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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #380 on: August 08, 2017, 07:22:19 am »

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Dear George,

You’ve been standing up on that podium all night. You need to come down. It’s kinda creepy you up there in the dark waving your arms around and yelling, and me down here using my smartphone like a torch.

Everyone has gone home. The Automotorotonotodromo, or whatever it is these unreconstructed Chechyan communists call the place, is closed. Even the gypsies who steal peoples’ wallets have left.

There’s just you and me, and some of our mechanics who are too drunk to drive and are sleeping on the tyre piles out the back of the garage.

I’m running out of phone battery, George. I do not know how long my phone-light will last. And when it goes out, the wolves will come for us.

That may be just as well.

I don’t even want to look at my emails and phone messages. They’re all from Germany. And I know what they’re about.

And no, they’re not about you getting a pay-rise because you won yesterday. I told you before, there is no Special Spartan Rule S32.08.1in Dorna’s regulations. Carmelo punched me in the last kidney I have left when I brought him your big thick folder with all the Special Spartan Rules you had written, and told me to get out of his bedroom.

So no, you don’t get to decide when the race ends. I know the Moto2 race was shortened to six laps, but that was Race Direction’s call, not Passini’s.

I know you’re struggling with this, but the rider in the lead does not get to decide how many laps a race has. So as much as you like to think you won the Three-Lap Wet-Butter Sprint according to Special Spartan Rule S32.08.1, there were 19 more laps after those three which you didn’t win.

And they were dry, George. All 19 of them. They were not, as you keep yelling, “Parade Laps of Victory”. They were actually race laps.

And they were as dry as the ink on your Ducati contract, which is now, apparently in the hands of damp-handed German lawyers in Berlin, who are under instructions by Matthias to “Get us the bastard fuck out of this shit”.

So come down. I will spray you with chain-lube, if you like. It’s just like that Freixenet garbage. You won’t know the difference, I promise. Mario can even put on a Monster Girl outfit if you like and kiss you on the cheek. He likes to wear them anyway.

Look, just follow my light and try not to fall down the stairs. I’ll be down here on the track keeping an eye out for the wolves.

Scared and alone,

Gigi.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #381 on: August 08, 2017, 10:48:30 am »
I absolutely loved the race on the weekend..

At 1st I had my head in my hands wondering what MM was doing on a soft tyre.. when I saw him getting picked off I felt like a SA rugby supporter all over again.

I was hoping Zarco would do better but really happy with Crux.. good to see he is not falling off as much

I have to say, as a massive Repsol Honda supporter I have been leading the cries for Pedrosa to be replaced.. that being said 150 podium finishes.. that's something to be really proud of, good to see the lad up there and not sitting in the middle of the pack.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #382 on: August 08, 2017, 01:05:31 pm »
Yamaha look at BRNO yesterday sporting new fairing:

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #383 on: August 08, 2017, 01:44:07 pm »
Ah! Thanks The Bear, all I could see was the standard kit, and was trying very hard to see what the difference was :imaposer:

What are the rules regarding this now? As the winglets were banned....is it just because nothing is really sticking out of the bike?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #384 on: August 08, 2017, 02:53:17 pm »
Those look like wings around the intake, but yes, much better looking than the thing they plakked onto the Duke
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #385 on: August 08, 2017, 03:14:39 pm »
Ah! Thanks The Bear, all I could see was the standard kit, and was trying very hard to see what the difference was :imaposer:

What are the rules regarding this now? As the winglets were banned....is it just because nothing is really sticking out of the bike?

The idea is that they can use internal wings, so nothing sticking out like the winglets we saw last year.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #386 on: August 08, 2017, 05:18:31 pm »
I keep thinking tomorrow is Saturday and almost motogp time. Eish

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #387 on: August 13, 2017, 10:02:32 am »
I see KTM entered 3 bikes how does that work?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #388 on: August 14, 2017, 09:52:54 pm »
I see KTM entered 3 bikes how does that work?

Dunno, but I remember a time when Repsol Honda also had a 3 bike team. I think Dovi was part of it back then. Maybe it's just the cost that generally limits teams to 2 bikes.

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #389 on: August 14, 2017, 10:19:56 pm »
What do you guy's think happened to Petrucci at the start of the motogp race?
Perhaps forgot to switch his launch control on?
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #390 on: August 14, 2017, 10:21:20 pm »
What do you guy's think happened to Petrucci at the start of the motogp race?
Perhaps forgot to switch his launch control on?
He nearly flipped it. :o
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #391 on: August 15, 2017, 02:09:34 am »
I see KTM entered 3 bikes how does that work?
I think any team can have a wild card if approved?

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #392 on: August 15, 2017, 07:52:10 am »
I see KTM entered 3 bikes how does that work?
I think any team can have a wild card if approved?

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I think so too.
Just a bit embarrassing when your wildcard out performs your regular team riders.....
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #393 on: August 17, 2017, 10:30:51 am »
I see KTM entered 3 bikes how does that work?
I think any team can have a wild card if approved?

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I think so too.
Just a bit embarrassing when your wildcard out performs your regular team riders.....
(Yes I know Kallio is the testrider and has lots of experience...)

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