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Title: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on May 31, 2010, 02:41:55 AM
I don't actually have anything to say at this time, it just seemed like something Desmotropic needed.

 [thumbsup] [drink]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 01, 2010, 09:15:47 AM
Was rooting for Checa to pull off another double at Miller, but it wasn't in the cards... :(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 05, 2010, 08:10:08 AM
Rossi out of Italian GP after breaking leg in practice...

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605a46.htm (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605a46.htm)
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605b45.htm (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605b45.htm)
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605a.htm (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605a.htm)
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605c.htm (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/Jun/100605c.htm)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: zzilla on June 05, 2010, 10:21:20 AM
Maybe Hayden will get on the podium now, sucks for Valentino, that's gonna take a minute to heal up proper


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: elasticjoe on June 06, 2010, 04:40:08 AM
watched early this morning Hayden went out early, but Stoner finished 4th so not a complete wash for Ducati.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: zzilla on June 06, 2010, 08:00:33 AM
AARRGH why do i keep clicking on this before i watch the race.....need to invent time machine....


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Xerxes1769 on June 06, 2010, 02:48:27 PM
I hate Nicky.....don't believe he even lasted 5 laps...and awesome battle for second!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 06, 2010, 04:55:16 PM
I hate Nicky.....don't believe he even lasted 5 laps...and awesome battle for second!


Which race did you watch?  The one I watched  didn't even show the front three that much. Lorenzo 4 secs behind Pedrosa and Dovisioso over 2 secs behind Lorenzo.  Pretty exciting race for 4th though.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 06, 2010, 05:04:08 PM
Pretty exciting race for 4th though.

yup... [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 07, 2010, 06:37:15 AM
I guess there was a short tussle between Lorenzo & Dovi but it didn't last long.  If Jorge wins the Championship this year it might make a huge difference in who races on what teams next year.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on June 08, 2010, 03:02:09 AM
Might?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 08, 2010, 05:37:03 PM
Anyone watch the Moto2 Mugello race...it was pretty good, the winner pretty much checked out, but there was a helluva battle for 2nd...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on June 08, 2010, 07:49:06 PM
I had it set to record, but my DVR was full from the time I was gone.  Next weekend, my pretty.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 08, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
Might?

Just an uniformed guess, I guess.  Common belief is that the teams will be set after the Laguna Seca race. I dunno. Most folks are pretty certain that Stoner will move to Honda and that Nicky will stay with Ducati. Apart from that I don't think anyone knows shit, really.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 08, 2010, 09:27:56 PM
I dunno. Most folks are pretty certain that Stoner will move to Honda and that Nicky will stay with Ducati. Apart from that I don't think anyone knows shit, really.

I like Nicky, but I think he needs to step it up some...



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on June 09, 2010, 04:19:56 AM
I like Nicky, but I think he need to step it up some...



lol. Whatever. He is kicking serious ass compared to where he was last year. I'd love to see him back on winning form as well, but give him a touch of time. They is still a lot of tweaking left to be done on th GP10.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 20, 2010, 09:38:47 PM
Nicky almost got there! Great Race!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 21, 2010, 05:56:50 AM
I was pulling for him all the way, too bad he couldn't hold on to third...good thing is, Spies made the podium...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: whackie on June 21, 2010, 03:20:16 PM
i'm kind of pissed. my dvr was full and it didn't record the races. that's what i get for not watching tv all week.  [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 21, 2010, 03:56:26 PM
i'm kind of pissed. my dvr was full and it didn't record the races. that's what i get for not watching tv all week.  [roll]

and that was the only thing worth watching on the tube last week... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 21, 2010, 08:06:14 PM
i'm kind of pissed. my dvr was full and it didn't record the races. that's what i get for not watching tv all week.  [roll]

You've always got this coming weekend to catch the next race at Assen.  Heads up though as it is on Saturday. That means the Speed Channel first broadcast might be at 2 or 3 am on Sat. morning. I haven't run the DVR that far ahead so I can't say for sure.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on June 24, 2010, 08:28:38 PM
i'm kind of pissed. my dvr was full and it didn't record the races. that's what i get for not watching tv all week.  [roll]

Same here... well, I got like 11 minutes.  Dumbass, I am.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 26, 2010, 12:14:32 PM
Qualifying for MotoGP looked like it should make for a good race. I'll find out later today when I get how and check the DVR.

World Superbike is running tomorrow.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on June 26, 2010, 12:38:10 PM
I could ruin the GP for you if you'd like.   ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 26, 2010, 07:41:14 PM
Qualifying for MotoGP looked like it should make for a good race. I'll find out later today when I get how and check the DVR.

World Superbike is running tomorrow.

Somehow or another I managed to record Moto2 and completely miss the MotoGP race... >:(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 27, 2010, 12:38:12 PM
Somehow or another I managed to record Moto2 and completely miss the MotoGP race... >:(

I'd say that the race was pretty good overall but not quite like last weeks race. I'm going to watch the Moto2 in a few minutes and will catch WBSK later.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 27, 2010, 01:05:06 PM
Moto2 was good...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 28, 2010, 06:22:56 AM
We enjoyed the 1st race for WSBK. The fights between Biaggi, Corser & Cheka are great. Funny, isn't the race world just like all the recent magazine tests??  Moto2, not so much this time unless it got really good at the end but we didn't watch all the way through. I'll catch the 2nd WSBK tonight.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 28, 2010, 09:30:42 PM
WBSK race 2 was fantastic. Swapping paint all over the place. Max will be tough to beat this year.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on June 29, 2010, 12:05:05 AM
I've missed the last several WSBK races while moving about.  Sure would be nice if they were set up like MotoGP with the races on their site.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on June 29, 2010, 06:04:18 AM
WBSK race 2 was fantastic. Swapping paint all over the place. Max will be tough to beat this year.

Excellent it was.   I think Max is part Aprilia.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 07, 2010, 04:53:09 PM
Moto 2 crash catalunya slow mo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffmi9a31oCQ#normal)

  :o :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 08, 2010, 06:29:34 AM
That race is still on the DVR and haven't seen it yet. Been busy with TdF & I think there is some WSBK racing this weekend too.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on July 08, 2010, 10:23:40 AM
!!!Tour Spoilers!!!!


TdF has been pretty rockin' indeed, first three days especially.  Though today's finish was great.  I never thought the breakaway was going to make it until Gutierrez broke away from the breakaway.  He sucked me in, he did, and then still didn't make it.  That's what I get for hoping, eh?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 08, 2010, 06:02:57 PM
The mountain stages are coming.   [popcorn]   [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on July 08, 2010, 06:31:23 PM
The mountain stages are coming.   [popcorn]   [popcorn]

Indeed they are.  It just gets better and better.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: zzilla on July 09, 2010, 08:32:23 AM
Rossi back on a bike at Misano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU1m-pC2-9U#normal)

He's coming back........


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 09, 2010, 09:17:11 AM
Rossi back on a bike at Misano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU1m-pC2-9U#normal)

He's coming back........

Crazy!... a legend in his own time...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 13, 2010, 08:45:50 PM
Great Stage finish today in the TdF!    Ooops, wrong classification of bike racing, but still......


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on July 13, 2010, 10:09:19 PM
Holy Schleck!  Who knew?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 14, 2010, 12:07:34 AM
Holy Schleck!  Who knew?

Andy took off in the mountains did he?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on July 14, 2010, 05:40:31 AM
The last two stages.  Won stage 8 and pulled Contador at a blistering pace to catch the breakaway in 9. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 14, 2010, 11:26:55 AM
SWEET!!!  I always liked that kid.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: eltristo on July 15, 2010, 05:49:36 AM
I hear he likes you too.  And he's been in yellow for two days. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 18, 2010, 04:22:53 PM
HOLY COW!!!  Rossi is BACK!!   [clap] [clap]

What a race!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 18, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
I think it was the best MotoGP race of the year so far!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 18, 2010, 07:26:39 PM
I think it was the best MotoGP race of the year so far!

Yup...but I want to know what happened to Mr. Hayden, from 5th to 7th in a blink of an eye... :(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 19, 2010, 06:36:17 AM
Lots of stuff happened in a blink of an eye in those races (Part 1, before big crash and Part 2, after big crash) but Nicky didn't lose 5th place that fast.  Huge kudos to Hayden though to get there from 15th on the start!! Why don't they show that?

I'd have to watch again but at the restart I think it was Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Dovisioso, Stoner, Hayden and then Rossi? ? ?

Then Rossi went through Hayden, Stoner went through Dovi while Pedrosa, the punk, went around Jorge. Rossi got by Dovi which then put Dovi in 5th. Yes?/No? That put Hayden into the fight with Simoncelli and Barbera(?) and what a fight that was!

I thought the end was great. Stoner put a Rossi move on Rossi.  [laugh] [clap] [laugh]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 19, 2010, 09:19:55 AM
. Stoner put a Rossi move on Rossi.  [laugh] [clap] [laugh]

I was thinking the same thing when I saw it, took Rossi by surprise I think...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 19, 2010, 10:42:01 AM
I thought the end was great. Stoner put a Rossi move on Rossi.  [laugh] [clap] [laugh]

Hell yes he did.  I was sitting here thinking to myself that Stoner must have been mighty rattled when Rossi came around him that first time, and actually expected Stoner to crack.  But at the end of the day, Stoner got into Rossi's head and came out on top.  Bravo for that, even though he's still a little douche-bag... 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 20, 2010, 04:44:28 PM
Valentino Rossi to test Ducati GP10 at Valencia: gentlemen's agreement with Yamaha

http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/4830/valentino-rossi-to-test-ducati-gp10-at-valencia-gentlemens-agreement-with-yamaha (http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/4830/valentino-rossi-to-test-ducati-gp10-at-valencia-gentlemens-agreement-with-yamaha)

Why on earth would he do this unless he was switchin to Ducati?

[moto]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 20, 2010, 09:08:05 PM
Valencia is the last race of the year.  In a way, who cares?  If Rossi is going to Ducati he'll have a few more rides than that you can bet.  Hey, after Valencia they give the bikes to the motorcycle press to ride. Big Damn Deal.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on July 21, 2010, 12:33:49 AM
KILLJOY!!  KILLJOY!!!

  ;D

Was posting it more as one additional sign of what may come to be.  


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 21, 2010, 06:39:51 AM
KILLJOY!!  KILLJOY!!!

  ;D

Was posting it more as one additional sign of what may come to be.  

 ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 24, 2010, 07:21:22 AM
My daughter, her fiance, and his sister are at Laguna Seca for the MotoGP...she called me this morning to tell me she got Vale's & Nicky's autographs on a Ducati hat...she and the sister, both in their 40s, are running around like a couple of teen moto groupies getting all the rider autographs and having their pictures taken with the riders...they even got a pic with Hayden's mother and father... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 24, 2010, 08:15:05 AM
There you go. Rossi's signature on a Ducati hat. That alone should tell you all need to know.  [laugh] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 04, 2010, 06:35:19 AM
Interesting chit chat in the Silly Season thread about Rossi going to Ducati.  Apparently Ducati's CEO confirmed the deal in an interview with Cycle World, just to have Ducati's PR guys come out and deny it a few hours later... 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 22, 2010, 09:26:30 PM
Just watched the last Moto2 race...a real good one until about 3 laps from the end when Tony Elias pulled a big gap and held it to the finish...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 29, 2010, 06:22:59 AM
Indy GP front row:

Spies
Lorenzo
Hayden


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 29, 2010, 10:05:52 AM

Didn't quite end up like that though did it?  Moto2 is on later.......


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 04, 2010, 11:31:21 AM
First two rows at Misano...

1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 278.5 1'33.948 
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 269.7 1'34.256 0.308 / 0.308
3 27 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team Ducati 271.7 1'34.397 0.449 / 0.141
4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 268.2 1'34.470 0.522 / 0.073
5 11 Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 269.5 1'34.472 0.524 / 0.002
6 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 272.9 1'34.751 0.803 / 0.279


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on September 04, 2010, 02:56:42 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Josh Brookes @ Cadwell Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYx9DoYhCIU&feature=player_embedded#normal)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 04, 2010, 04:35:15 PM
I thought he landed that rather nicely.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 05, 2010, 07:47:32 PM
Thought the MotoGp race was rather boring...except for the battle for 3rd, thank you Valentino Rossi... [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 05, 2010, 10:02:21 PM
Good to see Nitro Nori back on the podium!... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 06, 2010, 09:56:18 AM
Good to see Nitro Nori back on the podium!... [thumbsup]

And not only just back on the podium.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 19, 2010, 09:38:17 PM
Hellava MotoGP race today!! ---- Whoohoo between Spies & Dovisioso at the end.  Good for Casey and Way To Go Nicky!! Yay!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 27, 2010, 06:38:04 AM
Great WSBK racing yesterday. Double great that Ducati did so well on their home track. I would have rather had Haslam hold on to second in the first race rather than run it off the track and super boo on the engine dumping in the second race. It would have made Max work harder at Magny-Cours for the title. Good on Max anyway! Checha will be riding for Ducati satellite next year and it'll be interesting who they add as they dumped Byrne. Maybe Fabrizio or Haslam? Haga is slated to run for Aprilia.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on September 27, 2010, 11:08:44 AM
There's been rumors floating around that Haslam will be riding the other spot.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 27, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
There's been rumors floating around that Haslam will be riding the other spot.

Haslam with Althea? Works for me. I bet they kick ass.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 28, 2010, 06:41:04 AM
Haslam signed with BMW so it'll be Corser and him next year.  Woo Hoo!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on September 29, 2010, 12:15:33 PM
DAMN!!  Shitstorm over in the BMW pits in WSBK.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2010, 08:32:53 AM
Who knows what goes on in the minds of the Motorrad people? One race day to go, this weekend, and they pull something like this. Maybe they won't even be at the track and can save themselves time & money. If, as they say, the non-Germans haven't even been at the factory for meetings like they were supposed to then this is clearly a shot to get the attention of everyone that they mean business and it is in true German fashion. Will we have some good WSBK racing this weekend?? I guess that remains to be seen. Both MotoGP and WSBK will be on.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 30, 2010, 10:35:12 AM
DAMN!!  Shitstorm over in the BMW pits in WSBK.

What's the flap about?...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2010, 10:05:47 PM
http://motomatters.com/news/2010/09/29/bother_at_bmw_tardozzi_fired_mechanics_t.htm (http://motomatters.com/news/2010/09/29/bother_at_bmw_tardozzi_fired_mechanics_t.htm)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 30, 2010, 10:48:37 PM
gotcha...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 02, 2010, 11:19:37 PM
Just watched the Motegi race...some mean ass fairing bangin' between the Yamahas during the last two laps... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on October 03, 2010, 03:57:25 PM
DAMN!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: whackie on October 03, 2010, 04:56:25 PM
Just watched the Motegi race...some mean ass fairing bangin' between the Yamahas during the last two laps... [thumbsup]

the announcers were so funny "watch out for that right leg!"

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on October 03, 2010, 05:50:26 PM
Hey, it ain't racing if there ain't bumping.   [evil]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 03, 2010, 07:20:36 PM
Just finished watching WSBK race one, helluva battle at the end for 2nd & 3rd... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 04, 2010, 04:43:05 PM
Race 2 is another good one, and check out the Ducati team mates in the first few laps...yowsah!... :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on October 04, 2010, 05:09:16 PM
Yourgey is all butt hurt and complaining that Vale was "too aggressive"   [laugh] [laugh]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 17, 2010, 06:28:57 PM
Great race for third in the Phillips Island MotoGP!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on October 17, 2010, 06:30:03 PM
Great race for third in the Phillips Island MotoGP!!!

Yes it was!!  Too bad for Nicky though...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 31, 2010, 07:03:01 PM
Good race today, especially in the early going.  Lorenzo showed true championship form. Good for Dovi! Anybody but Simoncelli. I don't like that guy.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 04, 2010, 08:41:17 AM
Watched the Moto2 race from last weekend. That was good stuff!! Let's hope the weather is good this weekend both here and in Valencia.

Now that Yamaha is letting Rossi test the Ducati after the Valencia race does that also mean Ducati will let Stoner test the Honda?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on November 04, 2010, 12:54:55 PM
Now that Yamaha is letting Rossi test the Ducati after the Valencia race does that also mean Ducati will let Stoner test the Honda?

Ducati announced that they would a while back.  That's one of the reasons why everyone was getting ready to hammer Yamaha, from a PR point of view, if they refused to let Vale test the Duc.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 07, 2010, 09:37:30 PM
Don't much care for him, but you've got to give Lorenzo his due after dominating again today while setting the record for MotoGp wins in a season...and hat's off to Ben Spies for his 4th place on a dislocated ankle...[thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 08, 2010, 08:27:23 AM
Amazing racing in the first half of the MotoGP. Especially Lorenzo hanging on after he drove into Simoncelli's bike. Too bad Nicky crashed out. He's been riding pretty good lately. I was kind of hoping the 4 man alien express would have stayed together all the way to the end of the race but I guess tire/engine management kicks in after a bit.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 16, 2011, 08:40:08 AM
Just another week and a half to go before World Super Bike starts.  [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 16, 2011, 10:59:56 AM
yup, got my calendar marked... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 21, 2011, 11:00:17 PM
DVR set for Sunday...;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 27, 2011, 07:08:28 PM
Great racing today. Both Race 1 & Race 2 but especially Race 2.

One thing I really don't like is that, apart from Biaggi's bike & Checha's bike and one other yellow Ducati, all of the bikes have really similar paint schemes and it's super hard to tell who's who. With the exception of the Factory Kawasakis and their mean green scheme.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 28, 2011, 01:25:09 PM
Yea...  My DVR decided not to record the second race. 

 [bang]

Thank god for RU!

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 28, 2011, 05:18:10 PM
Just finished the second race, great battle between Biaggi and Melandri... [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 10, 2011, 10:04:17 PM
Saturday, Daytona Bike Week 8:00-10:30 on Speed...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 12, 2011, 12:05:15 PM
Sunday, flatrack from Daytona @ 8:00 on Speed...


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Post by: DRKWNG on March 18, 2011, 05:26:44 PM
Been watching all the practice sessions from Qatar.  Damn those Hondas are flying...


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Post by: MadDuck on March 18, 2011, 05:29:43 PM
They still have to finish.


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Post by: DRKWNG on March 18, 2011, 05:32:14 PM
Oh, I know.  Stoner has been pulling some really fast laps though, and he's pulling them off consistently.  I think he's going to be VERY hard to beat this year, especially when you consider how well HRC already had that chassis so well sorted.


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Post by: MadDuck on March 18, 2011, 09:42:41 PM
The Hondas look really strong this year, I'll give you that. I expect Dovi to do much better this year too. Spies is looking real good too. It's the last year for the 800's so it'd only be fitting for Honda to get the Manufacturer's Title. Ducati is looking to the future and I think everything they will do this year is only groundwork for next year and beyond. Somehow they never figured out how to work the smaller engine & chassis.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 19, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
Colin Edwards interview after qualifying...

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1612949889215#w400-h198 (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1612949889215#w400-h198)




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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 20, 2011, 10:58:49 PM
A great start to the season for Big Red, winning and taking four of the top fives places...


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Post by: MadDuck on March 27, 2011, 04:32:02 PM
Absolutely cracking Race 1 for WSBK at Donington.   :o


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Post by: DRKWNG on March 27, 2011, 04:54:14 PM
Absolutely cracking Race 1 for WSBK at Donington.   :o

No kidding!!  How about those Met...  I mean Melandris?   ;D  He just flipping took off after Smyrz!


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Post by: eltristo on March 27, 2011, 06:21:44 PM
No kidding!!  How about those Met...  I mean Melandris?   ;D  He just flipping took off after Smyrz!

Hey!  That's my line!

And it seems I've started to get my race updates from this thread, as I keep forgetting to record.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 28, 2011, 12:03:46 AM
Second race was a good one also...


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Post by: MadDuck on April 02, 2011, 10:37:58 PM
MotoGP from Jerez is on Speed at 2am Sunday morn April 3 for those who get this in time and who don't already know.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 03, 2011, 05:46:56 PM
Crazy race today!


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 03, 2011, 08:02:09 PM
Hell yes it was.  I really think Vale could have made it on the podium if he wouldn't have lost the front...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 03, 2011, 11:03:24 PM
Crashfest!...


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Post by: MadDuck on April 04, 2011, 08:39:06 AM
Hell yes it was.  I really think Vale could have made it on the podium if he wouldn't have lost the front...

