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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2020, 04:23:54 PM »
I'm not sure what the consensus is on having a MotoGP league for 2020 but MotoGP.com has a new game. It looks a bit... complicated? Gimmicky maybe?

There's a salary cap, you pick four riders (two get full points, two get half points), there are bonus points for improving from grid position, points for fastest lap and something called the "Turbo Rider option" that awards double points.

I know last year's game was not universally popular. Thoughts about this one?

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/02/27/introducing-motogp-fantasy/325828


I'm not going to be able to play this year. Got some travel coming up that will make it pretty much impossible to get picks in for each race.   :(

I take it all back. You don't have to enter picks for each race. You can let your team ride. I'm back in. I've already signed up as HM Faceplant.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2020, 07:51:00 PM »
If travel bans on people coming from Italy become a thing, there won't be much racing anywhere.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2020, 08:01:06 PM »
MotoGP class cancelled at Qatar due to travel restrictions from Italy. More here:

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/03/01/motogp-class-cancelled-at-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/326209

https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/148505/qatar-motogp-race-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus

Throw me a bone here and give me a link.  ;D I posted the news at 3 p.m.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/motogp-race-in-qatar-canceled-due-to-virus-related-travel-restrictions

Chercoles is reporting that Thailand will be canceled, too, and Texas will be the opening round. But that's totally unconfirmed. Even the rounds in Europe could be disrupted because there are already restrictions between Italy and neighboring countries.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2020, 10:26:40 PM »
MotoGP class cancelled at Qatar due to travel restrictions from Italy. More here:

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/03/01/motogp-class-cancelled-at-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/326209

https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/148505/qatar-motogp-race-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus

Throw me a bone here and give me a link.  ;D I posted the news at 3 p.m.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/motogp-race-in-qatar-canceled-due-to-virus-related-travel-restrictions

Chercoles is reporting that Thailand will be canceled, too, and Texas will be the opening round. But that's totally unconfirmed. Even the rounds in Europe could be disrupted because there are already restrictions between Italy and neighboring countries.

Ugh. We might not let them either. We already have travel restrictions to Italy.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2020, 09:49:17 AM »
motogp.com confirms Thailand is out Austin will be the first race of the year.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2020, 10:05:31 AM »
Bummer.

I wonder how many WSBK folks returned to Italy after Australia? Their Qatar round is Mar 13-15.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2020, 02:05:47 PM »
Hopefully Austin doesn't drop out as well, looking forward to attending again. 
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2020, 09:53:09 AM »
^^^
Oh, man, that's good news. Any inside scoop on his health? He seemed banged up all last year.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2020, 11:10:44 AM »
GO JOE  :smiley_thumb:

And now on pole with a new lap record!
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2020, 12:32:06 PM »
GO JOE  :smiley_thumb:

And now on pole with a new lap record!

Woot!! I shouldn't have popped into the spoiler thread before watching, but I'm still going to enjoy that.   :bigok:
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2020, 01:47:41 PM »
And Austin is rescheduled for November......this season may never start. The only one benefiting from this is Marquez, the shoulder should be fine by the season opener.
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« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2020, 02:23:43 PM »
And Austin is rescheduled for November......this season may never start. The only one benefiting from this is Marquez, the shoulder should be fine by the season opener.

And the other guys that also had surgery (Nakagami, Olivera, and one more). Plus it might give the FIM(?) time to decide Iannone's fate for the season without missing any races.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2020, 02:29:01 PM »
that is true...
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2020, 03:29:05 PM »
I wonder if Moto America will cancel their Austin race?
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« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2020, 05:04:27 PM »
If I'm lucky maybe I can see the championship decided in Austin in November :)  If MM doesn't have it wrapped up way before that of course.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2020, 07:51:41 PM »
So, apparently the American and Argentina rounds have been postponed until November.  Rumor has it that Dorna as been examining Indy and Portimao.  Sepang has allegedly offered to host twice this year. 

Crazy season, and we haven't even had our first MotoGP race yet!

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2020, 08:25:41 AM »
 :(

I understand why the schedule change and don't fault their decisions at all, but I still miss the racing.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2020, 11:40:35 AM »
Ditto.
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« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2020, 11:55:01 AM »
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« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2020, 12:09:49 PM »
^^^^
Just don't let Iannone inside of you.
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« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2020, 12:34:02 PM »
^^^^
Just don't let Iannone inside of you.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2020, 10:00:17 PM »
Anyone using their VideoPass to play the eSports games? Might have a little free time at home in the coming weekends.
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« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2020, 03:30:08 PM »
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2020, 12:27:40 PM »
May Jerez race postponed, no more calendar updates.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2020, 04:48:01 PM »
I'm hoping the rescheduled COTA race stands.   :crazy:
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« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2020, 02:50:13 PM »
Iannone gets 18- month suspension.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777

Wow. They didn't buy his argument at all.

And 18 months screws up two seasons. He'd have a (slim) chance at a contract for 2021 if it was only 12 months.
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« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2020, 03:00:34 PM »
Iannone gets 18- month suspension.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777

Wow. They didn't buy his argument at all.

And 18 months screws up two seasons. He'd have a (slim) chance at a contract for 2021 if it was only 12 months.

Yeah. I can't see anyone holding a seat for him. I'm guessing he'll come back in Moto2 if he comes back at all.
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« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2020, 07:17:28 PM »
Iannone gets 18- month suspension.

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/04/01/iannone-handed-18-month-suspension/328777
Wow. They didn't buy his argument at all.
And 18 months screws up two seasons. He'd have a (slim) chance at a contract for 2021 if it was only 12 months.

Yeah. I can't see anyone holding a seat for him. I'm guessing he'll come back in Moto2 if he comes back at all.

Moto2 ?
IMO,  stick a fork in him he's done. :(
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« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2020, 01:17:11 PM »
We have a schedule for the remainder of the year. Looks like they are doubling up on tracks to make almost a full season. Some dates and tracks remain TBD. Like COTA. The series we run in is running at COTA this weekend, but no spectators and under social distancing. So we'll see.
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« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2020, 03:29:44 PM »
Dorna has said for any of the flyaways to happen there must be spectators allowed - can't afford to take the show on the road if venue isn't generating anything from ticket sales.  I've got tickets for COTA again this year, fingers crossed it happens.
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« Reply #83 on: June 12, 2020, 08:22:56 PM »
I've got tickets for COTA again this year, fingers crossed it happens.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2020, 01:47:55 PM »
I doubt the race will happen. https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/the-us-motogp-round-is-not-dead-yet-but-probably-endangered

Meanwhile, COTA is still advertising MotoGP tickets on its website for the old date of Nov. 13-15, when MotoGP will be in Valencia. How can you sell a ticket for a date you absolutely know won't happen? Their advertising is a little out of date, too. One of the "enticements" for buying one of their $200 tickets is "Cheer with thousands of screaming fans..." Sounds like a virus petri dish to me.
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« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2020, 12:44:52 PM »
COTA officially cancelled
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« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2020, 09:17:35 PM »
COTA officially cancelled


No big surprise, but still I'm disappointed.

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« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2020, 06:12:47 AM »
Lots of silly season activity this morning for 2021/2022. Pol to HRC. Alex M to LRC. Cal is looking for a ride now (Aprilia rumors). Franky extended at Petronis SRT.
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« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2020, 10:23:58 PM »
Slow motion video from 2019.  Maybe not the correct thread to post this in.  ENJOY.


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« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2020, 07:15:03 AM »
Didn't anybody watch the races yesterday? More than a little excitement over the weekend.
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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2020, 07:43:48 AM »
It was mind boggling. I thought the race was over for Márquez when he dropped into last place and a dozen laps later he was headed for the podium.  And then he wasn’t.  Hope he is OK.
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« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2020, 08:15:08 AM »
Not sure if it was worth the 8 month wait, but that race did not disappoint!!
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« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2020, 09:51:09 AM »
With the condensed schedule, DNFs and/or getting injured have the potential for a lot more damage to your championship chances. MM93 got zero yesterday and I suspect is unlikely to race this coming weekend. So that's 0 out of 50. Cruthlow and Rins were both out pre-race with crash related injuries. I guess we'll see who is declared fit this weekend.
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« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2020, 10:05:48 AM »
I wonder just how much other riders will miss MM93. The awesome comeback he made was not worth the DNF.
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« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2020, 10:44:22 AM »
It's definately going to make the championship more difficult for him. As mentioned I'm sure he will miss next week and then he only has one weekend off before the next race so depending on the rumored nerve damage how good will he be by then ?
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« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2020, 01:26:11 PM »
Watched the replay last night. I think Quartararo will be the guy to beat this year.
This morning I read MM93 is out for at least the next race.
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« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2020, 08:29:43 PM »
It was mind boggling. I thought the race was over for Márquez when he dropped into last place and a dozen laps later he was headed for the podium.  And then he wasn’t.  Hope he is OK.



Yeah, that was one of the most exciting, topsy turvy MotoGP races ever.   So fun!

I had to keep telling Page (my wife) “they aren’t all like this,”   :lol:

Hope MM is back soon tho.   Gnarly highside; it’s fortunate he wasn’t more badly hurt. 
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« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2020, 04:25:54 PM »
I just read that Marquez is thinking about trying to race this weekend. Damn. I'm not sure if I'd be surprised or not with that guy anymore.

Hoping that Rins and Crutchlow can go too. Gotta feel sorry for Rins. Everyone's talking like Suzuki made a leap forward for this year.
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« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2020, 04:37:07 PM »
That will be insane if he races a week after that injury.. but with him it seems anything is possible.
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« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2020, 09:23:03 AM »
It seems to me that MM is pushing his luck. No doubt he has a ton of talent.  IMHO, he should take the bye, and heal up a bit. With his skill and machine, he could overcome that point deficit-even with a shortened season.
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