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Old 15th Sep 2014, 00:26   #81 (permalink)
 
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Good old Rossi, made the young lad try too hard and fall off.
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Old 15th Sep 2014, 04:34   #82 (permalink)
 
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Yes, it was very nice to see the OLD MAN (of 35 years!) show the youngster(s) a thing or two. Way to go Val and Yamaha!

Notwithstanding the unpredictable, Marquez is still the man to beat for the rest of the year and probably well into the future. I expect a great battle between Rossi, Lorenzo and Pedrosa for the second step on the podium in the remaining races.

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Old 28th Sep 2014, 22:36   #83 (permalink)
 
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So the young lad fell off again, he'll learn from it. Best race of the season so far, and Crutchlow on the podium. Not giving him what the rest of the team got made him show them what he could do.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 10:44   #84 (permalink)
 
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It was another great race - those guys really are on the limit!
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Old 30th Sep 2014, 03:53   #85 (permalink)
 
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I always enjoy a little "change of weather" with my TV (somewhat less so if attending!) road racing and this race was no exception. The Repsol Honda boys guessed wrong on the weather strategy this time and fell off. I thought Jorge stayed on the slicks a little too long also, but ultimately rode conservatively enough to make it in for a swap to a bike with rain tires instead of crashing. Nice to see some different faces on the podium for once too.

I was a little worried about Rossi but it seems he suffered no serious injury and will be back in form by the next race. Val ran a little wide and got on the wet AstroTurf. Nasty stuff. I've always disliked artificial turf in all field sports and in my observation it's been nothing but trouble in motor sports as well. Get rid of the stuff! If you can't grow real grass then just pave the area over. Only my opinion of course.

Given the relative finishing positions of Lorenzo, Rossi and Pedrosa in this race, the competition for second through fourth in the championship standings gets more interesting yet...

Marquez - 292
Pedrosa - 217
Rossi - 214
Lorenzo - 202

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Old 12th Oct 2014, 12:25   #86 (permalink)
 
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A cracking race from Japan, I wont say any more but well worth watching tomorrow night on ITV 4 for those who don't have BT sport!
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Yesterdays MotoGP race in Qatar put to shame any F1 race I have ever seen,
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 16:23   #88 (permalink)
 
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Yesterdays race seems to have been a cracker. Does anybody know a streaming site where I can get a decent quality BT 1 or 2 ?

I currently use 'Time 4 tv' which was unwatchable yesterday and while i will get ITV 4 highlights later tonight it's not the same when you know the result.

Note my location, there are no other options than streaming.
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 16:34   #89 (permalink)
 
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They always do.

It's a pity it is so difficult to watch or even read about these days.
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 19:57   #90 (permalink)
 
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Bah, MotoGP is crap. Watch F1 instead, far more thrilling and a million times faster round the bends.
Bah, F1 is boringly slow because of the un-aerodynamically wheels in the free wind.
Sportscar and endurance is much faster without giving much away in the corners, and the Ducati's 345km/h along Losail straight at yesterdays race about matches the sportscars (the record being 400km/h by Peugeot 4x4(!) along the former un-interrupted Mulsanne-straight at LeMans) :-|
The Ducati's was such dominant at the straight yesterday that it practially was a matter of 'vinking; giving gas and passing Rossi' (each round towards the end (without spoiling any further!)), wich arent seen anymore in F1!
F1 drivers does rarely glitter in detail, where the bikeracers do it regularly. Here Melandri in 2006:
https://youtu.be/U8KtdsM7nY4 :-o
Unlike F1 today MotoGP is (still) a battle between the factories, hence its easier to relate to the competitors, where Ducati plays their 'David against the Goliaths' -role fine.
Personally I'm morely to the superbike racing (wich is tuned standard-motorbikes, like the (earlier?) touringcar-class), but my associated one-track drivers (read: the local motorcycle-club) have invested in a live web-viewing MotoGP subscribtion and viewing races commonly with Your accomplices are far better than Superbike alone in the couch ;-)
Hottip: Seemingly its free to subscribe at motogp.com for non-live showing of the race - check it out!

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Old 11th Apr 2015, 23:10   #91 (permalink)
 
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And today, sunday, it's time for a double TV-event: Superbike at Aragon, Spain and about 7 hours later MotoGP in Texas!
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moto3, a win for danny kent.
moto2, first win for sam lowes....go brits!!!
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How about that wily old fox... this year could get interesting!
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 23:05   #94 (permalink)
 
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Great win for the 'old man' Rossi, looks like the young lad is still learning, but those shots of him throwing it into the bends are fantastic, just like Casey, pity he's not in with the rest of them
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I can't help it I'm pulling for the "old Man" too. Fantastic battle! But then I liked Rossi's style from way back when he took the sport by storm, back when he was younger than "the kid" Marquez is now. I think Marquez may turn out to be that good too. A few more championships will make the case.

But seeing Rossi run him down and make the pass this time was some really great riding. I actually would have preferred to see them battle those last two laps instead of seeing the kid crash out, but that's racing. Running harder front tires seems to be working for Rossi, but his time it was the rear tire that mattered. I hope Rossi keeps running up front. I'd love to see him take another championship. But even if the kid comes back and dominates the rest of the season, it's been great seeing the old master running in top form again. Now if he could just find a way to Q in the front row without giving up his late race form...

The Ducati team seem to be making a Ferrari like return to form as well. And by next year Suzuki and Aprilia may be factors as well. The sport looks to be in great shape.

Now if only World Superbike was available on my crappy cable system. But alas it's not and the streaming coverage hasn't worked out for me...

Looking forward to Espania.

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just like Casey, pity he's not in with the rest of them
Yep. Although the one I really miss is SIC...

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I actually would have preferred to see them battle those last two laps instead of seeing the kid crash out
Absolutely, a bit like Casey crashing out during the heart-stopping Laguna Seca duel with Rossi; I may have been supporting the Doc but what you really want to see is them trading paint right to the last bend!

Should be a good year
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As sad as it is to say, Simoncelli was an accident waiting to happen. He was too mad (in a sport for madmen) for his own good.

Loved seeing Rossi stand on top of the podium again
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Old 2nd May 2015, 18:26   #99 (permalink)
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If I had chosen to be a motorcycle racer I would have chosen to be Geoff Duke.

92 years old - one of those who survived.

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