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May 20, 2014 5:56 PM
Last Edited 93 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi 'Lorenzo frustrated', Marquez 'fun is faster'

JLo was dissatisfied before the season started when he couldn't match VR46's testing times. JLo's unhappiness came to the fore early when he asked to test Yamaha's "Open" bike and they said a firm "No". He was used to being top dog at Yamaha and suddenly Rossi (with Galbusera's help) was leaving him behind. So JLo stared the season in a bit of a sulk. His mind wasn't sharp and he even stalled the bike when the lights changed. He is now saying all the right things (mostly in the right order) but his eyes tell a different story. He is clearly unhappy, disillusioned and unsettled. but his depressing situation appears mostly of his own making and I don't see him getting his mojo back anytime soon. And that's a pity, because he is blisteringly fast racer, when circumstances are to his liking.


May 20, 2014 11:44 AM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'

Yearby23: Obviously you didn't follow Marco Simoncelli in 250cc and Marc Marquez in Moto2.
Like yourself, I have been thinking of SuperSic58 over this weekend. I would have enjoyed seeing him develop his undoubted talent and mature to his full potential. Who knows ? Marco might have been the one to take the fight to MM93?


May 18, 2014 12:09 PM

MotoGP » 'Big disaster' averted, Rossi ready to fight

ducfer: Tetley,Sponsors pay for his team and Italian Federation.Ranch built for pleasure.Took a cut to ride Yamaha,what else could have he done after Ducati failure having his pockets full.Money,yeah has plenty,i just hope nowdays he pays taxes...
You have a cynical and jaundiced view. Maybe you'd view him more kindly if he had just pocketed the money and gone fishing?


May 18, 2014 9:51 AM

MotoGP » 'Big disaster' averted, Rossi ready to fight

michael wall: That's one of the things that really amazes me about Rossi, being the champion he is and races he's won, now that wins are almost non existent, how he keeps racing? Is it love of bikes, competittion, or the money?
Yes, it is a feat that few other riders can match. It is defintely NOT the money. ONE, he already has plenty. TWO, he took a pay cut to get back on his beloved M1. THREE, he is giving money back to the sport by forming and running his own Moto3 team, giving young Fenati the backing to help his MotoGP dreams. FOUR, like his pal Colin Edwards he has built his own "Off Road Ranch" where he not only goes to play but also makes available to bring on younger hopefuls. VR46 defines the phrase "Love of the Sport". Hats off to him.


May 12, 2014 12:05 PM
Last Edited 98 days ago

WSBK » Perfect Rea on top of the world

It's great to see JR65 on the top step. His loyalty to Honda through the bad times seems to be paying off. LH91 is a great rider and a really pleasant bloke to talk to, but maybe all the injuries have taken the edge off his riding. I don't think he has a Championship left in him. Chaz is delivering results and Guigliano continues to be a threat. Gigi sits in his chair smiling, knowing the bike has been improved significantly. Melandri is lacking race pace and seems to have lost his cut-and-thrust style. He also appears to be lacking Manu, who is conspicuous by her absence. Is it just set-up problems? Maybe not. On the other hand Sylvain is showing how and why he earned his seat at Aprilia and is still at the front of the field in the post-Gigi era. The development of TS's bike seems to have become a little confused, and it's former consistency has wavered. Baz doesn't seem to be similarly handicapped, which must be worrying for Tom. It’s going to be an exciting, unpredictable season.


May 16, 2014 12:14 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: My dream is to stay with Yamaha

RaceRoad: Hope Dovi go's to Suzuki, now i can't cheer for him, its just like with Stoner, rossi, i hope he packs hi's backs and go
I agree there will be several teams interested in Dovi. But riders have to compromise their styles and techniques to ride the Ducati and it could take time to get out of the bad habits. Rossi had a tough year after he left Ducati and admitted it took a long time to adapt his style back to the Yamaha. It will be a huge surprise if the Suzuki beats Gigi's new Ducati regularly in 2015. There will be many rule changes for 2016, and a new tyre supplier, and every team will have to find their place in the new order, so riders may go for one-year contracts for 2015.


May 14, 2014 9:15 PM
Last Edited 99 days ago

MotoGP » Marc Marquez extends Honda MotoGP contract

JLo knows he would play second fiddle to MM at Honda. JLo knows the Ducati has given grief to so many top riders. JLo is probably talking to Honda just to make Yamaha give him more. By "more" I mean pay, and status, and preferential treatment, and first dibs at new parts, and so on Dani knows Honda currently have the best package. Dani knows he is better than Honda's other "satellite" riders. Dani by now will have resigned himself to being MM's wingman. Honda are probably just keeping him waiting and worrying to drive down his contract terms. Suzuki won't pay top dollar for a winning rider in their first year when they have little chance of giving him a bike which can win straight out of the box. They need riders who can develop the bike in its first year.


May 07, 2014 11:42 AM
Last Edited 106 days ago

MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way

I'd like to discuss Dovi's PR skills, but it’s a long time since I last saw any comments from him. He is notorious for avoiding the public eye. If Cal didn't spice up his comments Ducati would not feature in the weekly news. As someone said, "Any publicity is good publicity, no publicity is bad publicity". Ducati sell their products by promoting the "Passion", the "Emotion", but Dovi does not display either. Typically, Italians are all gestures and reactions. Cal reflects the Italian and the Ducati ethic much more closely. Cal has had a rough ride so far with technical and other faults, culminating in a very painful injury. He came back after surgery then brake failure threatened to put out his lights. He is not a robot. He’s entitled to vent his frustrations. Don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing Dovi. He is what he is and he does what he does very well. I admire him as a rider. But PR is measured in exposure, in column inches, in sound bites, and that’s where Cal puts Dovi in the shade

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