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Tetley

September 09, 2014 12:46 PM

WSBK » Giugliano: Always a risk riding at 150%


shamarone: there are roughly 6,900 languages on planet earth...ok, so with that many languages there HAS to be one in which the word "mentor" has a direct translation to the English word "trellis" right...?
Shampoo, you're quite amusing... sometimes. The word "trellis" can be traced back to the Latin "Iconic" and the Japanese "outmoded". Yes the trellis was great in it's day- but so was the 8-track cartridge tape. (Smiley Face )

Tetley

September 12, 2014 12:00 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


" Aprilia will race under the same Factory rules as Ducati and Suzuki in 2015, meaning they can run their own ECU software but still benefit from the Open class concessions" Great to see Aprilia's return. If Ducati are to have their open-class concessions for another year (2015) , and bearing in mind Dovi's recent performances on the fast-improving bike, they could be a serious regular threat for the podium's top step next year.

Tetley

September 11, 2014 1:46 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Misano is my track, I love this place


VR46 -."We will try to prepare the bike perfectly, from the first day. I want to stay in front and try to fight with Jorge and Marc." I think we already knew that . This press release has all the hallmarks of the Press Officer bigging-up VR's obvious love of his home circuit. Be prepared for the following press releases... JLo "- fight with Marc -" Dani "- fight with Marc-" Dovi "- bike improvements, aiming for podium-" Cal "-bike not this, bike not that-" Brad "-among the factory bikes-" Asparago Bros “-which one am I today-” Niki “-yee-harrr-” Colin "-chaw, chaw, Hyyochh, Phhyuhhhtt, Ting-" Livio "-low growl-" (beyond human hearing spectrum) Lin "-schtumm-" Naka “-our plan is to make plans-” Bird “-just nipping out to pay in at the bank-” Carmelo "-Next year will be more equal-" BT Boss "-Oh, Sshh**tt-“ and so on We could almost write their press releases ourselves. The trick is trying to pick out the gems that actually say something significant.

Tetley

September 10, 2014 10:53 PM

MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


Banned: At the recent MotoGP at Silverstone a weekend ticket would have cost you £110 and this did not include car parking or camping. If you bought three separate tickets Friday was £20, Saturday was £45 and Sunday was £90.
Assuming you mean £110 EACH, that's £220 for two persons. Whereas at Catalunya we were charged 90 Euros ( about £72 ) for the two of us for the whole 3-day weekend with free parking. Or to put it another way, Silverstone entry costs a fraction over 3 times more than Montmelo. Just the thought of it makes my wallet cry

Tetley

September 09, 2014 12:27 PM

WSBK » Aprilia boss talks World Superbike future


Aprilia really NEED to reach a profitable agreement with a non-factory superbike team to bring in some cash to fund their MotoGP project. If they go to MotoGP without a cash income from WSBK topping up their finances they will soon find their resources are drained, which means a halt (or severe slowing) of investment and development in their bike, which translates into lack of success, which means waste of time, money and opportunity. This would be a real shame as they have the talent and capability to build competitive race bikes, and their road bikes, like the Mille I had a few years ago, are great alternatives to mainstream (common) choices. In my opinion, the only way a small manufacturer like Aprilia can survive, especially in big-money racing, is to make customer bikes and sell or lease them to private teams. The Cube has already shown them what a money-pit MotoGP is.

Tetley

September 09, 2014 3:30 PM

WSBK » Aprilia boss talks World Superbike future


CliffEdge: No they don't. What they need are SPONSORS. If Aprilia was to remain in WSB with a team such as Alstare they would be lucky if they could actually cover all their costs there never mind using that to fund their MotoGP project!
I agree that "with a team such as Alstare they would be lucky if they could actually cover all their costs" That's why my actual words were "Aprilia really NEED to reach a profitable agreement with a non-factory superbike team to bring in some cash to fund their MotoGP project." Note I said "profitable". Finding Sponsors for a non-factory team is what the non-factory team have to do. Any Sponsors which Aprilia can attract will want their names on the GP bike and their cash directed to the MotoGP project to improve their results and therefore their media exposure. Making a profit, not loss in WSBK should be Aprilia's aim.

Tetley

September 09, 2014 11:43 AM
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MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


Banned: £40? You did well. Just going to Moto GP race day at Silverstone is £90 plus you also get seriously mugged off for parking charges if you take your car.
Tetley: OK, so we didn't camp, but the huge difference between Spanish and UK attendance costs really does need to be investigated
rsmick It wouldn't need to be a long investigation, £ is strong against the €, if it was the same it would have been £90, closer to the Silverstone mark.
As my original post said, at the 2013 Catalalunya MotoGP Mrs TBaggs and I got 3-day Grandstand seated tickets with free parking for a total cost of 90 Euros ( £72 approx). Mick and Banned - There seems to be some variance in reports of what Silverstone charges actually are (were).

Tetley

September 07, 2014 10:55 PM

MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


I've just watched this weekend's BSB and Donington's track looked awesome. With all the past comments of mud and lack of cover and mucky toilets, Donington's bosses know they are lucky to get this last chance at a MotoGP, this major opportunity to redeem their venue and restore goodwill among their customers. They can hire temporary grandstands and place them at all the best vantage points. They can hire portable toilets and put them where they are needed. They can hire and lay temporary pathways around the track and to popular areas to make the forthcoming event a success. Either Donington or CoW must pay the costs of these extras, but either way the cost will have to be passed to customers. I'm hoping that the appropriate improvements are present ( even if temporary ) and that the MotoGP turns out well, as I have doubts that the CoW venture will survive into 2016, leaving Donington able to bid for the MotoGP contract.


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