moto gp

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

  1. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Thriller needs something to boost his confidence. He needs to at least outride the other Duc's and grab a fist full of points if he's to stay in the fight.

    Probably needs to finish the rest of the season strongly for contract clout given there's quite a few factory spec Ducati's on the grid next year.

    Although, I'd be pretty keen to see him move manufacturers and onto another factory seat for 2023.... anything but Repsol Honda!
  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    Get on the green stuff in MGP and you get a time penalty.
    Get on the green stuff at Cadwell, the penalty is a little more ‘severe’….
    A broken finger and a totally destroyed bike.

  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    The flaggies in the cage may have been trying to work out which way to run, dive, pray.
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  4. SaAdvRider99

    SaAdvRider99 Been here awhile

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    Moto Gp at Silverstone this weekend.
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    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Looks like the Saudi sponsor for VR46's MotoGP team - and his $18m - is a no-show....
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  6. Paul124ac

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    Big ups to the 1/4 man, I dropped a bike on my ankle and whinged for a month, he jumps on the spare and goes fastest by half a second. Fucking spaceman.
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  7. BOOTLACE

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    I hurt just watching.
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  11. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    It looks like he rode the kerbing just as the front let go.
  12. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    I don't need to ride like MM but I sure wish I crashed half as well as he does.

    Quarters is operating on another frequency.

    Low temps on race day may turn the whole show into garages full of smashed bikes and a line up at medical.

    Hope Sam Lowes does alright, a solid second behind Gardner would be perfect. But I think the non-related Fernandez's have their eye's on big points too.
    Gardner's gotta be weighing up his approach to risk/reward being placed as he is in the standings. Seems to have found the right balance this year.

    Jack looked comfortable too.

    Really enjoying the whole season so far and it looks anything but certain for Quarters.
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  13. Paul124ac

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    OK, I’ll set it up....

    Wonder what would be going thru my mind if I binned it at two dollars and seventy four cents.
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    Fuck all!!!
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    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    It would obviously hurt a lot more if you played soccer
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  16. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    But you'll also be miraculously better in 30 seconds as well.....
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    Pol on Pole. Would not have predicted that one. You'd think The Beast could've held that slide, done a Melandri and one handed it just like PI in '05.
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  18. LivingdeadCamo

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    Quarters "I didn't feel good on the bike"... front row anyway haha.

    Interested to see if the first lap claims a few or they all ease into getting the tyre temps up.
    Bagnia said they struggle with fresh rubber, perhaps that bodes well for tyre life at the end?

    Miller's manager may need to start shopping around soon, depth of talent isn't something Ducati is short of.

    Wonder if part of Rossi's deal with Ducati was that Bagnia would tow him around for the rest of the season?

    The other thing that stuck out for me was how far Takka and AMarquez were off the pace given how well the Repsol boys did...
  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Best thing Melandri ever did.
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