We woke up this morning to see the forums, twitter, and blog comments ablaze on Al Ludington and Johnny Rock Page’s discourse from Mid-Ohio. Out of these comments we see a clear divide on where people stand on the issue of backmarkers, the rules of AMA Pro Superbike, the managing of AMA roadracing, and the comments made by our two protagonists.
So, we thought we’d post some of the more interesting, and to the point comments made by people from both sides. Read’m after the jump.
@MatMladin: You overwelmingly asked for my opinion on this one. Al Ludington’s approach to “Johnny Dick Head” was mild. I would have head butted him!
@ducatinewstoday: NASBIKE is exactly it. “Dude you’re interfering with the show”. Naive me, I thought it was a freaking race
@MsXXFAST: Not being “it” is what irritates me. Everyone counts.
OldTLSDoug: Al was the guy homolgating the Buell, makes that look a little sleazier now, huh?
@ShenziRubani: for sure Page screwed up racing, Al was right…whatabout JRP U don’t call that disgraceful? I think there were lot of disgraceful comments across pits until late that day
KimDN: Last time I “moved over” for the guys lapping me, this is what happened…[picture]…I left room on the inside, but Yates decided to try a cool move on the outside and took me out. Wasn’t so cool…sure made for a cool picture though. JRP did the right thing by ‘holding his line’.
@motogpblog: JRP vs AL: Terrible riding from JRP, but AL’s outburst is unacceptable. Fine the guy, no need for the verbals.
@motogptalk: Re: JRP vs. AL, it’s not that cut-and-dry. There are arguments on both sides, although there is no excuse for the way AL acted.
Leave your comments below if you want to weigh in.