Category: Motorcycle


Ever Bigger Smile on Marc Marquez,s Face at COTA

The ever bigger smile on Marc Marquez’s face at COTA is very hard to hide as he has been at the top of the time sheets in Austin, Texas the last two days. The track itself is long and very technical which has caused Marc to use caution about the other riders following him. A lesson from the others he noted. They say these times don’t matter much, but how much truth is that statement. Every rider there is new to the track, no knowledge and no data, therefore equal for all. I have read all that can be read over the last two days, and to me it seems to be a worry for everyone except Marc. He is having a great time with that knowing the terms are equal.

I wonder why Yamaha has packed up and left town last night. Couldn’t get close to the times set by the rookie?  They said they had enough data about this new track, but I wonder. I know the costs to get to Austin run very high, but having already paid the transport cost, how much extra would it have been to stay until this evening? Just seems like something hasn’t been said.

But Marc, DanI, and Stephan will finish up this day and it could be huge for the race in April. We will see. Marc will travel to Indianapolis when he is done here; he is going to take in the Supercross race live. Just a note to Marc, Indy is not as close to Austin as you think it is. In fact Texas is larger than the country of Spain, and Austin is close to being the center. In fact, it would be 1100 miles to drive, but I am sure your flying.

The two CRT bikes are not doing well at all. Blake Young is having a hard time getting to grips with all the tech setup required and as such, is some 10 seconds off the pace. Lots to learn Blake! Have to get into the books for motogp racing, and then put in many laps to get up to speed.

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MotoGp race in Indianapolis

The Great Motorcycle Fan Insult

As most know, I am no fan of NASCAR and Speed TV or Fox Sports, as they are all the same to me, and now Dorna has awarded the TV contract to them for MotoGp which serves as the great motorcycle fan insult. Unknown to Dorna is the fact that these three together have little or no interest in promoting motorcycle racing in America, let alone from another country. The only thing that will happen is the entire negative that will happen if someone gets hurt or worse, like they are doing to college football.

If you have ever been to the MotoGp race in Indianapolis; you would have been insulted as a motorcycle fan to have to put up with the NASCAR news from the fine outstanding people from Speed TV/fox sports. Those of us that go to the MotoGp race at Indy are not in the least interested in what is going on in the NASCAR world or F1 for that matter. The Red Bull MotoGp race is about motorcycle racing period.

So while Dorna thinks they have something to crow about, the exact opposite is true. All that go to Indy, and that was about 60,000 or so last year, know of the insults thrown at us. Too bad Dorna walks around in the blind or does not take the time to ask. I wonder how big the money was involved in the contract only to find out that motorcycle fans think so lowly of Speed TV.

In case you wonder why I have such a distaste for Speed, go research Speed vision and see what Speed was before. That fellow Dave that has a segment with now mostly NASCAR drivers live had a direct role in Speed vision, which was when it was about motorcycles, motorcycle racing, and just good old riding through out the country. A far cry from what it is now.

But I hope for the best, knowing full well there are a lot more insults coming when MotoGp gets to Austin, then to Laguna, and to Indy in August. Maybe I should get some T shirts made up to insult them. I wonder.

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