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November 20, 2013 12:19 PM
Last Edited 148 days ago

WSBK » Donington Park to be sole British round in 2014

@jf " Let's face it, Brands Hatch is the one everyone in the UK really want to see." Sorry, but have to disagree. Brands is a helluva long way for everyone except those living in the South. Donington is more central and is fed by motorways from all directions (and has an airport next door for the overseas fans). I saw Formula 1 at Brands in the 1970's and was impressed by the track and the facilities. The last time I was there in the 2000's, the kerbs were crumbling, the facilities were worn out and the breakfasts were inedible. The Brands Indy circuit is mickey-mouse apart from Paddock Hill Bend and Druids. The GP circuit is mainly out-of-sight. Donington offers better viewing. Now Donington has had a comprehensive facelift (which is on-going) it's return to WSBK status will be well justified.


November 20, 2013 12:03 PM

RR » Michael Dunlop opts to take year out in 2014

Michael appears to be happiest working on his own and doing everything himself. I have witnessed that in his awning, where he is perpetual motion and non-stop busy. One might even say "hyper-active". In an interview a little while ago, his brother William was reported as saying " Michael has his problems". This says to me that there is more to Michael than meets the eye and maybe his inner self is affecting his judgement.


November 17, 2013 7:08 PM
Last Edited 151 days ago

RR » Macau: Hutchinson reflects on 'special' victory

I've just watched the race on Motors TV and witnessed a clinical performance by Hutchy as he made his way to the front and then left Rutter 2 secs behind. Sadly, one of the commentators was an absolute twerp, referring to Hutchy as "Hutch", calling Steve Plater "Stephen Platter" and showing his utter ignorance by telling us how Hutchy won 5 TTs in a day, ( a DAY ? ? )among many other schoolboy errors. What a plonker!


November 13, 2013 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: It was a challenging day

OK, so who was naive enough to think that Cal's first test on the old Duck would show anything which the whole paddock didn't know before? It's a difficult bike and a click here and there won't transform it overnight. BUT, when Gigi unveils the "significantly different" 2014 bike Cal will be able to compare it with what went before. Some might say that it was pointless testing a bike which we are told will be "significantly different) from next years model, but it was a genuinely useful opportunity for the newbies, Cal and Gigi, to get to know their new crews and learn their methods of working, so they don't start 2014 as a bunch of strangers in the pits. No-one here can make accurate judgements and comments until a couple of races into the 2014 season, so criticism now is futile.


November 12, 2013 11:11 AM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: We've started on the right foot

The photo of Gigi and Cal surprised me. I hadn't realised that Gigi was so tall, maybe because we always see him sitting down while everyone else has to stand. It is his way of showing and reminding everyone that he is The Boss. It works. Cal's performance on the first day was impressive considering that he probably hasn't yet got the bars and pegs to where they suit him best. However, we already know that the Duck is fast over a few laps and it is as a race progresses that the Duck drops back. Recognising that Cal is fresh and keen and that Dovi is demoralised and fed up with the the Duck we can confidently expect that tomorrow Cal will beat Dovi. Also scheduled for tomorrow, Gigi will be overseeing the testing and set-up of his new chair, funded by Audi, upholstered by Dianese, sprung by Ohlins, held back by Ducati Development.

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