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MotoGP | 2024 | Silly Season

Discussion in 'General' started by BigBird, Jun 29, 2023.

  1. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Penalties that should match the crime. In my book, attempting murder is worse than doping or making a mockery of an appeal process. Your mileage may vary.
    Thanks for the additional information. There is something very wrong with the above. The FIM should not just align itself with those other bodies because the sports it administers are completely different from Olympic sports or cycling, for instance.

    The FIM has its own rules for lesser sporting offenses. If you jump the start in track and field, the race is stopped and you get disqualified. The FIM felt that a long-lap penalty is probably more appropriate to their sports. Why is doping different? The penalty system doesn't fit with motorcycle racing. The offense has much less impact on results, if any. Why is the penalty the same?

    The solution is not developing their own anti-doping monitoring system. Rather, the goal should be to develop a different relationship with WADA and convince them to look at sports individually and take their specificities into account to develop a penalty schedule. And if they say "it's our way or the highway," well, fuck them! The mobile clinic can do basic testing for weed and cocaine and things that can generally impact decision-making or reflexes. Maybe there will be a few dopers but performance-enhancing drugs are never going to turn Xavier Simeon into Marc Márquez.
    Unlike his riding. skills, his personality brings nothing to MotoGP. But his right to be on the grid should be defended because the next time some bullshit happens, it could be someone you like.
  2. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Arbolino has also accepted that his case is not compelling enough to keep waiting for a chair when the music stops playing at Gresini.
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  3. cbush

    cbush Well-Known Member

    Different face - did he have surgery?

    And PI?
  4. cbush

    cbush Well-Known Member

    What did he do - was he obnoxious?
  5. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    Was with a friend who happened to know Ianonne's crew chief. I was just tagging along, and honestly felt uncomfortable being in their box during a GP weekend. So his crew chief introduces us, and he just waves us off and says something that was clearly not 'nice to meet you' in Italian, and he walked away. Granted, I'm nobody, and I'm not saying I'd want to be bothered when I'm focused on racing, but Dovi was at least polite. I have no doubt Dovi didn't feel like glad handing people either.
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  6. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Eh, without knowing everything that's been going on that day/weekend I never judge a rider by how they are in the garages. Hell, it may have been as simple as he had a piece of pie waiting in the rv.
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  7. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member


    I can't imagine how much pressure these guys are under. Maybe it was contract time.
  8. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    And I get that....like I said, I felt awkward even being there. But his crew chief just shrugged and said "sorry, that's just Andrea". That kind of tells me it's not the first time.
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Could be his normal race face.
  10. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Or one that was freshly installed.
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  11. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    To be fair, he wasn't nearly as crabby as you can be.....so...
  12. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    See, it's all relative :crackup:
  13. Phl218

    Phl218 .

    Zarco going to LCR 2024/25

    someone start a crash count thread for him
  14. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Iannone makes a metric ton from his modeling career and branding. Riding a bike is just a advertisement. I wouldn't doubt if he actually makes more money than Rossi.
  15. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    Put down the crack pipe son
  16. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    That guy makes more in social media, endorsements, acting, and influencer appearances than you can imagine.
  17. younglion

    younglion Well-Known Member

    If you're curious google his name plus the words plastic surgery and you'll come across images of him in Moto3 and then later on when he had money in GP - barely recognizable - different nose, chin, teeth, lips - jesus H....

    My interactions with him are almost identical to RDrace42's - we had VIP paddock passes at COTA 6-7 years ago when he was teammate to Dovi on the Factory Duc team. We were in his pits, ate lunch in the same hospitality area, got a walk through of his garage, and were just milling about in his presence all 4 days. At no point was he ever polite, respectful, patient, or anything resembling a Pro. Think Josh Hayes/Nicky Hayden/Jake Gagne - then whatever the OPPOSITE of their trackside demeanor is, thats AI29.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2023
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  18. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Phillip Island
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  19. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    I swear that was probably the same weekend....2016ish? Ended up meeting a few other riders, and they were all at least cordial. Dovi, Morbidelli (who seems like a really decent guy), and Crutchlow was definitely someone that you could have a beer with.
  20. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    yeah, he had all sorts of plastic surgery done… even missed testing for some of it

    PI Philip’s Island… he had some great rides there… including the sea gull incident

    you all covered it I see now :D
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