@TomReynolds_AU I had the same chat with other riders and engineers who’d spent their lives working on two-strokes: no sorrow for their end. There’s never any room for romance at the heart of racing - all that matters is the...
This week's blog is Mick Doohan - the most successful 500 2-stroke racer of all time - talking about his inimitable riding technique, back when the clutch lever was both your traction control and your engine-braking control https://t.co/f1L8u9958D
"I was winning on the Honda, so everyone was, like, 'we need a Honda if we want to win'. That didn’t faze me, I’ve got to beat you no matter what you’re on." - @matoxley talks to Mick Doohan to... Mat Oxley Retweeted
Nakagami and HRC confirm one-year contract extension. No mention of which bike he’ll have in 2020. Also confirms he’ll undergo shoulder surgery after Motegi, due to ongoing problems since his race crash at Assen. https://t.co/O2NiBz42LG
Raab the only foreign minister not to condemn Kurdish offensive in northern Syria at EU meeting. A taste of Brexit Britain’s foreign-policy future: a tawdry scrabble for the favours of every passing autocrat. https://t.co/fFTi2qIFR0 Mat Oxley Retweeted
@ManxCocker@motomatters The entire paddock has had enough by the end of the last race. Riders are exhausted and track temperature is usually too low at Valencia, which is why many engineers think the tests a waste of time. Also,...
@albertiwell Yes. At least riders etc will get a few days off before heading to Jerez. Also last test will end 2 weeks before current schedule. That’s an extra 2 weeks for riders to have postseason ops & begin rehab
New MotoGP testing schedules to compensate for increased number of races. Not as dramatic as it looks at first sight. Big changes are no post-Valencia test (cue a massive HOOOOOOFEKKINRAYYYY!!! from the entire paddock) & no Losail preseason test https://t.co/G0x9L7j4q4
passable/impassable road map provided by Toyota. Although they only have Japanese language service, you can check with this map if your designated route is affected by flooding after typhoon Hagibis. https://t.co/idkcf7WYPX Mat Oxley Retweeted
Who wanted Trump to withdraw U.S. troops and abandon the Kurds? Not the Defense or the State Department. Not the foreign policy establishment or the American people. Not Republicans or Democrats. Who wanted Trump to abandon the Kurds and withdraw... Mat Oxley Retweeted