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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Congrats to Marc! Boring race today but a totally dominant season. So far he has finished first or second in every race except for the crash at COTA (a race where he was dominating). His form is just untouchable when you look at the relative inconsistency of all of his "rivals". The likes of Rins and Vinales can't seem to string together 2 good races and Dovi is all over the place too. Rossi is a spent force and, in general, there doesn't seem to be anyone who is a match for Marc. Kind of like Loeb in his day.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:01 pm 
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It's been a fun season to watch for me, as I don't share the opinion that many people have, that the races are not exciting unless there are four people vying for victory on the last lap, at least in the GP class. If that is what these folks desire, Moto 3 delivers it nearly every race. That's not a shot at anyone here in general, just a consensus I see regularly online on other websites I go to. We've seen numerous last lap battles this year---more than I can remember, actually, in a long time. Rins over Marquez in Silverstone, Dovi over Rins in Austria, Petrucci over Marquez and Dovi in Mugello, Marquez over Fabio in Thailand and in San Marino. I was thrilled with those finishes, all that went down to the last lap, some to the last corner!!.

Regarding everyone one else besides #93, it's been tough to not seem them measuring up consistently, I certainly agree. Rins is probably the largest disappointment, as his crashing out of races, some while in the lead, have been painful to watch. I like the guy, but he just can't do that, he's not a rookie anymore. Vinales has rode well as of late, collecting several podiums but not quick enough to challenge Marquez for any wins; his issues are mystifying where he slows down in the middle of the race, and then rides like a demon at the end, only to be too far away to make up the ground he loses. Rossi is aging and slowing, Dovi has been robbed twice this year of races he looked to figure in, being taken out by FQ in England and Lorenzo in Spain when he was at the front. But...he's also had races when he couldn't compete. Quartararo looks to be the only person that can step up the challenge to Marquez at the moment. So----hopefully Yamaha has the decency next year to give him the A-spec bike with full revs and something similar to the factory guys, minus the latest updates. If they do that, hopefully he'll continue to contend like he has. Makes Vinales, and especially Rossi, look bad, though. Morbidelli is a good rider, but he hasn't figured in the picture to the extent that he needs to.

Next year I hope it won't be the same as this year, but it could be, as nearly everyone returns on the same motorcycle. it'll be interesting to see who will get the KTM seat that was vacated by Zarco. I'd love to see Aleix get it, he deserves a better ride than the crappy Aprilia he's on.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:35 pm 
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It's been a fun season to watch for me, as I don't share the opinion that many people have, that the races are not exciting unless there are four people vying for victory on the last lap, at least in the GP class. If that is what these folks desire, Moto 3 delivers it nearly every race. That's not a shot at anyone here in general, just a consensus I see regularly online on other websites I go to. We've seen numerous last lap battles this year---more than I can remember, actually, in a long time. Rins over Marquez in Silverstone, Dovi over Rins in Austria, Petrucci over Marquez and Dovi in Mugello, Marquez over Fabio in Thailand and in San Marino. I was thrilled with those finishes, all that went down to the last lap, some to the last corner!!.

Regarding everyone one else besides #93, it's been tough to not seem them measuring up consistently, I certainly agree. Rins is probably the largest disappointment, as his crashing out of races, some while in the lead, have been painful to watch. I like the guy, but he just can't do that, he's not a rookie anymore. Vinales has rode well as of late, collecting several podiums but not quick enough to challenge Marquez for any wins; his issues are mystifying where he slows down in the middle of the race, and then rides like a demon at the end, only to be too far away to make up the ground he loses. Rossi is aging and slowing, Dovi has been robbed twice this year of races he looked to figure in, being taken out by FQ in England and Lorenzo in Spain when he was at the front. But...he's also had races when he couldn't compete. Quartararo looks to be the only person that can step up the challenge to Marquez at the moment. So----hopefully Yamaha has the decency next year to give him the A-spec bike with full revs and something similar to the factory guys, minus the latest updates. If they do that, hopefully he'll continue to contend like he has. Makes Vinales, and especially Rossi, look bad, though. Morbidelli is a good rider, but he hasn't figured in the picture to the extent that he needs to.

