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Tetley

August 29, 2015 11:23 AM

MotoGP » Riders comment on Kent’s proposed MotoGP jump


Moto2 pros and cons. Pro. stays with a team he's comfortable with. Con. he's done Moto2 before and didn't do well. Con. he's done Moto2 before, so little learning benefit. Con. without Moto2 success he won't get MotoGP offers. Conclusion. go to MotoGP. 2016 is a year of changes and chances.
Agreed. He could do a baby Marquez and go from the front of Moto3 to the back of Moto2 and no longer be on the radar. The risk is greater going to Moto2 than it is going to MotoGP. True. Another major Con for going to Moto2 with his current team is that the team would be rookies there with no experience of a Moto2 bike and that would place them at a severe disadvantage. That would make it very hard to do well, and may scupper his chances of being offered another MotoGP ride.

Tetley

August 28, 2015 8:53 PM

MotoGP » Riders comment on Kent’s proposed MotoGP jump


mrfill:
Tetley: Conclusion. go to MotoGP. 2016 is a year of changes and chances.
Most riders have contracts expiring at the end of 2016. Plenty of seats up for grabs then. On the TV they were reckoning on Redding to Pramac and Kent/Lowes to be in moto2 on top bikes.
Yes, there'll be a right free-for-all at the end of 2016, which IMHO is good reason for getting in there first, at the start of the season. DK is clearly happy with the Leopard squad but he's going to have to move on at some time. If they go to Moto2 they will be newbies, and therefore at a disadvantage. If, by a twist of fate, they win there he will still have to leave them to get into MotoGP, so why not do it now, while there's a firm offer on the table?

Tetley

August 27, 2015 11:54 AM

RR » Manx Grand Prix: Dutch newcomer killed in practice


Jakethesnake: Please ban road racing, or is a rider's deaths just an occupational hazard?
This riders death is a tragedy for so many people. R.I.P. But unfortunately, you have combined a knee-jerk reaction with a sweeping generalisation. Consider, Joey Dunlop won 26 TT's and stood on the podium on many other occasions, yet died on a closed circuit. Mike Hailwood was a TT legend, but died fetching fish'n'chips. Hizzy was a TT legend, but died in a helicopter crash. By your logic there would be no motorcycle racing at all. Let the rider decide.

Tetley

August 24, 2015 11:08 PM

BSB » Byrne rues bike problems as title advantage slips


Lancsmann: I dont understand it, one minute they have a bike thats a winner and the next they say its down to the chassis that they are not winning. Why. What have you done to the chassis thats screwed it up ?
That huge crash Shakey had at high speed a few weeks ago may have something to do with it. If they didn't rebuild the bike with a fresh chassis, they should have. If they did build the bike with a fresh chassis it needs alignment checking and a crack test, or simply bin it and try another frame. OR, maybe Shakey is still feeling the effects of that high-speed get-off. it's the sort of thing they hide because they don't like their opponents to know.

Tetley

August 28, 2015 12:17 PM

MotoGP » Riders comment on Kent’s proposed MotoGP jump


MotoGP pros and cons. Pro. it's where he aims to be. Pro. The Duc has as much potential as any other satelite bike. Pro. strong factory link. Pro. he should be at least as good as current MotoGP back markers. Pro. with new tyres the field is levelled or shook up which means opportunities. Con. He might not be up to it, so back to Moto2. Moto2 pros and cons. Pro. stays with a team he's comfortable with. Con. he's done Moto2 before and didn't do well. Con. he's done Moto2 before, so little learning benefit. Con. without Moto2 success he won't get MotoGP offers. Conclusion. go to MotoGP. 2016 is a year of changes and chances.

Tetley

August 27, 2015 12:17 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: Consistency is key for MotoGP career


al1212: the only consistency Cal has had was his seat changes
Yes, you're right. He has taken some difficult steps in his efforts and ambitions to get on a more competitive bike. But you're talking about the past. In this interview, Cal is talking about the future. This year has seen significant changes in Cal. In post-race interviews this year he is calmer and never criticises his team and or the support they give him. He doesn't make controversial statements any more. He now appears to have more self-control and a more balanced view and seems a more mature individual. Yet he is still the never-give -up racer, which always was his major attribute. I believe we are now seeing a different Cal, and this will be reflected in his future results.

Tetley

August 27, 2015 12:32 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: Consistency is key for MotoGP career


HansieMGP: Crutchlow & Redding seem to be struggling with the same thing. They cannot find the right setup so they can PUSH more. Normally when they push more they crash. Only the Repsol Honda's are fine.
Think back to the circumstances at the start of the season. Cal was given a factory bike that reportedly was the same spec as Marquez' bike. Both Mark and Cal didn't like the bike. Honda have spent the season so far in re-kitting the bike , and the changes have got Mark back into contention. However, I'd guess that Cal's bike is still the same spec as it started the season. i.e a bit of a handful and neither easy nor pleasant to ride. I'm sure that Cal will be hoping, as we all should be, that 2016's factory Honda will be more like the sweet and compliant machine which took Marquez to the World Championship. Only then will we see what Cal is truly capable of.

Tetley

August 22, 2015 11:33 AM
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MotoGP » Rossi given honorary BRDC membership


PaulW54: "Thank you for your response, please enlighten me, how many Australians are members"
If you want to know, do your own research. I'll not do it for you.
PaulW54 "of this previously unheard of club."
If you have never heard of this long-established, highly respected Club you are in no position to criticise it.
PaulW54 "Yes I will be declining my invitation, if CS27 and JB accept may reconsider. Love England but not their stuffy clubs."
You previously criticised the BRDC because it is , in your words, "pommy"., and now you state CS27 and JB as criteria ffor membership, which indicates that your agenda is purely based on location. You are also now calling the BRDC "stuffy", yet how can you claim that when according to you it is "previously unheard of"? As I said before, and as you have now connfirmed "You are just anoyher bleedin' drongo trolling for an arguement. QED.

Tetley

August 21, 2015 12:18 PM

MotoGP » Rossi given honorary BRDC membership


PaulW54: Sounds like another "old boys club" and to top it of it's pommy.
A fine example of just another bleedin' drongo trolling for an arguement. Have you any idea how many overseas and antipodean sportstsmen are Members of the BRDC ? No, of course not. FYI, the BRDC don't discriminate on the gounds of origin, unlike yourself. If you don't like the way the BRDC runs its affairs, just decline your invitation to join. Oh, I forgot, you didn't get one. I wonder why ?


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