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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2017, 09:44:32 am »
I missed the races. What was the results please?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #141 on: April 10, 2017, 09:51:00 am »
So you're not a fan of the Honda that was on the podium? C'mon Cal!!  :ricky:


I was actually thinking they should drop the GP bike :)
Maybe an indication of how the development is going down hill?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #143 on: April 10, 2017, 10:07:21 am »
The more power an engine makes, the better the chassis has to be to cope. KTM is at the point where their chassis' are struggling a bit with the monster top end.

Their factory is too close to Ducati's. :imaposer:
KTM will soon learn that the MotoGP is not Dakar, here you do not come and enter a bike first year and run away with all trophy's.

Unless you are Yamaha.

Everbody that has ridden a bike knows that it will take some time to start having good results in Moto Gp! At least they were 4th and 5th in the Moto 3 and 2nd in Moto 2. I did not notive any Jamahas their , and maybe that is the reason they are doing so well in Moto Gp....because obviously they just have to concentrate on 1 class. 
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #144 on: April 10, 2017, 10:50:59 am »
So you're not a fan of the Honda that was on the podium? C'mon Cal!!  :ricky:


I was actually thinking they should drop the GP bike :)
Maybe an indication of how the development is going down hill?

I don't think the Honda is that bad, Marc went like stink before he lost it. It's probably just an issue with front end feel as both seemed to lose the front without any warning.
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« Reply #145 on: April 10, 2017, 12:28:46 pm »
Strange that the KTM's were so different in top speed?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2017, 12:35:42 pm »
What is the issue with the Ducati frame, they finished 3rd and 4th. Not bad at all ?
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« Reply #147 on: April 10, 2017, 07:37:00 pm »
Nice start for Yamaha and- and expecting good stuff from Zarco -  looks pretty consistent just need to save that rear tyre
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #148 on: April 10, 2017, 08:35:52 pm »
What is the issue with the Ducati frame, they finished 3rd and 4th. Not bad at all ?

No, Alvaro Bautista was 4th on a Duke, Cal Crutchlow 3rd on a Honda.

The weak and slow Yamaha's could only manage 1st and 2nd. :eek7:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #149 on: April 10, 2017, 08:37:38 pm »
The more power an engine makes, the better the chassis has to be to cope. KTM is at the point where their chassis' are struggling a bit with the monster top end.

Their factory is too close to Ducati's. :imaposer:
KTM will soon learn that the MotoGP is not Dakar, here you do not come and enter a bike first year and run away with all trophy's.

Unless you are Yamaha.

Everbody that has ridden a bike knows that it will take some time to start having good results in Moto Gp! At least they were 4th and 5th in the Moto 3 and 2nd in Moto 2. I did not notive any Jamahas their , and maybe that is the reason they are doing so well in Moto Gp....because obviously they just have to concentrate on 1 class.

Yet KTM could go into Dakar and rule from start till now? OK, MotoGP is much more refined and difficult.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #150 on: April 13, 2017, 11:31:07 am »
What is the issue with the Ducati frame, they finished 3rd and 4th. Not bad at all ?

No, Alvaro Bautista was 4th on a Duke, Cal Crutchlow 3rd on a Honda.

The weak and slow Yamaha's could only manage 1st and 2nd. :eek7:

The irony is that Bautista was on the 2016 Duke....way out performing the new factory 2017 Dukes.....must be some tension in their garage for sure.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #151 on: April 13, 2017, 05:19:21 pm »
What is the issue with the Ducati frame, they finished 3rd and 4th. Not bad at all ?

No, Alvaro Bautista was 4th on a Duke, Cal Crutchlow 3rd on a Honda.

The weak and slow Yamaha's could only manage 1st and 2nd. :eek7:

The irony is that Bautista was on the 2016 Duke....way out performing the new factory 2017 Dukes.....must be some tension in their garage for sure.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #152 on: April 14, 2017, 08:12:46 am »
Very happy for Vinales.

I like him a lot. He even has a "real" girlfriend.

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/vinales-perfect-start-to-2017-difficult-to-believe-892371/
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #153 on: April 14, 2017, 07:12:37 pm »
Very happy for Vinales.

I like him a lot. He even has a "real" girlfriend.

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/vinales-perfect-start-to-2017-difficult-to-believe-892371/

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #154 on: April 26, 2017, 09:15:07 am »
What is the issue with the Ducati frame, they finished 3rd and 4th. Not bad at all ?

No, Alvaro Bautista was 4th on a Duke, Cal Crutchlow 3rd on a Honda.

The weak and slow Yamaha's could only manage 1st and 2nd. :eek7:

The irony is that Bautista was on the 2016 Duke....way out performing the new factory 2017 Dukes.....must be some tension in their garage for sure.

Did you see Lorenzo's face after his 1st lap crash on Sunday? :imaposer: Looked like a smallmouth bass.

Did you see how he threw the poor bike down in the kitty litter?   :imaposer:

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #155 on: April 26, 2017, 09:20:05 am »
I do not know why Rossi was given the penalty. Did not seem he was at fault at all. I happen to like Zargo.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #156 on: April 26, 2017, 09:28:22 am »
I do not know why Rossi was given the penalty. Did not seem he was at fault at all. I happen to like Zargo.
I also thought it was unfair but Rossi is a wily old Fox and I bet you he knew what to do even before the Incident. That Guy is so cunning they should consider giving him a small Penalty before every Race, just in case.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #157 on: April 26, 2017, 09:31:38 am »
I do not know why Rossi was given the penalty. Did not seem he was at fault at all. I happen to like Zargo.
I also thought it was unfair but Rossi is a wily old Fox and I bet you he knew what to do even before the Incident. That Guy is so cunning they should consider giving him a small Penalty before every Race, just in case.
He is very cunning but it seems he was suprized by the rider on his inside. He has no mirror to see Zargo gaining on him.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #158 on: April 26, 2017, 09:46:01 am »
3rd Race of the season and we still have not seen the Vinales & Marques fight. It's coming though...  :3some:
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #159 on: April 26, 2017, 11:29:49 am »
I do not know why Rossi was given the penalty. Did not seem he was at fault at all. I happen to like Zargo.

Chris, I think Rossi knew exactly what he was doing. Zarco was on his inside, how the hell could he not see him? Does qualifying ring a bell with Vinales?
The penalty was actually for the time he gained on Marques and nothing to do with the Zarco incident
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