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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1540 on: September 23, 2021, 11:37:06 am »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1541 on: September 23, 2021, 01:58:34 pm »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez

correct - and i truly believe BB is the right guy for the job
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1542 on: September 23, 2021, 07:14:30 pm »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez

correct - and i truly believe BB is the right guy for the job

You and a few others.... he was approached for the ride Pol has but contracts put paid to that.....

Honda believe his riding style is much like that of #93 and therefore the interest.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1543 on: September 23, 2021, 09:49:48 pm »
The only chance BB has of ever being world champ is to get a Yamaha ride.

Such a pity he could not get Vinhales' bike.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1544 on: September 24, 2021, 08:59:35 am »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez

correct - and i truly believe BB is the right guy for the job

You and a few others.... he was approached for the ride Pol has but contracts put paid to that.....

Honda believe his riding style is much like that of #93 and therefore the interest.

I always thought so too :thumleft:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1545 on: September 25, 2021, 10:41:09 am »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez

correct - and i truly believe BB is the right guy for the job

You and a few others.... he was approached for the ride Pol has but contracts put paid to that.....

Honda believe his riding style is much like that of #93 and therefore the interest.

Interesting I really hope for the best for him and Darren But the best thing for him would be to get off that P.O.S. KTM
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1546 on: September 25, 2021, 11:09:20 am »
You have to be the best of the best to tame a Honda. Doohan, Gardner, Rossi, Marquez

correct - and i truly believe BB is the right guy for the job

You and a few others.... he was approached for the ride Pol has but contracts put paid to that.....

Honda believe his riding style is much like that of #93 and therefore the interest.

I never knew that.  Do you have more information?
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1547 on: September 25, 2021, 11:17:14 am »
The Moto3 and Moto2 teams for 2022 has been signed, sealed, delivered and announced by Dorna.  There will be 15 teams each in Moto3 and Moto2.  There are some interesting changes.

Moto3:

It seems VR46 and Sky have parted ways after some years of collaborration.  We now see a new team, the Avintia VR46 Moto3 team.  This is interesting because VR46 bought the Avintia MotoGP team to get their 2 spots on the grid.  The rest of the Moto3 teams a pretty much the same, except for the Petronas team being replaced by the Vision Track team.

Moto2:

The news here is again the VR46 Sky split, but most interesting is that there will now be two VR46 teams. 

- Armaco VR46 team:  This surely means the Aramco sponsorship, which has been doubtful according to the media and social media, did come off.
- Yamaha VR46 Mastercamp team:  Very interesting one.  Now we will see (with 2SD barfing on his braaibroodjies) the Yamaha nam and logo on a bike with zero Yamaha parts.  We know the KTM thing already had him gagging!   :lol8:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/988169/1/15-teams-each-2022-moto2-and-moto3-world-championships
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« Reply #1548 on: September 25, 2021, 05:27:26 pm »
and WTF is Darren riding next year??? The stress is starting to get to me.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1549 on: September 25, 2021, 06:54:20 pm »
Feel sorry for the rest of the field when the 2022 RCV comes on song with MM on board  :ricky:
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1550 on: September 26, 2021, 08:52:34 am »
All the brands go through good and bad patches , it is part of the learning curve , some changes work while others don't , at the moment the Ducati seems to be the best package for a variety of riders , the rest are up and down busy finding their feet with some riders doing well and others not , it is a continual leapfrog amongst the manufacturers .
Honda look to be getting there as is Suzuki., Yamaha looks to be good for Fabulous on a good day but disastrous for the rest , KTM are also getting there , and I am sure that when they do then BB will be up front a lot more regular basis . I am also certain could be a more successful if they have a satellite team to help with feedback in development , that is probably Ducati's trump card at the moment , although Thriller must be pissed off to have been beaten by a 2018 bike .
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1551 on: September 26, 2021, 11:49:03 am »
All the brands go through good and bad patches , it is part of the learning curve , some changes work while others don't , at the moment the Ducati seems to be the best package for a variety of riders , the rest are up and down busy finding their feet with some riders doing well and others not , it is a continual leapfrog amongst the manufacturers .
Honda look to be getting there as is Suzuki., Yamaha looks to be good for Fabulous on a good day but disastrous for the rest , KTM are also getting there , and I am sure that when they do then BB will be up front a lot more regular basis . I am also certain could be a more successful if they have a satellite team to help with feedback in development , that is probably Ducati's trump card at the moment , although Thriller must be pissed off to have been beaten by a 2018 bike .
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1552 on: September 26, 2021, 05:41:06 pm »
Shame I see Vinales cousin passed away after an accident on track, very young chap. 17 I think.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1553 on: September 26, 2021, 06:22:21 pm »
Shame I see Vinales cousin passed away after an accident on track, very young chap. 17 I think.
15 years old. :'( SBK300 class rookie for 2021.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1554 on: September 26, 2021, 08:14:22 pm »
All the brands go through good and bad patches , it is part of the learning curve , some changes work while others don't , at the moment the Ducati seems to be the best package for a variety of riders , the rest are up and down busy finding their feet with some riders doing well and others not , it is a continual leapfrog amongst the manufacturers .
Honda look to be getting there as is Suzuki., Yamaha looks to be good for Fabulous on a good day but disastrous for the rest , KTM are also getting there , and I am sure that when they do then BB will be up front a lot more regular basis . I am also certain could be a more successful if they have a satellite team to help with feedback in development , that is probably Ducati's trump card at the moment , although Thriller must be pissed off to have been beaten by a 2018 bike .


