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

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

Post by Cheeveer » 2 months ago

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Why adapt the bike for Lorenzo when it works so well for Marquez?
Exactly. So Honda is wiser mounting someone that has that riding style on there.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

After being dominated by Zarco the entire weekend, here's a good piece on JLO by Oxley: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... bconscious

Just retire, man.
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

John wrote:
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After being dominated by Zarco the entire weekend, here's a good piece on JLO by Oxley: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... bconscious

Just retire, man.
No. I don't want Oxley to retire. He's still got a lot of good journalism left in him.

Oh wait, I don't think that's what you meant... :whistling:

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Post by Vassago » 2 months ago

Iker Lecuona will stand in for Miguel Oliveira at Valencia thus making his MotoGP debut.
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Post by kals » 2 months ago

Jorge Lorenzo has announced his retirement, 2019 will be his final season.

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Not before time

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Post by Cheeveer » 2 months ago

All the best. If he had not hurt himself at Aragon last year and stuck with Ducati, the world would be a very different place.
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 months ago

"I have to admit that when I was rolling through the gravel and when I stood up I thought to myself, ok Jorge, is this really worth it, after what I’ve achieved?

"I’m done with it; I don’t want to race anymore. But then I got home and decided to give it a try again. But the truth is from that moment the hill became so high for me that I wasn’t able to find the motivation to keep trying to climb this mountain.”
Oxley: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... high-climb
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Post by John » 2 months ago

Good call. He doesn't need the money, and bike racing is far too dangerous to do if you're doing it half-hearted. Happy retirement.
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Post by Antonov » 2 months ago

Jorge Lorenzo will retyre from MotoGP at the end of this session.

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Post by DoubleFart » 2 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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Jorge Lorenzo will retyre from MotoGP at the end of this session.
Seems odd to retire at the end of morning practice rather than end of a race. Wonder why he decided to quit part way through the weekend?
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Post by Antonov » 2 months ago

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Antonov wrote:
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Jorge Lorenzo will retyre from MotoGP at the end of this session.
Seems odd to retire at the end of morning practice rather than end of a race. Wonder why he decided to quit part way through the weekend?
re-tyre at the end of the session :wink:

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Post by kals » 2 months ago

FAAARRRKKK... Looks like Alex will be joining his brother at Repsol Honda for 2020, leaving Zarco fairly high and dry. Zarco’s options would be Avintia Ducati or Marquez’s MarcVDS Moto2 ride. He’s already indicated he wouldn’t be interested in Avintia as they ‘are not a top team’.

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Post by SB83 » 2 months ago

Why did he ever leave Tech 3 Yamaha to go to KTM? I can't remember. Was it his decision or Tech 3's to part ways?

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Post by John » 2 months ago

SB83 wrote:
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Why did he ever leave Tech 3 Yamaha to go to KTM? I can't remember. Was it his decision or Tech 3's to part ways?
A bit of both, I think. He was lured by a factory ride, bad advice and probably a better payday.

I hope Zarco gets a top-5 today to give them something to think about.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

It's a dull track, but there's so much powerslide porn going on at Valencia.
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