If you're going to be Mr Nasty, do it properly
We all love a villain but Lorenzo needs to learn from bad boy Biaggi
Jorge Lorenzo can be a great rider – you don't get to be a multiple world champion by accident – but if he wants to be Mr Bad Guy in the post race press conference like he did at Misano he needs to act more like he means it. Just sitting there with a grumpy face saying things aren't fair is more petulant than heroic. Just think back to Biaggi, he was a proper villain. And what about that time he and Rossi had a bit of a dust up? You can't imagine Lorenzo doing that. Then there's Frankie Chili raging at Foggy (a pretty mean bad guy himself) while clad only in a dressing gown. Eccentric, yes, but it was totally memorable. Maybe it's time for Jorge to buy himself some boxing gloves.
Jason Taylor, email Stay on the track, Marc!
Regarding the British Motogp, itõs unfair that some riders got points deducted for going onto the green on the rumble strips and some riders didnõt. The most blatant amongst those who wasnõt penalised was Marc Marquez. Not only did he go onto the green but went about 10 metres over it twice when running wide! Any wider and he would have needed a sign on his back saying: Ôwarning, wide vehicleõ. Had it been a gravel trap he would have no doubt crashed out, so itõs a joke that no penalty was given.
Keith Devlin, Cumbria Loving the aliens
Wow! What an incredible article (Hodgson rides Iannoneõs Motogp bike, MCN September 7). Neil Hodgson really put us in the saddle of a Motogp bike and couldnõt have painted the picture any clearer. IÕM sure a lot of other people now realise just how good the Ôaliensõ are and, like me, have new respect for them all. Fantastic. Brian Jenkins, email Ed: This week Hodgson has had a go in Chris Walker’s sidecar, see p36)
Don't forget the VFR
Simply cannot understand why you chose the Honda CBR650F and not the VFR800 for your comfy sportsbike test (MCN, September 7). The VFR is superb with a sublime engine, fantastic brakes and fully adjustable suspension. It will perform admirably as a sportsbike when riding solo and is a near perfect two-up tourer. Hondaõs fitment system for the panniers is a work of art, no ugly and ungainly framework to be seen. All in all a far better choice than the CBR650F. Just wish it had a bit more power.
Craig Black, email Letting biking down
I got caught up with a huge number of bikes going up the A30 from Truro to Plymouth. There were hun- dreds of them and at first it was one hell of a buzz, being a biker myself. Alas that day in my car! Absolutely brilliant until the idiots started to spoil it. Undertaking cars while they were indicating left to change lanes. Overtaking to the left and right of traffic on hatched areas, cutting cars up without signalling or indicating and pulling straight into path of cars.
C Pizzey, email Can you have too many MCNS?
My house move has revealed that I maybe need to stop hoarding so many MCNS! Nowhere to keep them!
Ells, via Twitter Anyone lost their teeth?
We canõt heap enough thanks on Graham Redrup and the Trident and Rocket 3 Owners Club who allowed us to join their open class on track at Anglesey this weekend. The friendliness of the attendees and their tolerance of us on a GSX-R, KTM RC8R and ZX-10R was wonderful. They were gracious hosts and a reminder that motorcyclists really are different. We had a ball. If the apocalypse ever comes Ð as it might with Donald Trump Ð then the kind of people youõll need around you are those guys doing amazing things with engineering. Seeing triples turned into fours or even vee sixes was like stepping into Commander Caractacus Pottsõ (of Chitty-chitty-bang Bang) shed. We also hope that they managed to reunite the owner, presumably of some vibrating piece of British iron, with an item discovered on track Ð a pair of false teeth. It brings new meaning to the phrase Ôfront end chatterõ.
Adam Smallman, email Let there be lights
Having ridden to work from Northampton to Milton Keynes via the M1 in the fog this morning, I was amazed how many drivers had no lights on. I soon realised there canõt be that many drivers forgetting to put their lights on and narrowed the problem to the automatic lights. These systems donõt seem to be able to recognise fog! The result is drivers driving with gimmicky LEDS on the front but no lights on the rear.
Mark Lineham, email Stop moaning Jorge
Lorenzo spends his entire time moaning. Last year we had Ôhelmetgateõ, this year itõs been Ôtyregateõ, Ôwettrackgateõ and now Ôyouõre-nota-gentlemangateõ. Itõd be nice to have a champion who looked like he enjoyed the incredibly privileged position heõs in, rather than someone who always looks like heõs trodden in something.
Nigel Savill, email
as the man we loved to hate Biaggi played up to his image
Amazing what you find in a house move