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Tetley

November 04, 2014 1:57 PM

WSBK » Sykes, Baz step up feud on social media


This year Tom made the mistake of revealing his weak spot. Previously he had given the impression of being a straight-talking, no nonsense rider, confidently taking on all-comers and being ready to rumble with anyone . This year he showed it was possible to get under his skin and break his composure. Baz shocked Tom by fighting, rather than supporting him. Tom saw Baz as a handicap, rather than an ally. Tom paid too much attention to the Baz threat, and the year-long, nagging feud took a hold in Tom's mind. It took his attention and was a diversion from concentrating on the main goal. Baz spotted this, capitalised upon it, and was a constant thorn in Tom's side. Sylvain had a somewhat similar situation in his relationship with Melandri but Sylvain handled the situation more wisely then Tom. Sylvain stayed focussed on his goal, kept his cool, and didn't allow himself to be side-tracked by personal issues. The key to winning the Championship was in mental fortitude. And Sylvain won.

Tetley

November 07, 2014 7:19 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP stars talk WSBK team orders


In any other job or profession, if you don't do what your employer wants, or deliberately disobey your boss's orders you are likely to face disciplinary action, or even the prospect of getting fired. Both Baz and Melandri were coming to the end of their contacts and so thought they could do as they please. If they had no intention of following their employers instructions the honourable thing to do would be to say so before the event so their employers could plan and consider alternative scenarios. Melandri and Baz were both wrong to leave revealing their intentions until so late in the races, leaving their paymasters no opportunity to employ different tactics. Team Orders are not popular among race viewers, but until the Rules forbid them they are a permitted element which any team can invoke. They are as much a part of the Rules as is fuel tank capacity or any other competitive criteria. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

Tetley

November 07, 2014 5:02 PM

WSBK » Aprilia boss celebrates WSBK titles as MotoGP beckons


MotoMarc: If I were Aprilia I'd give Guintoli a shot at that seat or a young gun from Moto2 if any top candidates are left from that level.
I agree that Sylvain deserved a shot on the Aprilia MotoGP bike, but it's too late now - Guinters has signed for the ex-JRea Ten Kate Pata Honda seat. If TKPH get the RC213V-S which MCN have talked about, then Sylvain will be a happy bunny and JRea will be wishing he'd stayed, but if they keep that ancient Fireblade they'll be mid-field for another year. However, it will be good seeing how Michael vd Mark and Sylvain compare in 2015. As for Melandri, if a third Aprilia MotoGP seat had been available I think he would have taken more notice of Team instructions.

Tetley

November 05, 2014 2:57 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi unveils new Yamaha R1 Superbike


My last big bike was a 1000cc Aprilia, but I couldn't use all its capabilities. I knew I wouldn't be able to, but I still bought it because I WANTED it. That is where the new R1 will find its market, in the "wants", not "needs" category. Incidentally, most of you will recall when Valentino Rossi lived in London but most of you will NOT know that when he was here Yamaha gave him an R1 to use. When Vale returned to live in Italy the bike was sold to a UK team owner, and when I visited that buyer a few years ago Rossi's R1 was still in his garage, just as when VR last rode it. I know this was true, as I was shown the V5 (title document) with Rossi's name still in it. The bike was completely stock, with (understandably) no indication of who the rider was. The tyres were original, the clock showed only nominal mileage, and I felt greatly privileged to be allowed to sit on Rossi's own R1 and have my photo taken. A great moment.

Tetley

November 05, 2014 2:34 PM

WSBK » Aprilia boss celebrates WSBK titles as MotoGP beckons


I think the fact that they have let their two riders go is a sure indication that they will not be fielding a works Aprilia team in WSBK next year. But have they let them go ? Sure Sylvain is Pata-bound, but I haven't seen an announcement where Melandri is going. If he already has a signed and sealed contract to ride MotoGP with Aprilia next year, then he's a lucky man. If he hasn't yet signed his refusal to obey team orders might just have lost him a plum job. Also, I hope Albesiano and the team mechanics are not left jobless out in the cold.

Tetley

November 04, 2014 1:33 PM

WSBK » Sykes, Baz step up feud on social media


Team Orders- yes, the sport would be more representative without them, but how would you stop them? Even if Team orders were banned they would still be present. The orders could be given in secret, and the riders instructed not to make the tactics obvious. Additionally a penalty clause could be written into a rider's contract which imposed severe financial fines if the rider does not adhere to his employers instructions . A ban would be impossible to monitor and impose.


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