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PatrickD

June 16, 2014 1:23 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow calm as erratic engine ruins race


A big problemfor Cal is that Iannone and Dovi are making a fist of it. He is not. Everyone knows that luck comes and goes, but Cal's qualifying performance here was an embarrassment. Either he man's up and starts to behave like he wants it, or Ducati should do the decent thing and cut him loose. Within his two year contract, I reckon that Gigi will have the Ducati finishing in the top five every time. Cal has maybe turned his volume control down to try and still be in the team for that, but there's nothing to commend him this year.

PatrickD

June 11, 2014 12:54 PM

RR » TT2014: Dunlop relieved as brother released from hospital


the tt is 85% rider, 15% bike. so probably the exact opposite of MotoGP. The Ulster Grand Prix is still the greatest Road Race of all, btw. The TT is a time trial, which takes away from it a bit as a spectacle. Head-to head Dunlops, Cummins, Martin, Anstey et al. in August anyone??? And 6 races in one day?!?! And people moan about £25 entrance for that lot!

PatrickD

June 11, 2014 12:43 PM

WSBK » Loris Baz - Q&A


It's a massive year for Baz who is well established following last season and now has to be seen to be a front runner, not just a wing man. I'm sure Tom is sore, and it's been grinding him a bit that Baz has really made him work for some race wins this year, but it's been a great spectacle and it's been going just as it should be. Tom should also note that having a strong team mate will deny his rivals points. Loris has already kept plenty of points off Tom's main rivals, and this accident maybe cost 17 points at the very most. It was no banzai move, and he's held his hands up and explained his position quite clearly. I like Baz even more than before after this useful interview.

PatrickD

May 07, 2014 1:01 PM

MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way


Cal is hard to listen to. While his team mate is bringing things along and seems to be putting in the effort, fully aware that the team is not in the top division now, Cal acts like a spoilt brat. Mollycoddled and out of touch. If he thinks that he's done a good job at Ducati so far, there aren't any mirrors in his motorhome. He needs to knuckle down and stop expecting everything to be handed to him. He's being paid alot of money, but it's not clear what return Ducati are getting from that so far.


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