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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
How do we know their income from this presence...

How do we know their income from this presence and how do we compare it to hypothetical income from hypothetical racing?

It's possible they are simply spending the goodwill they have previously...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By azkiwi
Any new manufacturer on the track is a good...

Any new manufacturer on the track is a good thing. Given the grid is already overflowing, I wonder who will get pushed off. When the primary barrier to entry is well understood to be cost, the...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
They knew it was Rossi's day and moment - who...

They knew it was Rossi's day and moment - who didn't? - but to my eye they seemed to enjoy being up there as part of the tribute to the old guy. Lorenzo in particular seems to have a decent...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
Linda is in for a romping tonight. :D

Linda is in for a romping tonight. :D
Forum: Racing 09-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
Caption time;

Caption time;
Forum: Racing 09-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
I don't remember the last time Rossi started from...

I don't remember the last time Rossi started from the first row. And it might be a shock for Marquez to see other bikes in front of him on the grid.

Apparently Crutchlow had a sensor failure and...
Forum: Racing 09-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
Misano helps Rossi dominate FP4. ...

Misano helps Rossi dominate FP4.

http://media.crash.net/original/AU1234852.jpg

<table class="resultsTable"><tbody><tr><td>1</td> <td> 46</td> <td> Valentino ROSSI</td> <td>
</td> <td>...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
though it looks like he has the best chance of...

though it looks like he has the best chance of riding it, wherever it lands.




Doing a Crutchlow. From the front to the back and keep cashing those checks.:evil
Forum: Racing 09-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is for...

The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is for improving weather. Looks like FP3 might be the fulcrum that boosts or demotes everyone's shot at preventing Marquez from toppling his next record.
Forum: Racing 09-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
"Misano is my track, I love this place. We will...

"Misano is my track, I love this place. We will try to prepare the bike perfectly, from the first day. I want to stay in front and try to fight with Jorge and Marc. I hope the weather will be good,...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Reflecting on the shake-up at Ferrari and noting...

Reflecting on the shake-up at Ferrari and noting the parallels with Ducati



Asport (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115791?source=mostpopular)
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,935
Posted By azkiwi
The race is for second. All that matters; ...

The race is for second.

All that matters;
http://media.crash.net/original/PA1581847.0008.jpg
Forum: Racing 09-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
This remains to be seen. As Krop reports...

This remains to be seen. As Krop reports (http://www.motomatters.com/news/2014/09/02/donington_park_to_host_british_motogp_ro.html), Donington may or may not be up to the task of meeting MGP...
Forum: Racing 08-31-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
http://media.crash.net/original/PA1580841.0008.jpg...

http://media.crash.net/original/PA1580841.0008.jpg



Great effort from Dovi! :clap
Sucks to be Smith. :cry
Forum: Racing 08-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
Impressive effort from Lorenzo. I'm not his most...

Impressive effort from Lorenzo. I'm not his most avid fan, but he he is digging deep to reclaim his warrior spirit. Hopefully, now that Team Yamaha have found the right direction, a few more tweaks...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
Tell us how you really feel ...

Tell us how you really feel ...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
Certainly rewrites the "We know he can be...

Certainly rewrites the "We know he can be beaten!" narrative.
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
The genre is being revived. ...

The genre is being revived.

http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1409129655.jpg

:wink:
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
Smith romps the factory Yamahas. Rossi sucking...

Smith romps the factory Yamahas. Rossi sucking hind tit. Crutchlow running Edwardsth.


FP1
<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><th class="resultTitle">Pos.</th><th...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
:gerg is right. It will be his 246th Grands Prix...

:gerg is right. It will be his 246th Grands Prix start, making him the official all time record holder - 17 years after his first title!
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,262
Posted By azkiwi
And even if your last name is Mamola, apparently...

And even if your last name is Mamola, apparently that is the nearest door. It's just not an efficient way to find talent.
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Agreed. Most likely it is an all-of-the-above...

Agreed. Most likely it is an all-of-the-above scenario. Tires, chassis, skill, electronics and luck - not necessarily in that order. Throttle control paired with an amazing feedback loop is how these...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Since everyone else is offering an...

Since everyone else is offering an unsubstantiated opinion, I will too. :D

While modern tires and frames are both optimized for grip at extreme angles, it seems to me that it would require great...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Love it or hate, its here to stay. Its the tech...

Love it or hate, its here to stay. Its the tech most likely to have real world applications.

Apparently when the Duc gets switched off and on it reboots and assumes it is at the starting line....
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Rossi celebrating like he won the race and not...

Rossi celebrating like he won the race and not just a prolonged scrap with Marquez.



Major psychological breakthrough for the top 3 - to know MM can be beaten.

Great job by Pedrosa.
Forum: Racing 08-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Bradley Smith - top Yamaha? WTF? The Open...

Bradley Smith - top Yamaha? WTF?

The Open class would finally be playing the role designed for it ... except Marquez is in front. :cry
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Long enough to make absolutely clear how long...

Long enough to make absolutely clear how long Rossi has been racing. :deal
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Thanks, mate! Heckuva story.

Thanks, mate!

Heckuva story.
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,041
Posted By azkiwi
Nakamoto says this year's Factory engine will...

Nakamoto says this year's Factory engine will power next year's Open class.

FP1 - Marquez, Lorenzo, Pedrosa within half a tenth of each other. Closing in ... :evil
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Well, you and I do, but the faceless masses that...

Well, you and I do, but the faceless masses that fill stadiums ... maybe not so much. It's basic marketing - if you can make your audience feel; they'll tune in regularly.
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
I too remember him performing super-human feats...

I too remember him performing super-human feats at Laguna. A joy to watch and a great tragedy to see him reject talents and opportunities that many would kill for. I don't pretend to know the nature...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Its always been the way downunder to do your OE...

Its always been the way downunder to do your OE and hope for a lucky break. Those who make it to the world stage are only the most dogged or lucky, not necessarily the best.

While it may...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Shocker, but I agree with Tinhead. :eek1

Shocker, but I agree with Tinhead. :eek1
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
The nature of the business is to try and identify...

The nature of the business is to try and identify the "next big thing" further over the horizon than anyone else, but you also have to allow your seed corn to grow and ripen. Look no further than...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,770
Posted By azkiwi
:poser

:poser
Forum: Racing 08-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,770
Posted By azkiwi
Jerry Burgess mingling in the paddock. Looking...

Jerry Burgess mingling in the paddock. Looking for a job? Back to collect that 20 bucks Rossi shorted him at the last piss-up?

Soup. (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2014/Aug/140809mnwsa.htm)
...
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
Hard to believe he gets more than Rossi at this...

Hard to believe he gets more than Rossi at this point. But whatever it is, it has enough commas to keep the pool warm and the beer cold.

:deal
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,770
Posted By azkiwi
If he is still cashing the checks he needs to try...

If he is still cashing the checks he needs to try a little harder than that. Dovi is in 4th ya know ...
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 349,556
Posted By azkiwi
The last few years in MGP could be characterized...

The last few years in MGP could be characterized as having more seats than asses, but with all the new entrants (Suzuki, Aprilia, KTM) this is turning around. Lorenzo might not be the leader this...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,770
Posted By azkiwi
The more things change the more they stay the...

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Still dissing the Duc...



More importantly, it will be a big "Farewell, Colin!" weekend ...
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