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DrGP

May 01, 2015 10:58 PM
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MotoGP » Honda rule out Stoner comeback in 2015


Funny how all the fans who defended how courageous, noble and family-minded his decision to leave was and what integrity he showed in saying he would never return change their tune and how Stoner himself has. Probably also the people who at the same time criticised Rossi for staying as he was past it, should retire and was blocking a factory seat. My guess is Stoner can't stand seeing Rossi's resurgence or positive headlines, nor MMs success, nor Ducati's success and how quickly his own (Stoner's) legacy is yesterday's news. Alternatively maybe he has reaslied that regular life is not so brilliant after all and has grown to appreciate all the perks of being a MotoGP rider and the buzz and priviledge of riding, something he did not appreciate when he was in the paddock. A bit like Rossi returning to Yamaha or being unable to return to Honda...sometimes you have to eat humble pie or lie in the bed you made for yourself...

DrGP

May 01, 2015 10:46 PM

MotoGP » Honda rule out Stoner comeback in 2015


Fed up of reading these articles crash. We've had the most exciting opening to a season and races for years so far. We don't need Stoner's negativity and attitude back in the paddock to take the edge off it and he does not like racing in the way that the first few races have gone (i.e. regular overtaking and fairing bashing). Stoner slated the organisers, sport, sponsors, journalists, fellow riders and fans when leaving and I have no desire to see him back or think he deserves to come back...other than to prove to all the deluded fans that there is no chance after two years out he would take points off MM or be a podium contender quickly if at all. Don't forget in his last season even before the injury he was unable to consistently beat Pedro or JLo - riders who have consistently been bested by MM in the last two years - and he did not have to race a resurgent Rossi or revised Duc with Dovi on board.

DrGP

April 26, 2015 9:17 PM

MotoGP » Marquez in doubt for Jerez after surgery?


I wish people would give it a rest about Stoner. Despite enjoying watching him sliding the rear when riding, he slagged off the sport, organisers, fellow riders and fans when he was in the paddock and when he left then wonders why he is not given Pedrosa's ride. I am in no hurry to see that negativity and the cloud his attitude brought to the paddock return. His racecraft was not all that interesting to watch either. Sure he would do better than Aoyama, who is embarassing, but so would many other riders. Those who think he could seriously compete with and take points off Rossi (championship leader by the way) after two years out and with Rossi back on form psychologically, physically and with a bike that does what he wants/needs it to, plus with Ducati's improvements, is completely deluded and insulting to all the other current top riders (Dovi, Crazy Joe, JLo). Part of me kinda wishes he would come back just to prove that point. Anyway Marquez will surely ride if he wants any chan

DrGP

February 20, 2014 8:16 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez breaks leg, will miss Sepang test


Couple of comments, Firtly, it is right leg so less important than left leg. However, those saying it is a clean break etc, it is a spiral fracture, which means the leg was rotated which caused the break. I had the same injury in the same bone from a ski-ing accident and was in plaster for 12 weeks. I am sure it won't take Marquez that long to recover but it is not as simple a break as other posters are making out.

DrGP

October 25, 2013 10:14 AM

MotoGP » New Motegi MotoGP schedule announced


Can't help the weather...Obviously depends on track availability but if it's bad weather tomorrow I agree with others that I cannot understand why they don't move race to Monday like they did at Qatar a few years ago (assuming weather is better and they can get the medical helicopter). Cramming everything into Sunday is a big mistake and TV schedules would have to change anyway. Teams wil not have time to repair or tweak settings on bikes properly and if any sessions are red flagged the whole schedule will be screwed anyway and races might not be fit in. Would make a further f**** of the series after last weekend.

DrGP

August 05, 2013 8:18 PM

MotoGP » Official: Cal Crutchlow to Ducati MotoGP team


@AusieNSW Yes of course it would be barmy to turn down 10 times your current pay. But my point is this...when he first became a racer what do you think his ambitions were? A. To win MotoGP races and fight for a championship. B. earn a seven figure salary and circulate fighting for 5th position at best. If the answer is B then fine he has achieved his life ambition. Congratulations to him and to all posters like you who are 100% correct in saying it was the right decision. If the answer is A then he has not achieved his life ambition and I fear this decision will risk him never having that opportunity again, squandering his talent.

DrGP

August 04, 2013 7:24 PM

MotoGP » Official: Cal Crutchlow to Ducati MotoGP team


Sorry to hear you think I am stupid Jim. I just think if he had stuck it out another year big bucks PLUS decent winning factory ride would have been on the cards (i.e. Yamaha or Honda) rather than what he has got now which is the former without the latter. To my mind it's short sighted. This way I fear he'll get big bucks for two years, then if the Ducati hasn't improved (which is potentially likely) then none of the other factories will be interested in him as he will not be in their minds the way he is now whilst pushing for podiums and front row starts. Could then also ultimately risk shortening his career in MotoGP, which would reduce his overall career income anyway. I am not convinced in his retirement he'll think "yes that was the right move because I have got loads of money". Is it not likely he could end up thinking "I did myself our of being able to win races and get podiums just for money and it shortened by MotoGP career because I fell off the decent team's radars"?


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