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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #200 on: November 07, 2020, 05:56:35 AM »
What are the chances Spain or Portugal races could be cancelled as those two countries are tightening shutdown measures? Anyone have info that I am not seeing, which is mill?

I don't think they'll cancel. They'll just close it to the crowds. Watched most of FP2 today and, although they didn't show a crowd shot, the stands I could see were empty.

Pretty cool session, though. The announcers fell in love with Garret Gerloff. He finished 19th in the session because he didn't nail the time attack at the end, but he was midpack most of the way. Given he's on a bike he's never ridden on a track he's never ridden on a partially damp track -- they couldn't stop gushing about him. Sounds like Rossi will be back on the bike tomorrow, but he made an impression.

And although he finished 19th, at one point mid-session he was 5th? 6th? in FP2. He didn't crash. He was only 1.6 seconds off the pace after the time attack in FP2. If he has a good 2021 in WSBK and Rossi retires, that could be the seat he fills in 2022.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #201 on: November 07, 2020, 08:18:25 AM »
I am now really missing my MotoGP video pass.  NBC Sports have decided a delayed broadcast of 9:30 PM on Sunday is acceptable.   >:(
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #202 on: November 10, 2020, 07:02:54 AM »
MM93 out for the rest of the season.

Iannone loses appeal and receives a 4 year ban. I guess that is good news for Crutchlow who signed some kind of something with Aprilia recently.

Dovi and (in WSBK) Chaz Davies are both looking. They would make a heck of a WSBK team.

Rabat loses his seat despite having a contract. He doesn't look happy it. Maybe he will be off to WSBK next year? Back to Moto2 maybe? He never got on well in MotoGP.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #203 on: November 10, 2020, 10:10:42 PM »
The Marquez thing is interesting.  When has a broken arm resulted in missing an entire, although shortened, season??
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #204 on: November 10, 2020, 11:02:45 PM »
It has been obvious for a while that the damage was much greater than HRC was willing to admit.  A few races ago when Alex was kicking ass?  The camera caught MM on the sideline, and he had to use his left hand to lift his right arm to wave.

All signs point to serious nerve damage.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #205 on: November 11, 2020, 01:45:26 PM »
Dovi says he is taking 2021 off and hopes to return in 2022. I suspect he won't find a ride (too old). Changing of the guard, yadda yadda.

Also seems that Crutchlow might not get that open seat at Aprilia and will be gone from the grid.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #206 on: November 22, 2020, 11:14:01 AM »
Despite NBC Sports showing the race on time this morning, I sucked it up and re-subscribed to Video Pass for next season.  They included today's races so I got to see the 3 and 2 championships play out live instead of reading about them after the fact. 

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #207 on: November 22, 2020, 04:14:53 PM »
Guess I’m lucky. Most if not all (except today’s) of the races were on FM2 (or another station) which is part of our cable package.  Hopefully that continues next season. Keeping track when it’s on which station is something of a chore.  Although I watched or recorded all of them this year, I really did not pay close attention to the grid until the end of the season.  I suppose that makes me a casual fan.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #208 on: November 23, 2020, 02:05:25 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?

Well... If there would have been a S-TN EOE Cup this year me thinks I would be adding some more hardware to the collection. Don't mean to toot my horn (toot toot) but:

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #209 on: November 23, 2020, 06:20:53 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?

Well... If there would have been a S-TN EOE Cup this year me thinks I would be adding some more hardware to the collection. Don't mean to toot my horn (toot toot) but:

19th overall
4th in USA
1st in 3 leagues of which one is Greg's Garage Podcast, which nets me an Arai helmet of choice !!

Always have wanted a Nicky Hayden replica lid  :beerchug:  :bigsmile:


Fan-freak'n-tastic!  Congrats!
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #210 on: November 25, 2020, 01:47:36 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?

Well... If there would have been a S-TN EOE Cup this year me thinks I would be adding some more hardware to the collection. Don't mean to toot my horn (toot toot) but:

19th overall
4th in USA
1st in 3 leagues of which one is Greg's Garage Podcast, which nets me an Arai helmet of choice !!

Always have wanted a Nicky Hayden replica lid  :beerchug:  :bigsmile:

Suh-WEET!  Yeah, I think it would have been yours. The helmet's nicer, though.   :)

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #211 on: November 25, 2020, 05:33:33 PM »
Thanks Doug & Ed  :beerchug: Definitely a strange but exciting season !!

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #212 on: November 26, 2020, 04:44:34 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?

Well... If there would have been a S-TN EOE Cup this year me thinks I would be adding some more hardware to the collection. Don't mean to toot my horn (toot toot) but:

19th overall
4th in USA
1st in 3 leagues of which one is Greg's Garage Podcast, which nets me an Arai helmet of choice !!

Always have wanted a Nicky Hayden replica lid  :beerchug:  :bigsmile:

That's damned impressive, motodog. Now I'm glad I wasn't competing against you this year to be humbled and humiliated.
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #213 on: November 26, 2020, 07:57:54 PM »
That's damned impressive, motodog. Now I'm glad I wasn't competing against you this year to be humbled and humiliated.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #214 on: Yesterday at 01:45:01 PM »
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #215 on: Yesterday at 02:37:07 PM »


That's damned impressive, motodog. Now I'm glad I wasn't competing against you this year to be humbled and humiliated.

No problem. I had that last part covered.   :lol:
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Re: 2020 MotoGP Thread
« Reply #216 on: Yesterday at 11:39:24 PM »
And, by the way, my fantasy team is doing sucky. Who else is playing?

Well... If there would have been a S-TN EOE Cup this year me thinks I would be adding some more hardware to the collection. Don't mean to toot my horn (toot toot) but:

19th overall
4th in USA
1st in 3 leagues of which one is Greg's Garage Podcast, which nets me an Arai helmet of choice !!

Always have wanted a Nicky Hayden replica lid  :beerchug:  :bigsmile:



That’s ridiculous!  :bigok:   And this crazy year of all years.   Very, very well done.   :smiley_thumb: :beerchug:

That Nicky Hayden hat is gonna look good on you.

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