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clicky
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   Old Thread  #732 3 Mar 2024 at 8.14pm    Login    Register
New season next week.. 😀
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #731 1 Mar 2024 at 11.54am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #730
Duly noted, will have a nosey, thanks for the heads up 👍
scozza
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   Old Thread  #730 25 Feb 2024 at 7.10am    Login    Register
WSB is back racing fans, some great racing that!!!

Phillip island
scozza
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   Old Thread  #729 11 Feb 2024 at 7.45am    Login    Register
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Itís a shame what happened with Stoner, I knew he would be a world champ from a young age. I was at Cadwell when he was riding 125 class, leading by around half a lap and then his chain came off over the mountain ffs.

Suffered from major anxiety, doubled up on the motorhome floor before races, there is a great interview with him on YouTube, sad to say we never saw all of him really, what a rider!

https://youtu.be/cbIq2jymnxw?si=ApbgmVtyjWSrC-Mw
Goose
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Goose
   Old Thread  #728 10 Feb 2024 at 11.10pm    Login    Register
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The bike can only lean so far before your on the side wall reducing the contact patch and grip so as you keep it at max lean on the contact patch while hanging off as far as possible. Stoner is still the best rider I've ever had the pleasure of watching and if he hadn't been ill I don't think anyone would have beaten him but doubt he would have stayed in moto GP as he hated all the electronic aids and has spoken out against them and the airo stuff as he believes it takes away a lot of the skill required from the rider.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #727 9 Feb 2024 at 6.45pm    Login    Register
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Mark Marquez style to another level

I think itís as simple as the more you can keep the bike upright the better the war on tyre attrition, power of the bikes is pretty stable, probably increasing as the fuel goes down but how manyís tires are shot before the end, canít design a tire to match the shear power the bikes put down

Or he is just cranked over as far as possible without sliding it out under him lol. Shoulder sliders next big thing in the biker cafes, PMSL

Casey Stoner, Phillip island, turn 3, 165 mph leaving rubber sliding the bike into the corner to get the best exit, now that is mental, some minerals there, I canít see when I go that fast

Itís just riding a motorcycle round a track, easy!

Tyre abuse lol
https://youtube.com/shorts/n7klFSMIWxQ?si=6NvtVKl4nNzPENWw
vossy1
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vossy1
   Old Thread  #726 9 Feb 2024 at 6.28pm    Login    Register
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I should know this but has the lean angle got more acute or is it just J being a contortionist. Also wondering if the tyre profile has changed. I'm guessing J can't defy physics so he must just be a....nutter....imagine those rumbled kerbs and him forgetting :-0


I'm thinking he's trying to chase the rubber round the tyre, those scrubs could give extra grip 🤣
scozza
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   Old Thread  #725 9 Feb 2024 at 6.13am    Login    Register
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Tyre preservation of the highest level
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   Old Thread  #724 9 Feb 2024 at 4.24am    Login    Register
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that's ridiculous

scozza
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   Old Thread  #723 7 Feb 2024 at 4.53pm    Login    Register
Canít wait

How good?

https://youtube.com/shorts/DcaH1FLqGh4?si=8uhf4_SVG5jCwPr9
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #722 6 Dec 2023 at 4.37am    Login    Register
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Looks like they've jumped into RNFs slot at short notice and were planning on 2025. A name change on paper at the moment, but on a quick read about them in Nascar I dont think your wrong long term, can only be a good thing. Looking forward to see how they get on, Olivera's no slouch!

(Press release blurb:- Trackhouse will essentially take over the old RNF squad and its staff, while Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez Ė who are contracted to Aprilia Ė will remain as riders.)
Carp-man76
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   Old Thread  #721 5 Dec 2023 at 6.23pm    Login    Register
I am a big NASCAR fan and if Trackhouse can do what they have done in a shot space of time it will be interesting to see what they can do in MOTO.GP
clicky
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   Old Thread  #720 27 Nov 2023 at 6.27pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #719
Yes me to, live moto gp testing on tnt tomorow so that's my morning and afternoon sorted..looking forward also to see how rins does on the yamaha.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #719 27 Nov 2023 at 3.09pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #718
Yay, so very pleased for him
clicky
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   Old Thread  #718 27 Nov 2023 at 12.03pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #714
He has signed.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #717 27 Nov 2023 at 7.27am    Login    Register
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Everything to go for I guess, had to be first. Great rider, sure he will be a world champ one day
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #716 27 Nov 2023 at 7.25am    Login    Register
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I didnt get why JM rode the way he did. He was 14 points behind so in reality he needed Bag to fall off and it he did 15 point would have done for him so why he pushed so hard I'll never know. Yes there's the must win mentality but he could have seriously injured himself instead of just his pride.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #715 26 Nov 2023 at 3.45pm    Login    Register
Factory boy with no zero personality wins

Disappointed for JM, wish he would have won, run out wide then and incident with MM ffs
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #714 26 Nov 2023 at 2.23pm    Login    Register
Bugger! Digi to VR46...I'd like that
clicky
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   Old Thread  #713 24 Nov 2023 at 6.57pm    Login    Register
Monster energy and red bull . Who will marini choose..? Its all about the coin.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #712 24 Nov 2023 at 1.15am    Login    Register
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Watched it earlier, Masia and Sasaki fair enough, thought Masia had a cheek waving his hand about though. How did AdriŠn FernŠndez get away with that, where are the stewards standards. I read a article about Sasaki being punished for a similar incident a few years back, has someone got it in for him?

Good race for the observer though
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   Old Thread  #711 23 Nov 2023 at 4.22pm    Login    Register
I hope JM wins, great rider and seems a really nice fella. I wouldnít put it past some factory sabotage though, letís hope FB slide out of the main race. JM deserves the title
Yep, we'll be routing for him, just hope I don't have to think it was won unfairly if not!
The leopard team didn't deserve that moto 3. Very dirty riding,I agree rubbing is racing but 4 times asaki pushed wide.
I've not seen that race yet.

I keep hearing about this progidy coming to GP, can't remember his name, going to have to go back and find some of his races to watch too.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #710 22 Nov 2023 at 6.24am    Login    Register
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Was a great ride for Digi

I hope JM wins, great rider and seems a really nice fella. I wouldnít put it past some factory sabotage though, letís hope FB slide out of the main race. JM deserves the title
clicky
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   Old Thread  #709 21 Nov 2023 at 2.27pm    Login    Register
The leopard team didn't deserve that moto 3. Very dirty riding,I agree rubbing is racing but 4 times asaki pushed wide.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #708 20 Nov 2023 at 5.12pm    Login    Register
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Dodgy tyre apparently!! How convenient for the factory team!!
Isn't it just. He certainly seemed to be shaking his head a lot during the race and at the end he looked like he was indicating it was spinning.
What were all those wierd dashboard messages about too, mapping 8 for no reason, 0000 on the boards
Brokenankles
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Brokenankles
   Old Thread  #707 20 Nov 2023 at 4.34pm    Login    Register
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Dodgy tyre apparently!! How convenient for the factory team!! would be a shame if Digi doesn't get a ride in moto gp next year, proof has been there all season that moto gp is a big step up from moto 2!
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #706 20 Nov 2023 at 1.47am    Login    Register
Made up for Digi, he's had some terrible luck. I cant believe he's potentially losing a ride while others keep circulating who've never got close to a podium.

Edit, and wth with Jorge .....someone from Ducati fettle with his bike then....hmmm
scozza
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   Old Thread  #705 13 Nov 2023 at 5.37pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #703
Honda will not intend been in the shadows for long, massive for them now, they have had the poster boy for a long time, not now!
vossy1
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vossy1
   Old Thread  #704 13 Nov 2023 at 5.17pm    Login    Register
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The commentators on BT were saying it's because he feels he's too far down the pecking order at Ducati. Not sure I'd swap the VR46 for the Honda but he must have been told or be expectant of that Honda being more competitive. TBH you never know, there have been un ridable bikes that have been tamed by individuals.
johnnyfubar
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johnnyfubar
   Old Thread  #703 12 Nov 2023 at 3.51am    Login    Register
Hi All
WTF luca in talks to replace rat boy at Honda???
Valentino will be fuming!!!!
Best
Jon
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #702 1 Nov 2023 at 1.22pm    Login    Register
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Cracker wasn't it
I'm beginning to become a real fan of those wider tracks, so much more opportunity to make it a interesting race.
I thought A Marquez was a complete tool, has he been taking lessons from M, god help the other riders next year with 2 idiots on the track, but I live in hope!
Cant remember if it was this race or the last where Bagnaia past both those other riders in the corner...pure class

I was convinced Martin would bin it, hats off to him!

Here's to more races like that, should be a thrilling climax.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #701 28 Oct 2023 at 7.40pm    Login    Register
Cmon Jorge Martin, would I love to see him beat factory Bagnia at to post
Brokenankles
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Brokenankles
   Old Thread  #700 24 Oct 2023 at 12.20pm    Login    Register
The tyre situation is coming in to play more and more, sadly its starting to get like F1 with tyre strategies winning races and not the riders skill! Pleased for Zarco though
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #699 24 Oct 2023 at 9.27am    Login    Register
Made up for Zarco and Digi, again another good race. I know what Martin was trying to do but I'm surprised he couldn't make it stick. Think Michellin need to go. I don't get the excuses about not having tyres for a certain track, it's not as if they don't tend for the contract not knowing what tracks will be used, granted some are added but on the whole.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #698 16 Oct 2023 at 4.06pm    Login    Register
Well, that was a bit more like it
Wth was that corner all about, I'd love to know if they ever find out a reason for the riders dropping there. It was almost as if there was a area with absolutely no feedback to the riders very odd. All the comments on the track being dirty, not really buying that from Donna. Surely they have a very basic responsibility to the riders and fans to ensure the track is at least as clean as it could be. Kept bleating on how it was such a narrow track due to only having grip on the racing line, yes....but on other tracks there is much more grip off it. Not sure I've seen such a dusty looking track.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #697 7 Oct 2023 at 7.13am    Login    Register
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To be fair the none factory Ducati are competitive. Ducati ainít going to bring rat boy in to upset their boys

Be interesting because for me he still wants it, deffo not in it for the money, more likely the passion which you have to respect that bearing in mind his medical conditions
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #696 6 Oct 2023 at 1.01pm    Login    Register
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I wasn't expecting that, looks like he didn't get his way.
Only a 1 year deal and couldn't take his techs.

I'm quite looking forward to seeing what he can do from a racing perspective, I think there's some life in ratty

johnnyfubar
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   Old Thread  #695 6 Oct 2023 at 3.14am    Login    Register
Hi All
Just woke up to the news that rat boy is swapping Ä12 million and a factory ride for Ä2million and a second hand ducati.
Can't wait to see how this turns out
Best
Jon
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #694 3 Oct 2023 at 9.39am    Login    Register
Watched the Japanese sprint, same old pecking order, excluding Jorge (what are they feeding him)...lol.
Mrs said I'm watching the GP....I'm thinking I might give it a miss....but then....rain
More excitement in half a race than in 2 normal dry ones.
Really sad saying that, something needs mixing up, the status quo is getting boring.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #693 27 Sept 2023 at 8.09am    Login    Register
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You're not wrong really enjoyed watching him and was rooting for a podium, would have been too good to be true!

What a little gem they've got in India, all that build up about it probably not being ready and then it turns out like that! Shame for Marini in the sprint, didn't look that bad but after some of the lucky escapes for riders lately being reminded they're human isn't a bad thing.

What the hell were Dorna thinking* with Jorge Martin, delaying the podium ceromony, he shouldn't have been on it, disgraceful.

10 year anniversary of Marco Simoncelli's death on the 23rd, what could have been

Where does the time go!

* not actually asking, just in disbelief they'd do that
scozza
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   Old Thread  #692 17 Sept 2023 at 8.01am    Login    Register
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Thatís interesting, I wouldnít though he would be in it for the money. I think he has one last title in him!

To do it on a non factory bike is some ask though!
johnnyfubar
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   Old Thread  #691 15 Sept 2023 at 4.08pm    Login    Register
Hi Scozza
My "man in the paddock" said rat boy has signed a big money pre contract deal with Faenza which is dependant on them getting the ducati deal.
Can't see him riding a 1 year old bike personally, but I wouldn't put much past the slimey little sh#t
Best
Jon
scozza
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   Old Thread  #690 10 Sept 2023 at 5.40pm    Login    Register
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I had seen that. Thatís Kawasaki ****ed!

