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Tetley

April 29, 2014 12:31 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Bradl cost me a podium


@V4Poweeeer “Its a five year contract so I don't see how Rossi retiring would affect the Movistar contract.” "but factory Yam moving to open class have you forgotten the Ducati debacle .The GP commission has slammed the door shut for another established factory to take that route. Cobber, like the rest of us, you only know what has been published, that is, what Managements want us to know. Rossi is a huge Brand and Movistar knows his value. Movistar would not be happy with a less marketable rider, given that Lorenzo may leave Yamaha. The Movistar deal and Rossi’s withdrawal of the possibility of retirement were close together and that’s why I float the idea that there may be a link. I didn’t say, or mean, that Yam would move to Open Class. My comment was “with an imminent move to make the "Open" class the norm” and referred to the new rules for 2015 and beyond which will move the two classes closer together and may erode Honda’s current advantage.

Tetley

April 29, 2014 12:03 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Bradl cost me a podium


I don't anticipate that VR46 will retire at the end of this year. The new stiff carcass Bridgestones seem to suit him, while JLo doesn't like them as much. And JLo is unhappy with the full factory bike, and actually asked to ride the "Open" class machine. Also there's strong rumours that JLo is likely to go to Honda, so Yamaha will be looking for VR46 to provide some continuity. I have a suspicion that Rossi's announcement that he has discounted retirement is connected in some way to Yamaha securing and wanting to retain the Movistar sponsorship deal. I would also note that the Yam "Open" bike seems better than the Honda "Open" bike, and with an imminent move to make the "Open" class the norm it is likely to remove the current big advantage that the Honda Team have, and therefore give VR46 a real chance for winning the tenth title which he wants so much.

Tetley

April 24, 2014 1:13 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


Mintox: Good to see Tetley and Realist are continuing their hate campaign against Stoner
Maybe English is not your first language but a good translator will read to you that I was not hating Stoner. What I was seriously contradicting were the comments saying he was "like Hailwood" and I listed logically the reasons why any comparison between the two just highlighted all the differences. By all means argue about what I write, but arguing about what I didn't write just highlights your delusion.

Tetley

April 23, 2014 6:51 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


@V4Poweeeer” Did I say Stoner was an ace driver... no I did not. “ However I'd still say that Stoner has many more years that he would be capable of winning titles and even more where he'd be able to win races if he so chooses.” That’s pure speculation. All the others are continuing to prove their worth, not relying on would-haves and if’s. True, you didn’t mention Stoner’s disappointing 4-wheel diversion, but you compared him to MH and I was highlighting the differences. @V4Poweeeer ”Like Hailwood, Stoner will only race if he feels he has something to prove or if he finds he has nothing better to do.” You are so, so wrong about Hailwood. MH raced to win, but also for the fun, because he enjoyed the buzz, the company of other riders, and the general atmosphere of a race meeting. He had nothing to prove yet he still made a comeback after 11 years, just for the hell of it. In contrast, Stoner didn’t like where he was and simply quit.

Tetley

April 23, 2014 7:02 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


@AussieNSW “I also hope Cal gets well soon we need him back on that Duc” Too right Bluey. @ V4Poweeeer “You missed the point I'm not judging riders solely on titles on the contrary I'm judging them on their ability. Forget total number of titles but its the stories and the circumstances that will be most memorable.” I saw Hailwood race in the 1960’sand met him at Cadwell Park when I was a schoolboy. I was on the Isle of Man in 1979 and saw him win on the TT course. The stories about him are of a likeable bloke with good humour and bravery which saw him awarded a medal for saving another F1 driver. Outside of Australia Stoner will be remembered for moaning and quitting and being passed at the corkscrew by Rossi on a slower bike. If you don’t count actual results you are discounting Stoner’s best feature. V4Poweeeer “Btw this snowballed quickly, go Crutch”. I’m with you there, Cal is a real fighter and I just can't wait to see him on Gigi's new bike. .

Tetley

April 23, 2014 11:51 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


Codger: My post that started it all was to defend Cal, the guy was pushing too hard and fell off. It happens.
Agreed. And let us not ignore the fact that Cal had experienced tyre problems, had pitted to change his rear tyre, and was throwing caution to the wind in trying to make up the lost time. And who is to say that it wasn't a tyre problem which unseated him? There were tyre problems everywhere that weekend, and none which have been answered convincingly or have been explained logically so even a comparison with Dovi is misleading. Cal has the Guts and the Will and just will not give up. There's no shame in that.

Tetley

April 23, 2014 11:34 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


V4Poweeeer: Stoner and Hailwood are similar to me .
Mate, you are so wrong ! I don't decry Stoner's achievements but he doesn't come anywhere close to Hailwood. Stoner was at the top briefly. Hailwood was a lifetime star. Stoner failed dismally on 4 wheels. Hailwood raced at the front of Formula One for years. Your coastline is limiting your assessments. And even within your own coastline, Doohan's results and determination far outclassed Stoner.

Tetley

April 22, 2014 12:56 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow ruled out of Argentina


That injury must be very very painful indeed to prevent Cal from racing. He's normally ready to race irrespective of broken bones. Gigi is smart enough to know that a rider needs to heal properly and there is nothing to gain by risking an injury being worsened. Cal vs Dovi is an intriguing scenario which brings the best of both worlds to the Team. We'll get a better comparison between the two when Gigi unveils his new bike and they are starting from the same base.

Tetley

April 21, 2014 8:23 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Rossi celebrates first VR46 team podium


Ah choo. Rossi's no 1 sneeze!:
Tetley: Ah, I think you may have taken my broad generalisation as referring to someone in particular.
Of course, but only because you were. Not that I'm going to accuse you of not having the courage to stand by your cheap shots. Pretty sure you've made that clear, yourself.
So you are still refusing to acknowledge that VR deserves kudos for his actions in forming a new team specifically to help young riders ?


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