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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2018, 10:17:41 am »
That clearly went over your head

No bru......Rossi....yes?
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2018, 10:24:08 am »
Day 1 testing done and dusted.

Some responses from riders:

Petrucci:  The 2019 factory Ducati have no negative points.
Morbidelli:  The Yamaha is like riding on butter. (He is referring to smoothness, not lack of traction)
Zarco:  KTM corner entry difficult and that makes me slow.
Vinales:  Suddenly, I feel much better, but still need to work on acceleration.  (It seems Yamaha used the 2018 bike from Sunday's race with one of two 2019 engines)
Marquez:  Difficult day, but the 2019 bike feels good.
Dovi:  Today we almost did nothing due to the rain.
Rossi:  Evolution engine 1 is better, but lacks acceleration.  Looking forward to test evolution engine 2 today.

Final times:

Very interesting........ Zarco and Lorenzo still getting to grips i guess.
Where you find that info Bear?
Keep it coming.

I find a lot on www.motogp.com and https://www.crash.net/.  Also following many of these riders on Twitter where you pick up some interesting snippets.

« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 10:56:12 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2018, 10:24:41 am »
That clearly went over your head

No bru......Rossi....yes?

My original comment was to Snafu, and had to do with his results in Superbru.

You clearly missed the humor.

Dont get so hung up on the fact that it has something to do with Rossi.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2018, 08:33:58 pm »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

Of course MM will have people that do not like him. Even some that hates him. Like Rossi have you. :pot:

But to cheer you up, I really like MM for the fact that he is a fighter. Dislocate a shoulder in Qualifying, pop the joint back in and qualify for 5th position. Remarkable hunger for racing.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2018, 10:30:17 am »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

Very typical of all the so-called haters and / or fanboys.  They all have one thing in common.  They are incapable of seeing that their behaviour is exactly like that of what they consider the other side.  It really is tiresome 
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2018, 10:41:07 am »
Day 2 of testing at Valencia completed and MV12 on a factory Yamaha is fastest again.  I bet he is a happy young Spaniard!  They now move to Jerez for testing next week.  It would be interesting to see how the Yamies do there as they really struggled at Jerez the past two seasons.

Vinales:  Fastest with both Evolution 1 and 2 engines.  He is not sure which is best.
Rossi:  Not sure that there is much difference between the two Evolution engines.  Both are better than the 2018 version
Espargaro, A:  Not sure the new Aprilia is better than last year's, but believes they know how to improve it, since he and new team mate Iannone are in agreement on the issues.
Marquez:  Concentrating on different engines.  Honda brought three possible bikes for 2019 for him to test.
Miller:  He jumped from the 2017 Ducati he used this year to a full factory spec 2019 bike.  In typical Aussie style he expressed his surprise that he could manage to actually stay on that PoS GP17 compared to this magical GP19.
Petrucci:  Seems deeply in love with the 2019 GP19 Ducati.  He could not find a single negative thing to say about it.
Morbidelli:  Seems he will be come the ZarcoThornInTheSide of the factory Yamaha guys next year.  The kid is fast right out of the starting blocks.
Zarco:  Getting used to the KTM, but laments its lack of speed.

« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 10:43:03 am by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2018, 11:55:48 am »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

Very typical of all the so-called haters and / or fanboys.  They all have one thing in common.  They are incapable of seeing that their behaviour is exactly like that of what they consider the other side.  It really is tiresome

Always seems to be one of these guys lurking around.......its a small man thing. When VR or MM or any of these riders retire the small man moves on to the next rider to hate. Its really lame!
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2018, 12:04:19 pm »
At last Yamaha looks to have found something. MV and Vale must be super stoked after the dismal 2018 season.
I'm hoping for Zarco to be competitive in 2019, but that KTM looks to be a bit of a dog. Lets hope its still early days.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2018, 01:05:17 pm »
At last Yamaha looks to have found something. MV and Vale must be super stoked after the dismal 2018 season.
I'm hoping for Zarco to be competitive in 2019, but that KTM looks to be a bit of a dog. Lets hope its still early days.

It seems that the Yamahas are more competitive and Yamaha finally caught on to a few things that Ducati and Honda have been doing for some time.  Maybe this will help them to develop their bike faster and in pace with Ducati and Honda.

