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RossL

December 01, 2014 12:49 PM

MotoGP » Rossi second to Kubica in Monza Rally


Yearby23: You need to all search for his insane overtake on a back-marker through one of the hairpins... He literally forgot he was on a bike. So impressive! Also, awesome looking car.
I'll 2nd that! The guy had 2-3 car lengths on him, but Rossi executed a perfect handbrake turn inside the other guy's handbrake turn! Maybe that is normal for rally drivers (?) but I'm not used to watching rallying, so I had to rewatch that clip a few times just to believe what I was seeing!

RossL

November 13, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » Smith: I’ve got to earn a good bike for 2016


An important thing to note is that being top satellite rider will be more difficult in 2015 than 2014 - the satellite Hondas did not perform well this year. Crutchlow is at the beginning of his time on a Honda and will be more motivated to do well than Bradl was, and Redding won´t be lumbered with having to run the Nissin/Showa combination Bautista was. tbh Bradl and Bautista were really unimpressive this year, I think we should expect those satellite Honda´s to do much better with fresh blood on them, and consequently the Tech 3 guys will be getting fewer points than this year if they perform in the same way - they have to step their game up too.

RossL

November 11, 2014 10:57 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow enjoys ‘aggressive’ Honda debut


I agree with Rowdy. Let´s not forget that HRC used to brief the press against Bradl because they were not impressed with him - they expect that bike to beat the Yamahas and make the podium. If Cal can´t do that, Honda will treat him in the same way. But if he can beat the tech 3 bikes, and embarass some of the aliens on a semi-regular basis, I´m sure Honda will be happy to keep him - I wouldn´t be surprised if HRC were more thinking along the lines of putting Miller straight onto Dani´s bike if he impresses on the open Honda, rather than putting him on a satellite bike.

RossL

November 11, 2014 10:34 AM

MotoGP » Double trouble! Alex rides with Marc for MotoGP debut


Yeah, this wasn´t fair to other great riders who never got the opportunutity to do this, but so what? How about when they give journalists rides on the GP bikes, is that unfair too? We should just see this as great publicity for the sport. Two brothers, two world champions, joined on track by a 9x world champion (I don´t believe for a second that Rossi joining them wasnt planned - though he fell out with Honda, he seems to get along pretty well with Nakamoto). Yes I´m sure Dorna and Repsol loved this, but if it heps publiise the sport, why not? It was only for 12 laps ffs.

RossL

November 11, 2014 11:33 AM

MotoGP » Double trouble! Alex rides with Marc for MotoGP debut


Problem is who gets what ride has never been completely fair. Honda can see the potentially lucrative sponsorship deals they can get from having two brothers on their bikes, and want to keep AM loyal in case he gets good enough to join his brother. Then Dorna have always tried to interfere with teams signing riders to make sure that riders appeal to the markets they are trying to sell motogp to - I´m pretty sure they´d be quite happy with the Marquez brothers as a product to sell. Yeah it kind of sucks, but let´s not forget that the sponsorship money coming into the sport is nothing compared to what it used to be in the tobacco days, which is why they are now selling the rights to pay-TV. They need the money, and if giving 1 moto3 rider 12 laps on a motogp bike helps that, I can´t say I care too much.

RossL

November 09, 2014 2:42 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Valencia - Race Results


Great race from Marquez, would have been a lot closer if Vale and Dani hadn´t destroyed the right-hand sides of their tyres, but still was a very entertaining close to the season with Cal and Dovi reliving their tech3 days. Cal has been really impressive over the last few rounds. I can´t be the only one who thinks Cal is making a mistake by switching to LCR - he´s now just as fast as Dovi, riding a slower bike. Another season at Ducati would be great for him, and I can´t imagine HRC will want him on that bike for too long - they´ll want to give it to Marquez jnr or some other young hot-shot within a couple of years.


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