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July 16, 2014 2:57 AM

MotoGP » Hernandez: I want to stay here

-Yonny is a waste of a ride. the ultimate passport/pay rider, get rid of him. -No way Dovi is going to leave Ducati the team seam happy with him,he's put in the time and wants to see results next year, not dart again with another unproven bike. -Crutchlow obviously unhappy and the team don't seem to impressed with him. He's just looking for the next sight of land before jumping ship. -Ianonne, Having a great season Ducati probably started measuring Crutchlows bike up for him already.


August 20, 2014 3:27 PM

MotoGP » Redding waiting on Gresini for MotoGP 2015

I don't really think Redding has a lot to worry about here. If Gresini don't run a prototype spec Honda next season Honda will still make sure they have both available satellite Machines on the Grid somewhere. If this means LCR runs two prototype machines then Scott will get the ride there as their new sponsor would be keen on a British super team. If VDS make the step up Scott will be there number one choice. Redding will ride a Prototype spec Honda next year the ply thing to be decided is the livery. TBH this might work out well for Scott as with either VDS or LCR he would be more likely to be able to run the Brembo/Ohlins Combo he wants to run


July 16, 2014 11:47 AM

MotoGP » Petrucci: Aprilia my priority for MotoGP 2015

Certainly seems this 2015 Aprillia Factory return rumour is gathering a bit of credence. I really hope it's true the more factory seats available the better. Suzuki vs Aprillia could be a good rivalry to help bring on their respective levels. As for Petrucci I'm not sure he'd be my pick for the ride but then again it's hard to gauge his potential given what he's been given to work with. Petrucci's problem is there seems to be some decent riders who will be looking for rides next year Including Bautisa, Bradl, Smith and AEsp who seems set on factory machinery. Petrucci's biggest selling point over these guys is he has some experience of the current ART and he will likely come cheap but will he come with any endorsements? As always Sponsors will have as much to say about potential pilots as any team manager, they are after all, the ones stumping up the cash


July 16, 2014 2:43 PM

MotoGP » Hernandez: I want to stay here

Mrfill Yonny is a well known to as a pay rider using state sponsorship to pay for his ride. More than a little perplexing given the economic situation of Columbia. Motogp and manufactures are keen to expand their market in South America necessitating a South American rider for Fan interest. Passport riders aren't necessarily spanish. The current Spanish domination in Motogp is due largely to the Spaniards having the most competitive feeder class in the world, a breadth of companies willing to sponsor, a depth of talent and huge interest in motorcycle racing from the Spanish people. There are a number of riders the in Moto3, Moto2 and GP classes who don't necessarily deserve to be there on merit but being, English, German, Thai, Japanese or American maintains or increases interest in those markets so they keep their ride. If there was another South American rider in Motogp Yonny would loose his ride therefore he is a passport rider


July 16, 2014 2:36 AM

MotoGP » Redding 3.5s from Bautista

With all this talk of NH its worth remembering that despite having a world championship to his name he only has 3 GP wins the last of which was in 2006 and he has been consistently beaten by his team mates. I have huge respect for NH but as many have said in the past I think his style is more suited to SBK. After his torrid years at Ducati I would have loved to see him on something Competitive this year. Instead he finds himself piloting an asthmatic proddie Honda. He must be well aware that there are too many young guns and too few competitive seats for him ever to get a competitive ride in GP again. So does he become a back marker like CEII or does he go to SBK where he will in all likelihood be offered machinery he can win on? We may soon see the last of NH in MotoGP. Personally I can't wait for him to go to SBK and kick a certain MR Sykes **** all over the place.


July 16, 2014 11:15 PM

MotoGP » Hernandez: I want to stay here

Ok, I won't try to convince you. To me Yonny isn't really worth arguing about. However in your exhaustive google search did you try his website? Where he lists among his sponsors Coldeportes (the Columbian department of sport), FedeMoto Columbia (Columbian motorcycle federation and funnily enough www.Columbia.Co (Columbia). If being in large part state sponsored doesn't make him a passport rider I don't know what does. As for your point about Audi only having one dealership in Columbia thats kind of the point. South America is an emerging Market just like Asia and India where Manafacturers are keen to expand and Motogp just like F1 are keen to increase interest so they can sell TV rights. Yonny and any other South American rider who should emerge will be welcomed with open Arms to make this happen.


July 16, 2014 3:11 AM

MotoGP » Wet start to Honda MotoGP test

I remember reading an interview, I think it was with one of the Bridgestone guys, where the opinion was that MM is often "playing" with the limits. This means he crashes now and again (most crashes last season!) but it also means he knows the limits of the bike and the tyres. He doesn't often crash in races-thats what practices and tests are for. We've seen a much more mature MM since he stepped up to Motogp and I for one think he rides within himself at most races. Yes what he's doing can look scary and out of shape but it's a result of playing with the limit not a result of overriding at 110%. his results prove that. Yes it may be possible to override and grit your teeth for one flying lap but you can't do that over 30 race laps

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