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November 14, 2014 7:26 PM

RR » Flying Easton knocks Rutter off Macau top spot

How on earth did Jack(ass) Miller become the major topic of an article about Stuart Easton and Macau GP ? Some posters are monotonous in their pre-occupation with the Ozzie. The Macau GP is a race exclusively for the possessors of large cojones. A special kind of bravery is needed to race on this armco-lined street circuit. Any mistake has serious consequences- just ask Guy Martin. The winners in he past few years all have a few things in common. Speed, Bravery, Fairness and Respect for other riders. None are loudmouth self-promoters. Few riders in any other discipline can match "Rat-boy" Easton, Hutchy and "The Blade" Rutter, although I reckon Lee Johnson is soon to join in with the elite band. Interestingly, I read that Stuart is riding Shakey's BSB Championship-winning bike and it is good to see Paul Bird letting the old chariot have another outing. So, best of luck to all the riders, and let's hope you all stay shiny-side up.


November 12, 2014 12:48 PM

WSBK » Leon Haslam signs for Red Devils Aprilia

Greavesit: I think you may be eating these words in a bit of humble pie this time next year!
That's the same line the Brits always come on here with, every time Haslam's ability is called in to question.
"Always" ? " Every Time " ? Please read the postings again, observe the comments from other Brits, realise your error, then apologise to the posters who you have unfairly criticised with your blanket condemnation..


November 13, 2014 12:53 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: New Honda needs change of direction

Bendy: The 2015 Honda hasn't suited Marquez, so it's time Stoner was given his marching orders. Stoner isn't going to be useful in developing a bike for Marquez if he's riding style isn't the same. As time goes on, Stoner will become a much slower rider than Marquez and will be unable to reach the full limits of the bike.
I agree completely. I posted a few threads ago that the fisherman was an illogical choice as a test rider. It is said that he was the only rider who could tame the poor handling Ducati, so there's a real likelyhood that he could also ride around the 2015 Honda's faults instead of identifying and fixing them. I got "disagrees", as you probably will, but I simply don't rate CS when it comes to developing a bike .


November 13, 2014 4:48 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: New Honda needs change of direction

Tetley: ... he could also ride around the 2015 Honda's faults instead of identifying and fixing them. ... I simply don't rate CS when it comes to developing a bike .
Stoner only rode this bike a few weeks ago. It would not have changed significantly, if at all. He also rode the 2014 bikes of both Marquez and Pedrosa, IIRC. Honda would have analysed the data from all of the tests, and compared the performance of them. What you want in a test rider is someone who can ride fast enough to capture data near the performance limit of the bike. Stoner is one of only a handful that can do that. From what I read, he had nothing whatsoever to do with "developing" the bike. Noone has said what feedback Stoner gave, just that some "interesting" differences in the data were noted. Are you sure that Marquez is saying something different to what Stoner told them? None of us know.
Good points. You're right. None of us know.


November 13, 2014 1:18 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow 'fell at turn one, nearly landed at turn two'

Rowdy75: Must be something to do with living on the Isle of Man and that dodgy cat with the missing tail :)
I would NOT want to get on the wrong side of one of those "dodgy cat with the missing tail". Due to dwindling numbers and subsequent in-breeding they are known for being feisty, always ready to bite and scratch if you invade their space, and too aggressive to be considered a pet. No kidding, you have been warned.


November 11, 2014 5:01 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki: We know what happened

Crash’s article says “Randy de Puniet retiring from Sunday's season-closing race with a gearbox problem”. Terada says “ We know what happened in the engine but unfortunately we don't have the time to fix it”. One of those statements must be incorrect. But which ? Or maybe they are both true, in which case they have a lot of work to do to go full race distance, bearing in mind they had reduced the power for mechanical longevity. Well at least they didn’t fall back onto the usual “electrical problem” excuse. As for the livery, having SUZUKI writ large all down the sides indicates no major title sponsor, so reliability and success better come quickly or they could fast run out of cash resources.

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