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Title: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 11:23:43 am
This is the period of the MotoGP season that I enjoy almost as much as the racing itself.  Since there is no testing, nor any racing, the motor sport media needs to come up with something to keep their readers occupied, so the go sniff out the rumours, which they then elaborate on to show its possibility of happening, or not.

One of these they I am enjoying greatly and I am even wondering about the likelihood, is the predicted move by VR46 to the Petronas Yamaha satellite team, vacating his factory seat for young gun, Quartararo.  This juicy story indicates that VR46 already indicated that he would be happy to make this move.  For those who would shout that a move from an entrenched factory seat to a satellite seat is silly, mad even, the answer is ready.  Look at the "facts" they say.  I have no idea how accurate this is, but still makes a good story.

- Rossi and Hamilton ride swap late 2019 and their blossoming friendship and Hamilton drives a Petronas F1.  This is an excellent link between Rossi and Petronas.
- Yamaha and Rossi are huge in Malaysia.  So big that they have, in the past flew Rossi in for the launch of a scooter.  Petronas is a Malaysian company.
- The Petronas team will (so they say) become the Petronas VR46 team in 2021.  Makes sense for VR46 himself to ride there for a year or so, before he becomes the team manager.

JL99 indicated that one of his future options is a test rider contract on the table.  Obviously, his words were not cold yet and the Yamaha Test Rider job is linked to JL99.  Not a bad idea, I think.  Yamaha desperately needs to do European testing with a MGP rider, rather than Japanese only testing with retired Japanese SBK riders.

MotoGP to move to 22 races a year in the near future.  To reduce this time impact, the whole race meeting, with free practises, etc. may take place over 2 days, rather than the current three days.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Chili Dog on January 08, 2020, 11:39:06 am
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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 08, 2020, 11:47:25 am
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 08, 2020, 11:52:21 am
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 08, 2020, 12:21:10 pm
Start planning your weekends.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 12:23:10 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

 :laughing4:

Indeed!  Look what marriage did to Casey Stoner.   :snorting:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 12:24:07 pm
Start planning your weekends.

Four GPs in bloody Spain.  You'd think they could channel one to little old South Africa.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 08, 2020, 12:31:50 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 12:54:58 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:

Those bikes run on petrol man!  Don't be silly now.   :lol8:

Of course, off track can be a fokkie-oppie!  I am reminded when I was a race bike scrutineer.  We were on duty Friday afternoon at Phakisa.  After work we had a lekker braai and a few beers, then slept in the pits as many racers do.  Next morning as we woke up, no electricity.  At that time of the morning, no one cared a hoot about the timing systems, intercoms, etc.  We were all very grumpy without coffee!  I eventually drove into Welkom to buy coffee for the scrutineers.  I could see we were going to hurt people if we had to check sump plugs without having had coffee first!   
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Superboet on January 08, 2020, 01:05:49 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:

I think we are the laughing stock of the world
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on January 08, 2020, 01:28:10 pm
Sub! :sip:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 01:41:30 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:

I think we are the laughing stock of the world

I doubt that.  We are just not that important and from a motorsport perspective, let me remind you:

https://kyalami9hour.com/

It went without a glitch.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Altie7deLaan on January 08, 2020, 01:43:40 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: lpj on January 08, 2020, 01:55:24 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:

 :spitcoffee: :imaposer:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: I&horse on January 08, 2020, 02:38:04 pm
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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on January 08, 2020, 02:42:27 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Ek weet darem nie... maar ek sal altwee moet ry dan sal ek vir jou terugvoer gee. :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 02:43:37 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Ek weet darem nie... maar ek sal altwee moet ry dan sal ek vir jou terugvoer gee. :ricky:

Staaaaadig nou oubaas!  Enige iemand wat homself Oom noem, moet maar liewer wye draaie om altwee loop!   >:D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on January 08, 2020, 02:54:26 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Ek weet darem nie... maar ek sal altwee moet ry dan sal ek vir jou terugvoer gee. :ricky:

Staaaaadig nou oubaas!  Enige iemand wat homself Oom noem, moet maar liewer wye draaie om altwee loop!   >:D
Inderdaad, om 'n goeie "view" te kry viir jy opklim   :drif: >:D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 05:09:36 pm
Latest rumour:

It was reported that a South African with the cryptic name OD51 contacted Lin Jarvis and offered to ride the Yamaha M1 in 2020.  It cannot be proven at this stage, but apparently Jarvis accepted his offer and the factory is working hard to detune the 2020 M1 to have 35kw.   :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Brink on January 08, 2020, 05:09:36 pm
 :sip: :ricky: :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on January 08, 2020, 05:21:45 pm
Latest rumour:

It was reported that a South African with the cryptic name OD51 contacted Lin Jarvis and offered to ride the Yamaha M1 in 2020.  It cannot be proven at this stage, but apparently Jarvis accepted his offer and the factory is working hard to detune the 2020 M1 to have 35kw.   :ricky:
As long as they add the two pods I he asked for. Fransesca already has pods mos.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 07:27:45 pm
Spy pics available of the OD51 factory Yamaha!  Check it out before Jarvis finds it and deletes all!



Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 08, 2020, 08:06:54 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Ek weet darem nie... maar ek sal altwee moet ry dan sal ek vir jou terugvoer gee. :ricky:

Rossi EN Francesca?? :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 08:21:17 pm
I read Rossi has gotten engaged :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/valentino-rossi-and-francesca-sofia-novello

Ah!!  It eplains him becoming so slow the last few years.  And Yamaha got all the blame, it should have been Francesca!

Ja maar dit is Yamaha se skuld dat Franceska makliker is om te ry as `n M1? :peepwall:
Ek weet darem nie... maar ek sal altwee moet ry dan sal ek vir jou terugvoer gee. :ricky:

Rossi EN Francesca?? :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2020, 08:22:39 pm
Latest rumour:

It was reported that a South African with the cryptic name OD51 contacted Lin Jarvis and offered to ride the Yamaha M1 in 2020.  It cannot be proven at this stage, but apparently Jarvis accepted his offer and the factory is working hard to detune the 2020 M1 to have 35kw.   :ricky:
As long as they add the two pods I he asked for. Fransesca already has pods mos.

The message seems to have been lost in translation.  It seems they are converting Francesca to have her pods coming out the sides!   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 08, 2020, 09:30:20 pm
Latest rumour:

It was reported that a South African with the cryptic name OD51 contacted Lin Jarvis and offered to ride the Yamaha M1 in 2020.  It cannot be proven at this stage, but apparently Jarvis accepted his offer and the factory is working hard to detune the 2020 M1 to have 35kw.   :ricky:
As long as they add the two pods I he asked for. Fransesca already has pods mos.

The message seems to have been lost in translation.  It seems they are converting Francesca to have her pods coming out the sides!   :lol8:

But then Rossi can only ride her standing up. :eek7: And it won't be on any beach, there's sand there.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 09, 2020, 10:38:36 am
Just seen something posted by Ridefast Magazine where they say it is reported that Andrea Iannone's B Sample has also failed with "moderate" usage of drostanolone. He now faces a 4 year ban from any FIM event.

Bradley Smith tipped to get a full time ride now.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 09, 2020, 11:02:28 am
Just seen something posted by Ridefast Magazine where they say it is reported that Andrea Iannone's B Sample has also failed with "moderate" usage of drostanolone. He now faces a 4 year ban from any FIM event.

Bradley Smith tipped to get a full time ride now.

What a bummer for Ianone.  4 years out now is as good as permanent retirement.  Also it seems Aprilia is on the verge of launching a brand new, completely redesigned and build MotoGP bike.  It seems Bradley Smith is the front runner for the ride, but in the dark shadows there is a small rumour about Karl Abraham.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 09, 2020, 11:19:57 am
"There is a small rumour about Karl Abraham"

Which most certainly will involve Daddy's money....................
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 09, 2020, 12:24:14 pm
Looks like its going to go through the whole process.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935406/1/iannone-b-sample-positive-quantity-small

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Clockwork Orange on January 09, 2020, 12:46:19 pm
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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 09, 2020, 12:57:58 pm
Looks like its going to go through the whole process.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935406/1/iannone-b-sample-positive-quantity-small

I must admit, I feel for the guy.  Perhaps I am naive, but I cannot see a MotoGP rider use any drug that will make him heavier.  He has worked very hard, under difficult times for Aprilia and it would be an absolute shame if he loses the opportunity to ride the new Aprilia.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on January 09, 2020, 03:45:55 pm
Could end up a Yamaha test rider and let George retire in peace .......................  :biggrin:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 10, 2020, 07:16:29 am
Could end up a Yamaha test rider and let George retire in peace .......................  :biggrin:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:

As a VR46 fan, I cannot imagine surviving VR winning the championship with George the test rider .....   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 10, 2020, 08:24:17 am
Looks like its going to go through the whole process.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935406/1/iannone-b-sample-positive-quantity-small

I must admit, I feel for the guy.  Perhaps I am naive, but I cannot see a MotoGP rider use any drug that will make him heavier.  He has worked very hard, under difficult times for Aprilia and it would be an absolute shame if he loses the opportunity to ride the new Aprilia.

Tru dat! Just Googled drostanolone, seems it was developed for breast cancer but never marketed. I cannot see that it will give him any advantage at all.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Ventana on January 10, 2020, 04:01:46 pm
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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 15, 2020, 09:06:04 am
Will the 2020 MotoGP season become known as the BATTLE OF THE OMIES?

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935440/1/max-biaggi-aprilia-shortlist-sepang-test

Imagine seeing Oom Max and Oom Valentino on the track at the same time!   One gets in the others way and it is walking sticks at dawn!   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 16, 2020, 07:44:44 am
Nice interview with Brad Binder.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/motogp/brad-binder-ktm-s-next-big-thing

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Altie7deLaan on January 17, 2020, 07:41:02 am
Looks like its going to go through the whole process.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935406/1/iannone-b-sample-positive-quantity-small

I must admit, I feel for the guy.  Perhaps I am naive, but I cannot see a MotoGP rider use any drug that will make him heavier.  He has worked very hard, under difficult times for Aprilia and it would be an absolute shame if he loses the opportunity to ride the new Aprilia.

Tru dat! Just Googled drostanolone, seems it was developed for breast cancer but never marketed. I cannot see that it will give him any advantage at all.

Maybe he thinks drostanolone will help him keep abreast..... :peepwall:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 17, 2020, 07:59:01 am
It seems the aerodynamics of a MotoGP bike is still keeping the governing body awake at night. 

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935484/1/2020-motogp-aero-changes-published

While a holeshot device of sorts is keeping the Yamaha guys busy.

 https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935486/1/yamaha-debut-holeshot-device-sepang
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 19, 2020, 08:27:03 pm
Looks like its going to go through the whole process.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935406/1/iannone-b-sample-positive-quantity-small

I must admit, I feel for the guy.  Perhaps I am naive, but I cannot see a MotoGP rider use any drug that will make him heavier.  He has worked very hard, under difficult times for Aprilia and it would be an absolute shame if he loses the opportunity to ride the new Aprilia.

Tru dat! Just Googled drostanolone, seems it was developed for breast cancer but never marketed. I cannot see that it will give him any advantage at all.

