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shuggiemac

May 03, 2014 4:45 PM

MotoGP » Spain MotoGP - Qualifying (1) Results


As much as I like Scott Redding and I do, I am hoping that he is learning a bit of humility. The claims in the past of wanting to be the top of the Open Honda and that meant beating Nicky Hayden was pretty disrespectful to the others on the bike. I am actually very pleased to see Karel Abraham getting to grips with it and I hope he repeats his success of Argentina in Spain and ahead of Scott - again. I do wish Scott well but it seems that he has been a bit dismissive of too many others. I am sure the flag wavers will not like this but c'est la vie

shuggiemac

April 24, 2014 9:59 AM

MotoGP » Pedrosa poised to pass Barros on all-time points list


@rattle - you are of course 150% right but you had best not go there. There seems to be little support for the notion that to finish first, first you have to finish. This site of full of people trying to justify their favourites or vilify the riders they don't like using the "He only got it because ... rider x and rider y did this that and the next thing". It's all nonsense. In the overall scheme of things people win titles, races, qualifying etc because they deserve them. Dani is a great talent, no question. He has not won a MotoGP world title and it is unlikely that he ever shall.

shuggiemac

April 14, 2014 11:39 AM

MotoGP » Podium is 'something special' for Ducati and Dovi


What bad Ducati reputation? They have done nothing wrong, used what is available to them and everyone else to the best of efficiency, through smart thinking and they have the coolest brand in the paddock. Because the others are not smart enough to have used the tools available is a poor reflection on them and nothing else. It's like the people who hate Valentino Rossi. You can try and deny it to yourself all you like but the fact remains that he has been the best thing to happen to Moto GP in its history and Ducati are the only factory whose brand actually carries any passion with it.

shuggiemac

April 14, 2014 11:43 AM

MotoGP » Podium is 'something special' for Ducati and Dovi


@lukeyt750 "If the factory yamaha's didn't have the problems they did - or Cal on the other duc he would've got 5th or 6th. Well done on the 3rd - even if it wasn't a true 3rd." and if my Auntie had test . icles then she'd be my Uncle. Your statement is irrelevant. As the old saying goes - to finish first, first you have to finish. On the day the Ducati team was better than the Yamaha team if for no other reason than they didn't make mistakes and thus finished ahead of them as well as the Hondas of Bautista and Bradl.

shuggiemac

February 28, 2014 6:04 PM

MotoGP » Official: Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014


jambop: Well I prepare for a flaming after my post! I can fully understand why Ducati are doing this but what they are doing is a totally under hand cheap shot at winning something. This is not in the spirit of what the open class was meant to be about in my book ...others may disagree. They will be taking a full works machine into the open class shame on them. As a manufacturer they agreed by the terms of the works and open class qualification only to jump ship The open class should be about non works teams trying to develop their bikes on a budget not about multi million £ a year teams trying to win something on the sly! Ducati have plenty of opportunity to develop their bikes in testing just in the same way Honda and Yamaha will flame away :)
I don't see how you can really arrive at that conclusion as they have done everything by the book. In fact it could be argued that they are now two tests down on the other Open class competitors. The open class Honda

shuggiemac

February 26, 2014 2:16 PM

MotoGP » ‘F****d!’ - Valentino Rossi ‘surprised’ by tyre decision


TrueFan - on what basis can you claim ANY knowledge at all about the contents of the control software? Something that you read on Wikipedia doesn't count by the way. Given that a large percentage of the efficiency losses in an engine are down to friction, heat and noise how do you, with your inside knowledge, acknowledge that the control software is effecting these parameters over the others. Magnetti Marelli by the way are not some kind of Mickey Mouse outfit.

shuggiemac

January 15, 2014 9:28 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP entry list updated, Camier at Ioda


DJfromTJ - OK i understand where you are coming from but I think your focus is off mark. It is easy to take a pop at any government but that is not the issue in Britainm nor the difference with Spain. The root cause is much deeper than that and on the social scale. Like it or not motorcycling is not looked on with much fondness by the average Joe and Jane on the street in the Britain. In the likes of Spain, Italy and France it is embraced partly because of the weather but also more than just that. Big companies have to see a return on ad investment and the bottom line is that there is not a big enough market in the UK for it to make sense right now.

shuggiemac

December 13, 2013 5:39 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Valentino Rossi-Sky team unveils livery


@monstermash - what are you taking? I don't know if Gavin Emmett is involved with BT or not but he most definitely is qualified, more than just about anyone else. He has been doing the official MotoGP coverage for ages now and has been with the paddock all over the world at every round. As far as i am concerned he is exactly the kind of person who should be doing the coverage.


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