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View Poll Results: Simon for 2019???
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July 20th, 2018, 09:50 AM   #21
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I loved Murray. His enthusiasm was palpable and infectious, and the Murrayisms were when he got carried away and were endearing in any case.

If you have ever heard an interview with him outside of his race calling he is an erudite and accomplished man, as opposed to Nick Harris imo. I think he might have done some bike racing commentary earlier in his career as well.
I always liked at Melbourne 1997 when he called the Prost car a Ligier because it had been one in 1996 till Prost bought the team out.

He was a treat to listen to, got on well with James Hunt before he passed away. That was a great commentating team. Nothing like it these days.
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July 21st, 2018, 04:49 AM   #22
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I always liked at Melbourne 1997 when he called the Prost car a Ligier because it had been one in 1996 till Prost bought the team out.

He was a treat to listen to, got on well with James Hunt before he passed away. That was a great commentating team. Nothing like it these days.
I canít stand Martin Brundle as a commentator.

I was actually at that Melbourne GP where Brundle had a massive crash straight in front of the grandstand where I was sitting, on the warm-up lap iirc, not that I wished him harm as a driver.
(EDIT it was 1996, the first Melbourne GP, of course, which was the one I attended).

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July 24th, 2018, 05:12 PM   #23
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This is Simon Grafar ...... for the newbs.

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July 25th, 2018, 06:17 AM   #24
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He's not very fluent in his speech, but the stuff that he says is insightful. His predecessor was better.
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July 25th, 2018, 08:05 AM   #25
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I canít stand Martin Brundle as a commentator.

I was actually at that Melbourne GP where Brundle had a massive crash straight in front of the grandstand where I was sitting, on the warm-up lap iirc, not that I wished him harm as a driver.
(EDIT it was 1996, the first Melbourne GP, of course, which was the one I attended).

I used to hate Martin Brundle until I met him at a BSB meeting one year, he wasn't there in a corporate capacity with TV cameras or anything, just with a load of friends. I couldn't have met a nicer guy and I didn't realise he was as into bikes as he is. Top bloke, still pisses me off when he barges around the F1 grid though.
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July 25th, 2018, 08:23 AM   #26
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I thought Jodie Kidd was pretty poor for the TT this year. Steve Plater and Cam Donald are great though. In the GPs James Toseland is very good at getting into the garages and giving technical insights.
I watched the TT DVD the other night and she didn't seem as bad as she did the first time I watched it during the fortnight. Craig Doyle was once slated by the TT fans when he took over in 09 "Mr Double Glazing" they called him and made fun of his obviously brand new leather jacket but he really grew into the role for me. It takes time. I thought Louise Brady was a bit of an airhead but once she got into the stride of things she was good, same with Jane Omorogbe.

What I did find funny was that when stood next to Jodie, Cam Donald and Steve Plater were clearly stood on boxes.

I know some people miss the old guard but James Whitham has been quite ill with cancer for the last 18 months so would unlikely have been part of the coverage this year again(Cam Donald covered for him in 2017 too) I'm not sad to see the back of Steve Parrish though the pube headed twat, he just used to go on about the helicopter and my favourite one was "Superstock bikes are just showroom bikes with an exhaust on" yeah apart from the blueprinted engines, fork internals and power commanders Steve.
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I like Simon, his video "Motovudu" is a pretty good track riding tutorial.
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July 27th, 2018, 04:09 PM   #28
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I watched the TT DVD the other night and she didn't seem as bad as she did the first time I watched it during the fortnight. Craig Doyle was once slated by the TT fans when he took over in 09 "Mr Double Glazing" they called him and made fun of his obviously brand new leather jacket but he really grew into the role for me. It takes time. I thought Louise Brady was a bit of an airhead but once she got into the stride of things she was good, same with Jane Omorogbe.

What I did find funny was that when stood next to Jodie, Cam Donald and Steve Plater were clearly stood on boxes.

I know some people miss the old guard but James Whitham has been quite ill with cancer for the last 18 months so would unlikely have been part of the coverage this year again(Cam Donald covered for him in 2017 too) I'm not sad to see the back of Steve Parrish though the pube headed twat, he just used to go on about the helicopter and my favourite one was "Superstock bikes are just showroom bikes with an exhaust on" yeah apart from the blueprinted engines, fork internals and power commanders Steve.
I am not familiar with Jodie as a commentator, but I do approve of her in general. There is something I just find appealing about a gorgeous 6 foot tall female rev head.
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So I went back to watch the last race. I will say he gives some really cool insight on the new bits and pieces to watch out for on the bikes. Personally I love that stuff and think that it speaks to the prototype side of the sport. I just wish he would be more fluid in his speech. He is growing on me to a point but mostly because he has an eye for the new innovations on the bikes. Ehh we'll see maybe he will get more comfortable and fluid. I hope so.
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