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Cammyspop

June 18, 2013 10:55 AM
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MotoGP » Suzuki announces MotoGP return - in 2015


@Hoppy but if Cal loses his ride to Pol next year signing for Suzuki is NOT an option. Suzuki won't be here racing next year. I've said it before but Cal's decision (and it was his choice not the teams) to sign with Tech3 for one year was a stupid one. We already knew there would be no seats on factory Hondas or Yamahas for 2014. Even then the only factory perch unfilled for 2014 was Hayden's. Does Cal really want to go to Ducati at this stage in his career? And before Ducatisti start telling us that they'll be competitive in 2014, didn't they tell us that about 2011, 2012 and 2013. It seems the Ducati is still where it was last year, capapble of a handful of blistering laps then the tyres are shot.

Cammyspop

June 17, 2013 3:22 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki announces MotoGP return - in 2015


Those people prediticting Cal will get the Suzuki ride need to remember he hasn't signed a contract for 2014. If the Tech3 ride goes to somebody else then he'll have to sign for somebody (well, duh!) but will he be willing to put all his eggs on the chance of getting the Suzuki ride in 2015? Will he find a factory or satellite team willing to sign him for a single season? Remember there'll be another crop of talent coming up from Moto2 to contend with for the 2014 game of musical chairs. I don't buy Parrish's contention that Cal has suddenly achieved alien status. Sure he's fast, but consistently alien fast? Not so sure about that.

Cammyspop

June 17, 2013 3:15 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki announces MotoGP return - in 2015


I hope that all those commentards who've been stating confidently that any particular rider would be with Suzuki in 2014 feel suitably silly now. In terms of Suzuki's plan I feel that this may not be the best way of going about things. The best way to develop a bike is in the heat of competition. They need to know how the bike performs under race conditions, on race tyres, against race opposition etc. They would have probably been better entering a low key development effort in 2014. Even if it was just one rider they would probably have got more useful data for race development than a whole year's testing with any number of riders.

Cammyspop

June 17, 2013 12:34 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: I didn't expect to win


@Codger the shakeup that is needed is to remove all the stupid restrictive rules. For example they need to open up the tyre market again. When nearly every race sees all the fast boys using exactly the same tyres as each other again things can't be right. Stop trying to make the sport cheaper, no matter what the rules some teams will always spend way more money than the others. And again no matter what the rules the more you spend the more likely you are to win. Trying to slow factory teams so the the CRT teams can catch up isn't the way forward. If the organizers want more diversity of teams then maybe they should reduce the factories to mere engine suppliers. That would certainly shake things up.

Cammyspop

June 17, 2013 12:27 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: I didn't expect to win


Yet another reason why I hope BT don't take on the BBC's commentary team. What was that comment after qualifying? "The rest of them should put their bikes away." IIRC. Just shows how much Charlie and Steve know about racing doesn't it? Guys, one lap in qualifying no matter how exceptional does not necessarily make the race result a foregone conclusion.

Cammyspop

May 17, 2013 12:46 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow explains Tech 3 contract timing


@k9sams while it's true that Hayden only renewed for 1 year it's also true that that is the only factory seat outside Suzuki available for next year. As such you can bet that there will be plenty of competition for that seat even if Ducati are no more competitive at the end of this year than they are now. Cal has put himself in a position where he is going to have to fight for a competitive ride for next year. He could have signed to Tech3 for two years had he wanted to, but clearly he thought he was being clever by only signing for one. Or maybe he took poor advice from his agent/manager.

Cammyspop

May 17, 2013 12:35 PM

MotoGP » Ezpeleta: BBC to BT like 500cc to MotoGP


@FANTICMAN240 sorry but you clearly no very little about BT yourself. Firstly the cabling is down to Openreach which was spun off from BT by the regulators and is effectively a separate company. Secondly when a new house is built any decent builder will put in cabling and ducting to the nearest POP. This is usually a green cabinet in the street. New developments usually have their own cabinet. Where problems really arise is when the ducting and infrastructure hasn't been installed by the developer. Openreach may have problems getting wayleave from the local authority to do the civils to lay the cable to the house. This is particularly the case where new roads have protection orders on them which prevent utilities from digging them up except in an emergency. I suspect your friend really has an argument with the developer rather than BT.

Cammyspop

May 17, 2013 12:03 PM

MotoGP » Ezpeleta: BBC to BT like 500cc to MotoGP


@martin really what are you on? MotoGP is in rude health financially and that doesn't look like changing any time soon. MotoGP does not get huge viewing figures in the UK, indeed from what I can gather figures have dropped since 2009. Interesting isn't it that the peak audience figure came early on in the BBCs exclusive contract and have fallen since. Probably because the BBC actually bothered promoting it back then and don't now. I doubt that Dorna are happy with that. Hopefully BT will promote the series and with every Sky customer a potential viewer I don't see that harming the figures. Wordlwide however the UK market is insignificant, Dorna are concentrating on larger and growing markets. Furthermore do you know who is the rights holder for WSBK? That would be Dorna.


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