The pity of it all was that he didn't even really have to charge that corner. Of course I'm pretty sure that he, more than anyone, even Stoner, is painfully aware of that.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 15, 2011, 08:35:19 AM
World Super Bike on Sunday. Let's hope Biaggi has cleaned up his act. Go Checa! Go Haslam!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 15, 2011, 04:09:35 PM
World Super Bike on Sunday. Let's hope Biaggi has cleaned up his act. Go Checa! Go Haslam!

the DVR is set!...


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 15, 2011, 07:23:22 PM
World Super Bike on Sunday. Let's hope Biaggi has his ass handed to him by Melandri.

Fixed.   [evil]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 17, 2011, 06:49:50 PM
just finished watching the first race...to quote Chuck Berry, "go Johnny go!"... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on April 17, 2011, 09:44:04 PM
My DVR didn't record all of the second race but I know what happened in a nutshell.  [bang]


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Post by: DRKWNG on May 01, 2011, 05:53:01 PM
HOLY SMOKES!!  Great race at Estoril today!!  Shame that Marco went out on the first lap after dominating all weekend.  But more than that, I'm glad that You'regay got snubbed.   [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 01, 2011, 11:11:16 PM
Hell of a battle, glad to see Pedrosa get the win...not that I'm a fan of his, but better him than Jorge...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 01, 2011, 11:30:19 PM
Hell of a battle, glad to see Pedrosa get the win...not that I'm a fan of his, but better him than Jorge...

Funny. My thoughts exactly. And  as much as I like Dovi I thought it rather unfortunate that he squeaked Rossi for Fourth Place.


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Post by: DRKWNG on May 02, 2011, 02:14:46 AM
And  as much as I like Dovi I thought it rather unfortunate that he squeaked Rossi for Fourth Place.

Kind of ironic really, as one of the commentators had just stated that JB mentioned (the night before) that the next thing they're after is a touch more power on the top end.


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Post by: MadDuck on May 02, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
Ducati is supposed to be introducing a bunch of mods as of today, I believe, so we'll see what's in store for the good Doctor and the Kid.


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Post by: MadDuck on May 03, 2011, 08:44:10 AM
Good read.

http://motomatters.com/analysis/2011/05/03/2011_estoril_post_race_motogp_test_round.html (http://motomatters.com/analysis/2011/05/03/2011_estoril_post_race_motogp_test_round.html)

Spidey already posted this over in Racing & Trackdays but what the heck.   [moto]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 08, 2011, 05:37:31 PM
Great finish for the second race...after the officials jobbed everyone's not so favorite rider out of the win...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 09, 2011, 08:21:52 AM
I wish MotoGP would be that much fun to watch. Maybe next year..........


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Post by: DRKWNG on May 09, 2011, 05:54:07 PM
HOLY SMOKES race 2 was a cracker there at the end!!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 30, 2011, 11:45:14 PM
Ole, El Matador!...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 12, 2011, 07:51:31 AM
At Le Mans...two Audi R18s destroyed in separate horrific crashes, no significant injuries to drivers Alan Mcnish and Mike Rockefeller or to any spectators... 


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Post by: MadDuck on June 12, 2011, 08:06:12 AM
Apart from the crashes that is also some of the most exciting motorcar racing I've seen this year. Hell, maybe the most exciting any kine racing.

How's the weather on that side?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 12, 2011, 08:35:07 AM
How's the weather on that side?

Partly to mostly cloudy, no rain but the roads are wet...hopefully it dries up some in the next couple of hours...doppler & radar loops don't look that encouraging though...


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Post by: MadDuck on June 12, 2011, 10:58:12 AM
Good on Edwards!! Speaks volumes.


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Post by: MadDuck on June 12, 2011, 11:11:25 AM
The opening laps of WSBK Race 1 are not for the feint hearted.   [Dolph]


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Post by: DRKWNG on June 12, 2011, 05:20:10 PM
Good on Edwards!! Speaks volumes.

About Pedrosa.


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Post by: MadDuck on June 12, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
About Pedrosa.

Zactly. 

sissy boy


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 12, 2011, 11:52:52 PM
Pedrosa ain't from Texas... ;D


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Post by: DRKWNG on June 13, 2011, 01:04:11 AM
Douchenozzle Mcmake the beast with two backsnugget better watch out. Honda's got a new golden boy now, and he just might find himself off the squad if he doesn't pull his shit together. Especially after he was photographed having a blast out on the town, then came on tv the next day (wearing a sling) saying how he's not fit enough to race...


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Post by: MadDuck on June 13, 2011, 08:45:10 AM
A few weeks ago I had posted up in Racing & Trackdays that Dovi wasn't exactly chopped liver and someone replied that he was. Said that after this season he could be looking for a new ride. I don't know about that now.  There's Daniboy and Simo, who can't race consistently. I'd take Dovi over either one of those two now.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 23, 2011, 07:47:07 PM
Assen MotoGP this Saturday...don't forget to set your DVR...


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Post by: freeflydive on June 23, 2011, 11:09:13 PM
Mine is set for Saturday at 0330 on Channel 1214...although Teresa has a habit of waking me up to watch it.  I'm interested to see how Rossi will perform w/ the new bike chassis.  If any one is interested, I have a subscription to motogp.com...PM me and I'll send you my username/pw.  


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Post by: MadDuck on June 24, 2011, 08:29:50 AM
Rossi not doing so good. He's back in the 3rd or 4th row. Hayden qualified ahead of him. The Ben is on the front row! I'm liking his Yamaha paint scheme. A big throwback to the old red & white from the TZ350 days. (Of course, I have this thing for red & white  [roll])

Thanks for the heads up on the Sat. time Gene!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 24, 2011, 10:26:51 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the Sat. time Gene!

You're welcome...part of the credit goes to Oceanic's new programming guide which allows you to record a series...plug in MotoGP, F1, WSBK, NHRA, record the series, and as long as it is on the same channel it will record everything...you just have to sift through the recordings for reruns/practices, etc., that you don't wish to view...


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Post by: freeflydive on June 24, 2011, 03:42:08 PM
Rossi not doing so good. He's back in the 3rd or 4th row. Hayden qualified ahead of him. The Ben is on the front row!

Ben Spies has been impressive from day 1, as a rookie last year, in the MotoGp circuit.  Looks like he would have taken pole position if Capirossi didn't crash ahead of him, causing yellow flags to go up.  "Side show" Simoncelli is looking strong, earning pole position...hopefully he'll break his stupid habits during the race.  

Here's the scoop from the Ducati press team...

Quote
Nicky Hayden had some difficulty finding a good rhythm during qualifying for the Assen TT, but a change to a different shock setting helped to improve his feeling with the bike near the end of the session and to finish with the ninth-best time.

After yesterday’s very positive initial outing in the rain during free practice, Valentino Rossi had only two hours to set up his new bike on a dry track and he wasn’t able to replicate yesterday’s performance. Tomorrow he’ll have to start from the eleventh spot on the grid.

Nicky Hayden:
“This morning we were trying to learn the step 2 chassis, but with the rain, we never got to compare back-to-back with the step 1 in similar conditions so, for this afternoon, we went with what we knew. We struggled a bit at the beginning of qualifying, and then when we put in the soft tyres, we also changed to a different shock setting that helped put some temperature in the tyre. I started getting a better feel and going faster, and like always, it would have been nice to get a few more laps. It’s not why we’re on the third row, but when Capirossi crashed, they should have red-flagged the session, because he was in the run-off area of a fast place. We’ve had just about every condition this weekend, so we’ll see what we get tomorrow. It could be a wild race.”

Valentino Rossi:
“We’re disappointed with qualifying because we had started quite well yesterday, so clearly, we expected things to go better today. We had a decent session this morning, but we weren’t able to improve, so we’ll start eleventh. The rear of the GP11.1 is better than the previous version, but we weren’t able to find a setup that allowed us to bring the tyres up to temperature, and at the moment, that’s making it difficult to find the feeling I need to ride hard and be strong on corner entry. I don’t think we’ve yet learned how to properly adjust the bike, and that’s something we knew could happen since we have so little time available. Still, this all helps us to gather experience for the future, and we have some ideas for tomorrow’s warm-up session that we hope will help us go faster in the race.”


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Post by: freeflydive on June 25, 2011, 01:27:01 PM
Ben was very impressive throughout the race and maintained his humility during the press conference.  Side Show Simoncelli did it again, and continues to earn his nick name.

I'm liking his Yamaha paint scheme. A big throwback to the old red & white from the TZ350 days. (Of course, I have this thing for red & white  [roll]

I like their new 50 anniv colors...I wonder what R6/1 paint scheme will look like next year. 


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 25, 2011, 05:54:09 PM
Nice win Ben!... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 26, 2011, 07:06:49 PM
You darn right!! That will do wonders for his confidence! Watch out now!

Simoncelli.  Great talent & potential but so far just racing with his dick.   [roll]  Not getting him very far with points or the other riders.   [roll]

Repsol better stick with Stoner & Dovi.  Pedrosa? ?  What a make the beast with two backsing weenie.  Both Crutchlow & Edwards were at it again with broken & stitched collarbones.  [thumbsup]  Dani?  [puke]


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Post by: freeflydive on June 27, 2011, 01:08:48 AM
Simoncelli.  Great talent & potential but so far just racing with his dick.   [roll]  Not getting him very far with points or the other riders.   [roll]

Agreed.  I think he'll be great to watch in the next season or two ... that's if he learns to match match his aggressive talent and temper it with a touch of maturity.  Until then, he'll continue to alienate himself from the MotoGP fans and peers/competition.


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Post by: freeflydive on July 01, 2011, 01:58:56 PM
The next MotoGP at Autodromo Mugello will be aired on SPEED channel at 2AM on Sunday...channel 1214 if you're on Oceanic.  All the racers are raving about the newly re-surfaced track.  Unfortunatley, Ducati team doesn't appear to feel strong about their bike set up, BUT...Rossi is considered the most successful rider at Mugello, with 9x victories under his belt (7 of which were MotoGP) .  Simoncelli has been posting faster lap times over the Repsol bikes...but something tells me he'll blow it during the race.  Hopefully it will be a fun and dry race :-D  


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Post by: MadDuck on July 03, 2011, 05:21:03 PM
Actually a good race today. Nice finish by Dovi!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 03, 2011, 07:04:23 PM
Actually a good race today. Nice finish by Dovi!

+1...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 08, 2011, 11:28:05 PM
WSBK and F1 this Sunday...WSBK on Speed as usual, but F1 jumps to Fox for the Silverstone race...


