I am with blip on this 100%. I am not a very big fan of Dani anymore. It goes to show how different Americans are from Europeans. We are about TEAMWORK. Thats why we kick a$$ so much. If Hopkins, Edwards, Roberts, or hell even Stoner for that matter was on Hayden's team, this would not have happened.blip said:From reading that, I doubt he will help Hayden at all. I really think that given the chance he would rather win the race then help.
I guess we'll see
That is such utter crap. Hayden had the line and Dani tried to stuff if where there was no track.vizsladog said:What Alberto Puig had to say..
Hayden in the pre- race interviews said (regarding Edwards saying he will help Rossi) :
"The situation with Colin is different, because he does not have options to the title, but Dani is not mathematically out. In Honda, every man is to himself"
Alberto Puig said the following:
A racer always wants to win and you dont understand it unless you are racer. What happened today is what happens in racing, and while one has the mathematically posibility nobody can make you do anything. Also [pedrosa] fell because [Hayden] broke too early, if not, [pedrosa] would not have fallen. Nobody that rides like to fall and Dani had it good to win this GP. En the previous lap Hayden was very agressive and if had knocked off Dani, what would have happened? First thing Hayden has to do is be up front, which he has not done all year, that would be the first thing. Races go as the go, but of course, i feel bad for Honda and for Nicky"
Like I said...look for Dani to be out front trying to win.
care? what are you a girl? "he didnt go run and hug me, he didnt care!"eRRoc said:good read...ive lost some respect for dani from his actions...especially his reaction immidiately following the crash...he seemed as if he didnt even care he just took out his teammate
I would be interested to see what your reaction would be if Pedrosa took out Rossi. Not to mention, the crying and whining from the Rossi contingent. Would you rag on the Rossi fans if the situation were reversed?Nemesis said:I really hope Dani takes out Nicky the next race. I'd love to hear some mo' crying.
All part of racing, boyz.
I would say the same thing I'm saying right now, "That's racing."jjh600RR said:I would be interested to see what your reaction would be if Pedrosa took out Rossi. Not to mention, the crying and whining from the Rossi contingent. Would you rag on the Rossi fans if the situation were reversed?
Personally, I'd rather not see anyone crashesd out. The show is much better with all of the players involved.
Let's not be stupid here. Highly doubt Dani went in thinking, "I'm going to take him out."sooperman12 said:Taking out your teammate is all a part of racing? C'MON! Trying a risky passing manuever on the lap 4? Are you friggin' serious?! That's not a part of racing, that's a part of idiocy. That's a part of stupidity. If you tried that crap on the track, that ain't racing. That's grounds for you head to be taken off. Hayden had more than half a bike length on Dani before the entry of that turn. If Dani can't slow the bike down enough to avoid a crash, he shouldn't be on a 990.
Clutch problems, tires, mechanical failures and people crashing out racing for the finish line... That's all a part of racing. But making an uneducated move on the inside of your teammate on the same turn he made you look silly a lap ago, is not a part of racing. That's letting your pride take control of you and making a dangerous move to get back at someone. No conspiracy. Just foolish pride and ego. Pedrosa had just gotten passed TWICE by riders he probably think (or brainwashed to think) are inferior to him. That move was not racing, that was revenge. And there is absolutely NO place for that crap on the track. Otherwise, what happened happens. Crashes. Innocent bystanding riders are affected. People get hurt. You pull that crap on the track and you get a control rider pulling you in for a "talk".Nemesis said:I would say the same thing I'm saying right now, "That's racing."
I didn't like it when Rossi rammed into Sete back in 2004 in the last corner of the first race to win the race. I thought that was cheap but that's racing.
Kenny Roberts, Collin Edwards, etc. are all saying that's part of racing. I know it hard to accept it but what do you want? An apology? You got but that wasn't good enough for you. Always thinking there's a conspiracy of some sort, or lack of support. Whatever.
I just see it this way, Nicky wouldn't be in this situation or fighting this hard if he more WON RACES! Oh wait, that's right he had clutch problems and oh yeah, he never chose to ride a development bike, and oh yeah, there was something wrong with his tires and nevermind all the other riders experiencing the same problems.