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August 22nd, 2020, 05:06 PM   #91
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Agreed.

"The throttle works both ways." Cool line and no shit.

But, gotta keep the vr academy folk happy and self satisfied, since they can do no wrong. It's gotta be somebody else's fault.
What it definitely shows is how far ahead of the incident Rossi and Vinales were on the track. They might as well have been in the crowd (EDIT if there was one). The run-off is inadequate for a corner approached at that speed as Casey Stoner said in 2016.

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August 22nd, 2020, 05:17 PM   #92
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Yup, once again vr is being allowed to set an agenda.
And he isn’t even Spanish!
And yes, these “court” proceedings are a farce.
What are we coming to, slower riders need to be provided with a “safe space”?
Ha ha.
Only partly joking.
If you stay in front you don’t have to worry about others running into you.
Racing at this level is civilized warfare, one on one combat. Always has been and always will be. That’s why we watch it.for me the last 20
When I say civilized, I mean the part involving the sportsmanship aspect where you don’t intentionally endanger another rider or punt them off the track. Just like boxers aren’t supposed to punch below the belt or chew on each other’s ears.
In this aspect, vr has failed miserably on multiple occasions and his voice on this subject should be discounted, especially at this point in the twilight of his diminishing career when he is no longer a factor In the proceedings. The occasional podium due to the retirement of other contenders notwithstanding.
For me the last 10 years have revealed VR to have feet of clay/to be a rather petty individual.

This instance is perhaps different, anyone would have a visceral response in his position last Sunday, but the golden age riders I grew up with seemed to be in the business of beating their rivals, even hated rivals in the case of Schwartz and Rainey, on the track; I am perhaps employing rose coloured glasses admittedly.

As Povol put it a few years back in the midst of MM argy bargy, Valentino is and always will be one of the greats, but it is now hard to put him ahead of other greats like Lawson, Doohan and Rainey, a status both Povol and I once awarded him.

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