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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:01 AM
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Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Typical Helder... a bike that looks like a garage...

Typical Helder... a bike that looks like a garage built, parts bin special that he takes to the win.



The contrast to the quotes of the Honda days is remarkable. Clearly Helder is back in his...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
And BTW, Azerbaijan getting a GP just shows that...

And BTW, Azerbaijan getting a GP just shows that corruption can win. Just wait until President Aliyev rolls out the first daughters to stroll arm in arm up and down the grid with Bernie. That's the...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
I like Will. I've liked the way he tends not to...

I like Will. I've liked the way he tends not to hold back and in this case, he's right. For all Bernie's critics, there are very few out there that could have done what he has done for the sport. I...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By doyle
Also check with Darryl Curtis or Alfie Cox about...

Also check with Darryl Curtis or Alfie Cox about Roof of Africa support.
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
Thanks for the explanation and the theory is...

Thanks for the explanation and the theory is perfectly sound but it does presume that each rider going back from first to seventh is progressively faster than the rider ahead of him to the point that...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
Assuming that everyone bunches at some point and...

Assuming that everyone bunches at some point and stays bunched to the end which seems to have been the case. Also assuming that those behind Coma are able to catch him in the first place. As I see...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
OK, 1 hour for the first 15 and then mass starts...

OK, 1 hour for the first 15 and then mass starts for the remainder in groups of 30. :lol3
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
OK, so I'm clearly off on this one but how does...

OK, so I'm clearly off on this one but how does Coma win 2 minutes. As I see it, finishing 4th, 5th, or 6th, on stage are the the worst spots to finish in that order. 7th is the safest if you cannot...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
The FIM and ASO should hire a handful of riders...

The FIM and ASO should hire a handful of riders that head off a half hour or so before the start. Their job will be to leave misleading tire tracks along the stage so that no tracks can be trusted....
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
Pastor, FFS, when you find that limit, STOP...

Pastor, FFS, when you find that limit, STOP CROSSING IT! Crossing the limit is easy and takes no balls. Driving at that limit without crossing it is where the balls come in.
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
While they are playing in the same sandbox, Honda...

While they are playing in the same sandbox, Honda and KTM are world's apart Where KTM has ~2,000 worldwide employees, Honda has ~200,000. Market share is incomparable. Honda doesn't need rally and it...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
I'm guessing that since the Portuguese are...

I'm guessing that since the Portuguese are running things and there is such a huge representation, they wanted Faria there KTM factory or not.
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
I'm thinking Ruben Faria is there of his own...

I'm thinking Ruben Faria is there of his own accord. From a translated article, he got a last minute call up and his statement suggested he was there with his own bike and not part of the factory KTM...
Forum: Racing 04-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Yep, that's what I am now hearing too.

Yep, that's what I am now hearing too.
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
So does this somewhat confirm Gerard Farres at...

So does this somewhat confirm Gerard Farres at Honda?

I tweeted the Moto.it article that mentioned him at the bottom and he favorited my tweet. I then asked:



To which he replied:
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Make one or two of those jugs a fire extinguisher...

Make one or two of those jugs a fire extinguisher and you may be on to something. :wink:
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Doing some digging to see if there is validity to...

Doing some digging to see if there is validity to this. Farres has a lot of experience on a lot of different bikes. He could possibly be a welcomed senior level rider/developer for HRC.
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,413
Posted By doyle
I like this route.

I like this route.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
We watched when Flavio Briatore managed Benetton....

We watched when Flavio Briatore managed Benetton. We knew Flavio Briatore as a flamboyant F1 personality. Flavio was a friend of ours and any young chippy in the paddock. Red Bull, you're no Flavio...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
The only reason people seem to be upset about the...

The only reason people seem to be upset about the loss of the German GP is because of the nostalgic notion that Europe is the ancestral home of F1 and losing another race further pulls that...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,145
Posted By doyle
Don't forget the orca's.

Don't forget the orca's.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,413
Posted By doyle
I retweeted yesterday a comment fro Bolivian...

I retweeted yesterday a comment fro Bolivian President Evo Morales suggesting that it will start in Peru, traverse Bolivia, and end in Argentina. I hope that is true because the Peruvian stages were...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
I don't see Laia Sanz leaving Honda as one of the...

I don't see Laia Sanz leaving Honda as one of the last vestiges of the Speedbrain arm taking over. That was done and dusted before she joined. Wolfgang was in control prior to her arrival. What I see...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Good God. :eek1 :lol3

Good God. :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Will be interested to see if they replace someone...

Will be interested to see if they replace someone (Pain, Metge, or Botturi) or if Helder is in addition to. No surprise HRC didn't renew his contract. There is also the Yamaha hole left open by Frans...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,413
Posted By doyle
It would surprise me if Peru changes course and...

It would surprise me if Peru changes course and gets included but maybe since Chile is out, the ASO sweetened the deal. I have to say, with all the speculation and the number of people that must be...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
Seems Dietrich Mateschitz is crowing again about...

Seems Dietrich Mateschitz is crowing again about Renault being their problem and is threatening to leave F1.



Best car? Best drivers? hardly.

I say good riddance.
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Just to clarify, HRC has confirmed to me that...

Just to clarify, HRC has confirmed to me that KH-7 remains as a major sponsor of the rally effort. Nothing changes for them on that front. I suppose that while Laia most likely brought that...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
KTM makes it official and I assume by the KH-7...

KTM makes it official and I assume by the KH-7 hat, Laia has taken her Euros with her.
...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
Interestingly, Ricky Brabec just tweeted: ...

Interestingly, Ricky Brabec just tweeted:



I guess HRC was happy with Abu Dhabi and is giving him an option for Qatar. If he agrees, is Jeremias left out in the cold again or would HRC add a...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
That is sad, although completely understandable...

That is sad, although completely understandable for Chile. The weather has not been kind and if Chile is to bow out, I'd rather it be for legitimate reasons as such as opposed to ransom reasons as in...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
From this report (http://goo.gl/M99Fny) in...

From this report (http://goo.gl/M99Fny) in Spanish, it suggests the very same. Seems the move to KTM was more about the freedom to compete rather than playing forced water carrier.
Forum: Racing 04-02-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 794,009
Posted By doyle
So it's been rumored for a while but...

So it's been rumored for a while but @enduromagazin is reporting that Laia Sanz left Honda for KTM to compete in mostly enduros but also Dakar.

:deal
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,245
Posted By doyle
Same electrical problem for Goncalves that...

Same electrical problem for Goncalves that Barreda had. I trust they will get it sorted.
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,413
Posted By doyle
With the Earthquake and devastating floods in...

With the Earthquake and devastating floods in Chile, I would not be surprised to see it miss a year.
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,245
Posted By doyle
Walkner has engine trouble and Monleon caught on...

Walkner has engine trouble and Monleon caught on fire. Both seems to be waiting for the sweeper.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
Interesting that Horner went right to blaming...

Interesting that Horner went right to blaming their new brake supplier for a lack of performance. Who will it be next race, their catering staff?

Aside from that, what I fear for McLaren is that...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,245
Posted By doyle
I wonder if Barreda is the perennial snake bit...

I wonder if Barreda is the perennial snake bit competitor? Surely he's got the speed and he's got the talent but like so many before him in all disciplines of racing, he just can't pull it all...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,245
Posted By doyle
Ugh Iggs, sorry to hear it. Heal up well!

Ugh Iggs, sorry to hear it. Heal up well!
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By doyle
I find Kimi's bored schtick rather irritating....

I find Kimi's bored schtick rather irritating. He's become his own caricature of himself. He has the luck of getting into cars when those cars are made good by someone else but his development skills...
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