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Old 07-04-13, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Is this sort of thing really necessary at MotoGP?

Lots of you watching the new season of MotoGP this evening. Highly skilled riders, finely tuned machines, the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering and a great race to start the year. But I have to ask, would it really be any less interesting to watch without fluff and nonsense like this?

I mean, is she really providing any mechanical know how?



Would she be able to fix a puncture?



And would you expect her to know one end of a torque wrench from the other?



I doubt it.

So let's ban the fluffy airheads and replace them with this.

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Old 07-04-13, 09:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is this sort of thing really necessary at MotoGP?

I say no, definitely need the girls on the stands! It what makes you want to be a moto gp rider!
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Old 07-04-13, 09:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is this sort of thing really necessary at MotoGP?

They're not there to provide mechanical know how. When was the last time you heard the presenter even talk to one of them lat alone ask mechanical know how?

They're paid by the sponsors to stand there, to be looked at and hold an umbrella.

And they just about manage it.
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Old 07-04-13, 09:10 PM   #4
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... oh, sorry you were saying something?
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Old 07-04-13, 09:10 PM   #5
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made me smile to myself when the commentators mentioned no champagne/alcohol allowed

and then, probably completely coincidental, the pic panned to the scantily clad girls on the podium..

I don't mind them tbh, just really jealous of them firstly cos of their amazing bods and they stood next to some of my idols and they probably couldn't give two hoots about the guy on the bike...
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Old 07-04-13, 09:11 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if anyone told you, but they're not there to fix the bikes.

It's a bit much, but i guess they help sell stuff, which is why they're still there.
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Old 07-04-13, 09:12 PM   #7
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There for support..... Riders become tripods so they don't drop the bikes on the start.

I want some in my garage
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Old 07-04-13, 09:14 PM   #8
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No its not a massive part of the appeal, certainly some. But either way if it gives the "airheads" a job why should we stop them?

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double standards make i lerf

scantily clad ladies = females, outraged / males, good
scantily clad males = females , good / males, don't care
ladies going to see a stripper = acceptable, it's only a laugh
blokes going to a strip club = disgusting perverted behavior, should be shot
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They're just adverts with Pluses, except the HRC/ Respol girls who were in a pair of jeans and a blouse

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