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August 12, 2014 9:56 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: So difficult to win them all...

Joan Williams: I hope he does win every race (he's more than half way there) it would make him a great legend, and probably the only one to do it.
You have to go right back to Agostini's stats for the last time it was done, Ago won every race for something like 3 years in a row but back then there was only 10 races a season and it also seems to be the agreed opinion that Ago didn't have a great deal of competition but i wasn't even born then so I can't comment on that. If Marquez wins every race whilst competing against Rossi Lorenzo and Pedrosa then nobody can say he had no competition.
No it was ONLY in 1970 that he did the total sweep: 10 victories out of 10 GPs. But he was the only one having a factory bike (not even a team mate on equal equipment) with an advantage of 25 HP over privateers on old Matchless and Norton....


August 13, 2014 5:31 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith staying at Tech 3 Yamaha

For Pol and I to finish 5th and 6th [at Indianapolis] is back where Monster Yamaha Tech 3 deserves to be and everyone can expect more of the same in the next 18 months. Unbeleivable... This guy has no guts, no ambition whatsoever... He doesn't expect better than 5 or6 th in the next 18 months....!!! He should be working for the government, warm, cosy and steady career...


August 14, 2014 8:14 PM

MotoGP » Rossi to match Barros MotoGP record

TrueFan: Interesting that Jack Findlay was on that list. he raced back when there were only 7 or 8 GPs in a season. I vaguely knew he was a world champion in a lower category, but didn't realise that he had done more than a couple of seasons of 500 GPs. Looked his record up. - First GP winner on a Suzuki 500cc (71 Ulster GP - a road circuit) - Isle of Man TT GP winner on Suzuki - Came second in the championship to Agostini's MV in 1968 riding a Matchless... and people complain about the Honda Proddy. The MV would lap the Matchless at most circuits... 80 bhp versus 50 bhp. 260 kph top speed versus 220 kph. Back on topic, well done to Rossi for staying intact for long enough to top this list.
He was never world champion but European in the 750cc category without winning any races in the season. His 3 wins in 500cc were races boycotted by the top riders...Still a legend, racing GPs as a privateer for 21 seasons (1958-1978 included). Only a bad crash in the Bol d


August 11, 2014 9:42 AM

MotoGP » Smith: I was too cautious on early laps

it was a big confidence boost to see the finish flag finally in such a good position which is where I want and need to be. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "such a good position", that's explains the whole thing: I am happy with six, even though I aml on my second year, even though my rookie-team mate is ahead of me, even though I am in the back of the factory bikes....This guy doesn't have the talent at this level of ompetition, he can blog as much as he wants to explain this and that and find all kind of excuses, he is no Mike Hailwood, no Barry Sheene, not even Crutchlow...So long BS !!!


August 12, 2014 9:59 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: So difficult to win them all...

He returned to racing after 12 years, at the IoM TT, on an under-powered, understeering Ducati, and won...
If he had won the championship, that would have been impressive. But he won A single race, kinda of his home race too actually.
Well, obviously, you're free to be as unimpressed as you wish. However, if you haven't raced a motorcycle for a decade, and you choose as your first return race the IoM TT, with all the risks that go with that, at the age of 37 or 38, I'm impressed. IIRC, he lived in New Zealand in those days, and he didn't do any other races to get back up to speed. Just rode and conquered. His bike had a fork rake of 31 deg. Not nimble.... And the IoM TT is not for the faint hearted...
yes he did ride in Australia and NZ the winter before and even on short tracks in England just before the TT with very average results. That made his come back even more impr


August 11, 2014 5:35 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards steps down at Forward

cossiegaz: So this now makes Rossi the oldest rider on the grid, and the only racer still active in GP's from when I first started watching in 2001, makes you realise how much time flies seeing the likes of Capirossi and Edwards retiring and Rossi and Hayden nearing the end of their careers.
You forgot Anthony West and maybe others that do not come to mind now...

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