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  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 14 hours ago

    Alex made no such hard move on Jack in Aragon, Marquez had the position coming down the straight already. As a rider it is his responsibility to stay on his bike in that circumstance, Alex stayed on his no less than 6 times on Sunday.

    What I like about Marquez (both of them) is they conceal their emotions extremely well. First Casey, now Jack what is it with these petulant Australians?

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 14 hours ago

    Yes, Mugello. And no he took out Marquez that race. That was the beginning of him pulling the "I will put my bike where he wants to be" move, but that time there was already another bike where Miller wanted to be and had to brake causing him and Marquez to crash out.

    [Moderator's note: post edited. Please refrain from attacking other posters. Your point is made well enough by your statements.]

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 15 hours ago

    I like Miller, but in my opinion (and thats what we're here for right?) he was way out of line and all the moves looked completely intentional. Watch the race, whenever Marquez was on Miller's outside going into turn 1 Miller would run wide and hang him out to dry, BUT when Miller was by himself HE NEVER RAN WIDE in turn 1. That was all the proof i needed. I really like Miller and I'd love to see him take the championship, but his antics this race definitely put him in a new light for me anyway. I know some will say its just racing, and it is, but it just seemed to me Miller took every opportunity he could to push Marquez wide when he could have very easily held a tighter line.
    Then again, Marquez played into it on an occasion making contact when he probably didn't have to, AND I didn't like Marquez's play in Aragon, so I guess fair is fair or something like that.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 15 hours ago

    ... I suppose there are similarities... MM was safe in going off circuit to beat Rossi only because Rossi had done it so famously to Stoner a few years earlier & had got off scot free. If there's a precedent & you're doing it to the person who got away with it last time what can anyone say?... but that's where the similarity ends.

    ... & as I saw it Alex was extremely vocal in his outburst towards Kent on the slowing down lap. That wasn't his team trying "any trick in the book", that was toys out of the pram by 1 spoilt brat. Again, Stoner was guilty of it at LS 2008 but apologised... Rossi never did after his outburst in Turkey 2007. I doubt Alex will.

  • 2014 Sepang Sunday Round Up: Beating Doohan, Rabat's Reward For Hard Work, And Miller Mastering Marquez In Moto3   2 days 15 hours ago

    I can definitely understand the desire to keep penalties (and penalty points) to a minimum to avoid becoming like Formula One stewarding of a few years ago.

    Jack needs a major talking to though as he won't be able to behave like he has been doing in the top class next year. For me he rode like an utter muppet in Phillip Island as well - I get that his bike is slower than the Honda this year, I understand - and got away with it there too. Danny Kent wasn't too impressed with his antics in PI and he's his teammate!

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 17 hours ago

    I think MM was right about Miller.
    MM never touched anybuddy, never torpedo anybuddy, never used a rider as a wall to make the corner, never clash with other riders in any class hes been in.!
    So yes MM can speak free as hes 1 of the cleanest riders ever.
    AM also never touched never rides hard and also never clash with anybuddy.
    Wilairot,JL,VR,DP,AI, or any rider in MotoGP never had a clash with MM.

    Now that we had a big laugh....

    GO MILLER GET THAT TITLE

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 18 hours ago

    So what you're saying is that leaving the racing surface to take advantage is OK or punting a fellow into the gravel is OK depending on who you are?

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 18 hours ago

    ....some of the comments here are not unlike the Crash.net fan-boys. Seriously did some of you guys watch the same race as me?

    Miller was completely within the law with his moves....funny when it's Rossi duffing up Stoner @ Laguna it' s regarded as a classic.

    I'm also extremely disappointed in Alex Marquez behaviour after the race. Both Alex and Marc should be careful throwing stones at glass houses. Marc in particular, he was no angel on his way to the Moto 2 title, nevermind his Lorenzo punting move in MotoGP.

    Racing is racing, just get on with it and stop whinning will ya's!!? You never hear this sort of crying in Supersports classes and they are constantly beating each other up.

    Hope Miller stuffs Marquez now.

  • 2014 Sepang Sunday Round Up: Beating Doohan, Rabat's Reward For Hard Work, And Miller Mastering Marquez In Moto3   2 days 18 hours ago

    Somehow a cable got cut on Crutchlow's bike that killed the engine. How? Good question. Dovizioso's bike had some sort of fuel pump problem so whenever he opened the throttle it stuttered. Too bad since he was on target to be 10-15 seconds back - instead he had to cruise the last laps and ended 48 seconds back, losing 4 positions.

    All three races were thrilling. Moto3 is always fun. Hope they don't kill each other at Valencia.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 18 hours ago

    "As Miller himself says, he simply put the bike where AM wanted to be and left it up to AM to decide."

    I believe one A. Senna used to do that, and he was a total mug who never acheived anything.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 18 hours ago

    Miller (19) and Marquez (18) are just acting their age. Who among us had no temper, competitiveness, will to win at any cost at that age ? Boys will be boys...

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 19 hours ago

    Honda would never sign someone who was embroiled in controversy every other race, crashed into his rivals on more than one occasion, rode dangerously in practice and qualifying sessions even injuring other riders....
    oh hang on they did, and he won the last two world championships.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 20 hours ago

    is to win races and championships. Anything after that is just fluff. This is world championship racing - do you expect him to just let them past, and shrug saying "Their bikes are faster". I'm not sure I like the guy particularly, especially his tantrums in practice/qualifying, but you have to admire his determination/fight/spunk.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   2 days 20 hours ago

    You mean Mugello? The round to which I specifically stated in my comment? the round where he knocked off Rins? What does that have to do with his battles with Marquez?

