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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #200 on: March 10, 2021, 02:27:38 pm »
Crashlow just needs a white stick to go with the ensemble  :imaposer:
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« Reply #201 on: March 10, 2021, 02:31:00 pm »
so I see MM93 is signed up to race in Qatar. Lets see how he does.
 

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« Reply #202 on: March 10, 2021, 02:35:03 pm »
Crashlow just needs a white stick to go with the ensemble  :imaposer:

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #203 on: March 10, 2021, 03:19:24 pm »
For the next two days of testing at Qatar, Cal Crutchlow's bike will wear this special livery as Yamaha commemorate 60 years of motorcycle racing.

Maybe I am just old school, but these simpler colours look way better to me....
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #204 on: March 10, 2021, 03:22:54 pm »
For the next two days of testing at Qatar, Cal Crutchlow's bike will wear this special livery as Yamaha commemorate 60 years of motorcycle racing.

Maybe I am just old school, but these simpler colours look way better to me....

Totally agree.
The different manufacturers also had more distinguishable identities because of it.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #205 on: March 10, 2021, 03:35:39 pm »
For the next two days of testing at Qatar, Cal Crutchlow's bike will wear this special livery as Yamaha commemorate 60 years of motorcycle racing.

Maybe I am just old school, but these simpler colours look way better to me....

Totally agree.
The different manufacturers also had more distinguishable identities because of it.

It is the thing with race bikes these days.  When I was a race bike scrutineer we often commented on the fact that we could not distinguish a Yamaha from a Kawasaki or Honda in Parc Ferme, unless we read the name on the side covers of the gearbox.
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« Reply #206 on: March 10, 2021, 03:38:21 pm »
The KTM's are the only one's that stand out in their brand colours at the moment. Especially the Tech3 team.
 

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« Reply #207 on: March 10, 2021, 05:28:59 pm »
so I see MM93 is signed up to race in Qatar. Lets see how he does.

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« Reply #208 on: March 10, 2021, 07:38:09 pm »
Cal's speedblock Yamaha is just so beautiful....
 

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« Reply #209 on: March 10, 2021, 08:13:37 pm »
so I see MM93 is signed up to race in Qatar. Lets see how he does.

I believe he is on a provisional entry list, whatever the heck that is.

Pol is doing very well on the Honda during testing.  He may well be a force to be reckoned with as well.
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« Reply #210 on: March 10, 2021, 08:17:45 pm »
so I see MM93 is signed up to race in Qatar. Lets see how he does.

I believe he is on a provisional entry list, whatever the heck that is.

Pol is doing very well on the Honda during testing.  He may well be a force to be reckoned with as well.

Correct, does not mean he will race though.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #211 on: March 10, 2021, 08:54:46 pm »
Official testing from Qatar 10 March.

Highest top speed record so far.  Johann Zarco at 352,9 km/h. 

Some Ducatis were seen with a strange shape of tunnel inside the lower fairing.  It is guessed that it is some form of ground effect similar to F1 cars, but which will provide down force in the right direction when the bike is cranked over in a corner.  Could it be?  I don't know, but I do know Gigi at Ducati is a clever bugger and he regularly comes up with some very interesting firsts, all within the rules.

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« Reply #212 on: March 10, 2021, 08:58:48 pm »
The more I look at this Yamaha the prettier she gets.

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« Reply #213 on: March 10, 2021, 09:55:01 pm »
Very, very pretty......

If I remember correctly, the red speedblocks on white background is the colours of Yamaha Europe, while the USA had the black blocks on yellow.
 

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« Reply #214 on: March 11, 2021, 09:01:42 am »

Pol is doing very well on the Honda during testing.  He may well be a force to be reckoned with as well.

Agree with this. Makes it exciting.

I also hope the Duke is a better balanced package and performs well on more tracks, then we are in for some cool Miller podium interviews.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #215 on: March 11, 2021, 10:08:37 am »
Very, very pretty......

If I remember correctly, the red speedblocks on white background is the colours of Yamaha Europe, while the USA had the black blocks on yellow.

I loved the yellow and black Yamahas.  This red and white was apparently the colour of the first Yamaha, 60 years ago, to race on the world stage.
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« Reply #216 on: March 11, 2021, 10:10:53 am »
Some old fart on a Yamaha days to the first race of 2021.

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« Reply #217 on: March 11, 2021, 07:44:51 pm »
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #218 on: March 12, 2021, 09:31:27 am »
Holy moly!  Johann Zarco, on a beautiful red Ducati (which may, or may not remind some unnamed person of Lady Diana's red headed sister) did 357,67km/h yesterday.  That would certainly classify as rather rapid.
Yamahas seem hot, sort of like testing during the past few seasons.  I hope they keep on performing during the racing season as well.
Looks like Espargaro, P likes the Repsol Honda, but the Hondas are crashing more than any other bike.  Could this be an issue later in the season, or is it just bad luck.
Espargaro, A is doing surprisingly well on the all new Aprilia.
KTM struggling with BB33 best KTM in 16th place.  Maybe they are testing their slow riding handling?   :'(

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« Reply #219 on: March 12, 2021, 09:35:48 am »
I figured out what the names in red were for while on crash.net this morning. If you click on them they open a link into a bio about the rider. So you can see their progression from their start of their career to moto GP.
 
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