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November 29th, 2018, 10:16 AM   #1
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Simon Crafar. Final grade.

Boy I have to say that Simon has for me really stepped up his game and has become a vital asset to the commentator team. His insight on the little details has really been something I have enjoyed quite a bit. From the information on who's using what, the frame changes or different aero packages, he's got the eye for the little things not many would catch. How refreshing it is to see him get comfortable asking questions, and some really probing ones at that sometimes. Glad to see how fast he has come along to become a part of the MotoGP broadcast team that I will be looking forward to next year.

Good Job Simon.
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November 29th, 2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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I was a fan from the start because his insight was great immediately. He definitely improved over the season though and I now prefer him to Dylan.
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My initial thoughts were "OMG another has been", but I am glad he's there now, long may he stay.
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Totally agree!!

I was horrified at some of his first attempts and it was just absolutely painful!

Now, he catches all the little changes here and there, his insights, as you say are really good. Telling us what difference this little tweak or that would make, the differences in setups on the bikes, he's really come into his own.
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December 2nd, 2018, 08:29 PM   #5
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His insights and the way he relates to riders and what he draws from them in interviews is fabulous. I was a big fan of his as a rider as well.

Still find his voice grating. You can’t have everything I guess.
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December 2nd, 2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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It often takes time to grow into these roles, Steve Parrish has been doing it for 20 years and he's still a useless nob.
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It often takes time to grow into these roles, Steve Parrish has been doing it for 20 years and he's still a useless nob.
Hahahahaaha that gave me a good laugh, also his laps on a race bike these days, a 5 year old could do i faster.
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Hahahahaaha that gave me a good laugh, also his laps on a race bike these days, a 5 year old could do i faster.
I hate the way he says Kawasaki "Kawasarrrrki" twat

His technical explanations are hilarious too, apparently a Superstock bike is just a road bike with a race exhaust on it.

I met the bloke at the TT a couple of years ago and he just confirmed what I thought, the guy is full of himself, he asked us where we were from and when we said he asked us if we knew this fella also from our town who he used to know back in the day which we do and he was going on about what a good guy he was and how matey he was with him, when we got home we happened to bump into this fella one day and mentioned we'd met Parrish, the first words out of his mouth were "what a fucking wanker he is"
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His technical explanations are hilarious too, apparently a Superstock bike is just a road bike with a race exhaust on it.
Really! I can remember things like re jetting, gearbox changes, excess weight removal, plus of course a completely different exhaust system. Might look like a road bike, but certainly went a lot more differently.
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