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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

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Valentino needs dry running before deciding whether to race or not. He felt no discomfort or problems in the wet/damp conditions of P1 and P2 but has said the loads on his leg are less intense than would be the case in the dry, particularly under breaking as he will not have full strength or power in his leg to brake as normal. MvdM is still on standby should Rossi elect to not race.
FP3 about to start at Aragon, and it is dry, so Rossi will be able to give himself a better knowledge of how his leg will stand up to the extra loads. We should know shortly how he gets on. I am not sure but I presume that should Rossi declare himself unable to race, that MvdM will need to practice and gather a few laps prior to being allowed to take part in qualifying, particularly given he has never actually riden a MotoGP bike from what I understand. Of course if Valentino's leg stands up ok to the dry that will become irrelevant.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

With 3 minutes to go in FP3 Rossi is running in the top 12, the top 10 of course will go straight into Q2. He is 0.8 off the fastest time, set by Doviozo and is just going out for his final run. :fingers:
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

He has done it, in the last run posting 10th fastest time, ahead of Lorenzo. 0.9 off the fastest P3 lap by Marquez.

1 st
93 M. MARQUEZ
1:48.252

2nd
25 M. VIÑALES
+0.310
3rd
26 D. PEDROSA
+0.431
4th
19 A. BAUTISTA
+0.531
5th
36 M. KALLIO
+0.559
6th
4 A. DOVIZIOSO
+0.629
7th
41 A. ESPARGARO
+0.668
8th
35 C. CRUTCHLOW
+0.769
9th
29 A. IANNONE
+0.887
10th
46 V. ROSSI
+0.971

Brilliant and gutsy effort just 3 weeks after breaking his leg. :bow:
I guess that MvdM will be a spectator this weekend.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

He has done it, in the last run posting 10th fastest time, ahead of Lorenzo. 0.97 off the fastest P3 lap by Marquez.

Direct Qualifiers for Q2

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 335.0 1'48.252
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 328.8 1'48.562 0.310 / 0.310
3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 336.3 1'48.683 0.431 / 0.121
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 339.5 1'48.783 0.531 / 0.100
5 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 332.7 1'48.811 0.559 / 0.028
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 337.2 1'48.881 0.629 / 0.070
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 328.6 1'48.920 0.668 / 0.039
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 330.8 1'49.021 0.769 / 0.101
9 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 331.3 1'49.139 0.887 / 0.118
10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 329.6 1'49.223 0.971 / 0.084

Brilliant and gutsy effort just 3 weeks after breaking his leg. :bow:
I guess that MvdM will be a spectator this weekend.

These following riders took from position 11 > 24 and will have to fight their way through Q1 for the final 2 spots in Q2.

11 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 331.3 1'49.286 1.034 / 0.063
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 335.7 1'49.300 1.048 / 0.014
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 334.3 1'49.389 1.137 / 0.089
14 53 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 332.0 1'49.473 1.221 / 0.084
15 43 Jack MILLER AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 329.0 1'49.523 1.271 / 0.050
16 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 332.4 1'49.553 1.301 / 0.030
17 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 338.1 1'49.613 1.361 / 0.060
18 76 Loris BAZ FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 332.9 1'49.748 1.496 / 0.135
19 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 326.9 1'49.872 1.620 / 0.124
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 334.6 1'50.133 1.881 / 0.261
21 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 331.4 1'50.136 1.884 / 0.003
22 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 332.1 1'50.753 2.501 / 0.617
23 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 323.6 1'50.919 2.667 / 0.166
24 22 Sam LOWES GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 327.4 1'51.076 2.824 / 0.157
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Post by John » 2 months ago

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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Big old shunt at the end of Moto3 qualifying.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

The story of MotoGP qualifying was that Valentino Rossi qualified on the front row! Ahead of Marquez who crashed in the last minutes, but behind Vinales and Lorenzo. Vale was on pole position going into the last minute, but sadly pipped at the post by Vinales and Lorenzo.
What a legend!

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GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN
MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2017
Alcañiz, Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 332.7 1'47.635
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 332.7 1'47.735 0.100 / 0.100
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 332.5 1'47.815 0.180 / 0.080
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 330.9 1'47.830 0.195 / 0.015
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 329.2 1'47.963 0.328 / 0.133
6 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 334.8 1'48.107 0.472 / 0.144
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 336.2 1'48.137 0.502 / 0.030
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 327.6 1'48.159 0.524 / 0.022
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 340.6 1'48.187 0.552 / 0.028
10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 332.1 1'48.289 0.654 / 0.102
11 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 328.7 1'48.402 0.767 / 0.113
12 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 332.9 1'48.471 0.836 / 0.069
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

Astonishing

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Post by erwin greven » 2 months ago

Moto 3 warming up session was delayed because of heavy fog.

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Post by erwin greven » 2 months ago

Moto 3 race about to start! :)
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Post by Antonov » 2 months ago

The championship certainly is starting to line up as Marquez's to take.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

Remarkable and brave ride from Rossi, who needed pain killing jabs to even get his boots on. Remarkable to even start the race let alone finish 5th and be running second before he started to drop back in the later stages of the race.
In the end the race was an easy 1-2 for Honda.
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

Jack Miller has broken his leg, will miss the Japanese GP.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

A less severe break than Valentinos break, with just a fractured tibia. He had surgery to have a metal plate and eight screws inserted to stabilise the fracture. He hopes to be back in time for Phillip Island a week after Motegi.

Yet another training injury suffered whilst riding trial bikes.
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

Jonas Folger will miss the Motegi race with presumed mononucleosis. Depending on his recovery period, he may miss further races.

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Post by John » 2 months ago

And in his absence, Zarco nabs pole.
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