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  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   1 hour 43 min ago

    Was change the commentary team. Jonathan Green and his sidekick, Steve Martin had to go.. . Matt Birt is doing a similar Job in GP's too. Nick Harris has a job on his hands to hold onto his. I do think they compliment each other though....for now.

    The racing too (Exception being Thailand) has been a big improvement from the last years show.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   2 hours 28 min ago

    I wish they would get stoner on standby as well, just in case neither DP or MM can race, then they have HA and CS ready to rock, and i think after all the talk we would be very forgiving should casey not win ;) It would be a rare treat just to have stoner in the mix again regardless of how he does.

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   5 hours 23 min ago

    VDM has loads more to come. Tommy boy better not carry that on too long,he stands to lose.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   5 hours 46 min ago

    PS -- Speaking of Cal, he must be furiously poking those vodoo dolls to try and open up one of those factory seats for next year.

    That won't help, since both Marc and Dani are contracted to HRC until the end of 2016. So unless Dani pulls a Casey, or even a Ben Spies, Cal will have to either bide his time, or look elsewhere.

    https://motomatters.com/news/2014/10/01/the_2015_motogp_rider_line_up_so...

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   6 hours 4 min ago

    Has anyone found any details about the accident? I know zip and would love to know more. I still feel pretty good about a hunch about what MM93's consciousness had to churn through following the weekend. Yeah, been working in the psychotherapy field since the mid 90's and love it. There is little magic to it, but it does get one familiar with the inner terrain. And it always seems to me that what arising and happening in any sport portrays one's inner life fairly readily. My golf shots are the best barometer of what is going on for me I have ever seen, it is uncanny.

    Anyhoo, hope they both ride and do well.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   6 hours 48 min ago

    Riding both bikes, that's the legend of Stoner.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   7 hours 49 min ago
    COL

    " Especially perhaps that he hurt it by RUNNING INTO ANOTHER RIDER while training in judo, er, I mean flat track."

    I chuckled out loud when I read this.

  • Marc Marquez Breaks Little Finger In Training Crash, Questionable For Jerez   9 hours 26 min ago

    This is hardly the same as a two time MotoGP champion.1 racing for purse money. The other racing for premier class championships. SMH.

  • 2015 Argentina MotoGP Post-Race Round Up: On Rossi Vs Marquez, And Why You Shouldn't Believe The Pundits   9 hours 43 min ago

    Great writeup David, I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year looks to be a big one.

    Really happy to see Ducati up there fighting for podiums again, but why has no-one mentioned the Ducati that caught fire? I rewound the footage a few times just to see Hernandez' classic double-take when he saw the flames. Do you know what happened?

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   11 hours 11 min ago

    Well, I'd personally convinced myself that Motoshrink was an actual psychologist/psychiatrist as opposed to one of the purely armchair variety, but I think your point stands. Until they launch the Inside Your Favorite Rider's Head® simulcast on motogp.com, even our best guesses are probably pretty far removed from reality.

  • Marc Marquez Breaks Little Finger In Training Crash, Questionable For Jerez   12 hours 17 min ago

    No more Stoner prognostications.
    If it happens, let's talk about it then, otherwise can we make the a Casey-Free-Zone for the time being.

    I much admire him, but seriously......????????

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   12 hours 53 min ago

    I agree. I think they will know and decide on Saturday morning when the walking wounded come to the track and report their physical condition (if they make it through the whole day on Friday that is). Aoyama will sub for whoever can't go and if both can't go, one team stays in the garage. As far as Crutchlow is concerned, I think the only way he even has a chance at getting any extra support this weekend is if they are both out after FP1 on Friday.

    PS -- Speaking of Cal, he must be furiously poking those vodoo dolls to try and open up one of those factory seats for next year. lol

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   13 hours 46 min ago

    I haven't been too fussed if I missed WSBK races for the past couple of years but this year has been terrific so far. Still needs more competitive efforts from Honda and Suzuki and of course Yamaha but it's been fascinating to see Rea waltz in and spank Sykes, and Chaz has really come to grips with the Duc.

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   15 hours 5 min ago
    VDM

    To me the highlight of the season is Tom Sykes uppity hissy fits over Van Der Mark. He stuffed him at Philip Island and Tommy Boy has refused to speak to the kid since. Not like Van Der Mark cares he stuffed him again at Assen...

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   15 hours 18 min ago

    Stoner is a Honda Factory test rider.
    Stoner has not tried the Michelin tyre.

    Stoner should be present in Jerez if there is any sence in having him as a test rider...

