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Old 15th Jun 2014, 18:43   #61 (permalink)
 
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I haven't seen ANY of them this year, thanks to BBC f**k up.
Obviously not as good as watching it live, but you can watch the highlights on ITV4 at 20:00 BST on Mondays following a MotoGP race.
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Old 15th Jun 2014, 20:46   #62 (permalink)
 
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Thanks but I can't even do that, not having a TV licence these days.

It's iPlayer or nothing.
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Old 15th Jun 2014, 21:36   #63 (permalink)
 
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Vulcanised if you can get I player you should be able to get ITV Player the earlier ones are on it, so this weeks should come up soon https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/search/term/moto-gp
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Old 15th Jun 2014, 22:34   #64 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for that link, I'll give it a go.
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Old 16th Jun 2014, 11:07   #65 (permalink)
 
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Try putting wiziwig.tv into your browser, and all will be revealed. And it is free, so who needs BTsport
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Marquez is an excellent rider but because he's so good the racing is more or less a foregone conclusion, and it's become IMO boring.
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 11:38   #67 (permalink)
 
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I was going to post the close call between Pedrosa and Marques at Catalunya but its blocked, but those who saw it will know the one I mean.
How can you watch racing at that standard and be bored?
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 12:00   #68 (permalink)
 
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You can watch all MotoGP races live on Spanish TV station Telecinco albeit with a Spanish commentary.
Coverage of the Indianapolis races begins at 23.00 UK time / 00.00 CET tonight. No vpn needed...

TELECINCO - televisión a la carta, series y entretenimiento
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 07:23   #69 (permalink)
 
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Well, the Indianapolis MotoGP race was anything but boring. Multiple lead changes, riders banging fairings, the most awesome camera work, including slow motion at 2,500 frames a second. But you'll have to watch it or Google it as I won't spoil it for you by giving anything more away.
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Indianapolis... Great race... never a dull moment! One thing struck me about the venue however... where were all the spectators? Seemed to me that if one added up the number of people involved in the teams, their engineering and support crews and the TV and media crowd, they totally outnumbered the spectators. The stands were virtually deserted... Could it have anything to do with the fact that there was only one American rider, Colin Edwards, on the starting grid and that for him to win would mean everyone else crashing out or retiring...

motogp.com · Edwards on last U.S. race and the future of Americans in MotoGP?

As for Moto2... 36 riders on the starting grid? Far too many; a huge accident just waiting to happen...

If I was one of the Moto GP organisers or sponsors I'd be questioning the economic viabilty of Indianapolis for future races...
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The spectators were there, about 80,000 of them. That's a little short on most European rounds but pretty good for a country that isn't really interested.....
Problem is that Indy has grandstand seating for 250,000!
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Did the rest of the world have coverage drop out ~2/3 way through the race? In the US (Fox Sports), they lost the feed and went to an extended commercial break - when they finally returned with a lap or two left all we saw for the remainder of the coverage was on-bike camera shots with no commentary. They blamed it on a 'local power outage' - perhaps so local that it only affected the Fox broadcast booth?

It was an entertaining race - at least that part I got to watch
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 19:08   #73 (permalink)
 
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tdracer,it dropped out on BT 2 Sport in the UK as well. The guys commentating for BT apologised for only being able to bring onboard and helio shots.
They also apologised for the racket made by the stand by gennies firing up!
Apparently it was a lighting strike caused the outage.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 02:57   #74 (permalink)
 
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Yes to the coverage drop out, and fortunately it didn't take too long to come back on. And yes, the crowd did look sparse, but when the main grandstand accommodates almost as many, if not more, people than the average European total track precinct, that is to be expected. The changes they have made to the circuit layout improved the racing too, I thought, specially opening up the last corner = higher top speed and trickier turn one (but with good run-off).
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 05:33   #75 (permalink)
 
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A fantastic race with plenty of action!

The improved Indy road circuit layout appears to be a success as well.

As for the apparent sparsity of spectators, I noticed the same for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 too. In fact, most forms of auto racing event attendance seem to be down across much of the USA. It seems to me that the demographic that attends races just doesn't choose to spend whatever disposable income they have on attending big time racing events these days. All major racing series appear to be down in attendance the last few years. The cost of attending races continues to climb while spectators (and sponsors) seem less willing to pay. In any case, the 500 makes any other event held at IMS look positively Lilliputian in comparison.

Even watching on TV is getting more expensive. But for now I can enjoy these races for as long as I'm still able to pay my rapidly increasing cable TV bill!

Looking forward to next week and another chance for someone to finish ahead of the incredible Marquez.

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Old 14th Aug 2014, 23:12   #76 (permalink)
 
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motogp.com reports the british round of MOTOGP will be held at the new CIRCUIT OF WALES from 2016.


as the venue is yet to be built a alternate venue will host the round in 2015.


I would think the yet to be named venue is DONNINGTON PARK...please, please with sugar on!!!


having been a regular race go'er at the wonderful donno, I for one was mortified when it lost the race to SILVERSTONE.


as a bike circuit the place sucks, saw one F1 race there in 1990, a couple of touring car rounds in the mid 90s golden factory years and one MOTOGP event in...I think..2008.


if you can escape the nagging wind the place is just about passable, go anytime other than a hot summer day and you look forward to the warm car trip home.


THANKYOU DORNA!!!!


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Old 14th Aug 2014, 23:21   #77 (permalink)
 
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just checked my photo files, MOTOGP was 2010!!!


bet i'll kop some flak from F1 lovers after the above rant.


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Old 22nd Aug 2014, 22:05   #78 (permalink)
 
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JEREMY MCWILLIAMS will race the new carbon fibre BROUGH SUPERIOR moto2 chassis at Silverstone next week.


so what you say...the guy is FIFTY, and still chucking a beast of a Harley 1200 around at a fair lick.


I saw him at donnington in 2000 lead the field in the stroker 500s on the v twin aprilla....finished third and boy did we cheer.


this was in the days when BSB pulled three times the crowd for the WALKER-HODGSON show, for the GP you could almost count the crowd !!!!


GO MCWILL




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Old 30th Aug 2014, 21:40   #79 (permalink)
 
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Off to Silverstone early doors tomorrow morning...

Seems Marc is unstoppable but good to see a Ducati right up there...

Hell who knows maybe Crutchlow might even make his Ducati sing...!

MotoGP Results - MotoGP Silverstone - Full Qualifying Results

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Old 31st Aug 2014, 21:50   #80 (permalink)
 
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Just back and what bloody hell and what a battle it was.

L and M at 203 miles an hour and the girly Newcastle bikers behind us. (They were female and charming ones at that).

Balls to the wall stuff and Marc won against Lorenzo and the (Herr Professor) made 4th-1 3rd...


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