yourselves :) You have had some of the best riders in the history of GP racing, enjoy it.. (Troy Baylis, I miss him.)

Codger

July 16, 2014 11:54 AM

MotoGP » Marquez, Pedrosa make debut on 2015 Honda


Sorry Crash.....off topic. Bad, bad news for anyone who doesn't rate Rossi, he might continue riding until he is 40yrs old !! There is an illuminating article over on GPOne that should satisfy both sides. Back to Marc.....What else can be said about this kid, he seems to have it all. I haven't spotted a fault yet, either in his riding, his approach to the job, his maturity or anything else. Let's hope he is in MotoGP for a long time to come (at least until he is 40 :) )

Codger

July 16, 2014 8:06 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Strategy was to copy Dani and Valentino


Brian.....I've already explained why. Can we agree to differ ? You are basing your opinion on Casey's 2 good years, while I base my opinion on his 4 not so good years. An unbiased opinion shows that some days he was the fastest on the track, other days he wasn't. The same could be said for all the top four. Stoner says that he retired because he no longer enjoyed racing, and didn't like the way that MotoGP was going. Fair enough, although it could be said that he called it a day because he didn't get the credit that his skills deserved (he didn't). It could also be said that he was 'burnt out'. He should not come back because he would not win, and I don't want to see his career tarnished.


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