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Post by: MadDuck on July 09, 2011, 08:57:27 AM
Speed is also showing two AMA races from Mid Ohio later today and two more tomorrow morning just before the WSBK. Often times the AMA Superbikes are more fun to watch than MotoGP and sometimes more fun than FIM.


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Post by: freeflydive on July 09, 2011, 12:19:22 PM
Speed is also showing two AMA races from Mid Ohio later today and two more tomorrow morning just before the WSBK. Often times the AMA Superbikes are more fun to watch than MotoGP and sometimes more fun than FIM.

I believe 1x is an AMA motorcycle race, the other is a AMA dirt bike/moto-cross race.  I accidentally DVR's the wrong one before...really ruins the taste of your beer when you sit-down and discover you taped the wrong event.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 09, 2011, 01:35:37 PM
I hate it when that happens.  [beer]  [cheeky]  I double checked the program guide this morning when I set the recorder and it definitely listed AMA Superbike and Sportbike (Daytona class?) for both races on both days. AMA is a one race per day on Sat & Sun deal. Could be wrong.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 10, 2011, 10:38:12 PM
Exciting last few laps in race 2...


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Post by: MadDuck on July 11, 2011, 10:45:56 PM
The AMA Daytona Superbike race 2 on Sunday was absolutely the best race I've seen all year.  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup] Better than anything WSBK has shown and definitely better than anything MotoGP  and Moto2 have come up with.


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 12, 2011, 01:11:50 AM
Looks like it's time to go download it then...


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Post by: MadDuck on July 12, 2011, 08:31:25 AM
Looks like it's time to go download it then...

It was the Sunday race with Eslick, DiSalvo, Herron, etc. I hope I spelled the names right. You won't be sorry.


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 12, 2011, 05:15:24 PM
Race 1 wasn't bad either.   [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 12, 2011, 10:51:22 PM
Race 1 wasn't bad either.   [thumbsup]

So then, I didn't lie?


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 13, 2011, 01:39:03 AM
So then, I didn't lie?

Don't know, haven't watched race 2 yet.   ;D


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Post by: freeflydive on July 16, 2011, 12:08:31 PM
It's MotoGP time again!  Tonight at 0200 on SPEED (1214 / 214 on Oceanic).  This championship round moves to Sachsenring, Germany.  Stoner has qualified for pole and Rossi will start from the last row, in the 16th position on the grid!  

Unfortunately, Rossi has already used 5 of the 6 allocated engines with plenty of races to go ... if he has to go over 6, he will be relegated to the 16th position in the pit lane regardless of where he qualifies.  Rossi reportedly "may" go back to the GP11 chassis after the Germany race .... The new chassis on the GP11.1 works well with next year's GP12 (1000cc) as its designed, but not the current 800cc setup.  

The following is from motogp.com- "The qualifying session for the German Grand Prix went very differently for Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi. Hayden posted the eighth-best time, four tenths from the first row, after lapping all weekend at a pace that was very close to that of the top riders. The Italian wasn’t able to find a setup that gave him a good feeling, and tomorrow he’ll face an uphill race, starting from the sixteenth spot on the grid."



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Post by: MadDuck on July 17, 2011, 12:26:34 AM
TdF -- Sammy Sanchez   [thumbsup]   Thomas Voeckler is riding his ass off!!  [thumbsup] [thumbsup]  Damn Good Race this year.  Cadel Evens too!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 17, 2011, 09:16:17 PM
Cracking MotoGP race today...  [Dolph][thumbsup]


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 18, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
Cracking MotoGP race today...  [Dolph][thumbsup]

NO KIDDING!!!  Great to see some excitement back in the GP.   [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 18, 2011, 07:21:06 PM
Cracking MotoGP race today...  [Dolph][thumbsup]

About time.  What do you suppose happened between Spies & Simo?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 21, 2011, 10:09:41 AM
MotoGP qualifying at Laguna Seca, 5:00pm Saturday on Speed... [thumbsup]


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Post by: eltristo on July 21, 2011, 10:31:22 AM
On a different note, great day on the Tour today!  Andy steps up, Voeckler holds on, and bye bye 'berto!   [thumbsup]


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 21, 2011, 02:01:37 PM
And I missed it...


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Post by: eltristo on July 21, 2011, 02:04:46 PM
And I missed it...

DVR!  DVR!!


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 21, 2011, 06:45:45 PM
DAMN!  You were right.  Andy kicked some serious ass on the climbs.  Too bad he couldn't keep it up long enough to take the yellow.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 21, 2011, 06:52:22 PM
Apparently he fell back some. At  one point he was almost 4 mins clear of the field and Liggett had him in yellow for sure.  That's OK. It's on the recorder and it will give me an excuse to open a Belgium beer in honor of Andy.  [drink]  [laugh]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 21, 2011, 06:53:24 PM
MotoGP qualifying at Laguna Seca, 5:00pm Saturday on Speed... [thumbsup]

AMA races should be on too. A very busy weekend at LS.


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 21, 2011, 06:53:59 PM
Apparently he fell back some. At  one point he was almost 4 mins clear of the field and Liggett had him in yellow for sure.  That's OK. It's on the recorder and it will give me an excuse to open a Belgium Luxembourger beer in honor of Andy.  [drink]  [laugh]

Fixed that for you.   ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on July 21, 2011, 07:01:20 PM
Fixed that for you.   ;D

Close enough for government work I say!


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Post by: eltristo on July 21, 2011, 07:32:09 PM
Close enough for government work I say!

I am currently a government worker and I approve this message.  ;D


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Post by: freeflydive on July 21, 2011, 10:36:50 PM
I am currently a government worker and I approve this message.  ;D

 [beer]


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Post by: freeflydive on July 22, 2011, 11:01:38 PM
Looks like Yamaha is running MadDuck's colors at Laguna Seca...

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8889/yamgp2.jpg)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7708/yamgp1.jpg)


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Post by: MadDuck on July 22, 2011, 11:36:13 PM
Maybe it'll bring them luck.  ;D


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 23, 2011, 04:00:17 AM
They really should keep those colors; looks so much better than the blue. Plus, it's not like they have to worry about pissing off any sponsors.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 23, 2011, 08:03:38 AM
They really should keep those colors; looks so much better than the blue. Plus, it's not like they have to worry about pissing off any sponsors.

 [thumbsup]


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Post by: freeflydive on July 24, 2011, 01:21:35 PM
Watching Laguna Seca race live...WOHOOOO!!!! 


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Post by: MadDuck on July 24, 2011, 05:53:45 PM
It was partially exciting for a few laps, watching the fight for 1st & 2nd, but then it was the usual "ho-hum".  It was fun watching Ben get past Dovi. I showed Gloria the last few laps of the Daytona class race at Mid Ohio and she agreed that was much more exciting.  At least there will be some AMA races at Laguna later tonight.

Can't wait for 2012 and the return of the bigger engine class racing. This 800cc shit is the pits.  [thumbsdown]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 24, 2011, 07:05:13 PM
Can't wait for 2012 and the return of the bigger engine class racing. This 800cc shit is the pits.  [thumbsdown]

Agree...


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 25, 2011, 06:55:55 PM
Just watched the race.  The last few laps were a bit of a hummm...  But, Stoner did pull some really good moves.  Nice to see him being a bit of a human afterwards as well.

Looking forward to next year.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 30, 2011, 11:29:54 AM
Speed, or Oceanic, has the WSBK races tomorrow listed as FIM Supermoto.  [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 30, 2011, 12:38:34 PM
Speed, or Oceanic, has the WSBK races tomorrow listed as FIM Supermoto.  [roll]

Thanks for the heads up... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 08, 2011, 10:27:29 PM
This tidbit from the AMA Daytona class that was recently run at Laguna Seca.  These three fought it out lap after lap. The Superbike class was a good one too. Puts MotoGP to shame.

Eslick Pass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUWT7x66TZs#)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 24, 2011, 05:12:09 PM
Indy MotoGP qualifying Sat 5:00 pm on Speed... [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 28, 2011, 05:17:26 PM
Another ho-hum MotoGP race.  There were a few brief moments when Casey passed Dani and when Ben got past Lorenzo but other than that my God.  Bicycle racing is more exciting.  At least the AMA XR1200 races were fun. ( Makes you wonder about about going out and getting a Harly XR1200 and buying the LeoVince kit and keeping the lights on.   [evil]  [evil] )

Actually that's Vance & Hines.  No one caught that?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 02, 2011, 10:59:04 PM
Holy crap!!  Lots of racing this weekend.

AMA Superbike & Daytona class on Sat & Sun.  These are the last two races of the AMA season and there are tight points. Should be excellent racing! (Actually 4 races in all, one on Sat & Sun for each of the classes)

Moto GP at Misano showing on Speed at 2am (I think) on Sun morning.

World Superbike racing later in the morning on Sunday


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Post by: freeflydive on September 02, 2011, 11:54:04 PM
Thanks for reminding me to DVR the races.  Below is an interesting interview w/ Rossi, posted today.  A small comment on his riding style vs Stoner on the Ducati....ongoing tire issues and bike testing restrictions.  At the end, he comments on his interest in WSBK.  Rossi and Biaggi...those two could set Rome on fire...I doubt their feelings, towards one another, have become friendlier w/ age!

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Rossi: I can't ride like Stoner
Friday, 02 September 2011 19:05 by Matteo Aglio

No news is good news?  Nothing could be further from the truth in the case of Valentino Rossi and Ducati, as the Italian continues to struggle with front end issues on his Desmosedici.  "I'm always saying the same things – Rossi admitted with a smile – so you could just use one of my old interviews."

Not that we could get off that easy: "Also here the front end is not giving me the confidence that I need, especially while trail braking; I'm losing tons of time there.  We are losing two or three tenths a corner." His difficulties only multiply with the harder tire compound. "The Ducati works better with softer compounds, especially compared to the Yamaha. This afternoon we tried the hard rear tire with an eye toward the race, but I had no grip and it was very hard to ride."

At least the softer tires allowed him to record the eleventh fastest lap at the end: "But I was only able to do one quick lap.  There was a lot of traffic on track, and I lost time with that.  We returned to the setup from Laguna Seca and Brno, and we will continue in this direction. We will make some small modifications to the second bike, but nothing too serious.  We need another half second to fight with the second group of riders."

