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November 22, 2015 6:53 AM

F1 » Lotus asks F1 to 'review its business model'

The fact that Gastaldi's right will change nothing, in fact nothing but the removal of the entire FIA hierarchy will change anything. Let's hope the investigators move there when they are done with FIFA. It's the sheer hypocrisy that gets me. Ferrari must be retained to maintain the integrity of F1 apparently, but all of the historical tracks (E.g. Spa, Monza etc) aren't important in the face of money from tracks that are dull to race on, dull to watch and attract no fans. If I thought it would be vaguely competitive, the "spec" engine supplier would be a great idea. Goes back to the days of the Cosworth DFV where any time could buy a competitive engine off the shelf for a reasonable price. Not sure engines are really the problem though given the tyre situation that only the FIA and Pirelli think is a good idea.


November 14, 2015 7:08 PM

WSBK » Hayden, van der Mark a dream team – ten Kate

Since Toseland's title:- 2008 5 wins (2 Checa, 3 Kiyo) 2009 2 wins (Rea. Leon Haslam finished ahead of Checa on the Stiggy Honda) 2010 4 wins (Rea) 2011 2 wins (Rea) 2012 1 win (Rea) 2013 1 win (Rea) 2014 4 wins (Rea) 2015 0 wins It's clear though that it's the bike/team at fault. Checa became champion on the Ducati after leaving Ten Kate. Max Neukirchner and Rueben Xaus were former race winners, albeit at the end of their careers on the Ten Kate bike. Hiro Aoyama was a 250cc world champion. Haslam has won races on Suzuki and Aprilia bikes in SBK, Guintoli was the reigning SBK champion when he joined. Rea, Haslam and van der Mark in various teams have won the Suzuka 8 Hours multiple times on Honda machinery as well.


October 02, 2015 1:24 AM

F1 » F1 moves for louder cars in 2016

Yeah, this'll make me watch F1 again. Performance limiting tyres, teams threatening to leave if they don't get their own way, fake engine noise and crap racing on (for the most part) the same faceless flat circuits in the countries that pay the most. Let the drivers race, and leave pit stop strategy and tyre management where it belongs, in endurance racing.


July 08, 2015 4:03 PM

MotoGP » Official: Marco Melandri splits from Aprilia

This year has been reminiscient of 2008, when it looked like he was getting his big break on the factory Ducati and he ended up the first of many victims of that bike. I can't see Aprilia putting him back to WSBK, there was rumours about promoting Torres a few months ago but Haslam and Melandri have a fair amount of bad blood from their spell at BMW, after the Donington incident. Plus when Melandri is in WSBK we never see any racing, the Italian crews spend all weekend filming his wife.

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