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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #180 on: March 10, 2020, 05:46:26 pm »
MotoGP in Austen, Texas which would have been the opener for the season on 3 April, after the cancellation of Qatar and postponement of Thailand has just been postponed to November.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #181 on: March 10, 2020, 06:32:27 pm »
Brad making good use of his extended holiday.

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This was hastily arranged whilst Brad was on the plane back here...... There will be partying whilst on leave

Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #182 on: March 11, 2020, 06:54:32 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #183 on: March 11, 2020, 07:06:05 am »
Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar
Round   Date   Race   Circuit
1   8 March   Qatar (no MotoGP class)   Losail International Circuit
2   19 April   Argentina   Termas de Rio Hondo
3   3 May   Jerez   Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto
4   17 May   France   Le Mans
5   31 May   Italy   Mugello
6   7 June   Catalunya   Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya
7   21 June   Germany   Sachsenring
8   28 June   Netherlands   TT Circuit Assen
9   12 July   Finland*   KymiRing
10   9 August   Czech Republic   Brno
11   16 August   Austria   Red Bull Ring - Spielberg
12   30 August   Great Britain   Silverstone
13   13 September   San Marino   Misano
14   27 September   Aragon   MotorLand Aragon
15   4 October   Thailand   Chang International Circuit
16   18 October   Japan   Motegi
17   25 October   Australia   Phillip Island
18   1 November   Malaysia   Sepang
19   15 November   Americas   Circuit of the Americas
20   22 November   Valencia   Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #184 on: March 11, 2020, 07:11:31 am »
I think the above schedule, as it stands today, may still change again.  We wait and see.

Dorna, must by contract with FIM, have at least 13 races a year.  They have undertaken to do the full number though and therefore they will do their utmost to reschedule all (excluding Qatar) and possibly even have two races on one weekend a la WSBK.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #185 on: March 11, 2020, 10:16:25 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #186 on: March 11, 2020, 10:54:43 am »
 :laughing4: Howzit Danie.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #187 on: March 11, 2020, 10:57:01 am »
:laughing4: Howzit Danie.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #188 on: March 11, 2020, 11:01:46 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

It was a Moto 3 world title.  You should remember that, or are you on really nifty meds?   ;)

Locally only Danie, locally only.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #189 on: March 11, 2020, 11:03:41 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

Locally only Dan.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #190 on: March 11, 2020, 11:06:59 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

Superstar? After winning a Moto? title?? Unless you mean locally only?

Locally only Dan.

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Perhaps Oom Danie can work out a scale of superstarness for us, while he is lying around with his hands idle?

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #191 on: March 11, 2020, 04:20:22 pm »
I doubt his hands are idle  :pot:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #192 on: March 11, 2020, 04:32:21 pm »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

I think the problem was that whether you wanted to meet and greet the Superstar, or just buy merchandise, you had to wait in the same queue. I spoke to a few people that were there specifically just to get a T Shirt for example but had to wait as you say for up to 4 hours. I wanted merch, and as I only got to wait for about an hour, I didn't mind waiting and I got him to sign my newly purchased cap, got a pic and wished him all the best for 2020.

I will say though, we hung about afterwards, had a few beers and a burger (very good) and even though he was still there more than an hour after the official slot ended, he never stopped smiling and being nice to everyone who eventually made it to the front to say hello.

Maybe the organizers underestimated just how many fans he has.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #193 on: March 11, 2020, 05:29:35 pm »
MotoGP of Argentina posponed.   :(

Season opener currently planned to be 1 - 3 May at Jerez in Spain. 
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #194 on: March 11, 2020, 06:55:22 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #195 on: March 11, 2020, 08:46:21 pm »
I doubt his hands are idle  :pot:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #196 on: March 11, 2020, 08:49:36 pm »
 :laughing4: okay stop this now no reach arounds!
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #197 on: March 11, 2020, 09:38:23 pm »
ffs!  the media is making thing into something a lot worse than it is and now we have to suffer!  farking politicians must stay outta motorsport!
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #198 on: March 12, 2020, 07:44:52 am »
ffs!  the media is making thing into something a lot worse than it is and now we have to suffer!  farking politicians must stay outta motorsport!

Thankfully, not being able to watch a sporting event is not severe suffering and it is fact that the WHO just declared this Covid-19 thing a pandemic.  Personally, I think that organisations like Dorna, who will lose billions due to these changes are being led by experts, rather than the media.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #199 on: March 12, 2020, 08:13:48 am »
Im glad I didnt bother going.. apparently guys were standing in the line for hours without it really moving.. a few wild dogs went and gave up after an hour or standing in the same spot.

I believe it took some 4 hours to get to the front of the line.  It happens when you attempt to meet and greet and have your picture taken with a super star.  Some gave up after standing in line for an hour.  Keep in mind, poor Brad stood at the end of that line for at least 4 hours! 

I am glad I got my picture with him, after he was World Champ for the first time, but before he became a super star.   :thumleft:

I think the problem was that whether you wanted to meet and greet the Superstar, or just buy merchandise, you had to wait in the same queue. I spoke to a few people that were there specifically just to get a T Shirt for example but had to wait as you say for up to 4 hours. I wanted merch, and as I only got to wait for about an hour, I didn't mind waiting and I got him to sign my newly purchased cap, got a pic and wished him all the best for 2020.

I will say though, we hung about afterwards, had a few beers and a burger (very good) and even though he was still there more than an hour after the official slot ended, he never stopped smiling and being nice to everyone who eventually made it to the front to say hello.

Maybe the organizers underestimated just how many fans he has.

A friend and I went through on Saturday, we were there at 10am and fortunately we were first in line.
We did not move an inch from the doors. :lol8:
Sitting and waiting was SOOOOOO worth it.
Chatting with some others in the line, chatting to the security etc.
Even the security said he's the nicest guy, most humble they've ever worked with.
I also heard at the last meet & greet up in Alberton (?), he stayed 3 hours after the official end time to make sure everyone got their chance.

It was an amazing experience and I am so glad we were there early.
The majority of the people only started rocking up just before 1pm oddly enough.
I reckon by the time we left there was probably around 300 people, by sounds of it, that number grew substantially.

I got my merch, photo and signature, I'm happy.

..........should've gotten more merch though.......
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