Here here Supermario!
Well said supermario, i think that comment has been needed for a while. Its got to a point now that i dread seeing a Toseland thread appear cos i know the usual muppets/circling vultures are going to descend. The last time i wrote on here was a month ago and that was when i felt i'd got to a point where the 'slagger offers' had gone too far and had just turned the whole thread into some infantile slagging match. i.e. descending to their level of conversation/bitterness. Nice to see some threads like this praising these guys and sparking intelligent debate. Its fair to say there have been a few good replys. Oh and as for the 'chicken strips' and 'it was a brand new tyre' reply, genius. If that ain't a bite, i don't know what is!!! Thanks for that.
No one really gives a toss if you hate this rider or hate that rider, but for the love of f**k, at least have some respect for the job they do. Yes (in some cases) they earn lots of money, but at the end of the day, these boys can throw a bike around silverstone in under 2' 10", they're gods! Its so incomprehensible to me that 90% of the guys here that put these guys down wouldn't get within 10% of their times, 20% even. It is a dangerous sport and people die, we all saw THAT crash this summer, its not like we should begrudge them it surely?
SimonCBR and the others (you know who you are) please feel free not to like riders, thats your right, but if you're a fan of this sport, and i mean a real fan, then doth your cap to there bravery and effort they've shown to get to where they are today, thats the least you should do. And just write with a little forethought, respect and educated passion. That's all this site is asking for. Its meant to be a site for motorbike racing FANS!!!