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April 20, 2015 5:44 PM

MotoGP » Sixth 'better than Smith had hoped for'

I am so enjoying that Bradders is doing a fine job this year. He copped so much vitriole for simply saying what he was trying to do, and they heaped more on him because he hadn't won 17 junior class world championships...and, according to these "experts", didn't deserve the ride... Rub their noses in it Bradders! I don't know if you can beat Crutchlow this year, but as long as you beat your team-mate, you've earned your ride. I hope you get on the podium again soon...


April 21, 2015 8:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident

Codger: For those saying that it is unfair that ducati have concessions maybe right in the long term, but in the short term they are handicapped by not having the right tyre for the races. It may well be that both Ducatis would have done even better if they had access to the Extra hard tyre. Bloody tyres, I'm sick of races being dictated by tyre choice.
Well said. Let's not forget that every year, the control tyre works best with only one bike... This year, it seems to be back to Yamaha, but the advantage is small, and depends on getting setup exactly right. Ducati gets an advantage for qualifying, and a penalty for the race, offset with extra fuel etc... Dovi rides more smoothly than Joe, and so his tyres last better. However advantaged or otherwise, the rider still has to be good enough to exploit the package, or overcome its shortcomings.


April 20, 2015 4:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez made a mistake

It was inevitable that Marquez would come a cropper eventually. I hoped he had learned, but it was optimistic in the extreme to stuff it up the inside on corner entry when Rossi was already past him and taking a slightly more rounded line through the apex. The second contact was at least as much Rossi running across Marquez's line as Marquez doing anything wrong, and it took Marquez out. It wasn't enough of a move for it to be Rossi's fault, but it isn't ever a good end to a race. I don't believe there was anything intentional at all. Rossi had him, and he knew it. For me, I suspected Rossi would win, or at least figure heavily at the finish when they went through the tyre choices. He has more experience, and he stuck to the choice he'd been working all weekend. He deserved to win.


April 19, 2015 10:45 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘very upset’ after Argentina qualifying

cassyo: True fans should always prefer ....
Sorry cassyo, but you don't speak for me. :) haha I see nothing wrong with a rider that simply takes off because he's quicker, and peels off lap after lap of perfection like Stoner or Marquez - or Lorenzo or Pedrosa on their days, or like Doohan used to do. Equally, I see nothing wrong with Rossi or Marquez carving through the field, or Steady Eddy doing only what he needed to do to win...either way, I appreciate quality... Every rider wants to win, if they can... As long as its within the rules, and without dangerous moves, I'm good with it. If their bike has an advantage - good for them. If they chose a better tyre - same. If their contract says they get the best tyre every time - like Doohan and Rossi (early), not so much - but they still need skill to take advantage of it, so be it. I might not be quite as lavish with praise for it, but I respect the result.


April 18, 2015 5:42 PM

MotoGP » Ezpeleta outlines 2017 MotoGP proposals

No problem for Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Tech3, LCR, MarcVDS and Pramac. A little more complicated for KTM and Aprilia, and then you'd have to ask...where does it leave Forward Racing? ... Avintia? Aspar? AB? Ioda? Are they forced to play Musical Manufacturers? Overall though, it's encouraging. KTM will need some concessions, otherwise it seems highly unlikely that they can ever develop their package to a point that competes with the front runners. I hope they can. All up, it seems Dorna is at least making some sense, so let's be grateful for the progress. Now, we just have to hope that Michelin delivers!

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