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August 05, 2015 12:09 AM

MotoGP » Redding ‘more confident’ after time away from paddock

People have such short, fickle memories. Redding has proved his speed in every category he's raced in, he was by far the best open Honda last year and that talent doesn't just disappear in a few months. The bike is competative, Redding has the talent, but the team lacks experience with contemporary MotoGP technology (especially the electronics) and the Bridgestone tyres. Couple this with Redding's relative inexperience in being able to lead the team and not having a team mate able to help (Miller is on an Open Honda), it's a case of the blind, leading the blind. Especially as it seems as though HRC aren't giving them much help. I think the whole team deserve a decent amount of criticism, but I'm going to reserve judgement until after the next 3 or 4 races.


August 28, 2015 10:16 PM
Last Edited 87 days ago

MotoGP » Pramac Ducati ‘pretty confident’ Redding will sign

MachSpeed: Will Mark VDS continue to pay for Factory Honda bike in 2016 without Redding? Who gets the ride then? Jack Miller?
I'd bet money that Marc VDS would promote Tito Rabat to ride the Honda. It's a very, very tough decision that Redding has to make. Whenever Honda build a lemon of a bike, they always bring out a great bike the season after and Redding would throw away any relationship he's built with his crew this year and start over. On the other hand, Honda will always build the bike to fit midgets like Marquez and Pedrosa, whereas the Ducati would fit Redding much better and be more of a known quantity. Either way, Scott really needs to shut his mouth sometimes and have a bit more humility.


August 25, 2015 2:26 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith signs Tech 3 deal

One wonders if Bradley got the terms he wanted, as he richly deserves at least parity of equipment with his team mate Pol, who can't get near him this season. You really have to wonder just what machinery Tech 3 will be getting next year, as traditionally they've been given the previous seasons works bikes, but the current bikes are designed around the front Bridgestone tyre, which is very, very different to the Michelin.


August 25, 2015 11:20 AM

IndyCar » Justin Wilson has died

Had the pleasure of meeting Justin Wilson in person back in 2001 at the inaugral CART Rockingham 500. He was walking through the paddock and I pretty much accosted him, got his autograph and began asking him questions abut the F1 test he had for Jordan the week earlier. Despite me being a complete babbling stranger, he was really friendly and polite and just a really nice guy. Watching the race on Sunday and seeing his accident replayed on Sunday evening made me feel sick and the news of his passing today fills my heart with sadness. He was an excellent driver and successfully fought through the stigma of being 6'4',' racing against a tide of lightweight midgets. But to me, on that day 14 years ago, it was his personality which shines through. RIP Justin.


August 17, 2015 1:17 PM

MotoGP » Smith: It’s difficult when your goals change

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone: Another good performance from Brad, and I like that his interviews are a bit more 'punchy' lately... I think he has started to realise that he is a decent rider at this level, and Yamaha really ought to respect that and give him what he needs (a few upgrades and a CONTRACT!).
I totally agree. His performances and constant duffing-up of his factory backed team mete have earned him the right to speak out and demand more support from Yamaha. He's going about it the right way too, prasing his team and merely stating the facts. i.e. I'm gettig the maximum from my equipment. To go faster, I need more upgrades.


August 13, 2015 8:37 PM
Last Edited 105 days ago

F1 » Button ‘excited’ by manual start procedures

Back in the days of CART, the Indycars were using steel brakes on the road courses without issue and their terminal speeds were as high as F1 and the cars were also heavier. Williams also did a famous test a few years ago. They tested back to back with steel and carbon brakes, the result being that the lap times were all but identical, as were the braking distances. Durability of the carbon brakes was slightly better, but the driver preferred the feel of the steel disks, saying they were actually easier to modulate. Williams actually even ran Alex Zanardi's car with steel brakes on several occasions, as he much preferred the feel. Braking distances are limited by the grip of the tyre at a given load, not the brakes.


August 11, 2015 4:58 PM
Last Edited 109 days ago

MotoGP » Top ‘satellite’ Smith consolidates fifth overall

FLtrooper: The 15' frame must be the issue because last season Pol embarrassed Smith as a rookie. Over 45 MotoGP starts and only one best finish of 3rd? Really? Come on Harve... Get a winner on the team!! :)
Everyone was raving about Cal when he was on a Tech 3 Yamaha and his best result was also 3rd, when the technical gap to the factory bikes wasn't as large as it is now. Bradley is the best of all of the satellite riders and he's 5th in the championship, with only factory bikes above him and three factory Hondas and a factory Ducati under him. You can't ask for anything more, seeing as he's on year-old machinery. Herve likes to say that there is next to no difference between Brads bike and the 2015 M1, but the performance jump which Yamaha have made this year is plainly obvious to anyone with eyes and half a brain.


July 25, 2015 9:07 PM

F1 » Alonso laments ‘fragile’ McLaren as Q3 wait continues

theeagle: To say McLaren, one of the richest teams in F1, is an embarrassment to the sport is an understatement. Their road car MP4/ P1 while might not be as fast would at least finish!
I would lay 80% of the blame of the embarrassment at the door of Honda, not Mclaren. The car looks decent in practice quite often, but when it comes to qualifying, the other power units are able to use more powerful engine modes.

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