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Oli

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

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.

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

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 Crash.net 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.


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