See if he can get more out of it than TR. They must have promised him something

Mr Honda on a Ducati, is it a factory ride, could be interesting that, the dirty rat strikes again
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   Old Thread  #689 10 Sept 2023 at 4.59pm    Login    Register
Hi All,
I think the phrase is "you can never relive your childhood"
But I did this weekend, thank you Mr Pedrosa for taking years off my life for a couple of days
Never the #1 legend as that goes to Vali for me, but you truly are a legend in your own right
Probably one of the greatest race weekends ever
Best
Jon
Goose
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   Old Thread  #688 7 Sept 2023 at 10.27pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #687
MM on a Ducati next season and Johnathan ray Yamaha.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #687 7 Sept 2023 at 10.19am    Login    Register
Bagnaia o.k for Misano, he's a tough lad. I wasn't expecting that or the domino effect of the crash, not seen a proper high side like that for a while.
Apart from that the race was better down the pecking order, some good tussels, when we got to see them. Not sure what fun there is to be had watching a race leader 1.5 seconds ahead with the odd pan to the 2nd place.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #686 30 Aug 2023 at 6.37pm    Login    Register
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Great rider JOH, meet him a couple of times, proper nice guy, great rider ☝️

The Yamaha is lacking otherwise he would win everything
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   Old Thread  #685 30 Aug 2023 at 10.07am    Login    Register
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Finally got to watch Thruxton, that Ohalloran is something else, the rest of the field might as well give up when it came to those 3 corners Didn't get to see Cardwell but caught the Motorad there, again not too exciting.
I'll have a nosey for the MM rumours, not been keeping up to date last couple of weeks :-(
scozza
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   Old Thread  #684 28 Aug 2023 at 6.48am    Login    Register
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Ducati dominance

The best rider for me is on a Yamaha towing his nuts off
Goose
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Goose
   Old Thread  #683 25 Aug 2023 at 8.49pm    Login    Register
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Did see the rumour MM on an MV in 2025 season via KTM.
Agree getting boring ,the Manx GP qualy is good with 230+ classic lap.
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #682 24 Aug 2023 at 3.36pm    Login    Register
Last race back to the same order of things....boredom for me
Most exciting bit was Bezzecchi near high side, was it on the 1st corner...hmm
Missed the Sprint and based on the GP didn't watch it, how bad is that !
Goose
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   Old Thread  #681 18 Aug 2023 at 5.01pm    Login    Register
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Go for it, have you a race licence ? Interesting what MM said about KTM but if he really believes it why not go to them next season when honda said they wouldn't stand in his way.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #680 18 Aug 2023 at 3.52pm    Login    Register
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Like the BMW series, wouldnít mind a crack at that lol
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   Old Thread  #679 18 Aug 2023 at 9.58am    Login    Register
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Still haven't got round to watching it, caught a 10 second clip live that's about it :-(
Goose
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   Old Thread  #678 13 Aug 2023 at 8.50pm    Login    Register
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Good weekend BSB thruxton.
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   Old Thread  #677 9 Aug 2023 at 1.15pm    Login    Register
MotoGP pretty flat at the moment for me!

Glad it's not just me thinking that, however Silverstone peaked my interest again, fabulous, got a bit of my GP mojo back

Commentators...hmm..half the time they're contradict themselves
and the camera angles haven't been great lately, as for the race directors choice of duels to watch it's been infuriating at times!

I need a spell checker
Goose
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   Old Thread  #676 7 Aug 2023 at 10.09pm    Login    Register
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Agreed but think they are changing soon ? TM did good in the suzuka.
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   Old Thread  #675 5 Aug 2023 at 1.26pm    Login    Register
Hi All
Anybody else feeling a bit flat with the new commentators on the moto gp racing?
I don't know who any of them are, but for me they are boring as hell
Best
Jon
scozza
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   Old Thread  #674 4 Aug 2023 at 5.59am    Login    Register
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Got the win in the WSB super sport TM, rookie ride, up the Brits
Goose
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   Old Thread  #673 3 Aug 2023 at 9.06pm    Login    Register
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Will be interesting to see if raz can get the BMW to handle on the brakes the way the yam does. See Tarran Mackenzie has got a ride in suzuka endurance race.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #672 3 Aug 2023 at 6.10am    Login    Register
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By far the best racing, MotoGP pretty flat at the moment for me!

Good results for Rea, needed them, too late though, reckon he might be going to Yamaha? Needs a competitive bike ASAP if he wants to challenge for another title

Toprak the great, what a rider, 2nd race, had to laugh at Batista, straight line power from behind, passes him then he does him on the brakes, every time lol, far superior rider, shame the jap bikes donít have the straight line speed!
Goose
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   Old Thread  #671 1 Aug 2023 at 9.39pm    Login    Register
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Wsbk Rea win , both races and superpole were superb.
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   Old Thread  #670 19 Jul 2023 at 10.41am    Login    Register
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Yeah wsbk and the road racing for me, imatra was great to watch and a great ride by Hicky.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #669 17 Jul 2023 at 7.21pm    Login    Register
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The man gets better and better, has to be one of the best riders on the planet at the moment. Itís a surprise he had left Yamaha as that was an open door to MotoGP if he wanted it. No complaints from me, WSB is where itís at, at the moment for me, some of the best racing I have seen in a long time, so competitive and everybody riding on the limit

Sliding it into nearly every corner lol, incredible, not to mention the brakes!
Goose
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Goose
   Old Thread  #668 16 Jul 2023 at 6.30pm    Login    Register
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Crashing out race two win for Oggy, not sure going to BMW is a wise choice
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   Old Thread  #667 6 Jul 2023 at 8.21am    Login    Register
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Interesting....why is it I hope he doesn't get a good ride...oh yes...the Rossi incident....I'll never forgive him
scozza
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   Old Thread  #666 5 Jul 2023 at 9.09pm    Login    Register
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Reckon itís the dump for me sadly
scozza
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   Old Thread  #665 5 Jul 2023 at 9.08pm    Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #664 5 Jul 2023 at 10.55am    Login    Register
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Honda commented that MM could leave before his contract ends if he wanted too, talk was he may goo to KTM but with his lack of development skills would they have the budget for all the repairs he may cost them.
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   Old Thread  #663 5 Jul 2023 at 10.49am    Login    Register
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Doubt it, the vapour trail would see your Ducati electrics failing aaand shedding its paint in no time.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #662 5 Jul 2023 at 5.26am    Login    Register
Whatís the standing 1/4 of a mile 7.6 seconds, must have warmed the tyres up to get that steam power down and that time lol

Top end 180mph, could pass that on my back wheel on the Ducati lol

You have to love people who like to tinker, crackers
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   Old Thread  #661 4 Jul 2023 at 11.59pm    Login    Register
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There are some stupidly fast electric cars out there, my god
Saw a chap has just taken the land speed record with a steam powered motorbike (I kid you not)! Built in his garage and it looks bloody good. (To me)

here

Edit, said garage in another tabloid, obv not by this link.
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   Old Thread  #660 3 Jul 2023 at 8.38pm    Login    Register
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Yeah bad one for Sykes as you say leg is bad as well by the sound of it.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #659 3 Jul 2023 at 8.12pm    Login    Register
WSB on Sunday for me, some great racing and JR in the mix and after the last race TR rides straight past me at the foggy esses on the front wheel and then stops it mid air, got a great picture ✊

Just read, Tom Sykes had a massive high side at the Coppice in the last race, red flagged it, took Rinaldi out too, sadly, says 10 broken ribs and some other damage, thatís him done I guess, dangerous game when it all goes wrong
Goose
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   Old Thread  #658 29 Jun 2023 at 12.02pm    Login    Register
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Agreed but sadly the future is electric and even Ferrari have hybrid road cars now that out perform their petrol cars.
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   Old Thread  #657 29 Jun 2023 at 12.02pm    Login    Register
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Agreed but sadly the future is electric and even Ferrari have hybrid road cars now that out perform their petrol cars.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #656 29 Jun 2023 at 6.09am    Login    Register
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How could anyone be proud of owning a electric vehicle 100%

Hairdryers

For me a bike is, what it looks like, what it sounds like and what it goes like!

Long live petrol
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   Old Thread  #655 28 Jun 2023 at 5.03pm    Login    Register
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I think unless they can get an electric commuter model
You had to use that word didn't you doing my best 'spit the dog' impression, aka a Carragher to us ex Mancs

Oh, you've started me off......How could anyone be proud of owning a electric vehicle, the claim of saving the planet while paying for companies to employ modern day slaves mining Nickel on 30p a hour (if they're lucky) some as young as 6...but if you were part of the slave trade from the 1800's your pure evil and any modern descendants must pay retributions...hypocrisy.

Or mining Cobalt from deep sea areas that haven't even been explored yet, where their attention was drawn by crustaceans (unknow to science) that decorated their bodies with the bright blue stuff.

The day GP goes electric will be the day I switch off, as have most reading this
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   Old Thread  #654 28 Jun 2023 at 8.16am    Login    Register
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Asia is a massive market and honda are being pushed further down the sales leader leader every year and I think unless they can get an electric commuter model to compete with the Chinese they will slip further behind.
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   Old Thread  #653 28 Jun 2023 at 6.44am    Login    Register
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I cant see monies affecting Honda too much, I would imagine it pales into insignificance compared to worldwide moped sales/revenue

Has the U.k market changed a lot since the mid O's? It was nearly all Asian back then, Ducs were expensive to service...and the intervals

I'd love to see BMW and Kwakkers in the mix, naturally Suzis back too.

I'm not sure where the GP is going tbh. There clearly aren't enough manufacturers to make it a full field, the answer, concessions and satellite teams.....hmmm.
Quite frankly I don't care who finishes past say 6th unless its a tight field.
Is GP getting above its station, prohibitively too expensive?
I think GP would be more interesting if the bikes were the same base with tweaks and riders making the difference.

To that end the Mrs said it'd be interesting if there was a race where all the bikes were the same, rotated through manufacturers/satellites per race and it was the riders who made the difference.
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   Old Thread  #652 28 Jun 2023 at 6.35am    Login    Register
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I wouldnít be surprised if Honda were not back at the top in a couple of years, massive funding and they canít say itís the V4, they have been running one for years!

I would love to see Aprillia win one too, stunning bike that sounds immense. Yamaha needs something radical by the looks of it, they have the rider if they can keep him, already lost TR in WSB. Donnington this weekend for me
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   Old Thread  #651 27 Jun 2023 at 9.00pm    Login    Register
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Personally I think the future isn't to bright for the Japanese manufacturers in Moto GP unless they have a big resurgence in sales to fund development and invest in bringing riders on like Rossi is doing with his race school. Would love to see April's get some serious funding long term to invest in more development.
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   Old Thread  #650 27 Jun 2023 at 6.53pm    Login    Register
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Be interesting to see how it pans out for Honda and MM, as they say, nobody bigger than the name over the door
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   Old Thread  #649 27 Jun 2023 at 1.44pm    Login    Register
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love it
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   Old Thread  #648 26 Jun 2023 at 9.40pm    Login    Register
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Think a 100k is conservative bearing in mind an engine is 200 to 250k and frame and swing arm 500k brakes 70k all in euros but who knows what it actually costs honda.

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   Old Thread  #647 26 Jun 2023 at 6.24pm    Login    Register
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maybe there should be a rule limiting the number of times you can crash at each venue.

Maybe thatís Hondas bank balance, got to sell a lot of bikes to fund that lot, say 100k a crash

Anybody hear Neil Hodgson comments about the Ducati, even on the slower tracks they are still quick now due to them squaring off and just using the power to drive out of them

Rat boy and Honda just seem in a total mess, donít know where they are going and as for Yamaha, gone!
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   Old Thread  #646 26 Jun 2023 at 6.08pm    Login    Register
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I think mm will leave Honda for another team next season. Or listen to his grandad and retire.
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   Old Thread  #645 26 Jun 2023 at 6.06pm    Login    Register
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The rules of the long lap penalty is the rider must keep in-between the white lines. Acosta crossed them and hit the outside green paint so should of had to re take it.
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   Old Thread  #644 26 Jun 2023 at 4.58pm    Login    Register
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Despirattion for MM and honda, after five crashes last week ,maybe there should be a rule limiting the number of times you can crash at each venue.
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   Old Thread  #643 26 Jun 2023 at 4.01pm    Login    Register
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I think so for the moment, just hope they become a bit more competitive for next season.

