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August 27, 2015 8:30 PM

RR » Manx Grand Prix: Dutch newcomer killed in practice

Jakethesnake: Please ban road racing, or is a rider's deaths just an occupational hazard?
When you've banned smoking, drug taking, obesity or any of the other thousand ways people can do themselves harm, we can talk about road racing. Until then, if people want to race and know the risks, who the hell are you to tell them they can't? It's freedom of choice. We know the risks.


September 08, 2015 1:08 PM

F1 » Lotus dismisses talk of missing races

F1 is no different to any other form of motorsport - now the tobacco money has gone, privateers can no longer afford to go racing. Only the manufacturers have the funds, and that means their involvement is limited to 'the good times' when car or bike sales are good. F1 needs to be careful. Ferrari will always be there, but how committed will Honda, Mercedes and Renault be when there's an economic downturn again? We have seen it in MotoGP where you only have 3 manufacturers, but they can at least put out four bikes each. We used to have a proper grid, 22, 24, 26 F1 cars. Soon we'll have 18, 16 or less. Eight car F1 grids? It's a realistic danger if they don't control costs.


August 11, 2015 6:46 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: McPhee labels debut podium ‘best possible outcome’

Keep plugging away John, you've shown last year you have decent pace, but clearly something isn't quite working this year. To demonstrate why you need to keep at it, this time last year Britain had a former Moto3 race winner who had moved back to the class from Moto2 with the intention of winning the title. But that rider had suffered an awful start to the season, yielding only a couple of top ten finishes. Way below expectations. But he got to grips with it in the second half of the season, grabbed a couple of podiums and this year Danny's doing rather well isn't he! That can be you next year JM.


August 07, 2015 9:22 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro signs new Yamaha deal

No wonder Brad was p1ssed off this morning. People talking about Pol's record in Moto2 miss the point. He's been a MotoGP rider for a season and a half, and Brad is beating him on the same bike. That doesn't make Pol a bad rider, but it does mean Bradley deserves a contract every bit as much as Pol does. FWIW, I think they should keep them both. It's bound to be a bit of smack in the face for Brad though, that neither Yamaha nor Tech 3 have even been in touch to discuss it. Even if they retain him, it'll be feeling that he's bottom priority.


August 05, 2015 1:07 PM

BSB » Buchan: I made a mistake

@Tetley IMHO the last thing we should do as a sport is go down the 'penalty' route. This is racing and it happens. Plenty of young riders before have had spells crashing, plenty will again. It hurts their results as much as anyone else's it's not deliberate, and most grow out of it. If you go racing, you risk being taken out by someone else, that's just a fact. Please lets not do with bike racing what they have done with F1 and turn it into football, where any contact is considered an offence and you have people crying foul at every opportunity. This is a man's sport.

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