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Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299141 is a reply to message #299136] Thu, 22 March 2018 18:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good race with the usual suspects at the pointy end.
I think Lorenzo is getting used to the Ducati but mechanical set backs will screw his head even further, he needs it all to be working smoothly for him to be a contender.
And what is up with Vinales, running race winning pace laps but in the middle/back of the pack, another who's head isnt right.

I have a feeling that Zarco may well end up taking Pedrosa's seat if he isnt signed up by anyone else quickly.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299146 is a reply to message #299141] Sat, 24 March 2018 19:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm probably alone here in liking F1 equally to MotoGP despite it ultimately not being as exciting but did think this hit the nail on the head with the new Halo

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Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299172 is a reply to message #299146] Tue, 27 March 2018 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laugh Laugh Laugh

Bit of a snooze fest wasn't it?
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299219 is a reply to message #299172] Sun, 08 April 2018 10:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well the qualifying and practice was interesting. Whole thing turned on its head due to the weather.
Should be an interesting race, especially with the threat of showers
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299246 is a reply to message #299219] Tue, 10 April 2018 13:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well I think Dorna well and truly shafted Jack Miller of his first Moto GP win. He was the only one with the balls to have slicks fitted for the race start and everyone else was running wets. They declared it as a flag to flag race so everyone who went back to the pits should have started from pit lane. That's the rules. Miller would have been half a lap in front by the time everyone else had come in and swapped bikes. If they had followed their own rule procedures non of the other events would have unfolded so the blame lies squarely with Dorna.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299248 is a reply to message #299246] Tue, 10 April 2018 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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While I agree Miller was shafted, 23 bikes lined up at the end of pitlane wouldn't have worked and would have made a bit of a mockery qualifying positions 2 to 24 as its a first out, first in line at pit exit.

On balance I think they almost did the right thing given they didn't have rules to cover 23 riders changing their mind. In hindsight, perhaps it would have been fairer to keep the grid with revised tyre choices, then wave a flag for Jack to set off then the normal green lights for the rest of the field after 10-20sec delay based roughly on how long on average a rider starting from pit lane is usually behind the race leader by the time the pit lanes green light comes on in normal circumstances.

Jack did seem ok with the result at the post race interview as its still a good result & his mate won Thumbs Up
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299251 is a reply to message #299248] Tue, 10 April 2018 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The thing is though Si you cannot go changing the rules as you go along. It makes a mockery of the sport. Franko Morbidelli was first in and first at the pit lane exit. He should have been first one out after Miller left the grid. Why wouldn't 23 bikes at end of pit lane work ? The marshalls stagger the exit I believe.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299256 is a reply to message #299251] Wed, 11 April 2018 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The rules are you start the race on what you bought to the grid ... if you want to swap bikes after the green light goes out then you can ... this is how it should have been

Anyway Grav, Jack Miller wasn't robbed of his first MotoGP Win, he won at Assen in 2016 in similar conditions Wink

He was robbed of his second though Laugh
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299257 is a reply to message #299256] Wed, 11 April 2018 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pipe wrote on Wed, 11 April 2018 14:20
The rules are you start the race on what you bought to the grid ... if you want to swap bikes after the green light goes out then you can ... this is how it should have been

Anyway Grav, Jack Miller wasn't robbed of his first MotoGP Win, he won at Assen in 2016 in similar conditions Wink

He was robbed of his second though Laugh

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Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299260 is a reply to message #299257] Thu, 12 April 2018 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's in danger of loosing its appeal, just like F1. smile


Lunatics running the asylum, only somebody has lost the keys to the drug cupboard.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299279 is a reply to message #299260] Sat, 21 April 2018 08:27 Go to previous message
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Here we go again. Wonder if this one will be as interesting. MM has a great record at COTA and was very quick in free practice.
Still hope Cal wins again
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