Look, only one machine from any brand can be champion, not more. The Ducatis look good, but the Yamaha is far ahead in this year's title chase. Even though all the other Yamaha's may be behind, only

the winning bike matters.
 

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« Reply #1555 on: September 26, 2021, 08:53:12 pm »
Sure , but if you take Fabulous out of the equation they wouldn't be doing well at all , what I am saying is that by having a more user friendly bike you have more potential chances of being number 1 . For years it was the Honda but they don't feature that well at the moment , maybe next year's bike will be a winner , maybe it is the Aprilia , who knows . I do not have a favourite brand , I have had most brands over the years and I currently have one of each of the Japanese brands as well as a Triumph , but I do support BB and DB , irrespective what brand they are on .
My idea of a perfect championship is to have a group of riders on different bikes passing and repassing each other the whole race , with the winner only decided on the last lap , and the championship decided in the last race , now that would be good exciting racing .
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1556 on: September 27, 2021, 10:34:52 am »
and WTF is Darren riding next year??? The stress is starting to get to me.

The longer we wait for the announcement, the worst it gets for DB40, I think.  The ex-Petronas team have announced their new name, one of their riders, support from Yamaha, but not the main sponsor and 2nd rider.  This is a bit of a worry.  Also, the Toprak to MotoGP rumour is rearing its head again and if he goes, it must be the ex-Petronas team and bang, DB40 withou that ride.

One can only hope they have some back up ride in Moto2 with a competitive team, but seats in the competitive teams are pretty much taken.
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« Reply #1557 on: September 27, 2021, 10:39:29 am »
Shame I see Vinales cousin passed away after an accident on track, very young chap. 17 I think.

Only 15 and he is the third youngster to pass away after a crash in the small class this year.  14-year-old Hugo Millan died after crashing at a race in Alcaniz, Spain in July during a European Talent Cup race.  Jason Dupasquier, 19, died in May from injuries he sustained in a three-bike crash during a qualifying session at the Mugello circuit in Italy.

They will have to relook grid sizes.  42 on the grid is too many.  30 is already pushing it.
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« Reply #1558 on: September 27, 2021, 10:47:40 am »
All the brands go through good and bad patches , it is part of the learning curve , some changes work while others don't , at the moment the Ducati seems to be the best package for a variety of riders , the rest are up and down busy finding their feet with some riders doing well and others not , it is a continual leapfrog amongst the manufacturers .
Honda look to be getting there as is Suzuki., Yamaha looks to be good for Fabulous on a good day but disastrous for the rest , KTM are also getting there , and I am sure that when they do then BB will be up front a lot more regular basis . I am also certain could be a more successful if they have a satellite team to help with feedback in development , that is probably Ducati's trump card at the moment , although Thriller must be pissed off to have been beaten by a 2018 bike .

KTM does have a satellite team in the Tech3 team and they are working very closely together as well.  KTM and Ducati are currently the only manufacturers who is supplying two factory bikes to their satellite teams.

To be fair on Miller, the Ducati that Bastianinni is riding is not that far behind.  It is a 2019 Spec bike and there was a development freeze for 2020 and 2021.  That said, he did ride an amazing race this past weekend and I would hate to take anything away from the man, as he is a great rider, but one swallow doesn't make a summer.  He is 15th in the championship.  Miller is 5th.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #1559 on: September 28, 2021, 09:05:50 am »
and WTF is Darren riding next year??? The stress is starting to get to me.

The longer we wait for the announcement, the worst it gets for DB40, I think.  The ex-Petronas team have announced their new name, one of their riders, support from Yamaha, but not the main sponsor and 2nd rider.  This is a bit of a worry.  Also, the Toprak to MotoGP rumour is rearing its head again and if he goes, it must be the ex-Petronas team and bang, DB40 withou that ride.

One can only hope they have some back up ride in Moto2 with a competitive team, but seats in the competitive teams are pretty much taken.

There is a rumour running around at the moment that Dixon will return BSB and Darren will get the MotoGP ride.
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