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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2019, 10:11:16 am »
Ai tog, hoe sukkel Rossi so uit die staanspoor uit.

Hy het darem nie te sleg gedoen op Dag 1 nie en hy was heel tevrede met die bike na Dag 1.  Ek het geen ide wat gebeur het op Dag 2 nie. 
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2019, 12:52:29 pm »
Is anyone here thinking of going to the Thailand GP?

I was thinking that it would be a cheap way to see a GP but i'm having very little luck planning a trip

The stands are already sold out, so if you a Rossi fan or a MM fan that is not an option but there are other stands open. Tickets are relatively cheap, call it R1500.

but its getting there im having an issue with and acommodation.

Literally every hotel is already fully booked , but I have found an Air B&B that can take 6 people and the whole house for the whole weekend is only about R3k

The problem is getting there, I cant find flights , its like you have to fly into Bangkok and then drive 4 - 5 hours to get to the circuit.. there must be an easier way..

Is anyone planning a trip ?
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #122 on: February 25, 2019, 01:19:49 pm »
Interesting rule change for 2019.  The introduction of a penalty zone.  In the past seasons, they used the "drop 1 place" or "drop 2 places" system for smaller penalties, i.e. no pits ride through required.  The problem with that was that penalties were not the same.  Drop 1 place to a guy 0,3s behind you, or drop one place to a guy 3s behind you is not the same thing.  The penalty zone setup, gets rid of the inequality of the penalty. 

Basically, at tracks that allow for this, they will have a penalty line on the outside of a corner, i.e. a lap using that lane will take longer to complete.  Once a rider received the penalty, he must, during the next few laps, use that lane.

Is anyone planning a trip ?

No.  Sorry.  Way too poor.   :'( :'( :'(

If I did spend bucks to go watch a GP, I would go to Mugello though.

Perhaps, with luck, Midrand one day ..... *wildly dreaming*

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2019, 03:54:25 pm »
Well my planning is going like this

Flight CT - Bangkok R7500 return
Accommodation in Bangkok R1700
Transport / food / explore Bangkok R3000
Flight to Buriran R1700 max return
GP Ticket R1500
Accomodation in Buriran R2500
Transport / Meals / etc at GP R2500

Comes in at R20k

Leaving 28 Sep arrive back home about 8 Oct
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2019, 04:24:33 pm »
Great, man!!!!

Went to Catalunya in 2017 and had a BLAST!!!

Planning for Philip Island MOTOGP for 2020..

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2019, 09:00:06 am »
Well my planning is going like this

Flight CT - Bangkok R7500 return
Accommodation in Bangkok R1700
Transport / food / explore Bangkok R3000
Flight to Buriran R1700 max return
GP Ticket R1500
Accomodation in Buriran R2500
Transport / Meals / etc at GP R2500

Comes in at R20k

Leaving 28 Sep arrive back home about 8 Oct

That is a bargain!  Difficult to have a R20k holiday right here in SA!

Better shout for Rossi, n!    >insert evil eye here< 
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #126 on: February 26, 2019, 09:03:57 am »
Qatar official testing: Day 3:

Don't know what Yamaha Factory and Rossi were testing on Day 2 when he was 19th fastest.  Perhaps checking, if at his age, he could still push the bike around the track.   :lol8:  Anyway, Yamies looking good with all 4 in the top 6.  JL99 clearly getting to know the Honda as he moves upward on the timing sheets. 



1= Maverick Viales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 54.208s [Lap 25/50]
2= Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 54.441s +0.233s [28/48]
3= Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.613s +0.405s [30/53]
4= Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 54.651s +0.443s [35/38]
5 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.653s +0.445s [26/33]
6= Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 54.660s +0.452s [42/61]
7= Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 54.770s +0.562s [27/37]
8^4 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.789s +0.581s [48/50]
9˅1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 54.818s +0.610s [19/43]
10^6 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 1m 54.851s +0.643s [47/47]
11˅2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 54.852s +0.644s [28/41]
12˅2 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 54.997s +0.789s [37/38]
13˅2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 1m 55.074s +0.866s [30/47]
14˅1 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 55.229s +1.021s [52/66]
15˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 55.233s +1.025s [32/50]
16˅1 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.343s +1.135s [21/39]
17= Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.690s +1.482s [25/39]
18= Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 55.773s +1.565s [28/28]
19= Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.814s +1.606s [28/54]
20^3 Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.072s +1.864s [37/38]
21˅1 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 56.121s +1.913s [26/50]
22˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.162s +1.954s [32/42]
23˅1 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 56.371s +2.163s [25/42]
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #127 on: February 26, 2019, 09:08:54 am »
JL99 is still injured, Im not expecting fireworks from him just yet.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #128 on: February 26, 2019, 09:12:19 am »
JL99 is still injured, Im not expecting fireworks from him just yet.