Another factor to consider is Valentino's riding style, with the inevitable confrontation with Stoner being made: "Casey's style stresses the front end less - Valentino explained - and his body size allows for a different seating position to my own.  Trying to ride like him would be a mistake, but it could be useful to try and stress the front tire less."

All of the progress from Brno seemed to disappear at Indianapolis and Misano: "I don't know why.  Brno, like Barcelona, doesn't offer a lot of grip, and the distance between the riders is reduced.  Maybe we suffer less than the others in low grip conditions."

The testing restrictions are another issue Ducati is dealing with: "It's incredible that the testing time has been reduced by so much - Rossi continued - and I know that some other manufacturers are upset about it as well.  We would have plenty of things to test, but we can't.  Not having the chance to test more often is slowing our work down ten fold."

But while Rossi can't seem to get any satisfaction in MotoGP, things might be different in WSBK, after Checa invited him to go race at Imola: "I'd really like to, and there's a chance I would have more fun there than here - he joked - but not while the MotoGP season is still going on.  In 2009 I was very close to doing a WSBK race, but then Yamaha said no.  In the future, who knows?"


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 03, 2011, 08:45:12 AM
Rossi, Hayden, & Edwards would all be fun to watch in WSBK!


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Post by: freeflydive on September 04, 2011, 01:36:47 PM
The MotoGP fight for 4th place during the final 3-4 laps were great to watch with Simoncelli, Dovi and Spies battled it out.  I think Simo is "starting" to temper his aggressive style w/ a touch of maturity...great show w/ the last bit of tread left on his tires. 


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Post by: MadDuck on September 05, 2011, 09:22:54 AM
The MotoGP fight for 4th place during the final 3-4 laps were great to watch with Simoncelli, Dovi and Spies battled it out.  I think Simo is "starting" to temper his aggressive style w/ a touch of maturity...great show w/ the last bit of tread left on his tires. 

Wild, huh? That the best racing is for forth. Contracts are coming up and it'll be interesting to see who goes where. Dovi could end up over at Tech3.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 05, 2011, 08:27:46 PM
World Super Bike 2nd race, in a downpour!   :o  :o  :o  :o  :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 23, 2011, 08:35:11 PM
Anyone besides me perturbed that Speed is not showing this Sunday's WSBK races until Tueday?... >:(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 23, 2011, 10:17:00 PM
Anyone besides me perturbed that Speed is not showing this Sunday's WSBK races until Tueday?... >:(



WHAT??


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 23, 2011, 10:53:14 PM


WHAT??

If you can find WSBK on Speed on Sunday, let me know... ???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 24, 2011, 12:42:50 AM
Not that I don't believe you as Speed would do something as F'd up as that but jeeeez.........


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 28, 2011, 11:39:56 PM
Coupla good races at Imola... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 29, 2011, 08:36:12 AM
That's for sure!  Just finished watching Race 2 last night. Good passing in both races and funny how the race turns out sometimes. It was good to see Haga back in the mix of things.

This weekend will be busy with both MotoGP and WSBK. I wonder if Speed will delay the showings again?   [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on September 29, 2011, 02:15:31 PM
I wonder if Speed will delay the showings again?   [roll]

There's this neat new thing called racing underground racing for me you know.


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Post by: freeflydive on September 29, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
From today's MotoGP practice session at Motegi (Thurs in HI / Fri in Japan since they are across the date line).  After all the radiation worries & drama they all showed up for the race (shocking)  [roll]!  I hope Spies gets well enough by race time.

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Under darkening skies, the MotoGP class headed out for the second free practice session on Friday which saw no fewer than six riders run off the track during the outing.

All but one of the riders in the field improved upon their earlier times with the top four spots of the day going to the Factory Hondas. Dani Pedrosa took over the top spot with 21 minutes to go and set a new fast lap of 1’46.790 ahead of team mate Stoner by a margin of 0.054s. Andrea Dovizioso followed with a 1’46.952, an improvement of eight tenths over his FP1 time, with San Carlo Honda Gresini Team’s Marco Simoncelli occupying the fourth spot after leading in the early part of the session.

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) was fifth in the combined times, posting a lap at 1’47.310, six tenths better than his earlier time, while Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team), who had been third in FP1, bettered his earlier time by four tenths to end the day in sixth.

Hiroshi Aoyama (San Carlo Honda Gresini) stepped up his pace by a full second, putting the Japanese rider seventh with a time of 1’47.785, two tenths ahead of Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi in eighth. Héctor Barberá (Mapfre Aspar) ended the day ninth just 0.02s ahead of Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) in tenth.

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies was the sole rider who did not improve in the outing, the American retired from the session after completing just 5 laps after exhaustion took over him due to fighting an illness the past two days. He checked himself into the medical center and will try to rest enough to participate in tomorrow’s events.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2011, 08:24:32 AM
Local times for Speed broadcast

MotoGP     Saturday night Oct. 1   @ 10:00pm     Channels  1214 & 214

WSBK Race 1  Sunday morn Oct. 2  @ 9:00am

WSBK Race 2  Sunday morn Oct. 2  @ 10:00am

MotoGP rebroadcast  11:00am right after WSBK Race 2


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2011, 08:35:13 AM
Barring any craziness Checa likely has the WSBK championship sewed up.

MotoGP should be interesting from here on out.  44 points separating Stoner & Lorenzo and just 4 races to go. Dare we ask too much to see some great fighting?


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Post by: freeflydive on October 06, 2011, 01:51:35 AM
Rossi reportedly injured his hand (fracture pinky) as a result of his crash at Motegi...looks like Hayden will be doing most the final testing for the GP12 bike in Jerez.  Not sure who's had worse luck this year in MotoGP, Rossi or Ducati!

"Left Pinky Injury for Valentino Rossi. Tomorrow Nicky Hayden will test the GP12 at Jerez

Valentino Rossi's fall in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday was not without consequences, although the initial examination suggested otherwise. Due to the severity of the pain and swelling in his left hand, the Italian on Tuesday underwent additional X-rays that revealed a hairline fracture at the arthrodesis of the first and second phalanx (performed following a fall at Assen in 1995) of the pinky finger on his left hand. Rossi's participation in the Australian Grand Prix on October 16 is not in doubt.

Tomorrow, Thursday 6 October, Nicky Hayden will test the GP12 at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, using the last of eight days the team is allowed with the 2012 bike."


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Post by: MadDuck on October 06, 2011, 08:40:43 AM
If Edwards could race with a broke collar bone then Rossi sure as hell can race with a sore finger.  [laugh]

Dorna is so full of it!  Most of the rules should be lifted. They should limit displacement, weight and the amount of electronic rider/engine assistance. That's it and then get the F out of everybody's way. Run whatever tires, how many ever engines and as much development testing that is wanted. It's the OPEN class for cryin' out loud!

There's plenty of other divisions and classes for all of the other "equalizing" rules.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on October 06, 2011, 12:32:48 PM
Checa is going to be testing the GP12 as well.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 17, 2011, 11:22:41 PM
Some good racin' at Portimao this past weekend... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 18, 2011, 08:32:33 AM
Yep, for sure. Next year should be hot too & I hope BMW gets the electronics sorted out. When you think about it, that S1000RR should be on the podium every race. Haslam and Melandri have the talent, as did Corser, but the bike needs better sorting.


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Post by: freeflydive on October 23, 2011, 12:19:07 AM
Wow, Simo's accident looks bad, I pray he will be okay (I don't pray often).  He looks like he crashed & slid head first into Colin Edward's bike.  The force looks like it popped his helmet off while laying on the track.  Colin appears to have dislocated his shoulder, while Rossi was able to save his bike and rode through the gravel.  The race is now stopped (red flag) entering the 2nd lap...eerie silence.  

I'm replaying the footage by frame in disbelief...you can see a slight gap between Colin's & Rossi's bikes showing Simo's hair (w/out a helmet) striking Colin's bike while Rossi's front wheel goes over Simo's arm.  


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Post by: freeflydive on October 23, 2011, 01:24:48 AM
RIP Simo.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.  His wild hair and colorful personality will be missed on the grid.  Below link is his post-race interview in Borneo...his interviews had an entertainment value on their own...plus he loved his fans and crew.    

Marco Simoncelli interview after the Brno GP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvzxIgj_Ap0&feature=player_embedded#)


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Post by: DRKWNG on October 23, 2011, 02:55:31 AM
RIP Marco


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 23, 2011, 02:44:14 PM
Sad to see him go but I believe he has good company.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 23, 2011, 04:26:31 PM
Sad to see him go but I believe he has good company.

Well said...


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Post by: MadDuck on October 23, 2011, 05:29:39 PM
I couldn't get the slo-mo on the recorder to work but it looked like Marco couldn't/wouldn't let go of the bike in the low side. He probably acted like an anchor which dragged him & the bike back into the line of traffic. Rossi, being on the inside of Edwards, never even had a chance to see him coming and Edwards had no room to do anything but hit Marco. One of the more horrible crashes ever.


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Post by: freeflydive on October 23, 2011, 11:39:54 PM
...it looked like Marco couldn't/wouldn't let go of the bike in the low side.

I agree...it looks like he was lowsiding, fought it-trying to recover, gained traction and got high sided to the opposite direction into race line.  I can only imagine the emotional toll Edwards and Val are going through. 


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Post by: DRKWNG on October 24, 2011, 02:00:31 PM
I agree...it looks like he was lowsiding, fought it-trying to recover, gained traction and got high sided to the opposite direction into race line.  I can only imagine the emotional toll Edwards and Val are going through. 

More likely...

that's exactly what happened.  he was trying to save it; a normal lowside would have washed him off the left side of the track, out of harms way.  however the front tire suddenly found traction and whipped he and the bike back across the racing line; it was nearly perpendicular.  think the violence of a rear catching and causing a highside, only the other way around.  he was literally thrown in front of Colin and Valentino, nothing anyone could do.


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Post by: freeflydive on October 25, 2011, 09:37:04 PM
More likely...

That's my guess from watching Bautista's onboard camera- Simo begins to low side at the apex, slides left towards the outside of corner as he (Bautista) passed, then the motoGP camera picks up as Edwards and Val enter the corner and Simo slides to the right back into their line.  Ironically, this happened w/in 3-5 seconds after the announcer says Simo has been having a difficult time riding through the upcoming segment of the circuit!

Below is an article based on Paolo's (his father) reflections that were posted on another forum.

