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Offline DirtRebell

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,

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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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« Reply #382 on: August 08, 2017, 01:05:31 pm »
Yamaha look at BRNO yesterday sporting new fairing:

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« 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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« 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...)

Only two bikes per team can score manufacturers points, so they need to nominate the two beforehand
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« Reply #394 on: August 22, 2017, 09:24:03 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...)

Only two bikes per team can score manufacturers points, so they need to nominate the two beforehand

Wild cards do not score points toward the team  and manufacturers championship..
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #395 on: August 22, 2017, 09:56:44 am »
What are you saying? that a wildcard cannot be nominated as one of the two bikes for scoring team points?

 
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #396 on: August 22, 2017, 12:56:22 pm »
What are you saying? that a wildcard cannot be nominated as one of the two bikes for scoring team points?
From the below information it will seem to me that a wild card can score points, if he is the highest placed rider for the team. Thus the first comment is BS!
Points

Riders and Constructors (manufacturers) compete for respective FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix titles. Teams compete for a MotoGP™ Team Championship, which is different to the Constructors Championship as there are multiple teams competing on machinery from the same manufacturer.

For riders, the points that count towards their World Championship total are those gained in each race. For Constructors, only the highest placed motorcycle of a given Constructor earns points, according to the position in the race.

Teams in the MotoGP™ class are in principle comprised of two riders. All points scored by both riders in the Team, including substitutes or replacements, count towards the Team Championship. In the case of a one rider Team, only the points scored by that rider count towards the Team Championship. Wild card riders do not score points for the Team Championship.

For each race, Championship points will be awarded on the following scale:

1st place   =   25 points
2nd place   =   20 points
3rd place   =   16 points
4th place   =   13 points
5th place   =   11 points
6th place   =   10 points
7th place   =   9 points
8th place   =   8 points
9th place   =   7 points
10th place   =   6 points
11th place   =   5 points
12th place   =   4 points
13th place   =   3 points
14th place   =   2 points
15th place   =   1 points
Results in all races will count for the Championship classification (this was not always the case historically).
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #397 on: August 22, 2017, 01:00:04 pm »
What are you saying? that a wildcard cannot be nominated as one of the two bikes for scoring team points?
From the below information it will seem to me that a wild card can score points, if he is the highest placed rider for the team. Thus the first comment is BS!
Points

Riders and Constructors (manufacturers) compete for respective FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix titles. Teams compete for a MotoGP™ Team Championship, which is different to the Constructors Championship as there are multiple teams competing on machinery from the same manufacturer.

For riders, the points that count towards their World Championship total are those gained in each race. For Constructors, only the highest placed motorcycle of a given Constructor earns points, according to the position in the race.

Teams in the MotoGP™ class are in principle comprised of two riders. All points scored by both riders in the Team, including substitutes or replacements, count towards the Team Championship.In the case of a one rider Team, only the points scored by that rider count towards the Team Championship. Wild card riders do not score points for the Team Championship.

For each race, Championship points will be awarded on the following scale:

1st place   =   25 points
2nd place   =   20 points
3rd place   =   16 points
4th place   =   13 points
5th place   =   11 points
6th place   =   10 points
7th place   =   9 points
8th place   =   8 points
9th place   =   7 points
10th place   =   6 points
11th place   =   5 points
12th place   =   4 points
13th place   =   3 points
14th place   =   2 points
15th place   =   1 points
Results in all races will count for the Championship classification (this was not always the case historically).

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #398 on: August 22, 2017, 01:03:58 pm »
The question is actually, when is a rider a wild card?
A team can consist of many bikes but the maximum of two can count for the team title
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #399 on: August 22, 2017, 01:26:36 pm »
What are you saying? that a wildcard cannot be nominated as one of the two bikes for scoring team points?
From the below information it will seem to me that a wild card can score points, if he is the highest placed rider for the team. Thus the first comment is BS!
Points

Riders and Constructors (manufacturers) compete for respective FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix titles. Teams compete for a MotoGP™ Team Championship, which is different to the Constructors Championship as there are multiple teams competing on machinery from the same manufacturer.

For riders, the points that count towards their World Championship total are those gained in each race. For Constructors, only the highest placed motorcycle of a given Constructor earns points, according to the position in the race.

Teams in the MotoGP™ class are in principle comprised of two riders. All points scored by both riders in the Team, including substitutes or replacements, count towards the Team Championship.In the case of a one rider Team, only the points scored by that rider count towards the Team Championship. Wild card riders do not score points for the Team Championship.

For each race, Championship points will be awarded on the following scale:

1st place   =   25 points
2nd place   =   20 points
3rd place   =   16 points
4th place   =   13 points
5th place   =   11 points
6th place   =   10 points
7th place   =   9 points
8th place   =   8 points
9th place   =   7 points
10th place   =   6 points
11th place   =   5 points
12th place   =   4 points
13th place   =   3 points
14th place   =   2 points
15th place   =   1 points
Results in all races will count for the Championship classification (this was not always the case historically).

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