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October 26, 2014 12:50 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Estrella protest against Miller, Kent rejected

Marc Marquez “I don't know the decision of Race Direction, but Miller was really aggressive, but if Race Direction he is able to do it I think my brother has enough potential and enough body to do it too.” Marc should leave it to the officials to comment on this. His pass on Lorenzo at Jerez last year was well over the line, t-boning Lorenzo off to the edge of the track - and if Marquez had not bounced off Lorenzo, he would have run off track himself. He wasn't penalised for that, and Lorenzo didn't make a protest about it. In fact, the 4 points MM profitted turned out to be the difference between winning the championship last year and not winning. You can't have it both ways. The protest smacks of an entitlement mentality. It's ok for us to dish it out, but don't serve it back... There were a couple of aggressive moves, but there is a championship on the line, and the moves were not reckless. Contact was only light. On to Valencia...


October 29, 2014 3:32 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

herewego: Would it not be better for the team not to have a no 1 rider?? Then they would have more chance of winning the manufacturer's title and more chance of one of their riders winning the championship as they both had the same parts etc.! Why should one rider get preferential treatment anyway as they are both there to win. Is this not just an ego thing?
An ego thing is exactly what it was. Yamaha put a stop to it, and Valentino left. He realises - with the benefit of hindsight - that he made a mistake. He's only human. It was generous of Yamaha to take him back, but it's been worthwhile for them too.


October 29, 2014 3:22 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

SkyWilk: What about hanking Lorenzo?He let Rossi come back, he could have behaved like a child, like Rossi did, yet, he welcomed him back, and isn't making a fuss even when he is beaten.
Exactly. I think Rossi learned a valuable life lesson from Lorenzo, and has developed quite a profound respect for him as a result. You will never hear VR say a bad word about Lorenzo these days. It's a pity that some of his more blinkered fans completely ignore that part of the story.


October 30, 2014 8:22 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

TedG: Anyone here would have a problem with an employer cutting their salary and giving it to the new guy. Especially after giving that company a huge number of successes. Not to mention bringing in the most sponsors, and being the most popular by far.
Interesting topic, Ted. The issue for VR with Yamaha in 2011, was equal treatment with Lorenzo. These guys negotiate fixed term contracts that have all manner of non-employment style clauses, and plenty of "independent contractor" clauses. IIRC, VR out-earned JL then, as he does now. Even though VR had a phenomenal record, and was extremely popular, Yamaha reasonably believed that the future lay more with Lorenzo - although no doubt they wanted to keep both riders. It's bad business to allow your star performer the ability to ensure an up-and-comer cannot perform at the same level. Yamaha did the right thing not agreeing to VR's terms, and Lorenzo did the right thing by not blocking VR's return.


October 26, 2014 9:57 PM

MotoGP » 'One Euro' wire cost Crutchlow chance of fourth

Up until the bike failed, Cal had put in a very good race. He's the one being interviewed, and he's entitled to give the answers that he thinks best apply. There seems to be some on here that prefer the PR-speak to a rider's best assessment of their performance. PR-speak can be amusing, or even entertaining, but it almost never provides any insight into what happened on the track. For that you need riders that are prepared to tell it like it is - even if it has the odd personal distortion of "I felt like I could have..."

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