Just read Quat has a long lap penalty at Silverstone for taking out Espargaro. Personally I thought there was room for him to try it, losing the front end was incedental, it didn't seem like he went to fast in but I guess its conjecture.

Might have my wires crossed here but that long lap where he went in the green, if rules are rules.....

Marc Marquez declaring himself fit with 2 broken ribs, what are Honda thinking, simply shocking, glad race directors stepped in.

Jake Dixon, I was rooting for him, is it 9 third places before finally getting his win, thats what you call quite consistent. The futures looking very bright indeed.
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   Old Thread  #642 26 Jun 2023 at 9.37am    Login    Register
well chuffed for Jake Dixon,what a ride..well pished of with race control though. demoting brad binder twice from 3rd place, in the sprint then again in main race. ok rules are rules but that track seriously needs some of the green paint removed in places. and race control need to re look at acostas long lap penalty in the Moto 2 race. or is it because Acosta is going to be dornas next mm..
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   Old Thread  #641 25 Jun 2023 at 8.31pm    Login    Register
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Prila and KTM third and fourth, has the Japanese era come to an end ?
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   Old Thread  #640 25 Jun 2023 at 9.58am    Login    Register
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Yep, how can he blame the bike for rear ending someone
It was embarrassing, you could almost hear his brain whirring, stare at the bike, no that'll look silly so I'll half heartedly gesticulate at the other rider...

I do hope Bez can do the double today, he didn't seem that confident in his post race.

As for the Ducati, how they can still be the fastest on the straight by some way is just crazy though KTM seem to be catching up.

Edit, did you see Bez blast past Bag on that corner, I could have sworn he was going wide, thats a lesson in late braking I didnt think was possible, but it is the sprint, perhaps Bag didn't want to push it.
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   Old Thread  #639 20 Jun 2023 at 8.27am    Login    Register
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Agreed and five crashes for MM.
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   Old Thread  #638 18 Jun 2023 at 6.57pm    Login    Register
Great ride by JM today
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   Old Thread  #637 17 Jun 2023 at 7.49pm    Login    Register
You don't get to win six Moto GP world championships without a huge amount of talent but I think the bike was then the best out there and had been tailored to suit him as nobody else could match his success. Things moved on though and rival manufacturers caught up , Ducati always had the performance but only Casey stoner could ride it but now they have improved it's handling and made all that power more user friendly. Always been a Ducati fan and Audi have helped refine them and bring reliability they once lacked but for me they've lost a little of their character that made me love them.
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   Old Thread  #636 17 Jun 2023 at 6.02am    Login    Register
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Marc, I'll never like him after the Rossi incedent but as of late hes had me shouting at the screen

Super competitive but always been a dirty rat for me

Reckless is another word. I agree, he is involved in a lot of crashes. He was claiming he could only find the limit of the bike by crashing it out, fair point if he is not taking others out but he is crashing out all the time and some of the dives up the inside just show a desperate man for me

I am certain that the Honda has been developed for MM because Mir is a good rider and is getting nothing out of it. Like mentioned, must be an expensive game for Honda!

I am having my doubts now about if he will ever win a championship again myself, Hondaís demise with MM and Yamahaís straight 4. I can only see KTM or Aprillia been a serious challenge to Ducati for a a while now. Makes you wonder if Japanese manufacturers have stagnated whilst Ducati and Audi have developed something very special in the V4. Bearing in mind Honda have run a V4 for a long time!
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   Old Thread  #635 17 Jun 2023 at 0.26am    Login    Register
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Personally, NO. If he had the straight line power he still wouldn't have the ability to late brake like Bagnaia, maybe he could learn and I'm being a bit harsh. I'm fairly certain he wouldn't think twice of trying though even if he knew he wasn't there yet, that's not drive, that's recklessness.

On a different note, Zarco, I wish he'd get his timing to push those tires right, could be a exciting dark horse if he does.
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   Old Thread  #634 16 Jun 2023 at 8.17pm    Login    Register
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MM must be the costliest rider any team has ever employed, not just the salary he commands but the repair bills must be horrendous. Thing if you were a team boss with bikes capable of winning would you gamble on him if the opportunity to take him on came your way ?
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   Old Thread  #633 16 Jun 2023 at 12.14pm    Login    Register
Not been on the forum for a while, still been watching the GP though and somethings really irritating me greatly and it ends with Marquez on both counts. 1 of them with expectations and skill beyond his equipment but he just won't compromise.

Marc, I'll never like him after the Rossi incedent but as of late hes had me shouting at the screen. So his bike won't do what he wants it to do and he's more capable than the bike. Normally, falling off would serve as a warning but no, not even the threat of losing his sight is enough for his ego. So, if you have a rider that won't tone it down, with a bike that will go down the track in his hands because..err...they don't know why and a garage that lets him do it surely someone running the race should be looking at it. The amount of time he falls, causes craches and the potential for a serious injury is simply getting ridiculous. Who's protecting the other riders, it's shocking. It's not as if it's just the 1 incedent in the race, your watching it thinking not again, and even when it calmed down before he lost the front end I said to the Mrs he won't finish anyway, he'll bin it, he can't help himself.
Think it was Marc that could have T boned someone in this race on the corner when he went in too hot, with commentators saying it's happens getting caught up in the other bikes air streams...it probably does..but in his case.

I know he's a champion, I know he's a winner by nature but he has to say in his head , I'll do 6th as my bikes not good enough (unless something external happens to the better bikes).

Anyhoo. Miller, I so wish he could get it together on that bike, you see glimpses but he's not there and Zarco, very impressed, but I'm loving B&M @ 46, aren't they doing well

As for the bikes, wierd, now the Ducatis are turning can anyone stop them, always had the extra grunt for years over rivals. The F1 connection, I get it and if KTM get that power difference sorted they could verly likely dominate, looking very good.
We've got a couple of nice little twisty tracks coming up, S&E, should be very interesting...if I can block MM out of my head or he gets injured before the sprint ...only joking.
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   Old Thread  #632 14 Jun 2023 at 9.26pm    Login    Register
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Read something today which I found interesting. All about the aero dynamics according to KTM, Honda and Yamaha, apparently Suzuki could not afford to compete so the last year they let the engineers play around with the bikes and add wings etc. everybody is saying if they had the right aerodynamics they would be untouchable. Yamaha talking about chucking out because they cannot afford to compete, Honda in development with the F1 teams, KTM In F1 Red bull pocket and have some funding

Hears me thinking itís V4 power, I can smell some bull**** somewhere, our bikes are not at the races or we donít have the tech to compete?
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   Old Thread  #631 13 Jun 2023 at 5.42pm    Login    Register
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Weather was perfect again and some quick times by all. Some race the senior TT and another lap record. How long before somebody hits an average of 140mph lol
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   Old Thread  #630 11 Jun 2023 at 8.05pm    Login    Register
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If you look back through the history honda, Yamaha ect have had their times of dominance but unlike those Ducati have a policy of sharing their data with any teams using their bikes which maybe why there are so many of them on the grid.
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   Old Thread  #629 11 Jun 2023 at 9.31am    Login    Register
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Super sprint was good, lots of elbows out. Hicky in the senior incredible, best TT ever.
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   Old Thread  #628 10 Jun 2023 at 7.00pm    Login    Register
Ducati dominance

FQ needs to leave Yamaha, NOW!

Jap bikes gone
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   Old Thread  #627 7 Jun 2023 at 12.30pm    Login    Register
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Yeah I'd love to see Dean win another one, josh Brookes isn't having any luck at the moment either.
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   Old Thread  #626 7 Jun 2023 at 6.10am    Login    Register
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Dunlop means business. Straight off the start line, head on the tank, flat out!

Some good racing with the top 3 as expected all in the mix. I wish Dean Harrison would get a win, riding well as usual

Hicky wins super stock. Saw him at Donnington a few weeks ago at BSB, must be down to the luck I wished him, saying that the last time I did that his chain came off in the first race
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   Old Thread  #625 6 Jun 2023 at 12.26pm    Login    Register
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First superbike race Dunlop looked incredible, so relaxed , Hicky impressive with a broken quickshifrter and having to pump the brakes to slow down mental.
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   Old Thread  #624 3 Jun 2023 at 8.10pm    Login    Register
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Thank he has been training and eating healthy for some now.
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   Old Thread  #623 2 Jun 2023 at 6.33am    Login    Register
TT is on ITV4 for any bike fans that are interested. Weather is looking good, should be super fast

Edit - wasnít expecting that. Michael Dunlop new lap record 135.5mph
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   Old Thread  #622 1 Jun 2023 at 9.16am    Login    Register
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Hickie's well and truly on it.
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   Old Thread  #621 30 May 2023 at 10.00am    Login    Register
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Yeah I do wonder what they have promised in terms of the bike.
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   Old Thread  #620 27 May 2023 at 11.42pm    Login    Register
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Seen it, unbelievable that if im honest, guessing they are throwing the kitchen sink at WSB

I bet Yamaha are gutted

Saying that, you donít get many chances to become a world champion and you want a decent bike to be that man
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   Old Thread  #619 27 May 2023 at 9.58am    Login    Register
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Toprak Razgatlioglu on a BMW , mistake with ducati's dominance?
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   Old Thread  #618 14 May 2023 at 8.51pm    Login    Register
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FB out again!

That Honda is poor, Mir crashes out again, PE did nothing last year and I thought MM was nailed on for second until that, you could see it coming, itís was sliding all over losing grip

Even the independent Ducatis are extremely competitive!

Right about the jap bikes, Suzuki were close last year, Honda has no grip and the Yam has zero power in comparison, FQ said he had one overtaking opportunity and that was turn 4 running on the outside, flat as a fart. Reckon he will be gone soon if they donít give him a competitive machine
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   Old Thread  #617 14 May 2023 at 8.27pm    Login    Register
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How moto gp has changed with the highest placed Japanese machine only seventh. Another DNF for MM I think his glory days in the sport are over as I can't see honda developing the bike enough to be competitive with him on it and as you say I don't think he has the knowledge to help in development.
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   Old Thread  #616 8 May 2023 at 4.58pm    Login    Register
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Been away, got back today and watched all 3. Nobody has got a chance of competing with that v4 with a flyweight on it at the moment, saying that, he is getting the best out of the package

Rea and Toprak to fight it out for second, needs some luck though. Insane on the brakes TR again

Got my tickets for the Donnington round
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   Old Thread  #615 7 May 2023 at 4.06pm    Login    Register
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A Bautista T Razgatlioglu race one,two and sp, JR third in race one , fear it may all be over for the season unless something dramatic happens.
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   Old Thread  #614 2 May 2023 at 6.31am    Login    Register
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Great ride from Binder, looking strong KTM, Hopefully mixes things up a bit!

Feel for FQ, that Yamaha is not at the races as the saying goes
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   Old Thread  #613 1 May 2023 at 11.28am    Login    Register
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Good race with KTM 2nd and 3rd but close to a win.
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   Old Thread  #612 29 Apr 2023 at 6.39am    Login    Register
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I think they have done a lot of work with the Kawi, last season it was well off the mark, still sounds like he is suffering with front end grip though.

The V4 is some engine, I noticed FQ is feeling the pinch too, he has been vocal about Yamaha needing to bring out a V4, which I would love to see. Saying that, the cross plane crank is still one of the best sounding bikes around for me. Canít see a straight 4 been truly competitive for a while, Audi / Ducati have done some work on that V4 power plant and they are now reaping the rewards, like looking back to the 916 days

Saying that Honda have run a V4 for years. Somebody in the press was blaming MM for Hondas poor performance the other week, saying he was a great rider but he was poor at developing the bike

Qualifying and the sprint race today
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   Old Thread  #611 28 Apr 2023 at 11.47pm    Login    Register
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JR clearly had more corner entry and mid corner speed but was slower out of the corner. Vtwins always generated more mechanical grip and grunt than straight fours but lost out on top end but Ducati have the best of both with the v four.
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   Old Thread  #610 28 Apr 2023 at 6.24pm    Login    Register
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Not good

Ducati straight line speed is crazy, like cheating. I see they are trying to get another 500rpm for the Kawasaki, they need it!

