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Everything posted by jrs

  1. Just a thought ! What if Bartosz decided that he really wants to transition gender wise ? As there is a separate female competition would he then be able to double his trophies and monies by competing in both?
  2. At 17 I reckon that Parnickyi the Ukrainian lad riding in the top league in the World is outstanding, had some good battles with Emil, looks very much an SGP rider of the future unless something derails his progress. Rode well last week as well in the SGP2. Very entertaining meeting.
  3. To be honest I turn the volume down when Sam is commentating, and provide my own commentary. At least I can understand it then.
  4. Thought the only decent bit of racing was the final with Janowski and Lebedevs passing each other a couple of times. Shame that Old Norbert didn't manage to pick up a point. Nowt else to report really. Lebedevs a class above today, good to see Janowski a bit livelier as well.
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    Reg Duval

    I remember Reg well, he was one of my favourite riders at the time, always used to think he had a classy name. A good solid smooth middle of the order man. A great innings ro get to 97 Reg. And a decent bloke to talk with. RIP REg and thanks for the years of entertainment !
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    Leicester v Oxford 27th May

    For me the highlight was the cameraman concentrating on the serious gardening at the starts, whilst Chris just sits back and watches the nonsense, then he just nonchalantly tolls forward when the Marshall eventually calls them to the line, and off he goes and saved some wear and tear on his boots.
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    Eric Hockaday R.I.P.

    Only just caught up with this sad news, I know that my memory is rubbish these days, but I remember having a natter with him in the pits at Brandon when he was a stalwart with Oxford. A helpful bloke. RIP Eric
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    John "Tiger" Louis R.I.P.

    Shocked and saddened at the news, you'll always be remembered John, my thoughts are with Chris and all the family. You were a bit special on a bike. RIP John Louis
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    Here we go again It's good to have Motogp back again with qualifying in Qatar today. Yesterdays practice was a bit mixed with rain causing an unexpected start to the season, the dry sessions provided the first chance to see if there will be much change in the hierarchy. They all seemed to do well but until the actual races it will be difficult to really have an objective view on it. Acosta went very well and looks set to continue his rise to the top, of last years risers and surprises Diggia went well in the top 6 for most of the sessions. Will 93 be at it again and riding into people again this year, who knows, I hope not. Motogp qualifying this morning then the sprint race this afternoon. As you can tell I'm looking forward to it !!
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Thats good news . We'd better get her in the line up then on her speedy buggy !
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    It's a bit frightening eh, I'd slot in at number 25, I haven't seen Gemini around the forum for a while but I think she slots in at number 16 in these days of equality.
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    Rick France

    Very very sad and shocking news to wake up to this morning. A very underrated talent and always portrayed as Ron's sidekick you might say, but what a brilliant pairing they made on track. he was a key member of the team in the '60s A pleasure to watch racing and progress constantly, and what a season when he qualified for the World Final. a decent guy all round, he gave me some good advice when I had similar shoulder problems in 67, thanks Rick. RIP Rick my thoughts are with Rick's family and friends, a truly sad day for the Bees.
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    Brandon Update

    Thanks Dave for posting that video, Jeff deserves some serious award for his dedication along with many others in the fight for Brandon. It’s heartwarming to see the little men win the battle with a Goliath.. On a personal note , my back straight spot sounds like it’s still. In decent nick.
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    Brandon Update

    Well that's a brilliant surprise and hopefully a step in the right direction towards a better future.for the village. That stadium was my home for twelve years from the age of eleven, so it always had a special place in my life. I mustn't get too euphoric as we've got to find a real way forward for everybody on our side of the fence. Mega thanks and congratulations to all those that have worked so hard to achieve this result. The City and Rugby both need a good stadium site, with luck it can still be Brandon.
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    It was an eventful day Ove. I won't say any more at the moment, in case you don't know the result !!
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    It's the final day of the season for Motogp. The sprint race was the usual scrappy affair before it settled down and Martin dramatically cut Bagnia's lead to seven points, by winning the sprint with Bangnia fifth holding off Diggi. Strange practice sessions yesterday with Martin harassing Bagnia. Hope it will be a fair race tomorrow without penalties.
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    Fabulous win for Diggi and thoroughly deserved , he's been the fastest man throughout the weekend. Considering Ciabatti's comments after the race, that he is amazed that Fabio hasn't been given a motogp place for next year, well with all Ciabatti's power in Ducati it's a bit disappointing that he hasn't used his influence to get him a ride. Pramac must be kicking themselves for the opportunity that they lost yesterday with Martin going backwards and leaving a 21 point gap to Bagnia. Excellent moto3 race as usual, but I wasn't impressed with the way some Honda riders ganged up on Sasaki to keep him wide and well behind Massia so that he lost his chance of challenging for the Championship. I think Sasaki has been the most consistent in moto3 by a long way and deserved to win.
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    And on to Qatar today, and an interesting qualifying day and another sprint race which saw Martin close the gap to 7 points on Bagnia.. It wasn't easy for Martin as he had to force his way past Bagnia twice during the race and the slow starting Digi who dropped from second on the grid to sevenrh and then worked his way back up to second and push Martin to the finish. Sad to see Aleix Espargaro back to his nasty self punching Morbidellii's helmet during qualifying. He was very lucky to get away with only a six place penalty and a fine of 10K. If it was left to him he'd be the self declared World Champion lol. Fingers crossed it will be a cracking GP tomorrow with an unusual front row of Marini, DiGi, and Alex Marquez.
  19. RIP Gusty and friends. It really is very sad news, My thoughts are with John’s family at this sad time. Keep posting Gusty and give us all a shock eh ! bit late with this post, been away for a couple of weeks or so.
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    There was me with plans for tomorrow early morning to be up in time to watch the MotoGP live . Went to check latest practice times this morning and qualifying results, only to find its cancelled tomorrow and the race was actually brought forward to this morning and I’d missed it all. What a bugger eh. Very pleased for Digi getting his first podium especially as he is being dumped by Gresini. I never realised that Zarco had never won a MotoGP race before as far as I can make out the sprint will run on Sunday along with moto2 and Moto3 if the weather conditions are safe enough. An unresolved tech problem with Ogdens bike means he won’t be racing in the morning..
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    Amazing how fortunes can change in racing. In the big boys class first three across the line within 0.4 seconds, but a very strange race, and moto3 dished up the usual fest of close racing. Feel a bit gutted few Di G, another strong race today yet he gets dumped for crasher and bike wrecker Marquez (23 crashes so far this season). I think if old man Gressini were still here he probably wouldn't have let him go. But it's a tough world in Motogp.
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    Moto Gp, 2 And 3

    Only managed to see the talent cup race in Mandalika today and it was a real scrap between two riders who broke well away from the group and who are both joining Moto3 next season, passing and repassing continuously even deliberately taking each other wide on turns to try and make a break but they were glued together right to the end. Martin is now leading the championship, poor day for Bagnia, qualified P13 and finished P8 in sprint race. So that should all make for an interesting race tomorrow, with Marini on pole alongside Vinales and Espargaro. Moto2 Q ended with seventeen riders within 0.8 sec behind Canet, Gonzalez and Salac, with Pedro 4th.
  23. It might be better if you quoted a link when you post information so that we know if its fact, or just your fantasies.
  24. Chris must be coming up to 25 years in the top flight. And he always comes good in the second half of the season as regular as clockwork. Warmest congratulations to Glasgow and the faithful Paulco, a well deserved win. Almost feels as good as 2010, is Shovlar going to disappear to Rome again for sanctuary, I wonder.

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