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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"?

DrGP

August 04, 2013 1:11 PM

MotoGP » Official: Cal Crutchlow to Ducati MotoGP team


Oh well at least I don't have to worry about missing any Cal podiums or possibly a first win next year when MotoGP moves to BT sport! On a serious note I can understand the financial arguments, benefits of being a factory rider so dictating development direction and possibility there were no other options...BUT I am very disappointed in this decision by Cal and feel it is the wrong one for lots of reasons. 1. He is giving up a bike capable of winning races for a bike that is a midpack dog with no signs of improving. 2. Although Ducati claim to understand what is wrong with the bike they show a poor track record of listening to their riders or knowing how to improve it in the timescales they need. 3. If Cal thinks getting good mid pack results on it will increase his stock he is kidding himself. Yamaha and Honda will have no interest in him in two years time. However, if he stayed at Tech 3 and continued to beat his team mate and occassionally the factory riders, plus get a decent n



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