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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #150 on: August 15, 2020, 03:00:34 PM »
I think Zarco has some added pressure to perform well
This weekend and next. 
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 21, 2020, 09:25:54 PM »
Anybody know what Quartararo wears on his hands and why? And do we all have to buy them now to be real motorcyclists?

Zarco didn't practice today because of the surgery. But, he got hit with a penalty for last weekend's crash and will start from pit lane if he races. I don't know how I feel about that, but I haven't heard any riders come to his defense. Maybe that should answer it.

I watched a little FP 2 today. The super slo-mo cam was in turn 7 and they had Quartararo going through there with a 63% lean angle. Damn. I hope they leave it there all weekend.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 21, 2020, 09:29:01 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 22, 2020, 11:56:23 AM »
Looks like it will be another good one. KTM on pole andzarco was fast but has to start from pit lane due to last weeks error*.  And it would appear a super human miracle comeback by MM is out:
https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/08/22/marc-marquez-ruled-out-for-two-to-three-months/340857
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #154 on: August 22, 2020, 01:07:16 PM »
...And it would appear a super human miracle comeback by MM is out:
https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/08/22/marc-marquez-ruled-out-for-two-to-three-months/340857

That sucks, but it has been awfully fun without him.

So what is Repsol actually doing right now? Are they using this as an extended testing season? There's no real reason I can think of for them being at the back of the grid even without MM.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 22, 2020, 01:21:49 PM »
Looks like it will be another good one. KTM on pole andzarco was fast but has to start from pit lane due to last weeks error*.  And it would appear a super human miracle comeback by MM is out:
https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/08/22/marc-marquez-ruled-out-for-two-to-three-months/340857

Sounds like HRC put their foot down on this one. "Stop talking crazy, Marc."
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #156 on: August 22, 2020, 11:09:24 PM »
...And it would appear a super human miracle comeback by MM is out:
https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/08/22/marc-marquez-ruled-out-for-two-to-three-months/340857

That sucks, but it has been awfully fun without him.

So what is Repsol actually doing right now? Are they using this as an extended testing season? There's no real reason I can think of for them being at the back of the grid even without MM.


Sure there is.  Their other rider is AM.


In all seriousness, it seems every factory except KTM went backwards this year with their development.  The guys doing best are on last year's bikes.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #157 on: August 22, 2020, 11:10:46 PM »
  And it would appear a super human miracle comeback by MM is out:
https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/08/22/marc-marquez-ruled-out-for-two-to-three-months/340857



We all knew something like this was inevitable.  A rider just can't keep crashing as often as MM does and not have season- or career-ending injuries.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #158 on: August 23, 2020, 07:27:26 AM »
They're not all like this, part 5.

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« Reply #159 on: August 23, 2020, 03:09:23 PM »
They're not all like this, part 5.

You can't make this shit up. 2020 has been quite the year. Maybe they will all be like this this season.
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« Reply #160 on: August 23, 2020, 06:54:26 PM »
Can't help but to feel for TN30 and JM36. Going so well before the red flag.

And can things get any worse for Yamaha?

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« Reply #161 on: August 23, 2020, 08:30:42 PM »
Can't help but to feel for TN30 and JM36. Going so well before the red flag.

And can things get any worse for Yamaha?


Well, that was Viñales' last motor for the season, so the answer is probably yes.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #162 on: August 23, 2020, 09:47:05 PM »
Can't help but to feel for TN30 and JM36. Going so well before the red flag.

And can things get any worse for Yamaha?


Well, that was Viñales' last motor for the season, so the answer is probably yes.

My understanding of the amended rules for 2020 is that the factory teams are allowed five engines per rider for the twelve event season.  Does this mean that if they can't pull a sealed and working motor out of today's wreck that Viñales will be starting the next seven races from Pit Lane?

FIM Regulations - 1.21.20    Penalties for infringement of Article 2.x.3.3 (Engine durability in MotoGP and Moto3).
- Infringement before the race: the rider will start the race from the pit lane 5 seconds after the green light is on at the pit lane exit.
- Infringement during the race: ride through.
Each engine taken above allocation will result in a penalty. Where more than one extra engine is taken at one event, remaining penalties will be carried forward to the next event if necessary.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #163 on: August 23, 2020, 11:45:31 PM »
They can and will. What they don't have is any more fresh motors.
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« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2020, 06:17:12 PM »
They're baaack!  Yamaha guys, that is.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #165 on: September 14, 2020, 06:49:56 PM »
MM93 must be setting at home thinking...

"If I hadn't broken my arm in the first race, I would have so had this championship wrapped up by now."

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« Reply #166 on: September 14, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
MM93 must be setting at home thinking...

"If I hadn't broken my arm in the first race, I would have so had this championship wrapped up by now."

 ;D

So what is going on at Honda anyway? Zero riders in Q2? Repsol the back row? Did they decide to use the whole season as a testing session?
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #167 on: September 14, 2020, 07:18:41 PM »
MM93 must be setting at home thinking...

"If I hadn't broken my arm in the first race, I would have so had this championship wrapped up by now."

 ;D

So what is going on at Honda anyway? Zero riders in Q2? Repsol the back row? Did they decide to use the whole season as a testing session?

Could it be that Alex isn't as good as his brother?  :headscratch:
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #168 on: September 14, 2020, 09:18:34 PM »
That whole “all your eggs in one basket “. Thing
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« Reply #169 on: September 14, 2020, 09:43:39 PM »
MM93 must be setting at home thinking...

"If I hadn't broken my arm in the first race, I would have so had this championship wrapped up by now."

 ;D

So what is going on at Honda anyway? Zero riders in Q2? Repsol the back row? Did they decide to use the whole season as a testing session?

Could it be that Alex isn't as good as his brother?  :headscratch:

No doubt. But he and Bradl aren't back row bad. At least, I don't think so.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #170 on: September 19, 2020, 02:07:31 PM »
MM93 must be setting at home thinking...

"If I hadn't broken my arm in the first race, I would have so had this championship wrapped up by now."

 ;D

So what is going on at Honda anyway? Zero riders in Q2? Repsol the back row? Did they decide to use the whole season as a testing session?

Could it be that Alex isn't as good as his brother?  :headscratch:

No doubt. But he and Bradl aren't back row bad. At least, I don't think so.

3 of the 5 HRC riders out hurt. 73 rookie still trying to tame the bike and find the limits, and 30 was fast with some bad luck crashes (pushing beyond the limits?).

I think the ones saying the Honda is a hard bike to ride are right. And that shows just how good 93 is.