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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 ?

Tetley

April 20, 2014 7:45 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Rossi celebrates first VR46 team podium


Ah choo. Rossi's no 1 sneeze!:
Tetley: Of course, he could have just gone fishing instead ...
Yeah, because turning down millions of dollars to spend more time with your young family is such a shameful thing to do.
Ah, I think you may have taken my broad generalisation as referring to someone in particular. How strange that should happen. i was just giving one of the many, many options that VR could have taken instead of freely giving his expertise and backing, financially and otherwise, to youngsters to help their MotoGP aspirations. I'm sure you'll agree that it is to VR's immense credit that he didn't just take the money and run away.

Tetley

April 17, 2014 3:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We destroyed the front tyre


TrueFan: Interesting points. 1. VR is a master of PR, so it's hard to see him dumping the dirt while he's in that role. 2. That's a scary thought. It's supposed to be the premier racing class. I hope it's not as you suggest, but we should never underestimate what people are capable of. 3. Very good point. A good base setting will adapt better for some more that others, the disadvantage for those teams is most likely magnified by the significant tyre spec changes. More reasons to oppose the control tyre for the prototype class.
In MCN the Bridgestone engineer says they have no idea why the tyres tore up like that. Well, he would, wouldn't he? They probably know the reason but dare not disclose it. As the tyres had asymetrical compounds, they may have simply got the directional indicator wrong. The big question the Teams will be asking is "What year's tyres will they have at the next race ?"

Tetley

April 17, 2014 12:58 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Rossi celebrates first VR46 team podium


Fenati showed early promise in 2012, but his 2013 bike was off the pace and hid his potential. Rossi wisely recognised this and put Fenati on a a good bike. VR shows good judgement by his selection of Team members who have gelled and placed their bike on the podium in only their second race. He also deserves congratulations for investing in young rider talent, and for giving something back to the sport by forming and financing his own team. Of course, he could have just gone fishing instead ...

Tetley

April 17, 2014 12:22 PM
Last Edited 158 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: We destroyed the front tyre


Codger: I have stated my opinion that it was a bad batch, based on the random selection of riders and bikes that suffered. Rossi says not, he says that his was a set up problem. If tyres are going to influence the races this badly it is looking grim for the future. Bridgestone have some investigations to do and I hope we get to hear what they find.
I agree it wasn't a set-up problem because Redding, Edwards and Bradl had similar problems. But VR is a Bridgestone Ambassador so he's hardly likely to blame them. I wrote earlier "There were too many riders having problems with the 2013 tyres which Bridgestone brought. It prompts me to wonder if Bridgestone over-produced in 2013 and were just using up their old stock left over from various races last year. It seems to me that Bridgestone have developed a very casual attitude over the last year or so." And if set-up WAS to blame, how can Teams develop a base setting when tyre spec varies race-to-race?

Tetley

April 15, 2014 2:22 PM

MotoGP » Podium is 'something special' for Ducati and Dovi


lukeyt750: If the factory yamaha's didn't have the problems they did - or Cal on the other duc he would've got 5th or 6th. If it was a level playing field all on the exact same bikes - I seriously doubt he could do better than 3rd anyway.
Well, that's two "if'"s, one "could have" and one " would have". Which all amount to a comprehensive "didn't". Any rider could win if The Genie Of The Lamp granted him just 2 "if'"s. But "if" we ignore the "maybe"s it can be seen that Dovi and his Ducati got a decent result, which is encouraging for the team as a whole and gives a shed load of data for Gigi to conjure into his forthcoming new bike.


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