Maybe he thinks drostanolone will help him keep abreast..... :peepwall:

With bigger breasts you can just push them out and trip the finish lights first.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 21, 2020, 01:13:15 pm
The whole "pay to ride" issue has been highlighted this past week.  Jacub Kornfeil, 2009 Rookies Cup champion announced his retirement even though he does have a Moto 3 ride for 2020.  The reason?  Lack of cash.  It seems, that on average, you want a Moto 3 rode, you need to bring Euro 40k to the party.  Either cash, or sponsorship.  It is said that Tito Rabat pays 1 million Euro to ride the Avintia Ducati for a year.

https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/01/20/moto3/kornfeil-announces-his-retirement-i-still-feel-like-a-winner.html
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on January 21, 2020, 01:20:23 pm
The whole "pay to ride" issue has been highlighted this past week.  Jacub Kornfeil, 2009 Rookies Cup champion announced his retirement even though he does have a Moto 3 ride for 2020.  The reason?  Lack of cash.  It seems, that on average, you want a Moto 3 rode, you need to bring Euro 40k to the party.  Either cash, or sponsorship.  It is said that Tito Rabat pays 1 million Euro to ride the Avintia Ducati for a year.

https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/01/20/moto3/kornfeil-announces-his-retirement-i-still-feel-like-a-winner.html

The pay to race concept is getting quite ridiculous.If Rabat spent the cash which he is purported to have, he is investing poorly, because the ou has gone no where the last couple of years. 
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sithe on January 21, 2020, 02:35:10 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:

I think we are the laughing stock of the world

I doubt that.  We are just not that important and from a motorsport perspective, let me remind you:

https://kyalami9hour.com/

It went without a glitch.

No, that race finished under pace car ... it rained and the coal got wet  :pot: :peepwall:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 21, 2020, 03:24:57 pm
imagine moto gp comes to South Africa and gets stage 6 load shat. :imaposer: :pot:

I think we are the laughing stock of the world

I doubt that.  We are just not that important and from a motorsport perspective, let me remind you:

https://kyalami9hour.com/

It went without a glitch.

No, that race finished under pace car ... it rained and the coal got wet  :pot: :peepwall:

You are such a negative dude!  Sies man!  The race finished behind the pace car, no one was ever under it.   :lol8: ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 22, 2020, 09:39:10 am
The whole "pay to ride" issue has been highlighted this past week.  Jacub Kornfeil, 2009 Rookies Cup champion announced his retirement even though he does have a Moto 3 ride for 2020.  The reason?  Lack of cash.  It seems, that on average, you want a Moto 3 rode, you need to bring Euro 40k to the party.  Either cash, or sponsorship.  It is said that Tito Rabat pays 1 million Euro to ride the Avintia Ducati for a year.

https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/01/20/moto3/kornfeil-announces-his-retirement-i-still-feel-like-a-winner.html

Is this not what happened to Steven Odendal when he left moto2?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 22, 2020, 11:09:00 am
The whole "pay to ride" issue has been highlighted this past week.  Jacub Kornfeil, 2009 Rookies Cup champion announced his retirement even though he does have a Moto 3 ride for 2020.  The reason?  Lack of cash.  It seems, that on average, you want a Moto 3 rode, you need to bring Euro 40k to the party.  Either cash, or sponsorship.  It is said that Tito Rabat pays 1 million Euro to ride the Avintia Ducati for a year.

https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/01/20/moto3/kornfeil-announces-his-retirement-i-still-feel-like-a-winner.html

Is this not what happened to Steven Odendal when he left moto2?

I believe it was.

I think he will do well with Ten Kate Racing in WSS600 this year though. 
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 24, 2020, 09:09:18 am
There has been some interesting discussions on V4 versus Inline 4 engines here and why the V4's seem to be doing better in MotoGP than the inline 4s.

It seems it is true.  V4s can make more power.  Interesting read below.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/motorcycles/motogp/why-are-motogp-v4s-faster-than-inline-4s?fbclid=IwAR3paZ2zejEg8VDG3iaWhc13xQM-8mY15FTVEzUTfhBBrPOgY15524KGU1w

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 24, 2020, 09:37:30 am
interesting indeed and also show a change in tyre compound could close the gap between the 2.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 24, 2020, 12:32:01 pm
I read a report on the net saying the MM93 wont be fully fit for the test coming up on the 7th of Feb due to his shoulder taking longer to heal. This is interesting because Alex being a rookie is still coming to terms with riding a GP bike and will leave Crutchlow to do most of the testing and and most of the feedback on the setup of the bike.
This may be an advantage for him for this year.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Bwana on January 24, 2020, 04:11:51 pm
Yes and apparently has not even been on a bike yet since his op. He could be a slow starter at this championship.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 24, 2020, 04:40:17 pm
Yes and apparently has not even been on a bike yet since his op. He could be a slow starter at this championship.

If he keeps his old form, he only need to start racing in June to still take the title. :thumleft:

Very interesting article about the V4/inline debate.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 24, 2020, 05:30:25 pm
That's true.

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 28, 2020, 05:17:31 pm
From moto gp instagram account Yamaha have signed Maverick for 21 and 22. Seasons.

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 29, 2020, 07:20:43 am
From moto gp instagram account Yamaha have signed Maverick for 21 and 22. Seasons.

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Yes.  Confirmed.  The silly season is starting earlier every year.  Yamaha did not give MV the opportunity to sees if their bike is any better.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 29, 2020, 04:29:40 pm
Confirmed from Yamaha Factory team.  Rossi out, Quartararo in from 2021.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935612/1/quartararo-replaces-rossi-yamaha-2021

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on January 29, 2020, 04:37:01 pm
Confirmed from Yamaha Factory team.  Rossi out, Quartararo in from 2021.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935612/1/quartararo-replaces-rossi-yamaha-2021

Correct move by the Factory.Seems VR 46 will decide mid - season ( and based on results ) if he will be joining a Sat. team or hang up his premier class boots.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 8 min Mark on January 29, 2020, 05:01:00 pm
So 20 is the new 46


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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on January 29, 2020, 05:03:40 pm
So 20 is the new 46


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Jip  :laughing4:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 07:52:42 am
https://www.bikeme.tv/index.php/rossi-quartararo-yamaha-and-petronas-what-the-hell-just-happened/?fbclid=IwAR1sP1DvlAcTJnZuTkdUJUXaxl-aaoN8PL-A2Yt4CS4RFC8_tZ-Ejy9_Slk

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ROSSI, QUARTARARO, YAMAHA AND PETRONAS – WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?

What just happened was a powerplay. A typical MotoGP powerplay. And there’s a few things going on here which may not be immediately obvious.

Firstly, this is still all about winning world championships. And to do that, you need to beat Marquez. That’s the elephant in the room. Not Honda. Marquez. Because without Marquez, Honda has nothing. There is no depth to either the factory team or the satellite team. It’s all Marquez. Not his brother, not Crutchlow, and not Nakagami.

The other teams know Marquez’s success in 2020 hinges entirely on his shoulders being up to the task. I understand things are not going as well as they could be after his last operation. One awkward get-off and that’s Honda down the toilet. I’m willing to bet all the teams are banking on this exact thing happening.

Secondly, the conversation between Yamaha and Rossi may well have gone like this:

Yamaha: “OK, Vale, look, we have to fuck Ducati in the arse. Bologna wants Fabulous, and we do not want Bologna to have Fabulous. They are doomed without someone like Fabulous because Dovi and Petrucci will never win a title. Neither will Miller and Bagnaia, but they will probably do better than the other two. What you wanna do?”

Vale: “How about you wheel my bike over to Petronas and put new fairings on it. And we will continue as before. Full factory bike with a different fairing. I don’t know how much longer I want to do this, but I understand how the game is played in terms of the future and riders and contracts and fucking Ducati.”

Yamaha: “We were kinda hoping you’d see it like that. We didn’t want you to lose face.”

Rossi: “I am The Doctor. My face is too big to lose. I could be out there on a Royal Enfield and people will still come to see me. And you’re only signing the kid for a year. A lot can happen in one year.”

Yamaha: “You OK with Maverick staying on for a bit? We don’t want him to go to Ducati or Suzuki.”

Rossi: “Sure. No problem. I prefer to have Morbidelli as a team-mate. He is a good boy. Oh, and tell George to make sure he doesn’t fuck about with the testing too much. He knows what I like.”

Yamaha: “You good with all this Fabulous?”

Fabulous: “I have shit myself with happiness. I don’t care. I just wanna race bikes, play video games, smash Instagram, and maybe get some fine-looking pussy like the Criminal Redding.”

Yamaha: “Good boy. Maverick?”

Maverick: “Is he being paid more than me?”

Of course, I have no idea what really transpired between the players. No-one except the players know.

What this shuffle means for the 2020 season is obvious. Stability and predictability for Yamaha.

What this means in 2021 is anyone’s guess. But there are a lot of races between now and then.

And they’re all going to be fabulo…erm, wonderful.

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on January 30, 2020, 09:33:31 am
That's funny  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 30, 2020, 10:16:09 am
He does have a way with words.  ;D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on January 30, 2020, 01:13:48 pm
And Jorge is also back...................

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935617/1/lorenzo-returns-yamaha-motogp-test-rider

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on January 30, 2020, 01:30:04 pm
And Jorge is also back...................

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935617/1/lorenzo-returns-yamaha-motogp-test-rider

Very chuffed  he is back with Yamaha - all that talent, experience and skills will no doubt serve them well in the continuous development of the M1.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 02:44:40 pm
And Jorge is also back...................

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935617/1/lorenzo-returns-yamaha-motogp-test-rider

Very chuffed  he is back with Yamaha - all that talent, experience and skills will no doubt serve them well in the continuous development of the M1.

As long as they listen to this [Rossi: “Sure. No problem. I prefer to have Morbidelli as a team-mate. He is a good boy. Oh, and tell George to make sure he doesn’t fuck about with the testing too much. He knows what I like.”
]  >:D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on January 30, 2020, 03:17:08 pm
And Jorge is also back...................

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935617/1/lorenzo-returns-yamaha-motogp-test-rider

Very chuffed  he is back with Yamaha - all that talent, experience and skills will no doubt serve them well in the continuous development of the M1.

As long as they listen to this [Rossi: “Sure. No problem. I prefer to have Morbidelli as a team-mate. He is a good boy. Oh, and tell George to make sure he doesn’t fuck about with the testing too much. He knows what I like.”
]  >:D

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on January 31, 2020, 09:40:58 am
Clearly Yamaha is attacking 2020 with some seriousness.  Good!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 02, 2020, 02:58:22 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 02, 2020, 04:54:35 pm
Heck, you make me wish Brad was number 1!  ;)

He got to ride the 2020 MotoGP KTM today during the Shake Down tests at Sepang.  This start-of-season test does not feature official timing and is for new models with their test riders, but open to rookies and the factory riders of the concession teams, currently only Aprilia and KTM.

Dani Pedrosa was fastest on the day and while it doesn't mean much, his time compares well with the fastest time set during a race last year.  Brad did well as well and wasn't that much slower than Dani (just under 1s), or fastest rookie AM73.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935646/1/pedrosa-tops-timesheets-2020-shakedown-starts

2020 Sepang shakedown riders:

Honda: Stefan Bradl, Alex Marquez*

Ducati: Michele Pirro

Yamaha: Jorge Lorenzo, Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Kohta Nozane

Suzuki: Sylvain Guintoli

KTM: Dani Pedrosa, Mika Kallio, Iker Lecuona*, Brad Binder*, Pol Espargaro**, Miguel Oliveira**

Aprilia: Lorenzo Savadori, Bradley Smith, Aleix Espargaro**

*MotoGP rookie

**MotoGP concession rule



Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 03, 2020, 07:07:16 am
Interesting read on traction control and wheel spin:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935647/1/motogp-traction-control-retarding-and-cutting

Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on February 03, 2020, 07:27:21 am
Quote
Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....
:lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 03, 2020, 07:28:56 am
Quote
Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....
:lol8:

I bet 2SD never, in his whole life, expected to see a bike wider than a GS!   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 03, 2020, 07:42:12 am
Quote
Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....
:lol8:

I bet 2SD never, in his whole life, expected to see a bike wider than a GS!   :lol8:

It seems only slightly wider........







than one GS pod. :deal:

Onthou altyd, n GS is so wyd soos die Here se genade.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 03, 2020, 11:49:34 am
Interesting read on traction control and wheel spin:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935647/1/motogp-traction-control-retarding-and-cutting

Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....

