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TrueFan

November 01, 2014 3:51 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Cal Crutchlow - Q&A


gatofuji: He is either confused or confusing (probably more the latter). When he states that he (or Pol) were or are in a stalemate at Yamaha even if they would win the championship, I don't get it!!! What is the main objective of a rider? To win races and championships or get support from the factory team? I would guess he wouldn't mind to be champion even if he rode a CRT, but from his interview it's not clear anymore...
I got confused by that too...maybe he meant that in terms of extending his contract with Ducati, after they signed AI and AD for two years when Cal had one year to go...but he's already in a factory team, and surely, if he won the world championship - in a factory team or otherwise - the future would sort itself out! And if it didn't, who cares? You'd still be WORLD CHAMPION!

TrueFan

October 30, 2014 10:33 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Casey Stoner back on MotoGP machinery


zippychips: I dont understand why hes testing for Honda... When he was with Ducati they created a bike no one else could ride .... Then he tested the customer spec Honda they made big statements about how fast it was .......and look how that ended... im not saying hes not a quick rider but obviously his style is unique and if hes helping in the transition from Bridgestone to Michelin theres gonna be egg on faces again in early 2016!
That's probably why you're not running the Honda racing team...

TrueFan

October 30, 2014 9:58 AM

MotoGP » Stoner completes two-day Honda test at Motegi


In my opinion, Stoner would pretty quickly challenge for the front row of the grid. Hailwood took more than a decade off and was up to speed very quickly, and Stoner has been compared to him by none other than Agostini. I doubt we'll get to see whether or not he'd consistently beat Marquez. Stoner said his dream was to win a world title, and he won two. He obviously doesn't need the money - Honda would have paid him for the test, but IIRC, after he sat out the last one, he offered to do one for free this year because he felt bad (he was probably paid - ahem - slightly more than most of us are used to) for a few days work. Unfortunately, I can't see him ever re-joining MotoGP. It is a luxury for Honda to have someone of his callibre ready and willing to test their next bikes, to say the least.

TrueFan

October 30, 2014 3:18 PM

MotoGP » Stoner completes two-day Honda test at Motegi


Tetley: The only way CS could catch MM is with a carbon-fibre rod, a heavy-duty line, and a Flying Fish reel on a still day. MM and DP would be well advised to ignore set-up tips from someone who made his name riding a GP Ducati. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. ( I'm expecting flak from down-under, and I don't mean last night's curry.)
Haha. Even though the comment has less substance than your curry, I like what you did there... The reality is that Marquez already used Stoner's setup data last year. Remind me how that worked out...

TrueFan

October 30, 2014 3:11 PM

MotoGP » Stoner completes two-day Honda test at Motegi


samas: @dickiebird. There is a race on you tube (full race) somewhere in England where just about all the bikes were much faster than Hailwood's Ducati I have no idea who the bloke was who came second but third was Phil Reed on a Honda a multi world champion who was racing and winning GP races for eight or nine years after Hailwood retired. Go check it out and you will see a racer on a much much slower bike blow all the competition into the weeds.
Absolutely, and anyone who has seen the IOM video of Hailwood on the SM Ducati would be amazed at how smooth he was, and how he beat bike with substantially more horsepower. Then a year later, he went back and won on a Suzuki 2 stroke privateer GP bike. The man was remarkable.

TrueFan

October 30, 2014 3:05 PM

MotoGP » Stoner completes two-day Honda test at Motegi


Various posts waffling on about the factory versus proddy debacle, despite the reality that much of Stoner's testing from last year was ruined by weather issues. The 0.3 seconds a lap statement has been discredited, and in any event, it was never suggested that the rider was Stoner, it was just assumed by the media and the punters. Props to mrfill for logical analysis! Equally probable root cause of the mythical result...


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