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Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299710 is a reply to message #299709] Tue, 28 August 2018 08:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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where does any blame lay? The riders did not want to race in those conditions with tha ammount of standing water. Race direction did not want the race to go ahead for the same reasons.
Silverstone, paid out huge quantities of money the resurface the track, but unfortunately, it did not drain well and accumulated large puddles of standing water. Suspect the damage to Tito sealed the fate of the race. Riders just aquaplaning out of control.
Back to the drawing board with the surface??
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299711 is a reply to message #299710] Tue, 28 August 2018 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Only back from hols yesterday so delayed watching MotoGP till tonight...thank fuck for fast forward.

I'm sure I've seen them race in worse conditions in the past and for the life of me I can't see why they didn't run on the Monday given the bank holiday but guess too many top brass had flights to catch and no additional night at the hotels booked although I doubt they'd have had any problems extending hotel bookings an extra day.

One thing that I always think when bike or F1 racing is delayed by standing water is why the hell do they still rely on marshalls and sweeping brushes to try clear standing water. Surely it wouldn't be too hard to have some form of road sweeper that instead of sucking up rubish/dirt, vaccums up water and either catches it in a tank or sprays it 10 meters to one side or the other into the run off area. A few of them, a few laps and it'd still be wet but surely no standing water for a while as it didn't look like it was raining hard, just consistently.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299736 is a reply to message #299711] Tue, 11 September 2018 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fenati incident eek
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299737 is a reply to message #299736] Tue, 11 September 2018 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gearbox wrote on Tue, 11 September 2018 08:38
Fenati incident eek
In my opinion he should be kicked out of the team and not race again. There may have been contributing factors but that was just plain stupid.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299738 is a reply to message #299737] Wed, 12 September 2018 12:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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agree with the above and good to see the team has done that and by teh looks of it, next years ride has also gone.

Its a shame and likley in a few years he'll be working at Mcdonalds but he does seem to have race rage (as opposed to road road) that if not addressed could one day end in disaster for some other rider.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299739 is a reply to message #299738] Wed, 12 September 2018 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just a hypothetical question (thank God), had that ended up differently with the rider going over the bars and sustaining fatal injuries, would he be charged with murder.
And for the sake of the question assume it had occurred in GB.
Re: MotoGP 2018 [message #299740 is a reply to message #299739] Thu, 13 September 2018 08:23 Go to previous message
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Could be close I guess, but would suspect manslaughter. At least there would be plenty of witnesses.
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