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Old 6th Jun 2016, 16:00   #161 (permalink)
 
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Rossi definitely had the special tyres on yesterday - his team mate could not make them work and Marquez destroyed his in the last few laps. Best race I have watched in a while - only thing that spoiled it a little was Ianonne's stupidity,luckily there were no injuries.
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Sadly, it seems that the US Moto GP TV coverage has moved to a different network this season - one I don't get on my satellite package .
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Sadly, it seems that the US Moto GP TV coverage has moved to a different network this season - one I don't get on my satellite package .
Not just the US of A My brother recently lost it as even though he's on broadband with the same provider that broadcast it in the UK he would have had to by a new package at greater cost which contains mostly football which he has no interest in so he's not going to bother shelling out for.
Still in the UK we can get the TT highlights on ITV 4 so all is not lost.

Apparently the TT web site is now showing highlights so you may be able to watch on line in the USA.

Just had a quick look at the web site and the highlights are showing on the Velocity channel on your side of the herring pond.

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Old 7th Jun 2016, 21:56   #164 (permalink)
 
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ITV shows TT highlights every night this week. An IP masker to 'show' that you're in the UK, and bob's yer uncle...
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 01:59   #165 (permalink)
 
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Just had a quick look at the web site and the highlights are showing on the Velocity channel on your side of the herring pond.

It was on Velocity last year - apparently the web site is out of date (yes, I get Velocity, had the DVR set up to auto-record all the Moto GP races since they usually came on when I was asleep).
Now it shows up on something called "beIN Sports" (no, I'd never heard of it before either). But it's extra cost on my satellite.
Hard to justify paying much extra to watch a 90 minute program every couple weeks


Edit, HOLY CRAP! I just checked, to get beIN Sports would add $60/month to my Satellite bill!!!! Yea, I'd get a whole bunch of other channels too, but nothing I'd probably ever watch
Guess I won't be watching Moto GP anymore
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Edit, HOLY CRAP! I just checked, to get beIN Sports would add $60/month to my Satellite bill!!!! Yea, I'd get a whole bunch of other channels too, but nothing I'd probably ever watch
Guess I won't be watching Moto GP anymore
Rip off Britain strikes again I think my Brother said they wanted 60 for his upgrade that's $87 in your money.
Never mind, the Lightweight TT has just finished, I listened to it on Manx radio with the very British commentary style they have. There are some things that you can still rely on!
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 00:52   #167 (permalink)
 
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The first win for 35 years for team GB in the premier class is well done for our Cal Crutchlow, who chose the right tyres, as opposed to the 'wimps' who didn't.
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 00:22   #168 (permalink)
 
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British GP Silverstone, the race of the year!

Great race by Mavrik, but the dice for the remaining podiums makes this a race worth watching...
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:15   #169 (permalink)
 
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With both Rossi and Lorenzo crashing out in Nipon, the title belongs to Marquez. Not what I wanted to see, but congrats to the Spaniard on another great ride and another championship season.

On another note, Rossi won his 64th pole, equaling both Marquez and Lorenzo. The last time Rossi won pole, he crashed out then too.

The remainder of the season is left to determine 2nd place in the championship between Rossi and Lorenzo. who are separated by only a few points.
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Old 17th Oct 2016, 09:13   #170 (permalink)
 
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Seeing as Lorenzo will be leaving for Ducati next season but Rossi is staying I wonder if Yamaha "hopes"
that Rossi rather than Lorenzo finishes 2nd?

I had a very very very slight hope that Rossi would be champion but alas that can't now happen. I also wanted
Tom Sykes to be World Superbike champion instead of J. Rea but that now also looks unlikely. Finally I wanted
Leon Haslam to be British superbike champ instead of Shane Byrne. Seems like it is the kiss of death if I want
someone to win a championship.

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Old 18th Oct 2016, 04:31   #171 (permalink)
 
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Nervous - going back a few months when Lorenzo was having his 'lack of confidence' run I speculated that Yamaha would obviously prefer Rossi to win the title, but they would absolutely not want Lorenzo to win. Imagine Lorenzo going to Ducati with the confidence of being world champion. Not that I'm suggesting that Yamaha had anything to do with Lorenzo's lack of confidence in the handling of his bike
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Old 18th Oct 2016, 09:27   #172 (permalink)
 
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Nervous, that's how it works for me too. Rossi and Sykes didn't quite make it. The same thing happened in MotoAmerica superbike series when Cam Beaubier beat Josh Hayes for the second year in a row. They had some good scraps though.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 12:57   #173 (permalink)
 
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Whoo Hoo Quatar GP Tomorrow on the Tellybox in the UK at 18:45 BST
Moto 3 15:30BST
Moto 2 17:15BST
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 21:43   #174 (permalink)
 
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Bit of a Pantomime at the start, but once they got under way a good race.
Well done Zarco for his first race and also well done Aleix Espargaro on the Aprillia
Bodes well for the rest of the season!
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 21:28   #175 (permalink)
 
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Qatar moto races....

....I'm now, more than ever, not convinced that the laws of physics or any other sciences have any connection AT ALL with why those bikes stay on the track. It must be pure will power - but very exciting.

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....I'm now, more than ever, not convinced that the laws of physics or any other sciences have any connection AT ALL with why those bikes stay on the track
Its like unlimited aerobatics, they bung the laws of Physics a few quid to take Mother nature to the flicks for the afternoon and while the cats away......
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 14:46   #177 (permalink)
 
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To those more in the technical know: Back in the days of Rossi on Ducati, and today on Yamaha.....Rossi could not make the Ducati work yet in Superbikes they were dominant. Yamaha are brill in MotoGP, but nowhere in Superbikes.
I know about the different spec, weight & engine size etc, but wonder why the manufacturer can get it so right in one category and not in the other??
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i'm not sure if its been mentioned elsewhere on this site but could I get fellow motogp pprruners to wish NICKY HAYDON a speedy recovery after his horrific cycle accident.




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Old 19th May 2017, 20:36   #179 (permalink)
 
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x2, but I fear we have another Schumacher in the making.
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Old 20th May 2017, 09:23   #180 (permalink)
 
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To those more in the technical know: Back in the days of Rossi on Ducati, and today on Yamaha.....Rossi could not make the Ducati work yet in Superbikes they were dominant. Yamaha are brill in MotoGP, but nowhere in Superbikes.
I know about the different spec, weight & engine size etc, but wonder why the manufacturer can get it so right in one category and not in the other??
Different chassis. For Ducati, their MotoGP chassis was far too stiff whereas in Superbikes they had to use the normal road-going one which was more flexible. Where it falls apart was the MotorGP bike had to be ridden to the absolute edge all the time to get it anywhere near the other bikes, get it wrong at it would spit you off in a flash. The only rider who could or would do that was Casey Stoner. The factory wouldn't listen to him though when it came to the problems with the chassis and it appeared they wouldn't listen to Rossi either.

As for Yamaha I expect it is the same. There was a fascinating article on Stoner where they interviewed his engineer and he had access to the datalog information from his time at Ducati which showed just how hard he was riding the machine to get the results that he did.
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