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   16 hours 1 min ago

    Full marks to DE for keeping the embers burning but the trouble with WSBK is that there's no great storyline at the moment, no soap opera to draw the audience. Every series or sport benefits from having a villain and hero, and WSBK lacks that for now. What it probably needs is a couple of the aliens to make the journey across series and carry audience with them.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   16 hours 54 min ago

    Was that point ever really in doubt? Doesn't mean they can race effectively but they are gonna try....

    HRC's strategy the weekend is the important thing to try and second guess;

    Option 1, full support to the Repsol riders as always

    Option 2, full support as normal but enhanced support for CC35 at LCR to try and get a bike on the podium to take points from Yamaha in the event Option 1 isn't working. You know the type of thing, a couple of extra data techs from HRC just happen to end up at LCR on Saturday and his satelite bike suddenly gets another 250 revs and 10hp.....

    Option 3 try and work out which Repsol rider is the least crocked and build a race strategy around him

    Option 4?????

    I think HRC will have to make it us as they go along and not have a final strategy until the end of FP3, or at least have three plans ready to go in the event that the plans aren't going to plan (IYSWIM)

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   16 hours 56 min ago

    WSBK has taken a step in the right direction. Using production-based technical regulations for production motorcycles is generally a good idea, and BSB gave us an accurate forecast of the result.

    Unfortunately, WSBK is still struggling with its identity. Global rules are not aligned. The 1000cc SBK formula is overshadowed by MotoGP. Superbike racing generates no revenue for the manufacturers. The entire concept still needs a re-think.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   18 hours 17 min ago

    The top team in MotoGP has two Spanish riders and a Spanish sponsor and it's the Spanish GP coming up: There's now way either of them could not show up for this event. I just hope the pressure doesn't induce either one to race if it really isn't medically advisable. I want to see world class racing, not career ending mistakes.

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   19 hours 25 min ago

    ...Offered his hand to congratulate Sofuoglu on the podium. Sofuoglu appeared to argue with Cluzel further, not exactly what I call sportsmanship. Big props to Cluzel for taking the high road on that one.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   20 hours 54 min ago

    "The odds that this injury is not directly related to his internal state while riding are small."

    Hahaha, gotta love the the armchair psychologists. Because it's not like riders don't always get injured riding dirt track anyhow, it must because MM was envisioning Vale while he was riding and THAT caused him to crash. After all one thing we've learned is MM is very mentally weak after all. Hahaha.

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   20 hours 57 min ago
    Wow

    Having both of them at the starting line is the best news! Nothing against poor Ayo but a replacement does never sound as good....

    I am super-glad for Dani because I really want him to be at the top where he belongs. He may leave MotoGP with no WC in the premier class but surely with lot of respect. He is "frail" but though in always coming back and facing adversity of different kinds.

    And Marc, well, this is all experience he's stacking up and like Rossi or Lorenzo he's the kind of guy that just gets better!

    Cannot wait for the race!

  • Marquez And Pedrosa To Try To Ride At Jerez?   20 hours 58 min ago

    Word around the campfire is the rider behind Marquez on flat track ran over the finger. Not sure I'm ready to blame MM93 for the injury and either way, I'm hoping he and Dani can both race this weekend. It's not as exciting of a championship if both Repsol boys are out of action, and I say that as a Rossi fan.

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   21 hours 3 min ago

    Surprised you didn't mention the Panigale intake restrictor plate removal for 2015. From my eye (not exactly a dyno to be sure, but) relative to the Kawasaki it has gotten a good bit more grunt than last yr.

    Yes, I am Scottish, but can we hold off just a smidge on condemning the British pointy end just yet? After all of the Spanish and Italian anthems I have heard in racing I feel like enjoying it for just a bit. Italy can see their Ducati getting up front with Davies just fine. Denmark has a rider, France is looking promising, SE Asia has some glory, so on. Great to see Rea shine!

  • The 2015 World Superbike Season So Far: Close Racing, Sheer Superiority And Some Genuine Surprises   21 hours 7 min ago

    This splendid season is coming right when we're enjoying one of the most unpredictable MotoGP seasons in years. That's kind of a shame but it won't stop me enjoying both.

    It's gratifying to see Johnny Rea finally seeing the success he's deserved for so long. Ditto for Chaz Davies, who's not only benefiting from the rule changes but also enjoying a little stability with regards to the team he's on and the bike he's riding. And I'm really pleased to see Leon Haslam going well. I was truly worried that all his injuries were catching up with him and he was on his way to early retirement after last year.

    Here's a question: Last year I heard a lot of talk about widespread cheating with regards to modified frames in Superbike – and a coming crackdown on the practice. If so, that wouldn't have involved the frameless Ducati. Could this be a cause of Ducati's resurgence as much as the new engine rules?

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