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MotoGP 2018.
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:51:20 pm »
The confirmed teams for 2018:

Aprilia Racing Gresini:  A.Espargaro / S. Redding - Aprilia RS-GP
Ducati Factory:  A. Dovizioso / Jorge Lorenzo - Desmosedici GP 18
Ducati Octo Pramac: D. Petrucci - Desmosedici GP 18 / J. Miller - Desmosedici GP 17
Ducati Reale Avintia: E. Rabat - Desmosidici GP17 / X. Simeon - Desmosidici GP 16
Ducati Pull and Bear Aspar:  A. Bautista - Desmosidici GP 17 / K. Abraham - Desmosidici GP 16
Honda Repsol: D. Pedrosa / M. Marquez - RCV213V
Honda EG Marc VDS:  T. Luthi / F. Morbidelli - RCV213V
Honda LCR Idemitsu: T. Nakagami - RCV213V
(First time for some years that LCR will field two bikes)
Honda LCR Castrol: C. Crutchlow - RCV213V
KTM Red Bull Factory: B. Smith / P. Espargaro - KTM RC16
(Special permission granted by MotoGP for M.Kallio to participate as wildcard 5 times during the season)
Suzuki Ecstar: A. Iannone / A. Rins - GSX-RR
Yamaha Movistar:  V. Rossi / M.Vinales - YZR-M1
Yamaha Monster Tech 3:  J.Zarco / J. Folger - YZR - M1

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 02:06:56 pm »
I just cannot wait for the show to start again - I hope the Aprilia and KTM boys do well next season....We know the Dogs, Ducs and Yams will be the rabbits being chased again  :laughing4:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 02:11:10 pm »
Jip.  I am a tad fanatical about supporting Yamaha, but have a pretty big soft spot for KTM and Aprilia.  Hopefully we will see them kick a big brand arse once or twice this coming season. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 09:29:39 am »
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 09:35:23 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 04:01:58 pm »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:


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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 08:33:52 am »
Half of the field will be Ducati's !  :biggrin:
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 10:20:40 am »
Half of the field will be Ducati's !  :biggrin:

Yep.  Ducati is way more amicable to selling bikes to independent riders.  Yamaha won't and Honda will only sell 2. 
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:21:50 am »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:

First choice:  Give your tickets to Bear.
Second choice:  No idea.  I think at Assen, anywhere will be great.





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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 10:43:02 am »
Ossebruken gets my vote.

Will be amazing at the start.
Thereafter should see some great braking and acceleration moves. But will probably be wet though.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 12:43:42 pm »
Ossebruken gets my vote.

Will be amazing at the start.
Thereafter should see some great braking and acceleration moves. But will probably be wet though.

Ossenbruken, or Stekkenwal, with a view of the chicane before the finish straight, if at all possible.  . 
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 12:51:10 pm »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:

Ossebroeken would be my choice.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 02:11:22 pm »
... where should I go??
1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Ossebroeken Grandstand would be my choice.  :thumleft:

At the other two the bikes is probably going to pass at Mach 2, at least here they have to slow down, turn, turn again and then accelerate.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 06:53:26 pm »
Anywhere,the opportunity to see these missiles in action  :drif: GO YAMAHA!!!!!!!
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 11:19:33 am »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:

Hey Etienne you lucky bugger you ... you will enjoy it and yes watch out for the rain ... how do you know it will rain at Assen ... if it's not raining it will rain  >:D

When I went there we set at the end of the start / finish straight ... it's great because you get to see the start and also you see all of the action into turn 1, 2, 3, 4 and the hairpin

Enjoy  :thumleft:

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 11:51:44 am »
mmmmm Neither actually .... Try and get onto Geert Timmer stand, it was very cool :thumleft:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 01:22:40 pm »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:

Hey Etienne you lucky bugger you ... you will enjoy it and yes watch out for the rain ... how do you know it will rain at Assen ... if it's not raining it will rain  >:D

When I went there we set at the end of the start / finish straight ... it's great because you get to see the start and also you see all of the action into turn 1, 2, 3, 4 and the hairpin

Enjoy  :thumleft:

Hey there bud, awesome, it sounds like you were in Struben Turbine, would have loved to be able to get tickets there, but alas, I am stuck with the three options I mentioned!
Will be prepared for rain, as it ALWAYS seem to rain with the Assen Race  :ricky:


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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2018, 01:24:03 pm »
mmmmm Neither actually .... Try and get onto Geert Timmer stand, it was very cool :thumleft:

That would have been first prize for sure, but I got the Ossebroeken Grandstand tickets, still pretty chuffed....

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2018, 02:46:36 pm »
mmmmm Neither actually .... Try and get onto Geert Timmer stand, it was very cool :thumleft:

That would have been first prize for sure, but I got the Ossebroeken Grandstand tickets, still pretty chuffed....

 :deal:

As you should! You will have fun...... Enjoy!!!!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: