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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #160 on: March 08, 2019, 09:45:56 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #161 on: March 08, 2019, 09:48:29 am »
I activated last year's pool.  The participants from then should have access as it was last year, but if not.  Join with the info below:

https://www.superbru.com/motogp/pool.php?p=12012275

or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code:

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #162 on: March 08, 2019, 10:00:34 am »
Do we have a pool yet on SB?

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #163 on: March 08, 2019, 10:03:52 am »
confused  ??? which is the correct pool?
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #164 on: March 08, 2019, 10:35:37 am »
confused  ??? which is the correct pool?

Be patient.  Let's wait and see what Gryshond says.  He is traditionally the Superbru bloke.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #165 on: March 08, 2019, 10:35:48 am »
Let's stick with WilddogGP as a few people have already joined including Bear.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2019, 11:05:45 am »
Let's stick with WilddogGP as a few people have already joined including Bear.

No problem.  I will kill the WildDogs Group although some already joined there as well. 

The following gents who did join Wild Dogs, please rejoin WilddogGP as I will delete Wild Dogs.  Apologies for the confusion.

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #167 on: March 10, 2019, 06:43:27 pm »
So is Yamaha going to do it in 2019 ??
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #168 on: March 10, 2019, 08:56:53 pm »
What a race!!! My SB prediction went for a ball, but I really enjoyed watching.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #169 on: March 10, 2019, 10:14:41 pm »
Both MotoGP and Moto2 had great final laps. GP was a tight race from the start. Moto2 saw two great battles for 1st and 3rd right up to the checkered flag  :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #170 on: March 11, 2019, 08:01:54 am »
So is Yamaha going to do it in 2019 ??

No, Maverick is fast enough but after fluffing the first lap for more than a year and not learning from this I don't think he will.  Rossi remains a phenomenon and yesterday's race showed it again.  But the field is extremely strong and unless he can consistently get himself on the front row he starts every race with a handicap.  I hope to eat my words regarding 46 week after week.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #171 on: March 11, 2019, 08:14:35 am »
MGP:

This was the closest finish of a MGP race in many years, possibly in history as the first 5 were covered by only 6/10th of a second.  Excellent race with great battles.  I hope this is what the whole season holds.  What a race!

Sadly, it seems that the Yamahas are still suffering from the same issue as the previous two years.  Vinales can be blisteringly fast over one flying lap, but cannot hold race pace with new tyres and a full tank of fuel.  Rossi seems like crap and then does much better on race day.  The Suzukis are pretty awesome and if they can find two or three more horses, they will be a rather large turd in the Honda and Ducati drinking water for the rest of the season. 

The results of the race was changed to a provisional result as Suzuki, Honda, KTM and Aprilia protested the Ducatis of Dovi, Petrux and Miller as not legal to race.  This protest was turned down by the Race Stewards, but the four teams appealed, so the decision is now up to the MotoGP Court of Appeals for a decision.  The issue is a new "winglet" on the Ducatis swingarm which apparently cools the rear tyre.  This decision may change the results of the race, but will be very interesting to see, because if said "winglet" is declared legal, the other manufacturers will surely add them in the blink of an eye.

I think Superbru was screwed for all.  I got the golden cap with a measly 10 points!   :imaposer:

M3:

My FOK Marlize should be changed to My FOK Darryn!  24th on the grid to 7th in two laps and then he throws the bike into the kitty litter in spectacular fashion.  He should really, but I mean really calm down.

M2:

KTM struggled.  Way too much.  Best KTM on the track, Brad and he finished 12th!  Sies!

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #172 on: March 11, 2019, 09:39:15 am »
Enjoyed the opener a hell of a lot.
M3 - Quick kids at it again, but DB should quickly adapt to pressure racing.
M2 - Triumph engines seem very good and sound terriffic.BB very far off the pace.
GP - Hail Desmo Dovi ( despite the pissies crying about little pieces of plastic ). MM is at it again and I will stick my neck out that the title is his again this year, barring serious injuries to the little wrecking ball  ;)
VR 46 - Well, 14 to play 5 in that hot company is just brilliant .... but, as much as I am a serious VR46 fan, realistically he simply cannot be seen to be a real title contender anymore.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #173 on: March 11, 2019, 10:43:21 am »
Lorenzo not on the pace yet, injury or wrong tank design ?
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #174 on: March 11, 2019, 10:46:02 am »
Enjoyed the opener a hell of a lot.
M3 - Quick kids at it again, but DB should quickly adapt to pressure racing.
M2 - Triumph engines seem very good and sound terriffic.BB very far off the pace.
GP - Hail Desmo Dovi ( despite the pissies crying about little pieces of plastic ). MM is at it again and I will stick my neck out that the title is his again this year, barring serious injuries to the little wrecking ball  ;)
VR 46 - Well, 14 to play 5 in that hot company is just brilliant .... but, as much as I am a serious VR46 fan, realistically he simply cannot be seen to be a real title contender anymore.

