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  • Reply to: Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 49: I Can't Stand The Rain - Qatar MotoGP Review   1 hour 23 min ago

    Great as usual! So glad we get these podcasts, I very much look fwd to them.

    Enjoyed the consideration of returning vs retiring after a crash. I strongly feel that it should error on letting the rider have a go at getting back out w minimal restriction at this level. We already have black flag regulations for flagrant issues. Oiling the track is a bigger issue and that is usually engine failure, not crash damage. We have great stories of riders finishing a race w/o a clutch lever or an entire footpeg. Where are stories of concern via safety? Seldom to never.

    At lower levels of racing more paternalistic rules seem fit. It comes to mind something from teammate Mike Lenz (father of Peter, his work has supported the Road Racing World's website). There was a rule that "if your handlebar touches the ground you are out of the race." Mike, on Hopkins' old M4 Emgo Suzuki, literally put his hand over the end of the bar during a minor front end crash, keeping it there between bar end and grass. "Look! It didn't touch!" and hurried back on track. Now THAT is a racer eh? Good in ya Mike!

    Request please - David is it possible for you to equalize Neil ' s mic down for bass? No criticism Neil, I enjoy your voice and accent but it rumbles befitting reggae woofers.

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - MotoGP: in the lap of the gods   3 hours 16 min ago

    Man that looks like fun. Nice fight up to the front, and by 4:20 it's on with the top guys. Great racing!

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar Extra Notes: Zarco's Exceptionalism, Morbidelli's Maturity, Moto3 Madness   17 hours 16 min ago

    Possibly a little premature to be getting stars in the eyes over Zarco given the soft tyre and the fact he wore out that soft tyre very quickly riding like a bat out of hell. Yes, that made a great impression and a fast lap but it isn't a sustainable strategy over race distance that should justifiably get you compared to Giants like Biaggi, Rossi.

    Matt put it well "Anyone who can pull a second on Marquez is obviously playing fast and loose with the limit."

    I love the fact he was that fast though, him and Vinales are salt and pepper to MotoGP this year. I would dearly love to see the unlikeable yet crazy fast Marquez beaten fair and square by a better rider... and I think Maverick is the man to do it.
     

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - MotoGP: in the lap of the gods   19 hours 38 min ago

    here's your low cc, high intensity columbian fun onboard for thursday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twmto_ZG37k

    i wonder if the hayden brothers know about this?

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar Extra Notes: Zarco's Exceptionalism, Morbidelli's Maturity, Moto3 Madness   20 hours 43 min ago

    Doohan until his 3rd season to win a race :-)