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July 6th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #21
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Gobert on the Muzzy at Phillip Island






There Arrib, said it
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There Arrib, said it
A worthy mention too - and most certainly would be his own nomination






...assuming that he can remember it.
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A worthy mention too - and most certainly would be his own nomination






...assuming that he can remember it.

He may also have said the win on the Bimota which was pretty special as well.

But yep, it would be up to him to remember it and in all likelihood, he would struggle
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He may also have said the win on the Bimota which was pretty special as well.

But yep, it would be up to him to remember it and in all likelihood, he would struggle
The Bimota win doesn't count. It's a little known fact that it was running on an illegal methanol fuel that evaded race scrutineers.




...Gobert himself was fuelled on crystal meth.
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The Bimota win doesn't count. It's a little known fact that it was running on an illegal methanol fuel that evaded race scrutineers.




...Gobert himself was fuelled on crystal meth.


Not at that point - we was still a vegetarian munching on the grass




BTW, see you haven't picked up on the Ashkenazi comment as for me, his is worse when you look at the crimes (plus, I learnt whilst checking on the Askenazi one that Juan Garriga is serving time as well)
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Not at that point - we was still a vegetarian munching on the grass

BTW, see you haven't picked up on the Ashkenazi comment as for me, his is worse when you look at the crimes (plus, I learnt whilst checking on the Askenazi one that Juan Garriga is serving time as well)
Kim Ashkenazi's transgressions went way beyond illegal substances as I recall.

I was recently joking about Cecotto, but Garriga flooded the paddock with all manner of illicit dealings. I think he was gun running at one stage?

Another “ride of my life” then - and I’m pleased to say I was present for Scott Reading’s maiden win in the 125cc class at Donington Park 2008 for Blusens Aprilia ending his countries 450 odd 125 races without a win. Previously the last rider to be victorious on a 125 was Chaz Mortimer, but that was in Spain, this was at home – and if you never visited the so called ‘spiritual home of British motorcycle racing’ for a GP, then it’s hard to articulate. It was a very windy day, but it was more the incessant pressure that Scott was subjecting Iannone to that resulted in him not uncharacteristically losing the front and crashing out with six laps to go at Craners.

The enormity of this cannot be understated and was massively significant for his future which is why he regards this as the ride of his life, although I always thought that he relished the win over Marquez at Silverstone in Moto2 more. In 2008 he was too young to drink the champagne and it was also rumoured that pre-race he was seen playing with a Meccano set in the his garage – he wasn’t, unbeknown to Ducati he had merely got hold of the cradle trellis from Stoner’s GP8.
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Kim Ashkenazi's transgressions went way beyond illegal substances as I recall.

I was recently joking about Cecotto, but Garriga flooded the paddock with all manner of illicit dealings. I think he was gun running at one stage?
With Ashkenazi I recalled the drugs but could not remember the time he got and when checking found the other stuff, which led to Garriga and the gun side (did time)




If you want another ride from me I would throw in either of Mick Doohan's WSBK rides at Oran Park as well but primarily for the manner in which he destroyed the world stars. Should also make special mention of Mick Dowson who finished second in both races and also dominated both races, but not enough.

The manner of the domination was sensational and somewhat brutal to many of the overseas riders and perhaps introduced the Doohan need to dominate method of racing

Ah memories of the good old days of Australian bike racing where we had plenty of teams, good sponsors and of course the Doohan/Dowson Marlboro domestic team



Edit. Another (but I would have to check the year) was the 500 race where Gardner made a run on the last few laps and pulled a gap, but then ran out of fuel a few corners from home and when he got to the pits, the steel tank was dented from his punching - may have been the old Lemans

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The Bimota win doesn't count. It's a little known fact that it was running on an illegal methanol fuel that evaded race scrutineers.




...Gobert himself was fuelled on crystal meth.
But but but. Meth is organic. Healthy
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But but but. Meth is organic. Healthy
He should have stuck with LSD, who knows, it might have shown him a future in motorcycle racing that would have compelled him to stay the course...

Either that or he might have seen fireworks shooting out of the exhausts of fellow competitors' bikes among other things.
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Another “ride of my life” then - and I’m pleased to say I was present for Scott Reading’s maiden win in the 125cc class at Donington Park 2008 for Blusens Aprilia ending his countries 450 odd 125 races without a win. Previously the last rider to be victorious on a 125 was Chaz Mortimer, but that was in Spain, this was at home – and if you never visited the so called ‘spiritual home of British motorcycle racing’ for a GP, then it’s hard to articulate. It was a very windy day, but it was more the incessant pressure that Scott was subjecting Iannone to that resulted in him not uncharacteristically losing the front and crashing out with six laps to go at Craners.

The enormity of this cannot be understated and was massively significant for his future which is why he regards this as the ride of his life, although I always thought that he relished the win over Marquez at Silverstone in Moto2 more. In 2008 he was too young to drink the champagne and it was also rumoured that pre-race he was seen playing with a Meccano set in the his garage – he wasn’t, unbeknown to Ducati he had merely got hold of the cradle trellis from Stoner’s GP8.
Agree! I was there too and thats why i am a big fan of him.
(frustrating times at the minute though) hope he rides through it.
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