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Old 13th Apr 2014, 06:50   #21 (permalink)
 
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Surprise, Marquez on pole!

Pedrosa second followed by Bradl, Espargaro, Lorenzo and Rossi

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Old 13th Apr 2014, 09:35   #22 (permalink)
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Can't find qualifying tyre details for each rider. A major influence.
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Old 13th Apr 2014, 13:38   #23 (permalink)
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Ah, right, just the place for Maldonado...
He wouldn't survive the first lap...

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Old 14th Apr 2014, 08:02   #24 (permalink)
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Marquez: “The race was a little quiet so in the last corner I make a little excitement for my mechanics!
Yea, right. More like rare evidence of your immaturity? Silly boy.

Not as silly a Lorenzo, though. One humungus brain fade incident per race so far.
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Old 23rd Apr 2014, 16:07   #25 (permalink)
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A couple of 'fixes' between MotoGP races...

UK Freeview ITV4, 23rd April 2014:

2000 - 2100: Round 1 British Suerbikes, Brands Hatch (not live).
2100 - 2200: 'Grand Prix 500: Rainey Days' (documentary re career of US star Wayne Rainey).

Apologies for the late notification. Freeview is Repeat City UK, so you might get further chances to view.
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Old 23rd Apr 2014, 20:37   #26 (permalink)
 
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just like to say that I'm currently 946th in the MOTORCYCLE NEWS fantasy roadrace league....


sad yes...but my son is currently 15000 odd!!!!
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Old 27th Apr 2014, 09:22   #27 (permalink)
 
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One wonders what the rest are going to do about the boy Marquez. He is a bit quick is he not ?
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Old 27th Apr 2014, 09:44   #28 (permalink)
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I watched all practice and qualifying sessions.

Marquez was stunning. I wish I could find a more appropriate description. His riding style is mesmerising. On at least three separate occasions, when you felt certain the lap time couldn't possibly go any lower, he simply destroyed it...and he made it all look like a fun day out.

Barring injury, I wonder who will be second in the 2014 championship? I don't really care any more - I'd be perfectly content to watch Marquez run the entire season on his own.
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Old 27th Apr 2014, 11:35   #29 (permalink)

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Bol d'Or from Magny Cours on Motors tv today.
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1 Marquez
2 Pedrosa
3 Lorenzo
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 12:16   #31 (permalink)
 
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Great racing in MOTO GP and also MOTO 3 (haven't watched MOTO 2). That is real racing
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 12:19   #32 (permalink)
 
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Here's some edited video from last year that I put together showing the lean angles and slomo:
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 12:48   #33 (permalink)
 
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With the loss of Moto GP to BT Sport the BBC.co.uk coverage has gone from reasonable to absolutely rubbish. Qualifying news has disappeared entirely and they don't seem to mention Moto 2 or 3 stories and results anymore whilst the Moto GP results take ages to appear. First Superbike news all but disappeared and now Moto GP.
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 15:21   #34 (permalink)
 
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Typical BBC.

Certainly killed off any thoughts I might have had of buying a licence again.

Not that I had any.......
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 19:08   #35 (permalink)
 
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I have a very hard time believing the lean angles. I raced myself many years ago and we couldn't get anywhere near there. I was even taught that there was an upper limit on coefficient of friction and that it was 1.

After an excellent landing etc...
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Old 28th Apr 2014, 19:31   #36 (permalink)
 
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Marquez was clocked at 62 degrees at some point during the race...

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Suggests he was pulling more than 2 Gs.

Tabernac!
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Old 4th May 2014, 21:51   #38 (permalink)
 
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Well boys, looks like this year it's going to be a nail-biting thriller right down to the line... for second place...
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Old 5th May 2014, 00:17   #39 (permalink)
 
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Happened to catch a Moto 3 race from Argentina at the weekend - couldn't drag myself away ... the lead changed hands about 3 times a lap all the way through the race. Mesmerising stuff ...
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Old 5th May 2014, 06:25   #40 (permalink)
 
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The race for second place was suspenseful. I was wondering when Rossi would slip back into the clutches of Lorenzo and Pedrosa but that never happened. Not this time. A good start, a nice ride and a job well done for the champion rider of a prior era.

As for the race winner Marquez, what can be said to adequately describe his dominance? He's just in another class all by himself. This always changes eventually but for right now he's like Vettel was during the second half of F1 season last year. Seemingly unbeatable! How long before Moto fans begin to hate?

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