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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.
I loved the Brit announcers, he lost a little Bark
Honey Badger doesn't give a shit.
The sport awards points (and championships!) to those who can successfully negotiate the fine line between bravery, skill and folly. But there is still such a thing as pushing your luck and even huevos the size of Lorenzo's can't overcome physical weaknesses on hormones alone.
Cal will have some impressive scars but he'll still be able to throw ball with his kids in 15 years. I wonder how long it takes Miguel Duhamel to get up in the morning. :huh
Or Mick doohan. Im sure a morning jog for him is never fun.
He was a bit too brave yet such a crafty racer at the same time. Despite his overpowering desire, he still had a remarkably long career. No wonder he was such a fan favorite. He was like Superman on crutches. My only complaint was when he did that 'start-and park' Motogp at Laguna. He didn't want to ride that thing. Give it to a fearless youngster coming up. But hey, he was at the end of his line and it was an honor to be asked. He had to do it I guess.
I wonder how he's faring with his body these days. Hopefully, not too badly, but I always wondered if one leg ended up being shorter than the other after that last big broken leg. Jeepers, that was something to see him ride with. I'd say it was up there with anybody trying to come back from a debilitating injury. Amazing.
Assen was pushing his luck. He got lucky. Sachsenring was business as usual. He had no reason to not race. If he had a healthy collar bone, he would have broken it in the new crash.
I have read some Facebook posts where he played 45 holes of golf one day then rode his bicycle 50+ miles the next. And he doesn't seem to be punching a time card anywhere.
Motorcycle racing is a burly and sometimes brutal sport. If you are concerned about walking with a limp when you get older, it probably isn't the right sport.
Can someone explain to me how having a single tire supplier at Sachsenring saved money?
Single tire supplier rule isn't about saving money. Its about everyone having access to the same tires; which creates a different set of problems.
According to Bridgestone the single tire supplier rule offered three advantages, lower cost, improved safety and fairness.
If we factor in the cost of motorcycle carnage, rider injuries and lost championships, only one of those "advantages" remain. Everyone has to use the same tire, unless of course they are in the hospital.
Whatever benefits Dorna thought a single tire supplier would bring to MotoGP, needs to be compared to real and comprehensive data.
Bridgestone has provided tires for these tracks and weather conditions for years. They should know what they are doing by now. Are they trying to save money by minimizing the number of tire variations and making compromises?
quote from speedtv.com:
The same surgeon, Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez, who used eight screws to fit Lorenzos broken left collarbone with a titanium plate last Friday morning, used ten screws this Saturday morning, again at the Hospital General de Catalunya in san Cugat del Vallés, and, in an interview in Spains Tele5, gave the rider the same advice: "He needs repose for four weeks in order for the bone to set"
He added, "I am pleased that Jorge has made the decision not to race next weekend."
The advice for JL for Sachsenring looks to have been the same as above. But that surgeon probably has no clue of anything, he just performed the two operations.
^^ Yep. I'm far from being any sort of expert on this, but AFAIK big bones don't heal in a week. Only thing healed up by Sachsenring practice might have been the incisions they made for inserting the plate and the bruising from screwing it on.
When they shipped him back after the Sachsenring incident, I suppose the stitches were still in from the earlier plate. Does anybody know whether they'd just re-open the former incisions? Or would they try and avoid the scar tissue and go in somewhere else?
Another question that occurs is whether they re-use the original bolt holes when they put the new plate in, or whether they try and fill those and find fresh bone for the fresh screws. Anybody? Obviously they had to place three extra screws, so perhaps it's a used and new combination.
Of course not. That he was able to function at all was due solely to the plate. Most people don't get a plate, they just wait several weeks for it to heal. At least that's what I did with my two breaks . . .
Did you drop it in the waterfall?
I've had 2 ACL's on the same knee and they use different screw locations saying the old hole is compromosed but a collarbone doesn't have as many options.
Because before the single tire supplier, nobody ever crashed ...
Spec tires save private teams 50,000 euros a year or more in parts. Factories never paid for tires anyway, and got the good stuff, while private teams got whatever Michelin or Bridgestone had left on the truck, and paid through the nose for the privilege.
Why are people crashing? Because as motorcycle racers, it is their proclivity to push as close to the limit as possible. Sometimes they find it.
Nicky Hayden told no factory Ducati ride in 2014
Wow. Hayden has stuck with Ducati so long, and tried so hard. Seems cruel, but in a way, maybe it's the best thing for him. Maybe it will make him move on and find a "greener pasture".
Guess that might be the reason for this unhappy NH picture on the MM site, huh?
I guess this is what happens when everything a company tries is a failure. Ducati sucks everywhere they try to race these days. They changed a lot of people to try and get something right. But everything they do seems to go wrong.
Nick will be OK. His best might be yet to come.
Where is Jinx?
Hmmmm.. Did Marquez also use this horrible Bridgestone POS rubber, and how did he do last weekend? I assume, that as a rookie rider, he must've been hospitalised first thing on Friday morning..