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April 11, 2014 3:28 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…

Ben makes valid points if not obvious ones. However, one point I strongly disagree with is saying Dorna should start a series in the States. It's not Dorna's responsibility to bring up AMERICAN riders, it's America's responsibility to do so. If no one in the states has that drive and business motivation to create a good series in the states, the lack of riders from the US will continue. There's no one to blame, to create a successful series is massive amounts of dedication, money and time. It wouldn't be overnight thing. Problem is greed and arrogance. Both in Canada and US. The main series' are all run by the old guard, old farts who can't let go of "their days" and still run the sport like it's 1993.


June 14, 2014 3:43 AM

WSBK » Loris Baz - Q&A

I agree with the top comments. Baz is the most cool headed rider out there. He is never overly aggressive. In fact, in my mind, he is not aggressive enough. He almost always has the out right pace. Great responses in the interview, I really hope the crash doesn't get to his head much. He's taking way too much slack for it from the media.


May 11, 2014 2:59 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (2)

Very impressive by Rea with that dinosaur of a bike, especially on a fast track. Also impressed at the CBR's trap speeds, they definitely did good on the bike over the winter. Now I gotta wait 7 days to watch the full races. Also impressed with if Bimota was able to compete with points, they would have placed first of the Evo bikes in Race 2 with Badovini and Iddon would have placed 2nd in race one. They need to sell them bikes quick! Next year they should be able to compete right up there as it seems their chassis and electronics hit the ground running.


April 17, 2014 7:04 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki wraps up Austin test, top Open pace

Hopper, did you see his gut? He's got a pity ride in BSB right now, if he makes good, great, but he's definitely not the right guy to be in MotoGP. I think Showa/Nissin/Honda would want to retain Bautista because he's doing great work for them. Hayden doesn't seem to have the raw pace anymore, Redding is already faster than him. I'm afraid Hayden's days are limited in MotoGP although maybe he'll get a test. IMO if Suzuki is fielding two riders. Depending on how E.Laverty does on it in 6 weeks, he should be one of the riders. I'm betting RdP has in his contract at least 1 year as a rider, so that would be on OK pair, but Suzuki should also seek young blood as well, Tito Rabat perhaps.


February 15, 2014 3:35 PM

F1 » F1 field is ‘mediocre’ – Villeneuve

@ Seashack - I agree. It's odd that so many people hate on JV once they have the chance yet his opinion is generally the same as the people hating on him. IMHO, for the most part, he made bad career choices but also he was unable to adapt to the more modern cars. I've always been a fan of him since I'm Canadian. It was painful to see his decline and some of the performances. But frankly, there hasn't been another Canadian since him. Or rather, no one has given Canadian talent any chance (Wickens, Spengler). I agree with JV about F1 being artificial. I think DRS is one of the stupidest ideas ever. But I'm happy to see the new cars have so much less down force than last year. Hopefully the cars get simpler and simpler and harder to drive.


February 15, 2014 3:42 PM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna begins reshaping Ducati

I think it's cool how much Gigi is revealing in this interview. Basically saying the personnel structure at Ducati Corse was a cluster f***. Furthermore he openly tells us what he has done to make it better. I like that transparency and honesty from a factory team. If anything, it's just nice to read, forgetting about what Ducati has done lap time wise or whatever. I've gained lot more respect for Gigi. He seems very down to earth, no games, no bs. He's very clear cut too. After 3 races he said he'll know what to do with the bike if it needs a whole new development. That means it can take up to another 3 or so to put those changes into affect. Lets keep our eyes on Ducati at the 5th or 6th race and see where Gigi has brought that GP14.


February 12, 2014 9:37 PM
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MotoGP » Honda would 'stop' if software is controlled

@RossL I use to think this as well, but electronic aids have been appearing on manufactures Superbikes since 2009. Almost all manufactures got on the ball with their next year models after BMW showcased the S1000RR with electronic aids. Honda is a huge player in the sport bike industry, there's just no excuse for not, at the very least, retrofitting a system to their Fireblade and selling it at the same price to at least stay with the times. I understand they may want to make a big splash with a totally new V4 superbike, but doesn't mean they don't need to update the current superbike. Moreover, there isn't even an official announcement of a new SBK in the works from Honda. So I just don't understand why Honda B.O.Ds freaking out over in house software. Are we going to see a Honda OS for PC soon? (poking fun at Nakamoto's PC/Mac reference)

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