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Oli

April 08, 2014 4:53 PM

Sportscars » Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy to race in British GT


bikenutter: This will be interesting to follow. Is it possible to teach someone what some would argue is instinct.
Why you assume he doesn't have that instinct already? Just because he chose a career in cycling doesn't mean he isn't very talented behind the wheel of a car. Clearly it's a interest he's been harbouring for long time, it's just likely that he had to (understandably) put his cycling career first.

Oli

August 23, 2013 5:19 PM

RR » Guy Martin excluded from Classic TT races


Rules are rules. A shame for the fans but Guy was only down for one race anyway, and there's plenty of other big names there this week. If the privateer fighting for 30th place wouldn't have been allowed to sign on then neither should Guy. It's a shame, but the organisers made the right call and Guy (and his fans) have no one to blame but Guy. He'll know for next year.

Oli

November 29, 2013 9:09 AM

MotoGP » Six of the Best: Jeremy Burgess inspired MotoGP wins


Very good article, nice to see something different, thanks crash.net. Although I would point out, in your write up of 1997, that although Doohan was certainly blowing Criville's mind with his early season form on the 'screamer', Alex's season was effectively over with his practice crash at Assen. The way it was written suggested Criville's form dropped off and he slumped to 4th in the championship, but he didn't. He was the best of the rest, but for a very nasty injury.

Oli

September 18, 2013 7:06 PM

F1 » Six of the Best: Attritional Races


I reckon Monaco 1990 has got to be worth a mention. Of the 35 cars entered 29 would fail to see the chequred flag. As a percentage, that's good going! Five failed to pre-qualify and four more failed to qualify, giving 26 starters, of which one (Piquet) was disqualified mid-race and 18 went out (although Foitek was still classified 7th as he'd managed 72 of the 78 laps when he retired). Just six cars running at the end...

Oli

August 29, 2013 9:06 PM

RR » Guy Martin excluded from Classic TT races


Ok, that's a fair point. I'd still say Guy Martin can have no complaints, because that's not the way the system has worked in the past and it's not the way it works at the moment. But I'd agree that moving forward it's perhaps a practical solution that allows a latecomer to race without allowing anyone to just come and sign on when they want, and get away with it. If such a system was implemented then they'd still need to insist on riders doing their full number of laps to qualify, which most wouldn't manage if they turn up on Thursday because it usually rains! But yes, it could be a better way of doing things in future.

Oli

August 29, 2013 12:56 PM

RR » Guy Martin excluded from Classic TT races


@Tetley, would you allow everyone else to sign on late? What if both GM and a lowly privateer want to sign on late? Who gets special treatment? No one is bigger than the event. So what if Guy Martin turned around and said "I won't come next year", racing at the IOM is an amazing experience to be treasured, if he wanted to take that attitude then it's his loss, not the event's. The crowd still has plenty of big names to come for, Dunlop, McGuinness, Anstey, Donald etc. All of whom respected the event enough to get there and get signed on before the deadline. And unlike GM, they've all won TTs. The rules are the rules and if you start bending them for one, you open a huge can of worms. @ *****bubble... "I'd put money of John McGuiness turning up late to sign on and NOT being turned away"... Well I'd put money on John McGuinness not turning up late, because he knows the rules and respects the event. Just because someone is one of half a dozen 'big names' doesn't meant they should be tre


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