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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #740 on: July 05, 2018, 03:03:07 pm »
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Is this arrangement a replacement of the Tech3 contract or is this a completely new effort, i.e. is Yamaha still looking for someone to take over the Tech3 bikes ?

I don't know how Yamaha will be able to support two "factory teams" ... it's hard enough supporting two riders in the same factory team  :-\
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #741 on: July 05, 2018, 05:54:44 pm »
@TheBear

Is this arrangement a replacement of the Tech3 contract or is this a completely new effort, i.e. is Yamaha still looking for someone to take over the Tech3 bikes ?

I don't know how Yamaha will be able to support two "factory teams" ... it's hard enough supporting two riders in the same factory team  :-\
I thought Tech 3 parted with Yamaha and have signed up with KTM?

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #742 on: July 05, 2018, 07:35:15 pm »
In case you missed the Assen TT herewith some info from the MotoGP newsletter:

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #743 on: July 07, 2018, 05:22:28 pm »
@TheBear

Is this arrangement a replacement of the Tech3 contract or is this a completely new effort, i.e. is Yamaha still looking for someone to take over the Tech3 bikes ?

I don't know how Yamaha will be able to support two "factory teams" ... it's hard enough supporting two riders in the same factory team  :-\

Tech3 racing will be a KTM riding team from 2019 onward.  This arrangement is basically replacing the Tech3 team, but it is a completely new effort.  New team sponsor.  New team management.  New team owner.  New riders.  New bikes.  They will therefore not take over the Tech3 Yamahas.  Those will be history after the 2018 season.  Yamaha will not have to support two factory teams.  Keep in mind, the satellite teams pay huge amounts for the bikes, spares and support.  Basically Yamaha will only supply full support to the factory team.  The new team will get what they pay for and that price is usually negotiated with some interesting perks both ways. and often includes riders, testing and data sharing  Tech3's contract made a price for the factory bikes from the previous season and then they would upgrade as they could afford and Yamaha's willingness to supply.  The new team, so it sounds will have much more money and are pushing for a better, albeit more expensive contract. 

I think Yamaha was caught pants down during the latter half of the 2016 season and at the start of the 2017 season and is only now waking up.  My reasons are that both Honda and Ducati poached top notch software engineers from  Magneti Marelli, the manufacturers of the ECU and the software on it.   Yamaha chose not to.  Then Honda and Ducati again left Yamaha in their wake in terms of clever plans.  They decided to supply one full factory spec bike to their satellite teams.  They also signed contracts with the riders who would ride them.  So, Cal Crutchlow and Damilo Petrucci became employees of their res[pective factory teams.  These deals also required the Cal bike for Honda and the Petrucci bike for Ducati shared all info with the factory bikes and visa versa.  Honda even went one step further.  As part of their deal with Cal's team, he needs to test parts for the factory team prior to fitment on the race bikes.

Yamaha again chose not to do the same.  If Yamaha had a Magnetti Marelli expert on board and had full access to the data from a third bike, such as that of Johann Zarco, things may have been very different for Yamaha the past two seasons.  Seems they have now woken up a tad and is willing to do a similar deal with the new Yamaha satellite team.  My guess is they will contract one rider and that rider would have a full spec factory bike. 
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #744 on: July 12, 2018, 10:06:09 am »
Ok, so I am back in a country with proper internet internet connection after our quick break in our UK holiday to go and watch MotoGP at Assen!
What can I say about the race that has not been said, or reported or posted on YouTube already?? What a race....and what an experience to have seen in in real life, live at the Cathedral of Speed......a day I will remember for a very long time.

We stayed in Amsterdam and took the train to Assen. Already at 7am in Amsterdam Central Station the vibe was cheerful and upbeat as a whole lot of people waited on the platform to catch the train to Assen. Say what you want about VR46, but he still has the biggest fanbase in MotoGP by a long shot. I would say that 75% of people I saw on the train and at Assen were wearing some or other Rossi kit. MM93 had a few followers and then here and there you saw some other numbers. But VR46 were just everywhere. He truly dominates the MotoGP Fanbase.....

I have a few pics from where we sat at Ossebroeken Tribune, they are all taken from the same spot, so not much variation  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Whoop Whoop.....Happy Days!!


Arriving at the Cathedral of Speed




Ready to Race!  :biggrin: :biggrin:



Moto2 under way




Brad Binder doing his thing, he had a massive moment on the front end right in front of us....




The two Moto2 RedBull KTM boys klapping it


End of Moto2 Race



Then it was on to MotoGP proper....

Vale Fans all over the show...







The Electric Bike going around, they are really pushing this. There were commentary and interviews and what not for quite a while explaining how it will all work and how the racing will go etc etc. You cannot hear a thing when it goes past……



Warm up lap







Racing – The sound is just AMAZING!!




Almost every lap they came around the front guys swopped positions, the crowd was going nuts!













And then, in a blink of an eye it was all over!



What an experience!!
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #745 on: July 12, 2018, 11:24:45 am »
What an experience indeed!!

You were lucky to watch an exciting race, I was at Catalunya this year and the race was rather dull, the crowd and the experience was fantastic though.

I didn't bother to take cell phone pics of the race, here are some I took in and around. The Spaniards are bike crazy, there are massive bike parking lots everywhere so I could get front door parking with my poegie :biggrin:
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #746 on: July 12, 2018, 11:34:46 am »
Nice pics!  Thanks for sharing.  It must have been one heck of an experience.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #747 on: July 12, 2018, 12:49:05 pm »
Nice pics indeed, can only imagine electric bikes passes tjoepstil then the next moment a roaring desmosidici and RCV comes past ! Cant imagine racing with no sound  :-\
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #748 on: July 12, 2018, 01:29:47 pm »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?

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« Reply #749 on: July 12, 2018, 03:18:32 pm »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #750 on: July 12, 2018, 04:22:52 pm »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?
He has just announced his retirement from racing!
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #751 on: July 12, 2018, 04:34:55 pm »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?

Wilddogs will finally break him. :thumleft:

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« Reply #752 on: July 12, 2018, 05:36:46 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #753 on: July 12, 2018, 06:31:23 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #754 on: July 12, 2018, 06:51:02 pm »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?
He has just announced his retirement from racing!

Yeah.  A bit sad for me.  I would have liked to see him on a Yamaha.
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« Reply #755 on: July 13, 2018, 09:42:22 am »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?
He has just announced his retirement from racing!

Yeah.  A bit sad for me.  I would have liked to see him on a Yamaha.

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #756 on: July 13, 2018, 10:51:23 am »
This evening, so they say, Dani Pedrosa will make an announcement on his future.  Will it be:

- Retirement?
- Rider for Petronas Yamaha?
- Rider for another MGP team?
- Moderator on the WildDogs Forum?
He has just announced his retirement from racing!

Yeah.  A bit sad for me.  I would have liked to see him on a Yamaha.

Physically too small for the big bikes, but the talent was there.

Not sure that he is too small.  The Repsol Honda was initially build for him specifically. 

He does have the talent,  but just like many other riders, rode in a difficult period in terms of competition.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #757 on: July 14, 2018, 07:00:58 pm »
Stonking final Q session - MM on point again!
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #758 on: July 15, 2018, 10:09:52 am »
Stonking final Q session - MM on point again!

Janee!  What a freaking awesome qualifying lap!? 

Seems the race will be Honda versus Ducati as the Yamahas are struggling for grip, especially if the track temperature is a bit high.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #759 on: July 15, 2018, 10:15:10 am »
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