Squidpuppet wrote:JoeKing wrote:
I don't think thats the point of Stoner's anger. CS is old school & he probably looks at following somewhat "un-gentlemenly"..cheating, if you will.
Cheating at what? There is no "result" at stake. Toseland, Ben, and now Cal have all had the luxury of a cooperative and helpful teammate to show them around the tracks. Karel is flying solo. Following a fast guy is all part of the bigger game, the whole weekend, not just the race. If the fast guy doesnt like it, he can pull over and distance himself, or run goofy lines to throw the newbie off. If a "slow" rider has the skill to stay on a "fast" riders ass for five laps, he has every right to occupy that section of the track.
No offense..but it sounds like you've never raced have you? If you don't understand how stealing lines is cheating...you're probably fine with Simoncelli's riding of late. You & I are from different eras. I have some antiquated quaint idea about the best man winning.
Karel is "flying solo" because he didn't EARN a team or teammate. It is NOT for the "fast guy" to pull over..it KA's responsibility to act "professionally" & respect what another rider is doing, & not to "RACE" anyone in practice. No, a "slow" rider DOESN'T have the right to follow & disturb anyone else's "practice" session. It is NOT a race. Screwing up someone's practice even at the most humble local club race invites the aggrieved party to justifiably open a can of whoop-ass..at least where I raced.Further, considering their different career paths to MotoGP & social stations (Stoner's family literally selling the farm..living in a motorhome etc.) I wouldn't doubt CS looks at KA with the same respect as ..the stunters doing burn-outs in the parking lot.
I hope thats false.
Why, because he bought his way into the sport & no one should have a problem with that?In practice the object is not just to go round & round attempting to get the lowest lap time. There are many other things being tested which often times include going fast for a portion of a lap & then letting off. No one needs a rookie trying to prove to himself that CS (or anyone else) isn't REALLY faster than me.
In testing sessions I'd agree, but not during standard FP and QP. It is a rookies goal and career objective to PROVE that he can keep up. Its racing.
NO..its PRACTICE, you "PROVE" you can "keep up" in the ...race