Ducati dominance

Saying that just bought myself a 1299 Panigale on a 17 plate, last of the big twins, I had been looking out for one for a while tbh
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   Old Thread  #609 27 Apr 2023 at 7.58pm    Login    Register
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No catching Bautista this year. Great rider on best bike , hopefully it doesnít end up boring
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   Old Thread  #608 26 Apr 2023 at 8.54am    Login    Register
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JR on the limit all weekend payed the price race 2.
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   Old Thread  #607 16 Apr 2023 at 8.49pm    Login    Register
FB out again, amateurish lol

What a ride from Rins

3rd for Yamaha and FQ, good ride that, need some magic Yamaha
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   Old Thread  #606 2 Apr 2023 at 10.40am    Login    Register
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KTM win

VR46 second and third

Hopefully stops FB running away with it

Feel for FQ on the factory Yamaha, poor that
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   Old Thread  #605 1 Apr 2023 at 7.44am    Login    Register
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Copying WSB. Not watched one as yet?

To be fair as a fan there for the weekend it has to be more entertaining that just the free practice and qualifiers on the Saturday
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   Old Thread  #604 31 Mar 2023 at 6.35pm    Login    Register
sprint race needs ditching..
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   Old Thread  #603 29 Mar 2023 at 5.36pm    Login    Register
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Deffo wants it

If itís like last year I much preferred WSB. Needs somebody to shake it up a bit, Aprillia or Yamaha in the mix for me, saying that we had quite a few years of Repsol dominance
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   Old Thread  #602 28 Mar 2023 at 8.54pm    Login    Register
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Enjoyed the race but can't help thinking MM will end up seriously injured or seriously injuring someone else.
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   Old Thread  #601 27 Mar 2023 at 8.37pm    Login    Register
MotoGP anybody?

Rat boy takes one out already

To be fair I hope he does well and FQ, Yamaha have some work to do there!

KTM looking better too
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   Old Thread  #600 7 Mar 2023 at 7.44pm    Login    Register
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You may find he couldn't ride it competitively but would have been interesting watching what he could do without all the setup data .
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   Old Thread  #599 7 Mar 2023 at 5.30pm    Login    Register
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Canít see Rea going nowhere, all the data they must have is unreal, just need to sort the bike out for me

I would like to see him on a Ducati though just to see what they could really get out of it!
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   Old Thread  #598 7 Mar 2023 at 10.05am    Login    Register
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Don't want revs lowered on the duke, they all work to the same regs so it's up to the other manufacturers to up their game. Would like to have seen JR switch manufacturer last season.
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   Old Thread  #597 5 Mar 2023 at 7.36pm    Login    Register
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Bit of a shambles for Rea

Say one thing though, other than the Ducatis needing some revs taking off them,straight line speed is a bit of a piss take and takes the edge off it for me, itís competitive, quite a few in the mix. Locatteli looking good too
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   Old Thread  #596 4 Mar 2023 at 8.23pm    Login    Register
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Bautista again in race one.
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   Old Thread  #595 1 Mar 2023 at 6.22am    Login    Register
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V4 power!

To be fair Batista won all the Phillip island races on his debut by a country mile. See what happens throughout the rest of the season, even more competitive, some more good riders and fast teams

Straight line speed of the Ducati with a flyweight is ridiculous
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   Old Thread  #594 28 Feb 2023 at 11.04pm    Login    Register
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Three nill for Ducati at the season opener.
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   Old Thread  #593 19 Nov 2022 at 5.17pm    Login    Register
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Mate has a super duke, nice bike to be fair

Posted before, my mate got pulled doing over the ton and he got away with it, speed awareness course

Iím not riding my bike enough, Iíve done 2,100 miles since I got it in 2021. As I see it now, a sports bike would be more useful for the summer. I sold my 2018 GSXR and wish I hadnít, now, the Panigale is very similar, riding position too, to be fair when I sat on it, it wasn't that bad, surprised me really. If Iím honest nothing wrong with the supersport other than it wonít do more than 138 up over the mountain lol

What started me off was, i have been fancying and looking for a 1299 with full Akros, last of the V twins, just for the IOM and a few rides out, trouble is for a decent one with low miles you can pick a V4 up for similar


JR gets a win
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   Old Thread  #592 18 Nov 2022 at 12.06pm    Login    Register
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Don't do the v4 pan, you will definitely lose your licence, got pulled by an unmarked while test riding a superduke GT a few months ago , luckily I spotted him pull out from his hideaway and slowed down while he followed me and eventually pulled me over and how fast were you going back there when you passed me. Obviously he didn't know so got off with a warning.
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   Old Thread  #591 18 Nov 2022 at 6.25am    Login    Register
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Agree

JR and Toprak, two of the best ever, had my picture took with them this year

Some of the best racing I have seen, every circuit it has been crazily close!

No doubt though, the Ducati needs some revs taking off it, up to and over 12 bikes lengths on the straights! Became a joke for me, close racing then on the straight leaves everybody for dead, thats the only reason AB has won it, good rider but not in the class of the other two

Went into my local dealer the other day to book my bike in for a service, nearly ended up with a Panigale V4
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   Old Thread  #590 17 Nov 2022 at 9.25pm    Login    Register
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Has this been the best wsbk season ever. ? While I loved it when foggy was racing this season has seen some incredible close racing.
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   Old Thread  #589 1 Nov 2022 at 6.03am    Login    Register
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Ducati dominance MotoGP and WSB, straight line speed is ridiculous in comparison

I hope FQ wins it, to be fair Yamaha are due for a good race, not been competitive for a while now. Probably nailed on that FB wins it
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   Old Thread  #588 31 Oct 2022 at 2.15pm    Login    Register
championship decider this weekend...im going for peco if he don't chuck it in the kitty litter. but, will miller and bastiani be helping or fighting him. even zarco could be in the mix and helping Quattro . overall hopefully will be a good and safe race.
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   Old Thread  #587 17 Sept 2022 at 11.06am    Login    Register
MM is back, 1 crash already and what a save in free practice 3, incredible
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   Old Thread  #586 20 Jul 2022 at 7.50am    Login    Register
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Not the same anymore I'm told. Used to be alsorts on track at same time from vans to tuned supercars.
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   Old Thread  #585 20 Jul 2022 at 6.06am    Login    Register
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Worked with a bloke who used to go there regular, he had a souped up golf, was on Top Gear with it. Mental place and crashes galore, very dangerous!
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   Old Thread  #584 20 Jul 2022 at 6.04am  1  Login    Register
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Nice one

My mate told me a story about Porto that made me laugh. He was on a practice session, litre bikes and thought he was fast, bloke past him on an R1 on the outside of one of the corners like he was stood and went on to leave him for dead, later talking to him in the pit lane he only had one arm

Think if I retired and had some brass there loads of circuits to ride, would love a blast around Phillip Island myself, corkscrew at Lagua Seca etc, wouldnít mind a blast around Aragon either 🏍

One thing like you say though, on TV you never get the same perspective of how a tracks goes up and down, blind summits and corners etc. until you see it for real
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   Old Thread  #583 19 Jul 2022 at 11.50pm  1  Login    Register
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Nurburgring over twenty years ago, scary fast with with all sorts on track at same time.
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   Old Thread  #582 19 Jul 2022 at 9.22pm    Login    Register
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done most of the uk tracks

the abroad ones

Portimao
Cartagena
estoril
Parcmotor

Porto was by far my fav, followed closely by estoril for its elevations...Mad track
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   Old Thread  #581 19 Jul 2022 at 9.14pm    Login    Register
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Only did Donington, Silverstone, Thruxton but my favourite by a long way Brands Hatch.
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   Old Thread  #580 19 Jul 2022 at 8.38pm    Login    Register
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Nice one, what class were riding in, couple of my mates were racing at one time

Need to get my finger out and have a blast around Donnington, could do with a track day bike though, no wrecking my beautiful baby, Mate was telling me people from insurance companies go and watch nowadays and record all the registrations ffs
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   Old Thread  #579 19 Jul 2022 at 8.11pm    Login    Register
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Both mate
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   Old Thread  #578 19 Jul 2022 at 5.50pm    Login    Register
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You been a racer at some point then Joss or track days?

Great circuit, every corner is pretty iconic for me
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   Old Thread  #577 19 Jul 2022 at 1.48pm    Login    Register
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My fav ever track in the Uk ive rode
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   Old Thread  #576 18 Jul 2022 at 5.18pm  1  Login    Register
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Echo that, WSBK has never been as competitive

MotoGP I watch but can say Iím buzzing to see the next round at the moment

Donnington had a good attendance yesterday which is very pleasing to see since there are less and less folks with big bikes. To be fair the prices around were not that extortionate either. Cracking circuit been a few times over the years, great memories too

BSB next for me
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   Old Thread  #575 18 Jul 2022 at 4.11pm    Login    Register
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talk your mates into the Malaysia race.1 or 2 nights in Kuala lumpa,taxi to the track and back, then a quick flight to Langkawi for a week.
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   Old Thread  #574 18 Jul 2022 at 4.07pm  1  Login    Register
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silverstone is the worst. I've been in and out with no probs at San Marino longest cues was for rossis shop and pizza restaurant. Catalunya is fine if you park up in montmelo town and not the circuit car parks.
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   Old Thread  #573 18 Jul 2022 at 1.47pm  1  Login    Register
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Never thought I'd give up after following Foggy through his career. Never got to se you race unfortunately. Highlite of this year was five legends on their two strokes at Goodwood Festival of Speed, very emotional moment.
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   Old Thread  #572 18 Jul 2022 at 12.13pm    Login    Register
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yeah the getting in and out of circuits can be a bit of a nightmere, as can booking the TT
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   Old Thread  #571 18 Jul 2022 at 12.00pm  1  Login    Register
I've given up going to the circuits now, big events takes ages to get in and out, waiting for over priced food and drink, see a lot more of the action on telly. Enjoying the WSBK more that moto gp this year. IOM ultimate racing, scarey if you don't know what to expect and get almost within touching distance as they come past. Remember Rossi saying he couldn't believe the speed they were going on roads with flint walls and trees lining them.
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   Old Thread  #570 18 Jul 2022 at 8.56am  1  Login    Register
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its un real isnt it mate.

i love the racetracks, lord knows ive sent enough time on them and watching, but the TT is out of this world experience
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   Old Thread  #569 18 Jul 2022 at 8.08am  1  Login    Register
I'd concur with Joss, had my days of going to the TT now but different gravy to watching them ragging a bike around a track, weather can be very hit and miss though so if anyone does book up take everything from thermals to flip flops watch out for German bikers and locals.
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   Old Thread  #568 17 Jul 2022 at 9.43pm    Login    Register
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go to the TT mate...
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   Old Thread  #567 17 Jul 2022 at 8.50pm    Login    Register
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Bang it on the bucket list pal, Take your missus or go alone, similar to me, my mates talk about it but wonít do it 70% of the time, just crack on

I bet thereís loads of options, fly over, hire a bike and ride the local roads etc etc!

Missed out myself, local dealer had something going with Ducati prior to Covid, visits to Misano, track day, full package etc, not seen it since
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   Old Thread  #566 17 Jul 2022 at 8.19pm    Login    Register
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I would love to go and watch a moto gp race abroad but my mates are not interested.
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   Old Thread  #565 17 Jul 2022 at 7.08pm  1  Login    Register
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Brilliant day mate, 32 degree, shorts and plenty of sun cream, fantastic

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   Old Thread  #564 17 Jul 2022 at 6.57pm    Login    Register
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Very nice I bet that was very hot there
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   Old Thread  #563 17 Jul 2022 at 5.20pm    Login    Register
Donnington today for WSB for me. Toprak treble, immense

And bike fans, whilst there I had a tour of the paddock. Had a chat with Johnathon Rea, Toprak and Scott Redding, pictures with them all too

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   Old Thread  #562 14 Jun 2022 at 11.43am    Login    Register
Ratsack staying put.
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   Old Thread  #561 11 Jun 2022 at 10.31pm    Login    Register
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Hicky 4 wins, Harrison on the podium after smashing the screen on the first lap, great race.
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   Old Thread  #560 10 Jun 2022 at 12.44pm    Login    Register
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Saw the lap record bike at the NEC that year, machine

Watched first race last night, blew them away Hickman
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   Old Thread  #559 10 Jun 2022 at 10.11am    Login    Register
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https://fb.watch/dyMTMCDvVE/
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   Old Thread  #558 5 Jun 2022 at 1.19pm    Login    Register
Quartararo taken lead from Espargaro and Bagnaia out, long way to go yet, would like to have seen aprilia on top of the podium.
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   Old Thread  #557 4 Jun 2022 at 11.18pm    Login    Register
Class act on a stunning machine.

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   Old Thread  #556 4 Jun 2022 at 1.59pm    Login    Register
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Think he would have gone faster but session stopped due to fatality.
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   Old Thread  #555 4 Jun 2022 at 8.30am    Login    Register
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Mental, must have watched his on board lap when he broke the record last time about 20 plus times

Saw him in the BSB paddock last year, bit of banter, signed my program, wished him luck in the race, his chain snapped

As they say, the greatest show on earth. Letís hope they all ride safe (as they can)

131mph average, thatís insane
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   Old Thread  #554 3 Jun 2022 at 3.45pm    Login    Register
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Hicky on it 131.957mph lap.
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   Old Thread  #553 1 Jun 2022 at 5.14pm    Login    Register
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its getting to much like f1,all to do with image and press conferences..gone are the days when Scott Redding had a stupid haircut and colour each week..
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   Old Thread  #552 30 May 2022 at 11.10pm    Login    Register
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Yep, nothing else like it Inc the northwest.
Moto2 felt for lowes
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   Old Thread  #551 29 May 2022 at 5.36pm    Login    Register
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PROPER nutters...

if one has never been before, you got to go, its mental to watch
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   Old Thread  #550 29 May 2022 at 5.15pm    Login    Register
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Sounds like Mir is going to Honda, that could be interesting

Result for FQ that, only straight 4 up there. I find the Ducati straight line speed rather boring, takes away some of the excitement from corner over and undertakes, what itís all about for me

Great rides from the two rookies too
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   Old Thread  #549 29 May 2022 at 1.56pm    Login    Register
Hi All,
Must be big congrats to Peco and Acosta for a great weekend.
Will we ever see rat boy again? I don't like the guy very much, but I wouldn't want him to go out through injury.
Did anyone notice the helicopter, whoever was flying that is nuts!!! There was one camera shot from Fabio's bike where he was flying backwards down the main straight, he should have a chat with Honda about a GP ride
😁
Best
Jon
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   Old Thread  #548 28 May 2022 at 7.23pm    Login    Register
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Thatís interesting, I bet 90% of bikers have a tat

If MM hangs up the gloves I will be extremely surprised, still has a lot to give and still competitive. He might announce he will win every race from now to the end of the season

If itís for health reason, fully understood, the man is a multi millionaire and a legend of the sport already
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   Old Thread  #547 28 May 2022 at 2.55pm    Login    Register
Hi All,

OK, so silly season this year has gone particularly silly, but Canet losing his Honda moto gp ride because of the way he looks? Probably the most silly press of them all, hope it's bullsh@t
Honda and rat boy organising a press conference after moto 2 quali, that could be very interesting.......

Best

Jon
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   Old Thread  #546 28 May 2022 at 0.39am    Login    Register
https://youtu.be/Cpy4cJzTqr8
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   Old Thread  #545 27 May 2022 at 6.47pm    Login    Register
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Yeah, saw a bit on breakfast TV. If it wasnít for the covid disaster I would have been going, after the fiasco I had with Manx ferryís, really pissed me off

TT = real racers, crazy, mental, o room for error, life on the line
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   Old Thread  #544 27 May 2022 at 1.34pm    Login    Register
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The real stuff starts soon,, #IOM TT.
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   Old Thread  #543 23 May 2022 at 9.17pm    Login    Register
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Just watched it

Racing at the highest level, incredible, thatís why he is a 6 x world champ
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   Old Thread  #542 22 May 2022 at 4.59pm    Login    Register
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WSBK edge of seat Rea playing points catch up incredible.
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   Old Thread  #541 20 May 2022 at 6.32pm    Login    Register
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Will have a look for that

Proper dangerous game road racing

Edit - seen it, lucky he wasnít flat out in a corner!

The race organisers have been informed by Dunlop Tyres that the company has discovered a fault in a batch of their Superbike-spec slick tyres
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   Old Thread  #540 20 May 2022 at 6.32pm    Login    Register
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Time will tell, lap times are not far off, carbon brakes on MotoGP bikes are far superior to WSB. Like Colin Edwards once said, if diamond encrusting would make a MotoGP bike faster they would have it
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   Old Thread  #539 19 May 2022 at 11.30am    Login    Register
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Anyone see Dunlop save it when the rear tyre delaminated in the North West 200.
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   Old Thread  #538 18 May 2022 at 9.34am    Login    Register
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While I too would like to see toprak in I still believe the step from wsbk to gp is massive.
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   Old Thread  #537 17 May 2022 at 5.44pm    Login    Register
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Yamaha need Toprak, would love to see the king of the late brakers in Moro GP, what a rider! AKA stoprak lol

Deffo seats up for grabs, be interesting to see who gets them and more importantly if they bring new talent in

The Ducati seats will be interesting for me, Miller might keep his seat the way how the rest are performing!
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   Old Thread  #536 17 May 2022 at 4.52pm    Login    Register
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Martins lost that seat I'd say..what is it now 3 dnfs?
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   Old Thread  #535 17 May 2022 at 4.51pm    Login    Register
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Yes I know hence why I said wsb..
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   Old Thread  #534 17 May 2022 at 10.12am    Login    Register
Hi scozza

They are now reporting down here that Miller is off to KTM with Martin or Bastianini getting the seat.

Yamaha no interest in renewing Morbidelli, but are in talks with Jake Dixon

It'll probably all change by the next race, but it really is getting a bit silly now so early in the season

Best

Jon

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   Old Thread  #533 16 May 2022 at 8.05pm    Login    Register
Good racing, just watched the replay

Iím taking over from Vinales next year ffs

Seriously he has gone,,well gone, ainít got the knackers for it, that Aprillia is competitive


I think MM will have a bike for life with Honda while ever he keeps racing. Mir would be a fantastic signing for them though, great racer, give him a competitive bike and who knows. Saying that, MM is struggling with it.

I expect quite a few changes next year, Jonís list and some!
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   Old Thread  #532 16 May 2022 at 9.44am    Login    Register
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Well rumour is suzuki won't be in moto gp.
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   Old Thread  #531 15 May 2022 at 3.13pm    Login    Register
after this weekends result I could see mir and rins going to wsb.
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   Old Thread  #530 14 May 2022 at 4.28pm    Login    Register
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Can believe that as I bet he's cheaper than MM.
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   Old Thread  #529 14 May 2022 at 2.29pm    Login    Register
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Hi Goose

I thought exactly the same

But the AU media (and I know they aren't the best out there) are reporting that Honda asked Mir's manager for numbers and their response was that's not a problem

They're also reporting Vinales is deff out

Best

Jon
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   Old Thread  #528 13 May 2022 at 4.35pm    Login    Register
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All teams no longer looking who can we afford it will be how cheap can we get him.
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   Old Thread  #527 13 May 2022 at 1.17pm    Login    Register
Hi All

Suzuki gone at the end of the year?

Mir and Rins talking to Honda and P Espargero and baby rat boy out?

Vinales no option to re sign taken?

Fernandez no option to re sign taken?

Baby Binder no option to re sign taken?

Zarco out?

Miller in extension talks?

Dovi retiring?

I know this is the start of silly season re contracts, but this is Armageddon

Best

Jon

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   Old Thread  #526 27 Apr 2022 at 5.02pm    Login    Register
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Just watched, wet and slicks, not good, I believe everybody walked away OK though

Just watched the premier class, Jack Miller, one word, rubbish. Canít see him keeping his Ducati ride next season

Good result for the top 3 though and feel for Mir
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   Old Thread  #525 25 Apr 2022 at 7.06am    Login    Register
carnage in yesterdays moto 2, glad the riders all walked away injury free..
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   Old Thread  #524 25 Apr 2022 at 6.46am    Login    Register
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Forget MotoGP. This will be the best WSB season ever, so competitive, the bikes and the riders!

JR again, superb

Toprak and AB all in with a chance, some proper pressure and racing as a result, all 3 want it

I can see every race been the same, edge of the seat stuff
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   Old Thread  #523 24 Apr 2022 at 4.07pm    Login    Register
WSB incredible JR. Close racing gets a bit too close.
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   Old Thread  #522 11 Apr 2022 at 3.46pm    Login    Register
main man for me this weekend was our own Jake Dixon getting a podium.
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   Old Thread  #521 10 Apr 2022 at 10.27pm    Login    Register
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Yeah good ride MM, great see suzuki top of podium.
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   Old Thread  #520 10 Apr 2022 at 8.57pm    Login    Register
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Says he will go to Moto GP next year Toprak, canít wait to see that

Just watched the GP, racer of the day for me, MM, what a ride from a start error

Jack Miller ffs

Well done Rins, good result that for Suzuki

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   Old Thread  #519 10 Apr 2022 at 8.52pm    Login    Register
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Wow, race 2 same three at it but JR second and ratsack third again.
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   Old Thread  #518 10 Apr 2022 at 8.48am    Login    Register
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Was going to say the same mate, what a race that was, one of the best I have seen for a while

Again, that Ducati 10 - 12 bike lengths quicker on the straights

Looks set to be an excellent season for the fans this!

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   Old Thread  #517 9 Apr 2022 at 8.37pm    Login    Register
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That was a great race JR wants it back.
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   Old Thread  #516 9 Apr 2022 at 8.05pm    Login    Register
Well, Ducati on pole.

My money is on MM for the win

Cmon FQ and Yamaha, or a Suzuki would do
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   Old Thread  #515 6 Apr 2022 at 9.43pm    Login    Register
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Realistically I know I couldn't ride one in full race spec including tyres as could never ride it fast enough to keep the heat in the tyres or brakes. When guys come from moto2 and World supers and struggle what chance would a road and occasional track day rider have.
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   Old Thread  #514 6 Apr 2022 at 7.08pm    Login    Register
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300 bhp on a small contact patch of rubber, utter madness, would I love to have a ride on one
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   Old Thread  #513 5 Apr 2022 at 10.33pm    Login    Register
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Yes I've seen it. Not sure the Honda has been the best bike when only one guy could ride it and plenty have tried. No doubt you have seen the unrideables and I've spoken to a few ex racers that did ride them when at the festival of speed and revival. One told me that in those days it was a different world and most drank and partied harder than would ever be allowed by sponsors today and that today's top bikes are probably harder to ride even if they are twenty odd kilos heavier but they have a hundred and twenty more horse power and the modern riders are all athletes in their own right.
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   Old Thread  #512 5 Apr 2022 at 8.36pm    Login    Register
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Great rider, no doubt, style of his own copied by many, bit of a dirty rat though for me and he has had the best bike for a long time for me, a factory Honda

Agree there, shame Stoner packed in, great documentary if you have not seen it? Nobody could ride those Ducatis like him at the time for sure
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   Old Thread  #511 4 Apr 2022 at 11.40pm    Login    Register
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Can't see him going either, would he have won as many titles with another manufacturer we will never know but I'm fairly sure no other rider would have achieved what he has with the Honda. Bit like Stoner with his title winning ducati nobody else could ride it to the level required to be champion. The amount of times the honde has spat MM off and he has got back on is borderline insanity.
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   Old Thread  #510 4 Apr 2022 at 5.55pm    Login    Register
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Could be some truth in that mate.

Canít see MM ever ditching Honda though. I will put my head on the block, he would never have won as many titles with another team

Always makes me wonder though, how other riders would perform on other bikes? That new Honda looks a proper handful!
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   Old Thread  #509 3 Apr 2022 at 10.59pm    Login    Register
The Honda has been the hardest bike to get to grips with for a very long time now and MM was the only one that could ride it but they have constantly focused on making it faster on a computer and forgotten a human has to ride it believe this is why rossi never went back and Danni struggled though on it. If MM ever got back to full fitness I would love to see him ditch honda and maybe go to suzuki.
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   Old Thread  #508 3 Apr 2022 at 6.37pm    Login    Register
Nearly time for lights out

Aprillia on the front row!

