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March 20, 2015 7:45 AM

MotoGP » Jerez II Moto2 test times - Thursday/Combined

Man, it's such a shame it rained. As it stands these times don't really mean much, Sam's time shows intent though and backs up his strong off season performance so as far as I'm concerned he's got to be a contender. I really like the way Sam goes about his racing, totally focussed and never settling for anything. Moto2 itself seems to have settled into a bit of a pattern though. Last season the most exciting races by far were Moto3 followed by MotoGP and then Moto2. Moto2 used to be riveting, maybe it needs a shake up so that everybody is in the same boat?


March 12, 2015 9:41 AM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A

It's interesting that he justifies MotoGP electronics development by the fact that they are now appearing on the latest R1, I mean how far from reality can you be? The R1 is a lovely toy but is specifically designed for the track - it's crippling to ride, will cost you more than a decent car and will be difficult to keep below any speed limit. More and more bikers are turning away from these rather ridiculous playthings and I've just sold my 1000cc sports bike because I was tired of aching wrists, endlessly unintentionally breaking the speed limit, expensive consumables and worse fuel consumption than my car. They forget to mention that as modern bikes get more 'sexy' and sophisticated they also become stupidly expensive.


February 23, 2015 2:08 PM

WSBK » Sykes critical of van der Mark pass in race one

Personally I was super impressed by Michael VDM. Successful racers need aggression and fire and any rider moving to the front will always ruffle feathers. I agree with Tom that it was a pretty hard pass but then again I wouldn't say that he was riding fast enough to justify his place. I guess that the best way for him to avoid hard passes is to be sufficiently ahead on the track to make it impossible (unless the rider behind you is Marco Melandri).


March 03, 2015 8:00 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’

Personally I want to see how the Duc goes against the big 4 first. The main thing I want to see is other riders being able to mix it at the front to make for more exciting racing. These concessions aren't that big and in the (extremely) unlikely event that Ducati come out and dominate races they'll be handicapped and everything will start at zero in 2016 anyway. I just like seeing a bit of argy bargy.

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