moto gp

Discussion in 'Australia' started by gsjam, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Say what you like about Marques, but he invariably picks it up and has a full-on go at restarting if he crashes; lots of others just walk away.
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  2. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    I think the commentators summed it up nicely, and respectfully. They termed it "pivoting", and said he was a hard man to pass. I was staring at the standings graphic waiting for JMil to go rocketing up after that bike swap, started to think there was a problem with the transponder, all things considered it was a perfect time to come in.
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  3. pete40

    pete40 Life Behind Bars

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    Damian Cudlin called it the Scandinavian flick, which it is.

    Why have we not heard from Jack last 2 races, except a little tweet? No excuses or no answers? Surely Jack missed an opportunity to stay out on the slicks there?
  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Head down bum up I reckon Pete, strikes me as a worker not a whinger and would be disappointed with the results recently. It shows how close the championship is despite what the current standings show, multiple winners on multiple bikes, look at how hard it is to pick a winner pre-race, running top 5 in that lot is a bloody great thing and podiums will come if he can remain there.
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I recorded the race and only just watched it.
    Best MotoGP race this year.
  6. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    tomo8r PEACE! BREAD! LAND!

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    Yeah, it was ok.

    I guess.
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I wouldn't call it a great race. Really suspenseful and entertaining.
    Moto3 was a great race.
    Moto2 was very suspenseful.

    It would be nice to learn why Rins & Miller lost so much time by pitting early. Miller may have lost a second because the bike was still on the stands as he was pulling up.

    Now to watch BSB, as recommended.
  9. SaAdvRider99

    SaAdvRider99 Been here awhile

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    Jack Millers explanation. Taken from Red Bull web site
    https://www.redbull.com/au-en/jack-miller-rider-diary-austria-motogp

    Hi everyone,
    Sometimes you have to take a chance, and sometimes it goes your way – and the margins are pretty small between looking like a hero or not. Didn't manage it today here in Austria, but it was a risk worth taking because the reward for it coming off would have been pretty big. I had the right idea, just not the right timing.
    It looked like it was going to rain all race, and when it finally came down with about five laps left I was eighth and had fallen off the back of the guys in front of me, so I came in to switch bikes for wets. Me and Alex Rins were in a lap before the guys up front, but it just didn't quite rain enough for us straight away to make the most of the rain tyres. Once we were all back out there on wets, they had the advantage, so I turned eighth into 11th. Fabio (Quartararo) ran wide and Marc (Marquez) crashed from the first group, but the others all finished either on the podium or just off it. And Brad (Binder) didn't pit and he managed to win it on slicks! A ballsy call by him to stay out there and one that came off, for sure.
    Sure, I lost three points at the end there if I'd stayed where I was but it was worth a shot. I'd gone backwards in the dry from sixth on the start and it wasn't really coming my way, so I didn't have a lot to lose. I had to throw a joker at it, and I saw the rain at the top of the hill at Turn 3 and figured I had to try something just to see what happened, and then hope it would bucket down while everyone else was out there wobbling around on slicks. I was getting passed left, right and centre by that stage of the race so it was a bit of a Hail Mary to try to put matters back into my own hands.
  10. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  12. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    I reckon variables like pit stops detract from the art of racing.
    I'd hate to see MotoGp take shape like F1.

    They get 4 practice sessions to dial in the bike and Quali to determine starting grid. Then it's solely up to the rider to make the most of it.

    Tyre wear seems to be the biggest variable that most forms of racing seem to embrace as normal. I'd like to see them develop compounds that both last and offer extraordinary grip, elevating race lap times into the realm of quali. It then becomes more about elite focus and skill and less about conservation.
    I'm on the fence with the ride height doohickey's. I guess that's technology advancement and should be embraced but I can't help but feel the electrickey can already be dialed right enough already?
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  13. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I reckon the riders should have access to a knife in their boot, and should have to carry their mum as pillion.
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  14. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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  15. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Just read that Viniales and Yamaha are done, effectively severing ties as of now.
    Boom! Jeez it must've been sour.
  16. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    Donnington was bloody great. This weekend it’s off to Cadwell. Mmmmmmm

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    pete40 Life Behind Bars

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    Who reckons Vinales will be on an Ape next race?
  18. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    So the Doctor's going to be a Dad too; Rossi's girl has a bun in the oven.
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    Jake Dixxon steps up into ride beside Rossi and Crashlow is on the factory Yamaha for British GP
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    Yam said NO, then sacked him forthwith, so fuck knows? Fast track Silverstone, the Ape seems to do OK in a drag race. One year deal with Reverick, smart move Aprilia, the Drug Lord will be back and will put a bit of pressure on Mav by then.

    Early prediction, Ducati top 4 positions with Thriller top step. Fast track Silverstone.
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