Says MM has now suffered double vision for the 3rd time in his career. Hope he is back to normal soon

Edit - what a result that
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   Old Thread  #507 30 Mar 2022 at 0.14am    Login    Register
Hi All,
OK, so I'm not a fan, but rat boy is not racing Argentina this weekend. Finally a sensible decision. Puig has been pushing him to destruction, 5 falls last outing and he was pushing him to try fp1 and see how he feels.
I might not like / have any affinity for the guy, but I wouldn't want to see any rider retire through injury which was the way it seemed to be going
Best
Jon
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   Old Thread  #506 22 Mar 2022 at 7.53pm    Login    Register
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I think the eye problems originally stemmed from the 250 GP crash that nearly blinded him? Fair play to the man, like you say, minted so could do whatever he likes but not much gives an adrenaline rush like the twist of a powerful motorbikes throttle. Take some walking away from that, has the world at his feet

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   Old Thread  #505 22 Mar 2022 at 3.05pm    Login    Register
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if mm carrys on the way he is I doubt he would reach rossis age..maybe a change of team would do him good, that Honda is a pig by looks of it..but going by todays news with mm getting back his eye problems I could see retirement coming..I wish him well with whatever he chooses, and would be good having him back on the grid at some point. his a very young lad with 100 mill in the bank,i think me mother would tell me what to do if it was me..
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   Old Thread  #504 22 Mar 2022 at 7.27am    Login    Register
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Agree

I think he thinks he can, and I think he has the talent to win another one quite easily though, crashing in practice seems to be his game, understanding the exact limits of his bike. I was reading something a while ago and I think over the seasons he has had the most crashes

Not like Rins who can crash out at anytime though

That was a fast high side that though, watched it a few times and in the previous corner you can hear the rear wheel spinning and see the back end moving, spun a bit too much that time though!

Race conditions like they were, if he had raced he would have won that one!

Probably end up like Rossi droppijg down the field. When do you tell one of the best MotoGP riders of all time itís time to hang the gloves up

As much as I think heís a dirty rat 🐀 he is the one who could win anytime for me
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   Old Thread  #503 21 Mar 2022 at 7.58pm    Login    Register
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as much as I admire Marc as a rider, if I was his dad id have to sit him down and say call it a day son .your an 8 times world champion with multi millions of pounds in the bank.
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   Old Thread  #502 21 Mar 2022 at 7.24pm    Login    Register
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Been away, just watched the highlights and had a look. Bad one that. Hope he recovers soon. Flicks him straight over and his heads takes a proper impact

MM high side

Out 4 times in practice, pushing and testing the limits of that new bike all the time. Great rider

What a result for Olivero but the racer of the day for me was FQ, some racing that on the Yamaha

Miller ffs
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   Old Thread  #501 20 Mar 2022 at 1.22pm    Login    Register
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that mm93 high side was very nasty..
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   Old Thread  #500 20 Mar 2022 at 10.33am    Login    Register
Hi All,

Not sure we should have been racing there at this time of year, but.
Foggia, amazing
Jake's gonna be kicking himself for a week at least
And for those that proclaim Fabio is crap in the rain?? Jog on boys......
Great weekend, loved it!!!!

Best
Jon
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   Old Thread  #499 19 Mar 2022 at 3.14pm    Login    Register
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Not racing he fractured two vertebrae in training hoping to be back for the next round.
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   Old Thread  #498 19 Mar 2022 at 2.47pm    Login    Register
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where did John McPhee finish in qualifying? good result for Jake in Moto 2, look forward to seeing him and sam go toe to toe against each other. mm93 should of got a penalty for pulling out like that infront of dovi but then again his dornas blue eyed boy..not having it so easily nowadays is he.. as for the f1 the mrs is a big fan and booked us into the Abu Dhabi race in November, my part of the deal was to pay for the tickets, but fck me no wonder I follow Moto gp and not f1..bloody rip off..
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   Old Thread  #497 19 Mar 2022 at 10.40am    Login    Register
Hi All,
I'm smiling like the proverbial Cheshire cat 😸

Foggia can't string race pace together (moto 3)
Jake Dixon gets pole (30-1 for the win down here)
And the 2 Primac boys are on the front row, ducati's year?, I hope so....

What a great day of qualifying!!!!!

Might even stay up to see how they fix the f1 this weekend just for a laugh especially as Jimm'l fix it Masi just got announced as the F1 race director for the simulator racing they do.

With all the crap that's going on in the world I figure I've got to find some way to laugh and smile 😃

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   Old Thread  #496 8 Mar 2022 at 5.43pm    Login    Register
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Sounds like a dream come true that mate. Saw something a while ago, long tours, off-road, over there, sound brilliant. Also looked into riding across Australia and the golden triangle, one day

My first Moto GP watch Donington. Massive Suzuki fan and Schwantz won on the Pepsi logo machine, stunning bike at the time, nuff said

Mentioned a while ago, bike shop near me has Wayne Raineyís Marlborough Yamaha in, same era, bought for a steel, amazing to see!
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   Old Thread  #495 8 Mar 2022 at 5.05pm    Login    Register
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I like donnington seen a few gp races there in the past..brands is only half hour away from me, depending on bridge traffic so an easy reach..the Thailand gp might suit you, add on a motor bike tour and make a fortnight of it..
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   Old Thread  #494 8 Mar 2022 at 4.53pm    Login    Register
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I think they will drop most of the restrictions soon

Donnington for me, love that track

Going to have to put an abroads MotoGP trip on the bucket list, saying that would rather go and ride the tracks myself
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   Old Thread  #493 8 Mar 2022 at 4.01pm    Login    Register
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I've got tickets for brands hatch to watch rossi in the GT world challenge Europe..will hopefully get tickets for Silverstone gp race but will go to brands for wsb and bsb if I can..also like watching the motocross at Canada heights.. just hoping the un jabbed get a bit more freedom this year into other countries..
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   Old Thread  #492 7 Mar 2022 at 5.20pm    Login    Register
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Unlucky then

Tgypt for me next week
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   Old Thread  #491 6 Mar 2022 at 9.46pm    Login    Register
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unjabbed Chris, cant go far..
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   Old Thread  #490 6 Mar 2022 at 9.05pm    Login    Register
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Back on mate, enjoy the trips

WSB and BSB for me, might have to push the boat out
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   Old Thread  #489 6 Mar 2022 at 8.37pm    Login    Register
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another 2 laps I think Alex esp would off over took his brother,, certainly a better rider in my eyes..should be an intersting seasons racing..hopefully ill get abroad to see a few..
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   Old Thread  #488 6 Mar 2022 at 7.34pm    Login    Register
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Was an interesting first race mate. To be fair, concerned about Yamaha, think they will struggle big time!

Looks like Ducati and Honda domination for me

Like you say though, funny old game when the factory teams are poor. Something seriously wrong there

Riding a factory Ducati must be a dream but a jinx for many for sure

Ride of the day, AEsg on the Aprillia, did well for me.

Maybe Suzuki come strong
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   Old Thread  #487 6 Mar 2022 at 6.38pm    Login    Register
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good racing through all 3 classes..mm93 doesn't seem his old self so should(hopefully)be a good season..with different winners each race...the factory Yamaha's look **** as does the dukes...
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   Old Thread  #486 6 Mar 2022 at 2.43pm  1  Login    Register
Itís back, a new season
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   Old Thread  #485 23 Nov 2021 at 6.37am    Login    Register
Hi All

They've just shown highlights of the Jerez test down here, and I know "a test is a test", but Peco looked awesome .45 seconds ahead of everyone.
Bastianini looked great on his first time out on what he's calling his "big boy" bike.
Year of the Ducati??? I F'in hope so, been a while......

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   Old Thread  #484 14 Nov 2021 at 11.03pm    Login    Register
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Team vr in moto 2 next year. Ducati 1,2 and 3.
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   Old Thread  #483 14 Nov 2021 at 7.23pm    Login    Register
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End of an era and a true modern day great of the sport, enjoyed the moments, all of the thrills and all of the spills along the way, a character and an entertainer

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   Old Thread  #482 14 Nov 2021 at 4.49pm    Login    Register
Hi All

Don't know what they showed in the UK , but they showed a few montages of Vale's career down here, all pretty emotional stuff.
Gonna be a bit wierd without him, glad it was a good race though.
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   Old Thread  #481 14 Nov 2021 at 2.29pm    Login    Register
Thanks for the memories vale46.....
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   Old Thread  #480 8 Nov 2021 at 5.56pm    Login    Register
Just watched a brilliant film for any bike fans. MotoGP films, unlimited. Marquez story of his 2019 campaign. Unbelievable, fitness, thrills, spills and more
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   Old Thread  #479 26 Oct 2021 at 6.44pm    Login    Register
Congratulations to FQ, new world and well deserved for me

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   Old Thread  #478 23 Oct 2021 at 10.07pm    Login    Register
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Thatís Moto GP, whilst I agree, we donít want anybody getting hurt I cannot help itís nothing but a get me out and a publicity stunt, do they just start Moto GP racing at 18!

Itís a snob sport at the end of the day, rich parents funding their kids and living the dream, sad but true
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   Old Thread  #477 23 Oct 2021 at 2.13pm    Login    Register
Hi all

Big for Dorna, one of the very few governing bodies more interested in safety of their participants than $$$$
18 year minimum in all moto classes from 2023 and ongoing discussions regarding grid numbers in the Junior classes.
Gotta give credit where it's due
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   Old Thread  #476 5 Oct 2021 at 9.58am    Login    Register
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There are a lot of bikes Jon I agree, dangerous game though motor sport, crashes into the first corner from the start are part and parcel of the sport as everybody tries to get in front, most of the others are an exception to this

Could be something in what you mention but generally after a lap there is a decent spread of bikes, could split them into two classes but there probably would not be enough time in the day?

The Moto 3 crash is a tricky one, you could say he cut him up but he could clearly see him too?

The majority of them in GP classes are highly experienced riders who have progressed, watch the 250 talent cup etc, about 4 1/2 foot tall and 12 years old, they start early and progress quickly

The worst ones do seem to be bike to bike contacts though

Accidents, look at Marquezís career! Incredible really and I guess this dictates how successful you will be, if your body can take it and you have not destroyed it that much that you can still cannot be competitive

Watched a documentary on him a while ago, nearly ended his career when he rode in the 250 class, ran into the back of somebody and nearly blinded himself, think his eyesight has not been 100% since! A quick google whilst Iím bored

ITíS not supposed to be this way. If you crash 27 times in a MotoGP season, youíre meant to end the year with more hospital visits than trophies. Instead, Marc Marquez has been crowned as 2017 world champion as much because of his crash tally as in spite of it.

2018

On October 21st, 2018, at Motegi, Marc MŠrquez wrapped up his fifth MotoGP title in six seasons, with three races to spare. He did so despite having suffered his 18th crash of the season so far during FP4, the front washing out as he released the brakes in Turn 7. He led the MotoGP class in crashes at Motegi, and would continue to do so through the final race in Valencia, amassing a grand total of 23 crashes at official events throughout the 2018 season.

He had gone one better in 2018 than he had the year before, finishing second to Sam Lowes in 2017, ending up with 27 crashes to Lowes' 31. In 2016, he was a lowly third in the crash rankings, ending the season with 17 falls, behind Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller with 26 and 25 crashes respectively.


Whatís he on this year, must be near on 15 after the injury!

Imagine the cost for Honda, not to mention his 14 million salary! Big bucks motorsport £

Crazy
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   Old Thread  #475 5 Oct 2021 at 2.47am    Login    Register
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Hi Chris,

Too many bikes on track in the lower classes with young and relatively inexperienced riders.
The sport has lost 3 teenagers already this year with a number of other horrific crashes as well.
The sports gotta do something and cutting the fields is the only way forward I can see

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   Old Thread  #474 4 Oct 2021 at 9.20pm    Login    Register
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Didnít see that one Jon, had a look, on you tube, nasty one that, fast too!

Air bags, armour and technical advances, more and more people are walking away from them which is pleasing to see
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   Old Thread  #473 4 Oct 2021 at 11.08am    Login    Register
Hi All,

Well I think the world championship standings had a lot of bearing on that race.

