Crash.Net User: Oli

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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


June 17, 2013 3:51 PM

RR » TT Dream: Mission Accomplished!

Thanks for the comments, it's been a pleasure to write the blog. The future is unclear at this point in time. I had promised my fiancee that I would stop road racing once I had reached the TT, but when you have put everything into achieving your dream and you realise you have the potential to go even further, it is hard to just quit!


March 27, 2013 11:49 PM

RR » TT Dream: Rollercoaster...

Cheers Whitehead. I would have loved to have done the NW200 but with such a short gap between the North West and the TT it was impossible to fit around work. Fingers crossed we'll have a good run up to the TT with the meetings in Ireland, a nice safe practice week and get that finishers medal. Anything more than that will be a bonus! Oli


February 12, 2013 4:07 PM

F1 » Coulthard hits out at Albert Park protestors

As someone who was wholly against my government spending GBP9bn of taxpayers money on the Olympics, I can sympathise greatly with my friends in Melbourne who do not want the GP (although it's a positive bargain by comparison to London 2012). Although I love motorsport, it's not everyone's cup of tea. What it really comes down to is whether the actual cost of the GP is really covered by the additional boost the economy sees as a result of it. The difficulty is that is impossible to measure. Although I am certain the UK economy did not benefit to the tune of GBP9bn from the Olympics. Some politicians had a nice ego boost though. Good for them.

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