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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1240 on: November 18, 2020, 02:52:47 pm »
Its going to be interesting with Rossi going to Petronas next year.

It will be very interesting.  There are two reasons why Petronas is doing so well.  First, they have a large budget.  Possibly as big, or bigger than the factory team.  Second, perhaps more important, is that their team management are not afraid to make changes in tune and setup outside the parameters set by Yamaha Factory, i.e. they will be more willing to take on rider input.

Then, the last person to win a championship on a satellite bike was VR46 himself.

I bet Rossi is hoping for a 2019 Morbidelli bike  :deal:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1241 on: November 18, 2020, 05:00:33 pm »
So who is going to get the open Aprillia spot?
Lorenzo?
Davies?
2SmokeDan?

If you watch moto2 they said the Martin and Garzo are going up to Aprilia spots.. Im sure that is what I heard but it could have just been commentator banter.

The commentators must have been a tad drunk, or silly, or both.  Aprilia have one rider in Aleix Espargaro, so only need one more.  They have made approaches to two Moto2 riders, but both rejected the offer.  They are now looking toward WSBK, possibly Davies.

It won't be Lorenzo.  He will be even more useless on an Aprilia.

It won't be 2SD.  It would take too much of his R&P posting time away.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1242 on: November 18, 2020, 05:02:48 pm »
Its going to be interesting with Rossi going to Petronas next year.

It will be very interesting.  There are two reasons why Petronas is doing so well.  First, they have a large budget.  Possibly as big, or bigger than the factory team.  Second, perhaps more important, is that their team management are not afraid to make changes in tune and setup outside the parameters set by Yamaha Factory, i.e. they will be more willing to take on rider input.

Then, the last person to win a championship on a satellite bike was VR46 himself.

I bet Rossi is hoping for a 2019 Morbidelli bike  :deal:

I bet he is hoping for a Suzuki in a Yamaha fairing.   :lol8:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1243 on: November 18, 2020, 07:37:43 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1244 on: November 18, 2020, 08:53:02 pm »
So who is going to get the open Aprillia spot?
Lorenzo?
Davies?
2SmokeDan?

If you watch moto2 they said the Martin and Garzo are going up to Aprilia spots.. Im sure that is what I heard but it could have just been commentator banter.

The commentators must have been a tad drunk, or silly, or both.  Aprilia have one rider in Aleix Espargaro, so only need one more.  They have made approaches to two Moto2 riders, but both rejected the offer.  They are now looking toward WSBK, possibly Davies.

It won't be Lorenzo.  He will be even more useless on an Aprilia.

It won't be 2SD.  It would take too much of his R&P posting time away.
Dan is waiting for a factory Yam ride. What about Dovi ? Lorenzo might work if the tank shape is correct  :biggrin:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1245 on: November 19, 2020, 01:18:06 pm »
So who is going to get the open Aprillia spot?
Lorenzo?
Davies?
2SmokeDan?

If you watch moto2 they said the Martin and Garzo are going up to Aprilia spots.. Im sure that is what I heard but it could have just been commentator banter.

The commentators must have been a tad drunk, or silly, or both.  Aprilia have one rider in Aleix Espargaro, so only need one more.  They have made approaches to two Moto2 riders, but both rejected the offer.  They are now looking toward WSBK, possibly Davies.

It won't be Lorenzo.  He will be even more useless on an Aprilia.

It won't be 2SD.  It would take too much of his R&P posting time away.
Dan is waiting for a factory Yam ride. What about Dovi ? Lorenzo might work if the tank shape is correct  :biggrin:

I believe Dovie has accepted  position as test rider for Yamaha. I dont think a shape exists in the world of shapes taht can be applied to a Aprillia tank  that will make Lorenzo competitive these days :ricky:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1246 on: November 19, 2020, 02:19:28 pm »
Rossi started his MotoGP career on Aprillia 125 maybe he should end it on Aprillia as well, he only signed for one year with Yamaha I think  8)
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1247 on: November 19, 2020, 03:01:21 pm »


Crutchlow is the new Yamaha test rider

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/13/yamaha-confirm-cal-crutchlow-as-2021-test-rider/355945

and Dovi is taking a sabbatical

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/10/dovizioso-announces-he-s-taking-a-sabbatical-in-2021/355787


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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1248 on: November 19, 2020, 04:35:32 pm »


Crutchlow is the new Yamaha test rider

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/13/yamaha-confirm-cal-crutchlow-as-2021-test-rider/355945

and Dovi is taking a sabbatical

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/10/dovizioso-announces-he-s-taking-a-sabbatical-in-2021/355787


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I believe Dovie has accepted  position as test rider for Yamaha. I dont think a shape exists in the world of shapes taht can be applied to a Aprillia tank  that will make Lorenzo competitive these days :ricky:


Yes this is my confirmed understanding as well. I think Crashlow will be good at crash testing the Yammies.  ???
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1249 on: November 20, 2020, 10:52:43 am »