Second moto 3 crash that caused the second red card was horrific, couldn't believe the all walked away

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   Old Thread  #472 4 Oct 2021 at 8.05am    Login    Register
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Been to Hexham quite a few times. Stop in a nice hotel in that area once a year and have a weekend up the north east, some really nice places

Rat boy wins, great ride must say, is he really back, thatís the question, looks like the bike was set up right, track surface was horrendous

WSB and JR, incredible, down and out twice in the first two races, cannot seem to get the front end set up, comes back and proves why he is a 6 time world champ, what a response!!!

BSB, so disappointing for Taz Mac. Great first race win yesterday, came from 13th on the grid to win, last race, the heavens opened up and he crashed out ffs, G Rea wins both wet races. Great day though for me
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   Old Thread  #471 2 Oct 2021 at 9.16pm    Login    Register
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Racing been good in all classes, must say Hexham was an eye opener for me, lovely place surrounded by great roads.
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   Old Thread  #470 2 Oct 2021 at 7.13pm    Login    Register
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brain dead camper van drivers not stopping at the passing spaces

Saw plenty of those, ****ing muppets on one track roads where the signs say...no camper vans, ffs

1400 miles clocked, great trip though

Night in Edinburgh then a night in Inverness
Applecross then to Gairloch
Ullapool
Durness, bleak!
Onto Thurso, John o groats and stopped in Wick
Inverness
Edinbrough, home!

Fishing wise, one Pollock and then somehow managed to break two rod rings ffs! lol

Knackered

Back to bikes

Not seen the Moto GP qualifying today

WSB, bad crash for JR, hope he is back tomorrow! Toprak, unstoppable, what a rider!

BSB and Donnington for me tomorrow
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   Old Thread  #469 25 Sept 2021 at 11.48am    Login    Register
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No 22nd,very tricky conditions on the pass with strong winds and rain and brain dead camper van drivers not stopping at the passing spaces, even had one expecting us to stop when coming down and reverse. Saw a few stuck on single track roads that were too narrow for them to continue and not possible to turn around.
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   Old Thread  #468 24 Sept 2021 at 1.39pm    Login    Register
We're you in Applecross today Goose, saw around 20 bikes and a bloke with a grey Tash riding a multistrada
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   Old Thread  #467 19 Sept 2021 at 9.00pm    Login    Register
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Must admit the track limits and regulations are becoming a bit of a joke, they are or they are not, similar to the footy with VAR

Some great racing again though
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   Old Thread  #466 19 Sept 2021 at 2.17pm    Login    Register
Hi All

Loved it as usual, congrats to Bastianini's ride

Yamaha putting in a protest for Peco's jump start kinda leaves it all up in the air though. Leaves a bit of a bitter taste

It's a professional sport though with small margins and if they're gonna do Mir for track limits on the final lap, I suppose Peco's got something coming.

Penalty for jumps is 2 long laps, but I don't know what they'll do with this one if the protest is upheld?

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   Old Thread  #465 13 Sept 2021 at 5.26pm    Login    Register
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Was a great bit of racing that, loved it

MM is a great rider, I just canít help thinking he is pushing it too far all the time, ditched it 18 times this season and the run wide cost him, great last few laps those though, the thing that makes the sport great!

Is it the lack of bike development time, not sure myself, I think others have come on and he is pushing it far too hard trying to keep up, people can blame the shoulder, not sure it is, the competition is quite strong, great ride by the rat though and I think everybody could see that he would press, press and press
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   Old Thread  #464 12 Sept 2021 at 6.13pm    Login    Register
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The pundits were saying before this weekend his arm will never be any better and he will never ride at his previous level.
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   Old Thread  #463 12 Sept 2021 at 6.10pm    Login    Register
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Yep great race and sorry great ride for MM you can't be a pussy at that level.
Yeah 70k for super, 50k for the desi when he bought it, the other bikes he has are similar value. He works in the city but is a great guy that loves his bikes and rides them hard not just garage queen's.
Off on tour Tuesday, can't wait.
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   Old Thread  #462 12 Sept 2021 at 2.04pm    Login    Register
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Hi Chris,

Loved that, I'm smiling like a Cheshire cat again

Huge for Peko and thouroughly deserved , and Rossi lost his bet as he didn't cry

That image guy Honda hired for Rat boy whilst he was recuperating paid off massive, he was a completely different person in his post race interview, notably likeable (Which I never thought I'd say)

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   Old Thread  #461 12 Sept 2021 at 1.45pm    Login    Register
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Canít be bad, the super must be 70k!
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   Old Thread  #460 12 Sept 2021 at 1.44pm    Login    Register
Get in! What a race!!!

Some ride that by Bagnaia with rat boy all over him!

Dirty rat pushing and pushing, ainít good enough, ran it wide lol. Brilliant
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   Old Thread  #459 12 Sept 2021 at 12.01pm    Login    Register
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A guy I know had his desmodesi and superlegera shipped out there for a three dayer while he flew out. His garage also contains 3 more Ltd edition bikes and 2 supercars.
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   Old Thread  #458 12 Sept 2021 at 7.36am    Login    Register
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My sister lives in Spain, not too far away from Motoland. Out of interest I have had a look at bike hire, s1000rr, the £3600 damage wavier put me off
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   Old Thread  #457 11 Sept 2021 at 9.49pm    Login    Register
Three days on that track would be a nightmare unless your fitness is at professional athlete level, you would also need a van with spares including tyres and fuel is not available on cercuit. A track day at brands used to take me at least two days to recover.
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   Old Thread  #456 11 Sept 2021 at 8.34pm    Login    Register
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Thats a bargain mate, go for it

Ducati one two, Bagnaia lap record and FQ in 3rd, 0.5 sec of pole, rat boy in 6th, whatís the odds he crashes out again!
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   Old Thread  #455 11 Sept 2021 at 11.17am    Login    Register
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Hi Scozza

Because Moto hasn't been here for a while I forgot about Phillip island. Looked it up and track days work out at £80 / day but you have to bring your own bike.

Off to check out moped prices now




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   Old Thread  #454 11 Sept 2021 at 11.10am    Login    Register
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Bloody hell Jon, if thereís one race track I would love to ride itís down your way, Phillip island, that straight down to the sea, incredible! Try one there!

Anybody see the Aprillia chat with Laverty, talks about the bike, stunning machine, what a weapon that is!

And then MV is on one lol

Suzi Perry in hot pants, would I love to smash her back doors in
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   Old Thread  #453 11 Sept 2021 at 10.58am    Login    Register
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Hi Scozza

I've never ridden a bike, but I mentioned to Mrs Fubar it might be a bucket list thing to learn how to ride and do a track day.
She reminded me (yet again) that "lockdown is not an excuse to do dumb s**t"

She said I could do it on a moped though so I've still got a small chance



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   Old Thread  #452 11 Sept 2021 at 10.49am    Login    Register
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Sounds like a bargain that Jon, think one day on a sports bike would be enough for me lol. Good package though that

Think if I was going it would be flight in and bike hire

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   Old Thread  #451 11 Sept 2021 at 9.18am    Login    Register
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Hi scozza

Had to look that up

They do a 3 day "track day" for £680 plus camping costs

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   Old Thread  #450 11 Sept 2021 at 8.19am    Login    Register
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I would love a track day there, love the massive oversized wall too, looks brill in the shots when the bikes go by
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   Old Thread  #449 11 Sept 2021 at 7.43am    Login    Register
Hi All

I know we've only done FP1 and FP2, but I'll never get bored of watching riders follow each other through the corkscrew at Aragon.i can't think of a more iconic corner on the calendar, anyone?

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   Old Thread  #448 6 Sept 2021 at 10.00am    Login    Register
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One of the best riders on the planet Toprak

Should have gone to MotoGP for me
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   Old Thread  #447 5 Sept 2021 at 6.27pm    Login    Register
WSBK Topbombing.
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   Old Thread  #446 1 Sept 2021 at 9.49pm    Login    Register
Vinales riding in next gp, thought yamaha would have kept him in legal limbo for the rest of the season.
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   Old Thread  #445 29 Aug 2021 at 8.18pm    Login    Register
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End of an era moment today. The king has gone, long live the king

MM, just completely reckless, good news is he went down too, how many times now!

The new king maybe FQ, good race that and another win for the lad

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   Old Thread  #444 29 Aug 2021 at 7.42pm    Login    Register
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Couldn't miss it, good race and great to see AE get on the podium for aprilia very well deserved.
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   Old Thread  #443 29 Aug 2021 at 3.45pm    Login    Register
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Hi Chris,

Tempted to delete my Vinales post, but if Aprillia announce contract cancelled on Tuesday and then say they can't wait to get him on the bike on Friday that's their problem not mine.

Decent race, not an Espargero bros fan but pleased for Aprilla's first podium.
Quateraro and baby Jorge deff a new era though.

Rat boy not even gonna comment.....

Loved the UK cheers for Cal, Vali, Jake and Sam, great to see and hear during difficult times

Dovi coming back

The constant tyre changes from track to track are becoming a bit of a lottery though, the riders who thrive on continuity are deffinately suffering and others took some very wierd gambles this weekend

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   Old Thread  #442 29 Aug 2021 at 12.41pm    Login    Register
Looking forward to this one

Anybody see MM 172mph off

Valentino Rossiís last British GP
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   Old Thread  #441 25 Aug 2021 at 1.00pm    Login    Register
Hi All

I know the mgmt tow company lines with the mutual consent stances and all the company politics and apologies etc,j but Vinales has gone pretty hard core stupid to basically get sacked from 2 Ä6mill plus bonuses jobs in 1 week.
I think James Hunt did something along these lines back in the day but I can't remember the facts, it's got to go some to beat this though

FP1 commentary on Friday should be great though, can't wait.....

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   Old Thread  #440 23 Aug 2021 at 10.34pm    Login    Register
Wsbk superb, be hilarious if SR took the title now he's off to bmw.
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   Old Thread  #439 16 Aug 2021 at 6.48am    Login    Register
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Echo that, everyone in the mix, great race that was

Rat boy crashes out again! Pushing it too far all the time

Binda, great gamble!

Like a bit of rain in the mix
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   Old Thread  #438 15 Aug 2021 at 8.55pm    Login    Register
San Marino race will be something special. wouldn't be surprised if the local non ticket holders kick the fence in to watch.
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   Old Thread  #437 15 Aug 2021 at 2.19pm    Login    Register
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Bit special wasn't it Jon, not been on the edge of my seat for a while. My god, those riders who came in and swapped, how they just carved through those still on slicks! As for Binder... nutter

I was hoping Rossi might place. I couldn't make out if that was his last race, if not and it makes no differences on the last race re placings I'd like to see the other give him a place, would be a nice touch.
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   Old Thread  #436 15 Aug 2021 at 2.02pm    Login    Register
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Hi Vossy,

I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat, loved it.....

Can't really pick out the best moment as there were so many, but even the Mrs started screaming when ,for those 10 seconds, we thought Rossi was on for his 200th podium.

Epic race

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   Old Thread  #435 15 Aug 2021 at 1.42pm    Login    Register
I'm back in love with GP, what a race, had it all
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   Old Thread  #434 13 Aug 2021 at 11.33am    Login    Register
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Yes Vinales could be heard riding around in 5th gear hitting the revs for the last 3 laps.
I believe that SRT are losing their main sponsor and will be pulling out their Moto 2 and 3 teams
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   Old Thread  #433 13 Aug 2021 at 10.31am    Login    Register
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Yamaha have withdrawn Vinales from this weekend's race for abusing his bike???

Really

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   Old Thread  #432 13 Aug 2021 at 9.00am    Login    Register
Hi All

Hoping some of the more knowledgeable guys can help with this one:
Yamaha have withdrawn Vinales from this weekend's race for abusing his bike???

And on another note rumours Petronas are pulling out of all Moto classes??

Yamaha are having a bad couple of weeks

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   Old Thread  #431 10 Aug 2021 at 11.02pm    Login    Register
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I would imagine the electric market is growing everywhere but I can't see them dominating over petrol in my life time in Asia. I can't remember ever seeing a electric scooter in Thailand, probably are some in the wealthier areas of Bangkok though.
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   Old Thread  #430 10 Aug 2021 at 9.30pm    Login    Register
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Asia already has a growing electric bike market.
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I can't see asian markets going electric for a very long time so I think small cc bikes, scooters/mopeds etc will be fine, and in my heart I hope big cc bikes will get a new lease of life over there, not sure that will happen though.

