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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 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 20, 2014 12:07 PM
Last Edited 68 days ago

WSBK » We have a lot of work to do, admits Sykes


I don't subscribe to the Honda / Ducati conspiracy theory, particularly as it hasn't yet been announced whether Honda will field the Fireblade or their new V4 RC213V road bike. Dorna made it very clear that they wanted to move WSBK closer to stock showroom bikes to restrict performance and expand the difference between WSBK and MotoGP bikes. That is what has happened. Sykes real worry should be that JRea is not yet 100 percent familiar with the bike, but is already a tenth faster than Tom.

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.

Tetley

November 20, 2014 12:40 PM

WSBK » PICS: Rea faster than Sykes in maiden Kawasaki test


brains: what kinda fkn contract did rea have with honda ??? he can ride for a new team,get all the new kawasaki livery,test,pose for pictures etc etc, but hes not allowed to mention his new bike,or talk about anything ??
Most observers will know that most rider contracts run from beginning of January to end of December. This is to allow manufacturers (employers) to make the most of promoting by advertising and public appearances any results and achievements by the rider on their machinery in the season just ended. However, there is an unwritten agreement between the teams that immediately after the racing season ends they will usually allow a departing rider to ride and test for his new team on the understanding that the rider does not give interviews or takes part in any promotional activities for his new employers. However, they can't control the media and cannot prevent photos being published.

Tetley

November 20, 2014 10:32 PM

WSBK » PICS: Rea faster than Sykes in maiden Kawasaki test


EmmBee1964: you are wrong both about the importance to team management about glances and the unspoken word and giving any weight to unwritten agreements about releasing riders/drivers, which has been proved time and time again. See the Alonso/Vettel/Button fiasco going on at the moment. I do have experience of this.
. "been proved time and time again" OK, so show us all the many instances of "proof". Otherwise it will be apparent that you have NO proof. The proof of my comments lies right here in Crash's bike archives but I don''t suppose you've looked very hard. As for "the Alonso/Vettel/Button fiasco" you can go see it if you want but as it has no connection at all to WSBK I won't be looking.

Tetley

November 20, 2014 5:25 PM

WSBK » PICS: Rea faster than Sykes in maiden Kawasaki test


EmmBee1964: If you think that multi million dollar teams are run on unspoken words and unwritten rules then you are deluded and there is no point in continuing this thread as you will come up with another "unsomething" to justify your comment.
Your reply concentrates more on insulting me than it does on the points I made. Insults don't make your comment stronger. Resorting to insults is a sure sign of a weak arguement. Here's a couple more "un"s . Your comments are unfounded and unacceptable. Educated posters are aware that Mnfrs make such agreements.

Tetley

November 20, 2014 12:22 PM

WSBK » PICS: Rea faster than Sykes in maiden Kawasaki test


EmmBee1964: If you read anything into these times then you are a fool.
The important aspect is not what WE read into the test times, but how Team Management and the riders themselves interpret the unspoken signs that the riders are giving to each other. Those signs are that that Jonathan is fast and will get faster, and Tom is on the back foot and is already worried by his fast team-mate. These times are VERY significant to those involved.


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