Agreed, but 5th on the time sheets is not bad at all.  Combined times over the three days, he is 6th with MM93 (albeit also injured) at 4th.  JL99 is clearly giving notice and the first race is still two weeks away.  Time ti heal more.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2019, 12:40:57 pm »
As I predicted I think Zarco will have a tough time of it, I really hope his KTM move does not mean WSBK in one or two seasons for him.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #130 on: February 26, 2019, 01:00:10 pm »
They can test as much as they please, their problem isn't the bikes, it's Marquez.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #131 on: February 26, 2019, 01:04:34 pm »
They can test as much as they please, their problem isn't the bikes, it's Marquez.

You are correct, but to even begin to take the race to MM, you need a 100% bike.  99,9999% will not be enough.

As I predicted I think Zarco will have a tough time of it, I really hope his KTM move does not mean WSBK in one or two seasons for him.

I think he and the bike will find each other and will be reasonably competitive soon.  He is a very good rider and KTM is going balls to the wall in terms of development.  Perhaps a bit too hard as they had as many as four frames available for testing.  Pol Espargaro is consistently in the the top 10.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #132 on: February 26, 2019, 01:52:10 pm »
JL99 is still injured, Im not expecting fireworks from him just yet.

Agreed, but 5th on the time sheets is not bad at all.  Combined times over the three days, he is 6th with MM93 (albeit also injured) at 4th.  JL99 is clearly giving notice and the first race is still two weeks away.  Time ti heal more.

Lorenzo has 3 wins on the circuit to MM's 1 and with Lorenzo scoring a DNF last year I think he will be chomping at the bit to prove himself.. Lorenzo will be pushing for the win without doubt. If he wins it will set the tone for the year that's for sure. The Yamaha bikes have been more than competitive on the track though.. rubbing my hands.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #133 on: February 26, 2019, 02:26:20 pm »
Lorenzo has 3 wins on the circuit to MM's 1 and with Lorenzo scoring a DNF last year I think he will be chomping at the bit to prove himself.. Lorenzo will be pushing for the win without doubt. If he wins it will set the tone for the year that's for sure. The Yamaha bikes have been more than competitive on the track though.. rubbing my hands.

Yeah.  This track is not considered a "Honda track", but looking at the test times over the past three days, it looks like we may be in for some great racing from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati and possibly even a KTM in the mix.  I know, I know, testing often shows nothing, but still worth hoping. 
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #134 on: February 26, 2019, 03:46:20 pm »
My money is on Petrucci for the first win
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #135 on: February 27, 2019, 11:01:20 am »
Last pre-season testing indicates that we may be in for a good season of racing.  First 15 covered by 1 second.  I hope I am not drooling in anticipation for nothing!


1= Maverick Viales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 54.208s [Lap 25/50]
2= Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 54.441s +0.233s [28/48]
3= Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.613s +0.405s [30/53]
4= Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 54.651s +0.443s [35/38]
5 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.653s +0.445s [26/33]
6= Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 54.660s +0.452s [42/61]
7= Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 54.770s +0.562s [27/37]
8^4 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.789s +0.581s [48/50]
9˅1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 54.818s +0.610s [19/43]
10^6 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 1m 54.851s +0.643s [47/47]
11˅2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 54.852s +0.644s [28/41]
12˅2 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 54.997s +0.789s [37/38]
13˅2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 1m 55.074s +0.866s [30/47]
14˅1 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 55.229s +1.021s [52/66]
15˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 55.233s +1.025s [32/50]
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #136 on: February 27, 2019, 01:39:55 pm »
My money is on Petrucci for the first win

Based on what? certainly not past performance
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #137 on: February 27, 2019, 01:43:55 pm »
My money is on Petrucci for the first win

Based on what? certainly not past performance

Just a hunch...

He has been sucking hind tit for long enough now.

He is on arguably the best bike on the grid, and Ducati always goes well at Qatar.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #138 on: February 27, 2019, 02:50:07 pm »
I'll go for a Yamaha win.

- I am a huge Yamaha fan.
- They won Qatar 6 of last 10 times.
- Would like to see VR46 win, but could immensely enjoy one of the youngsters from the SIC Petronas team walking away with it.  It would be a neat jackal in the chicken coop at start of season.

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #139 on: February 27, 2019, 04:17:16 pm »
IDGAF you wins the first race at this stage.

Let's just get the season going!
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