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PatrickD

November 03, 2014 1:43 PM

WSBK » Jonathan Rea to Kawasaki WSBK in 2015


Rea is a proven winner, but what we'll find out now is whether some of the weekends when he 'goes missing' is due to him or Honda. He has a great record at Assen, for instance, but there are other circuits where he'll scarcely get inside the top eight. I think he'll hit the ground running, but if he makes a championship next year, it's a big own-goal for Honda. They should've given him something in MotoGP in the interests of corporate face, if nothing else. I was a Tom Sykes fan until this year, but his rant at LB, then a strange post about undulating circits, followed up the the last 48 hours have dented that admiration. But he's no mug (well, in a manner....) and he'll not lack motivation to go along with his undeniable ability (check how many WSB points he's accrued in the last 3 seasons). The management of two top-level riders will bring its own challenges. Kawasaki might be asking Mercedes F1 for advice - that's how bad things are!!

PatrickD

October 28, 2014 1:24 PM

WSBK » Rea set for final Honda appearance?


there's no new blade in the pipeline, just the endless artists impressions is mcn and the like showing a road going rcv213. yeah right! given how slow a customer honda is, you might be better with a cbr600 anyway. Rea has had some unfortunate injuries at inconvenient times, but the fireblade has been an embarassment for several year s now. If JR goes to Kawasaki and wins a world championship at the first time of asking, it will be a damning indictment on big-H's WSB efforts.

PatrickD

October 28, 2014 1:35 PM

RR » Dunlop confirms roads exit from BMW Motorrad


the fact that 2 teams , with whom he has won 4 and then 3 races, have parted company with him as soon as possible, tells you that there's something anti-social and unpaletable about MD. I watched plenty of the TT and NW200, thanks. My point was clear about him being a first rate rider, but also someone who has no respect for those that make sacrifices for him. He will give you a great chance of a win, but these teams have demonstrated that that isn't enough on its own.


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