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Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,417
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Posted By doyle
Yeah, that was a shocker. That's a big seat...

Yeah, that was a shocker. That's a big seat opened up at KTM and some big shoes for Sam to fill.
Forum: Racing 06-23-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Picking up Joan Pedrero's vacated seat... ...

Picking up Joan Pedrero's vacated seat...

From EnduroMagazine


Translation from Google
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 62,566
Posted By doyle
Just catching up and loving the report Jenny (and...

Just catching up and loving the report Jenny (and Piglet). :clap
Forum: Racing 06-18-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,850
Posted By doyle
I would suggest a re-read of the thread paying...

I would suggest a re-read of the thread paying particular attention to what steps Tony Schattat has taken legally. Of course, out of Germany claims would require some slick legal wrangling. Good...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Keep an eye out. Looks like this may be on...

Keep an eye out. Looks like this may be on tomorrow in the US.



Link (http://rally.hondaracingcorporation.com/report/dakar-honda-national-geographic-must/)
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Ouch. Hope for a quick recovery. Seems like a lot...

Ouch. Hope for a quick recovery. Seems like a lot of big names taking big falls lately.
Forum: Racing 06-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
From the translated interview, it suggested that...

From the translated interview, it suggested that HRC was only offering water carrier roles. What I don't understand is that Nomade is more of a customer assistance organization than a pro-level team...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Shhhh. :uhoh

Shhhh. :uhoh
Forum: Racing 06-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
I'm not so sure. Helder was an island within the...

I'm not so sure. Helder was an island within the team, clearly the odd man out and one that presumed he would be given the support to fight for victory. Then with Barreda and Goncalves, you have two...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Ouch. :lol3

Ouch. :lol3
Forum: Racing 06-03-2015, 05:31 AM
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Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
HRC just scooped up Michael Metge from Yamaha.

HRC just scooped up Michael Metge from Yamaha.
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
:ear Coming weeks? Sounds like you know...

:ear

Coming weeks? Sounds like you know something now. Spill it, we won't tell. :lol3
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 06:24 AM
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Posted By doyle
This seems to suggest that Yamaha was not really...

This seems to suggest that Yamaha was not really extending a viable offer and that talks with Honda only suggested a water carrier role was their only option. Looks like Pain settled on assistance...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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: 1,021
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: 8,818
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: 8,818
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: 8,818
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: 8,818
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: 8,818
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: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 8,818
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: 8,818
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 14,179
Posted By doyle
I like this route.

I like this route.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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: 8,818
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: 14,179
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 6,417
Views: 829,639
Posted By doyle
Good God. :eek1 :lol3

Good God. :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 829,639
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: 14,179
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: 1,783
Views: 110,517
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.
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