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Tetley

September 22, 2014 12:19 PM
Last Edited 57 days ago

BSB » Brookes rules himself out of title hunt


Brookes left Tyco for a better ride. But isn't getting much better results. Tellingly, the other Josh (Waters) is now doing great on the Tyco bike. Brookes is even having difficulty just staying on the "better" bike. Now he says he's leaving BSB. But he's not got another ride yet. He is good. But not quite good enough. As Dirty Harry Callaghan said " A man's got to know his limitations".

Tetley

September 22, 2014 8:42 PM
Last Edited 60 days ago

BSB » Brookes rules himself out of title hunt


Before the season started I got some "disagrees" when I said that before season end Bridewell could be giving Brookes a hard time. Now we are at the point where Brookes has given up and Bridewell is showing he has the balls to still keep pushing for results and scoring podiums. Bridewell is now the stronger contender, with only a handful of points separating them . With Bridewell's steadily improving form he could well finish the Showdown ahead of Brookes and find himself SMT's number one rider next year. And he'll deserve it.

Tetley

September 23, 2014 10:51 PM

MotoGP » Pedrosa focussing on Rossi fight


TalentFan: Pedrosa is the best No2 any team is likely to get.
You mean prepared to play second fiddle? There are other excellent riders who could do that.
Also there could be a myriad of reasons as to why he isn't able to fight with his teammate.
No 1 reason is that he's not nearly as fast as MM93.
Also, there's a good chance he can still finish 2nd in the standings and the record at coming tracks favours the Honda super-computer.
I agree there's a chance, but I wouldn't say a good chance. VR46's star is on the rise, while DP has become used to getting beaten. In a side-by-side, two-horse race between DP and VR, most people would expect Vale to come home first.

Tetley

September 22, 2014 12:45 PM

BSB » 'Gamble' paid off for relieved Byrne


I've been a Shakey enthusiast since his Ducati days and his first BSB successes, and early season I was banking on Shakey taking the 2014 Championship. But after wins at Knockhill and Oulton, Kiyo's return to form prompted me to comment to Mrs Tbaggs that it was not unthinkable that Kiyo could give Shakey a run for the crown. Since then Kiyo's good form continued, while Shakey strayed into the doldrums for a while. They are now very close at the top and I am becoming more convinced that Kiyo will take the title. Again. I've spoken to Kiyo a couple of times and he is such a pleasant bloke, so polite. So I don't mind which of the two takes home the Trophy, but I think Kiyo will have the edge. Shakey has had a wake-up call.

Tetley

September 23, 2014 3:26 PM

MotoGP » 18 years means new record for Valentino Rossi


MotoMarc: Disagree Tetley, Rossi's only other competition for top honors in GP's is Ago. With the two bad years with Ducati that may have sealed the deal not to surpass Ago's 120 wins (or so wins) or 8 championships in the top class but with two years and improving form you never know what he can accomplish before he finally hangs up the leathers. As I've never seen Ago race other than in old videos on DVD and from what some say that he didn't have any real factory competition during the then in my view he's #1.
Sorry, MotoMarc, but I can't see what you're disagreeing with. I gave Ago max credit as being among the all-time greats. Many enthusiasts agree with including Mike Hailwood, especially as he came back after 11 years retirement to win at the IoM TT. And on the real road circuits, Joey Dunlop's 26 TT wins place him head and shoulders above his rivals, while his humanitarian work adds to his status. I'm sure even Vale would not object to being in their

Tetley

September 18, 2014 11:32 PM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


Brain:
kenfaustus:
Brain: .
Were are your Brain (less)? Out hiding? Guess Lorenzo "is on the down side of his career" - has not won a single race this season is his teammate is kicking his fine ash.
As i have been saying, the bikes are as close as they are going to get, and its up to the rider, Today Rossi was the faster rider,
Err, No, -Brain. That's not what you've been saying at all - it's only a week since you were arguing that JLo is the best ever, and telling us all that IF VR had one dnf it would drop him to 4th in the Championship. Shame you didn't consider the other "if" scenario that, VR46 would bag a great win which would place him only 8 points or so behind Dani and poised to overtake him for 2nd in the Championship. And move further ahead of JLo. I'm not knocking JLo, but your fanaticism for him is blind to all other eventualities.

Tetley

September 18, 2014 1:34 PM

MotoGP » Vintage Rossi clinches emotional victory at Misano


SpeedyBB: you could see very clearly that Rossi was out-riding the young guy on a machine that was clearly slower.
Slower? Don't think so. VR passed MM on the straights as well.
Pedrosa? Got to feel compassion for the guy,
He has 2 options- hang on and mature like Colin Edwards, or retire with a year left on contract.
Classic Rossi. He rattled Marquez the same way he used to rattle Biaggi.
That's for certain. VR brought back to my mind his races when he followed Biaggi so closely, selling dummies left and right, until Biaggi just fell off trying to stay ahead. This time MM just fell off trying to keep up. Yamaha seem to have found some extra performance. Their expenditure on clutch-free gear-changes has helped, plus they can now use bigger brake discs to brake later and deeper. It all adds up.

Tetley

September 16, 2014 12:21 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


MotoMarc: RS it's fairly simple, most if not all factory teams are just that factory teams espeically in Motogp. Maybe Gresini will be noted as a "Factory" team but really unless Aprilia is running the team would it really be a Factory team. Get it.
Remember- Teams, factory or not, can't just turn up and get a grid slot. All the available 2014 slots are currently taken, so the only way Aprilia could get on the grid in 2015 was to buy or rent another team's slots. There was talk of Aprilia buying Paul Bird's team places but maybe PB was asking too much? By teaming up with Gresini, Aprilia get their grid slots , Gresini get factory bikes and there's two teams of race mechanics to choose the best from. And there are benefits in running as a "non-factory" team, as Ducati showed in 2014.


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