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January 18, 2013 1:05 PM

RR » Michael Dunlop critical of Supertwin class

From Michael's point of view I can understand his attitude, because the guy has won TTs on 1000cc bikes and 600cc bikes. But to the other mere mortals the Supertwins class offers a route into the TT they wouldn't have on a big bike. A good Supertwin will set you back 5 grand, how much is a BMW or Fireblade in Superbike spec? At least double. I think road racing would have been better off going down the Minitwins route with a horsepower limit etc, rather than Supertwins, but it's still a reasonably cost effective class. Oli


January 09, 2013 8:07 PM

RR » Adrian Archibald quits road racing

Great rider, and seems like a really nice guy as well. Always safe and damn fast too. I'm sorry to see Archie go, but it's also nice to see someone walk away healthy and happy with what they've acheived. @Snell He's a 3 times Isle of Man TT winner. Maybe you have achieved far more than that in life, but to most of us mere mortals, that makes him a legend. Oli


December 21, 2012 1:21 PM

MotoGP » Pesek gets Ioda place, 2013 MotoGP grid complete

@shuggiemac No one is suggesting a team from the comments board would take on Pesek and come out on top. If we say he's rubbish, we're clearly not talking about relative to the average guy on street. But this is MotoGP, so we're comparing him to the best in the world. And as fans of the sport, we are qualified to give an opinion. I think it is clear to most people that Lukas Pesek did not earn a MotoGP ride through results. He was a decent 125cc rider (about 6 years ago at that) but he was barely average on a 250 (he had decent kit as well in 2009) and has never been anywhere on a 4-stroke. So no, he hasn't earned his ride. Which means he's paid for it. And usually you have to accept that is part of the sport. But in my opinion this qualifies for special comment, because Pesek has been particularly nowhere in recent years. He's quite an extreme rent-a-ride case.


December 20, 2012 11:57 AM

MotoGP » British MotoGP makes top ten UK attendance list

Aside from the TT not being ticketed and therefore true attendance be accurately recorded, even by estimates it is unfortunatley not really close to the top ten. Last year the steam packet reported 11,237 bikes came for TT fornight (so max 20,000 people) and 41,100 people came through Ronaldsway. Even if we said a generous 75% of those flying came for the TT, we're still looking at only 50,000 people flying or riding there. Sure, there would have been some people driving and some people as foot passengers, but I am sure nowhere near enough to get up to the 100,000 people mark. The TT is growing though, it's brilliantly marketed, the best TV coverage for generations... it's on the up.

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