Crash.Net User: petrolbonce

Comments rating: 547
Position in rating: 254

Show Comments on:

petrolbonce

November 13, 2012 3:19 PM
Last Edited 765 days ago

MotoGP » Randy de Puniet 'the new Suzuki MotoGP test rider'?


@Oli if you take a look back through comments on the Crash forums over the last few months you will see that several people are making exactly that assumption. Or maybe the same person under a number of different names. Some are Suzuki fans who assume that Suzuki can return to the glory days from day 1. Some seem to be Spies fans clutching at straws. However none of them are realists. If Suzuki do come back as a fully fledged manufacturer (rather than engines only as some are suggesting) then I suspect they will be doing so as a fairly low key affair. They'll probably be looking at a good known development rider on one seat and maybe a young gun to try to grab a few headlines on the other. I can't see them going for the full four bikes in year 1. They left supposedly due to the cost of the class. As such I can't see them offering anybody millions. So expect somebody who does well in Moto2 next year and one of the old guard.

petrolbonce

November 13, 2012 2:12 PM

MotoGP » Randy de Puniet 'the new Suzuki MotoGP test rider'?


Why are so many people making the assumption that when (if) Suzuki return in 2014 they will immediately be a major force in MotoGP? In ten years of competition in the MotoGP era they have managed the following best championship positions 9th, 17th, 16th, 13th, 10th, 4th, 8th, 9th, 13th and 13th. A single 4th place? Woo! Take into account also the fact that everybody else will have two years of race development ahead of them in the class and I can see no evidence that they are going to be in with any chance of regular podiums in 2014. As such I would say it is extremely unlikely that they will be able to attract any of the top names for 2014. Not forgetting of course that the known "aliens" are all signed for the 2014 season anyway.

petrolbonce

November 13, 2012 10:36 AM
Last Edited 765 days ago

MotoGP » Rain torment at start of Valencia MotoGP test


@excuses ever noticed the way that Sheene is considered one of the legends of the sport when he arguably was not one of the greatest riders? The reason being that Sheene's personality (like him or loathe him) attracted a whole lot of attention to the sport. There is little doubt that grand prix racing and motorcycle sport in general gained many fans purely as a result of Sheene's cult of personality. The same is true of Rossi. You could argue that Stoner is to Rossi what Roberts was to Sheene, but the fact is that while Roberts may have been more successful than Sheene he did less for the sport than Sheene did. Again the same is true of Stoner and Rossi.


Page 3 of 43
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  »

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.