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Offline TheBear

MotoGP 2019
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:47:53 am »
A bit early I suppose, but probably better to start a 2019 thread to discuss what is expected in 2019.

Moto E will be with us with from 2019, starting out with 5 races during the season.  Races will be 7 - 10 laps at Jerez, Le Mans, Sachsenring, Red Bull Ring and Misano.  It will be a one manufacturer class with all bikes manufactured by Energica Moto Company.   Bikes sound like a overworked washing machine, but do have some impressive specs (I think):

Specs:

Max power:  110kw
0 - 100: 3s
Top speed: 250km/h
Battery:  HV Lithium-ion
Recharging:  0 - 85% in 20 minutes.
Motor:  Synchronous, oil-cooled, AC with permanent magnets (whatever the heck that may mean)

Planned teams:

Tech3 Racing: Kenny Foray and Hector Garzo
LCR Team:  Randy du Puniet and Niccolo Canepa
Pramac Racing: Josh Hook and Alex de Angelis.  Both to be confirmed.
Avintia Racing Team:  Xavier Simeon and Eric Granado
Angel Nieto Team: Nico Terol and Maria Herrera
Gresini Racing: Matteo Ferrari and ???
Pons Racing: Sete Gibernau
Intact GP Team: Jesko Raffin
SIC58 Corse: One
Ajo Motorsport: ???
Marc VDS Racing Team: ???
SIC Racing Team: Bradley Smith



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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 10:03:57 am »
Some big names there!!! I saw the Moto E bike at Catalunya, but I couldn't hear it  :lol8:

I'm looking forward to see what KTM is going to do next year :thumleft: And of course BiB!!!
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 10:08:22 am »
MotoGP teams for 2019:

Repsol Honda:  MM93 and JL99
Movistar Yamaha:  VR46 and MV25
Ducati Team:  Dovi and Petrux
Suzuki Team:  Alex Rins and rookie Joan Mir
Red Bull KTM:  Zarco and Pol Espargaro
Tech3 KTM (Full factory spec bikes):  Rookie Miguel Oliviera and Hafizh Syahrin
Aprilia Gresini:  Aleix Espargaro and Iannone
LCR Honda:  Crutchlow (factory spec bike) and Nakagami (bike spec not clear)
Pramac Ducati:  Jack Miller (possibly GP19 Ducati) and rookie Pecco Bagnaia (GP17, possibly GP18)
Avintia Ducati:  Abraham (GP18) and Tito Rabat (bike spec not clear, probably GP17)
Petronas Yamaha Sepang:  Rookie Fabia Quartararo (2019 Factory spec) and Morbidelli (2018, ex-Vinales bike)

Marc VDS Honda will not participate and Angel Nieto Ducati gave up their grid spots to the Petronas Yamaha team.




« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 10:08:53 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 01:24:54 pm »
It seems that Romano Fenati may well return to Moto3 for the Sniper Team in 2019.  The same Sniper Team that fired him for his shenanigans this year.  He must have huge financial backing to get back in.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 02:52:09 pm »
I am just looking forward to the end of season test in Valencia.

If Yamaha don't bring some radical engine to catch up to Honda and Ducati than I will be switching allegiance next year
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 08:41:36 pm »
I am just looking forward to the end of season test in Valencia.

If Yamaha don't bring some radical engine to catch up to Honda and Ducati than I will be switching allegiance next year

Who you're backing, BMW? :ricky:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:15:18 am »
I am just looking forward to the end of season test in Valencia.

If Yamaha don't bring some radical engine to catch up to Honda and Ducati than I will be switching allegiance next year

I believe the 2019 engine has been tested in previous tests.  Not much difference to the current one.

I am just looking forward to the end of season test in Valencia.

If Yamaha don't bring some radical engine to catch up to Honda and Ducati than I will be switching allegiance next year

Who you're backing, BMW? :ricky:

We may as well since during the 2018 season, Yamaha won only one more MotoGP race than BMW.   :peepwall: :lol8:
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 09:16:28 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 09:21:37 am »
Looks like the graveyard class for some well known names....
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 09:40:29 am »
So two teams left MotoGP and one came in. Thatís a shame that the grid is shrinking. Doesnít matter so much when you watch it on TV but if youíre trackside it does.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 10:19:57 am »
Looks like the graveyard class for some well known names....

At first glance, perhaps, but not really.  A nice mix of old farts, young guns and in between.

So two teams left MotoGP and one came in. Thatís a shame that the grid is shrinking. Doesnít matter so much when you watch it on TV but if youíre trackside it does.

Definitely a pity, but the Marc VDS team withdrawing came at short notice.  I am sure their two spots will be taken next year since Suzuki and Aprilia will have to think very seriously about a satellite team..



« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 10:21:50 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 12:36:35 pm »
Updated teams:

Tech3 Racing: Kenny Foray and Hector Garzo
LCR Team:  Randy du Puniet and Niccolo Canepa
Pramac Racing: Josh Hook and Alex de Angelis. 
Avintia Racing Team:  Xavier Simeon and Eric Granado
Angel Nieto Team: Nico Terol and Maria Herrera
Gresini Racing: Matteo Ferrari and Lorenzo Savadori
Pons Racing: Sete Gibernau
Intact GP Team: Jesko Raffin
Ajo Motorsport:  Niki Tuuli
SIC Racing Team: Bradley Smith
SIC58 Corse: ???
Marc VDS Racing Team: ???
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 12:39:08 pm by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 06:39:45 pm »
Looks like the graveyard class for some well known names....

Hahaha, Sete must be nearing 50 by now........didnt think i would see him race again.
Still, i cant wait to see some Moto E action. Albeit a somewhat 'muted' battle.
Interesting times.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 08:11:52 pm »
I heard that Dorna is putting special speakers around the tracks to remind people that a race is on when the electrics is circulating.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 08:37:03 pm »
I heard that Dorna is putting special speakers around the tracks to remind people that a race is on when the electrics is circulating.
With all that battery power it will be cool if they could play 500cc 2 stroke sounds from the bikes
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 09:06:48 pm »
I heard that Dorna is putting special speakers around the tracks to remind people that a race is on when the electrics is circulating.
With all that battery power it will be cool if they could play 500cc 2 stroke sounds from the bikes

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 11:45:08 pm »
One ebike circulated at Valencia this weekend...its exactly what u expect, eerily quiet and a tad underwhelming.
The noise of the pack on lap 1 as they boom away from you is something you can feel and certainly adds to the drama
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2018, 07:07:50 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2018, 07:23:41 am »
All said but ,moto 2 for me next year as Binder will be the man I watch.Soon to be champ again. :thumleft:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2018, 08:13:05 am »
All said but ,moto 2 for me next year as Binder will be the man I watch.Soon to be champ again. :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2018, 08:34:38 am »
Looks like the graveyard class for some well known names....

Hahaha, Sete must be nearing 50 by now........didnt think i would see him race again.
Still, i cant wait to see some Moto E action. Albeit a somewhat 'muted' battle.
Interesting times.

I am looking forward to it.  The E-Bikes on the Isle of Man certainly became interesting pretty quickly.  I predict, so will these.
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