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November 08, 2010 12:43 PM

MotoGP » Rossi thanks Yamaha as Ducati era beckons

Hopefully 2011 will be the start of team mates actually becoming "team mates" rather than bitter rivals. Rossi summed it up when asked by Jenny Gow about Lorenzo wearing a VR46 t-shirt on the podium at Mugello, Rossi replying "I would expect that from a friend, but Jorge is not my friend". So much for at least not recognising a nice (but ill-advised) gesture.


November 07, 2010 11:40 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Mika Kallio signs for Marc VDS

With riders like Iannone, Simon, Redding, De Angellis with a year under their belts, and Sofuoglu coming from riding 600s in WSS during 2010, it's hard to know where Kallio & A. Espagaro will fit in next year. It won't be as easy as they will think coming down from MotoGP. I'm more interested in how the ex 125 riders will do (Smith & hopefully Marquez/P Espagaro)


November 05, 2010 12:35 PM

WSBK » Laverty visits Yamaha team HQ

To the unregistered user that refers to me as an "SOB" and "pregnant" lay off the personal attacks, it's not big or clever, and I'd expect more of that on the football terraces. Also, to the people who "disagreed", fair enough, but do they really think that Laverty (or Melandri) will beat Biaggi & Camier on the Aprillia, Checa on the Ducati, Rae on the Honda, Haslam on the BMW, Sykes on the Kawasaki or even Fabrizio on the Suzuki? I very much doubt it so Yamaha will more than likely be bottom of the manufacturers standings next year. Not saying the Yamaha is crap, it's just obviously difficult to get to grips with even for some proven riders.


November 05, 2010 12:06 AM

WSBK » Laverty visits Yamaha team HQ

Unless Yamaha improve the bike, I think Yamaha will be bottom of the constructors next year behind the improving BMW & the new Kawasaki. Everyone has struggled with the R1 since '09 except Camier in BSB & Spies in SBK. On the face of it, it looks like Laverty has taken Crutchlow's seat (WSS graduate) and Crutchlow was the better rider in that pairing as proved in '09. Cal also went into SBK with more 1000cc experience so on paper, Laverty shouldn't do as well as Crutchlow did this year. I suspect it'll be a similar story for Melandri as it was for Toseland on the other seat in that garage. Leaving Yamaha seems to have done Sykes the world of good, could even be "top brit" in 2011, hope leaving Yamaha was the best thing for Toseland too. Having said that, I think the methodical approach of Laverty means he'll be top Yamaha, unless of course Melandri learns to smile again and enjoy his racing.


November 01, 2010 12:41 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Bradley Smith, Mike di Meglio join Tech 3 for 2011

Scott Redding did much less than Bradley Smith in his last year on 125s. (I think it was only one podium in '09) and look at him now! Give Bradley time to gel with the bike and the team and there is no reason he couldn't be a front runner in Moto2. May or may not happen, and I don't think he'll be top Brit in the Moto2 class, but I wish him well and would love to see him at the sharp end.

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