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July 11, 2012 10:22 PM

MotoGP » Injured Abraham ruled out of Italian Grand Prix

It's not just a case of saying that they want rider A.B or C to take the seat and then all is tickety boo. Any replacement has to be approved by Ducati, the FIM and the other teams. There is not much time left to get this all done. Battaini is a Ducati test rider and with a test scheduled for after the race then the factory can not run the risk of him not being available. I would love to see Troy Bayliss on the Cardion AB bike but I can also think of any number of reasons why that could not happen. Only two days from the team announcement to the start of the event weekend, plus other teams may not be too happy as there is a fair to middling chance that Troy could get on that thing and score some points, thus taking them away from some other regulars who will need them more come the end of the season. It's not just that simple to get someone on a bike at short notice.and as for the comments about Bataini being a joke, well the guy can ride a Moto GP bike, gets paid to do it and a fac


June 25, 2012 1:12 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still the highest paid MotoGP rider

OK OK - in my post I typed faster than my mind was working and I should have said nous - not nonce. The latter being a slang term for a sex offender, or so I am told. Then again even they know that Valentino Rossi, love him or loathe him, is the biggest draw in Moto GP. The only character we had with anything like the charisma or understanding that paying public appreciate something back, as Valentino does, we sadly lost last year. Once Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi leave the paddock a whole lot of the personal touch and fun are going to go with them.


June 25, 2012 9:26 AM

MotoGP » Marco Simoncelli tribute song - Download Now!

I can't believe these comments about the on-going memorial to Marco Simoncelli. OK so you don't give a monkeys, that's fine, you are not obliged to get involved. There are many others who do. A lot of good will come from the money that goes to the Marco Simoncelli foundation and I think it shows an immense amount of courage and dignity from those who loved him the most to do this. Cynicism abounds. As for the 9 month comment - that was just crass.


June 22, 2012 9:51 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still the highest paid MotoGP rider

Rossi is there because he is so much more than just a brilliant rider. He gives back more to the people who follow this sport than any other rider, ever. Everyone with any nonce at all knows that he is the biggest draw in this circus right now and he is the one that is owed most by the whole Moto GP world. Dorna have done their level best to screw it up but he has been the biggest factor in keeping people interested. You don't have to like him to know that it is true. They are driving to get CRT across the grid to try and get the action better in the next couple of years as Dorna know that they will lose what is currently their cash cow. As for Ducati the person who questioned if the guy writing the cheques is wondering what happened. No way, they have the biggest draw on their bike and they are getting more column inches with a bad bike than they had when Casey won a world championship on it. Make no mistake Mr Rossi is the biggest ticket on two wheels and there is no one on the hor


June 20, 2012 5:24 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow 'in with a shout of factory Yamaha ride'

There is one heck of a long way to go in this season and Ben Spies does not become a bad rider over night. I would not be surprised if he does not start getting the podiums etc again very soon and ends up with a good haul by the end of the season. Simply don't buy the comments about a Brit in a factory team. I could not give a monkeys where Cal was from. He is doing well and I hope he does get a factory bike soon. As of today however he is still being out performed by his team mate and no shame in that as Dovi is a good rider. It is only Cal's second season in the top class and his first one had it's fair share of wobbly moments. Of course he does have a shout for the slot and I would be delighted if he got it but it is still Ben's to lose.


June 13, 2012 9:37 AM

MotoGP » Injured Abraham intends to ride at Silverstone

That's not sarcasm at all, it was just a cheap shot. I am not surprised as there is always a huge cynical input to these boards but even sarcasm generally involves a certain amount of real base to be sarcastic about. The only other thing that surprises me so far is that no one has as, as of yet, made some daft comment about his Dad's money. Karel Abraham is a brave and talented young man and I hope he can race at Silverstone and all the other races getting the luck he has been lacking so far this year to show his potential.


May 09, 2012 12:43 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: I was beaten fair and square by Dovi

The B in BBC - there are two of them, so it can't be 'The B' Besides the guys is right, even as a Brit I am well fed up with the constant going on about British riders all the time. Pleased for Cal though, he is turning out to be a bit of a character, which is a good thing. As for Bradley Smith, well fair kudos to the boy and I have no ill will to him in anyway but the pressure has been heaped on to him and I too don't believe that he is truly deserving of being able to oust Dovi, Cal or Ben .... Jorge for that matter !!! I prefer watching Scott Redding in the Moto 2 and I would not be surprised if he does well on a Moto GP bike, should he get the chance.

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