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March 03, 2015 12:26 PM
Last Edited 226 days ago

MotoGP » Capirossi signs-up for World GP event

Let's be realistic, this is not so much a race as an opportunity to see heroes of earlier days back on track. The machines certainly will not be equal if they relate to contemporary periods, so as a race the results will be meaningless. Also, choice of riders is arbitrary. Some are World Champions, some not. Some are feted world-wide, some not. Some have raced comparatively recently, some not. Even the definition of "legends" appears to be "flexible". Among the riders it seems there are no specific age criteria. Jeremy McWilliams is older than many of the riders named, but would doubtless give several World Champions a drubbing. (Maybe that's why he's not included?) Likewise the Troys and many others you and I could name. However, once we forget the notion of a "race" it should be a brilliantly enjoyable event where I'm sure the riders will make themselves available to media and the public, old rivalries will be re-ignited in good humour, and a great day will be had by all.


February 23, 2015 11:55 AM

BSB » Higgs: 2015 BSB season will be best ever

" Stuart Higgs- 2015 BSB season will be best ever" Well he wasn't going to say " 2015 isn't going to be as good as previous seasons", was he ? IMHO, the only thing which will beat Shakey's Kwak will be a BMW, probably ridden by Bridewell. or maybe Laverty. I think Kiyo will start the season well, being familiar with his bike, but with the withdrawal of Works status from the BuildBase outfit we will soon see the Tyco bikes getting the upper hand. It will be an interesting and exciting season, but I think Higgs's "best ever" comment is just the start of his PR build-up. It won't be easy to better the previous few BSB seasons.


February 23, 2015 7:15 PM

WSBK » Sykes critical of van der Mark pass in race one

The most important aspect is not what MVDM did and it is not what happened to TS. The most important aspect is that Tom has not been able to shake off the "Baz effect " and he is still picking fault with whoever he feels has wronged him. " In race one I was given no room going into turn one and had to run wide." is fair and factual comment, but "he could have easily left me some room, but he didn't'" shows that he thinks he deserved sympathetic treatment which was not forthcoming. Tom has forgotten that it is racing and his competitors will take whatever advantage they can find and make no concessions to rival riders, especially in other teams. If the other riders know they can get into Tom’s head by using a bit of rough stuff they will capitalise on that weakness and use it to break his focus. Tom must shake off that “little boy hurt”, otherwise he’ll have an unhappy and unsuccessful season. It's time for Tom to man up, get tough, and do unto others before they do unto him.


March 02, 2015 2:26 PM
Last Edited 267 days ago

RR » Smiths Racing deny snubbing Johnson for Guy Martin

Guy has secured a top Supersport ride and given himself another chance to achieve that elusive TT win. Smiths have signed a rider with a huge following, enormous marketing value and strong media appeal which Guy heightens by his reclusive nature. ( I was wisely told by the late Shirley Crabtree, famous as wrestler Big Daddy, who was renowned for the briefness of his wrestling bouts to "Always leave them wanting more "). Unless Gary Johnson has other, better offers on the table, it seems like he has shot himself in the foot.


February 26, 2015 1:36 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow smashes Sepang personal best

Cal is a little bit older, and doubtless a little bit wiser from riding for 3 different manufacturers in 3 years. Hopefully this will mean a more mature, more consistent Cal for 2015. However, I think the top 3 or four places are a lock-out and with Ducati's prospects looking rosy I think to finish in 5th, 6th, or 7th places will be good and well deserved results for Cal. He is clearly the best British premier class rider for many, many years and deserves the full support of his compatriots..


February 24, 2015 11:56 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: I felt good straight away

cfsteezy: LCR has bronze in their logo so thats probably the reason for the wheels. I am partial to bronze wheels, i think they look like proper on a race bike instead of the usual pop-art style graphics with bright colors everywhere but thats just me. And i totally get how the eye catching schemes are more marketable.
I'm in agreement with you about gold and bronze wheels looking good, even more so on 4 wheels. I also like bright coloured wheels like Honda orange and Kawa green, bright red or bright blue, providing they go with a compatible overall colour scheme. What I don't like are the darker wheel colours, especially black, which merge in with the tyre and become a featureless blur. They simply don't add anything to a bike’s style or appearance.


February 23, 2015 11:18 AM

WSBK » Bayliss escapes unhurt after huge high-side

"Tetley- February 21, 2015 It looks like Troy still has the speed, but is it just over one or two laps ? Will he have the stamina to last race distance at full chat ? Those questions are to be answered over this weekend. Good luck, Troy ." Impressive showing from Troy in the early laps of both races, but as I anticipated his stamina seemed to drop off quicker than the younger riders.Or was it his tyre management skills ?


February 23, 2015 11:40 AM

WSBK » Bayliss rues tyre issues on 'emotional' weekend

Impressive come-back from Troy, but why was he the only rider with tyre troubles ? Tyre troubles in one race is unfortunate, and anyone can get a bad pair, but in both races it is a bit too much of a coincidence, and prompts the question whether he was on a softer option than the other riders. I'm assuming a softer option was available, someone please correct me if I'm wrong. A softer option would have given him enhanced early performance and explained the drop-off and may have been deliberately chosen to allow him to shine in the early laps and mask reduced stamina in the later laps. Under the circumstances of a last-minute comeback, that would be a clever strategy. He's now got a month to get into race-shape and I'm looking forward to seeing him back on track fully prepared to show off his undoubted talents.

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