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Re: 2019 banter & Silly season thread for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3

Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

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Kaito and Ogura have some sweet retro bikes this week.
Yeah, loved the big round numbers on the front of the fairings.
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Post by John » 3 months ago

Me too, I'd love more bikes like that. Anyway, Assen is go!
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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

What a FANTASTIC race is going on in Assen. Now is marquez vs vinales!
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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

Great win for vinales. What a race, great competition. The only bad thing is that vale fell again. It looks like it s the last stop for vale
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Post by Vassago » 3 months ago

Moto3 & Moto2 were much better at Assen tbh. Ducati had no pace on this tight circuit plus Rins crashed early and Marquez never really pushed for the win but still extended his championship lead. And Sachsenring is next where Ducati will probably struggle again while MM has won there every race since 2010 IIRC.
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Post by John » 3 months ago

It was a good race, especially the first 2/3ds. Glad to see someone other than MM win the race, shame about Rins though.

Suzuki have improved greatly this year, that's nice.
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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

Gazzetta dello sport reports a rumor that lorenza has comunicated to honda that he could retire at the end of the season
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Post by kals » 3 months ago

We’ve all been communicating to Lorenzo for a few years that he should retire.

MotoE has their first race today, it was a pretty good race.

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Post by John » 3 months ago

Just watched the German GP. MMs dominance here and at a few other left-turn tracks is mind boggling. Shame for Rins, having given up potentially 45 points in seven days.
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Post by Vassago » 3 months ago

Polish TV commentators said the German GP will be held a week before Assen next season so the new Finnish GP will probably occupy the current Germany slot in July (which suggests some further date changes if they want to keep the long summer break). Currently the weekend before Assen is off so if nothing changes that would mean 4 straight weekends of racing in 2020. Not gonna happen.
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Ack. That reverse camera shot of the Moto3 start crash. Crazy.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

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Ack. That reverse camera shot of the Moto3 start crash. Crazy.
That was a sickening impact. Shades of Roth's Yugoslavia crash. Can't believe that McPhee carried on racing and Kuni walked away.
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Post by Vassago » 2 months ago

Kunii looked like he suffered some arm injury and McPhee was obviously limping too.

Elsewhere it seems like the VR46 academy will have a major overhaul. Foggia & Bulega were reported leaving last month already but Baldassari will also be out (but staying at Pons Moto2).
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Post by John » 2 months ago

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Kunii looked like he suffered some arm injury and McPhee was obviously limping too.
Yes, by walked away I meant not carried off on a stretcher. :bye: Kuni has a fracture in his arm at the very least, I bet. The Moto3 title race is really looking great at the moment.
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

First time in a long time I skipped through the full MotoGP race, almost nothing of interest happened.

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Post by John » 2 months ago

Yeah....That was a more than a fair bit rubbish.
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