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Post by John » 4 years ago

Since we're not up and running yet, I'd thought I kick it into gear.

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opini ... rst-gp-win

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Post by Andy » 4 years ago

John wrote:Since we're not up and running yet, I'd thought I kick it into gear.

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opini ... rst-gp-win

Triumph returns to the circus as engine suppliers for the Moto 2-class in 2019!
I`m still not keen on a one make series but good on Triumph :)
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Post by John » 4 years ago

Andy wrote:
John wrote:Since we're not up and running yet, I'd thought I kick it into gear.

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opini ... rst-gp-win

Triumph returns to the circus as engine suppliers for the Moto 2-class in 2019!
I`m still not keen on a one make series but good on Triumph :)
Hopefully, this would be a way for Triumph to return with a full-on program of their own in the future. That would be absolutely fantastic.
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Post by John » 4 years ago

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Yamaha launches 2017 contender.
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Post by Andy » 4 years ago

Not my most fav Yamaha colours :tongue:
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Post by John » 4 years ago

Andy wrote:Not my most fav Yamaha colours :tongue:
Would love for them to go back to the classic yellow and black livery of the past.

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Something like this!
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Post by Andy » 4 years ago

Now we are talking :thumbsup:
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BREAKING NEWS: THE DUCATI IS RED AND WHITE.
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Post by MonteCristo » 4 years ago

What's with the sidewall of Lorenzo's front tyre?
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Post by John » 4 years ago

MonteCristo wrote:What's with the sidewall of Lorenzo's front tyre?
I think that's a dual compound tyre.
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Post by MonteCristo » 4 years ago

The world has gone mad.
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Post by DoubleFart » 4 years ago

Hang on, Jorge has matching gloves and boots?
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DoubleFart wrote:Hang on, Jorge has matching gloves and boots?
I think that's why he switched...
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 years ago

2017 Moto GP Testing.

Testing at Sepang for the 2017 bikes is well underway with today having been Day 2.

Stoner on the Ducati finished on top of Day 1 timesheets, but today's times are quicker.... note that Stoner had the benefit of having had a private test day on the Ducati at the same venue last week.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the final day.
Andrea Iannone was fastest on the second day of the MotoGP pre-season test at Sepang.
The new Suzuki rider clocked a blistering 1:59.45s in the final minutes of an eventful session at the Malaysian circuit.
The Italian’s strong finish saw him eclipse Monday’s best time set by Ducati test rider Casey Stoner by 0.22s.

Iannone’s effort came after the session was red flagged with an hour remaining when Marc VDS Honda rider Tito Rabat crashed heavily at Turn 7.

The Spaniard was transferred to a hospital in Putrajaya with suspected injuries to his left knee and right wrist.
Maverick Vinales improved in the final minutes as he ended the day in second just 0.4s shy of Iannone.
Vinales’ Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi was fourth behind the Aspar Ducati of Alvaro Bautista.
Both factory Yamaha riders tested a new front fairing design as the team searches for aerodynamic gains following the much publicised winglet ban.

Reigning Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco was fifth aboard the Tech3 Yamaha ahead of Avintia Ducati’s Hector Barbera.
The factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and new signing Jorge Lorenzo occupied seventh and eighth with the latter making a significant improvement from Monday’s run.

MotoGP rookie Jonas Folger (Tech3 Yamaha) and world champion Marc Marquez (Honda) rounded out the top 10.
Marquez suffered an electrical fault that saw the Spaniard stop on track early in the afternoon.

Australia’s Jack Miller ended the day in 21st position for Marc VDS Honda.
Countryman Stoner will jump aboard the factory Ducati for the final day of the test which concludes on Wednesday.
DAY 1 TIMES (Day 2 times follow)

Position Rider Bike Time Gap
1 Casey Stoner Ducati 1:59.681
2 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:59.796 +0.115s
3 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 2:00.128 +0.447s
4 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 2:00.134 +0.453s
5 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 2:00.490 +0.809s
6 Cal Crutchlow Honda 2:00.570 +0.889s
7 Jonas Folger Yamaha 2:00.643 +0.962s
8 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2:00.695 +1.014s
9 Marc Marquez Honda 2:00.737 +1.056s
10 Hector Barbera Ducati 2:00.744 +1.063s
11 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2:00.850 +1.169s
12 Scott Redding Ducati 2:00.852 +1.171s
13 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2:00.970 +1.289s
14 Johann Zarco Yamaha 2:01.224 +1.543s
15 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2:01.271 +1.590s
16 Pol Espargaro KTM 2:01.338 +1.657s
17 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2:01.350 +1.669s
18 Loris Baz Ducati 2:01.351 +1.670s
19 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 2:01.812 +2.131s
20 Alex Rins Suzuki 2:01.889 +2.208s
21 Karel Abraham Ducati 2:01.926 +2.245s
22 Jack Miller Honda 2:01.942 +2.261s
23 Kohta Nozane Yamaha 2:02.187 +2.506s
24 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 2:02.290 +2.609s
25 Tito Rabat Honda 2:02.316 +2.634s
26 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2:02.942 +3.261s
27 Bradley Smith KTM 2:03.034 +3.353s

Result: MotoGP pre-season testing DAY 2, Sepang

Pos. Rider Bike Time Gap
1 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1:59.452
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 1:59.859 +0.407s
3 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 2:00.219 +0.767s
4 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2:00.254 +0.802s
5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 2:00.343 +0.891s
6 Hector Barbera Ducati 2:00.351 +0.899s
7 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2:00.441 +0.989s
8 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2:00.484 +1.032s
9 Jonas Folger Yamaha 2:00.495 +1.043s
10 Marc Marquez Honda 2:00.531 +1.079s
11 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2:00.609 +1.157s
12 Cal Crutchlow Honda 2:00.692 +1.240s
13 Alex Rins Suzuki 2:00.877 +1.425s
14 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2:00.886 +1.434s
15 Scott Redding Ducati 2:00.972 +1.520s
16 Karel Abraham Ducati 2:00.981 +1.529s
17 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2:01.124 +1.672s
18 Loris Baz Ducati 2:01.227 +1.775s
19 Michele Pirro Ducati 2:01.383 +1.931s
20 Pol Espargaro KTM 2:01.525 +2.073s
21 Jack Miller Honda 2:01.557 +2.105s
22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2:02.058 +2.606s
23 Tito Rabat Honda 2:02.190 +2.738s
24 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 2:02.266 +2.814s
25 Bradley Smith KTM 2:02.517 +3.065s
26 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 2:02.893 +3.441s
27 Kohta Nozane Yamaha 2:03.052 +3.600s

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Post by Andy » 4 years ago

I`ve seen the time sheets yesterday and today and must say, apart from the Stoner hype, that both Tech3 rookies left the biggest impression on me.
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