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2019 MotoGP smack talk
« on: March 03, 2019, 08:59:36 PM »
The young guns are here. Time to reassess who is in and who is out. I believe this will be a seminal season. New season with new players. Old men need not apply.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 03:58:04 PM »
2019 ??

Maverick should be fighting for wins on a regular basis.

Rins & Petrucci should get their first win.

Rookies make occasional podium appearances but no wins me thinks...

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 04:40:23 PM »
the old man will be in the top five at the end of the season.... hopefully Zarco can make the KTM work.  At least equal his 8th place finish from last year at Qatar?

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 09:40:52 AM »
Here's my preview:

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2019-motogp-season-preview

Plenty of opportunity for me to look foolish in a very public way by the end of the year.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 09:52:21 AM »
I think that is a pretty good guess. I would agree that the Honda team is going to be at the top. I would still put Rossi in the top 5 as well as Dovi, followed by Rins and Vinales but time will tell. I would love to see a KTM win this year, but??

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 02:08:05 PM »
Here's my preview:

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2019-motogp-season-preview

Plenty of opportunity for me to look foolish in a very public way by the end of the year.

A really good review!

Since this is "smack talk" I have to go with the 40 year old geezer Vale!  8)
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »
I think that is a pretty good guess. I would agree that the Honda team is going to be at the top. I would still put Rossi in the top 5 as well as Dovi, followed by Rins and Vinales but time will tell. I would love to see a KTM win this year, but??

I expect to see Rossi in the top five, but not in the top two. Age and treachery... I mean, experience... will get him that far, but keep him from getting farther.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 07:50:31 PM »
I think that is a pretty good guess. I would agree that the Honda team is going to be at the top. I would still put Rossi in the top 5 as well as Dovi, followed by Rins and Vinales but time will tell. I would love to see a KTM win this year, but??

I expect to see Rossi in the top five, but not in the top two. Age and treachery... I mean, experience... will get him that far, but keep him from getting farther.

I agree but I do not subscribe. :) Love your write-ups that you contribute. I hope you write some more for 'zilla.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 08:42:11 PM »
I think that is a pretty good guess. I would agree that the Honda team is going to be at the top. I would still put Rossi in the top 5 as well as Dovi, followed by Rins and Vinales but time will tell. I would love to see a KTM win this year, but??

I expect to see Rossi in the top five, but not in the top two. Age and treachery... I mean, experience... will get him that far, but keep him from getting farther.

You are absolutely correct Lance. I can always wish though.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 11:34:49 AM »
the old man will be in the top five at the end of the season.... hopefully Zarco can make the KTM work.  At least equal his 8th place finish from last year at Qatar?

I think Zarco was the best Yamaha rider the last couple of years. Really interested to see what he does here.

I was so impressed with how much KTM improved over the course of the 2017 season, then it seemed like not much happened last year. I hope they get it going again. It would be so much fun to have another manufacturer at the sharp end.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 02:15:03 PM »
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 09:49:42 PM »
Man, I have not been paying attention. I just noticed that Moto2 and Moto3 switched to the same qual format as MotoGP.
And the early indications are that KTM are gonna blow.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 10:49:40 PM »
That was some awesome racing. The top 5 had 4 different manufacturers and finished 0.6 seconds apart.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 06:52:12 AM »
Man, I have not been paying attention. I just noticed that Moto2 and Moto3 switched to the same qual format as MotoGP.
And the early indications are that KTM are gonna blow.

RE: Qualifying Format. Same idea with Q1 and Q2 but the number of riders is different. For Moto2 and Moto3, the top 14 automatically advance to Q2 and the top 4 from Q1 go into Q2.

RE: KTM. Yup, they are sucking hind tit.

RE: Race. That was a good race for sure. I hope the rest of 2019 is close like that.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 01:14:48 PM »
Rossi started in 14th and finished 5th within 0.6 sec of the winner.
Not bad for an old man.

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 03:11:01 PM »
Rossi started in 14th and finished 5th within 0.6 sec of the winner.
Not bad for an old man.

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Looks the same to me.

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 07:05:39 PM »
Rossi started in 14th and finished 5th within 0.6 sec of the winner.
Not bad for an old man.

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Re: 2019 MotoGP smack talk
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 07:46:38 PM »
Moto2 was pretty exciting as well. I'm loving the sound of the Triumph 765cc triple.
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