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"Marco was a very special person, and perhaps people have understood what he was like. If he had to swear he would, he was like that. Most of all he was honest, he was really pure," said Simoncelli Sr.

"On top of that he was a warrior, and maybe that's why he died. Had he let the bike go...but last Sunday he wanted to win. He was again the Marco we had at the beginning of the season, but now he knew what to do, he knew everything."

Greeted by hundreds of fans when he landed in Rome with his son's body, Paolo said: "Honestly I couldn't believe it: it would be bullshit if I said I'm happy, but it pleases me. We didn't realise all this, but it's a very nice thing.

"Tomorrow evening, after the end of the funeral, we'll be alone. It'll be terrible. But now I have you and all the people that come visit us. That can only please us.

"Marco was always available with all the journalists, as with all the people that would come to disturb him while he was eating. In fact he would scold me when I complained. That's how he was.

"Marco was never judged badly, he was always judged for what he was and for the way he presented himself. I loved him, and he loved me. Marco was great and that's it. What a shame.

"He needed everything around him to work. He needed Aligi Deganello - his guru and chief technician - his team, and his dad, who would piss him off sometimes, as he would say. Before the start we would shake hands and hug. I did that on Sunday too, but I guess I got something wrong. It didn't go as usual.

"He enjoyed all the simple things he had: he liked his house, his dog, the grass... in fact on Sunday he told me 'I'm tired, I want to go back home', because we had been away to prepare for Malaysia, which for him has always been difficult: nutrition, he took an ice bath to cool down before the race... It was perfect, he was sure he would do well. But he told me 'I want to go back home, dad.'"

Paolo arrived at the scene of the crash as Marco was being lifted onto a stretcher and carried to the ambulance. He says he had called to his son, but Marco was already dead. He says he also bears no ill will to the bearers, who fumbled the stretcher on their way to the ambulance.

"I was thereabouts, but Marco was dead already. I was 10 metres away, but Marco was already dead, it changed nothing.

"I helped them: when they got back up and passed the stretcher over to my side of the guard rail I took the stretcher to place it in the ambulance and held Marco's hand and called him 'Ciao Marco', but he was gone already.

"There was nothing that could be done. Nothing would have changed in that case. As for the rest, maybe more (attention) is needed, but these people try to do their best, so it's useless... But in our case Marco died on impact.

"They say God summons the best to heaven. I don't know. I wish that's how it is."

Paolo said Marco's funeral would almost certainly be held this Thursday, as a private function for relatives, friends, fellow riders and Gresini Racing staff  


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Post by: freeflydive on November 04, 2011, 04:40:18 PM
The MotoGP season finale in Valencia has a few interesting twists.  Josh Hayes' first GP race (filling in for Edwards), Capirossi's final GP race (racing as #58 for Simo)  and “un minuto di casino”- a minute of casino will be observed, where the 125/Moto2/GP bikes will rev their engines on the paddock for a minute of "noise" (in lieu of silence) to celebrate Simoncelli's life.  On a similar note, there is a movement trying to get riders to rev their engines on Sunday at 1030 in their respective time zone in remembrance...Who's got their DB killers out for the JJ run?   [drink]

The Valencia race will be aired by Speed (Oceanic- 1214/214) on 6 Nov at 3AM and 12PM, with Moto2 set for 1PM.  DVR is set...  

(http://roadracingworld.com/images/article/Valentino_helmet_Valencia_201121320505987.JPG)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 05, 2011, 02:14:00 PM
DVR set also.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on November 06, 2011, 04:34:47 PM
HOLY SHIT!!!  What a finish!! 


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Post by: freeflydive on November 06, 2011, 07:26:21 PM
What a finish!!  

Did you watch it under a warm blanket and hot chocolate?!   ;D  I agree, it was a great finish...and unfortunately a disastrous start entering turn 1.  Hopefully, next years motoGP changes will give the viewers a more competitive season.  

I'm watching Moto2 now and a few good riders have already wiped out w/ 22 laps remaining!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 06, 2011, 10:30:10 PM
I guess the spoilers part in the title is fair warning.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 06, 2011, 10:31:54 PM
HOLY SHIT!!!  What a finish!! 

So true but even just as exciting, and longer lasting, was the fight for second, third & forth more most of the race.  Josh Hayes didn't do too badly either.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 06, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
Hellava race by number 11...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on November 07, 2011, 02:26:03 AM
So true but even just as exciting, and longer lasting, was the fight for second, third & forth more most of the race.  Josh Hayes didn't do too badly either.

Definitely!!  Best race of the entire season.


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Post by: freeflydive on January 23, 2012, 11:19:58 PM
Looks like there will be 7x 1098R riders entering 2012's WSBK...and Checa opted against running the #1 plate.  http://www.motoracereports.com/11211/world-superbikes-2012-rider-preview.html (http://www.motoracereports.com/11211/world-superbikes-2012-rider-preview.html)


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Post by: MadDuck on January 24, 2012, 08:33:12 AM
Thanks for posting that!!  Should be a great season. Hopefully the BMW guys will get busy but I predict wins for Hopper & Camier. Kicks off at the end of Feb, 5 weeks from now.  [drool]


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Post by: DRKWNG on February 02, 2012, 04:31:46 PM
(http://photos.motogp.com/2012/02/01/rossi01_slideshow_169.jpg)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on February 02, 2012, 10:19:42 PM
I hope they find the right recipe to get Vale to run in the top 3.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 02, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
(http://photos.motogp.com/2012/02/01/rossi01_slideshow_169.jpg)

Aww, pisshh. Even I get my knee that close to the ground.   [laugh]

Seriously, I've always wondered how Rossi, Stoner, et. al. set that up.  Just hard on the rear brakes & a touch correction with the front or do they just muscle it over on tires that are so hot that they are slipping but still grabbing at the same time?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 03, 2012, 02:49:47 PM
Who knows.  He's sure got that rear end stepping way the hell out though.  That's a serious approach he's got going on.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 03, 2012, 03:22:03 PM
this is how I do it... ;)

http://www.supermotoracer.com/SMR%20Tech%20stories/iss2_backitin.pdf (http://www.supermotoracer.com/SMR%20Tech%20stories/iss2_backitin.pdf)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 03, 2012, 05:25:45 PM
this is how I do it... ;)

http://www.supermotoracer.com/SMR%20Tech%20stories/iss2_backitin.pdf (http://www.supermotoracer.com/SMR%20Tech%20stories/iss2_backitin.pdf)

If you were on a KTM maybe...

 [cheeky]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 03, 2012, 09:44:42 PM
Pikes Peak 2012...

http://www.ducatiusa.com/promotion_dna/all_roads_lead_to_pikes_peak_2012.do (http://www.ducatiusa.com/promotion_dna/all_roads_lead_to_pikes_peak_2012.do)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 12, 2012, 09:04:21 PM
2 weeks to go before the first WSBK race of the season!  [thumbsup]  [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on February 12, 2012, 11:31:30 PM
I can't wait for bike races to start again.  Losail Grand Prix (Qatar) kicks off the MotoGP season on 8 April!  Too bad I'll be in the Philippines for the month. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 18, 2012, 01:53:22 PM
http://www.visordown.com/discount-racing-encyclopedia/sequence-rossis-sepang-test-slide/20101.html (http://www.visordown.com/discount-racing-encyclopedia/sequence-rossis-sepang-test-slide/20101.html)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 21, 2012, 11:45:16 PM
Phillip Island Race 1 Sunday @ 9:30a HST on Speed...  [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 26, 2012, 09:40:30 PM
Good race One today.  Haven't watched the second one yet.  Nice to see a good podium finish for the BMW.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 27, 2012, 08:45:20 PM
Likewise for the 2nd race...except no BMW on the podium... ;D


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 29, 2012, 11:27:46 PM
Just watched the Supersport race at Philip Island, lots of good dicing for the top spots...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 04, 2012, 05:52:46 PM
Likewise for the 2nd race...except no BMW on the podium... ;D

Finally saw the second race today & ......

2nd race actually better than the first race.  I'm not a big Biaggi fan but you have to hand it to him that he rode his ass off. How his tires lasted long enough to do what he did is almost a miracle. I think best ride goes to Tom Sykes and Kawasaki.  Major props to them! BMW slowy, inch by inch, gets better. Haslam was super good considering how broken his body was.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 14, 2012, 08:40:27 AM
AMA Daytona 200 this coming weekend.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 14, 2012, 09:05:44 AM
AMA Daytona 200 this coming weekend.

Set the DVR last night... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 18, 2012, 10:38:04 PM
AMA Daytona 200 this coming weekend.

Just finished watching the race, the last 8 laps were smokin'... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 18, 2012, 11:13:38 PM
Good!  I'll have to watch that.  Since I came home late this afternoon I had to cave & watch Gloria's shows this afternoon. I'll get to the race later.

That said, and this is really lame, but I watched the last season's last race last night where Josh Hayes and Blake Young duked it out for the title. Holy Cow! What a race!  Saving that one. Can't believe that I spaced out and didn't watch it for all this time. But then again, I can believe it.   [roll]


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Post by: MadDuck on April 01, 2012, 06:13:53 PM
Watched both WSBK races from Imola. Race 2 was just cracker. Nice surprises from 2 teams.  MotoGP better watch out. This will be a hard act to follow next week.


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 01, 2012, 06:32:37 PM
Very much so.  Kawi really pulled the rabbit out of the hat this year.  Be nice if Sykes could have made the rear last a bit longer and kept the pace up front.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 01, 2012, 06:38:04 PM
Very much so.  Kawi really pulled the rabbit out of the hat this year.  Be nice if Sykes could have made the rear last a bit longer and kept the pace up front.

Good thing the word SPOILER is in the title Mr. Moderator.    [laugh]


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 01, 2012, 06:45:27 PM
Yep.  It's safe to post in here, as the title gives due warning.  

Downloading the World SuperStock race from Imola now.  Heard that the Effenbert Panigale took pole.  Shame this panning out to be the only race they'll run it.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 01, 2012, 06:52:50 PM
Race 2 was just cracker.

A cracker indeed!... [thumbsup]


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Post by: freeflydive on April 02, 2012, 02:24:49 PM
Just downloaded the Race 1 & 2 last night...can't wait to watch it after work tonight.

