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JimmyJimmy

June 05, 2012 8:16 AM
Last Edited 813 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


cont... Guys like Simo, MM and Rossi are born with that mentality. It's a fantastic quality in a racer. Sometimes it needs to be chanelled. That's where MM is at. The sooner he reigns it in a touch (just a touch), the better off everyone will be. If it takes 1 minute penalties to help him understand his goals can be achieved without causing crashes, 1 minute penalties it will have to be.

JimmyJimmy

June 05, 2012 8:15 AM
Last Edited 813 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


@Waiting with baited breath Thanks for your feedback on my essay. Always a privelage to have someone of your calibre 'contribute'. As for "my idol"... You may think in terms of "idols", but don't confuse me for you :) Idols are for children and people looking for meaning outside themselves. I'll leave the idol worshipping to others. As far as your question goes, yes he should have been penalised a minute. MM is my favourite rider coming through, just as Simo was one of my favourites, but if he keeps riding this way (as if no-one else is on the track), he will cause himself and/or other serious injury because he is bound to be involved in more accidents. That being said, I'd much rather have a racer like Simo or MM than, say, Pedrosa or Dovi, because you can guide someone like MM to make better decisions, but it is next to impossible to instill that "I'm finishing in front of you no matter what" attitude into a racer who doesn't have it. Guys li

JimmyJimmy

June 05, 2012 2:35 AM
Last Edited 814 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


MM almost crashed and was in the process of recovering. It's not up to the guy behind to stop racing, slow down and wait to see how it pans out. It's his job to try to take advantage of it, as any racer worth his salt will try to do. Pol is without fault in this incident. Marquez however, after one hell of a save, would certainly have known of, at least, the possibility of the guy behind trying to take advantage of his mistake - he's been racing long enough to know that all racers, himself included, will try to take advantage of a situation like that. And he's been racing long enough to have a good feel for where the other bikes are, especially when you've been in a tacticle battle with three other bikes for many laps. Instead of jamming as far left as he possibly could, he could have come across to the left but still left room for a bike on the inside. If he didn

JimmyJimmy

June 05, 2012 2:36 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


cont... That's part of motorcylce racing from day one. As far as who was in front and who was behind, that's totally meaningless. MM made a mistake and went off the racing line. He wanted to merge back into the racing line after making a mistake. It's not up to other riders to manage this for him. It's up to him to manage to do it safely. When a racer makes a mistake, it's not up to others to sit back and help him renegoitate his position back in the race.

JimmyJimmy

June 05, 2012 2:35 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


cont... If he didn't know for sure a bike was there (and it's very difficult to believe that he didn't know a bike was there), he should of at least been able to figure there was a good chance a bike was there and negotiated the turn still with good speed but with a margin for error/safety by leaving room for a bike on the inside. The fact is, Marquez had a choice between playing absolute hardball and playing with a bit of safety. Playing with a bit of safety meant risking being passed. He wanted to reduce the risk of being passed so jammed over as far left as he could. That sums Marquez up and sums up why he is involved in so many incidents. In fact, the number of incidents he's involved in pretty much tells us all we need to know. In relation to "looking behind" and "being in front/behind", neither is a factor. MM didn't need to look behind and it's stupid to suggest he should of. You don't need to look behind to be able to judge where the other bikes are or may be. That's part of

JimmyJimmy

June 04, 2012 11:26 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


I thought Marquez's riding was reckless. Pol did nothing wrong. I've noticed that Marquez rides like this a lot - as if there's no-one else on the track but him. You could also see it on the main straight where he would pass on the inside at the end of the main straight then sweep hard to the left before taking the corner at the end of the straight. Riding like that will eventually cause an accident.

JimmyJimmy

June 04, 2012 9:22 AM
Last Edited 814 days ago

MotoGP » Stoner podium run comes to ‘disappointing’ end


cont... Who has performed the best? I think they've both done an outstanding job, and Rossi's championships in 2009 and 2010 were two of his best I reckon. But with more wins and only 2 years on a premium bike versus Rossi's 5 years on a premium bike, for me, Stoner has clearly performed the better in the time both have been in MotoGP together. Your thoughts?


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