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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2021, 08:59:49 pm »
A little early, but by the time you lot wake up it will be Valentino Rossi days to the first race.

Does he not fall in the c19 high risk category?  Will they let him out ?
High risk because... he's old? :lol8:

Nope.  Declared low risk, because unlike you two old farts, he can still ride faster than Covid can travel on the back of a 99,9% dead bat crawling through molasses.   :lol8:

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2021, 09:03:52 pm »
A little early, but by the time you lot wake up it will be Valentino Rossi days to the first race.

Does he not fall in the c19 high risk category?  Will they let him out ?

He's taken his AstraZeneca. :biggrin:
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2021, 09:03:58 pm »
Ah yes, MotoGP in the good old days.  Here we see the reigning world champion relaxing in the team's luxury motor home, while highly qualified technicians fine tune his bike with their laptops in a top notch, high tech garage befitting a factory world championship racing team.

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2021, 10:37:29 am »
En dit lyk of hy 'n babelaas probeer afslaap....
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2021, 11:29:07 am »
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2021, 02:45:53 pm »
So no Red Bull on the Tech 3 bikes.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/950830/1/first-look-tech3-ktm-turns-orange-motogp-2021

Very pretty though.

There were rumours late last year that Red Bull would withdraw as sponsor for the Tech3 team.  It seems those rumours were true.  The small ELF logo may indicate where the title sponsor will come from in a year or so.

It seems there is no shortage or orange paint though ....
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2021, 02:53:32 pm »
The Red Bull KTM Factory bikes are pretty much the same as last year.

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2021, 02:56:17 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.
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« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2021, 03:40:25 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.
Probably because so many sponsors and merch etc is connected to the number.

I know if I had to make stuff, and now have to change all the jigs and templates etc just because this little f..cker now wants to run another number I will sh1t myself.  :imaposer:
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2021, 04:25:42 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.
Probably because so many sponsors and merch etc is connected to the number.

I know if I had to make stuff, and now have to change all the jigs and templates etc just because this little f..cker now wants to run another number I will sh1t myself.  :imaposer:

Well there is the fact that Johnathan Rea has been number 1 for a few years, and can probably sell No 1 merchandise for a few more years as well.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2021, 06:55:23 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.
Probably because so many sponsors and merch etc is connected to the number.

I know if I had to make stuff, and now have to change all the jigs and templates etc just because this little f..cker now wants to run another number I will sh1t myself.  :imaposer:

Well there is the fact that Johnathan Rea has been number 1 for a few years, and can probably sell No 1 merchandise for a few more years as well.

Yeah, but when Jonathan Rea decided to shift from 65 to 1, he couldn't have known he would be number one for many years to come. 

Personally, I think the riders stopped with the tradition for two reasons.  One is the merch, advertising, etc. coupled to the number and two is what caused one.  Numbers like 46, 93, 99, etc. became iconic.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2021, 08:29:07 pm »
And then there is the superstitious riders who make sure they put the left glove on before the right one. Right boot left boot. Lucky underpants ect ect ect. Imagine the torment of changing a number.

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #72 on: February 12, 2021, 09:15:31 pm »
So no Red Bull on the Tech 3 bikes.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/950830/1/first-look-tech3-ktm-turns-orange-motogp-2021

Very pretty though.

There were rumours late last year that Red Bull would withdraw as sponsor for the Tech3 team.  It seems those rumours were true.  The small ELF logo may indicate where the title sponsor will come from in a year or so.

It seems there is no shortage or orange paint though ....
I find it strange that they couldn't get some  more sponsers considering their 2 wins and KTM's progress over the 2020 season. Could it be a French Austria thing. Elf also being a French sponser. What about a Renault Elf Teck3 KTM team.

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2021, 09:29:14 pm »
Ah yes, MotoGP in the good old days.  Here we see the reigning world champion relaxing in the team's luxury motor home, while highly qualified technicians fine tune his bike with their laptops in a top notch, high tech garage befitting a factory world championship racing team.

The technician furthest away is in fact one of the most knowledgeable people to ever have spannered on a racebike. He is Kel Carruthers.

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2021, 10:14:26 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.
He just knows he was not the best because MM93 was not there  :pot:
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2021, 05:12:49 pm »
So no Red Bull on the Tech 3 bikes.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/950830/1/first-look-tech3-ktm-turns-orange-motogp-2021

Very pretty though.

There were rumours late last year that Red Bull would withdraw as sponsor for the Tech3 team.  It seems those rumours were true.  The small ELF logo may indicate where the title sponsor will come from in a year or so.

It seems there is no shortage or orange paint though ....
I find it strange that they couldn't get some  more sponsers considering their 2 wins and KTM's progress over the 2020 season. Could it be a French Austria thing. Elf also being a French sponser. What about a Renault Elf Teck3 KTM team.

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Perhaps the official dumping of Tech3 by Red Bull came to late to find a full title sponsor for this season?  Then again, KTM themselves sponsoring the Tech3 team as title sponsor is not a completely bad idea for them.
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2021, 05:15:02 pm »
Joan Mir announced today that he will race with his number 36 and not with 1, which the champion is allowed to do.  This tradition is alive and well with Johanthan Rea reviving it in WSBK (he asked fans to vote), but MotoGP riders seem to have dumped this tradition around 07 or so.

He just knows he was not the best because MM93 was not there  :pot:

Must be that, yes.    :lol8:
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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2021, 05:31:15 pm »
Pol Espargaro days to first race.

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« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2021, 05:36:32 pm »
So no Red Bull on the Tech 3 bikes.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/950830/1/first-look-tech3-ktm-turns-orange-motogp-2021

Very pretty though.

There were rumours late last year that Red Bull would withdraw as sponsor for the Tech3 team.  It seems those rumours were true.  The small ELF logo may indicate where the title sponsor will come from in a year or so.

It seems there is no shortage or orange paint though ....


They do look damn fine in all that orange!!! :thumleft:

Never noticed those serrations in the upper fairing before...
 

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Re: MotoGP 2021
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2021, 05:40:52 pm »
So no Red Bull on the Tech 3 bikes.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/950830/1/first-look-tech3-ktm-turns-orange-motogp-2021

Very pretty though.

There were rumours late last year that Red Bull would withdraw as sponsor for the Tech3 team.  It seems those rumours were true.  The small ELF logo may indicate where the title sponsor will come from in a year or so.

It seems there is no shortage or orange paint though ....


They do look damn fine in all that orange!!! :thumleft:

Never noticed those serrations in the upper fairing before...
They arrived in 2020.

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