Good article ! Those wings look a bit out of proportion  ???
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: sidetrack on February 03, 2020, 03:52:56 pm
On the long straights the Aprillia may even become airborne
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 03, 2020, 03:55:19 pm
On the long straights the Aprillia may even become airborne

Like the other brand that gives you wings  :laughing4:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 03, 2020, 04:06:03 pm
On the long straights the Aprillia may even become airborne

Like the other brand that gives you wings  :laughing4:

Looks like Aprilia drank their whole year's supply of that stuff before designing these wings!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 03, 2020, 09:05:36 pm
On the long straights the Aprillia may even become airborne

Like the other brand that gives you wings  :laughing4:

Looks like Aprilia drank their whole year's supply of that stuff before designing these wings!

Joh, seems like that was real proper juice from Noale taken by the designers ::) Even the side view looks awkward.....bit like a mix of an over and under bite  :o Maybe.......just maybe it works for the bike ! Hope it does  ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Kamanya on February 03, 2020, 09:23:11 pm
Interesting read on traction control and wheel spin:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935647/1/motogp-traction-control-retarding-and-cutting

Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....

I'm still fucked off with Unibatt

I spent a LARGE sum of money with them and had MAJOR issues.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 03, 2020, 09:29:08 pm
Interesting read on traction control and wheel spin:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935647/1/motogp-traction-control-retarding-and-cutting

Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....

I'm still fucked off with Unibatt

What's the story with them ?
I spent a LARGE sum of money with them and had MAJOR issues.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 03, 2020, 09:50:44 pm
Sure you are not thinking of Ultrabatt?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 04, 2020, 07:02:36 am
Interesting read on traction control and wheel spin:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/935647/1/motogp-traction-control-retarding-and-cutting

Also in the news.  Aprilia buys surplus Boeing B-Max wings ....

I'm still fucked off with Unibatt

I spent a LARGE sum of money with them and had MAJOR issues.

You fitted a Unibatt and your bike didn't turn into a MotoGP bike?  You didn't turn into MM93?  What is the issue?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 05, 2020, 07:40:38 am
Sepang shakedown testing done and dusted.  The first official testing will be on the same circuit next weekend.

At the end of the three days, Pol Espargaro was fastest on his KTM at just under 2 minutes per lap.  This is pretty similar to the fastest official test time from last year, the circuit's pole record and the circuit's race record.  The new Aprilia was hot on his tail.  Our Brad is just over 0,6s slower than fastest man.  It seemed like it was a good practice and get to know your bike 3 days.  JL99 joined them on day 3 of the testing.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935659/1/pol-fastest-shakedown-ends-lorenzo-rides-yamaha

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 07, 2020, 05:43:29 pm
Sepang test today

Fabio, morbidelli, rins, cal, miller, vinales, King 10th, 93 12th, Binder 21st.

D ped was half a second faster than BB. He has work to do.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 07, 2020, 06:37:49 pm
Sepang test today

Fabio, morbidelli, rins, cal, miller, vinales, King 10th, 93 12th, Binder 21st.

D ped was half a second faster than BB. He has work to do.

Early days and shake downs. Fabio fastest on '19 bike is interesting, wonder how he will like the '20 version? Yamaha have new engines as does Aprilia - completely new V4 90' and new chassis.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Smith on February 07, 2020, 08:25:14 pm
MAN..OH..MAN.. Fabio was showing his worth last season and could be a contender 2020.
But my heart will be Bad Brad, knowing he might only be finding his feet.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2020, 09:47:40 am
Sepang test today

Fabio, morbidelli, rins, cal, miller, vinales, King 10th, 93 12th, Binder 21st.

D ped was half a second faster than BB. He has work to do.

Early days and shake downs. Fabio fastest on '19 bike is interesting, wonder how he will like the '20 version? Yamaha have new engines as does Aprilia - completely new V4 90' and new chassis.

Indeed early days.  Like anyone else, I enjoy following the testing, but also find it hugely frustrating as we are not close enough to the teams to know what they are actually testing.  That said, halfway through testing today:

GP Riders: Jackass, Mir, Franky, Maverick, Rins, Pol, MM93, VR46, Fabio, Aleix.

Rookies:  AM73 (16th), BB33 (17), Lecuona (22).

Test riders:  Dani (18th), Guintoli (20), Yamaha Test 3 (24), Yamaha Test 1 (25) , Smith (26)

Brad is now 1.1s of the fastest.  Some interesting comparative times:

Best Lap:  Fabio 1,58,576 - 2019
Best race lap:  VR46 1,59,661 - 2019
Unofficial lap record: Petrux 1,58,239 - 2019 during testing
Fastest during shakedown tests: Pol 1,59,444 - 2020
Jack Miller today: 1,58,641

MAN..OH..MAN.. Fabio was showing his worth last season and could be a contender 2020.
But my heart will be Bad Brad, knowing he might only be finding his feet.

I so hope Fabio does feature on the podium and even become a serious championship contender.  I liked him since day 1, but he disappointed me in Moto3 and Moto2.  He had better get his act together, or I will be forced to loudly and viciously swear at my TV screen!   ;)

For Bradical I am hoping two things.  Making points and beating the satellite KTMs.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on February 08, 2020, 10:13:00 am
For Bradical I am hoping two things.  Making points and beating the satellite KTMs.

How about rookie of the year for Brad? Or do you think AM73 has that one in the bag?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 08, 2020, 10:36:29 am
For Bradical I am hoping two things.  Making points and beating the satellite KTMs.

How about rookie of the year for Brad? Or do you think AM73 has that one in the bag?

Nothing is in the bag! Racing is a lucky packet. The more you race the luckier you get.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2020, 11:57:40 am
For Bradical I am hoping two things.  Making points and beating the satellite KTMs.

How about rookie of the year for Brad? Or do you think AM73 has that one in the bag?

I think it can go either way, like BigDom said nothing is in the bag, but I am assuming (hopefully incorrectly)  for now that the Repsol Honda will be a better bike than the Red Bull KTM.  Sadly so.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2020, 12:07:02 pm
Day 2 test times (one hour to go) from Sepang.  No major changes though.

GP Riders:  Miller, Mir, Morbidelli, Maverick, Rins, EspargaroP, MM93, VR46, Fabio, EspargaroA.

Rookies:  AM73 (17th 1,02 off fastest), BB33 (18 1,13s off fastest), Lecuona (22).

Test Riders:  Dani (16th), Guintoli (20th), Yamaha Test 3 (24), Yamaha Test 1 (25), Smith (26)

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 08, 2020, 12:14:45 pm
Pedrosa just put the KTM .090 off FQ's best lap of the 2 days. Putting him 3rd fastest ON A KTM.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2020, 12:16:44 pm
Pedrosa just put the KTM .090 off FQ's best lap of the 2 days. Putting him 3rd fastest ON A KTM.

It is such a pity he will not race anymore.  He is still a bloody good rider.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 08, 2020, 12:19:02 pm
Interesting comparison of current top speeds.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2020, 12:40:22 pm
End of day from Sepang.  Fabio and Dani suddenly shot up the timing sheets.

Riders:  Fabio (1,58.582), Jack, Dani, Mir, Morbidelli, Maverick, Rins, EspargaroP, MM93, VR46.
(4 x Yamahas in top 10, 1 x Ducati, 2 x KTM, 2 x Suzuki, 1 x Honda).

Rookies:  AM73 (17 1.1s off), BB33 (18 1.2s off), Lecuona (23)

Test Riders:  Dani (3), Guintoli (21), Yamaha Test 3 (24), Yamaha Test 1 (25), Smith (26).

Amazing performance by Dani on the KTM.  Pol is also doing well with brother Aleix on the all new Aprilia consistently in, or near the top 10.  JL99 will start riding tomorrow.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Gingerball on February 08, 2020, 05:59:49 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 09, 2020, 09:19:28 am
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Moderators!  How can you allow a post like this on the forum?  SIES!

Is there a "green with envy" emoticon somewhere?  Lucky bugger.  Enjoy every moment.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 09, 2020, 11:30:50 am
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 09, 2020, 02:00:11 pm
End of the final day of testing from Sepang.

GP Riders:  Fabio, Crutchlow, Rins, Bagniaia, VR46, Petrux, EspargaroP, Jackass, EspargaroA, Mir.

Rookies:  AM73 (16, 0,69s off), BB33 (17 0,75 off), Lecuona (23 1,5 off)

Test riders:  JL99 (20), Smith (21), Guintoli (24), Kalio (25), Yamaha Test 1 (26), Tsuda (27)

Top 18 seperated by only 0,8s. 
Both KTM and Aprilia consistently in top 10.
Ducati struggling. Apparently struggling with turning.
Honda struggling.  MM93 not 100% fit yet. Crutchlow reckon the 2020 bike is even worse at turning than the 2019 bike..
Looks like two of the rookies, AM72 and BB33 could have some great races this coming season.  Both can brag that, today at least, they were faster than JL99 and Maverick. 

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Gingerball on February 09, 2020, 04:14:52 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Moderators!  How can you allow a post like this on the forum?  SIES!

Is there a "green with envy" emoticon somewhere?  Lucky bugger.  Enjoy every moment.

 :lol8:  :peepwall:

Ja, its been a long time coming. Missed it last year due to skoonpa's 70th party. Told them then, I dont care what happens in 2020, I am going to Austin for the MotoGP.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 09, 2020, 07:07:15 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Moderators!  How can you allow a post like this on the forum?  SIES!

Is there a "green with envy" emoticon somewhere?  Lucky bugger.  Enjoy every moment.

 :lol8:  :peepwall:

Ja, its been a long time coming. Missed it last year due to skoonpa's 70th party. Told them then, I dont care what happens in 2020, I am going to Austin for the MotoGP.

If I had to pick three races that I could attend it would be Austin, Mugello and Assen.  Of course, my only experience is watching on TV, but the Austin track just looks awesome.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on February 09, 2020, 08:16:45 pm
I was at Mugello 2007 and Rossi  won. Was on the track under the podium when he threw his helmet into the crowd. Landed a metre  from me and the chaos that ensued was something never to forget. Those Italians are crazy.

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 09, 2020, 09:35:34 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

That's nothing man, have you ever sat on turn 5 at Killarney when the big names in the Western Cape comes storming through? :snorting:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Gingerball on February 10, 2020, 12:10:15 am
 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 10, 2020, 10:03:59 am
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

That's nothing man, have you ever sat on turn 5 at Killarney when the big names in the Western Cape comes storming through? :snorting:

Da Lille, Zille, Steenhuizen?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 10, 2020, 03:50:26 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

That's nothing man, have you ever sat on turn 5 at Killarney when the big names in the Western Cape comes storming through? :snorting:

Da Lille, Zille, Steenhuizen?

Lapping Maimane. :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 10, 2020, 03:51:31 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 10, 2020, 04:14:56 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:

Well we should make a plan then. Might camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a day in the sun
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 10, 2020, 06:01:17 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:

Well we should make a plan then. Might camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a day in the sun

There like a bear...not THE BEAR :imaposer:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 10, 2020, 06:06:03 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:

Well we should make a plan then. Might camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a day in the sun

There like a bear...not THE BEAR :imaposer:

Bank holiday weekend too so no need to rush on the sunday after racing
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 11, 2020, 07:47:49 am
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:

Well we should make a plan then. Might camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a day in the sun

There like a bear...not THE BEAR :imaposer:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:  Darn!  For a moment there I thought you had invited me on a, all costs included, trip ....   :lol8:

Might I suggest, in the most gentlemanly and kind fashion possible, that you lot discussing watching MotoGP live at the various tracks, are arseholes.  May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the fuel filters on your bikes!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 11, 2020, 09:50:03 am
While Fabio was fastest at Seang in terms of single lap speed, timing stats show that the two fastest riders over race distance, during race simulations were Maverick and Rins.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 11, 2020, 07:06:39 pm
Bought my weekend tickets this morning for Circuit of the Americas in Austin for April.  Turn 15 stand, top rows. Cant bloody wait  :ricky:

Just waiting for normal tickets to be released for silverstone. Camp overnight an spend the day at the races. General admission.

Went in 2017 and loved it.

Possibly Rossi swan song, all the more reason to go.

If you want company for the ride up and to have a few dops, Im youre man :ricky:

Well we should make a plan then. Might camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a day in the sun

There like a bear...not THE BEAR :imaposer:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:  Darn!  For a moment there I thought you had invited me on a, all costs included, trip ....   :lol8:

Might I suggest, in the most gentlemanly and kind fashion possible, that you lot discussing watching MotoGP live at the various tracks, are arseholes.  May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the fuel filters on your bikes!   :biggrin:

Ha ha :laughing4:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 12, 2020, 10:45:25 am
Holeshot device.

Ducati started using this system, based on off-road racing bikes, to help them get off the mark faster.  They were quickly joined by Aprilia.  Apparently this device lowers the suspension of the bike during the start of the race to help prevent wheelies.  It has been confirmed that Yamaha now also boasts such a device.  According to the rules such a device is legal, if mechanical.  Electronic devices are not allowed.

A very interesting rumour coming from the Sepang testing is that one of two riders are saying they followed Dovi for some laps and they are sure his Ducati dropped its rear suspension during the lap as well, notably on exciting the last corner onto the main straight.  If true, they have managed to find some sort of mechanical device that enable them to drop the rear suspension and release it to normal position, while riding.  It would be interesting to see where this is going.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on February 12, 2020, 02:06:42 pm
I would certainly hope Moto GP does not go entirely the same way as F1, innovation is good, but a button for the straight, a button for overtaking etc. will to me just take away from the ultimate skill of these riders.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 12, 2020, 02:21:03 pm
I would certainly hope Moto GP does not go entirely the same way as F1, innovation is good, but a button for the straight, a button for overtaking etc. will to me just take away from the ultimate skill of these riders.

It is already astounding even at GP2 level the amount of telemetry and "buttons" there are for various tracks, setups, maneuvers etc. - it is already full-up in MotoGP ... one has a big choice of buttons. ::)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on February 12, 2020, 02:39:07 pm
I remember watching an insert where Cal Cruthlow had gone off the track, come back on to the track and almost immediately crashed, claims the bike didn't know where it was on the circuit.

https://www.boxrepsol.com/en/motogp-en/how-do-sensors-and-electronics-improve-performance-in-motogp/

Track position sensor
This device is a transponder that detects the machine's position on the circuit. It recognizes up to 25 different sectors, which makes it possible for the bike to know where it is at any given moment. As a result, the teams can programme different adjustments for almost every turn.

So right, things are already very advanced.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: sidetrack on February 12, 2020, 03:01:44 pm
I would certainly hope Moto GP does not go entirely the same way as F1, innovation is good, but a button for the straight, a button for overtaking etc. will to me just take away from the ultimate skill of these riders.
Yes before long we will have bikes running perfect lines all around the track with the rider just there as a passenger. Although not a 2T fan that is what made the 500 2T era special. Good rider could still put a lesser bike on the podium. I always believed Schwantz Suzuki was not as good as the NSR's
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 13, 2020, 07:57:32 am
Imagine a really fast corner, bike cranked over 60 degrees and that systems fails dropping the bike's arse!   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on February 13, 2020, 08:12:25 am
Remember the time MM and DP had the little incident where Dani's rear traction control sensor was cut, that Honda spat him off very quickly. He sat in the middle of the track having absolutely no idea what just happened.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 13, 2020, 08:23:16 am
Remember the time MM and DP had the little incident where Dani's rear traction control sensor was cut, that Honda spat him off very quickly. He sat in the middle of the track having absolutely no idea what just happened.

Jip, poor ou never knew what went wrong ! Over tech is really becoming  dice of the mechanical & motorised quick computers  :(
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: ZK1 on February 13, 2020, 10:04:30 am
I was so surprised to see Brad still wearing the pair of sunglasses I made for him, this was Sepang.

It's really great to see....
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 13, 2020, 11:30:57 am
Remember the time MM and DP had the little incident where Dani's rear traction control sensor was cut, that Honda spat him off very quickly. He sat in the middle of the track having absolutely no idea what just happened.

Indeed.  I remember it well.  ALso JL99 falling on his arse in the first corner after a practice start during one of the free practices because his launch control did not reset to traction control in time for the corner.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on February 13, 2020, 11:34:32 am
I was so surprised to see Brad still wearing the pair of sunglasses I made for him, this was Sepang.

It's really great to see....

Awesome indeed!   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Amsterdam on February 15, 2020, 05:02:34 pm
It is the off-season so we have time to reflect on things.   :)

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 17, 2020, 02:45:01 pm
It is the off-season so we have time to reflect on things.   :)




 :eek7: I hope the oke on the scrambler weren't a stunter, what a kak rider.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 17, 2020, 03:00:39 pm
65 quid for me, and 32.50 for my lad. General admission for the Sunday.

Whoop whoop


Car parking is either 35 eye watering pounds for a circuit parking or 15 pounds for park an ride ticket ….or go on motorbike for 0.00 pounds.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on February 20, 2020, 12:48:38 pm
Just read on FB. MM93 has just signed a 4 contract extension keeping him with repsol Honda until the end of 2024.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/02/20/marc-marquez-renews-with-hrc-through-to-the-end-of-2024/324803?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=MarcMarquezrenewswithHRCthroughtotheendof2024&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR0iE23OCgBumxgX9YUd8gsxcH1nC8GoXQzcpQ-NlM4SKytVr1F90HyyFcU
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 20, 2020, 01:02:50 pm
Just read on FB. MM93 has just signed a 4 contract extension keeping him with repsol Honda until the end of 2024.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/02/20/marc-marquez-renews-with-hrc-through-to-the-end-of-2024/324803?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=MarcMarquezrenewswithHRCthroughtotheendof2024&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR0iE23OCgBumxgX9YUd8gsxcH1nC8GoXQzcpQ-NlM4SKytVr1F90HyyFcU

Sharp move of Honda to retain his services for 4 more years  :thumleft: Very sure the vultures were circling already  ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Altie7deLaan on February 21, 2020, 10:34:55 am
Just read on FB. MM93 has just signed a 4 contract extension keeping him with repsol Honda until the end of 2024.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/02/20/marc-marquez-renews-with-hrc-through-to-the-end-of-2024/324803?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=MarcMarquezrenewswithHRCthroughtotheendof2024&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR0iE23OCgBumxgX9YUd8gsxcH1nC8GoXQzcpQ-NlM4SKytVr1F90HyyFcU

Sharp move of Honda to retain his services for 4 more years  :thumleft: Very sure the vultures were circling already  ;)

If the recipe continue, he will have set many new records by the end of the 4 year contract.
If it aint broke, dont fix it.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 21, 2020, 10:37:13 am
I very much doubt 93 will see out that entire contract.

it must get boring after a while.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 21, 2020, 12:31:39 pm
I very much doubt 93 will see out that entire contract.

it must get boring after a while.

Do aliens get bored?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 21, 2020, 01:52:03 pm
I very much doubt 93 will see out that entire contract.

it must get boring after a while.

Do aliens get bored?

Probably not - more so with a very rich contract
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Altie7deLaan on February 21, 2020, 02:10:11 pm
I very much doubt 93 will see out that entire contract.

it must get boring after a while.

Do aliens get bored?

Probably not - more so with a very rich contract

I can see that, looking at Mr Rossi.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Bwana on February 22, 2020, 10:38:49 am
MM learning from Rossis Mistakes who would have definitely had at least one more title had he stayed on that V5 Honda another 2 years. Rossi leaving Yamaha was also mistake.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 22, 2020, 08:10:02 pm
MM learning from Rossis Mistakes who would have definitely had at least one more title had he stayed on that V5 Honda another 2 years. Rossi leaving Yamaha was also mistake.

Huge mistake, but sometimes riders are willing to not play it safe for the sake of change.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: sidetrack on February 24, 2020, 02:13:31 pm
Suzuki's looks good this year and those Aprillias's  :drif:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: sidetrack on February 24, 2020, 02:14:42 pm
1   =   Fabio Quartararo   FRA   Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)   1m 54.038s   52/65
2   ^3   Alex Rins   SPA   Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)   +0.162s   52/53
3   ˅1   Maverick Viñales   SPA   Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.226s   53/68
4   ˅1   Franco Morbidelli   ITA   Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.443s   55/70
5   ˅1   Francesco Bagnaia   ITA   Pramac Ducati (GP20)   +0.482s   37/52
6   ^8   Johann Zarco   FRA   Reale Avintia (GP19)   +0.527s   55/56
7   ˅1   Joan Mir   SPA   Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)   +0.574s   23/52
8   ˅1   Andrea Dovizioso   ITA   Ducati Team (GP20)   +0.624s   36/60
9   ˅1   Valentino Rossi   ITA   Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.702s   22/52
10   ˅1   Takaaki Nakagami   JPN   LCR Honda (RC213V)   +0.721s   30/43
11   ˅1   Aleix Espargaro   ITA   Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)   +0.724s   26/33
12   ˅1   Danilo Petrucci   ITA   Ducati Team (GP20)   +0.814s   23/49
13   ˅1   Pol Espargaro   SPA   Red Bull KTM (RC16)   +0.852s   25/54
14   ˅1   Marc Marquez   SPA   Repsol Honda (RC213V)   +1.055s   26/46
15   =   Jack Miller   AUS   Pramac Ducati (GP20)   +1.156s   11/42
16   =   Tito Rabat   SPA   Reale Avintia (GP19)   +1.314s   53/54
17   =   Miguel Oliveira   POR   Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)   +1.562s   20/53
18   =   Iker Lecuona   SPA   Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*   +1.606s   45/53
19   =   Alex Marquez   SPA   Repsol Honda (RC213V)*   +1.687s   22/48
20   =   Brad Binder   RSA   Red Bull KTM (RC16)*   +1.892s   19/57
21   =   Cal Crutchlow   GBR   LCR Honda (RC213V)   +2.140s   26/27
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on February 24, 2020, 02:52:38 pm
1   =   Fabio Quartararo   FRA   Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)   1m 54.038s   52/65
2   ^3   Alex Rins   SPA   Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)   +0.162s   52/53
3   ˅1   Maverick Viñales   SPA   Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.226s   53/68
4   ˅1   Franco Morbidelli   ITA   Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.443s   55/70
5   ˅1   Francesco Bagnaia   ITA   Pramac Ducati (GP20)   +0.482s   37/52
6   ^8   Johann Zarco   FRA   Reale Avintia (GP19)   +0.527s   55/56
7   ˅1   Joan Mir   SPA   Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)   +0.574s   23/52
8   ˅1   Andrea Dovizioso   ITA   Ducati Team (GP20)   +0.624s   36/60
9   ˅1   Valentino Rossi   ITA   Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)   +0.702s   22/52
10   ˅1   Takaaki Nakagami   JPN   LCR Honda (RC213V)   +0.721s   30/43
11   ˅1   Aleix Espargaro   ITA   Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)   +0.724s   26/33
12   ˅1   Danilo Petrucci   ITA   Ducati Team (GP20)   +0.814s   23/49
13   ˅1   Pol Espargaro   SPA   Red Bull KTM (RC16)   +0.852s   25/54
14   ˅1   Marc Marquez   SPA   Repsol Honda (RC213V)   +1.055s   26/46
15   =   Jack Miller   AUS   Pramac Ducati (GP20)   +1.156s   11/42
16   =   Tito Rabat   SPA   Reale Avintia (GP19)   +1.314s   53/54
17   =   Miguel Oliveira   POR   Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)   +1.562s   20/53
18   =   Iker Lecuona   SPA   Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*   +1.606s   45/53
19   =   Alex Marquez   SPA   Repsol Honda (RC213V)*   +1.687s   22/48
20   =   Brad Binder   RSA   Red Bull KTM (RC16)*   +1.892s   19/57
21   =   Cal Crutchlow   GBR   LCR Honda (RC213V)   +2.140s   26/27

Thanks, see Marquez took a (nother) tumble in practice  ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Gingerball on February 24, 2020, 03:51:13 pm
Seems like the other manufacturers have made some good progress with their machines. Its gonna make for an interesting season  :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 24, 2020, 03:56:12 pm
Practice is about so much more than best/fastest lap. Race distance, tire management etc etc ... Roll on race day as that will be the teller. But yes Suzuki and Yamaha have definitely made some big strides, as has Ducati and Aprilia. Honda sandbagging? Actually struggling - not ready to race  8)

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 24, 2020, 03:56:33 pm
MM learning from Rossis Mistakes who would have definitely had at least one more title had he stayed on that V5 Honda another 2 years. Rossi leaving Yamaha was also mistake.

Not mistakes, challenges.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: sidetrack on February 24, 2020, 04:16:57 pm
The best time is still about a second off MM’s best lap last year  :sip:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Amsterdam on February 24, 2020, 05:25:54 pm
Look at the guy in 4th place at the moment!!!

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 24, 2020, 05:40:48 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Gingerball on February 24, 2020, 07:00:02 pm
Lekker man! Brad seems hungry and ready to ride.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Bwana on February 27, 2020, 06:48:07 pm
With MM no where  near the top and Honda looking a little bit left behind  this thread has gone quiet a lot of anticipation and hope for non MM fans. 
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on February 27, 2020, 07:41:56 pm
With MM no where  near the top and Honda looking a little bit left behind  this thread has gone quiet a lot of anticipation and hope for non MM fans.

It's early days, we will only really know what everyone can do once racing starts.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on February 27, 2020, 07:56:02 pm
In reality if BB can run in the top 10 at race pace and distance he will be doing extremely well. If one watched how Fabio nailed the race distance tests you will know who the golden boy of the moment is. This season is going to be a stonker!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: kfc4unme on March 02, 2020, 03:17:09 am
First round of MotoGP cancelled :((https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200302/96d701c24564fc8eccb5115d02f0243a.jpg)

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Battlestar on March 02, 2020, 07:37:17 am
Had a feeling this was going to happen. I think alot more will be affected.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sheepman on March 02, 2020, 08:29:05 am
First round of MotoGP cancelled :((https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200302/96d701c24564fc8eccb5115d02f0243a.jpg)

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😳 Very bad news !
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: FlexZA on March 02, 2020, 09:07:30 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: RobD on March 02, 2020, 09:30:32 am
First round of MotoGP cancelled :((https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200302/96d701c24564fc8eccb5115d02f0243a.jpg)

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😳 Very bad news !

Won't be the only one .......
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Battlestar on March 02, 2020, 09:32:21 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time
That is a load of bollocks  :laughing4:

This was the Qatari government putting restrictions on people arriving into the country from Italy. As far as im aware the bikes and equipment are still in Qatar from last weeks testing.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Battlestar on March 02, 2020, 09:33:38 am
And this will not be the only one. SBK due to race there in 2 weeks time doubt thats going to happen now.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: FlexZA on March 02, 2020, 10:28:03 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time
That is a load of bollocks  :laughing4:

This was the Qatari government putting restrictions on people arriving into the country from Italy. As far as im aware the bikes and equipment are still in Qatar from last weeks testing.

Yes yes agree 100%. just stating rumors going around atm
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 02, 2020, 10:32:43 am
And this will not be the only one. SBK due to race there in 2 weeks time doubt thats going to happen now.

If WSBK is clever about it, they will ship all equipment from Australia to Qatar and no personnel to go to Italy either.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 02, 2020, 10:34:36 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time
That is a load of bollocks  :laughing4:

This was the Qatari government putting restrictions on people arriving into the country from Italy. As far as im aware the bikes and equipment are still in Qatar from last weeks testing.

Yes yes agree 100%. just stating rumors going around atm

BUT!  The rumour must be true.  Moto3 and Moto2 is going ahead and it was on Facebook too! :lol8:










Note:  Before anyone tells me, I am aware that all of Moto2 and Moto3 is already in Qatar due to the testing this pas weekend.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 02, 2020, 10:35:23 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time
That is a load of bollocks  :laughing4:

This was the Qatari government putting restrictions on people arriving into the country from Italy. As far as im aware the bikes and equipment are still in Qatar from last weeks testing.

Not only from Italy, with pilgrims flooding in from all around the world travel restrictions are a reality for the next year to 18 months. I hope it goes ahead.. ive been rubbing my hands for a while for the 2020 season

Even if they are all in the country, the fans wont be able to fly in from some regions.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Amsterdam on March 02, 2020, 11:04:08 am
So many rumors going around now with speculations and stuff of Dorna trying to help Marc with more time

@FlexZA - What a load of nonsense, please get your facts straight.  Us Rossi fans know the real reason.  He only has to get the following 19 races cancelled as well so he can retire at the end of this season and Rossi fans can, from now until eternity, maintain that he would have won the 2020 season if only he had been able to race.

VALENTINO ROSSI ‘A LITTLE BIT WORRIED’ AHEAD OF PIVOTAL MOTOGP SEASON

Valentino Rossi reveals the tyre degradation woes that hampered his 2019 season have returned ahead of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship opener.

https://www.visordown.com/news/racing/motogp/valentino-rossi-‘-little-bit-worried’-ahead-pivotal-motogp-season?fbclid=IwAR2R074gqS9aMTdrPk8IyhF8RkXhiOaXNjz5TksrCjkMwugxI_5On63c2IY (https://www.visordown.com/news/racing/motogp/valentino-rossi-‘-little-bit-worried’-ahead-pivotal-motogp-season?fbclid=IwAR2R074gqS9aMTdrPk8IyhF8RkXhiOaXNjz5TksrCjkMwugxI_5On63c2IY)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 02, 2020, 11:13:16 am
I was actually waiting for this, given what is happening on the F1 side too. In fact news24 speculates that F1 may only start in May, let's hope the same is not true for MotoGP!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 02, 2020, 11:18:33 am
Yes is going to create havoc with sports that are travelling circus's . I have an international conference in Hong Kong in September and am already doubting it will happen. In reality how quickly can this virus be brought under control?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 02, 2020, 11:49:53 am
MM93 needs more time!?

Thailand MotoGP confirmed posponed.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on March 02, 2020, 11:53:06 am
Why not just ban the 6 spectators that go to Qatar ...............
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 02, 2020, 11:59:57 am
Why not just ban the 6 spectators that go to Qatar ...............
Spectators? And the Italian riders? Start the season without them?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: kfc4unme on March 02, 2020, 12:20:58 pm
2 down, maybe 3...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200302/4265bf45def66e5e32fa28729d5a99e5.jpg)

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 02, 2020, 02:26:46 pm
Yes is going to create havoc with sports that are travelling circus's . I have an international conference in Hong Kong in September and am already doubting it will happen. In reality how quickly can this virus be brought under control?

I was watching some news with some brains behind things and she recons that the timeline for a cure / vaccine is 4 months to trials and 12 - 18 months for distribution,

I would assume that travel bans and restriction of movement is there to buy time until that comes into affect.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on March 03, 2020, 06:54:51 pm
Brad making good use of his extended holiday.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/8f2e3f3650682d7952159586f6b7e71b.jpg)

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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 04, 2020, 07:46:10 am
Brad making good use of his extended holiday.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/8f2e3f3650682d7952159586f6b7e71b.jpg)

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I have been waiting for this for quite a while, can not miss it
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: RobD on March 04, 2020, 09:37:51 am
Brad making good use of his extended holiday.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/8f2e3f3650682d7952159586f6b7e71b.jpg)

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I have been waiting for this for quite a while, can not miss it

This was hastily arranged whilst Brad was on the plane back here...... There will be partying whilst on leave
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 04, 2020, 09:42:54 am
I'm just glad he's finally coming to CPT!
Following all the events up in GP/Durbs, and nothing for CPT made me heay depro.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 07, 2020, 11:22:48 am
Qatar GP. 

Moto 3 - Darryn Binder
FP1:  10th, 0.8s off
FP2:  2nd, 0.1s off.

We could see some awesome racing.  In Moto3 the top 13 is within 1 second and in Moto2 the first 17 is within 1 second.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 07, 2020, 11:56:45 am
Qatar GP. 

Moto 3 - Darryn Binder
FP1:  10th, 0.8s off
FP2:  2nd, 0.1s off.

We could see some awesome racing.  In Moto3 the top 13 is within 1 second and in Moto2 the first 17 is within 1 second.

Watching the FP3 that has just started  :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 07, 2020, 12:37:13 pm
Darryn retains pos 2  at this stage :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 09, 2020, 08:24:38 am
Damn that was close for Darren. :-\
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 09, 2020, 09:33:53 am
Damn that was close for Darren. :-\

Tony Arbilono is right off my Christmas card list!   >:D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 09, 2020, 11:01:47 am
 :imaposer:  - Ja fooking agent - assasin!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 10, 2020, 05:14:33 pm
MotoGP in Austen, Texas which would have been the opener for the season on 3 April, after the cancellation of Qatar and postponement of Thailand has just been postponed to November.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 10, 2020, 05:20:59 pm
MotoGP in Austen, Texas which would have been the opener for the season on 3 April, after the cancellation of Qatar and postponement of Thailand has just been postponed to November.

 :-\
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 10, 2020, 05:46:26 pm
MotoGP in Austen, Texas which would have been the opener for the season on 3 April, after the cancellation of Qatar and postponement of Thailand has just been postponed to November.
Ai tog. :-\
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 10, 2020, 06:32:27 pm
Brad making good use of his extended holiday.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/8f2e3f3650682d7952159586f6b7e71b.jpg)

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I have been waiting for this for quite a while, can not miss it

This was hastily arranged whilst Brad was on the plane back here...... There will be partying whilst on leave

Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 11, 2020, 06:54:32 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 07:06:05 am
Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar
Round   Date   Race   Circuit
1   8 March   Qatar (no MotoGP class)   Losail International Circuit
2   19 April   Argentina   Termas de Rio Hondo
3   3 May   Jerez   Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto
4   17 May   France   Le Mans
5   31 May   Italy   Mugello
6   7 June   Catalunya   Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya
7   21 June   Germany   Sachsenring
8   28 June   Netherlands   TT Circuit Assen
9   12 July   Finland*   KymiRing
10   9 August   Czech Republic   Brno
11   16 August   Austria   Red Bull Ring - Spielberg
12   30 August   Great Britain   Silverstone
13   13 September   San Marino   Misano
14   27 September   Aragon   MotorLand Aragon
15   4 October   Thailand   Chang International Circuit
16   18 October   Japan   Motegi
17   25 October   Australia   Phillip Island
18   1 November   Malaysia   Sepang
19   15 November   Americas   Circuit of the Americas
20   22 November   Valencia   Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 11, 2020, 07:11:31 am
I think the above schedule, as it stands today, may still change again.  We wait and see.

