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Tetley

August 20, 2014 12:01 PM
Last Edited 2 hours 35 minutes ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow would prefer Rea as team-mate


V4Poweeeer: Honda and Rea need to make this happen now not later because there won't be a later. Imo Rea has the talent he's keeping that Ten Kate bike alive in WSBK maybe Honda will finally have a good replacement in Van Der Mark and Haslam to replace Rea. .
I agree on both these points. But more than that, Rea has been loyal to Honda and has put up with an outdated Fireblade and broken promises repeated annually that it would be "better next season". He has done as Honda asked in WSBK, MotoGP, and at Suzuka, and If Honda is as honorable as they say they are it could be said that they "owe" JR a MotoGP ride.

Tetley

August 19, 2014 11:27 AM
Last Edited 10 hours ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow out early with shoulder pain


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SmokinHaddock: So do any of the critics actually know what Cal's injury is, or whether it actually made it unsafe for him and the other riders for him to continue? Give the guy a break.
What some posters don't know, or choose to ignore, is that after Cal's 2nd lap spill he got back on the bike, rejoined the race, and put in some very fast laps before retiring at about half-distance. Will anyone who thinks his injury wasn't painful and accuses him of taking the easy way out please explain why he didn't take the opportunity to just sit it out on the tyre wall from lap 2 onwards? And if he wasn't in pain, and if the bike was still good, why didn't he take it easy and just cruise to the flag? Yes, most of the riders have raced with bones they have broken earlier, but they are pumped with pain-killers just before the start. No painkillers are available for riders injured during the race. Cal has far more grit and determination than Crash's armchair warriors admit

Tetley

August 20, 2014 8:33 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow would prefer Rea as team-mate


grantrd: Rea has already been rewarded by Honda, he got Stoners bike for two races............ he didn't really impress on that bike either......Now everyone is going to say that he didnt crash and he was solid and that he needed more time blah blah.........that was his golden opportunity and he didnt take it. The fact that he didnt crash showed that he wasnt trying hard enough.
On the contrary, he DID impress Honda as he did exactly what they asked him to. They told him they were not looking for results, to look after the bike, don't crash it, and finish the races with the bike undamaged. "The fact that he didn't crash" proved to Honda that he could ride to orders, and get a better-than-expected finish. He's also done well at Suzuka, which is extremely important to the Japanese factories. Maybe it is easier to impress Honda than it is to impress you?

Tetley

August 18, 2014 5:03 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow out early with shoulder pain


.As usual, so many posters rush to criticise a rider, while ignoring the many occasions when they put their own interests ahead of their employers. How many of the critics have never told their boss they were sick when they needed a day off to attend an interview, or event or private engagement ? Who criticises a top athlete when he or she says they are not entering a particular event as they are saving themselves for a bigger event? In Cal's case, who can say how serious or painful his shoulder injury was? Then there are the posters who criticise him for falling off, then conversely also criticise him for not wanting to tempt fate on a bike which's main quality is ejecting riders? Before criticising Cal, put yourself in the same position and ask yourself what you would do. Now ignore your first answer 'cos that's just you pretending you are braver and more beyond reproach than you actually are, and be honest enough to admit what you actually WOULD do. Cal did the smart thing.

Tetley

August 18, 2014 4:34 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow out early with shoulder pain


alanw5293: Don't forger Cal only has a one year contract with LCR,that doesn't show a lot of confidence in him,plus if Miller joins LCR on a two year contract you can bet Livio Suppo will have Miller on satellite bike in 2016 ready to take Danny's seat in 2017.
Cal learned the handicaps in having his contract a year out-of-step with the other riders when Ducati shamefully failed to keep their promise of a seat for him a couple of years ago. Now with his Ducati contract expiring a year early, his one-year contract with LCR will get him back in step. That's Good Career Management in a cut-throat environment..

Tetley

August 15, 2014 12:30 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Factory talent search ‘normal’


Dorna " Riders in their first year of MotoGP can't move directly into a Factory Team and have to serve at least one year on a satellite bike." Fast Forward Dorna " Marquez moves from Moto2 straight into Honda Factory Team". Fast Forward Miller to jump from Moto3 straight into MotoGP. Dorna " No comment ". This isn't consistency. This isn't progress. This is making it up as they go along. And who is the perpetual beneficiary ? The Mighty Honda, that's who. Carmelito needs to grow a pair.

Tetley

August 15, 2014 5:00 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Honda has found something


Codger: Tetley......where do you stand on seat height on road bikes for small men and women ?
I'd stand on the pegs, if I could reach them, mate. MCN cut the rest of my letter, in which I pointed out that a low seat alone doesn't make a bike suitable for shorter riders if it's too much of a stretch to the handlebars. Do they think we are built like apes? I also complained that all too often, a low seat is accompanied by forward foot controls which are impossible for smaller people to operate. I have never been able to reach the foot controls on any Victory. I'm 5ft5ins, not tall, but not freakishly small! Do they think legs stretch more horizontally than they do vertically? Or don't they want to sell me a bike? The manufacturers and media often glibly say such-and-such a bike is suitable for women and short males when they usually are not. It's lazy journalism and they can't expect us to continue trusting them when they persist with unsuitable recommendations


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