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   Old Thread  #428 9 Aug 2021 at 9.35pm    Login    Register
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I'm surprised manufacturers are still putting money into engine development with the future being electric.
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   Old Thread  #427 9 Aug 2021 at 4.12pm    Login    Register
Well, what a cracking restart, really enjoyed that one. I didn't watch the practice, where the hell has Martin come from? As for that new but of magicry they've put on the Suzuki it would appear it's more than capable of keeping pace with the Ducs now but better in the corners, will be interesting to see it on a longer straight. Tbh, I was a bit surprised how the Suzi started losing time toward the end I would have thought the Ducs tyres would have given it more trouble in comparison.

The montage to Rossi at the beginning was ab brill 😀
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   Old Thread  #426 8 Aug 2021 at 9.49pm    Login    Register
In case people haven't seen this a short clip of the must watch full version.

https://youtu.be/MiYIS7fL3Wc
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   Old Thread  #425 8 Aug 2021 at 8.05pm    Login    Register
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Brilliant Jon, all about the talent

Love watching bike racing
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   Old Thread  #424 8 Aug 2021 at 7.48pm    Login    Register
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Hi Glen,

Sorry I got caught up in some other stuff, but your point on the susuki's.
That hole shot or whatever it's called was a big game changer.
I'm still not sure Rins can go back to back though
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   Old Thread  #423 8 Aug 2021 at 7.40pm    Login    Register
Sad to see rossi doing worse than last seasons middle field running. MM came back to soon and is not fully fit putting himself and other riders in danger. Nice to see a mix of manufacturers in the running. Suzuki may be lacking straight line speed but it's better in the corners than both ducati and yamaha.
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   Old Thread  #422 8 Aug 2021 at 7.34pm    Login    Register
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Hi Chris

No I'm as English as it gets, my uncle used to drive f2 for lotus and I've loved the bikes for ages.
Love the best riders not the bikes though Fogarty, Pedrosa, stoner, HA! Gardner as well.
Loving Acosta (a new Rossi maybe?) Sounds real wierd to say that.
So many young guns though, deffinately the start of a new generation we are seeing and I think it's great.
(if we could please let zarco win the championship this year things would be perfect, he may be French, but he's nuts and I love watching him ride)
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Jon
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   Old Thread  #421 8 Aug 2021 at 7.16pm    Login    Register
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Really

Nice to see an Aussie in the mix, instead of the Italians and Spanish. Also Olivero

You must be pleased with Remy G, a future GP star like his dad?

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   Old Thread  #420 8 Aug 2021 at 7.10pm    Login    Register
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Oh please don't you start on Miller....

They're all saying down here his front end washed out on a tear off and without that he would have won.

Absolute toffee!!

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   Old Thread  #419 8 Aug 2021 at 7.00pm    Login    Register
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Spot on Jon. Rat boy up to his old tricks again, very dangerous

Great win, another in the mix, felt for Mir, that Suzuki lacks straight line speed, he should have won that last year prior to the restart, good points though and the young lad was third

Strange one the fence, guess itís to catch flying bikes in a similar scenario to last year, canít be good enough if somebody runs off into it though, and like you say, today it has created a blind spot after the corner

Good bit of racing though and Miler crashes out again!
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   Old Thread  #418 8 Aug 2021 at 6.26pm    Login    Register
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Hi Chris,

Savadori has said he did not see the pedrosa incident and knew nothing about it until he hit pedrosa's bike.
I'm pretty sure those airbags and that fence blocked his eyesight.

Congrats to Jorge though

As for Rat boy, if he keeps riding like that either he or another rider will get seriously hurt

Let's see what happens next weekend.

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Jon


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   Old Thread  #417 8 Aug 2021 at 1.43pm    Login    Register
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That corner again! race red flagged ,lucky one that
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   Old Thread  #416 7 Aug 2021 at 2.35pm    Login    Register
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Still not seen a picture of it yet!

On another note, Suzi Perry in a nice little short dress looks hot
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   Old Thread  #415 6 Aug 2021 at 12.49pm    Login    Register
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Hi Chris,

They've just shown it from another camera angle and it looks like they may have air bags or tyres in front of the fence. I'm not a rider, but the positioning of it just looks dangerous

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   Old Thread  #414 6 Aug 2021 at 9.31am    Login    Register
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Flat out straight that Jon, nothing prior to that crash, since then they have had the large air bags in place. A fence can never be right, will have to have a look at that!

Track design that
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   Old Thread  #413 6 Aug 2021 at 8.25am    Login    Register
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Hi Chris

They've just shown the corner where that crash happened and the fencing they've put up because of that crash, on first glance that does not look safe at all

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   Old Thread  #412 5 Aug 2021 at 8.29pm    Login    Register
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As well as age I think the Styrian GP last year finished him off, one very, very, very lucky man that day

One lucky, lucky, lucky man

Same as mentioned, seems like an age since the last race
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   Old Thread  #411 5 Aug 2021 at 4.18pm    Login    Register
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I think it's overdue tbh, though can't blame him for delaying the inevitable.
Very sad to see the death of Hugo Millan a couple of weeks back.
Can't wait for the next race, seems like its been a age !

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   Old Thread  #410 5 Aug 2021 at 3.49pm    Login    Register
Rossi has announced his retirement I see
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   Old Thread  #409 15 Jul 2021 at 6.57am    Login    Register
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Itís not about the nut on the bike itís the nut between the ears that matters
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   Old Thread  #408 14 Jul 2021 at 10.32pm    Login    Register
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Five seconds a lap with the same talented rider, most Sunday sports bike riders would be lapped by a wsbk rider on like for like bikes in half a dozen laps.
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   Old Thread  #407 14 Jul 2021 at 8.14pm    Login    Register
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Like Colin Edwards once said, if somebody said a MotoGP bike would be faster with encrusted diamonds on it, it would be covered in them, he also referred to a WSB as riding round in an armchair at the time in comparison

Few million quid gets you a few tenths of a second

Technology has moved on miles, pretty amazing when you can buy an R1 straight from the shop and itís around 5 seconds slower round a track than a WSB whoís suspension costs more than the R1
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   Old Thread  #406 14 Jul 2021 at 4.43pm    Login    Register
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MM over a second a lap faster, yes a lighter more powerful bike but also 10 times harder to ride hence why so few are successful. Also worth bearing in mind that lap time would put JR last in a full race.
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   Old Thread  #405 13 Jul 2021 at 6.10pm    Login    Register
Found this interesting racing fans

Interesting
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   Old Thread  #404 6 Jul 2021 at 10.19am    Login    Register
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Few have made that switch and fewer still successfully, be nice to see him try all the same.
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   Old Thread  #403 6 Jul 2021 at 6.11am    Login    Register
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He was offered a ride, FM and they say a place in the factoryYamaha team, the replacement for MV

Whatch his pit lane endos, crazy, same on the brakes, last of the late brakers, rear wheel about 20mm off the ground constantly controlled by the front brake at stupid mph

Incredible rider, maybe Yamaha for life?
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   Old Thread  #402 5 Jul 2021 at 11.05pm    Login    Register
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The road to moto gp is moto 3 and 2 though.
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   Old Thread  #401 5 Jul 2021 at 10.26am    Login    Register
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Saw it mate

Toprak, some rider that boy!

Race 1, think he started from around 13th and won, mental

Would love to see him in MotoGP, just signed another 2 year WSB contract, says he is happy there!
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   Old Thread  #400 5 Jul 2021 at 10.19am    Login    Register
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JR race 2 whoops.
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   Old Thread  #399 28 Jun 2021 at 7.02pm    Login    Register
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Tried all options, nothing
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   Old Thread  #398 28 Jun 2021 at 2.33pm    Login    Register
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Limited spectator numbers at bike racing but bat as most major sport event a third of tickets are vip allocated.
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   Old Thread  #397 27 Jun 2021 at 8.26pm    Login    Register
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TT closed cercuit that sports bikes need both sides of the road and riders that have ridden it and know every corner, totally different from normal road riding. Most bikers are killed local to their home on roads they think they know.
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   Old Thread  #396 27 Jun 2021 at 6.12pm    Login    Register
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anyone going to be at Donnington?

Canít get tickets, guessing a lot of people have them from last year.

As for adventure bikes, I have rode an Africa twin, mate has a shop and a GS, if was looking at an s1000r and a 1250RS and the BMW dealer also persuaded me to test the GS, not for me. Ultimately itís about who is riding them. I donít see many racing them at the TT
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   Old Thread  #395 27 Jun 2021 at 5.57pm    Login    Register
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MV looks pissed off but at the end of the day he has a factory bike same as FQ and he needs to get it performing, he is not for me

I hopeToprak from WSB gets the ride next year, I would love to see that.!

I agree, I thin Rossi has done sadly, well off race pace as he searches for one more win, cannot see that happening!
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   Old Thread  #394 27 Jun 2021 at 4.05pm    Login    Register
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You obviously haven't tried a modern adventure bike, I've riden in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Peak District, Wales and Scotland on tight twisty roads and the tall riding position, active suspension suit them perfectly. Several professional road testers have said they couldn't ride a sports bike as fast as the multistrada v4s or ktm super adventure on uk roads.

Good racing this weekend, anyone going to be at Donnington?
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   Old Thread  #393 27 Jun 2021 at 3.32pm    Login    Register
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Yeah, like the commentators said, very odd re MV, didn't one say he was happy to cancel his contract and forego his wages? Must be bad in the garage, dont think FQ is short of a bit of ego.

Sad to say this, I think VR should give up his ride, let a youngster have a go for the rest of the season, needs putting out of his misery if he won't do it himself.
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   Old Thread  #392 27 Jun 2021 at 2.30pm    Login    Register
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Echo that, dominant performance for the lad

Yamaha one two and Mir takes third!

MV second with another crap start and then took ages to pass. Sounds like he is off to Aprillia, I bet Yamaha canít wait
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   Old Thread  #391 27 Jun 2021 at 1.49pm    Login    Register
Solid race for FQ, still wishing Taka could get a podium, needs to be able to deal with knocks.
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   Old Thread  #390 27 Jun 2021 at 12.30pm    Login    Register
Moto2, Sam Lowes, hoping he was going to win, 4th, donít know what was happening with the shoulder glance when Gardner passed him, like he was happy with third!

Great ride by Fernandez. Title looking like itís Gardnerís

Thereís some completion for MotoGP rides in the next couple of years thatís for sure
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   Old Thread  #389 27 Jun 2021 at 12.27pm    Login    Register
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Agree on the comfort. As for faster, thatís all down to the rider!

I ride a lot in the Peak District and North Yorkshire moors, proper twistys and a good mix of roads. I would put a good rider on an MT09 against anything up to 100mph. Adventure bikes are too big and need too much road space, sports bikes are uncomfortable but with right set up, which is everything, are fast.
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   Old Thread  #388 26 Jun 2021 at 4.37pm    Login    Register
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Multi v4s, all day comfort, faster than a sports bike on our crap roads, litre sports bikes are track focused and exhausting to ride on road.
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   Old Thread  #387 26 Jun 2021 at 12.55pm    Login    Register
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multistrada v4s

Donít do much for me adventure bikes. The V4 is amazing. The prices are ridiculous though, the death of the litre bikes, all pushing 20k

RS 660 and R7 twins for all for 10k plus!

Saying that, for the road, perfect power, just love litre bikes
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   Old Thread  #386 26 Jun 2021 at 11.33am    Login    Register
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Feels gutless by todays standards though.

#multistrada v4s
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   Old Thread  #385 26 Jun 2021 at 11.10am    Login    Register
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Amazing torque
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   Old Thread  #384 26 Jun 2021 at 9.53am    Login    Register
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Always said it ain't what it does its the way it does it, the 916 Road bike was 20/30 hp down on the then jap sports bikes was was still quicker on the road.
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   Old Thread  #383 26 Jun 2021 at 5.18am    Login    Register
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Donít dispute that. The straight line speed is ridiculous compared to others, bit on an unfair advantage for me, saying that they lack in corners due to the geometry but like you say, they are approved. WSB and Batista he was making up to 12 bike lengths on the straights a couple of years ago, times that by 25 laps

Wins down to riders skills?

Thatís why I was never a big Fogerty fan, always though he had a distinct competitive advantage. Saying that, I was at Donnington MotoGP around 92 when he had a wild card ride, and ditched it, not at the races