Dorna, must by contract with FIM, have at least 13 races a year.  They have undertaken to do the full number though and therefore they will do their utmost to reschedule all (excluding Qatar) and possibly even have two races on one weekend a la WSBK.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 11, 2020, 10:16:25 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 10:54:43 am
 :laughing4: Howzit Danie.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 11, 2020, 10:57:01 am
:laughing4: Howzit Danie.

Howzit Danie, the Pop Star  >:D
Fixed.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 11, 2020, 11:01:46 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

It was a Moto 3 world title.  You should remember that, or are you on really nifty meds?   ;)

Locally only Danie, locally only.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 11, 2020, 11:03:41 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

Locally only Dan.

Locally LIKE Dan.
Fixed

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 11, 2020, 11:06:59 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

Locally only Dan.

Locally LIKE Dan.
Fixed

 :imaposer:

Perhaps Oom Danie can work out a scale of superstarness for us, while he is lying around with his hands idle?

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 11, 2020, 04:20:22 pm
I doubt his hands are idle  :pot:
 fapfap
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on March 11, 2020, 04:32:21 pm
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

I think the problem was that whether you wanted to meet and greet the Superstar, or just buy merchandise, you had to wait in the same queue. I spoke to a few people that were there specifically just to get a T Shirt for example but had to wait as you say for up to 4 hours. I wanted merch, and as I only got to wait for about an hour, I didn't mind waiting and I got him to sign my newly purchased cap, got a pic and wished him all the best for 2020.

I will say though, we hung about afterwards, had a few beers and a burger (very good) and even though he was still there more than an hour after the official slot ended, he never stopped smiling and being nice to everyone who eventually made it to the front to say hello.

Maybe the organizers underestimated just how many fans he has.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 11, 2020, 05:29:35 pm
MotoGP of Argentina posponed.   :(

Season opener currently planned to be 1 - 3 May at Jerez in Spain. 
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 11, 2020, 06:55:22 pm
Eish.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 11, 2020, 08:46:21 pm
I doubt his hands are idle  :pot:
 fapfap

Don't start a circle-jerk. :eek7:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 08:49:36 pm
 :laughing4: okay stop this now no reach arounds!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: billy-joe on March 11, 2020, 09:38:23 pm
ffs!  the media is making thing into something a lot worse than it is and now we have to suffer!  farking politicians must stay outta motorsport!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 12, 2020, 07:44:52 am
ffs!  the media is making thing into something a lot worse than it is and now we have to suffer!  farking politicians must stay outta motorsport!

Thankfully, not being able to watch a sporting event is not severe suffering and it is fact that the WHO just declared this Covid-19 thing a pandemic.  Personally, I think that organisations like Dorna, who will lose billions due to these changes are being led by experts, rather than the media.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 12, 2020, 08:13:48 am
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

I think the problem was that whether you wanted to meet and greet the Superstar, or just buy merchandise, you had to wait in the same queue. I spoke to a few people that were there specifically just to get a T Shirt for example but had to wait as you say for up to 4 hours. I wanted merch, and as I only got to wait for about an hour, I didn't mind waiting and I got him to sign my newly purchased cap, got a pic and wished him all the best for 2020.

I will say though, we hung about afterwards, had a few beers and a burger (very good) and even though he was still there more than an hour after the official slot ended, he never stopped smiling and being nice to everyone who eventually made it to the front to say hello.

Maybe the organizers underestimated just how many fans he has.

A friend and I went through on Saturday, we were there at 10am and fortunately we were first in line.
We did not move an inch from the doors. :lol8:
Sitting and waiting was SOOOOOO worth it.
Chatting with some others in the line, chatting to the security etc.
Even the security said he's the nicest guy, most humble they've ever worked with.
I also heard at the last meet & greet up in Alberton (?), he stayed 3 hours after the official end time to make sure everyone got their chance.

It was an amazing experience and I am so glad we were there early.
The majority of the people only started rocking up just before 1pm oddly enough.
I reckon by the time we left there was probably around 300 people, by sounds of it, that number grew substantially.

I got my merch, photo and signature, I'm happy.

..........should've gotten more merch though.......
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 12, 2020, 08:21:07 am
A friend and I went through on Saturday, we were there at 10am and fortunately we were first in line.
We did not move an inch from the doors. :lol8:
Sitting and waiting was SOOOOOO worth it.
Chatting with some others in the line, chatting to the security etc.
Even the security said he's the nicest guy, most humble they've ever worked with.
I also heard at the last meet & greet up in Alberton (?), he stayed 3 hours after the official end time to make sure everyone got their chance.

It was an amazing experience and I am so glad we were there early.
The majority of the people only started rocking up just before 1pm oddly enough.
I reckon by the time we left there was probably around 300 people, by sounds of it, that number grew substantially.

I got my merch, photo and signature, I'm happy.

..........should've gotten more merch though.......

What follows is easy for me to say as I am not the one who waited 4 or more hours, but to me, it is awesome news to see how his supporter base has grown.  He deserves it so much.

I remember his first years in Moto3 when he struggled, suffered and crashed riding average and even bad bikes because that was all that was available.  A very similar story that we currently see with Darryn.  He had no fans.  Well, he had a few.  If we lined up to wait for his signature and a picture, the line would have been all of 5 - 10 minutes long!  He has come such a long, long way.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on March 12, 2020, 11:45:48 am
The way things are going now, Jorge may be lining up for the first race of the year  :biggrin:.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 12, 2020, 12:22:06 pm
The way things are going now, Jorge may be lining up for the first race of the year  :biggrin:.

 :laughing4:

New conspiracy theory!  Dorna is not only delaying races to help MM93 and Honda recover, but also to have JL99 on the grid of the opening race!  The way they are going BB33 will be 42 by the time he makes his debut!

I have heard from a completely reliable source, which I have never met and only l know him by a false name on social media, so it must be true, that Dorna is considering deciding the 2020 MotoGP championship by games of Paper, Rock Scissors played via video link-up!     :3some: :snorting:

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: teebag on March 12, 2020, 12:46:29 pm
Waiting for a Yamaha, sounds familiar


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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 12, 2020, 01:28:22 pm
A friend and I went through on Saturday, we were there at 10am and fortunately we were first in line.
We did not move an inch from the doors. :lol8:
Sitting and waiting was SOOOOOO worth it.
Chatting with some others in the line, chatting to the security etc.
Even the security said he's the nicest guy, most humble they've ever worked with.
I also heard at the last meet & greet up in Alberton (?), he stayed 3 hours after the official end time to make sure everyone got their chance.

It was an amazing experience and I am so glad we were there early.
The majority of the people only started rocking up just before 1pm oddly enough.
I reckon by the time we left there was probably around 300 people, by sounds of it, that number grew substantially.

I got my merch, photo and signature, I'm happy.

..........should've gotten more merch though.......

What follows is easy for me to say as I am not the one who waited 4 or more hours, but to me, it is awesome news to see how his supporter base has grown.  He deserves it so much.

I remember his first years in Moto3 when he struggled, suffered and crashed riding average and even bad bikes because that was all that was available.  A very similar story that we currently see with Darryn.  He had no fans.  Well, he had a few.  If we lined up to wait for his signature and a picture, the line would have been all of 5 - 10 minutes long!  He has come such a long, long way.  :thumleft:

We waited 4 hours, and would easily wait another 4, just take a camping chair and refreshments with. :lol8:
He really deserves it and much more.

I've only been keeping track of the racing for the last 2 seasons, so still a little "new", but damn, I love it, I love the guys (most of them), and I love that our country is being represented in such a big way by such an awesome guy.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 12, 2020, 01:51:57 pm
The way races are being postponed now they might as well scrap the whole season and race twice at each track next year.  :xxbah:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Warren Ellwood on March 12, 2020, 02:49:32 pm
I had just convinced a mate of mine to part with 139 Gold Euro Pennies so that he can stream the season, he's mighty happy with me  ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 12, 2020, 04:15:25 pm
The way races are being postponed now they might as well scrap the whole season and race twice at each track next year.  :xxbah:

Two races per weekend may well be on the cards, but during this season already.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: ZK1 on March 12, 2020, 08:00:11 pm
The way races are being postponed now they might as well scrap the whole season and race twice at each track next year.  :xxbah:

Two races per weekend may well be on the cards, but during this season already.
How would that work? so lets say practice and qualifying in the week, then Race one on Saturday and Race two on Sunday..........it could actually be exciting.......and I wonder how the results will look from day one to day two.....for some reason I think it could be totally different for the two days.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on March 12, 2020, 08:08:29 pm
Double headers would be interesting.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 13, 2020, 06:26:47 am
Well, unless they race twice at the same circuit how are they going to move to the next circuit and have the bike setup, etc completed, etc within 24 hours? Not possible, of course. But I also don't see the point of racing twice at a given circuit?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: ZK1 on March 13, 2020, 08:07:22 am
Well, unless they race twice at the same circuit how are they going to move to the next circuit and have the bike setup, etc completed, etc within 24 hours? Not possible, of course. But I also don't see the point of racing twice at a given circuit?
If a championship needs "X" amount of races and lets say a lot of the tracks become unavailable, then why not?

WSBK have two races in one day for instance.

And like I mentioned, I think it will be interesting to see. I think it will bring interesting data, for instance if day one and day two look similar, it will show how consistent the teams are for those given days. If the results differ greatly it will show something else, like how good the riders's race craft etc.

I think it could be interesting for sure.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 13, 2020, 09:07:25 am
Well, unless they race twice at the same circuit how are they going to move to the next circuit and have the bike setup, etc completed, etc within 24 hours? Not possible, of course. But I also don't see the point of racing twice at a given circuit?


As ZK1 pointed out, WSB has run this highly entertaining formula for decades.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 13, 2020, 09:47:16 am
The way races are being postponed now they might as well scrap the whole season and race twice at each track next year.  :xxbah:

Two races per weekend may well be on the cards, but during this season already.
How would that work? so lets say practice and qualifying in the week, then Race one on Saturday and Race two on Sunday..........it could actually be exciting.......and I wonder how the results will look from day one to day two.....for some reason I think it could be totally different for the two days.

I reckon it would be very similar, if not exactly the same as WSBK.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 13, 2020, 10:08:19 am
I see all your points, and I agree it would be awesome to see. I just cannot imagine what purpose it would serve to race twice at the same track. Unless it is to fulfill some obligations re minimum races for the year. They would also have to do it at every circuit, to keep things fair, no?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 13, 2020, 10:19:18 am
I see all your points, and I agree it would be awesome to see. I just cannot imagine what purpose it would serve to race twice at the same track. Unless it is to fulfill some obligations re minimum races for the year. They would also have to do it at every circuit, to keep things fair, no?

It will be to fulfill an obligation, i.e to keep to the 13 race per year minimum contract they have with the FIM.  I am guessing. but I think stuff like TV rights will also impact on their decision.

Keeping things fair as far as tracks go will be very difficult.  For instance, Qatar is traditionally good for Yamaha.  That race is lost already.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 25, 2020, 07:47:02 am
29 March 2020, Mugello, Italy.  Race on!

VR, MM, FQ, MV and AR will take each other in in this once off MotoGP race!

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/937529/1/rossi-vinales-marquez-set-motogp-virtual-race
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Amsterdam on March 25, 2020, 02:25:20 pm
The way things are going now, Jorge may be lining up for the first race of the year  :biggrin:.

