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Tetley

November 27, 2014 10:56 PM

BSB » Bridewell teases upcoming announcement


I'm anticipating that Tommy will land a BMW ride, likely with Philip Neill. TAS are reportedly in discussions with BMW and an announcement is expected in a couple of weeks, which is in line with Tommy's latest announcement. I hope so. He's earned it, he's young and he's getting faster and more determined. On a works or works supported BMW Tommy will be a regular podium visitor in 2015.

Tetley

November 25, 2014 1:06 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: VR46 Academy keeps me young!


VR46 is to be congratulated and thanked for using his wealth, his knowledge, his experiences and his influence in helping younger riders to attain their potential. He clearly has no intention of taking the money and disappearing when his riding days are over. Unlike most riders of recent years, he won't just be making cash from personal appearances to promote spurious companies. He won't be making appearances just for the personal glory. He sets an unparallelled standard for others to aspire to, both in his riding and in his altruistic support of younger riders. It is just one of the aspects of true greatness which the GOAT has brought to the sport. We won't miss him. He's not going away.

Tetley

November 23, 2014 12:54 PM

BSB » Broc Parkes to BSB with Milwaukee Yamaha


Brookes is a fast and capable rider, always nearly but not quite there, but he may have reached a plateau from where the final step to a championship is beyond him. Broc is good, but not getting any better, and if he was going to be great he would have had better results before now. Sadly his career looks to be entering decline. Bridewell is an improving rider with great potential, and he beat Brookes in this year's championship. I'm sure Muir will regret parting with Bridewell and I hope Tommy will land a competitive seat for 2015. He's earned it.

Tetley

November 28, 2014 1:06 PM

BSB » Bridewell teases upcoming announcement


JedPB67: It seems pretty strongly thought that he's going to join TAS, but I'll throw it out there, I think he's going to the WSB paddock in either WSB or WSS.
Maybe so, Lowes made a successful move from BSB to WSS and may have set a precedent. But in WSBK most of the top teams have already announced their riders. The best of the rest is the vacant seat alongside Leon Haslam in the Red Devils Roma Aprilia team, or as a long shot maybe he'll pip Camier to the sole MV ?

Tetley

November 25, 2014 6:10 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Force riders to pit in the rain


custard: The real problem is that they don't have inters to choose from because Bridgestone can't keep up with the demand of producing those as well as all the other tyres. .
They still have to produce the same number of tyres, irrespective of tread compound and design. Everyone agrees the tyres are the problem in mixed conditions, so it is the tyres which should be altered, not the rules. The tyre manufacturers could supply cut slicks which make a decent Inter tyre, or Teams could be allowed to cut their own slicks. Bike changes should be at the riders discretion, with the team management deciding whether to kit the "wet" bike with wet tyres or cut slicks. Maybe 2016's supplier may have their own solution ?

Tetley

November 25, 2014 6:21 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Force riders to pit in the rain


“I think if the white flag is waved and then all MotoGP riders have two laps to enter [the pits] it would be a good option” - Jorge Lorenzo. I think it is JLo who is waving the white flag. When the weather is iffy JLo surrenders. All the other riders know this and will use it against him. In those conditions other riders will crowd him, pressure him, spook him. He'll be wishing he had kept his weakness a secret. The solution is in his own head, not in a white flag and a compulsory pitstop.

Tetley

November 26, 2014 4:34 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Force riders to pit in the rain


custard: And yep I did four seasons in SS400 and two as an F1 sidecar passenger, when you hit water on slicks it's virtually game over, which demonstrates the skills and iron balls these guys have.
Sidecar passenger - there lies madness ! There is no cure. I was on the IoM when Hewitt got a badly cut arm in sidecar race 1. He and Webster still won but he needed stitches immediately after the race. For Sidecar race 2, 2 days later, he broke his stitches as they were limiting his arm movement, and he and Webster won again. Barmy but magnificent.

Tetley

November 24, 2014 1:09 PM

BSB » Broc Parkes to BSB with Milwaukee Yamaha


reinmacre: Parkes has won many WSS races.
I'd say "some" rather than "many", but in recent years Superglu and Lowes have been the main front runners [blockquote Nearly won the championship as well. Emphasis on the "nearly"
Muir is going to hire the best rider available to his team
Based on 2014 performance, Bridewell was most successful of the three
I would expect Broc to contend for the BSB title with the new R1.
I'm not dissing Broc, he's no slouch on a bike, but he's not in the same winning class as Shakey, Jellison, Kiyo, Easton. Broc has been trying a long time but never quite got to the top, and I think he would have been there by now if he was ever going to . But who knows what the new R1 will bring, so good luck to him and a safe ride to all in BSB in 2015.

Tetley

November 23, 2014 12:34 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki will consider expanding MotoGP effort


Nobody liked the CRT bikes. They were only introduced at Dorna's request to fill out a grid depleted of proper "Works" bikes. Likewise the " Production Racers", introduced following pressure from Dorna. They are only there so poorer teams are able to afford entry, thereby filling out a grid depleted of true Factory-spec bikes. And now Dorna want to have a grid where manufacturers have to kit out 4 bikes, all within the same category. What's wrong with that ? Ultimately we all want to see full grids, without resorting to effectively having 3 categories of bike spec with such big differences between their potential. Dorna's aim of two works bikes plus two satellite bikes, with appropriate concessions for a limited period to new or returning factory Teams, is designed to take us back to where we all want to be. We should encourage this intent.


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