Silentbob Posted June 2, 2011 Share Posted June 2, 2011 You are just talking shite now for the sake of it, fucking bikes riding round the wrong way, are you clinically stupid?? OF COURSE all the riders and their mechanics take the preparation of the machines VERY seriously, after all if a mechanical failure brought about by bad maintenance killed their rider or even lost them a decent position then do yo really think it would have no impact on them whatsoever? In 1992 we had Oxford Products staying with us, Trevor Nation's 888 received a brand new factory engine from Italy, built by their race engineers. It lasted until May Hill before the crankcase split, Trevor rolled it off the course at the hairpin and famously threw it in the ditch (he actually didn't know the ditch was there and fell into it, but the commentator thought he had done it on purpose). That was a £35K motor from the manufacturer. In 1993 Mark Farmer was raing the Oxford Products 888, all wheels had new bearings fitted prior to the race, yet a brand new cush drive bearing collapsed and his rear sprocket chewed half way through the swingarm, he only dound this out during his pitstop after doing a 118mph standing start lap. That was a £6 bearing. In 1989 Carlos Sainz was leading the RAC Rally and his team swapped out the driveshafts 'as a precaution' leading into the final set of stages, one of those new shafts failed and he lost the WRC because of it. Your argument that every single component, internal and external are the sole responsibility of the machine's rider, mechanic, owner or even manufacturer is total bollox and you should shut up now before you show the forums how much of an uneducated tit you really are. You obviously have zero experience of any form of motorsport and should refrain from entering into discussions on the subject. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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