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petrolbonce

November 06, 2012 12:14 PM

MotoGP » Avintia confirms Aoyama for MotoGP 2013


Sure he was world champion on a 250, but there's no proof that he's got it in him to be anything special on a MotoGP bike. His past record in the class shows him to be just a midfielder. CRT is proving interesting as it's showing itself to be a way in for riders who've had their chance. Previously it's been pretty normal for riders to find it hard to get back into the premier class once they've tried and failed. CRT seems to be something of a revolving door, both for full time contracted rides as well as one off substitute rides.

petrolbonce

November 04, 2012 10:56 PM

MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test


(cont.) However the perception of the FIM taken by many in light of this news is that they are very lenient on drugs cheats. A disqualification for the race concerned and a one month (for "month" read "race") ban? It won't look to anybody outside the sport as if they are taking this seriously at all. It certainly sends out the message that while the FIM may not condone doping they certainly don't take it as seriously as many other sports do. If the FIM really want to be seen to be taking a hard line on the issue they need to test more riders more often, particularly out of competition. Furthermore they need to impose stricter sanctions against cheats who are caught.

petrolbonce

November 04, 2012 10:30 PM
Last Edited 635 days ago

MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test


Looking at the information on how many riders are tested and how frequently it would seem that a rider using banned substances would be pretty confident that he won't get caught. The FIM have a similar problem to other sports. It is one being caught between a rock and a hard place of perception. They say they want to be seen to be doing something about the issue of doping, but on the other hand they don't want motorcycle racing to be perceived as a sport full of drug cheats. Some sports (cycling and athletics for example) have decided to take a very hard line on doping and as such are perceived by some as being riddled with drug cheats. Some others sports do very little testing and are, as a result, perceived as being "clean" sports because no drug cheats are ever caught. So the best line to take might be considered to do as little as possible while shouting as loud as possible.

petrolbonce

November 04, 2012 10:00 PM

MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test


@nana linda "COME ON ANT WEST SPEAK UP CLEAR YOUR NAME PLEASE" Who's to say his name can be cleared? Remember this has gone through due process and as such he will have had chance to defend himself. As such his defence has failed. Sure he has the right to an appeal. So if there's any chance of his name being cleared you'll presumably hear about an appeal being launched some time soon. If he doesn't appeal the only conclusion you can draw is that he accepts he's been had bang to rights. The thing that concerns me here is that the FIM are not taking doping as seriously as other sporting bodies. Most sports seem to go for a two year ban as the default punishment for doping.

petrolbonce

November 03, 2012 11:04 AM
Last Edited 636 days ago

MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test


Those who think it's unfair that he's banned for using a substance found in off the shelf medicines need to realise how doping controls work. A list of banned substances is published so that all the pros and their coaches etc. know what substances are banned. I don't know about motorsports, but in athletics common medicines and supplements including these substances are also listed. If a pro then feels the need to use a medicine containing a banned substance they must ask for permission to use it, usually they will require a letter from a doctor as support. Whether or not they are allowed to use the medicine in question will largely depend on whether the anti doping board concerned consider the medicine to be necessary and whether there are viable alternatives containing no banned substances. There are plenty of cases on record of sports people being granted permission to use such medicines. ...

petrolbonce

November 02, 2012 10:17 PM
Last Edited 637 days ago

MotoGP » HRC still against control ECU and rev limit


Here's the thing about HRC and electronics. They are against a rev limit (cards on the table so am I). They are against a control ECU (I'm ambivalent). They are against a ban on traction/wheelie control (I'm all for it). Indeed when it was mooted during the 800 era they said they would walk if such a ban was introduced. I'd take that threat with a bucket of salt, they've made it before and stayed. HRC need GPs as much as GPs need HRC. I suspect that HRC are against a ban on traction control for the same reason they are against a control ECU: They believe they have the best traction control system, and so do I. So they need to be given a simple choice. You can have a control ECU with traction control or keep your own ECU without it. Which is it, punk?

petrolbonce

October 30, 2012 11:41 PM

MotoGP » Top four decided prior to Valencia


@Strex Saying Stoner is better than Pedrosa, but has had a bad year is pointless. As in "you don't get any points for potential". You get points for where you finish. Anything else is just ifs and buts. Stoner has finished behind Pedrosa this years and that's all the record books care about. Pedrosa was already ahead of Stoner before his crash. And given that Stoner managed to ride on that ankle I will never be convinced that he couldn't have completed the season on it. Plenty of riders have done it before. And no I can't excuse Stoner's retirement in Germany the way I can forgive Dani and Jorge their respective DNFs. Stoner fell because he did something stupid, nul points for that race is what the ride deserved. So Dani deserved to be ahead of Stoner going into Indianapolis.


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