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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #340 on: June 28, 2017, 07:01:09 pm »

The interesting bit, for me anyway, is that Franco Morbidelli is a member of the VR46 Academy and as such, he will be the first rider from the VR46 Academy, to make it into Moto2 MotoGP, with the owner of the academy still racing.  A true situation of master versus student.

Corrected.

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« Reply #341 on: June 28, 2017, 07:07:10 pm »
Thank you TheBear,  a few more questions if you dont mind:

Yes I know Jack Miller is the rider, I actually thought the old bearded man that is always with Jack Miller name is also Jack,  I think he is the owner of VDS Racing??
I still don't understand how VDS Racing would benefit from spending all that money,  what product are they advertising, nothing??

My other question is: when does a rider qualify to move up from Moto3 to Moto2 and again on to MotoGP?

Team owner is Marc van der Straten.
Like Bud500 said, advertising beer.   Estrella Galicia who also sponsors a Moto3 team, some soccer teams, car racing teams, etc. and no qualification requirements.
We often have a situation where a rider is sponsored by a different sponsor to the team.  This was the case with Jack Miller.  Estrella Galica sponsors te team, but HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) sponsored Jack Miller's salary and a race bike.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #342 on: June 28, 2017, 07:09:40 pm »
I am sure there must be some sort of rule or something other wise there would be 60riders in MotoGP ( sponsors permitting )

There is no rule.  The MotoGP rules allow for 13 two bike teams, i.e. 26 bikes on the grid.  Those teams can pick any rider to ride their bikes.  There is no qualification requirements for the riders.  There used to be a rule that stated a rookie could not ride for a factory team, but that was changed when Marc Marquez joined the Honda factory team.

EDIT:  Memory fails.  I can't remember whether it is 24 or 26 bikes, i.e. 12 or 13 teams.  Also, sometimes a team can only afford to field one bike, but basically grid limit is 24 or 26.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #343 on: June 28, 2017, 09:13:19 pm »
Thanks for the info guys.
I have started to follow Motogp from the beginning of last year and have not missed one race.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #344 on: June 28, 2017, 09:58:27 pm »
Thanks for the info guys.
I have started to follow Motogp from the beginning of last year and have not missed one race.
Still learning as we go along.

Nice to see an offroader also enjoy the roadbike racing.

Often D/S bikers do not want anything to do with streetbikes, which I have always found quite silly.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #345 on: June 29, 2017, 08:52:57 am »

Often D/S bikers do not want anything to do with streetbikes, which I have always found quite silly.

Have to agree.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #346 on: June 29, 2017, 09:35:31 am »
Thanks for the info guys.
I have started to follow Motogp from the beginning of last year and have not missed one race.
Still learning as we go along.

Nice to see an offroader also enjoy the roadbike racing.

Often D/S bikers do not want anything to do with streetbikes, which I have always found quite silly.

You misunderstand Danie.  Road racing brings us some of the greatest DS riding ever!

 



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« Reply #347 on: June 29, 2017, 10:25:17 am »
Thanks for the info guys.
I have started to follow Motogp from the beginning of last year and have not missed one race.
Still learning as we go along.

Nice to see an offroader also enjoy the roadbike racing.

Often D/S bikers do not want anything to do with streetbikes, which I have always found quite silly.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #348 on: June 29, 2017, 11:43:15 am »
Losper, Harleys is nie bikes nie, hulle disguise net die goed met 2 wiele om ryers te confuse.

As Harley n bike is, is my kruiwa n mono-cycle. ;)
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #349 on: June 29, 2017, 11:47:15 am »
Losper, Harleys is nie bikes nie, hulle disguise net die goed met 2 wiele om ryers te confuse.

As Harley n bike is, is my kruiwa n mono-cycle. ;)

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« Reply #350 on: June 30, 2017, 12:18:21 pm »
Off to Sachsenring, Germany they go!

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Brad: 16th
Darryn: 20th.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #351 on: July 01, 2017, 02:44:58 pm »
Watching the qualifying and they have to change to rain setup.
I was amazed at what they do change. Front shock springs,back shock out different one in,front brake discs ,even one bike different chain.
Here I was thinking it's just a different set of rubber.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #352 on: July 03, 2017, 07:42:00 am »
Marc en Honda het weer gister gewys wat in hulle sit.

Om die Duitse GP 8 keer na mekaar te wen is fantasties.

Maar hy is amper gewen deur n Duitser op n standaard Yamaha R1 met n Kerker op. :eek7:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #353 on: July 03, 2017, 07:50:52 am »
Ja-nee, Mark het goed gery. Maar die gaping tussen hulle 2 en die res laat my wonder hoekom Yamaha (VR en MV) so op en af is? Lyk nie of aar veel consistency is van race tot race nie. Of miskien is dit die Hondas wat nie so konsekwent is nie, en hierdie race was hulle "op"?

Ducati's was ook nie te sleg nie, maar ek het nie die groot verskil in top spoed gesien die keer nie. Het die res opgevang? Of was JL bang dit reŽn?  :lol8:

Maar ja, wel gedaan aan die Yamaha wat so saam met Mark gery het.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #354 on: July 03, 2017, 09:03:15 am »
Maar hy is amper gewen deur n Duitser op n standaard Yamaha R1 met n Kerker op. :eek7:

Die res van die manne is almal wel geklop deur 'n Duitser op 'n standaard Yamaha R1 met 'n Kerker op.

Insluitende die mediese personeel met opgezefde R1's...

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #355 on: July 03, 2017, 09:18:48 am »
Yamaha, beter mooi huiswerk doen oor die somervakansie.  Niks strandlÍ vir hulle nie.

Eerste ding is bou genoeg rame sodat Rossi en Vinales elkeen twee identiese rame kan kry!

Ducati's was ook nie te sleg nie, maar ek het nie die groot verskil in top spoed gesien die keer nie. Het die res opgevang? Of was JL bang dit reŽn?  :lol8:

Hulle was heelwat nader aan mekaar wat top spoed betref, maar onthou, die lengte van die straight, slipstream geleentheid, ens. speel 'n groot rol. Voorbeeld, die vinnigste ou Sondag was 293.1, teenoor 350 op die bane met die lang straights..

Top speeds:

Bautista, Ducati:  293.1
EspargaroP, KTM: 292.3
Lorenzo. Ducati: 292.2
Dovi, Ducati: 291.4
Vinales, Yamaha: 291.4
Pedrosa, Honda: 291.4
Petrucci, Ducati: 290.5
EspargaroA, Aprilia: 290.2
Rossi, Yamaha: 290.2
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #356 on: July 03, 2017, 09:25:55 am »
Well done to the Binder Brothers.

#40:  Darryn ran 6th for awhile, but finished 10th after his bike started losing power.
#41:  Brad finished 7th.  Not bad at all.
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« Reply #357 on: July 03, 2017, 09:33:03 am »
Well done to the Binder Brothers.

#40:  Darryn ran 6th for awhile, but finished 10th after his bike started losing power.
#41:  Brad finished 7th.  Not bad at all.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #358 on: July 03, 2017, 09:59:02 am »
Well done to the Binder Brothers.

#40:  Darryn ran 6th for awhile, but finished 10th after his bike started losing power.
#41:  Brad finished 7th.  Not bad at all.
Making us proud!  :thumleft:

Indeed! 
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #359 on: July 03, 2017, 11:05:56 am »
Ek dink die Sachsenring is maar kort en vol draaie so die Ducati's het gesukkel ?
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