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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #420 on: September 01, 2017, 01:19:52 pm »
Didn't he race on crutches before?

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« Reply #421 on: September 01, 2017, 02:28:10 pm »
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« Reply #422 on: September 01, 2017, 03:12:26 pm »
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« Reply #423 on: September 01, 2017, 03:17:02 pm »
Didn't he race on crutches before?

He did.  After he broke his leg at Mugelo in 2010.  Had special boot made to fit the swollen leg.

The Dr. who did the repair reckons 30 - 40 days off the bike.  That means Misano and Aragon is out and 40 days will be up, 1 day before Motegi.  So, definitely 2 races missed, possibly even 3.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #424 on: September 02, 2017, 08:25:25 am »
Wonder who will substitute for him, if any?

Yamaha usually prefer to use their factory test riders as substitues.  In 2010 it was Wataru Yoshikawa, but I doubt he still races.  The other test rider, Katsuyuki Nakasuga dud ride as a wild card last year at Motegi.  Maybe him? 

It would be interesting to see who will substitute.  Will Yamaha go for a test rider, or possibly a younger possibility that they are eyeing for the future?

Rumor has it that Jorge Lorenzo has offered Yamaha $1000,000 to let him ride the M1 while Rossi is out.  As he put it in his press release: "I owe Yamaha a lot and can help them win the manufacturer's championship".  Apparently Gigi is encouraging the Ducati bosses to let him go, telling them: "We are struggling to get to the source of this whining noise and believe Jorge being out of the garage for a few weeks will help".
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #425 on: September 02, 2017, 09:21:10 am »
Wonder who will substitute for him, if any?

Yamaha usually prefer to use their factory test riders as substitues.  In 2010 it was Wataru Yoshikawa, but I doubt he still races.  The other test rider, Katsuyuki Nakasuga dud ride as a wild card last year at Motegi.  Maybe him? 

It would be interesting to see who will substitute.  Will Yamaha go for a test rider, or possibly a younger possibility that they are eyeing for the future?

Rumor has it that Jorge Lorenzo has offered Yamaha $1000,000 to let him ride the M1 while Rossi is out.  As he put it in his press release: "I owe Yamaha a lot and can help them win the manufacturer's championship".  Apparently Gigi is encouraging the Ducati bosses to let him go, telling them: "We are struggling to get to the source of this whining noise and believe Jorge being out of the garage for a few weeks will help".

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« Reply #426 on: September 04, 2017, 09:58:35 am »
Wonder who will substitute for him, if any?

Yamaha usually prefer to use their factory test riders as substitues.  In 2010 it was Wataru Yoshikawa, but I doubt he still races.  The other test rider, Katsuyuki Nakasuga dud ride as a wild card last year at Motegi.  Maybe him? 

It would be interesting to see who will substitute.  Will Yamaha go for a test rider, or possibly a younger possibility that they are eyeing for the future?

Rumor has it that Jorge Lorenzo has offered Yamaha $1000,000 to let him ride the M1 while Rossi is out.  As he put it in his press release: "I owe Yamaha a lot and can help them win the manufacturer's championship".  Apparently Gigi is encouraging the Ducati bosses to let him go, telling them: "We are struggling to get to the source of this whining noise and believe Jorge being out of the garage for a few weeks will help".

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #427 on: September 04, 2017, 09:42:53 pm »
So this Rossi news actually literally broke my fragile heart! Get this:

Wife choons lets go on holiday to Europe this year so we start planning early on and make dates more or less, organise leave plan life etc etc. so i tell her lets go to Spain in September. Lekker plan! There happens to be a certain Motorland Aragon race on at the time we going (she knows its a bucket list thing for me to go watch a MotoGP live and ESPECIALLY to see the Doctor.)

So long story short, we're going to Aragon in less than 3 weeks time. Might not get to see The Doctor, who I have been following since I was a pik. But I guess I can't complain too much, eh? I swear, even if Rossi just does 2 laps and calls it quits that'll be enough for me!

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #428 on: September 04, 2017, 10:27:43 pm »
Don't feel bad. I'm going to Misano this weekend. Rossi in his home gp was on my wifes bucket list, even got tickets on the fan club stand.. :patch:
What the fuck, will support Dovi now, but i get the feeling the vibe won't be the same.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #429 on: September 05, 2017, 07:49:19 am »
I hear you! We were planning Misano, I've always wanted to go to Italy and jeezum, to go check Rossi at his home track! That would've been the ultimate. But time with leave didnt work out that way so we're going to Spain. Holding thumbs that the old boy feels good enough to ride a bit.

Sorry you're missing this one!

On a side note, tell me about the VR46 Fanclub stands? Where? How? How much?
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« Reply #430 on: September 05, 2017, 09:09:04 am »
Yamaha confirmed they will not use a substitute rider for Rossi at Misano this weekend, so only one Movistar Yamaha on track.

Carl Crutchlow almost lobbed his finger off with a knife and may well also be out.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #431 on: September 05, 2017, 12:47:33 pm »
Don't feel bad. I'm going to Misano this weekend. Rossi in his home gp was on my wifes bucket list, even got tickets on the fan club stand.. :patch:
What the fuck, will support Dovi now, but i get the feeling the vibe won't be the same.

Whaaaaat !!!

That's just shit luck.. sorry to hear.

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« Reply #432 on: September 05, 2017, 04:37:44 pm »
( Can you pick me up a 93 cap while you there )

You Sir, are off my Christmas Card list!   >:D
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #433 on: September 11, 2017, 12:33:12 pm »
Official:  Michael van der Mark will substitute for VR46 at Aragon.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #434 on: September 11, 2017, 09:36:53 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #435 on: September 12, 2017, 05:24:34 pm »
What a performance by Marc Marques in the last race!

I felt sorry for the very emotional Petrucci, who saw MM snatch home-glory away in the last halve of the last lap.

Commentator's quote on MM; "In a situation like this, the championship standings will only occupy 3% of Marc's thinking" :imaposer: He is a real racer.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #436 on: September 13, 2017, 09:30:34 am »
What a performance by Marc Marques in the last race!

Interesting tidbit about MM93 and the race Sunday.  He used carbon discs.  This was the first time ever that carbon discs were used during a wet race, instead of steel.  Brembo say they researched and worked for years to make a carbon disc tat also worked in the rain.  MM was the first to try in race conditions.

I worry for MM.  He is falling too frequently.  He has been lucky so far, but each and every fall carries a lot of risk.  Ask Darryn Binder, Brad Binder, Alex Marquez, Rossi, et al.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #437 on: September 13, 2017, 10:26:17 am »
Besides saving the unsave-able I think MM93 has falling down to a fine art as well, just look how he times his jump up at the end of a slide. That guy has reflexes of a cat and is on his way to rewrite the record books. Die klein blixem het vir Rossi sy 10de championship deny in 2015, want hy wil eerste wees.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #438 on: September 13, 2017, 10:28:53 am »
Rossi het homself genaai in 2015  ;)

En 2017  :P
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« Reply #439 on: September 13, 2017, 10:35:44 am »
I am no 93 fan...but give it to the little ou..he can ride, albeit a bit all over when the mist gets red :laughing4: