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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #440 on: September 13, 2017, 12:13:24 pm »
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.

True, but every fall still carries the risk of a serious injury.  In his case, it may just be a matter of time.  I hope I am wrong.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #441 on: September 13, 2017, 12:52:40 pm »
Rossi broke his leg flat-tracking WR450's on his ranch.

Huh? Downhills & rocks on a flat track?


I went for an enduro ride with my friends and the other Academy riders. It's a ride I've been doing since I was 18 it's something I've done 200 times. We were almost at the end, on quite a steep downhill. We were going slow, in second gear, but there was a rocky step."

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« Reply #442 on: September 13, 2017, 01:08:12 pm »
Rossi broke his leg flat-tracking WR450's on his ranch.

Huh? Downhills & rocks on a flat track?


I went for an enduro ride with my friends and the other Academy riders. It's a ride I've been doing since I was 18 it's something I've done 200 times. We were almost at the end, on quite a steep downhill. We were going slow, in second gear, but there was a rocky step."

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/881948/1/rossi-there-was-a-jolt-and-my-leg-broke

Jip.  Enduro riding, not on the flat track at the time.
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« Reply #443 on: September 19, 2017, 01:47:25 pm »
Rossi did some laps on a R1 on Misano yesterday to check how his leg handles the rigors.  Unfortunately it started raining so he could only do four laps.  Seems he is keen (<--- English for befok innie kop) to race at Aragon this coming weekend.
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #444 on: September 19, 2017, 07:16:24 pm »
Rossi broke his leg flat-tracking WR450's on his ranch.

Huh? Downhills & rocks on a flat track?


I went for an enduro ride with my friends and the other Academy riders. It's a ride I've been doing since I was 18 it's something I've done 200 times. We were almost at the end, on quite a steep downhill. We were going slow, in second gear, but there was a rocky step."

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/881948/1/rossi-there-was-a-jolt-and-my-leg-broke

Vale would not lie to me, but I was sure he said he was out flattracking on the phone to me. :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #445 on: September 19, 2017, 08:58:49 pm »
MM broke his right fibula in Feb 2014 also training out on his dirt bike. At least he had time to recover before the season opening race.
 

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« Reply #446 on: September 20, 2017, 03:00:51 am »
Seems he is keen (<--- English for befok innie kop)

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #447 on: September 20, 2017, 03:17:19 pm »
From MotoGP website, quote
"At the end I decided I will leave for Aragn and will try to ride my M1 this weekend. If I will be declared fit to ride, I'll have the real answer after FP1, because riding the M1 will be a much bigger challenge. We'll see. See you in Aragon!"

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #448 on: September 26, 2017, 10:13:54 am »
Great weekend's racing. Darryn back on his bike at worldwideracing, although he struggled.

Brad on the KTM! UNBELIEVABLE. His teammate Oliviera started in POLE, Brad started 20th! Oliviera finished 4th, Brad finished 5th!!!  :ricky: :thumleft:
He's starting to manage that back tyre so much better now, and has soo much extra grip in the last stages of the races.. If he can only get his qualifying right and nail a few top ten's, we'll be seeing him on the podium shortly.

Also had Steve Odendaal on a ride this weekend, and he was quick in practice, but wasnt top 20 during the race.

As for Vale, what a man! 23 days after he snaps his femur, and he manages a good 5th. Awesome damage limitation for him. I think his championship dream is done, but he's still rapid enough to be there with the laaties.

All in all, a great weekend's racing.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #449 on: September 26, 2017, 10:27:23 am »
Great racing indeed.

Marquez forced a win out of a bike that didnt have the best setup.

He really is something special.

Pity Dovizioso fell back so much.

Im also glad Lorenzo made the Ducati work for him.

And in the first half of the race having a train of ten bikes from 5th! That was cool to see.
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« Reply #450 on: September 26, 2017, 10:53:24 am »
Darryn Binder clearly struggled.  From 32nd to 21st in a lap or two, but then he lost pace till the end of the race.

Brad Binder was amazing.  He is struggling to qualify, but have great race pace.  If he sorts the qualification issues he will be a regular on the podium.

Steven Odendaal started 25th and finished 25th.  Not bad for a wildcard rider.  The excellent news is he signed a contract to be in the Moto2 World Championship in 2018.

Marc Marquez is just incredible.  He just crashes too frequently and each crash holds serious risk of injury, but that is how he is and I sincerely hope he doesn't ruin his career with a terrible crash someday.

Valentino Rossi.  What can one say? 

The rest:  All in all gave a good race.  Pity Yamaha is struggling with grip or Maverick Vinales may have caused bigger headaches for Marquez.





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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #451 on: September 26, 2017, 11:44:33 am »
Awesome racing this weekend throughout.

I was though getting a little bit irritated with the coverage during the Moto2 race, although I grudgingly understand it.

But we have Brad Binder making 15 and more passes to get from 20th to 5th, yet the producer, director or whatever he called focuses only on Spanish riders, even if they are just circulating outside the top 10.

I could see the position board changing and even the commentators were talking about his climb up the ranks, but no visual footage whatsoever, a few glimpses right near the end.



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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #452 on: September 26, 2017, 01:14:29 pm »
Hats off to JL99, best performance on the weekend
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« Reply #453 on: September 27, 2017, 08:26:15 am »
I'm repeating myself here, but damn it is exciting to see Brad rear wheel steering and two wheel drifting that bike. He is getting comfortable, which is awesome. In all honesty, he is exceeding the expectations I had pre season, now that he is healthier.
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« Reply #454 on: September 27, 2017, 09:10:08 am »
I'm repeating myself here, but damn it is exciting to see Brad rear wheel steering and two wheel drifting that bike. He is getting comfortable, which is awesome. In all honesty, he is exceeding the expectations I had pre season, now that he is healthier.

A subject well worth repeating yourself on.   :thumleft:

I must say, after his arm injury, I was hoping for a season consistently in the points and with luck one or two top 10's.  He consistently exceeds my expectation.

I was though getting a little bit irritated with the coverage during the Moto2 race, although I grudgingly understand it.

But we have Brad Binder making 15 and more passes to get from 20th to 5th, yet the producer, director or whatever he called focuses only on Spanish riders, even if they are just circulating outside the top 10.

I could see the position board changing and even the commentators were talking about his climb up the ranks, but no visual footage whatsoever, a few glimpses right near the end.

Janee!  When he was catching Luthi, I found myself trying to see around a corner on a TV.  I can confirm, it can't done.   :-\
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #455 on: September 27, 2017, 09:32:58 am »

Janee!  When he was catching Luthi, I found myself trying to see around a corner on a TV.  I can confirm, it can't done.   :-\

You silly man, you should invest in one of those new curved LED TV's.

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« Reply #456 on: September 27, 2017, 10:30:52 am »

Janee!  When he was catching Luthi, I found myself trying to see around a corner on a TV.  I can confirm, it can't done.   :-\

You silly man, you should invest in one of those new curved LED TV's.

you're welcome...

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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #457 on: October 15, 2017, 08:50:56 am »
Wow what an exciting last 2 laps
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #458 on: October 15, 2017, 09:21:25 am »
KTM need new riders  >:(
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Re: MotoGP 2017
« Reply #459 on: October 15, 2017, 09:48:20 am »
Yamaha need new bikes. :-[

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