- Yamaha FINALLY agreed to provide one full factory spec bike to their satellite team.  Morbidelli will ride this bike.  Crutchlow did this job for Honda and Petrucci for Ducati.  With Petrux into the factory team, Jack Miller gets the GP19 next year.  It increases the amount of development time, available data, etc. by a third.
-  Yamaha FINALLY appointed an experienced MGP rider in Jonas Folger as their test rider, instead of some has been Japanese Superbike rider.

Early days indeed, but at least Yamaha looks like they are on the right track.

The KTM's are close, but not a race winner yet.  This is bound to change as KTM does not build bikes and enter races to be an "also ran".  They will be working very hard at being more competitive and they already gave notice with signing Zarco.  Their contract with their satellite team, Tech3 shows they are serious as they will supply full factory bikes to Tech3 and see them as one team with two sponsors, rather than a factory and a satellite team.  I am really looking forward to seeing Zarco take KTM to new levels and I believe he will.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2018, 04:01:39 pm »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

It was not laughing, it was cheering and jumping and high fives. Marquez was not even leading, but in 3rd position when he crashed!! Which makes it even more pathetic.

Did you miss the part where it was dead silent when Rossi crashed, even with a lot of "Rossi haters" around?

That was the actual point of my long tale.
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2018, 04:55:09 pm »
You can subscribe the the MotoGP video pass for the off season for 1 Euro on their Black Friday deal.  Don't hesitate and go there now so you can enjoy all the testing etc for next to nothing (plus all interviews, past races etc etc) until 4 March.

www.Motogp.com

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2018, 06:27:37 pm »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

It was not laughing, it was cheering and jumping and high fives. Marquez was not even leading, but in 3rd position when he crashed!! Which makes it even more pathetic.

Did you miss the part where it was dead silent when Rossi crashed, even with a lot of "Rossi haters" around?

That was the actual point of my long tale.

I know, you're trying to convey how the MM fans are the decent guys....... :pot: :pot: :peepwall:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2018, 07:02:40 pm »
You can subscribe the the MotoGP video pass for the off season for 1 Euro on their Black Friday deal.  Don't hesitate and go there now so you can enjoy all the testing etc for next to nothing (plus all interviews, past races etc etc) until 4 March.

www.Motogp.com

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2018, 10:13:37 pm »
Thanks, Sonny, but we got TheBear ................ for free  :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2018, 10:19:59 pm »
Thanks, Sonny, but we got TheBear ................ for free  :thumleft:

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2018, 10:33:11 am »
You can subscribe the the MotoGP video pass for the off season for 1 Euro on their Black Friday deal.  Don't hesitate and go there now so you can enjoy all the testing etc for next to nothing (plus all interviews, past races etc etc) until 4 March.

www.Motogp.com

+1.

Only issue is, as in past years, there will be varkol M2 and M3 action. 

Thanks, Sonny, but we got TheBear ................ for free  :thumleft:

Darn!  I thought you said the cheque was in the mail!!!???   :lol8:
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2018, 10:38:39 am »
New era in MotoGP history.  Pre-season testing of Moto2's with the new Triumph engine and the MotoE's on Jerez in Spain.

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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2018, 04:08:19 pm »
New era in MotoGP history.  Pre-season testing of Moto2's with the new Triumph engine and the MotoE's on Jerez in Spain.

I am really looking forward to moto-E !

When they banned 2stroke sound from the racetracks, sound stopped playing any role for me in MotoGP.
 
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2018, 05:18:53 pm »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

It was not laughing, it was cheering and jumping and high fives. Marquez was not even leading, but in 3rd position when he crashed!! Which makes it even more pathetic.

Did you miss the part where it was dead silent when Rossi crashed, even with a lot of "Rossi haters" around?

That was the actual point of my long tale.

Yep, it was weird, but at least it is making more sense now after experiencing it with a live audience and not just a bunch of keyboard warriors
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Re: MotoGP 2019
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2018, 09:32:33 pm »
Aw come on Bus, you keep harping on the Rossi fans, and how blind they are, yet your posting of a long tale of people laughing at your hero falling off just shows your own eye-flaps.

It was not laughing, it was cheering and jumping and high fives. Marquez was not even leading, but in 3rd position when he crashed!! Which makes it even more pathetic.

Did you miss the part where it was dead silent when Rossi crashed, even with a lot of "Rossi haters" around?

That was the actual point of my long tale.

Yep, it was weird, but at least it is making more sense now after experiencing it with a live audience and not just a bunch of keyboard warriors

Why do you guys watch MotoGP with the Rossi crowd?

Of course, for every fan of MM, Rossi has a thousand.

Who cheers when MM falls off. Regularly. :snorting: