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Re: 2021 banter & Silly season thread for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3

Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

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Finland's MotoGP cancelled, that was supposed to be my summer holiday. :sorrow:

2nd race in Austria takes its place.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Thats a bummer. Presumably Covid / travel restrictions in Finland must be like ours. I guess other countries not prepared to be flexible with quarantine regulations (for good reasons) such as Australia must be considered dubious now. I know we here have strengthened the stance of no visitors due to our lower than anticipated vaccine rollout, with less than 10% having had their first jab to date, and supply problems being the reason. Qantas have just delayed their resuming any International flights from October until end f December. (ie 2022,) at the earliest.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

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Le Mans this weekend, means crash galore.
Especially looking at the weather forecast for Le Mans area which is showers all day all three days ...... but particularly wet on Saturday.
A French 1-2 in FP2 with Zarco heading Quartararo in what turned out to not be wet after this morning changing conditions.
As @Cheeveer predicted, many crashed or went off track.... Quartar, Bagnaia, Miller, Rins, Mir, Aleix Espargaro to name a few.

Should FP3 prove to be too wet on Saturday morning for any lap time improvements, with the forecast being for rain, the top 15 from FP2 will qualify for Q2. Rossi might make Q2 if that is the case!

Top 15 today in case it is wet tomorrow.
1 Johann Zarco Ducati 21 1'31.747
2 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 16 1'31.842 0.095
3 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 22 1'32.136 0.389
4 Pol Espargaro Honda 23 1'32.137 0.390
5 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 21 1'32.279 0.532
6 Miguel Oliveira KTM 20 1'32.296 0.549
7 Jack Miller Ducati 20 1'32.361 0.614
8 Marc Marquez Honda 19 1'32.632 0.885
9 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 24 1'32.669 0.922
10 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 20 1'32.711 0.964
11 Alex Rins Suzuki 18 1'32.762 1.015
12 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 12 1'32.800 1.053
13 Joan Mir Suzuki 22 1'32.908 1.161
14 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 12 1'32.946 1.199
15 Iker Lecuona KTM 20 1'33.040 1.293

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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Thats a bummer. Presumably Covid / travel restrictions in Finland must be like ours. I guess other countries not prepared to be flexible with quarantine regulations (for good reasons) such as Australia must be considered dubious now. I know we here have strengthened the stance of no visitors due to our lower than anticipated vaccine rollout, with less than 10% having had their first jab to date, and supply problems being the reason. Qantas have just delayed their resuming any International flights from October until end f December. (ie 2022,) at the earliest.
With Germany still being on Englands amber list I simply couldn't afford to give up 10 of my 28 vacation days for quarantine purposes and thus I couldn't possibly make it to Scarborough for the Bob Smith Spring Cup. Tough luck but next time ;)
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Moto GP is a bit lively.... dry start then a bit of rain and it was all change to wet bikes..... two Suzukis crashed out on the opening wet lap. Then Marquez was in the lead but crashed. Miller got a pit lane speeding double long lap penalty and is still in 2nd place. Quartararo leads.

And Marquez is going again but down in 17th. And now its stopped raining.

And now Quartararo has a long lap penalty.

Miller is not out of this by a long way.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Now Miller leads after Quartar took his penalty.
Crazy race and still 15 laps left.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Bikes dropping like. flies.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Rins got going again after his first crash and has now crashed again.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Lol, they are now warming up the dry bikes!

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Post by Mr_Ferrari » 1 month ago

Tremendous drive from Miller. The first rider to win despite serving two long-lap penalties. @Everso Biggyballies can probably mention the first one to do it with one. It was mentioned during the coverage but amid all the on-screen fracas, I wasn't really paying attention.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

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Tremendous drive from Miller. The first rider to win despite serving two long-lap penalties. @Everso Biggyballies can probably mention the first one to do it with one. It was mentioned during the coverage but amid all the on-screen fracas, I wasn't really paying attention.
Miller wins from Zarco and Quartar, who now leads the championship. MM93 DNFd after a second crash.

I ordered takeaway which arrived mid race (an hour late!) so I also missed who was the first to win with an LLP. LLP's have not been in that long have they? Maybe a Marquez trick?

But as @Cheeveer predicted pre FP1 it was certainly a crash-fest.

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Post by Mr_Ferrari » 1 month ago

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I ordered takeaway which arrived mid race (an hour late!)
Hate when that happens!
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Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

Fun race! You could really tell that Marquez was testing the limits after his first fall. At the same time, you could really tell that all of Miller's efforts was about keeping it upright.

Also, Quart's penalty was utter bullshit.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

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Also, Quart's penalty was utter bullshit.
I never really understood what he got it for, other than something to do with stopping in the wrong part of his pit 'box' which I have never heard of before. So I will go along with the bullshit call.

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Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Also, Quart's penalty was utter bullshit.
I never really understood what he got it for, other than something to do with stopping in the wrong part of his pit 'box' which I have never heard of before. So I will go along with the bullshit call.
Maybe the officials think that he could run faster than a MotoGP bike?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Final results

Pos Name Team Bike Laps Laps Led Total Time Fastest Lap Pitstops Pts
1 Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 27 18 47m25.473s 1m33.609s 1 25
2 Johann Zarco Pramac Racing Ducati 27 0 +3.97s 1m33.75s 1 20
3 Fabio Quartararo Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 27 4 +14.468s 1m33.048s 1 16
4 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 27 0 +16.172s 1m34.809s 1 13
5 Danilo Petrucci Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 27 0 +21.43s 1m33.929s 1 11
6 Alex Marquez LCR Honda Castrol Honda 27 0 +23.509s 1m34.606s 1 10
7 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 27 0 +30.164s 1m33.506s 1 9
8 Pol Espargaró Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 0 +35.221s 1m33.643s 1 8
9 Iker Lecuona Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 27 0 +40.432s 1m33.886s 1 7
10 Maverick Viñales Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 27 2 +40.577s 1m33.108s 1 6
11 Valentino Rossi Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 27 0 +42.198s 1m34.077s 1 5
12 Luca Marini SKY VR46 Avintia Team Ducati 27 0 +52.408s 1m34.506s 1 4
13 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 27 0 +59.377s 1m34.776s 1 3
14 Enea Bastianini Avintia Esponsorama Racing Ducati 27 0 +1m02.224s 1m34.628s 1 2
15 Tito Rabat Pramac Racing Ducati 27 0 +1m09.651s 1m35.507s 1 1
16 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 23 0 +4 laps 1m43.803s 1 0
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 17 3 DNF 1m33.427s 1 0
Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 15 0 DNF 1m33.968s 1 0
Miguel Oliveira Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 12 0 DNF 1m33.753s 1 0
Alex Rins Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 12 0 DNF 1m33.154s 1 0
Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 11 0 DNF 1m34.89s 1 0
Joan Mir Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 4 0 DNF 1m33.75s 0 0


It means Quartararo now leads the standings by one point over Bagnaia, with Zarco and Miller 12 and 16 down respectively.
For info MM93 is 17th overall with 16 points.

MotoGP World Standing Top 10
Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 80
2 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 79
3 Johann ZARCO Ducati 68
4 Jack MILLER Ducati 64
5 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 56
6 Joan MIR Suzuki 49
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 35
8 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 33
9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 28
10 Pol ESPARGARO Honda 25

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