Cheers,
Majdi


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Post by: MadDuck on April 07, 2012, 11:10:45 PM
MotoGP tomorrow.  DVD set.  [popcorn]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 07, 2012, 11:28:53 PM
MotoGP tomorrow.  DVD set.  [popcorn]

set here also...hope the Ducs can keep up... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on April 08, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
Just got through the main race.  Good race too! ............ Now it's official, and sad to say, Rossi sucks. It ain't the bike, man.


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Post by: freeflydive on April 08, 2012, 07:53:42 PM
Rossi's timing didn't look good throughout the practice runs and qualifying session...I think Burgess/crew were going in circles changing the bike's settings.


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 08, 2012, 08:10:31 PM
No kidding, finally a good GP race.  Crutchlow has hella spirit, and was giving Dovi his all just about the entire race.  Glad to see that the combo of the bigger bikes and the new rubber that Bridgestone cooked up have added some excitement back to the series. 

Now as far as Rossi goes...  The bike still has issues, but Rossi is just as much at fault (in my eyes) for not being willing to ride the bike sloppy.  He spent too many years with the M1, turning that thing into the scalpel that it is and doesn't seem willing to accept anything that isn't as precise.  On the flip side, I was really glad to see Nicky do well.


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Post by: freeflydive on April 08, 2012, 10:02:43 PM
I think Nicky did well, but he didn't appear very happy w/ result...I think he was trying to get up to Crutchlow & Dovi, but got stuck behind Spies in the beginning. Bradl was impressive for his rookie year on the GP bike.  Pedrosa's pass, w/ 2 laps to go, was a bit hairy; but it was good to see him pull it off...the comment about his rear tire going up 8 feet in the air when he's only 5'2" was funny! Even funnier was Crutchlow's poor start because his "midget legs" couldn't reach the ground.  Great start to a new season...well, now you know how I spent my lunch break...back to work!

Now it's official, and sad to say, Rossi sucks. It ain't the bike, man.
The bike still has issues, but Rossi is just as much at fault (in my eyes) for not being willing to ride the bike sloppy.
Rossi blamed the new tires for losing time at the beginning, then lost 5-6 seconds after Barbera pushed him out of the track.  I don't see a podium finish in the near future, but I think Rossi will be on par w/ Hayden once Burgess sorts the new bike out.  I agree w/ DRKWNG...Rossi refuses to change his riding style to complement the bike...something Stoner pointed out last year during an interview.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 08, 2012, 10:53:32 PM
Just have to point out the fact that in those past years while Rossi and Burgess were developing the M1 he was still winning races and championships.  Not every one and not all the time but if he wasn't winning he was threatening.  Now "lesser" guys on the satellite bikes are going faster than he is. I wish it were different and maybe it will be later but for now, just sayin..........


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 09, 2012, 07:22:06 AM
was hoping for a better result from Ducati... :(


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 09, 2012, 09:30:16 AM
Fair points Rick, but if I remember correctly, the M1 wasn't quite so much of a turd as the Desmo is now.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 09, 2012, 09:37:02 PM
True that the Yamaha wasn't as big of a pig as the Ducati is but the Yamy wasn't always good.

Remember this?

Valentino Rossi talks about his Yamaha YZR-M1 from 2004 to 2009 (part 1 of 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVP8yHvgEd8#)

However, not only did Nicky beat him, but Hector Barbera had two seconds on him by the end of the race and if I remember correctly Karel Abraham was in front of him too. If Karel hadn't gone off track Rossi would have been the last of 4 Ducati's across the line.

Of course Spies was having big problems too, that apparently none of the other 3 Yamaha riders had, so who's to really say? Maybe Vale should just have the team set his bike up like Nicky's and then just go out and ride the shit out of it


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Post by: freeflydive on April 10, 2012, 09:47:10 AM
Ouch...

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/178407/1/valentino_rossi_lashes_out_after_qatar_nightmare.html


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 10, 2012, 09:59:50 AM
Looks like someone has taken over the paddock crybaby position.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 13, 2012, 04:57:43 PM
Hitler on Valentino's Qatar qualifying...

Downfall video parody: Hitler on Valentino Rossi's qualifying in Qatar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly4m-o9wUIg#)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 13, 2012, 11:52:52 PM
Crackin' good finish in the Qatar Moto2 race... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on April 19, 2012, 08:50:18 AM
Crackin' good finish in the Qatar Moto2 race... [thumbsup]

You bet it was.  Watched it last night and the whole race was pretty exciting. Too bad that MotoGP seems to be way behind WSBK, Moto2 and the AMA races.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 01:17:39 AM
WSBK races tomorrow.  DVR set.


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Post by: freeflydive on April 22, 2012, 04:51:19 AM
Hmmm...now I have to find a website to download the race :-) 


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 22, 2012, 06:15:39 PM
 [thumbsdown] on Speed for allowing that NASCRAP wrap up show to eat deep into race 1... >:(

Race 2 was a definite winner...except for #7, Carlos what were you thinking?... ???



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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 06:21:23 PM
[thumbsdown] on Speed for allowing that NASCRAP wrap up show to eat deep into race 1... >:(

Race 2 was a definite winner...except for #7, Carlos what were you thinking?... ???



Maybe that's why my DVR quit, although it didn't catch Race 2 either. So no Race 1 or Race 2 for me today.  >:(

On the plus side I have the recorder set for the Supersport race and both Race 1 & 2 tomorrow morning.


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 22, 2012, 06:59:11 PM
HOLY SHIT!!!! 

Race 1 was amazing!!


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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 07:20:41 PM
(ass)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 22, 2012, 07:24:23 PM
(ass)

you know he posted that up because he knows your recorder crapped out on you...what a guy... [roll]


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 22, 2012, 07:51:00 PM
I've offered Rick an invite to the new RU several times.  Just so you know, WSBK is in HiDef this year over there...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 22, 2012, 08:42:42 PM
I've offered Rick an invite to the new RU several times.  Just so you know, WSBK is in HiDef this year over there...

RU?...


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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 09:00:30 PM
One of those sort of inside knowledge things.....I guess.......


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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 09:01:35 PM
you know he posted that up because he knows your recorder crapped out on you...what a guy... [roll]

I knew that right away, doncha know.  ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on April 22, 2012, 11:41:30 PM
One of those sort of inside knowledge things.....I guess.......

Racing Underground ---- you have to be invited to a network of race videos, or such.  I have very limited computer capabilities and access so it could be a stretch.  So far Speed has been OK but today was weird.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 24, 2012, 11:23:23 PM
HOLY SHIT!!!! 

Race 1 was amazing!!

It was! That was about the most batshit amazing race I've ever seen. It was tight even before the restart!


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Post by: freeflydive on April 27, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
I finally watched WSBK race 1...things got interesting with the rain...I'll finish watching race 2 tonight.  

As for MotoGP...Jerez is this Sunday!  Below link is Ducati's press release on Val's & Nicky's practice runs.  Great practice times in wet track conditions, placing Rossi in 3rd and Nicky was in his normal place in 6th.

Final Practice-
Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 3rd (1:51.440)
Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) 6th (1:52.254)

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/Valentino+Rossi+third+in+Spanish+free+practice+Nicky+Hayden+sixth (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/Valentino+Rossi+third+in+Spanish+free+practice+Nicky+Hayden+sixth)


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Post by: freeflydive on April 28, 2012, 09:20:59 PM
After a promising performance during wet practice, Rossi qualified 13th just ahead of the CRT bikes.  I think he's praying for wet conditions....from his video interview- "looks like on the wet we are a little less worse."  The track had wet/dry patches in the corners making it difficult for all riders.  Kudos to Nicky for qualifying 3rd, placing him on the front row for race day...might be the first time he's qualified on front row on a Ducati.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/motogp+qp+report (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/motogp+qp+report)


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Post by: MadDuck on April 28, 2012, 09:29:32 PM
After a promising performance during wet practice...Val qualified in the back of the GP pack (but ahead of the CRT bikes).  I think he's praying for wet conditions...to quote his video interview "... looks like on the wet we are a little less worse."  Kudos to Nicky for qualified 3rd, placing him on the front row for race day.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/motogp+qp+report (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/motogp+qp+report)

Doesn't that beg the question, " If Nicky can grab a front row position, well...........? "


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Post by: freeflydive on April 28, 2012, 09:53:52 PM
Nicky was asked if he could explain why "he is so much faster" than Val!  He downplayed it by saying he hasn't given it much thought [thumbsup]...but believes Rossi will be ahead of him as the season progresses.  Ironically, even Nicky isn't sure he can stay in the front during the race.  The entire Ducati team is praying for wet conditions since they believe they are more competitive with their electronics package and ability to maintain heat in the tires in those conditions.  They were testing in Jerez a month ago...so hopefully they have varied settings to match up to whatever weather conditions they are dealt.  


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Post by: MadDuck on April 28, 2012, 10:26:30 PM
There's no questioning my loyalty and affection for Ducati and I like Rossi a great deal also but praying for rain so you can be competitive is about as lame as it can get in my book.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 28, 2012, 11:42:38 PM
Maybe someone should tell Ducati to look for other solutions, 'cause it ain't gonna rain every race day... [thumbsdown]


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Post by: freeflydive on April 29, 2012, 06:46:28 AM
Unfortunately for some, the MotoGP race was declared dry just 5 minutes before the start!  It had an amazing start with the riders racing elbow to elbow for the first couple/few laps.  It got a little boring once everyone got their separation.  Nice finishes from Crutchlow and Bradl in Jerez...I think this the most animated I've ever seen Stoner as he crossed the finish line after having Lorenzo nipping at his heals.  I'll have to catch Moto2 tomorrow.

Until mañana, hasta luego!  


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Post by: DRKWNG on April 29, 2012, 05:57:07 PM
Stone finally broke the "no win in Jerez" monkey that has been on his back.  And HOT DAMN for Crutchlow!!  I'm betting he'll be on Ben's bike next year.


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Post by: MadDuck on April 29, 2012, 06:12:38 PM
Stone finally broke the "no win in Jerez" monkey that has been on his back.  And HOT DAMN for Crutchlow!!  I'm betting he'll be on Ben's bike next year.

I was telling Gloria that exact same thing all through the race.   [popcorn]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 29, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
And HOT DAMN for Crutchlow!!  I'm betting he'll be on Ben's bike next year.

Yup, Ben better get crackin'...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 02, 2012, 08:48:29 AM
This coming weekend, May 5th & 6th

MotoGP at Estoril, Portugal

WSBK at Monza, Italy

AMA at Infineion (Sears Point) CA

British Superbike at Oulton Park.

