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Bandini

April 01, 2015 11:38 PM

MotoGP » Dovi tempted by title thoughts, reality '5-6 races'


Ducati could do with losing their qualifying tyre "concession" sooner rather than later. I don't think Gigi wants to wait for 3 wins before he has access to the harder race tyre. I reckon before the summer break Honda and Yamaha will be complaining about Ducatis qualifying advantage and Gigi will magnanimously offer to forgoe it in exchange for access to harder rubber. Obviously if he were to ask for it now Honda and Yamaha would block him. One things for sure I don't see MM offering any more Ducati tows during qualifying. Fair play though good to see Big Red back and refreshing to hear Ducati pilots sounding confident

Bandini

March 11, 2015 3:45 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia settles on 'Step 1' RS-GP


As the others shave said I don't understand Aprilia's decision in selecting Melandri for Motogp duties. He made it quite clear he wanted to be in WSBK and have a another crack at the title so why force him onto a ride he doesn't want to be on? Melandri isn't the type of rider to hang his balls out for 15th place so he is unlikely to push the bike and therefore unlikely to be much help in developing it. Bautista might be a crasher but he always rides as hard as he can so he should get the best out the bike he can. I don't see Melandri lasting the season in Motogp, I have doubts whether he'll even start for my money I'd draught Torres in from the SBK team that kid is fast and has recent experience of all the motogp circuits. I'd be really keen to see Van Der Mark in Motogp but as he's contracted to Honda I don't see that happening unless it's on a proddie bike. I wish Aprillia all the best with their new Foray into Motogp but I think their choice of rider could seriously hamper their eff

Bandini

March 17, 2015 3:19 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro upbeat on Suzuki prospects for Qatar


If they are on softs it might not damage their results too badly. Being underpowered means the tires should last that bit longer. As I understood it the Soft tyre originally came in due to the underpowered CRT or Open Category bikes not being able to generate enough heat to make the hard tyres work. The situation with Ducati and them not being able to make the soft tyre last is obviously a bit different being that the one thing they've never lacked is horses.

Bandini

March 02, 2015 5:10 PM

RR » Smiths Racing deny snubbing Johnson for Guy Martin


Guy may not Have to fix trucks or paint walls for a living but he does those things because he sees those things as his job. The racing and TV work are gravy for him and by not making those things his job he maintains the freedom to do the races/TV he chooses too. Privileged position some would say but the boy grafted to get there. If Guy does get paid by the team it will be no more than an honorarium but I'd imagine he keeps all his prize money. Johnson getting a win and then pricing himself out of the market speaks of poor business sense and a large ego. Hardly Guys fault he found a race winning ride going spare and jumped on it. @PorkPie I wouldn't call a Suzuki a top bike at the TT or almost any other circuit or class you can think of. This year he is on two recent race winning machines with good teams so his chances are good this year. Maybe wait till after the TT to start drawing Pedrosa or even Mamola comparisions


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