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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #160 on: March 24, 2016, 01:23:27 pm »
I think Bus is saying that VR46 is the uber poephol...clearly not a fan like me...  ;)

It is indeed what Bus is saying.  Some follow MotoGP for the excitement, adrenalin, fun.  Others to look at poephols.  Who am I to judge?   :lol8:
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #161 on: March 24, 2016, 01:29:46 pm »
Hey guys lets not fall of the bus here Rossi still the best.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #162 on: March 24, 2016, 02:12:01 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2016, 02:12:39 pm »
I think Bus is saying that VR46 is the uber poephol...clearly not a fan like me...  ;)

It is indeed what Bus is saying.  Some follow MotoGP for the excitement, adrenalin, fun.  Others to look at poephols.  Who am I to judge?   :lol8:

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2016, 02:15:14 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?


They are going for the massive revenue stream he creates. I am a Rossi fan but day for day I think that wanker #99 is faster.....
 

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2016, 03:00:51 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?


They are going for the massive revenue stream he creates. I am a Rossi fan but day for day I think that wanker #99 is faster.....

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2016, 03:13:23 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?

Well I think it does wonders for Yamaha to have Rossi onboard. Yes he definitely is not at the top of his game anymore but has a lot of fans!
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2016, 03:22:02 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?

Well I think it does wonders for Yamaha to have Rossi onboard. Yes he definitely is not at the top of his game anymore but has a lot of fans!
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #168 on: March 24, 2016, 07:07:20 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?

Well I think it does wonders for Yamaha to have Rossi onboard. Yes he definitely is not at the top of his game anymore but has a lot of fans!

Yamaha signed him quickly because it does wonders for them, for sure.

He may not be at the top of his "personal" game, but he is certainly still amongst the top.

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That alone would be good enough for most.  He may well not be head and shoulders above the rest anymore, but it could be that they came up to him, rather than him dropping.  

Any manufacturer would give their eye teeth to have a rider who can still be 2nd in the championship and have 4 or 5 times more fans than anyone else.
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #169 on: March 26, 2016, 05:20:58 pm »
I have always been a Rossi fan but I reckon his best years have passed, do Yamaha really think he has what it takes to win another title ? Are they going for the best rider vs the more popular ?

Well I think it does wonders for Yamaha to have Rossi onboard. Yes he definitely is not at the top of his game anymore but has a lot of fans!

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #170 on: March 28, 2016, 07:07:30 pm »
New technical rules:

Winglet ban for Moto2, effective immediately.
Winglet ban for Moto3 effective 1 Jan 2017.
Winglet ban for MotoGP, no news.

The bloody wings on JL99's Yamaha this year will have a 747 develop wing envy! 
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2016, 07:48:29 pm »
New technical rules:

Winglet ban for Moto2, effective immediately.
Winglet ban for Moto3 effective 1 Jan 2017.
Winglet ban for MotoGP, no news.

The bloody wings on JL99's Yamaha this year will have a 747 develop wing envy! 


Cost Yamaha too much parking it at an airport.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #172 on: March 28, 2016, 08:09:46 pm »
New technical rules:

Winglet ban for Moto2, effective immediately.
Winglet ban for Moto3 effective 1 Jan 2017.
Winglet ban for MotoGP, no news.

The bloody wings on JL99's Yamaha this year will have a 747 develop wing envy!  


Cost Yamaha too much parking it at an airport.

Ja, but they save a fortune in DHL costs as the thing could fly to Argentina by itself!

I must say, I am not sure I like these "winglets".

Seems Yamaha are now a proud supporter of Pooratech!?   :eek7:

  
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #173 on: April 01, 2016, 04:14:34 pm »
Argenitina.

Free Practise 1:

1.   Andrea Dovizioso      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 43.684s    [Lap 14/14]   323km/h (Top Speed)
2.   Marc Marquez      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 43.778s +0.094s   [14/16]   314km/h
3.   Yonny Hernandez      COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 44.027s +0.343s   [16/16]   318km/h
4.   Maverick Viņales      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 44.113s +0.429s   [17/17]   317km/h
5.   Aleix Espargaro      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 44.128s +0.444s   [16/16]   313km/h
6.   Bus' Favourite Arsehole   ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 44.181s +0.497s   [13/13]   319km/h
7.   Dani Pedrosa      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 44.231s +0.547s   [13/14]   315km/h
8.   Jack Miller      AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)      1m 44.244s +0.560s   [16/20]   310km/h
9.   Bradley Smith      GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 44.275s +0.591s   [16/16]   316km/h
10.   Scott Redding      GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)      1m 44.293s +0.609s   [18/19]   319km/h
11.   Hector Barbera      ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 44.455s +0.771s   [17/17]   316km/h
12.   Jorge Lorenzo      ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 44.742s +1.058s   [12/13]   316km/h
13.   Loris Baz      FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 45.080s +1.396s   [18/18]   310km/h
14.   Eugene Laverty      IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 45.294s +1.610s   [15/15]   311km/h
15.   Alvaro Bautista      ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 45.447s +1.763s   [17/17]   309km/h
16.   Stefan Bradl      GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 45.519s +1.835s   [18/18]   307km/h
17.   Pol Espargaro      ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 45.590s +1.906s   [18/18]   315km/h
18.   Andrea Iannone      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 45.792s +2.108s   [10/17]   326km/h
19.   Tito Rabat      ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*      1m 45.876s +2.192s   [22/22]   310km/h
20.   Cal Crutchlow      GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)      1m 46.086s +2.402s   [6/11]   310km/h