Next year I hope it won't be the same as this year, but it could be, as nearly everyone returns on the same motorcycle. it'll be interesting to see who will get the KTM seat that was vacated by Zarco. I'd love to see Aleix get it, he deserves a better ride than the crappy Aprilia he's on.


Agree with all that. An odd season and not the one I was expecting/hoping for. Main disappointment has been the lack of Marquez v Lorenzo action which I was really hoping to see. Turned out to be a total non-event.

Problem is there are some great riders there but none of the outright pace and consistency to challenge Marquez every weekend. It's like Hamilton/Bottas. On his day Bottas can do it, but that's followed by 3 weekends where he just can't keep up. And that's why the titles will keep going Marquez's way.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Dolomite I share in your consternation about the Marquez v. Lorenzo battle that hasn't been one at all. I am a fan of Lorenzo, and it's painful to watch him flounder on the Honda, although to be fair, this year has been difficult to judge him as he's been injured nearly the entire year. The spine injuries are very serious, and it has to have put doubt and fear in his mind, at least in my opinion.

That being said, it is shocking to see him so far off the pace. I can't for the life of me think he's lost his talent and ability in one year, as when things were working on the Ducati, he was very fast as we all saw last year. I'm so bummed that relationship didn't work out, I think we'd all much rather he'd have stayed there then see what we are seeing with Petrucci.

Next yeari is it for Lorenzo---he has got to show the form that we all know he has. If he doesn't, what a sad way to end his career, getting clobbered by Marquez, and everyone else. He's a great champion with a storied career. I can't imagine him ending it like this. Frankly, Honda needs to step up and provide some solutions to his issues also. He's not the only Honda rider complaining about the bike, and it honestly elevates Marquez to even larger Rock Star status, as it is obviously not the easiest bike to ride, yet he's killing everyone with it.

Get back to the front, Jorge!

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Good article on Maverick.

https://www.visordown.com/news/racing/m ... BOqnKP7Jog

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp ... placement/

Zarco to stand in at LCR Honda for Takkagami for the 3 final races of the season, as he undergoes surgery on his shoulder.

Interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Wow....just, wow.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Cold Gin wrote:
Wow....just, wow.

What's wow, just wow?

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Vinales putting it in the gravel with a half a lap left to go in the Australin GP----I thought he was going to overtake Marquez and was rooting for him to do it, then that happened. Was bummed!

Great race, though.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Cold Gin wrote:
Vinales putting it in the gravel with a half a lap left to go in the Australin GP----I thought he was going to overtake Marquez and was rooting for him to do it, then that happened. Was bummed!

Great race, though.

Well the hairpin was the only place he was going to pass and Marquez covered that off quite quickly, so the dive bomb pass became nowhere to go as soon as it was attempted.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Well that was clever Marquez. Spent all qually trying to intimidate Quartararo and ended up face planting the tarmac. Now at the medical centre.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Well that was clever Marquez. Spent all qually trying to intimidate Quartararo and ended up face planting the tarmac. Now at the medical centre.


https://twitter.com/box_repsol/status/1 ... ers.com%2F

He was merely trying to get a tow from the fastest rider/bike, however I rather don't condone this type of riding and Marquez got payback for the car and mouse shenanigans that left his tyres too cold and the bike high sided him.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Glad to see Vinales competitive. Hopefully Yamaha can improve the engine for next year as I think hes the only rider who can challenge Marquez for a title


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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Marquez's opening lap... Oh my word. I don't recall ever seeing anything like that in motogp. The combination of ability, absolute confidence and sheer balls must be demoralising for the other riders.

Good to Vinales keeping it together and Rossi being punchy.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Motogp Season
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DOLOMITE wrote:
Marquez's opening lap... Oh my word. I don't recall ever seeing anything like that in motogp. The combination of ability, absolute confidence and sheer balls must be demoralising for the other riders.

Good to Vinales keeping it together and Rossi being punchy.

To think he nearly injured himself trying to get a tow so he could get a better starting position, why bother when you can go from 11th to 3rd in one lap, in fact I believe he was recorded as being 2nd across the start line before being re-passed by Miller.

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