I have heard from a completely reliable source, which I have never met and only l know him by a false name on social media, so it must be true, that Dorna is considering deciding the 2020 MotoGP championship by games of Paper, Rock Scissors played via video link-up!     :3some: :snorting:

I think this is true as I heard that Honda and Yamaha are protesting Ducati's new automatic PRS system.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 25, 2020, 07:20:27 pm
The way things are going now, Jorge may be lining up for the first race of the year  :biggrin:.

I have heard from a completely reliable source, which I have never met and only l know him by a false name on social media, so it must be true, that Dorna is considering deciding the 2020 MotoGP championship by games of Paper, Rock Scissors played via video link-up!     :3some: :snorting:

I think this is true as I heard that Honda and Yamaha are protesting Ducati's new automatic PRS system.

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 29, 2020, 10:52:26 am
Looks like the the MotoGP eChampionship race will be life on DSTV 201 at 17:00 today.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on March 29, 2020, 03:10:53 pm
Looks like the the MotoGP eChampionship race will be life on DSTV 201 at 17:00 today.
MotoGP website says 16:00? Something to watch at least. :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 30, 2020, 08:56:49 am
1. AM73
2. Pecco Bagniaia
3. Maverick
4. Fabi0
5. MM93
6. Rins
7. Mir
8.Oliviera
9. Lecuaona
10. Espargaro, A



Looks like the the MotoGP eChampionship race will be life on DSTV 201 at 17:00 today.
MotoGP website says 16:00? Something to watch at least. :thumleft:

Time difference my Omie!   ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on March 30, 2020, 09:19:23 am
I see Rossi didn't make the start. Born before computers?
Title: MotoGP 2020
Post by: teebag on March 30, 2020, 10:26:35 am
I see Rossi didn't make the start. Born before computers?
Rossi riding real bikes on the ranch

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200330/af64365414b336f56b3dc6cc90951b88.jpg)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 30, 2020, 10:56:19 am
It seems the next virtual race will be on 12 April.  Riders to be confirmed.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on March 30, 2020, 03:53:40 pm
I see Rossi didn't make the start. Born before computers?
Rossi riding real bikes on the ranch

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200330/af64365414b336f56b3dc6cc90951b88.jpg)

He certainly needs all the practice he can get.

I hope he gets at least 1 podium before they boot him out - tired of listening to his fans scream for the 1st 5 laps & then going home.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 30, 2020, 04:55:22 pm
He certainly needs all the practice he can get.

I hope he gets at least 1 podium before they boot him out - tired of listening to his fans scream for the 1st 5 laps & then going home.

He won't be riding for the factory team next year, so effectively already kicked out. 

How many GPs did you attend to know the behaviour of the fans so well?   ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on March 30, 2020, 05:17:37 pm
He won't be riding for the factory team next year, so effectively already kicked out. 

How many GPs did you attend to know the behaviour of the fans so well?   ;) :lol8:

Love your question TheBear. You've seen the same thing then?

Trackside 7 but i watch all other races at the pub. Be it Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Asia or Europe, the behaviour is the same.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on March 30, 2020, 08:19:19 pm
He won't be riding for the factory team next year, so effectively already kicked out. 

How many GPs did you attend to know the behaviour of the fans so well?   ;) :lol8:

Love your question TheBear. You've seen the same thing then?

Trackside 7 but i watch all other races at the pub. Be it Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Asia or Europe, the behaviour is the same.

Nah, I have never noted such behaviour, but then, I watch on TV at home.  I have yet to see a VR fan leave after 5 laps, but then, I have yet to see one arrive prior to the race!  ;)

Personally, I would not complain if I were you.  If all the VR fans ducked after 5 laps, there would be only 2 guys left in the pub, leaving all the peanuts for you and him.   >:D
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on April 01, 2020, 11:52:00 am
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

The "others" will complain about the price of data.

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https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/03/31/enjoy-all-the-motogp-content-for-free/328457

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on April 01, 2020, 12:09:14 pm
^ That is mighty generous of them! :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 01, 2020, 12:50:47 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 

Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 01, 2020, 12:54:00 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 



Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

Brad?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 01, 2020, 01:05:40 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 



Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

Brad?

No need to mention Brad.  He should be automatic and any Saffa's #1.  Any further discussion of the other riders is a debate on who is #2.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on April 01, 2020, 01:08:29 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 

Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

You're welcome. As the man said: BB33.

I follow(ed) JL99 - go watch his doccie (you would never pay to watch it, not so)?

1st on my list is the 1993 season.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Solo on April 01, 2020, 01:10:39 pm
No need to mention Brad.  He should be automatic and any Saffa's #1.  Any further discussion of the other riders is a debate on who is #2.   :thumleft:

Definitely not VR46.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 01, 2020, 01:34:27 pm
No need to mention Brad.  He should be automatic and any Saffa's #1.  Any further discussion of the other riders is a debate on who is #2.   :thumleft:

Definitely not VR46.

I fixed that for you.  Thank me later.   >:D

Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 

Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

You're welcome. As the man said: BB33.

I follow(ed) JL99 - go watch his doccie (you would never pay to watch it, not so)?

1st on my list is the 1993 season.

No, I wouldn't pay to watch a doccie on JL99, but to be fair, I wouldn't pay to watch one on VR46 either.  I never disliked JL99, except when he kicked VR's arse, but that is fair, I reckon.  I like the All Blacks, except when they beat the Springboks.   
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 01, 2020, 05:35:00 pm
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 01, 2020, 05:47:36 pm
For myself and all the other Rossie fans.. @TheBear

https://www.facebook.com/CRASH.NET.MOTOGP/photos/pb.143952490215.-2207520000../10156707357755216/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 01, 2020, 06:46:37 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 

Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

Bear, I am worried about the company seeking your company. :pot:

Han Solo should just ask this; "Where is Biaggi, Stoner, Capirossi, Edwards, Roberts, Lorenzo, Gibernau............all riders Rossi preceded, and outlasted.

Rossi is one of the greatest, and it is no coincidence you associate him with Yamaha. :deal: :thumleft: :drif: :drif: ;)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on April 01, 2020, 07:44:27 pm
No matter who you think is best ........................ we all want the old man to win.

That will be special, any other result is par-for-the-course, not so?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 01, 2020, 07:49:04 pm
No matter who you think is best ........................ we all want the old man to win.

That will be special, any other result is par-for-the-course, not so?

One last win would be nice indeed!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 01, 2020, 08:38:34 pm
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Sjoe!  You almost broke my little giallo heart when I noted you had excluded me. 

Just one thing.  Is there anything other than a Rossi fan and if so, who would they be a fan of?  Donald Duck?  Minnie Mouse?

Bear, I am worried about the company seeking your company. :pot:

Han Solo should just ask this; "Where is Biaggi, Stoner, Capirossi, Edwards, Roberts, Lorenzo, Gibernau............all riders Rossi preceded, and outlasted.

Rossi is one of the greatest, and it is no coincidence you associate him with Yamaha. :deal: :thumleft: :drif: :drif: ;)

There is a bloody lock down Danie.  One cannot be too choosy about the company you keep so anyone who talks to me, is considered my BFF!   :lol8:

Apart from being a huge Rossi fan, I am also a huge Yamaha fan.  Rossi and Yamaha go together like skaaptjops and braaibroodjies.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 01, 2020, 08:40:16 pm
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on April 02, 2020, 08:39:15 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 02, 2020, 08:49:51 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that? 

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on April 02, 2020, 09:04:29 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 02, 2020, 09:14:48 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.

The team Dr. would be involved with medical stuff I think.  I doubt he would be involved in what they eat.  You can also eat in a top notch restaurant and still get a piece of meat that was doped up with growth hormones.  You and I regularly eat meat at well known restaurants without knowing whether the meat was free range, or doped up on growth hormone.  It happens.

I don't know whether they eat all their meals with the team.  I doubt that.  There could be a meal with a sponsor, or something like that, but I can't be sure about that.  To me, it seems that there can be reasonable doubt and ifthat actually does exist, a ban that effectively ends his career is, I think, harsh.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on April 02, 2020, 09:17:49 am
Especially for the more positive WD's: @OomD @dirtyXT @Cracker @Bundu @Fudge @ktmmer @Offside @JonW @JustBendIt + you know who you are.

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edit: add @TheBear (& he's a Rossi fan - hahaha).

Tx. Solo  :thumleft:

Well, I tried that but there's a problem. Seems my email has already been used. It is very possible that I registered before for their free trial ............ I can't remember  :peepwall: :imaposer:

Unyil I get it sorted, I'll have to go back to Jou Ma for my jollies .................  :biggrin:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on April 02, 2020, 09:20:37 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.

The team Dr. would be involved with medical stuff I think.  I doubt he would be involved in what they eat.  You can also eat in a top notch restaurant and still get a piece of meat that was doped up with growth hormones.  You and I regularly eat meat at well known restaurants without knowing whether the meat was free range, or doped up on growth hormone.  It happens.

I don't know whether they eat all their meals with the team.  I doubt that.  There could be a meal with a sponsor, or something like that, but I can't be sure about that.  To me, it seems that there can be reasonable doubt and ifthat actually does exist, a ban that effectively ends his career is, I think, harsh.

Surely if they give an animal a hormone it gets used by the same animal before it's killed, meaning there's none left for you and I to eat. I have no clue but this would be the logical way of doing things. Maybe bad farming practice kills animals woth hormones still in them .............. ??
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 02, 2020, 09:26:05 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.

The team Dr. would be involved with medical stuff I think.  I doubt he would be involved in what they eat.  You can also eat in a top notch restaurant and still get a piece of meat that was doped up with growth hormones.  You and I regularly eat meat at well known restaurants without knowing whether the meat was free range, or doped up on growth hormone.  It happens.

I don't know whether they eat all their meals with the team.  I doubt that.  There could be a meal with a sponsor, or something like that, but I can't be sure about that.  To me, it seems that there can be reasonable doubt and ifthat actually does exist, a ban that effectively ends his career is, I think, harsh.

Surely if they give an animal a hormone it gets used by the same animal before it's killed, meaning there's none left for you and I to eat. I have no clue but this would be the logical way of doing things. Maybe bad farming practice kills animals woth hormones still in them .............. ??

I am no expert, but my understanding is that we do digest levels of these hormones when we eat or drink product containing them.  While harmless to us, it seems that it can lead to positive tests, depending on the levels.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 03, 2020, 01:54:12 pm
While following the Iannone situation, I read a bit on drug testing and found some interesting things. 

The first is that the method of drug testing had developed to a level where it can detect minuscule amounts of a substance in a urine test.  So small, that the drug testing authorities are considering reworking their lists to state maximum levels, rather than zero levels.  Apparently, the drug Iannone tested positive for is used as a growth booster in cattle in many countries, including South Africa.  It is legal and acceptable.  It is said that a large number of people who regularly eat beef in any of these countries, would fail the same test Iannone did.  Very interesting is that some vegetables contains the ingredient naturally.  Scoffing down a can of baked beans, for instance would, apart from the side effect we all know and smell so well, also give a positive test if the modern day testing methods are followed. 

Back to Iannone.  The above, purely for interest sake, not an attempt to say Iannone is guilty, or not guilty.   His 18 month ban, is effectively a 24 months or more ban, since 18 months will take him to after the 8th event of 2021.  His current contract with Aprilia expires at the end of 2020 and he does  not have a contract for 2021.  I cannot see a team give him a contract knowing he will miss all winter testing for the 2021 season as well as first 8 races of 2021.  Effectively, he is out till start of the 2022 season and that could well mean, forever.

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 03, 2020, 07:18:48 pm
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.

