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Oli

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.

Oli

July 31, 2015 10:37 AM

MotoGP » Toni Elias gets MotoGP call-up


I was always a bit of a Toni fan back in the day because I loved his riding style and always thought he came in for a lot of undeserved stick from fans who didn't rate him. The facts are that he has won races in all four GP classes he's raced in, 125s, 250s, Moto2 and MotoGP. 17 wins in total, 6 MotoGP podiums, a Moto2 world champion and a man who once beat Rossi in a head to head when Rossi was at his peak. Very few people can claim that level of achievement in their careers. Having said all that, it's been 5 years since Elias last shone, and now towards the end of his career, you wonder whether there's not a few younger riders who would have benefited far more from the experience. Either way, he'll be at Indy and whilst I suspect he'll be last or thereabouts, I hope he does his bike and talent justice.

Oli

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.

Oli

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.

Oli

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.

Oli

July 30, 2015 9:20 AM

MotoGP » Oliveira: Kent's had it easy so far


rdc: On the other hand the KTM is a bit behind the Honda this year, so on the whole he is doing a pretty great job to have won 2 races (which is half of the races won by anyone other than Kent).
Can't argue with that, he's third in the standings so he's not doing a bad job at all. Two well taken wins. But away from those wins, one other podium and three non-scores do show a lack of consistency, hence the 88 point gap. As others have said, I'm also really looking forward to Bastianini and Quartararo going at it in the future, and if he stays in Moto3 then I hope Miguel will be there too. He's just not quite consistent enough this year.


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