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Braap

August 20, 2015 7:47 AM

MotoGP » Restarted race ‘toughest of year’ for Kent


I think it's important to remember that BT is BRITISH Telecom and they will therefore always emphasise the British rider - I'm pleased they do it because I'm British too and a big fan of DK and SL. If it were Swiss Telecom, I'm sure we'd hear a lot more about TL and DA. Apart from that though, British or not, DK is performing at an incredible level and it's particularly impressive because he's coming back from a hard time in Moto2 and also that it's happening in untra competitive Moto3. SL might also be performing at Zarco's level if he had a Kalex, who knows, but either way he's really impressing because of his ultimate pace, how he compares with the other Speed up riders and also how entertaining and aggressive his riding is. Even if it weren't a British broadcaster I think there would still be good reason to talk about these 2 riders.

Braap

August 26, 2015 11:22 AM

MotoGP » Laverty out 'to set record straight' at Silverstone


The problem with MotoGP is that if you aren't on a factory bike you can't really get a good impression of how good a rider is. The other bikes just vary too much in terms of speed, crew and financial support to make a useful judgement about the other factor which is the ability of the rider. I believe that EL is a quality rider and I really felt that his style would suit MotoGP but he hasn't really impressed on the customer Honda. I always felt that the Yamaha would fit more with the way he rode.

Braap

August 19, 2015 2:35 PM

MotoGP » Lowes bolstered by ‘solid’ Brno showing


For me SL at Brno was one of the rides of the day, great agression and spirit. I believe the rumour is a possible Aprilia ride for next season and given the fact that all good factory seats are locked out this could be the best seat available in MotoGP. You never know Aprilia might actually pull their finger out and produce a proper MotoGP bike rather than the return of the Cube.

Braap

August 12, 2015 2:47 PM

F1 » Should F1 be celebrating the value of modern celebrity?


@Ollie, I know this ain't going to happen but if they get the racing right then F1 should achieve a stable audience - smaller than its current one but not composed of the fickle glamour seekers that a celebrity tie in might produce. BSB is a good model for this in that the global audience isn't big but it is pretty much fully made up of genuine enthusiasts and can be relied on. Fixing the racing in F1 would include stopping pandering to ridiculous ideas such as that F1 should be environmentally friendly, big motors, high revs, huge tyres, limited electronics and aerodynamics, severely limited costs, steel brake disks, no pit stops etc etc. Fixing the kind of rather characterless lads who take part might be a little more difficult. Making F1 bigger and richer isn't important we should go racing first. One also has to consider that the average racing fan simply doesn't like the people like the Kardasians, they simply p*ss people off.

Braap

August 05, 2015 8:16 AM

MotoGP » Hayden fired up for 'true' home race


I was always a little cynical about the great Nicky Hayden love in but recently had the opportunity to meet him and came away a fan too! He's very genuine, respectful and considerate and this topped off with that Kentucky accent would win anyone over. The thing that surprises you though when meeting him is how serious and focussed he is about racing. When we talked about his past achievements he wasn't boastful or unrealistic but he is a world champion who beat VR in his heyday and he did it by sheer determination and doggedness. The fact that he is fast on a bike goes without saying. He wasn't the fastest though but his other qualities made up for it. I think racing needs him but not on a bike which guarantees a low position to any rider, I think riders like him would add badly needed sparkle to WSBk and raise its profile, hell, he might even get another championship.

Braap

August 07, 2015 8:06 AM

MotoGP » Smith: My enthusiasm for 2016 deal more than Yamaha’s


There are some riders who get straight on it and some that improve more slowly, I think Brad is one of the latter but the important thing is that he is still improving and might well improve further. I think he is a good bet. The main thing against him is that he has been there so long and in the racing business there is always a natural desire for the devil you don't know rather than the devil do. If I were Herve I'd be giving Jonathan Rea a ring


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