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Re: 2018 banter & silly season thread for MotoGP, Moto2 & Moto3

Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Ain't there a rule to get the bike back to pitlane/parc ferme within a certain time frame post race? Not quite sure, I may mix it up with superbikes/supersport
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Post by Vassago » 2 years ago

5 mins in case of a red flag is all I'm aware of.
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Post by caneparo » 2 years ago

Rosso fell at few laps to go while leading and handed the win to marquez. What a pity, there could have been a nice duel for the win
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Avintia Ducati rider Xavier Simeon will not take part in his final MotoGP race at Valencia, having been declared unfit after a couple of crashes in Friday practice.
Simeon crashed at the end of FP1 and had to be escorted off-track by marshals, the Belgian then going to hospital with a suspected concussion.

He ended up taking part in FP2 , finishing 11th, even though he fell again at Turn 12.

Simeon has been subsequently declared unfit ahead of Saturday's running, and the Belgian will miss the final race of his rookie season as a result.

On the other hand Lorenzo is running for once.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci topped the Saturday morning MotoGP practice at Valencia as Valentino Rossi crashed and was resigned to Q1 alongside Maverick Vinales and Jorge Lorenzo.
After a fully wet Friday, FP3 also kicked off on a soaked track - but with no rain falling, improving on Friday times seemed possible.

However it started raining almost immediately and the field, with the exception of Marc Marquez, couldn't get close to the Honda rider's Friday benchmark of 1m39.767s for the majority of the session.

Rossi led the way early on while times were in the 1m41s region, but the Yamaha rider's progress was soon halted with a highside crash at Turn 4.

Marquez took over at the top and held a comfortable lead for a big part of the session until Petrucci edged him out by half a tenth.

Although Ducati works rider Andrea Dovizioso then set a 1m39.800s and led into the final 10 minutes, Petrucci was able to improve again in the dying stages and topped the session with a 1m39.712s.

Dovizioso and Marquez were second and third, with Jack Miller taking fourth and then suffering a crash after the chequered flag fell.

Johann Zarco was the top Yamaha in fifth, as both factory riders are outside of the top 10 and will have to take part in Q1.

Maverick Vinales missed out on the top 10 by 0.061s in 11th with Rossi finishing two places further behind.

Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa ended up sixth, followed by an impressive Pol Espargaro in seventh for KTM.

Alex Rins and Aleix Espargaro led Suzuki's and Aprilia's efforts in eighth and ninth respectively, with Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro holding on to 10th despite a late crash.

Rins fell at the end of the session, with Suzuki teammate Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargaro also having incidents during the practice.

Iannone ended up only 15th, with the recovering Jorge Lorenzo taking just 17th, 1.3s off the pace.
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FP3 results
Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'39.712
2 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'39.800 0.088
3 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'39.826 0.114
4 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'39.912 0.200
5 5 France Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'40.141 0.429
6 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'40.185 0.473
7 44 Spain Pol Espargaro KTM 1'40.275 0.563
8 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.417 0.705
9 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.530 0.818
10 51 Italy Michele Pirro Ducati 1'40.586 0.874
11 25 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'40.647 0.935
12 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Honda 1'40.675 0.963
13 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.750 1.038
14 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 1'40.806 1.094
15 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'40.871 1.159
16 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'40.900 1.188
17 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'41.026 1.314
18 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 1'41.357 1.645
19 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith KTM 1'41.362 1.650
20 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 1'41.813 2.101
21 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha 1'41.832 2.120
22 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'41.992 2.280
23 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Honda 1'42.040 2.328
24 81 Spain Jordi Torres Ducati 1'43.439 3.727

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Maverick Vinales fought through Q1 to take pole position at Valencia.

Marquez and Zarco both had spills in Q2. In fact Marquez did his best to drop his second bike straight after, somehow saving it, and seemed to give up at that point, dropping down from 3rd. Marquez will start in the middle of row 2 (5th) with Zarco further back
Rossi just could not get to grips in the dry and will start 16th.


Qualifying: Valencia MotoGP

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:31.312
2 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:31.380 0.068/0.068
3 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.392 0.080/0.012
4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:31.414 0.102/0.022
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:31.442 0.130/0.028
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:31.577 0.265/0.135
7 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:31.629 0.317/0.052
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.630 0.318/0.001
9 26 Dani PEDROSA ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:32.140 0.828/0.510
10 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:32.145 0.833/0.005
11 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1:32.179 0.867/0.034
12 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:32.310 0.998/0.131
13 99 Jorge LORENZO ESP Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.900 Q1/Q1
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1:31.928 Q1/0.028
15 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1:32.385 Q1/0.457
16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:32.452 Q1/0.067
17 12 Thomas LUTHI SUI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1:32.545 Q1/0.093
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:32.547 Q1/0.002
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA ESP Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:32.568 Q1/0.021
20 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:32.708 Q1/0.140
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1:32.749 Q1/0.041
22 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:33.011 Q1/0.262
23 81 Jordi TORRES ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:34.427 Q1/1.416
24 45 Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:35.171 Q1/0.744

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Post by John » 2 years ago

Here's hoping for Rins.
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Post by caneparo » 2 years ago

Friday night romano fenati was stopped by the police for speeding on the highway. Bad period for him
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Post by John » 2 years ago

Bloody hell, it's raining. Half the field have crashed out. Red flag after 15/27 laps.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And it looks like we are going again for at least 7 laps 😊
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Quick restart procedure at 3pm, in about 7min.
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Post by John » 2 years ago

So, a 14 lap dash to start in about five minutes.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Would love to see Rossi win this one when it restarts, having started in 16th. Still, he has already confirmed his 3rd position in the championship with Vinales crashing out.

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Post by kals » 2 years ago

Until today I had never seen someone spin a motorcycle. Iannone changed that.

Impressive performances up and down the field in the conditions.

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Post by John » 2 years ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Would love to see Rossi win this one when it restarts, having started in 16th. Still, he has already confirmed his 3rd position in the championship with Vinales crashing out.
Yeah, Rossi, or Rins would do it for me. Pol Espargaro starting 4th on his KTM too.
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Post by kals » 2 years ago

John wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
Would love to see Rossi win this one when it restarts, having started in 16th. Still, he has already confirmed his 3rd position in the championship with Vinales crashing out.
Yeah, Rossi, or Rins would do it for me. Pol Espargaro starting 4th on his KTM too.
4th, after his crash? I hadn’t noticed that. I thought Pedrosa was 4th.

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