WSBK: Iberian Trifecta Pt3 (Spoilers from the Portuguese)

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  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  2. south

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    Just back in the series, just back on Pirellis Baz top Duc in both FP1 and FP2. Super impressive from him, and (more than) mildly embarrassing for the other (factory) Duc riders.

    Gerloff going well, too.
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  3. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Good to see Gerloff waking up from his mid-season, hand-slap, slumber.

    Rea usually dominates here but everything is different this year; which is great.
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  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    2021 has delivered the goods. :clap
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  6. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    What a great championship this season. Congratulations to Toprak, Scott and Loris. That race was a blast. Can't wait for tomorrow.
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  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Toprak bashing with Redding after Rea crashes out was not smart at all. All balls, sure. Not gonna get away with that all the time, and it's a great way to lose a championship.
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  8. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    What is Yamaha telling Gerloff now? He seems to have the pace to take points from Toprak.
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  9. Assfault

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    This didn't age well. Good to see Raz putting the screws to Rea and Redding.
    Redding was not impressed by the move on him from Raz on the podium.
    Hope Johnny is not hurt too bad. Seems the pressure from Raz is starting to unravel the champ.

    Garrett didn't have anything for the top 6 in race 1. He was fading from mid-race. Not sure how you figure he is going to take points off of Raz from there.
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  10. BOOTLACE

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    :scratch
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  11. BOOTLACE

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    Who would have thought the racing this year would be up to this insane level? Rea has certainly met his match in Razza. I wonder how much paint they swap before it ends in tears for both of them……
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  12. SGrider

    SGrider I give up

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    I think that punt by Toprak had Rea seeing red, they were riding aggressively and Rea probably figured the only way he was going to win was to get in front and either pull away or block. It looked like he ran it in way to hard and sent the bike to the junkyard.

    How about VdM's bumrush on Locatelli after the crash. :lol3
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    Entirely accidental…..apparently…

    :fpalm
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  14. Assfault

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    Rea is 2 for 2 so far for the weekend. can he make it a 3 peat?
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  15. Assfault

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    Rea redeems his chase for the championship.
    Raz has a front fender jettison and crashes out.
    Points tighten up to -24 for Rea and -54 for Redding.
    Best season since the Bayliis/Edwards battle in '02.
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  16. RiderGary

    RiderGary Been here awhile

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    Was that Toprak's left front brake line breaking away from the caliper taking part of the fender with it just before he crashed?
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  17. Bigger Al

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    It appeared that the front fender parted company with the forks and took the brake line with it. The fact that this happened while Toprak was well leaned over is what tucked the front and sent him into the kitty litter. Bad luck, for sure.

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    I'm very much enjoying Toprak sticking it to both Rea and Redding this season. It's been a while since Johnny has had to scrap so hard on track, and Redding is back to his whining and moaning about "rough riding." One of the three is hungrier than the others, and it's made for a very entertaining season thus far.
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  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    That's two mechanicals on that bike recently.

    I would imagine that there's been some screaming going on behind closed doors at this, because they'd likely have had a full race weekend's lead in points by now.

    The rev limits they've imposed on the Kawis really showed this weekend on the front straight. Even closing on exit in the draft, they struggled to get even. Whereas the Ducati doesn't need the draft, really.

    And TR is reminding me of Schwantz back in the day when it comes to braking, has anyone ever asked TR if that's where he gets it from? :lol3
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  19. BOOTLACE

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    Apparently all the Turks train together, when possible, with Kenan Superglue. They concentrate big time on braking as late and as fiercely as possible. Seems to work…..
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  20. BOOTLACE

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    Another brilliant weekend of racing.

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