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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #300 on: June 11, 2020, 01:56:26 pm »
Any more news on who is signing where?

Is Alex going to ride for repsol?

He will ride for Repsol for at least this year.  The 2020 season will feature 13 races starting on 19 July.

Calender:

19 July: Jerez, Spain
26 July: Jerex, Spain
9 Aug: Brno, Czech Republic
16 Aug: Red Bull Ring, Austria
23 Aug:  Red Bull Ring, Austria
13 Sept:  Misano, Italy
20 Sept: Misano, Italy
27 Sept: Catalunya, Spain
11 Oct: Le Mans, France
18 Oct: Aragon, Spain
25 Oct: Aragon, Spain
8 Nov: Valencia, Spain
15 Nov: Valencia, Spain

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #301 on: June 11, 2020, 02:16:03 pm »
Dropped my DSTV from premium to the next layer .............. compact plus maybe. Saves R300 rand or so.

I can't remember what channel moto GP was on but I think I've lost 205 and 206.

Probably still got 6000 soccer channels, though............
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #302 on: June 11, 2020, 03:39:56 pm »
7 races in Spain - WTF?
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #303 on: June 11, 2020, 03:41:30 pm »
7 races in Spain - WTF?

I believe the races are on tracks that expressed the readiness and desire to host these races with no income from spectators and who could obtain the required sponsors.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #304 on: June 11, 2020, 05:32:38 pm »
7 races in Spain - WTF?


Dorna..... Repsol.....Avintia.....And a few others I forget
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #305 on: June 11, 2020, 07:34:33 pm »
Dropped my DSTV from premium to the next layer .............. compact plus maybe. Saves R300 rand or so.

I can't remember what channel moto GP was on but I think I've lost 205 and 206.

Probably still got 6000 soccer channels, though............
Put that money into motogp. Com and watch whatever races we get this season live.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #306 on: June 12, 2020, 11:02:49 am »
7 races in Spain - WTF?


Dorna..... Repsol.....Avintia.....And a few others I forget

Perhaps, but more likely:

- Countries who approved the Dorna Covid safety proposal
- Tracks willing to host a race without any spectator income
- Tracks willing and able to host races in close succession
- Availability of sponsorship at tracks where there will be no spectators

Also, there are four more races to be confirmed, all outside Spain.  The so-called "fly away" races.  These are currently not confirmed as solutions in terms of Covid not available yet.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #307 on: June 13, 2020, 09:43:32 am »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #308 on: June 13, 2020, 10:14:21 am »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #309 on: June 14, 2020, 01:43:49 pm »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................

But with the right camera work you will hardly know it. 

It will be interesting to see how the results differ on the same circuit 2 weekends in a row.  My enthusiasm for this year's season is somewhat low though.  Hopefully that will chance once the first practice starts.  And it will chance for sure once BB takes to the circuit in anger, come to think of it, very much looking forward to that.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #310 on: June 14, 2020, 05:11:36 pm »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................

But with the right camera work you will hardly know it. 

It will be interesting to see how the results differ on the same circuit 2 weekends in a row.  My enthusiasm for this year's season is somewhat low though.  Hopefully that will chance once the first practice starts.  And it will chance for sure once BB takes to the circuit in anger, come to think of it, very much looking forward to that.

I read his comment to be a sarcastic remark on how far MM93 will be ahead of everyone else/  Yeah, I know.  I am a tad nuts, but I plead lockdown blues.   ;)

I fear we will initially not see much of BB33 due to the habit of concentrating TV coverage on the top 2 or 3. 
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #311 on: June 15, 2020, 01:57:33 pm »
Forgetting about the championship .. riders.. sponsors.. legalities and CV-19

It would just be nice to watch the guys with their elbows on the tarmac again
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #312 on: June 15, 2020, 02:06:38 pm »
Forgetting about the championship .. riders.. sponsors.. legalities and CV-19

It would just be nice to watch the guys with their elbows on the tarmac again

Agree  ;) Cannot wait for the racing to start ! All the talk and philosophies are getting a but much  ::)
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #313 on: June 15, 2020, 05:14:19 pm »
Forgetting about the championship .. riders.. sponsors.. legalities and CV-19

It would just be nice to watch the guys with their elbows on the tarmac again

Agree  ;) Cannot wait for the racing to start ! All the talk and philosophies are getting a but much  ::)

Janee.  I would happily watch them race around East Gate Shopping Centre's car park!  They must just race now.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #314 on: June 15, 2020, 07:46:06 pm »
Forgetting about the championship .. riders.. sponsors.. legalities and CV-19

It would just be nice to watch the guys with their elbows on the tarmac again

Agree  ;) Cannot wait for the racing to start ! All the talk and philosophies are getting a but much  ::)

Janee.  I would happily watch them race around East Gate Shopping Centre's car park!  They must just race now.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #315 on: June 16, 2020, 01:29:25 pm »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................

But with the right camera work you will hardly know it. 

It will be interesting to see how the results differ on the same circuit 2 weekends in a row.  My enthusiasm for this year's season is somewhat low though.  Hopefully that will chance once the first practice starts.  And it will change for sure once BB takes to the circuit in anger, come to think of it, very much looking forward to that.

I read his comment to be a sarcastic remark on how far MM93 will be ahead of everyone else/  Yeah, I know.  I am a tad nuts, but I plead lockdown blues.   ;)

I fear we will initially not see much of BB33 due to the habit of concentrating TV coverage on the top 2 or 3.

Let's hope he will do a Quarteraro and we'll see lot's of him.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #316 on: June 16, 2020, 05:37:54 pm »
I think the social distancing rule is gonna make it boring .......................

But with the right camera work you will hardly know it. 

It will be interesting to see how the results differ on the same circuit 2 weekends in a row.  My enthusiasm for this year's season is somewhat low though.  Hopefully that will chance once the first practice starts.  And it will change for sure once BB takes to the circuit in anger, come to think of it, very much looking forward to that.

I read his comment to be a sarcastic remark on how far MM93 will be ahead of everyone else/  Yeah, I know.  I am a tad nuts, but I plead lockdown blues.   ;)

I fear we will initially not see much of BB33 due to the habit of concentrating TV coverage on the top 2 or 3.

Let's hope he will do a Quarteraro and we'll see lot's of him.

Heck, I hope he beats MM93 by a lap or so, but to be realistic, the KTM is not in that class yet.  Let us hope he does not do a Quartararo and crash less!   ;)
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #318 on: June 17, 2020, 01:12:37 pm »
I been watching the Monster Energy Super Cross from the States, with no crowds.

Must say I got used to the lack of crowd noise pretty quickly, and one only sees the empty stands every now and then. Seems like the camera crews have been asked to avoid covering empty stands too much. So like everything else, it's an adjustment, but not the most difficult thing we've had to adjust to during these very strange times. I am also sure that the MotoGP organization will make sure we have a splendid viewing experience.

However, also a fan of MMA, and watching that without the noise from the crowd is a real eye opener. You can literally hear every smack, grunt, groan, the fighters talking to each other (sometimes quite amicably) and even recently Anthony Smith picking up his teeth and asking the ref to hold them for him.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #319 on: June 22, 2020, 12:21:01 pm »
KTM has confirmed that Pol has an offer from Honda. So there is truth to to rumor .

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/06/16/ktm-confirm-pol-espargaro-has-2021-repsol-honda-offer/331803?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=KTMconfirmPolEspargarohas2021RepsolHondaoffer&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR2fjAKAabGR-2R9KO36jotYN7DmCIexfd-6x-J_y1Oej1yiqXXX7epADK8

We know the offer is there,.. we waiting to see if he accepts and it begs more questions than answers over Alex and where he is going..

With Dovi not sure if he will continue riding and as usual there is pressure on Rossi to retire but I think the Goat will be around until he drops past 10th place on a regular bases.
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