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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #520 on: July 24, 2020, 08:31:00 pm »
Honda looked better in FP2. Nakagami creamed it to #1. BB seemed to play a clever hand and did not cook it too much in the heat of the afternoon FP2 having got an excellent time in FP1 and even though ending up 11th retained his number 3 combined timeslot. Looking good  :thumleft: FP3 tomorrow morning will be a must watch.

Top 10 combined:
1. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – 1:37.063
2. Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) + 0.142
3. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.307
4. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 0.353
5. Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.379
6. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) + 0.429
7. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) + 0.503
8. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) + 0.529
9. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) + 0.672
10. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) + 0.676

Are you sure about Rossi at no.2?  That's pretty high up. :pot:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #521 on: July 24, 2020, 09:39:53 pm »
Honda looked better in FP2. Nakagami creamed it to #1. BB seemed to play a clever hand and did not cook it too much in the heat of the afternoon FP2 having got an excellent time in FP1 and even though ending up 11th retained his number 3 combined timeslot. Looking good  :thumleft: FP3 tomorrow morning will be a must watch.

Top 10 combined:
1. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – 1:37.063
2. Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) + 0.142
3. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.307
4. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 0.353
5. Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.379
6. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) + 0.429
7. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) + 0.503
8. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) + 0.529
9. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) + 0.672
10. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) + 0.676

Are you sure about Rossi at no.2?  That's pretty high up. :pot:

Nah can’t be. The old boy must be at the back of the pack according to some experts on here. Just enjoy the racing fellas and let’s all get behind BB. I reckon he’s gonna have a cracking season.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #522 on: July 25, 2020, 12:07:08 pm »
Brad 7th fastest and into Q2. 
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #523 on: July 25, 2020, 01:24:07 pm »
It's a pity, I was hoping to see him in 2 qualifying sessions, followed by a podium tomorrow.................  :biggrin:

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #524 on: July 25, 2020, 03:09:40 pm »
So MM has pulled the plug. BB Q2 9th on the grid.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #525 on: July 25, 2020, 03:26:15 pm »
Now with the "alien" pulled off ( which was always reality ) , let's enjoy tomorrow's racing  ;) Quartararo, Maverick, Bagnaia and a few others are right up there to battle it out.Brad did very well to practice place sub 10  8)
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #526 on: July 25, 2020, 07:09:24 pm »
sadly, for me, its not really a race without MM lining up and I'm not a fanboy.  You have to beat the best to be considered the best and he def looked the best last week when he was on 2 wheels!  Hope BB gets a podium!!
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #527 on: July 25, 2020, 09:29:33 pm »
sadly, for me, its not really a race without MM lining up and I'm not a fanboy.  You have to beat the best to be considered the best and he def looked the best last week when he was on 2 wheels!  Hope BB gets a podium!!

When did he look his best last week?  Playing adventure bike in the gravel trap, or flying through the air? :pot:

Sorry not his best showings last week.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #528 on: July 26, 2020, 08:42:04 am »
FP1 done.

Maverick
Rossi
Brad
Morbidelli
Pol Espargaro
Oliviera
Jack
Nakagami
A Espargaro
Dovi

MM93 did not participate.

Not looking very rosy for Honda based on these results

Indeed.  I am reminded of Ducati's Gigi saying that Honda, developing a bike for MM only will be f*cked if MM has to sit out a race or two.  Honda's Puig wet his pants (and that of his family) in anger about this statement.  The day had arrived where the fastest Honda on track is the 2019 spec bike, from the satellite team, in the hands of the #2 rider in said satellite team.  Then again, Puig seems like a bit of a poephol.  He is already saying the value of the championship will be diminished if MM misses too many races.  No Sir, a rather important part of being champion is not crashing and if a great rider crashes, miss races and then not become the champion, that championship is no less valuable than any other. 

Myself and others have also, frequently said that MM should take it a tad easier.  Every crash brings risk.  We then had to listen to various explanations as to why what we said is k@k.  One crash to many clearly shows the risk we were talking about.  I am extremely glad it isn't much worse and I sincerely hope, he has a learnt a lesson.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #529 on: July 26, 2020, 08:43:01 am »
sadly, for me, its not really a race without MM lining up and I'm not a fanboy.  You have to beat the best to be considered the best and he def looked the best last week when he was on 2 wheels!  Hope BB gets a podium!!

When did he look his best last week?  Playing adventure bike in the gravel trap, or flying through the air? :pot:

Sorry not his best showings last week.
I would say the way he worked his way through the field from the back is what makes him worth watching. And given BB33's history of doing it too (albeit not in premier class) makes him a very exciting prospect for future champ.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #530 on: July 26, 2020, 08:48:36 am »
sadly, for me, its not really a race without MM lining up and I'm not a fanboy.  You have to beat the best to be considered the best and he def looked the best last week when he was on 2 wheels!  Hope BB gets a podium!!

The best, also finishes races.  In this particular race, MM was not that.

Many riders, including MM, BB and VR have raced from behind to finish on the podium, or even win.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #531 on: July 26, 2020, 08:52:01 am »
Cutting through the pack from 16th to 2nd in the fashion he did, speaks enough.  One of Those special moments in motogp? 

But today is not about MM.  he is out.  The Yamahas look good.  Both last years model and this year’s.  Its good to see :thumleft: 
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #532 on: July 26, 2020, 09:01:25 am »
Cutting through the pack from 16th to 2nd in the fashion he did, speaks enough.  One of Those special moments in motogp? 

But today is not about MM.  he is out.  The Yamahas look good.  Both last years model and this year’s.  Its good to see :thumleft:

Even last years Honda  :imaposer:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #533 on: July 26, 2020, 09:18:49 am »
Cutting through the pack from 16th to 2nd in the fashion he did, speaks enough.  One of Those special moments in motogp? 

But today is not about MM.  he is out.  The Yamahas look good.  Both last years model and this year’s.  Its good to see :thumleft:

Even last years Honda  :imaposer:

I saw the Honda riders saying the 2020 turns worse than the 2019.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #534 on: July 26, 2020, 09:21:34 am »
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« Reply #535 on: July 26, 2020, 10:16:09 am »
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Isn’t that just crazy , the fastest and slowest riders as teammates , the bikes are more than likely built around MM and his riding style which doesn’t work for anyone else .
I remember years ago one of the privateers was saying that person XYZ was winning world championships because he got all the best parts , at the end of the season said privateer was given the opportunity to ride the champions bike and he pronounced it unrideable , an absolute pig , but it worked for XYZ to take the championship  :thumleft:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #536 on: July 26, 2020, 10:35:21 am »
Cutting through the pack from 16th to 2nd in the fashion he did, speaks enough.  One of Those special moments in motogp? 

But today is not about MM.  he is out.  The Yamahas look good.  Both last years model and this year’s.  Its good to see :thumleft:

He cut through the pack from 16th to DNF.  It was special till he crashed, but that was on the cards for at least a lap prior to the crash.  While special, coming from last and finishing on the podium, or even winning, now that is special.  A few riders have managed that, including MM.

I am not sure that there are full 2019 spec Yamahas on track this year.  I read somewhere that Fabio does have a factory bike and Morbidelli very close to a factory bike.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #537 on: July 26, 2020, 10:47:00 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #538 on: July 26, 2020, 10:49:24 am »
MM passing basically everyone on the track was special to watch, even if he did crash which was what i was referring to when i said he should keep it on two wheels.  He obviously fried his tyres in his haste to get back into the race but you cant say it wasnt special to watch. 

I'll be the first to agree that 'to finish first you must first finish' holds true but the race is always more special to watch with him there which makes the wins the other riders manage (Rins' last corner in win at Silverstone springs to mind) all the more special.

Hope the Yamahas and of course BB have a cracking race. 
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #539 on: July 26, 2020, 10:53:59 am »
He passed everyone except BB and Q?  :biggrin:  Rossi got such a fright he nearly left the track  :imaposer: