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Tetley

July 30, 2014 7:51 PM

WSBK » Guintoli hopeful for Aprilia contract extension


Sure, Melandri is fast and agressive and can occasionally make the top step of the podium, But he's in decline (or at a plateau) and won't get any better. He was dire in the first half of this season. Sylvain, on the other hand is fast out of the box at the start of the season, and chalks up a respectable finish in most races. He is especially valuable for his consistency, as that is what nets a championship position at the end of the season. He rarely does anything daft and he generally brings the bike home. He has earned his factory Aprilia ride and despite Gigi's exit and other team changes he continues to bring home the goods. Letting him leave would be a mistake for Aprilia.

Tetley

August 04, 2014 11:18 AM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


V4Poweeeer: If Cal doesn't get on with this 90 degree V4 he may find that the Honda isn't so much different to the Ducati
You're sledging, right Bluey ? It would take a really long stretch of the imagination to believe that "the Honda isn't so much different to the Ducati", but of course we haven't seen the 2015 D'Alligcati yet... With the top 4 bikes having bums already spigotted to their perches ( I'm sure JLo won't jump ship ) , 2015 would just be a re-run of 2014 if there wasn't some team changes among the other rider line-ups, so I'm looking forward to seeing who goes where and who does what and who moves up the grid and who is left behind. Racing needs a bad boy, an outspoken character, an under-dog and Cal ( the "Dog" ) fits the bill perfectly. 2015 will be Cal's acid test, and we'll have to wait to see if he sinks or swims.

Tetley

August 05, 2014 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow approaching Indy ‘same as always’


Yes, RoyO, everyone knew the Ducati would be a crock, and that’s why Bob Moore negotiated a get-out clause in Cal's contract. With hindsight we might even infer that Cal's intention was NOT to stay there long. It now appears that Cal and Bob have cornered Duc into buying Cal out of his contract, and I'll bet they’re ecstatic at getting retribution for Duc's previous tricks. Remember, Duc screwed Cal in 2012 by dangling a contract which never materialised Remember, Duc screwed several riders’ careers with unfulfilled promises of bike improvements. Remember, Duc ignored the advice of the best riders in the world Remember, Duc were derisive while one rider struggled with undiagnosed lactose intolerance. Remember, Duc sent one rider to the shrink because his lack of results “was all in his head”. Cal has done what many other Duc riders couldn’t. He has ditched the crock and come out smiling. I’ll bet there are many ex-Duc riders who admire how Cal has had Ducati’s pants down.

Tetley

August 07, 2014 12:25 PM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


9times: 9times: I am absolutely certain that Cal won't be able to do any better than what he did at Tech 3 !
At Tech 3 Cal got poles and podiums. LCR will be very pleased even if he does no better than that. With the current top four who can reasonably expect anyone to do better?
@Tetley You never know, he might not even achieve that!
@9times Please make up your mind. First you are "absolutely certain", and now you've morphed to "you never know". I suppose the rest of us should be pleased that your opinions are moving towards realism instead of absolute improbabilities..

Tetley

August 04, 2014 9:14 PM
Last Edited 76 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow approaching Indy ‘same as always’


Yes, Cal bailed out, but he only bailed out of Ducati and a bike which was never as reliable or well-prepared as Dovi's. He didn't bail out of the game completely and leave behind a championship-winning bike and team to go fi... And as for Cal being a moaner... some posters have short memories. So come on all you knockers, be honest, with a once-in-a-lifetime choice between a GP Ducati and a GP Honda - which would you choose to pin your career on? And please, I'd like to hear from anyone who hasn't filled out a job application form without exaggerating, or even stretching or hiding the facts, or saying what he wanted the reader to believe. If you can honestly say you have never, one-hundred percent never manipulated anyone for your own benefit you are indeed the Messiah. To read the bitching comments on here, you'd think the writers were all Goody Two-Shoes. And we all know that isn't so. It's a game of shaft, or be shafted.

Tetley

August 03, 2014 10:29 PM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


Over the last 2 years we've seen an excellent manager getting the absolute best for Cal. He had to leave Tech3 as Herve had pre-signed Bradley which meant there was no bike for Cal. And from that potentially disastrous situation Cal landed his dream Factory ride with a big pay day. When all didn't go well with Ducati, the fruits of initial contract negotiations i.e. a get-out clause for Cal but not for Ducati, plus brilliant media management, saw Cal leave Ducati under his own terms. Furthermore, after the Ducati gamble didn't produce results on track, Cal has now been skilfully manoeuvred onto the best bike on the grid - the Honda. What is more, Cechinello benefits from a new title sponsor, and a hitherto anonymous investor gains someone whose views and outspoken manner will ensure wide media exposure. It doesn't matter that Cal has contradicted earlier statements - we're all allowed to change our minds occasionally. Changes equal interest. No changes equals boring.

Tetley

July 24, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


MotoMarc: if Cal had the contract for next year it makes sense why Ducati is considering a 3rd rider. In terms of Crazy I think the spec of his bike is already very close to that of the factory boys.
Gigi said before the season that all the Team and satellite Ducs would be factory spec, as that gave him 4 avenues of development. So I’d expect that CJ’s bike is the same under the paintwork.
MotoMarc:I think Gigi will improve the bike for next season but they have such a big gap I'd expect a little improvement compared to their current race finishes but don't think they'll compete against the factory Yams or Hondas yet. 2016 rules should help teams like Ducati or Suzuki.
Everyone says it is the weight distribution which is handicapping the Ducati. If Gigi’s more compact new engine solves that I’d expect much better results in 2015. 2016 should be even better, except for Dorna’s habit of changing the rules just as the season starts.

Tetley

July 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Last Edited 91 days ago

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


Stillsmokin: i want to know why ducati are putting all there hopes on next years bike what happens if that bike is rubbish are they going to wait until 2016 to update it ,they should be trying new frames and engines every week
If they don't put all their hopes on next year's bike, where do you think they should put them ? Last year's bike maybe? Surely every team is putting their 2016 hopes on their next year's bikes. Regarding frames and engines, Gigi said wisely that he needed to understand this year's bike before he could design an improved bike. Now he says they are working on a smaller engine. It's obvious that they can't do any track work on a frame until the motor reaches a certain point in it's development, but Gigi will have the frame's principles already clear in his mind.
Stillsmokin Ducati are owned by audi and sponsored by the devil
Is Biaggi giving them money ?


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