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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #900 on: September 13, 2020, 10:02:00 am »
Hey hey hey...what a yamaha day...

Ha Ha Ha ... yeah a Yamahaha track. I

f it were not for Mme MM last year it would also have been a 1, 2 3, 4 Yamaha finish.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #901 on: September 13, 2020, 11:26:10 am »
Darren Binder!

The guy has balls, but if only he could make it stick!
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 #902 on: September 13, 2020, 11:28:45 am »
Darren Binder!

The guy has balls, but if only he could make it stick!

He looked like he had the pace to win it too.  What a pity!
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« Reply #903 on: September 13, 2020, 02:45:49 pm »
Suzuki is on rails if only they had a little more HP they would be the one to beat.
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« Reply #904 on: September 13, 2020, 04:06:31 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #905 on: September 13, 2020, 04:13:09 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:
His bike was leaking something after the warmup lap before the start and that rattled him!! :P
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« Reply #906 on: September 13, 2020, 04:19:50 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:
His bike was leaking something after the warmup lap before the start and that rattled him!! :P
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« Reply #907 on: September 13, 2020, 04:23:35 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:
His bike was leaking something after the warmup lap before the start and that rattled him!! :P
Leaking mojo?
He did a lot of arm swinging coming into the pits after the race, guess you have to blame something after you had a k@k race ;)
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« Reply #908 on: September 13, 2020, 06:08:22 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:
They said he decided to change the rear tyre (compound) just before the start as well
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #909 on: September 13, 2020, 06:16:07 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:

He fluffed the start, was immediately in 4th and just slid backwards. He was only bike to have both front and rear hards. He couldn't break in to the 1.32's when the leader was at times in the 1.31's. With only 3 laps to go, he started having red sectors and at times was quicker than almost everyone and eventually would have the second fastest lap of anyone on the last lap, but by then he was far back in 6th.

Even the guys on mediums said it took ages to get them up to speed, so the hards took nearly the whole race? Must be a few hot conversations back in the van.
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« Reply #910 on: September 13, 2020, 06:16:56 pm »
Would be nice if their could be a qualifying championship as well. Yamaha would do well.
 

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« Reply #911 on: September 13, 2020, 06:19:12 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:

He fluffed the start, was immediately in 4th and just slid backwards. He was only bike to have both front and rear hards. He couldn't break in to the 1.32's when the leader was at times in the 1.31's. With only 3 laps to go, he started having red sectors and at times was quicker that almost everyone, but by then he was far back in 6th.

Even the guys on mediums said it took ages to get them up to speed, so the hards took nearly the whole race? Must be a few hot conversations back in the van.

Indeed, seems like quite a big mistake to go for hard, if mediums struggle to warm up. He was obviously pinning his hope on a good start to use the clean trak ahead to put in some scorchers.

Which on hard rubber would have been a bad idea to start with.
 

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« Reply #912 on: September 13, 2020, 06:21:13 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:

He fluffed the start, was immediately in 4th and just slid backwards. He was only bike to have both front and rear hards. He couldn't break in to the 1.32's when the leader was at times in the 1.31's. With only 3 laps to go, he started having red sectors and at times was quicker that almost everyone, but by then he was far back in 6th.

Even the guys on mediums said it took ages to get them up to speed, so the hards took nearly the whole race? Must be a few hot conversations back in the van.

Indeed, seems like quite a big mistake to go for hard, if mediums struggle to warm up. He was obviously pinning his hope on a good start to use the clean trak ahead to put in some scorchers.

Which on hard rubber would have been a bad idea to start with.

They said that the track had cooled since the day before. But still, surely his tech guys would have anticipated this?
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« Reply #913 on: September 13, 2020, 06:23:11 pm »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:

Bad tyre choice - went hard on the back I believe, virtually the only guy to do so. Also there is a big difference between a flying lap and race laps - BB proves this often.
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« Reply #914 on: September 13, 2020, 06:26:10 pm »
Great race for Morbidelli and Bagnaia - the old man's scholars came good  :thumleft: As for Maverick......no good in shining in P, winning a watch.....and then....well nothing  ::)
 

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« Reply #915 on: September 13, 2020, 06:30:58 pm »
Wonder if the KTM's are going to kak next week some more  ::)  Clearly missing something - I thought may just have been BB's riding style that did not suit the new surface but they all played tag team in the race so affected them all.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #916 on: September 14, 2020, 11:35:43 am »
Didn't Vinhales break the track lap record yesterday???

What happened today? :eek7:

Bad tyre choice - went hard on the back I believe, virtually the only guy to do so. Also there is a big difference between a flying lap and race laps - BB proves this often.

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« Reply #917 on: September 14, 2020, 11:46:01 am »
Lets not discount just how good MM93 dominance was, since his departure the others riders are seemingly tripping them selves up with no one stepping up to plate to take charge. Yes it makes for an interesting season but it seems MM was a class above. Whoever is going to win this season is the guy with steady top 6 finishes not the one with GP wins  :deal:
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« Reply #918 on: September 14, 2020, 12:00:54 pm »
[quote author=sidetrack link=topic=244155.msg4518855#msg4518855 date=1600076761Lets not discount just how good MM93 dominance was, since his departure the others riders are seemingly tripping them selves up with no one stepping up to plate to take charge. Yes it makes for an interesting season but it seems MM was a class above. Whoever is going to win this season is the guy with steady top 6 finishes not the one with GP wins  :deal:
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93 had dominance, sadly for him he was unfortunate to suffer the type of injury he did, was it coming ? I will not say. Honda seems to have dropped the ball in my view and he would still be struggling, as bad as his brother probably not but struggle none the less he would. I wonder what Dani would have been able to do this year?

One thing is for sure, it is a pity for the riders and the fans that this Covid-19 story hit us as I think we have had and will continue to have a cracker of a season  :thumleft:

Will we see a new format of racing in future ? back to back? Makes economical sense in some ways though somewhat biased. Perhaps teams need to rethink things and bee good at every track all the time, not just those that bikes have been developed to be good at.

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« Reply #919 on: September 14, 2020, 12:26:05 pm »
Rumors that Darryn has or will be signing for Petronas SRT for next year in moto3 with a guaranteed Moto 2 ride with them in 2022. I hope its true.