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July 05, 2012 6:28 AM

F1 » Full extent of de Villota injuries revealed

I had not heard of this driver until this sad event. Learning she has lost an eye is like being punched in the pit of my stomach. To get where she has gotten to means that racing was her life and she was attaining her goals - and to do that in motorsport takes grit and courage. To have that all snatched away... gut wrenching. Since the accident I've read a lot about this person. She is an outstanding, talented person and driver who is well thought of. I'm gutted for her and I can only say my thoughts will be with her.


July 03, 2012 3:28 PM
Last Edited 1319 days ago

MotoGP » 'Sore' Lorenzo starts again at Sachsenring

I can understand people feeling sorry for Jorge regarding his engine. And for that reason, I can understand people thinking he should get a replacement engine without penalty. The problem is it would require an exception, not based on anything in the rule book, but based on a subjective intervention by officials. Once you start doing that, you are opening a can of worms that can (and usually does) create problems far bigger than the original problem. It's tough luck for Jorge, but you can't start officiating based on (what some are calling) "common sense" or any other type of subjective intervention. The purpose of the rules is to provide objective direction to officials. No exceptions. You start making exceptions, you'll have all manner of mayhem on your hands as time moves forward.


July 03, 2012 2:54 PM
Last Edited 1319 days ago

MotoGP » 'Sore' Lorenzo starts again at Sachsenring

Really looking forward to this race. Lorenzo and Stoner will both be a bit stiff and sore but I'm sure both will be their usual fast selves. As a Stoner fan, I'm hoping Stoner and his team apply some lessons learnt from Assen - they have to run the softer rear to minimise the effect of chatter on their pace, and to run the softer tyre he has to change his game plan and follow the pace-setter until the last few laps. He has to abandon his usual strategy of trying to break the field from lap 3. That uses more tyre than the Honda can handle right now. Just tuck in behind, conserve energy, conserve tyre, see how it's looking with 8 to go. If the pace and tyre are there at that stage of the race, go for it. If they're not, settle for second. Until they fix that chatter, I think that is his best chance against Jorge on a round-to-round basis. He can't keep using last year's strategy on this year's bike. The bike ain't up to it.


July 03, 2012 6:24 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo moves on, 'accepts Bautista apology'

These guys are ultra-competitve animals who do a great job placing a PR facade over that to keep everyone from sponsors to the public happy. When they are on the track all of that is, quite rightly, stripped away and you are left with the competitve animal. When they are knocked down, they want to find the other guy and beat the living crap out of them. I love watching the replay of Jorge's immediate reaction to being knocked off. He gets straight to his feet, he sprints for his bike with his first intention to get back on the bike, sees it blow up, without breaking from a spint he changes direction to find and 'attack' Bautista. If a racer doesn't want to beat the crap out of the other guy at that point, he's not a racer. Good on Jorge. Anyone expecting these guys to "think" at a time like that has no idea. He then is given some time to get over it, the PR facade, quite rightly, comes back into play. Jorge has reacted to this whole thing as you would expect from a first-rate racer.


July 01, 2012 1:43 AM
Last Edited 1322 days ago

MotoGP » 'Incredible' victory for Stoner, sorry for Lorenzo

@danny powell "first of all two you stoner fans is personal best lap so far throught the race was a 134. 7 that came with 18 laps to go so that means he took 8 laps to get in the 1 my opion danny had a better pace today than casey laying down more 1 34 than stoner " Danny, has the stats from the race. Not counting the first lap from a standing start, 8 of Stoner's first 9 laps were in the 1.34's. His one 1.35 in those 9 laps was on lap 2 with the tyres not yet up to operating temp. Over the entire race, Stoner had 11 laps in the 1.34's and Dani had 10 laps in the 1.34's. Both had their fastest lap on lap 15. I didn't need to see those stats to know that Stoner had Pedrosa covered for race pace. I knew that by watching the race with both eyes instead of just one.

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