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August 08, 2014 12:51 PM

MotoGP » ‘Somebody must stop this!’ - rivals talk Marquez domination


MM93 on the RC213V is in a class of his own. Fact. But why? Look at the tricks cycle and motorcycle riders do these days. They are doing things thought impossible only a few years ago. Double back-flip? Sure, why not? Where's the foam pit? Just like today's bedroom guitarist can play the Hendrix licks that were unthinkable before Jimi developed what his past had taught him, today's new riders and engineers all have the opportunity to learn from what went before them. In the case of the RC213V, Honda have the vast resources which enable them to develop faster and further than other less wealthy manfrs. In the case of MM93 he sees yesterday's limits and those of the days before yesterday, and realises they are not finite, not set in stone and like Jimi he is skilful and innovative enough to advance them. Dorna are trying to rationalise the rules to cap the achievable limits. Until they succeed in that aim the other teams must somehow raise their limits to compete. Not an easy task.

Tetley

August 04, 2014 11:18 AM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


V4Poweeeer: If Cal doesn't get on with this 90 degree V4 he may find that the Honda isn't so much different to the Ducati
You're sledging, right Bluey ? It would take a really long stretch of the imagination to believe that "the Honda isn't so much different to the Ducati", but of course we haven't seen the 2015 D'Alligcati yet... With the top 4 bikes having bums already spigotted to their perches ( I'm sure JLo won't jump ship ) , 2015 would just be a re-run of 2014 if there wasn't some team changes among the other rider line-ups, so I'm looking forward to seeing who goes where and who does what and who moves up the grid and who is left behind. Racing needs a bad boy, an outspoken character, an under-dog and Cal ( the "Dog" ) fits the bill perfectly. 2015 will be Cal's acid test, and we'll have to wait to see if he sinks or swims.

Tetley

August 05, 2014 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow approaching Indy ‘same as always’


Yes, RoyO, everyone knew the Ducati would be a crock, and that’s why Bob Moore negotiated a get-out clause in Cal's contract. With hindsight we might even infer that Cal's intention was NOT to stay there long. It now appears that Cal and Bob have cornered Duc into buying Cal out of his contract, and I'll bet they’re ecstatic at getting retribution for Duc's previous tricks. Remember, Duc screwed Cal in 2012 by dangling a contract which never materialised Remember, Duc screwed several riders’ careers with unfulfilled promises of bike improvements. Remember, Duc ignored the advice of the best riders in the world Remember, Duc were derisive while one rider struggled with undiagnosed lactose intolerance. Remember, Duc sent one rider to the shrink because his lack of results “was all in his head”. Cal has done what many other Duc riders couldn’t. He has ditched the crock and come out smiling. I’ll bet there are many ex-Duc riders who admire how Cal has had Ducati’s pants down.

Tetley

August 07, 2014 12:25 PM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


9times: 9times: I am absolutely certain that Cal won't be able to do any better than what he did at Tech 3 !
At Tech 3 Cal got poles and podiums. LCR will be very pleased even if he does no better than that. With the current top four who can reasonably expect anyone to do better?
@Tetley You never know, he might not even achieve that!
@9times Please make up your mind. First you are "absolutely certain", and now you've morphed to "you never know". I suppose the rest of us should be pleased that your opinions are moving towards realism instead of absolute improbabilities..

Tetley

August 04, 2014 9:14 PM
Last Edited 44 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow approaching Indy ‘same as always’


Yes, Cal bailed out, but he only bailed out of Ducati and a bike which was never as reliable or well-prepared as Dovi's. He didn't bail out of the game completely and leave behind a championship-winning bike and team to go fi... And as for Cal being a moaner... some posters have short memories. So come on all you knockers, be honest, with a once-in-a-lifetime choice between a GP Ducati and a GP Honda - which would you choose to pin your career on? And please, I'd like to hear from anyone who hasn't filled out a job application form without exaggerating, or even stretching or hiding the facts, or saying what he wanted the reader to believe. If you can honestly say you have never, one-hundred percent never manipulated anyone for your own benefit you are indeed the Messiah. To read the bitching comments on here, you'd think the writers were all Goody Two-Shoes. And we all know that isn't so. It's a game of shaft, or be shafted.

Tetley

August 03, 2014 10:29 PM

MotoGP » LCR Honda confirms Cal Crutchlow


Over the last 2 years we've seen an excellent manager getting the absolute best for Cal. He had to leave Tech3 as Herve had pre-signed Bradley which meant there was no bike for Cal. And from that potentially disastrous situation Cal landed his dream Factory ride with a big pay day. When all didn't go well with Ducati, the fruits of initial contract negotiations i.e. a get-out clause for Cal but not for Ducati, plus brilliant media management, saw Cal leave Ducati under his own terms. Furthermore, after the Ducati gamble didn't produce results on track, Cal has now been skilfully manoeuvred onto the best bike on the grid - the Honda. What is more, Cechinello benefits from a new title sponsor, and a hitherto anonymous investor gains someone whose views and outspoken manner will ensure wide media exposure. It doesn't matter that Cal has contradicted earlier statements - we're all allowed to change our minds occasionally. Changes equal interest. No changes equals boring.


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