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Tetley

August 23, 2014 4:57 PM

MotoGP » 50-year-old McWilliams talks grand prix return!


Never, NEVER underestimate Jeremy McWilliams. He's still racing, recently getting good results in Supertwins road racing, and with the Harley he won the UK one-make championship, and again recently beat the Americans at their own Harley game. Most of all, he is the Go To Man for bike development and as he said- he's there to speed development and cement Brough's ambitions for a regular GP slot. IF he finishes, and that is not certain due to the young guns sh*t -or-bust attitude and the bike being unproven in racing, he will NOT be at the bottom of the results sheet.

Tetley

August 23, 2014 4:27 PM
Last Edited 25 days ago

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places


: “Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn't happen like that at all." @Insidejob "incorrect. Just look at Marc, Casey and Dani."
Sorry, Insidejob, I have to say that your logic is flawed and you are the one being incorrect. For every time that Marc, Casey and Dani won on a Honda, there was at least one other rider who WASN'T winning on a Honda. Which proves Cal's comment. Q E D.

Tetley

August 23, 2014 11:07 AM

BSB » Ian Hutchinson exits FFX Yamaha


johnny13:
Tetley: He's still a star on the roads.
By his own admission...not this year
That's just his usual modesty underplaying his status. He wanted to do better and was disappointed in himself, so he's feeling down. But ask any event organiser or promoter and they'll say Hutchy is still a star attraction.

Tetley

August 23, 2014 4:06 PM
Last Edited 28 days ago

WSBK » Double points, extra races for final rounds?


Lord Flashheart: Wow ! Can't help but feel this ch’ship has been a bit of a non starter this year . it doesn't even feel like a world championship. Yet a couple of years ago it was often the most exciting racing you would find in any championship with the most manufacturers for a long time.
Shortage of funds world-wide has had a huge effect. Even the big manfrs have pulled out as they can't afford to run in both WSBK and MotoGP, and with their exit the popular big-budget riders such as Haga, Biaggi and Checa have moved on. Thankfully however, the smaller factories i.e. Aprilia and Kawasaki have taken up the top slots, and most of the big factories are supporting the private teams who use their products. I see this as a transitional period, and once the rules have settled into the near-stock format I think the series will re-gain strength. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the Sykes, Guinters, and Melandri battlles, AND two races per venue is certainly good value

Tetley

August 20, 2014 12:01 PM
Last Edited 29 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow would prefer Rea as team-mate


V4Poweeeer: Honda and Rea need to make this happen now not later because there won't be a later. Imo Rea has the talent he's keeping that Ten Kate bike alive in WSBK maybe Honda will finally have a good replacement in Van Der Mark and Haslam to replace Rea. .
I agree on both these points. But more than that, Rea has been loyal to Honda and has put up with an outdated Fireblade and broken promises repeated annually that it would be "better next season". He has done as Honda asked in WSBK, MotoGP, and at Suzuka, and If Honda is as honorable as they say they are it could be said that they "owe" JR a MotoGP ride.

Tetley

August 19, 2014 11:27 AM
Last Edited 30 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow out early with shoulder pain


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SmokinHaddock: So do any of the critics actually know what Cal's injury is, or whether it actually made it unsafe for him and the other riders for him to continue? Give the guy a break.
What some posters don't know, or choose to ignore, is that after Cal's 2nd lap spill he got back on the bike, rejoined the race, and put in some very fast laps before retiring at about half-distance. Will anyone who thinks his injury wasn't painful and accuses him of taking the easy way out please explain why he didn't take the opportunity to just sit it out on the tyre wall from lap 2 onwards? And if he wasn't in pain, and if the bike was still good, why didn't he take it easy and just cruise to the flag? Yes, most of the riders have raced with bones they have broken earlier, but they are pumped with pain-killers just before the start. No painkillers are available for riders injured during the race. Cal has far more grit and determination than Crash's armchair warriors admit

Tetley

August 20, 2014 8:33 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow would prefer Rea as team-mate


grantrd: Rea has already been rewarded by Honda, he got Stoners bike for two races............ he didn't really impress on that bike either......Now everyone is going to say that he didnt crash and he was solid and that he needed more time blah blah.........that was his golden opportunity and he didnt take it. The fact that he didnt crash showed that he wasnt trying hard enough.
On the contrary, he DID impress Honda as he did exactly what they asked him to. They told him they were not looking for results, to look after the bike, don't crash it, and finish the races with the bike undamaged. "The fact that he didn't crash" proved to Honda that he could ride to orders, and get a better-than-expected finish. He's also done well at Suzuka, which is extremely important to the Japanese factories. Maybe it is easier to impress Honda than it is to impress you?


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