Crutchlow is the new Yamaha test rider

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/13/yamaha-confirm-cal-crutchlow-as-2021-test-rider/355945

and Dovi is taking a sabbatical

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/10/dovizioso-announces-he-s-taking-a-sabbatical-in-2021/355787


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I believe Dovie has accepted  position as test rider for Yamaha. I dont think a shape exists in the world of shapes taht can be applied to a Aprillia tank  that will make Lorenzo competitive these days :ricky:


Spot on, I was getting confused....how unusual :biggrin:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1250 on: November 20, 2020, 11:39:58 am »


Crutchlow is the new Yamaha test rider

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/13/yamaha-confirm-cal-crutchlow-as-2021-test-rider/355945

and Dovi is taking a sabbatical

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/10/dovizioso-announces-he-s-taking-a-sabbatical-in-2021/355787


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I believe Dovie has accepted  position as test rider for Yamaha. I dont think a shape exists in the world of shapes taht can be applied to a Aprillia tank  that will make Lorenzo competitive these days :ricky:



Is Yamaha developing crash protection systems?
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1251 on: November 22, 2020, 04:23:16 pm »
How Kak are the factory yamahas? (yes without a capital, Im so upset with them)

What's the fucking problem?!

"Embarrassing!" said the commentators... and the "Spec B" Yamaha right at the front?

I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1252 on: November 22, 2020, 05:27:58 pm »
How Kak are the factory yamahas? (yes without a capital, Im so upset with them)

What's the fucking problem?!

"Embarrassing!" said the commentators... and the "Spec B" Yamaha right at the front?
Same goes for Ducati... Miller on the older bike beats the pack of newer models?
 

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« Reply #1253 on: November 22, 2020, 07:20:07 pm »
I thought Miller was on a factory spec GP20
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« Reply #1254 on: November 23, 2020, 07:23:07 am »
I thought Miller was on a factory spec GP20

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« Reply #1255 on: November 23, 2020, 09:07:25 am »
Damn shame Brad binned it again, but at least he still got rookie of the year.
 
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1256 on: November 27, 2020, 11:15:56 am »
How Kak are the factory yamahas? (yes without a capital, Im so upset with them)

What's the fucking problem?!

"Embarrassing!" said the commentators... and the "Spec B" Yamaha right at the front?

Keep in mind, this " Spec B"  Yamaha was the " Spec A" Yamaha in 2019 where it got its arse kicked solidly by the then " Spec B"  bikes, which were the 2018 " Spec A" bikes.  Perhaps Yamaha should dust off their 2017 bikes and start from there.
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« Reply #1257 on: November 27, 2020, 11:21:09 am »
Damn shame Brad binned it again, but at least he still got rookie of the year.

Janee.  He binned it due to a real rookie mistake, so Rookie of the Year is a good start.  :snorting:

On a more serious note, Rookie of the Year with AM73 a rookie on a factory Honda is no small feat.  Well done BB33.

Young Fabio fell out of the bus again, as he did in Moto3 for two years and Moto2 for two years.  I am still struggling to understand why Yamaha signed him so quickly.

Rumour as it that MM93 is still not fit and will require a third surgery.

I struggle to spend time here as my fishing rod does not have WiFi.  It  does not have fish either ............  :'(
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« Reply #1258 on: November 27, 2020, 06:20:30 pm »
Damn shame Brad binned it again, but at least he still got rookie of the year.

Janee.  He binned it due to a real rookie mistake, so Rookie of the Year is a good start.  :snorting:

On a more serious note, Rookie of the Year with AM73 a rookie on a factory Honda is no small feat.  Well done BB33.

Young Fabio fell out of the bus again, as he did in Moto3 for two years and Moto2 for two years.  I am still struggling to understand why Yamaha signed him so quickly.

Rumour as it that MM93 is still not fit and will require a third surgery.

I struggle to spend time here as my fishing rod does not have WiFi.  It  does not have fish either ............  :'(
No wifi, no fish. Remind me of those two islands. The canary islands... I had a look around, no canaries. Same story with the virgin islands, no canaries there either.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #1259 on: Yesterday at 08:19:46 pm »
Damn shame Brad binned it again, but at least he still got rookie of the year.

Janee.  He binned it due to a real rookie mistake, so Rookie of the Year is a good start.  :snorting:

On a more serious note, Rookie of the Year with AM73 a rookie on a factory Honda is no small feat.  Well done BB33.

Young Fabio fell out of the bus again, as he did in Moto3 for two years and Moto2 for two years.  I am still struggling to understand why Yamaha signed him so quickly.

Rumour as it that MM93 is still not fit and will require a third surgery.

I struggle to spend time here as my fishing rod does not have WiFi.  It  does not have fish either ............  :'(
No wifi, no fish. Remind me of those two islands. The canary islands... I had a look around, no canaries. Same story with the virgin islands, no canaries there either.

Lots of robbers on Robben island though. :thumleft: