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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #780 on: August 19, 2020, 12:38:28 pm »
They concentrate on Rossi because he's The Legend .................. Vinales is just another Spanish rider.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #781 on: August 19, 2020, 12:41:53 pm »
BB is a Sunday racer.  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Like VR46 and BB's brother and what a bullshit idea.  Yes, 17th to 4th is awesome.  Imagine with that race pace, if he had started 4th or 5th.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #782 on: August 19, 2020, 12:43:16 pm »
Ok a bit a artistic license on the speed but it was Vinales and evidently just as close a shave as Rossi. For what it is worth.

It was an attack on the Yamahas, by MotoGP cruise missiles. :eek7:

One of which was a Yamaha ....
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #783 on: August 19, 2020, 12:46:30 pm »
I heard a comment that was made by one of the Italian moto journos - that Rossi was reincarnated at that moment  :3some:  Some also decrying why everyone is on about Rossi when Vinales was infact in more danger and closer to death ... not sure how they are measuring  ???  He did duck and hold his head at 300kph with hand offf the bars!

Rossi had two bikes attempting to ruin his day, VInales only one, but who cares?  It was pretty close for both.  Lots of whinging on social media because there is more noise about VR than MV.  Well, one is the darling of the world and the one, while a great racer and with a lot of fans, is not. 
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #784 on: August 19, 2020, 12:47:30 pm »
Ok a bit a artistic license on the speed but it was Vinales and evidently just as close a shave as Rossi. For what it is worth.

It was an attack on the Yamahas, by MotoGP cruise missiles. :eek7:

One of which was a Yamaha ....

Friendly fire  8)
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #785 on: August 19, 2020, 01:02:08 pm »
Ok a bit a artistic license on the speed but it was Vinales and evidently just as close a shave as Rossi. For what it is worth.

It was an attack on the Yamahas, by MotoGP cruise missiles. :eek7:

One of which was a Yamaha ....

Friendly fire  8)

That is why VR was so rattled!  He will be expected to ride a Petronas Yamaha next year and clearly they don't like him much.   :biggrin:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #786 on: August 19, 2020, 01:05:07 pm »
Ducati for sale.  One careful rider.  Basically only used Sundays.  Dropped only once.  Contact:  J. Zarco.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #787 on: August 19, 2020, 04:22:36 pm »
A few surface scartches that wll buff out, slight weep on front forks.  :imaposer:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #788 on: August 19, 2020, 04:32:39 pm »
A few surface scartches that wll buff out, slight weep on front forks.  :imaposer:

Must be a lekker job though, gooi a couple of million rondt's worth at the scenery, trundle on back to the pits and demand another one as that one now has a scratch on the exhaust  :biggrin:.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #789 on: August 19, 2020, 05:50:45 pm »
Ok a bit a artistic license on the speed but it was Vinales and evidently just as close a shave as Rossi. For what it is worth.

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #790 on: August 19, 2020, 08:39:17 pm »
Ducati for sale.  One careful rider.  Basically only used Sundays.  Dropped only once.  Contact:  J. Zarco.

What's Zarco's excuse for stopping??  That clutch looks fine to me.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #791 on: August 19, 2020, 08:43:56 pm »
A few surface scartches that wll buff out, slight weep on front forks.  :imaposer:

Must be a lekker job though, gooi a couple of million rondt's worth at the scenery, trundle on back to the pits and demand another one as that one now has a scratch on the exhaust  :biggrin:.

That couple of Millooon is actually aound R13M a toss in the kitty litter  :eek7:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #792 on: August 21, 2020, 10:47:35 am »
1 second covers the entire field after FP1.  And 3 KTMs in the top 10.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #793 on: August 21, 2020, 10:53:19 am »
Is the steward's report out yet on the JZ FM crash?

I still don't understand why Zarco was blamed for causing it, he was ahead and could take any line he chose to defend, but hey I'm not a racer...

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #794 on: August 21, 2020, 10:57:06 am »
And Yamaha have withdrawn their request to open their engines - seems like the problems were just heat related.  :patch:
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #795 on: August 21, 2020, 11:24:44 am »
Is the steward's report out yet on the JZ FM crash?

I still don't understand why Zarco was blamed for causing it, he was ahead and could take any line he chose to defend, but hey I'm not a racer...

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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #796 on: August 21, 2020, 11:27:05 am »
Is the steward's report out yet on the JZ FM crash?

I still don't understand why Zarco was blamed for causing it, he was ahead and could take any line he chose to defend, but hey I'm not a racer...

Lekker to see BB33 in the top 10 again, less than 0.4s off

The MotoGP Stewards have declared JZ a very naughty boy and he will start the next race from the pitlane.
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #797 on: August 21, 2020, 11:39:08 am »
"Clearly Johann took a funny line, a line that nobody has been going never, not even once in the weekend a super tight light into [Turn 2] just to cut ground to overtake me.

I find this weird? If you are in front you can pick any line you want if no one had taken it in the last 100 years you still have to look where the person in front is going or am I wrong?
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Re: MotoGP 2020
« Reply #798 on: August 21, 2020, 01:42:27 pm »
"Clearly Johann took a funny line, a line that nobody has been going never, not even once in the weekend a super tight light into [Turn 2] just to cut ground to overtake me.

I find this weird? If you are in front you can pick any line you want if no one had taken it in the last 100 years you still have to look where the person in front is going or am I wrong?

I tend to agree - I have read and seen a lot of footge of the incident and am still perplexed. Morbs rode into the back of Zarcs - he was not brake testing him, he was in front and got rear ended. Unfortunately we do not know all the backstory politics that is inevitably playing into this drama.  ::)
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« Reply #799 on: August 21, 2020, 01:48:02 pm »
"Clearly Johann took a funny line, a line that nobody has been going never, not even once in the weekend a super tight light into [Turn 2] just to cut ground to overtake me.

I find this weird? If you are in front you can pick any line you want if no one had taken it in the last 100 years you still have to look where the person in front is going or am I wrong?

I tend to agree - I have read and seen a lot of footge of the incident and am still perplexed. Morbs rode into the back of Zarcs - he was not brake testing him, he was in front and got rear ended. Unfortunately we do not know all the backstory politics that is inevitably playing into this drama.  ::)

Yeah Dom, I am not sure what to make of it either. Why is Zarco carrying the can on this one....

Morbi must put on his big girls blouse, shut up and go and race now... This victim thing is no help to anyone
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