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  • Reply to: FIM Release Report Analyzing Luis Salom's Crash   10 hours 7 min ago

    And how useless these questions: we know why they look into the cause of the crash and avoid like hell the reason of his death.
    It's called to lawyer up. We can say with fair certainty that had the gravel.been there trajectories and the impact would have been different. The minute the organisers admit to that they open.up to a law suit. So it's much much easier to point all attention to why he crashed and divert the attention from a basic fact: had the gravel been there Salom might be alive. What's appalling is that for years all riders have stressed that tarmac should be replaced by gravel. And now we have to hear that because that's an unusual place to crash, nobody thought about it? If Salom family decided to sue they would have a big chance of winning. And they should to make an example. The gravel wasn't there because it would cost too much money to put it and then clean up for F1. This is a conduct dictated by profit not concern about safety. And what about next race? Stoner Rossi Lorenzo Redding all voiced some concern about safety.... but I bet that nothing will be done about it

  • Reply to: FIM Release Report Analyzing Luis Salom's Crash   10 hours 7 min ago

    And how useless these questions: we know why they look into the cause of the crash and avoid like hell the reason of his death.
    It's called to lawyer up. We can say with fair certainty that had the gravel.been there trajectories and the impact would have been different. The minute the organisers admit to that they open.up to a law suit. So it's much much easier to point all attention to why he crashed and divert the attention from a basic fact: had the gravel been there Salom might be alive. What's appalling is that for years all riders have stressed that tarmac should be replaced by gravel. And now we have to hear that because that's an unusual place to crash, nobody thought about it? If Salom family decided to sue they would have a big chance of winning. And they should to make an example. The gravel wasn't there because it would cost too much money to put it and then clean up for F1. This is a conduct dictated by profit not concern about safety. And what about next race? Stoner Rossi Lorenzo Redding all voiced some concern about safety.... but I bet that nothing will be done about it

  • Reply to: Austria MotoGP Test, Day 2: Ducati Domination Continues   1 day 1 hour ago

    After his crash Stoner could have criticized the Michelins (lost the front before full lean). Or the bike set up. Or parts he was testing and how they matched up with the package. Or the track. NOPE.

    “It's the first time I've put a soft tyre in for many years. The corner before I had more chance of crashing probably, because I went in there and was ready for it. Everything went well. Then I went into the next corner and the front just closed on me. 

    “For sure I had maybe a little bit more speed, but because we arrive on the limiter you can't really go faster into that corner. The limiter just arrives earlier because you have more grip. 

    “So it was a little bit strange for me, but anyway clearly because of the soft tyre. We've been running the hard tyre all day for the last two days. So we probably had a little more weight coming from the rear onto the front and just wasn't ready for it. 

    “It was just on the way to Turn 6. I didn't even get to maximum angle. It was disappointing but at the same time it's been good; four years without basically making a mistake - it had to come to an end sometime!”

    Btw, yes he had the full Red Baron wings fitted.

    Re a wild card at this track he said "it's not going to happen." On a twitter post about the crash he ended it with #leaveittothepros

    I like this guy. Even way back when, when he was a bit off put by the media while racing. I always appreciate his manner of speaking, even when he wasn't saying what I preferred he would. Now Casey, for the record you still are a pro! A pro tester. Sometimes they do wildcards. Especially at their home tracks...
    ;)

  • Reply to: 2016 Sachsenring Sunday Round Up - Of Intermediates vs Slicks, Gambling Right, and the Evils of Radio   1 day 1 hour ago

    Different note -
    Anyone else amused/charmed/curious when Crutchlow passed Redding on the outside entering a right (great battle!) and he (semi-voluntary?) did a kicking motion with his right foot just before he planted it on the peg for turn in? Almost a counter-Iannone's ghost twitch.

    Also when Rins went down, notice his bike do an unusual pirouette?

    Just bits and ends from the re-watch. Cheers

  • Reply to: FIM Release Report Analyzing Luis Salom's Crash   1 day 2 hours ago

    . . . has argued for years that asphalt run-offs are dangerous. How sad his warnings are ignored.