Those M3 kids are kamikaze pilots par excellence!  Always great to watch. DB should be well adapted to pressure racing by now, imho.  His problem is that he pushes too hard on a donkey of a bike.  If only he could calm down a tad he would take many podiums.  Yesterday was a good example.  24th to 7th in 2 laps.  24th to 5th in 4 laps would have been fine too.  Even 24th to 5th in 6 or 10 laps.    As he grew older he is now suffering a new issue.  He is too tall and possibly too heavy for a M3 bike.  He needs to move to M2 soon.  The problem is, you can end your career quick-quick in M2 if you do not get a ride in one of the top 10 or so teams.  In Darryn's current form, a spot in such a team is unlikely.

I am shocked to see how far the KTM's are off the pace.  I have to admit, I never saw that coming.  Best KTM was Brad at 12th, but look at the rest.  Brad's team mate on the other factory KTM 15th.  Next KTM 21st!  NTS finished 14th and 16th and they are a small group building bikes in a garrage.  KTM will really have to look seriously at their bikes for 2019, or they will be also rans.

I am a huge VR fan and will always enjoy him doing well.  Can he win another championship?  I believe he can, but not on the current Yamaha.  That does not mean that I have any less respect for Desmo Dovi, MM and the rest.  Winning a race in that group of riders, is not an easy task.  VR at his best, could win with a slightly under performing bike.  I don't see him doing that anymore.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #175 on: March 11, 2019, 11:10:26 am »
Lorenzo not on the pace yet, injury or wrong tank design ?

Still injured and should probably have not raced yesterday.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #176 on: March 11, 2019, 11:18:05 am »
Enjoyed the opener a hell of a lot.
M3 - Quick kids at it again, but DB should quickly adapt to pressure racing.
M2 - Triumph engines seem very good and sound terriffic.BB very far off the pace.
GP - Hail Desmo Dovi ( despite the pissies crying about little pieces of plastic ). MM is at it again and I will stick my neck out that the title is his again this year, barring serious injuries to the little wrecking ball  ;)
VR 46 - Well, 14 to play 5 in that hot company is just brilliant .... but, as much as I am a serious VR46 fan, realistically he simply cannot be seen to be a real title contender anymore.

Those M3 kids are kamikaze pilots par excellence!  Always great to watch. DB should be well adapted to pressure racing by now, imho.  His problem is that he pushes too hard on a donkey of a bike.  If only he could calm down a tad he would take many podiums.  Yesterday was a good example.  24th to 7th in 2 laps.  24th to 5th in 4 laps would have been fine too.  Even 24th to 5th in 6 or 10 laps.    As he grew older he is now suffering a new issue.  He is too tall and possibly too heavy for a M3 bike.  He needs to move to M2 soon.  The problem is, you can end your career quick-quick in M2 if you do not get a ride in one of the top 10 or so teams.  In Darryn's current form, a spot in such a team is unlikely.

I am shocked to see how far the KTM's are off the pace.  I have to admit, I never saw that coming.  Best KTM was Brad at 12th, but look at the rest.  Brad's team mate on the other factory KTM 15th.  Next KTM 21st!  NTS finished 14th and 16th and they are a small group building bikes in a garrage.  KTM will really have to look seriously at their bikes for 2019, or they will be also rans.

I am a huge VR fan and will always enjoy him doing well.  Can he win another championship?  I believe he can, but not on the current Yamaha.  That does not mean that I have any less respect for Desmo Dovi, MM and the rest.  Winning a race in that group of riders, is not an easy task.  VR at his best, could win with a slightly under performing bike.  I don't see him doing that anymore.

I honestly don't think DB has physically out grown his M3 bike - its probably more to do with inexperience and a dose of red mist.
He will simply not cut it on a M2 bike in his current form.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #177 on: March 11, 2019, 11:19:02 am »
And Cal making everyone else look silly on their fancy factory bikes and non-mangled ankles   :pot:

His interview was also funny as always. Asked him about his injury and he responded by saying he has a numb bum  :spitcoffee:
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #178 on: March 11, 2019, 11:27:09 am »
And Cal making everyone else look silly on their fancy factory bikes and non-mangled ankles   :pot:

His interview was also funny as always. Asked him about his injury and he responded by saying he has a numb bum  :spitcoffee:

I am not a Crutchlow fan at all......but your'e right, credit to him for mixing it up with the  quick boys and grabbing a podium, stuffed paw and all  ;D
As for his interview.......its him being  "normal"  :laughing4: 
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #179 on: March 11, 2019, 11:43:16 am »
And Cal making everyone else look silly on their fancy factory bikes and non-mangled ankles   :pot:

His interview was also funny as always. Asked him about his injury and he responded by saying he has a numb bum  :spitcoffee:

I am not a Crutchlow fan at all......but your'e right, credit to him for mixing it up with the  quick boys and grabbing a podium, stuffed paw and all  ;D
As for his interview.......its him being  "normal"  :laughing4:

I love Cal. Such a character but I think most people don't get his sense of humour. Big plus is he doesn't have an awful squeaky voice like the Italian and Spanish girls  >:D

If he can crash a little less he could actually be a solid top 3 championship contender
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