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August 14, 2014 2:05 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone responds to British MotoGP loss

At the risk of being flogged by Shamarone, Brands will never hold an international bike race ever again. To be FIM homologated it requires the purchase of local residents gardens to be able to extend the runoff at the back of the circuit around Westfield, Hawthorn and Dingle Dell & Sheene Curve, the circuit could be modified but then it wouldn't be Brands Hatch GP circuit anymore! Surtees bend is too close to Clearways to make extra runoff after Cooper Straight, Clearways/Clarke Curve runoff would encroach on the entrance of the circuit and require demolishing the HQ, main grandstand and hospitality. Paddock run off would encroach into the paddock itself which can't be moved further out because of local roads to Fawkham and the M20, plus you'd lose one of the most popular spectator areas of the circuit. Graham Hill Bend exit is too close to the pit wall meaning the pits have to be removed! Basically the land within and surrounding the circuit is too small and Palmer makes so much o


March 27, 2014 12:43 AM
Last Edited 172 days ago

MotoGP » Redding: The target has changed…

I dunno, he sounded surprised to me and is simply announcing he's raising his own bar. The only person that's going to look like a fool in this situation is him, if he doesn't deliver so what has he got to lose? If this is how he psychologically prepares himself and it works then he's gotta do what works for him to progress. The last time we had any Brits with that mentality they became world champions more than once (Foggy & Sheene spring to mind). Gotta remember his bikes a lower spec than Nicky's he's on Showa suspension and Nissin's brakes and Nicky's an ex champ. I've always liked Scott's determination and his character, I say go for it mate, do us proud.


March 27, 2014 8:49 AM

MotoGP » Redding: The target has changed…

Regarding the honda tank I would imagine there's something in the purchase contract that prevents them from modifying certain bits of the customer bikes. Japanese firms have always been protective of their factory machine / no.1 bike specs to make sure they stay at the front. Sheene used to ignore them and modify his bikes and that used to infuriate the people in charge, eventually to the point where it was detrimental to his racing career. So I imagine they have to be careful about what they modify.


February 10, 2014 1:50 PM
Last Edited 213 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi impressed by Open, Espargaro

My prediction is this. After Friday warm ups they'll make some calculations, then they'll suddenly realise the Factory bikes wont be able to make race distance and be competitive at the same time. Just like the Bridgestone debacle of last year's Phillip Island race, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they ended up shortening all the races by a lap or two to keep the big boys at the front.

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