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March 25, 2014 2:06 AM

MotoGP » Hayden: Redding’s got a lot of quality


It's funny how some can turn the complaints of a true racer into whinging. There's a difference. Over the years Hayden has demonstrated two things consistently: When he screws up he admits it, and when the machinery's not up to snuff he speaks his mind. His Honda has clearly been subpar all preseason. The speeds confirm it, Honda has basically admitted it. And, for all that, he's been the quickest of the RCV1000 riders throughout the testing. It's a shame for he and Redding that they'll probably be back there midpack all season, having great battles that we'll never get to see unless we attend the races in person. Redding seems a class guy and really stepped up in the race. I wasn't much of a fan of his but I'm changing my opinion. And I agree on Iannone, he was like a different rider. Shame about his fall, but he showed character pressing on to a respectable result afterward.

YourNameHere

November 13, 2013 3:17 AM
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MotoGP » Hayden 'really happy' after Honda bow


You guys are funny. I'm sure Redding--who's never won a championship in any class, and who choked in Moto2 with a big points lead, before injury gave him an excuse--would love that you're putting him ahead of a former WC by mid-season. PatrickD, you're right, he SHOULD be caning Nicky by mid-season, given that Redding was barely beyond peeing his knickers when Hayden was already a MotoGP WC (not to mention AMA SBK Champ, back when that title meant something, and flat-tracker extraordinaire). Doesn't mean he will be. Compare careers at the same moment in time and your man comes up, well, short.

YourNameHere

November 11, 2013 1:38 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Gloves come off in 'special occasion'


Not a Lorenzo fan here, never been, but the reality is if he didn't break his collarbone twice this season we'd all be moaning about yet another championship for him. He's ridden his backside off since he healed and outgunned MM every time it counted. I'm still not a fan but damn he's gotten to be the most mentally tough rider out there right now, and his will to win is incredible. The bumping is just background noise for apologists. It's been part of racing for years. Just ask VR and Max Biaggi. For God's sake, this is racing at the pinnacle, not a spelling bee. Marquez is amazing and props to him but Lorenzo's riding over the last quarter of the season has been pretty magical.

YourNameHere

October 21, 2013 2:03 AM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez explains Phillip Island black flag


You folks blaming him for losing count must never have raced. If you're sitting there counting laps chances are you're not in a three-way fight for the lead, or indeed a fight for anything. That's why they have pit boards and, in some series, radios. Besides, as was just pointed out, the tire warmers were still on. Clearly somebody on the team decided he was pitting on lap 11.

YourNameHere

October 20, 2013 9:56 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez explains Phillip Island black flag


I do feel bad for MM. I think what he's done this season, foibles and all, is special. It sounds like his crew made an inexcusable mistake. As much as I want to see the championship come down to the wire, it would be tragic if this factored in at the end. Just goes to show that you can gripe all day about how electronics are taking over motorsport, but at day's end as long as humans are running the computers you still never know how things will turn out.

YourNameHere

October 20, 2013 8:41 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez explains Phillip Island black flag


Dorna could say that every rider has to stop at lap 5 and do a handstand, and that would be the rule. You don't have to like it or agree with it, but if you want to race you have to follow it. Everybody else understood the lap 10 rule. MM's own teammate apparently understood it. Marquez didn't follow the rule. End of story. It's a safety rule, really no different than red-flagging a race due to oil and having somebody ignore the flags. I love Colin Edwards and his candor as ever made me laugh aloud, but rules are rules. You can argue all day about them being arbitrary but everybody out there was required to stop on laps 9 or 10.


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