The team Dr. would be involved with medical stuff I think.  I doubt he would be involved in what they eat.  You can also eat in a top notch restaurant and still get a piece of meat that was doped up with growth hormones.  You and I regularly eat meat at well known restaurants without knowing whether the meat was free range, or doped up on growth hormone.  It happens.

I don't know whether they eat all their meals with the team.  I doubt that.  There could be a meal with a sponsor, or something like that, but I can't be sure about that.  To me, it seems that there can be reasonable doubt and ifthat actually does exist, a ban that effectively ends his career is, I think, harsh.

Surely if they give an animal a hormone it gets used by the same animal before it's killed, meaning there's none left for you and I to eat. I have no clue but this would be the logical way of doing things. Maybe bad farming practice kills animals woth hormones still in them .............. ??

I am no expert, but my understanding is that we do digest levels of these hormones when we eat or drink product containing them.  While harmless to us, it seems that it can lead to positive tests, depending on the levels.

So, why don't we perform like these athletes then? :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 04, 2020, 08:55:11 am
Iannone has an 18 month ban. Could just be a six month ban with Covid depending on if and when the 2020 season get going. I wonder if this also bans him from the playstation races? :o

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Iannonehanded18-monthsuspension&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR1EyASyaSDOAUN1QL_ytPrbdl5ViZQYr0s0gOKYeuSWIlR4RJqfdQqVydo

A tad harsh, I think.  Hopefully his appeal to CAS will be successful.
Hmmm... if indeed he was doping himself to gain an advantage then it is nowhere near harsh enough. That being said, if he accidentally ingested it, through some food or unrelated meds or whatever then it should serve as a warning to be less ignorant of what he consumes. They all know the rules.

Well, it is questionable whether they do know all the rules.  The list of banned substances is longer than my arm and how the heck do you even know what is in the food you eat? If he did digest it from doped up meat eaten in a restaurant during a race week in the East, how would a person check that?
They wouldn't have to know the list of substances, isn't that what the team doctor is for? And, if you're competing it is risky eating at a restaurant with food of unknown quality. I mean he could simply get the runs too, I'm sure they screen for these things? If they don't then their ignorance sort of deserves a wake-up call. Do they even eat at restaurant (in competition weeks)? Is the food not prepared for the team, ala F1?

I see his explanation is that it is due to contaminated food ingestion, and CAS is leaning towards believing him.

The team Dr. would be involved with medical stuff I think.  I doubt he would be involved in what they eat.  You can also eat in a top notch restaurant and still get a piece of meat that was doped up with growth hormones.  You and I regularly eat meat at well known restaurants without knowing whether the meat was free range, or doped up on growth hormone.  It happens.

I don't know whether they eat all their meals with the team.  I doubt that.  There could be a meal with a sponsor, or something like that, but I can't be sure about that.  To me, it seems that there can be reasonable doubt and ifthat actually does exist, a ban that effectively ends his career is, I think, harsh.

Surely if they give an animal a hormone it gets used by the same animal before it's killed, meaning there's none left for you and I to eat. I have no clue but this would be the logical way of doing things. Maybe bad farming practice kills animals woth hormones still in them .............. ??

I am no expert, but my understanding is that we do digest levels of these hormones when we eat or drink product containing them.  While harmless to us, it seems that it can lead to positive tests, depending on the levels.

So, why don't we perform like these athletes then? :ricky:

In my case, apart from talent, I may be a tad .. uhm ... er ... ahum ... on the heavy side.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 04, 2020, 08:56:11 am
All day bike racing, like classic MotoGP races on channel 208.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: RobD on April 05, 2020, 05:15:03 pm
All day bike racing, like classic MotoGP races on channel 208.

Just watching Haga in his prime....... what a legend #41 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: RobD on April 05, 2020, 05:30:13 pm
All day bike racing, like classic MotoGP races on channel 208.


Just watching Haga in his prime....... what a legend #41 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


Ag FOK!!!!! Sory manne ... internet is slow and doesn't show that it was posted... >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 05, 2020, 06:39:56 pm
All day bike racing, like classic MotoGP races on channel 208.

Just watching Haga in his prime....... what a legend #41 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

"Nitro Nori" :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: RobD on April 05, 2020, 06:42:13 pm
All day bike racing, like classic MotoGP races on channel 208.

Just watching Haga in his prime....... what a legend #41 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

"Nitro Nori" :thumleft: :thumleft:

Absolutely Dan!!!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 06, 2020, 08:16:29 am
I enjoyed the race at Phakisa. :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 07, 2020, 09:00:13 am
In an attempt the save on costs, there will be a freeze on bike development till the start of the 2022 session.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/937675/1/motogp-development-frozen-until-2022
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 09, 2020, 10:29:13 am
Next virtual MotoGP race this Sunday, 12 April at 15:00, probably 17:00 our time again.  Ten riders this time.

MarquezM
MarquesA
Maverick
Rossi
Quartararo
Petrucci
Bagniaia
Nakagami
Luthi
Dovi




Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 14, 2020, 02:57:34 pm
Red Bull RIng Virtual Results:

1. Pecco
2. Maverick
3. AM

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 18, 2020, 07:24:33 pm
Read this on a couple of facebook posts including Ride Fast magazine. I don't know how true its but as they say if its on the interwebs it must be true  :spitcoffee: :lol8:

MotoGP is preparing for races behind closed doors, with the first one being the Austria GP at the Red Bull Ring.

No media will be allowed, or spectators. The teams will have a barebones crew and it will be broadcast on TV as normal!
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Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on April 19, 2020, 11:12:23 am
Read this on a couple of facebook posts including Ride Fast magazine. I don't know how true its but as they say if its on the interwebs it must be true  :spitcoffee: :lol8:

MotoGP is preparing for races behind closed doors, with the first one being the Austria GP at the Red Bull Ring.

No media will be allowed, or spectators. The teams will have a barebones crew and it will be broadcast on TV as normal!
Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature
That'll be awesome, just to see some racing. 'm convinced most riders are itching to get going as well.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 20, 2020, 09:08:27 am
Read this on a couple of facebook posts including Ride Fast magazine. I don't know how true its but as they say if its on the interwebs it must be true  :spitcoffee: :lol8:

MotoGP is preparing for races behind closed doors, with the first one being the Austria GP at the Red Bull Ring.

No media will be allowed, or spectators. The teams will have a barebones crew and it will be broadcast on TV as normal!
Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature

True.  The possibility is being investigated.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 20, 2020, 07:45:56 pm
Brads Parrot. The most frustrating video to watch with dogs barking and internet fails but still worth it.

https://www.facebook.com/donovan.fourie/videos/10157953655971226/
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on April 20, 2020, 08:54:04 pm
Brads Parrot. The most frustrating video to watch with dogs barking and internet fails but still worth it. Brad is so relaxed and gives a proper honest interview. Lots of insights into the motogp world.

https://www.facebook.com/donovan.fourie/videos/10157953655971226/


https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/videos/717263802346484/
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: JonW on April 23, 2020, 05:23:37 pm
Rossi moving to Aprilia in 2021?

Real or a belated April Fools joke?

Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on April 23, 2020, 06:08:23 pm
Rossi moving to Aprilia in 2021?

Real or a belated April Fools joke?


Would be great, I think! A real make or break for Rossi and Aprilia both.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 27, 2020, 10:08:15 am
This rumour had been touring around somewhat.  Currently, I cannot find anything that confirms that a deal was signed.  Remember, he does have the option of a factory spec Yamaha in Petronas colours next year.  My wild guess is that Yamaha, Petronas and Rossi are in talks to create the Petronas VR46 team, with Rossi as a rider for 2021 and thereafter team manager.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on April 27, 2020, 12:22:24 pm
Don'y forget the Mafia  8)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 27, 2020, 12:49:52 pm
Don'y forget the Mafia  8)

Spanish mafia?
Italian mafia?
American mafia?
Stellenbosch boere mafia?
Japanese Samurai mafia?
BMW riders club mafia?
Be specific man!    ;) :biggrin:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 28, 2020, 08:09:38 am
Virtual GP this Sunday.  Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 29, 2020, 02:04:30 pm
Don'y forget the Mafia  8)

Spanish mafia?
Italian mafia?
American mafia?
Stellenbosch boere mafia?
Japanese Samurai mafia?
BMW riders club mafia?
Be specific man!    ;) :biggrin:

Ons hou ons nie op met speletjies nie.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on April 29, 2020, 02:21:32 pm
Don'y forget the Mafia  8)

Spanish mafia?
Italian mafia?
American mafia?
Stellenbosch boere mafia?
Japanese Samurai mafia?
BMW riders club mafia?
Be specific man!    ;) :biggrin:

Ons hou ons nie op met speletjies nie.

Inderdaad!  So besig om die ANC sleg te sê deesdae, julle kry nie meer kans om BMW sleg te sê, geld te maak, of skelmpies in vakansiehuise aan te hou nie.   :lol8:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 03, 2020, 06:52:33 pm
1. Vinales
2. AM73
3. Pecca

Same three on podium.  Different order.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on May 08, 2020, 07:51:32 am
Looks like could be JEREZ IN JULY!  X2

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/05/07/proposal-made-to-hold-two-grands-prix-at-jerez/330264?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=seasonbreak_spanishGParticle_en&utm_campaign=Traffic&j=255177&sfmc_sub=36808727&l=97_HTML&u=18851473&mid=100010274&jb=869
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on May 08, 2020, 08:33:34 am
Anything, anything! Please just get racing already.  :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: Cracker on May 08, 2020, 08:42:44 am
2 at the same place seems a bit iffy but I suppose they gotta chase the money as well. It's a bit bigger than a few midgets swinging handbags on fast bikes.

Like you, OomD, I'll accept anything. It is, after all, just about entertainment for the rest of us ......................  :thumleft:
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: OomD on May 08, 2020, 09:09:33 am
A month old already, but still nice to keep reading news about him.

https://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/RacingNews/my-dads-been-making-me-take-out-the-garbage-how-brad-binder-is-making-the-most-of-lockdown-20200407
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 08, 2020, 10:33:15 am
2 at the same place seems a bit iffy but I suppose they gotta chase the money as well. It's a bit bigger than a few midgets swinging handbags on fast bikes.

Like you, OomD, I'll accept anything. It is, after all, just about entertainment for the rest of us ......................  :thumleft:

Janee!  Get them racing do we have something to watch and get excited about.  If that means two races a week apart on Jerez, so be it.  Heck, I am reaching a point where them racing around the parking lot of a shopping center will be okay! 
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 09, 2020, 05:44:33 pm
Seems a done deal, however still to be officially confirmed.

Petronas Yamaha rider for 2021:

VR46 and Franco Morbidelli

Apparantly VR46 will have an option to sign for 2022 as well.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 18, 2020, 08:29:21 am
Wow!  Virtual race from Misano was a good one.

AM73 nailing MM93 in th elast corner to take the win.  MM93 2nd and VR46 3rd after FQ crashed on the last lap.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 27, 2020, 04:14:07 pm
Jack Miller confirmed for Ducati Factory in 2021.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: blockheadxl650v on May 27, 2020, 04:18:19 pm
is he replacing Petrucci or Dovi. Must be Petrucci.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 27, 2020, 05:05:11 pm
is he replacing Petrucci or Dovi. Must be Petrucci.

Petrucci.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2020
Post by: TheBear on May 28, 2020, 08:24:57 am
Virtual racing from the UK this Sunday.  All three classes.  MotoGP will feature a wildcard in JL99.

Meanwhile, back on the 4-wheeled side of the ranch, a driver hires a ringer to race an e-sport race for him!   :patch:

 https://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/29222650/fe-driver-abt-sacked-audi-esports-cheating