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#1 tonyed

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Posted 03 October 2022 - 13:28

BSB - Oulton Park last week. if you saw it or read about the incidents both Hickman and Bridwell were given very significant race penalties, Hickman a race exclusion and grid penalty and two points on his license, Bridewell a ride through race penalty and a grid penalty for colliding with O'Halloran who decided to have a rest going though Druids. The Australian had bee significantly slower than most race front runners in both races when the incidents occurred.

Watching BSB for the past few years one thing I have noticed about O'Halloran is his ability to get knocked off. Some of his lines are pretty weird, and he is much more reliant on squaring off corners in the hope of getting up the inside of his opponents at the next corner to pull off, what seems to be his only overtaking maneuver, the block pass, surely the cheapest trick in the book. 

So come Donington Park, attempting this cheap pass on Tom Sykes, he gets it all wrong and rams him causing possibly Sykes to miss out on a treble of wins.  

Any penalty for the O'Show (how I hate that 'show crap - The Go'show - Gobert, the No,show - PBM Ducati 2022  :mad:  etc) - no of course NOT  :wave:


So lets reminisce about past race injustices of which there are a plethora.  :rolleyes:  



#2 brands77

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 12:04

The two I remember, because they decided the world titles are Spencer punting Roberts off wide on the final lap of the Swedish GP in 1983 to go onto win the race and then 500c title. Spencer of course is now the chief steward for MotoGP.

Also Capirossi taking out Harada in 1998 at Argentina on the final corner to win the 250cc title. Capirossi then became safety commissioner and race control for GPs after he retired.

Capirossi's looks like a desperate last corner lunge, for which he had nothing to lose, since he was behind in the title chase anyway, but I have never seen the Roberts/Spencer clash.

I suspect if Marc Marquez did those moves now we would just say, that is is normal Marquez and shrug. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes on to become riding standards commissioner/arbitrator or fair play commissioner when he retires.

Edited by brands77, 04 October 2022 - 12:09.

#3 tonyed

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 14:25

I think the term is 'The poacher turned gamekeeper'  :kiss: