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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #460 on: October 16, 2017, 06:23:38 am »
KTM need new riders  >:(

Resigning Bradley Smith seems a mystery to me, especially when they have Nika Kalio waiting in the wings.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #461 on: October 16, 2017, 08:47:31 am »
Brad, after yet another disastrous qualification fought his way from 24th on the grid to challenging Luthi for 10th/11th before he crashed.  Pity about the crash.  It looked like the dice with Luthi could become a good one.

Darryn, started 25th on the grid.  Also not a good day qualifying.  He finished 20th.  A good sign as he seems to finishing more races, rather than falling off, this season.

Yamaha need new bikes. :-[

800cc V-4 2Strokes.

Indeed!  Perhaps steal a pair of Hondas and paint them blue.  :-(
« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 09:49:50 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #462 on: October 16, 2017, 03:56:26 pm »
Wow what an exciting last 2 laps
Go Dovi!!!!!

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #463 on: October 16, 2017, 04:16:11 pm »
That was probablt the best wet weather racing I have ever seen, I really thought MM was going to loose it, you can see he was on the limit.

Did you see that Ducati bouncing around off line.. WOW, some serious riding skill by Dovi
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #464 on: October 16, 2017, 04:22:05 pm »
KTM need new riders  >:(

Resigning Bradley Smith seems a mystery to me, especially when they have Nika Kalio waiting in the wings.
I read he has a warning or two to shape up....let's see
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #465 on: October 16, 2017, 04:26:19 pm »
What impressed me is how the rubber was like a blotter... every bike left a very dry track, impressive tech. :thumleft:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #466 on: October 20, 2017, 12:30:49 pm »
Aussie GP:

Darryn Binder:  FP1 - p21, FP2 - p14
Brad Binder:  FP1 - 16, FP2 - p12.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #467 on: October 20, 2017, 01:26:56 pm »
Aussie GP:

Darryn Binder:  FP1 - p21, FP2 - p14
Brad Binder:  FP1 - 16, FP2 - p12.
1. Takaaki Nakagami JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 33.310s
2. Dominique Aegerter SWI Kiefer Racing (Suter) 1m 34.020s
3. Francesco Bagnaia ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 34.217s
4. Alex Marquez SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 34.220s
5. Fabio Quartararo FRA Pons HP40 (Kalex) 1m 34.236s
6. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 34.335s
7. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 34.336s
8. Andrea Locatelli ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 34.539s
9. Jesko Raffin SWI Garage Plus Interwetten (Kalex) 1m 34.607s
10. Sandro Cortese GER Dynavolt Intact GP (Suter) 1m 34.612s
11. Thomas Luthi SWI CarXpert Interwetten (Kalex) 1m 34.629s
12. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 34.638s
13. Mattia Pasini ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 34.667s
14. Xavi Vierge SPA Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 34.671s
15. Axel Pons SPA RW Racing GP (Kalex) 1m 34.720s
16. Augusto Fernandez SPA Speed Up Racing (Speed Up) 1m 34.794s
17. Xavier Simeon BEL Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 34.879s
18. Lorenzo Baldassarri ITA Forward Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 34.882s
19. Remy Gardner AUS Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 34.959s
20. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia (Kalex) 1m 35.065s
21. Marcel Schrotter GER Dynavolt Intact GP (Suter) 1m 35.261s
22. Tetsuta Nagashima JPN Teluru SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 35.426s
23. Tarran Mackenzie GBR Kiefer Racing (Suter) 1m 35.718s
24. Jorge Navarro SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 35.733s
25. Stefano Manzi ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 35.774s
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #468 on: October 20, 2017, 04:07:15 pm »
not going to lie.. im excited for this weekends racing.. go MM  :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #469 on: October 21, 2017, 09:32:13 am »
Brad Binder 4th in qualy.

Not lets see what he does, should be epic.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #470 on: October 22, 2017, 08:03:22 am »
What a race!!! #1 and 2 with rubber marks on their leathers and they seem to enjoy that!!!
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #471 on: October 22, 2017, 08:27:41 am »
Last time i enjoyed MGP this much was in the Gardner/Lawson/etc era.  Spectacular racing - real slog at the top.  Well done Honda, well done MM93

Fantastic effort for Brad Binder.  This kid can ride :thumleft:

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #472 on: October 23, 2017, 05:52:04 am »
Loved watching Brad battle with the World Champion Elect and win.  Well done Bradical!


What a race!!! #1 and 2 with rubber marks on their leathers and they seem to enjoy that!!!

Super exciting!  All riders happy and slapping each other's backs.  Till one crashes, or lose out on a podium because of the "rubbing is racing", then all hell breaks loose again.  Pity.  This type of racing is what makes it the most exciting sport on earth.  I like!  Nice to see the young superhero, the old GOAT and the rookies battling wheel to wheel like that. 

Zarco later said, now he understands why guys like VR and MM are called aliens.  He couldn't believe that they can ride at those speeds, bash fairing and still find time to think and strategise.  He was 100% sure he had VR in the last corner for 2nd.  Changed his line to beat VR on the run to the finish and found himself 4th.  Not only did VR sell him a dummy, MV used VR for a slipstream and screamed past. 
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #473 on: October 23, 2017, 07:10:41 am »
Loved watching Brad battle with the World Champion Elect and win.  Well done Bradical!


What a race!!! #1 and 2 with rubber marks on their leathers and they seem to enjoy that!!!

Super exciting!  All riders happy and slapping each other's backs.  Till one crashes, or lose out on a podium because of the "rubbing is racing", then all hell breaks loose again.  Pity.  This type of racing is what makes it the most exciting sport on earth.  I like!  Nice to see the young superhero, the old GOAT and the rookies battling wheel to wheel like that. 

Zarco later said, now he understands why guys like VR and MM are called aliens.  He couldn't believe that they can ride at those speeds, bash fairing and still find time to think and strategise.  He was 100% sure he had VR in the last corner for 2nd.  Changed his line to beat VR on the run to the finish and found himself 4th.  Not only did VR sell him a dummy, MV used VR for a slipstream and screamed past.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #474 on: October 23, 2017, 12:38:17 pm »
What a race!!! #1 and 2 with rubber marks on their leathers and they seem to enjoy that!!!
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #475 on: October 23, 2017, 01:07:33 pm »
Another awesome weekends racing.  BIG thumbs up to Brad...loved the commentator saying "Binder = Dark horse for 2018".....hopefully he's over the qualifying challenges.....  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #476 on: October 23, 2017, 02:37:48 pm »
Another awesome weekends racing.  BIG thumbs up to Brad...loved the commentator saying "Binder = Dark horse for 2018".....hopefully he's over the qualifying challenges....:thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

With luck it is resolved.  For some reason, his bike did not like a new qualifying tyre. 
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #477 on: October 23, 2017, 05:22:12 pm »
I cant tell you when last I enjoyed GP so much, there is seriously nothing to complain about.. the competition has been fantastic with okes like Dov and Zarco really showing what they can ride like, Crux was up there this last race for a long time and the Yamaha okes are pinning it. Its no secret im a Repsol Honda fan and im chuffed as hell to have him with a bit of a gap now.. but its anyones game.. one DNF changes things when its this close.

I just with Honda would kick Pedrosa out on his pip, im over him being halfway down the field most races .. I also cant see Lorenzo lasting too long, how embarrassing having Dovi come up , pass him and leave him in his dust.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #478 on: October 23, 2017, 08:36:44 pm »
I would have called this one of the great races if Ianone, Rossi, Vinhales and MM actually diced till the end.

Instead the Honda just pulled away in the last 2 laps, leaving the stragglers to dice.

 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #479 on: October 24, 2017, 08:04:57 am »
I cant tell you when last I enjoyed GP so much, there is seriously nothing to complain about..

Yeah, especially given the trumped up antics F1 is trying, to generate some excitement.
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