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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #174 on: April 01, 2016, 04:25:52 pm »
Hey Bear, young Vale ain't gonna be happy with that one  :imaposer:
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #175 on: April 01, 2016, 07:07:39 pm »
Hey Bear, young Vale ain't gonna be happy with that one  :imaposer:

I won't tell him if you won't!   :lol8:
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #176 on: April 01, 2016, 09:01:03 pm »
Jinne!  Yamaha struggling something terrible!


1.   Marc Marquez      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 41.579s    [Lap 15/16]   317km/h (Top Speed)
2.   Dani Pedrosa      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 41.604s +0.025s   [15/16]   315km/h
3.   Maverick Viņales      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 42.047s +0.468s   [11/15]   316km/h
4.   Jack Miller      AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)      1m 42.375s +0.796s   [14/17]   313km/h
5.   Cal Crutchlow      GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)      1m 42.451s +0.872s   [17/18]   315km/h
6.   Scott Redding      GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)      1m 42.458s +0.879s   [16/18]   318km/h
7.   Valentino Rossi      ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 42.565s +0.986s   [18/19]   317km/h
8.   Aleix Espargaro      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 42.576s +0.997s   [12/12]   314km/h
9.   Bradley Smith      GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 42.595s +1.016s   [17/18]   317km/h
10.   Andrea Dovizioso      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 42.635s +1.056s   [14/18]   323km/h
11.   Hector Barbera      ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 42.664s +1.085s   [14/16]   319km/h
12.   Eugene Laverty      IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 42.724s +1.145s   [14/14]   318km/h
13.   Pol Espargaro      ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 42.774s +1.195s   [12/16]   317km/h
14.   Jorge Lorenzo      ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 42.819s +1.240s   [10/14]   318km/h
15.   Andrea Iannone      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 42.953s +1.374s   [18/19]   325km/h
16.   Loris Baz      FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 43.054s +1.475s   [17/18]   313km/h
17.   Yonny Hernandez      COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 43.242s +1.663s   [11/13]   319km/h
18.   Tito Rabat      ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*      1m 43.538s +1.959s   [10/18]   312km/h
19.   Alvaro Bautista      ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 43.800s +2.221s   [18/18]   311km/h
20.   Stefan Bradl      GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 43.892s +2.313s   [11/17]  308km/h
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #177 on: April 02, 2016, 07:56:32 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #178 on: April 02, 2016, 10:28:16 am »
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Check Yammie win this one too!

I would not be surprised and I would love that to happen, but there is no doubt that they were struggling in FP 1 and FP 2.  Seems the Yamaha teams cannot come to grips with the tyres on this track where Michelin has not yet tested.  The Tech3 Yamaha team described it as riding one eggs.
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Re: MotoGP 2016.
« Reply #179 on: April 02, 2016, 04:17:28 pm »
1.   Marc Marquez      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 40.368s    [Lap 13/18]   319km/h (Top Speed)
2.   Jorge Lorenzo      ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 40.392s +0.024s   [15/18]   323km/h
3.   Andrea Iannone      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 40.741s +0.373s   [19/21]   330km/h
4.   Hector Barbera      ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 40.766s +0.398s   [17/17]   321km/h
5.   Maverick Viņales      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 40.796s +0.428s   [15/18]   323km/h
6.   Dani Pedrosa      ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)      1m 40.807s +0.439s   [16/18]   321km/h
7.   Aleix Espargaro      ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)      1m 40.893s +0.525s   [15/17]   319km/h
8.   Cal Crutchlow      GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)      1m 40.929s +0.561s   [16/18]   320km/h
9.   Andrea Dovizioso      ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)      1m 41.040s +0.672s   [14/18]   328km/h
10.   Valentino Rossi      ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)      1m 41.101s +0.733s   [18/20]   322km/h

11.   Jack Miller      AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)      1m 41.145s +0.777s   [16/18]   318km/h
12.   Pol Espargaro      ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 41.171s +0.803s   [20/20]   321km/h
13.   Bradley Smith      GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)      1m 41.246s +0.878s   [20/20]   322km/h
14.   Loris Baz      FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 41.359s +0.991s   [16/18]   318km/h
15.   Michele Pirro      ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)      1m 41.379s +1.011s   [14/18]   321km/h
16.   Alvaro Bautista      ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 41.679s +1.311s   [17/20]   318km/h
17.   Scott Redding      GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)      1m 41.726s +1.358s   [15/17]   322km/h
18.   Tito Rabat      ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*      1m 41.798s +1.430s   [18/22]   318km/h
19.   Stefan Bradl      GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)      1m 41.909s +1.541s   [19/20]   314km/h
20.   Yonny Hernandez      COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 41.924s +1.556s   [16/17]   321km/h
21.   Eugene Laverty      IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)      1m 42.106s +1.738s   
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