MotoGP: Down Under (Spoilers, Mite!)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. mdubya

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    Anyone notice Ana Carrasco qualified 7th in Moto 3? :bow


    I hope those crashers in Moto 2 are all OK.
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    Jorge is like butter. :eek1

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    Twitter is buzzing that the Bridgestones won't make race distance. Some are suggesting there will be a mandatory pit stop between lap 12 and 15 to change bikes.
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    ^^ Bummer. That won't make it easy to challenge Espargaro from row four.

    How lucky is Marquez. That could so easily have been him. Very similar looking crashes.

    Or is it all class? :huh
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    The shortened race suggestion must be true. Riders quotes are coming out. None seem to like the idea of a pit stop, they think it will be too dangerous.

    Lorenzo suggests two half distance races. Rossi suggests just a single half distance race like in Moto 2.

    Oy Vey.
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    Motogp.com says Redding is ruled out of the race, fractured left wrist.
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    Matthew Birt says on Twitter that Redding won't start the race.

    And that Lorenzo has argued against a mandatory pitstop.

    Half-length races in both Moto2 and MotoGP would be pretty disappointing. And all because the resurfaced track is too good. :becca

    Perhaps they will go for two races. But then, how do they count the first? Only way surely is to add the gaps to times in the second. Which means the winner over the line in the second would not necessarily win. :rolleyes
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    The latest via Matthew Birt

    What a mess. :huh
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    Vale must be happy that they can run with more fuel but how many motors do the yamahas have left??
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    Greetings from Phillip Island.
    The clerk of the course announced to us a couple of hours ago the details of the mandatory pit stop. It should make for an even more exciting race. It will be interesting to see if the weather plays a part in the result.
    Two riders transported to hospital this afternoon.
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    I suppose Warmup will be spent with riders rehearsing to jump from a motorcycle to another...
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    HELP ME :eek1
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    What an utter cock up.

    And with factories in that part of the world, this is the solution they offer up? Blame the teams, provide no other options but to run half-distances?

    Corporate ass covering 101.
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    This will make for some interesting fueling calculations. :1drink
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    Put in 13 liters on each bike, and run it WFO, fuel economy be damned.

    If you're not worried about race distance for tire conservation and fuel range, then it could make for an interesting weekend.

    That being said, running the second bike could cause problems too. Was reading on Krop's site that after the bolt came out of Dani's bike, he had to ride the second bike, which had totally different geometry, that in turn slowing him down. Can they match the two by race time?
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    An interesting weekend ahead for Hayden too .. a little harder to do an engine swap during a pit stop. :scratch