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 1 min ago

    Check out the hard move that miller pulled causing a crash on the last lap, that is when this all started.

  • 2014 Sepang Moto3 Race Result: Tempers Run High In Epic Encounter   3 days 12 min ago

    "MotoGP" is a relatively new term for what used to be commonly called "WGP" or just "GP". The Motorcycling World Grand Prix Championship.

    Historically, the lower displacement categories often provided closer, more intense racing. You are right though in that they may not have been the main talking point in publications or on TV.

    They did however represent the best riders, on the best machines in the world in their respective categories. Many were specialists that remained in one class throughout their careers. Many manufacturers concentrated their efforts on the smaller classes. They were, for all intents and purposes, individual world championships.

    Only since the introduction of the spec engine "Moto2" and age limited "Moto3" classes would I consider them "lower tier" in any way. The move has been to turn them into rider development classes. Sure, a lot of guys came up "through the ranks" in the old GP system but many stepped straight into GP500 from dirt track and "Superbike" backgrounds.

    Look at a guy like Efren Vazquez. He's 28 as of last month and next year will be his final chance to ride in Moto3. He's only just now getting wins. He's also tiny, even by Pedrosa standards and will probably never land a "MotoGP" ride. I think he'd probably struggle with Moto2. But he's obviously one hell of a Moto3 rider.

    I'd like to see a return to the individual championships. National series' and "rookies cups" are great for developing riders. Perhaps there should be some measures included to keep people from squatting on rides that are no longer competitive but I hate seeing a guy like Vazquez being pushed out simply because he's "too old". If he was too old and too slow, fine.

    Please remember though that all three classes are the premier of the motorcycle road racing world.

  • 2014 Sepang Sunday Round Up: Beating Doohan, Rabat's Reward For Hard Work, And Miller Mastering Marquez In Moto3   3 days 15 min ago

    When it comes down to it - Miller rode smart, Marquez rode dumb. Both of them are around the same age, but going by appearances only one really learns new tricks every time he goes out on the track.

    And when your star is on the rise, any publicity is good publicity...

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 1 hour ago

    I don't know if Miller deserves the opprobrium that you have heaped on him but this post of yours made me laugh. And I don't mean it sarcastically. The idea of Honda hiring Miller to ensure knocking off likely competition is really funny, in the right sense of the word. A bit of humour always makes for good reading. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading this post.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 1 hour ago

    To me, the Sepang Moto3 race was much the same as the infamous 2008 Laguna Seca race only with different characters as Miller played the role of Rossi on a slower bike using all of the resources be they fair or close on foul, to see off the faster bike of Stoner (Marquez).

    In 2008 the majority of people (fans) concluded that Rossi had conducted a masterclass to the young upstart that was Stoner and had schooled him in racecraft, yet today many lambast the same tactics when they apply against the seeming chosen one. Why?

    What Miller did was within the rules and all he did was put his bike where Marquez was trying to be which to me is good racing. Yes there were collisions but none were hard enough or forceful enough to force a loss of control and Marquez's reactions may have made it look worse as he had more to lose (and thus unintentionally took exagerrated evasive action)

    One thing is for certain, Valencia will be fun but I do just hope that the two protagonists are allowed to fight it out themselves without others getting involved

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 1 hour ago

    Personally I would suggest that together with his riding, it is Miller's attitude that has opened the opportunity at Honda so would suggest that it is more likely that Casey Stoner will win the 2015 World Championship than it is of Miller being dumped by Honda.

    All teams love a rider who is fast and has a desire to win and Miller is that.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 2 hours ago

    ... or to secure the future by eliminating potential competitors. One way of making sure that someone like Miller doesn't ever beat the factory guys is to sign him to a long-term deal and stick him on the proddie bike for the entire time.

    Consider: This season, Miller has punched people on the track, hit other riders, picked a public fight with the entire Marquez family for no good reason. And oh yeah, he spent the entire last race bashing away at the guy with the best and only chance of winning the Moto3 title for - yep, Honda.

    A professional rider's job is to represent his team and his sponsors. Miller comes across as a spoiled, self-centered brat with a temper, who is likely to incur the wrath of other competitors and teams.

    Is that the guy you want representing your multi-million-dollar racing program and the millions-of-dollars sponsors?

  • 2014 Sepang Sunday Round Up: Beating Doohan, Rabat's Reward For Hard Work, And Miller Mastering Marquez In Moto3   3 days 3 hours ago

    Exactly. Miller will never get a seat on one of the Repsol Honda's while Marc is on the other one.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 3 hours ago

    There is currently nothing in the rule book to prevent a rider from racing as many classes as he wants to in a day.

    However, you are completely right about Honda not wanting Marc Márquez to risk injury racing in another class.

  • FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected   3 days 3 hours ago

    Like running someone over with your car? Once might be legal. To do it six or seven times, well?

  • 2014 Sepang Sunday Round Up: Beating Doohan, Rabat's Reward For Hard Work, And Miller Mastering Marquez In Moto3   3 days 4 hours ago

    Post that view to Pol Esparago & see what answer you get…...

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