WSBK » Denning blasts Guintoli as deal falls through

Paul Denning: I am extremely disappointed and surprised by Sylvain's lack of integrity and total lack of respect for the mutual commitments made...

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Oli - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 8:23 PM


Erm, Max did not win 6 titles with Aprilia!

In fact, when Max ditched Aprilia and took the #1 plate to Honda, the two parties fell out big time.

Max had a bit of an ego back then too (though I appreciate a 3x 250cc champion deserves one) and refused to have a teammate. But he also started crashing in late 96 and an easy title became hard work. Max held on in the end, but Aprilia lost the contructors title by a point - a title they'd have easily won with a second works rider. Friction got too much and Max went to Honda, taking title #4 in 1997.

I guess 12 years was enough to heal the rift.



October 15, 2012 10:22 PM

re: "but he's not someone a top team should count on to win a championship"

we don't know this till such time he's actually been ON a top team. maybe we ought to try it so we can all then intelligently answer this question... whaddaya say...?

(disclaimer: fixi/crescent wsb effort does not = "top team")

Marco - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 10:39 PM

Good luck to ginters when has teams worried about contracts when it suits them your in favour one minute and rubbish the next.You look after yourself ginters the same as Denning will im sure.Now that hes not wanted in Suzuki GP Jack gets the boot and he wants the limelite.

the verwood vermin - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 10:43 PM

Well...what goes around often does come around

PD has done some good things with his team but the way of the world these days is, there probably is no loyalty about.

It's a shame PD did not issue more 'apologetic' press releases in the early to mid 2000's when he 'blasted' a few riders, team members and so on to get up the 'ladder'.

People come on here slating Paul Bird for his style of management.......but it's black and white, honest.

billy jean - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 10:47 PM

sour grapes denning u big mummys boy !!!!
if youve got a signature, go to your lawyers, if not go back to selling helmets in your daddys bike shop .


October 15, 2012 11:00 PM

@ Sick Cylinder

It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the Panigale will not be subject to the 6kg weight penalty.
It has also been announced that Checa will ride a Ducati next season, However it has not been officially said what team he will ride for or if it will be a Panigale. Considering the homologation for the 1098/1198 has now expired any team who choose to stay with it will have to do so at their own expense.
Ducati have confirmed they will be back as a works team in 2013 with 2 bikes + 2 works bikes for Althea.

bliz - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 11:21 PM

The problem isn't with the FIXI team. It's that the GSXR hasn't been trully competitive since 2010. Sylvain would be wise to consider all options.

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