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Tetley

June 12, 2014 12:35 PM
Last Edited 101 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi fired-up for 'fantastic' Catalunya


You know, what makes MotoGP great is the element of uncertainty. Will MM make it 7 clean sweeps? Was JLo's last race just a flash in the pan ? Will Dani-boy ever realise his potential ? Will VR46 make it to the top step again ? It makes Formula One as exciting as watching a plate of porridge . IMHO, the last decade has been the best ever for Motorcycle racing, even though other decades have been memorable with their own heroes. Long may the riders, the spectators, the commentators, the keyboard warriors, the uncertainty and the tension last. I'm lovin' it.

Tetley

June 09, 2014 2:45 PM

WSBK » Giugliano: It’s not the first time Baz has done this…


grantrd: Is this guy for real?!?!? You would swear baz killed someone with the way they are carrying on.... Giuliagno is always out of control , crashing and getting in others way..... Get of your high horse
Killed someone? Ok, he didn't, but it was only sheer luck that Sykes and Lowes were not seriously injured or worse. I'll bet you get upset when someone does something dangerous and stupid and gets in your way and delays you- even if you are only riding to work or to the shops. We all do.

Tetley

June 11, 2014 11:37 AM

WSBK » Sykes: Baz proved a lot of people right at my expense…


JedPB67:
Tetley: Baz’s combination of inexperience and red mist is dangerous to all other riders.
Unfair to call someone inexperienced when they have raced in German, Spanish, British, French, European and World championships as well as winning th Bol D'Or 24 hour race and a European Championship by the time they're 21.
Hi, Chairman. I'll say again that I like Baz and I think he has real potential. But he is inexperienced in this series and as impetuous as anyone who was a teenager only 2 years ago. A wiser and more experienced rider would have anticipated the likely scenario. He says Sykes braked harder than expected (on the same bike ?) but it was Sykes and all the others who had judged the corner and the situation correctly. Baz was the only one to lose control and the unnecessary accident was totally his fault. His twitter comment is PR fog. He was never going to say " I'll try to ride less dangerously in future".

Tetley

June 09, 2014 8:57 PM

WSBK » Sykes: Baz proved a lot of people right at my expense…


Wintax: If you watch the race closely Lowes squeezed Baz as they approached the apex. Baz had to lean over even further tring to avoid Sykes, causing him to case the engine on the kerb. You can see from the still images Baz' rear end coming around and hitting Sykes. Baz was totally boxed in with nowhere to go.
As I said in an earlier post "In this incident, the on-bike camera shows that Lowes had to swerve away when Baz carved through" Lowes was forced wider, to the outside of Sykes. Everyone except Baz had braked OK but Baz was in much too hot and skittled the others. And how can Baz hitting the kerb be the cause when Sykes was on Baz's outside ?

Tetley

June 09, 2014 2:27 PM
Last Edited 103 days ago

WSBK » Sykes: Baz proved a lot of people right at my expense…


I like Baz. He is young, fast and has real potential. BUT Riders are employed by a Team. They are paid to bring success to the Team. Baz, on the other hand, is careless and impetuous and does not serve the Team well by eliminating and injuring the Team’s other rider. It was only luck that saw Sykes (and Lowes) escape SERIOUS INJURY. In this incident, the on-bike camera shows that Lowes had to swerve away when Baz carved through and it was inevitable that Baz would not complete the turn. Baz’s combination of inexperience and red mist is dangerous to all other riders. As for Sykes, when asked for comment while suffering pain having sustained an injury through no fault of his own, of course he is justified in criticising his assailant. Baz deserved it, in fact he deserved more. A warning and/or penalty from Race Direction would have been justified for careless riding which endangered others. OK, race your team-mate, but act sensibly and carefully towards them when you are close.

Tetley

June 09, 2014 2:05 PM

WSBK » Sykes: Baz proved a lot of people right at my expense…


JedPB67: I race sidecars, so I know all about team work.
You have my admiration for racing sidecars. They are awesome pieces of equipment which somehow overcome the limitations of the worst possible wheel configuration. They simply wouldn't last a lap without team work. On the IoM, the sidecars are especially breathtaking. Mollineux is exceptional. I was on the IoM the year that Webster/Hewitt cut a leftie too close in sidecar race 1 and Hewitt suffered a badly gashed arm. I recall that before race 2, Hewitt broke his stitches to give him more movement. They won both races. However, there is rarely more than one sidecar outfit in a team, so the teamwork is concentrated on the one pairing, which is quite different to solo racing where two sides of a pitbox compete against each other. I'd add that sidecar competitors are, by definition, loonies and we therefore have to be wary of their mental health and logic. Smiley face.

Tetley

June 07, 2014 4:08 PM
Last Edited 107 days ago

RR » TT2014: Dunlop reigns supreme in Senior showdown


theeagle: Hope he has a decent pay cheque courtesy of BMW. They certainly can afford it although I know they race purely for the love of it rather than money.
BMW have a huge competition budget across many classes of motorsport, so I'm sure he'll get a handsome cheque, including a sizeable bonus for winning. Twice. I wouldn't be surprised if he's driving an M5 now, courtesy of BMW. The questions I'd like answered are "How long is his BMW contract ?" and "Will we see him riding for BMW in other competitions ? "


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