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July 29, 2015 6:24 PM

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


I have been impressed with Bastianini, he's the only one IMO who has looked like he might give Danny a headache. 3 podiums in your rookie year followed by 4 podiums and second in the standings is a very good first season and a half in GPs. But it will take a big drop off in form by Danny for anyone to catch him. I'm not expecting him to be quite as spectacular in the second half of the season as he has been so far, when the title nears reality, but I'm confident he'll do enough to take the title with some degree of comfort. Oliviera is very fast on his day, but hasn't been consistent enough so far to expect to mount a serious challenge on the title.

Oli

July 23, 2015 1:57 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK


testastretta:
Welshie:
Oli: I hope Nicky goes to WSB and on a good bike, I think it'd be great for the series and I think he'd do well. Having said that, it'll still be a huge challenge for him. Been a while since anyone has gone from the middle order of MotoGP and been slotted straight into the front of WSB. De Puniet, Elias, Aoyama etc, have all struggled, and probably the last person to make the jump from the middle of the GP grid and win in WSB was Checa, and he took a couple of years to get going.
What about Melandri?
Even Baross did good on underpowered Klafi honda...
I said it had been a while, not that there hadn't been any! Neither Biaggi, Melandri, Guinters or Barros have moved from MotoGP to WSB in the last few years. Melandri's move was in 2010, 5 years ago.

Oli

July 20, 2015 1:19 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK


I hope Nicky goes to WSB and on a good bike, I think it'd be great for the series and I think he'd do well. Having said that, it'll still be a huge challenge for him. Been a while since anyone has gone from the middle order of MotoGP and been slotted straight into the front of WSB. De Puniet, Elias, Aoyama etc, have all struggled, and probably the last person to make the jump from the middle of the GP grid and win in WSB was Checa, and he took a couple of years to get going. I've always admired Nicky's grit and character though. If anyone from the current MotoGP grid is going to be good in WSB next year, it's him.

Oli

July 14, 2015 1:30 PM

MotoGP » Alex Marquez: Moto2 is a tough category


I'm not surprised that Alex is struggling to be honest. Many very good 125cc / Moto3 riders struggle in Moto2, Salom has had a tough couple of seasons, Cortese was Moto3 champion. And Alex Marquez had a lot of things in his favour last season. He did well to win the title, of course, he is a World Champion and no one can take that away. But I am not surprised he is struggling and I could see him bombing out of GPs all together in a couple of seasons, along with Salom. He's no Marc I'm afraid!

Oli

July 14, 2015 1:37 PM

MotoGP » Sam Lowes linked to MotoGP with Aprilia


Don't do it Sam. He's better than that. He's a serious contender in Moto2, a potential champion if he can get on a Kalex next season. Other top riders from Moto2 are coming into satellite Honda / Yamaha seats, and that's what Sam should be aiming for in the long run, even if that means spending longer in the middle class. Having said that, I also thought Toseland was a mug for signing for Tech3 when they were the worst team in MotoGP, and ended up on the front row for his first race, so what do I know!

Oli

July 03, 2015 12:16 PM

MotoGP » Aoyama back in place of Abraham?


Tomco: Might as well just leave it parked up in the garage. More chance of it scoring points than giving it to Aoyama, with all due respect.
Aoyama scored points in every single race except one last season? He's also a 250cc World Champion who beat SuperSic fair and square in a straight fight. I know Japanese wildcards have, at times, been a bum on a seat and offered nothing to the racing, but Hiro Aoyama is a class act who is certainly not out of place on a MotoGP grid. Oli

Oli

July 12, 2015 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Kent's great escape seals Sachsenring victory


Danny has been fantastic all season, and after a tough start to last season he's vindicated his decision to break his contract with Tech3 and go back to Moto3. This time last year we wondered whether he'd have a career in GPs for long, he was running around 15th and in danger of fading away (kinda like McPhee is this season). A year later and he's suddenly a champ in waiting and going to Moto2 with his experience with Tech3 to help him. One note of caution I will add is that he's not there yet. It only takes being caught up with someone else's FP1 accident to wreck a race or two, and form in any GP class can dip if you take your eye off the ball. I'm sure he'll stay focused though. Come on #52!

Oli

July 07, 2015 3:20 PM

F1 » Ron Dennis brands Eddie Jordan ‘a village idiot’


I'm no fan of Ron Dennis, but he's right. EJ is a tool. I just can't reconcile how such a complete idiot managed to run a successful F1 team. Granted, he never had the success Dennis has, but still, he must've been pretty good at what he did? Yet now every time he opens his mouth he embarrasses himself. Maybe Jordan decided when he went into tv punditry that he'd try to entertain by being controversial? Either way, I cringe for him whenever he speaks these days.

Oli

June 30, 2015 8:04 PM

MotoGP » Barbera: I don't know what Miller was thinking


Lots of people slagging Miller off? I don't have strong feelings about the guy either way, but he's made a decent start in my opinion. He's top open Honda, ahead of Hayden and Laverty. Sure he's made mistakes, but all rookies do. I don't look at the guy and think "he's really missed out by not doing Moto2". I think it's interesting to see someone go direct to the big class again, I can't recall anyone else doing it since Garry McCoy.


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