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April 08, 2015 7:03 PM

MotoGP » Smith eyes top satellite kudos in Texas

Insidejob: He, like Cal, has the bike to podium with. It's time he upped his aspirations.
He's reverted to PR speak.... with good reason. Can you imagine how well it would be received on here if he said "I'm going to go for the podium this weekend..." If he says it, he'd be accused of not having anything to back it up (fair enough, except for the level of vitriol he'd get). If he said it and did it, they'd cry foul conspiracy because better riders had "problems" at PI. If he said it and didn't make the podium they'd only be happy with his immediate execution. No doubt he has the aspirations...he's just been coached not to voice them to the idiot public. Good luck to Cal and Bradders.


April 10, 2015 7:21 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso fastest in dog-interrupted FP1

TrueFan: Dog.... only in America! Go Dovi....Marquez there as always. Great, great effort from Petrucci...I am really impressed with this rookie!!! Good work from Miller too. And of course, Rossi, Smith, Pol Esp.... Rain is a great leveller. ANd I almost forgot, a special mention for Scott Redding!
Petrucci isn't a rookie TrueFan, it's his 4th season.
CRT laps don't count.


April 09, 2015 6:08 PM

MotoGP » Honda decided against Stoner MotoGP return?

Tetley: Prof X, Yearby 23. ...honoured... privileged . Those with overblown self-image think that .. hurrumph, hurrumph, blah, blah,blah...
Tetley, the semantic distinction you describe may well be correct, but only grammar nerds care. You obviously spent some time pedantically learning the intricate difference between these two terms in your youth. Stoner spent his learning how to ride a motorcycle. From where I sit, he did that very well, and only a certain group of fans care about any other alleged shortcomings in "non-riding areas" he may have. The rest of us don't care. To state the obvious, this is a motorcycle forum, which proves you value his major skill. Think about that for a moment... It's like and Elvis fan criticising John Lennon because he couldn't ride a motorcycle...


April 09, 2015 6:29 PM

MotoGP » Smith eyes top satellite kudos in Texas

Jakel: ... BSB? ...
... BSB is being lead by a guy who many years ago didn't do as well at GP level as Smith is doing now, albeit he is someone I respect hugely. ...
You can't compare Bradders with SB on a like-for-like basis. Shaky did well on some pretty ordinary rides in the premier class, and has a long history as one of the standout British riders of the last 15 years or so. More importantly, SB has clear cred as a former staff writer on the legendary Fast Bikes mag - my personal favourite. It was like Top Gear without the "merchant banking"... As for Bradders, he did well at Qatar. Give him a chance. This year, a top 10 finish is pretty impressive - for anyone.


April 08, 2015 8:35 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso 'can't wait' to put GP15 to test again

Who cares about top speed? MotoGP is won by the rider with the fastest average lap time...the reset doesn't count. Anyway, go Dovi!! I want to see the red bikes compete. I just wish they had the same tyre and fuel allocations to make it a fair and relevant comparison. I don't support the stupid engine freeze rule invented by Honda and Yamaha to preserve their advantages, but the tyres and fuel should be equal. Anyway, Qatar was a cracking race, and the final countdown to Austin is now on, so here's hoping for another good one!

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