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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2018, 08:26:18 pm »
Moto 2 and Moto 3 testing at Jerez again.  Their final pre-season testing.

Day 1:

Session 1: 
Brad 7th (1s off the leader), Steven 15th (1.8s off).  Leader Bagnaia, 2nd Marquez.
Darryn 10th (3,3 off) the leader Migno.

Session 2:
Brad 17th (1.1 off), Steven 15th (1 off).  Leader Bagnaia, 2nd Lecuona - who the heck is Lecuona?
Darryn 12th (1,6 off).  Leader Canet

Session 3:
So far no times for Brad or Steven. 
So far no time for Darryn.

Full results here:

http://www.motogp.com/en/TestResults/Moto3+Jerez+Test+2+2018
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2018, 10:43:00 am »
I have the opportunity to go and watch the Assen race this year.....super stoked about it!

I have the option of Grandstand tickets in one of these stands, where should I go??

1. Ossebroeken Grandstand
2. Stekkenwal Grandstand
3. De Bult Grandstand

Help me choose please!  :biggrin:

No 1 , no question.. the view of the bikes and the riders taking those corners and boxing ot out.. brilliant stuff..
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2018, 09:30:08 am »
Jerez Moto2 and Moto3 testing:

Day 2:

Session 4: 
Brad 6th (0.4s off), Steven 21st (1.6s off).  Leader Lecuona, 2nd Bagnaia again who seems very consistent and already signed for a MotoGP ride next year.
Darryn:  No time due to rain. 

.Session 5:
Brad 3rd (0.2s off), Steven 20th (0.9s off).  Leader Sam Lowes.  2nd Lecuona.  In this session the 4 KTM's were 1, 2, 3 and 7.
Darryn: 22nd (2.1s off):  Fastest Martin with 2nd Bastianinni

Session 6:
Brad 5th (0,6s off), Steven 16th (1,0s off)  Fastest Bagnaia, 2nd Vierge.
Darryn:  25th (1.7 off).  Fastest Canet, 2nd Bastianinni.

Session 7:
Brad, no time set.  Steven 16th (4.6s off)  Leader is Marini (Rossi's half brother for those interested), 2nd Baldassari.
Darryn: No time set.


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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2018, 12:35:33 pm »
Due to rain, Session 7, 8 and 9 were cancelled.

Moto 2:

On combined times over the 6 sessions that did take place, KTM's were 1, 2, 3 and 8.

1.  Sam Lowes, Swiss Innovative Investors KTM
2.  Iker Lecuona, Swiss Innovative Investors KTM
3.  Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
8.  Miguel Oliviera, Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Seems the Katoompies are spoiling for a good fight for the podium.

Other teams that seem hot:

4.  Francesco Bagnaia, Italy Sky Racing VR46 Kalex
10.  Luca Marini, Italy Sky Racing VR46 Kalex
6.  Alex Marquez, EG 0.0 Marc VDS Kalex

Moto 3:

:Combined times.

26.  Darryn Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo.  This is way worse than I had hoped and expected.  I am wondering of KTM is putting all their resources into the Moto GP and Moto 2 teams, leaving little for Moto 3.  After all, they have one Moto 3 many times already.

The normal suspects seem to be the ones to watch this year.

1.  Jorge Martin, Del Conca Gresini Honda
2,  Enia Bastianinni, Leaopard Racing Honda
3.  Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0.0 Honda
4.  Fabia de Giannantinoa, Del Conca Gresine Honda
5.  Marco Bezzecchi, PruestelGP KTM (The first on the list.  Perhaps to support my thoughts above, since the next KTM is Livio Loi at 10).

 


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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2018, 09:29:38 pm »
Eish!  Seven more day to go!  Bloody hell, this extended off season is crap!   :sip:

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2018, 07:31:12 am »
Is there WD SuperBru Pool like last year?

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #86 on: March 15, 2018, 12:28:36 pm »
Is there WD SuperBru Pool like last year?

Gryshond usually created, but in his absence, I did.

Just click here:

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #87 on: March 15, 2018, 12:49:45 pm »
Is there WD SuperBru Pool like last year?

Gryshond usually created, but in his absence, I did.

Just click here:

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #88 on: March 15, 2018, 09:56:42 pm »
 

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2018, 08:54:59 am »
Rossi signs with Yamaha till 2020 (he'll be 41 then).

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/891555/1/rossi-explains-new-yamaha-motogp-deal

Great stuff.  With a bit of luck we can see our own Brad Binder, race against Rossi.  #41 against the 41 year old! 

This also leaves Zarco in a bit of a bind and he will hopefully move with Tech 3 to KTM.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2018, 03:40:29 pm »
Jeez ..... I wish I was 41 .................  :'(
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2018, 03:53:16 pm »
Rossi signs with Yamaha till 2020 (he'll be 41 then).

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/891555/1/rossi-explains-new-yamaha-motogp-deal

Good news - the old dog will keep the youngsters honest.More than the yam contract, VR 46 is a massive marketing magnet for the sport.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2018, 05:12:07 pm »
Was lucky enough to stumble across something on Supersport last night called "The Binder Brothers" just after it started.

Both Brad and Darryn being interviewed by Leigh-Ann Paulick.

Sadly I cannot find a repeat of it, but it was hugely interesting.

Seems like both Binders have big plans this year.

Cannot wait for Sunday afternoon.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2018, 05:58:04 am »
Is there WD SuperBru Pool like last year?

Gryshond usually created, but in his absence, I did.

Just click here:

https://www.superbru.com/motogp/pool.php?p=11826168

Pool name: Wild Dogs

Pool code: lossglim

Awesome, thanks! Just joined,   :thumleft:

Sorry guys, I was messing about, I will join Bear's pool. Deleted mine.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2018, 02:55:10 pm »
Who's the Simon dude that's commentating on the Moto GP this year? His voice is irrirating enough to put anyone off watching this season.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2018, 04:16:20 pm »
Who's the Simon dude that's commentating on the Moto GP this year? His voice is irrirating enough to put anyone off watching this season.

Shocker! Really bad.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2018, 05:52:02 pm »
Seriously that chap needs to go!

I can't bear 18 more rounds with that voice
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2018, 05:57:22 pm »
Fok me it's Simon Crafar
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2018, 06:04:20 pm »
Pit reporter is worst Iíve ever heard on commentary.


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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #99 on: March 18, 2018, 06:45:15 pm »
Cracker first race. Dovi sublime. Maverick had a good come back from so far down.
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