All of that plus Gloria wants to go watch Think Like a Man.

Oh Boy!


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Post by: MadDuck on May 04, 2012, 08:41:09 AM
If Free Practice times & 1st Qualifying Session times are any indicator there should be some good stuff this weekend. Spies seems to have his bike sorted.  [Dolph]  The Ducs don't look too good for Monza but they never really do anyway. That might be a shootout among the BMW's and the Aprilia's.


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Post by: freeflydive on May 06, 2012, 08:43:24 AM
Overall a boring race, but Rossi had his best finish this season at 7th place.  Nice battle for 4th within the Yamaha satellite teams.  Next stop...Le Mans on 20 May!


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Post by: 118811 on May 06, 2012, 04:12:16 PM
Enjoyed the Daytona series at Infineion!!
Better than the MotoGp at Estoril

Northern Cal riders are sure lucky to have tracks like these
Laguna Seca & Sears Point
Any body here had the chance to ride either?


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Post by: freeflydive on May 06, 2012, 07:10:30 PM
Not yet...Teresa tried to sign me up for CA Superbike School at Laguna Seca this past April.  Unfortunately, my presence was required else where (compliments of the Marine Corps).


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 06, 2012, 11:18:18 PM
MotoGP at Estoril...another yawner... [thumbsdown]

WSBK at Monza...WTF, over... ???


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Post by: MadDuck on May 06, 2012, 11:22:11 PM
Yep. The AMA Daytona 600cc races were great. Haven't seen the 1K races yet. Infineon looks like a fast, fast track. Some of those downhill corners look downright scary!


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Post by: freeflydive on May 07, 2012, 02:17:55 AM
I'm trying to get into AMA races, but I can't understand half of what's coming out of the announcers mouth!  Sadly, I have a better understanding of the Queens English during MotoGP when Gavin Emmett and Nick Harris commentate! 


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Post by: MadDuck on May 08, 2012, 08:45:14 AM
I'm trying to get into AMA races, but I can't understand half of what's coming out of the announcers mouth!  Sadly, I have a better understanding of the Queens English during MotoGP when Gavin Emmett and Nick Harris commentate! 

One big problem with the AMA coverage is that the producer (whoever) doesn't filter out enough background engine noise so you have to screen out the din to hear the commentary. The announcers also tend to get much more technical about what they are talking about than the FIM or MotoGP guys. So if you aren't familiar with the rules, the mechanical side of things or all the different names of the riders, their support teams and the history then you can lose a bit. It's taken me over 3 years of watching to really start getting into AMA but the quality of racing is sure worth it.  Their English, even with the southern accents, is just fine. I ain't got no problm t'all 'standin them.   ;D

All that said it was very gratifying see DiSalvo do so well on the Triumph 675 and big kudos to Danny Eslick on the EBR 1198 not to mention Fillmore on the KTM!! Shake up those Suzukis and Yamahas!   [Dolph]


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Post by: freeflydive on May 09, 2012, 12:32:51 AM
I do love the videography, which is much better than WSBK and have no problem with the technical details.  You're right, the audio quality is very poor...which doesn't help the very thick & deep country accents!   


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 13, 2012, 05:56:02 PM
Crackin' good race 1 at Donnington, one of the best ever...more than makes up for last week's fiasco... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on May 13, 2012, 09:07:48 PM
Definitely!! Perhaps the best race of the WSBK race season so far. 4 guys fightin' it out for 1st place.  I don't know why I even bother with MotoGP anymore.  [roll]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 13, 2012, 11:01:08 PM
Race 2 is even better...with a surprise ending... :o


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Post by: 118811 on May 14, 2012, 11:26:58 AM
Missed both
Watching golf!!?
Any replays?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 14, 2012, 07:10:39 PM
Missed both
Watching golf!!?
Any replays?

no DVR?... :o



race 1 & race 2 repeat on Speed tomorrow morning at 7:00 & 8:00 respectfully...watched the golf at my daughter's place... ;D


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Post by: 118811 on May 14, 2012, 07:59:23 PM
Thanks FP!!
I ll check it out in the am....no DVR :-\

Golf was pretty good.
Do you play?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 14, 2012, 09:07:55 PM
Golf was pretty good.
Do you play?

Tried it when I was younger, too frustrating for me, still enjoy watching though...my dad loved the game, golfed into his 80s...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 14, 2012, 10:59:06 PM
Watched Race 2 tonight. Holy Crap!!  5 guys fighting for 1st! Can't believe the ending. I had to save the race in order to watch the replay as no replay from Speed. How can they not show the ending in slo-mo at least several times? ?  Someone got robbed!!

Seriously, they could totally dump MotoGP and we wouldn't miss a thing.  [roll]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 14, 2012, 11:47:41 PM
How can they not show the ending in slo-mo at least several times? ?  

They would have shown it a dozen times if it would have been NASCRAP...


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Post by: DRKWNG on May 15, 2012, 06:41:13 PM
HOLY make the beast with two backsING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: MadDuck on May 15, 2012, 11:47:19 PM
HOLY make the beast with two backsING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

Well, don't be bashful. Tell us what you really think.


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Post by: DRKWNG on May 16, 2012, 12:09:42 AM
Well, don't be bashful. Tell us what you really think.

I did, but in case you missed it...

HOLY make the beast with two backsING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!
h


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Post by: freeflydive on May 16, 2012, 11:22:33 PM
WOW!  What an mazing show of racers trading paint and positions...and what a dramatic finish to an amazing 2nd race.  I think Melandri became overly ambitious trying to pass his BMW teamate on the last two corners (both hairpins)...which forced them both to run wide and giving Rae an opportunity to get through.  Post race arguments heated up in the BMW garage w/ Haslam's father being restrained when he confronted Melandri.  Luckily, "Euro Sport" covers WSBK more in-depth (and from different camera angles) than Speed channel!      

Ironically, Rae's riding style reminds me of Marco Simoncelli's style with not being afraid of elbowing his way through corners.   Next race...MotoGP at Le Mans [Dolph]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 17, 2012, 01:27:40 PM
lastest moto news: 

Stoner to retire at end of season, says MotoGP is too boring... [roll]


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Post by: 118811 on May 17, 2012, 03:28:50 PM
lastest moto news: 

Stoner to retire at end of season, says MotoGP is too boring... [roll]

LOL!!
Stoner should drop back to WSBK...that's where the action is!! [clap]

I am a newbie to watching motorcycle racing (6 mon), but I agree  MotoGP  just doesn't have the brash in your face, aggressive racing most of the time.
The 2 races at Donington (SP) were great ...especially moto 2.



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Post by: freeflydive on May 17, 2012, 08:31:46 PM
I can respect Stoner's decision...plus he gets to end his legacy/retire while he's on top of his class.  He dislikes a lot of recent changes and feels he's lost the passion for it.  Equally amusing, during the same pre-event press conference, is Rossi's plan to continue racing in MotoGP for at least the next three years...I wonder if he'll remain w/ Ducati until he bows out?!    

Correction:  Rossi plans for another two (not three) years in MotoGP.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 17, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
Equally amusing, during the same pre-event press conference, is Rossi's plan to continue racing in MotoGP for at least the next three years.   

Maybe they'll give him Stoner's bike... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on May 17, 2012, 09:58:11 PM
Maybe they'll give him Stoner's bike... ;D

There's a thought. He might have burned those bridges though.


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Post by: Raux on May 17, 2012, 11:07:08 PM
I can respect Stoner's decision...plus he gets to end his legacy/retire while he's on top of his class.  He dislikes a lot of recent changes and feels he's lost the passion for it.  Equally amusing, during the same pre-event press conference, is Rossi's plan to continue racing in MotoGP for at least the next three years...I wonder if he'll remain w/ Ducati until he bows out?!    

Correction:  Rossi plans for another two (not three) years in MotoGP.

I think Stoner was just trying to show he's faster than Rossi, even going into retirement  [laugh]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 20, 2012, 01:15:11 PM
just finished watching MotoGP at LeMans...finally, a decent result for Ducaudi...now if they can only do it in the dry.. [roll].


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Post by: MadDuck on May 20, 2012, 06:01:31 PM
Horns blow!!  Flags wave!! People jump up & down & cheer!  And two old rivals enjoy a good race.  Both making separate points ( not race points ) in their own way.


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Post by: freeflydive on May 20, 2012, 08:15:18 PM
That was the best MotoGP race I've seen in a while!  I'll be proud to ride w/ my Rossi helmet tomorrow, in the wet, at Thunderbolt (albeit at a much slower pace)!  While I think Rossi will go back to mid-pack in the next few races...I truly hope Burgess & the factory engineers can sort out the Desmo in dry conditions for the team's sake.   

Stoner sounded humble and genuinely appreciative of being on the podium during the post race interview.  Stoner & Pedrosa had a difficult time keeping their tires warm through most of the race...then they over-heated their tires as rain conditions improved during the final ~6 laps!   


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Post by: freeflydive on May 28, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
Watched WSBK  (race #1) at Miller Motorsport Park in Utah.  A good finish for Ducati, BMW & Aprilia.  Unfortunately it was a bit boring...unsure if it was the race itself or the ho-hum commentators at SPEED. Somehow, the British commentators and cameramen at EUROSPORT do a much better job at capturing the action on the track.

  


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 29, 2012, 12:22:03 PM
Hair raising fight to the finish between Johnny Rea and Marco Melandri in race 2...a  [thumbsdown] to Speed for their lousy camera work in missing Checca's off...time for Hopper to give it up, no how much talent you have, you can't crash out of every race and be a winner...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 30, 2012, 06:42:24 AM
Yep, Hopper should stop. The poor guy is already injured enough and if he keeps crashing at practically every practice and/or race then it's only a matter of time before he does major damage to himself. No doubt his sponsors and team owners will see that soon also.



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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 30, 2012, 11:35:33 AM
Didn't mean to sound so harsh about Hopper, he obviously has passion for the sport, but he can't go on like this...


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Post by: MadDuck on May 30, 2012, 10:43:37 PM
Passion helps but it's not enough. It's a rough crowd up in the top ten.  [bow_down]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 03, 2012, 07:10:41 PM
Not a bad race today, Spies showed very early promise, but then OOPS!...


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Post by: freeflydive on June 03, 2012, 07:27:28 PM
He did...hopefully Spies will be able to put on a good show at Silverstone in 2x weeks.  I think this is the best Rossi has finished in dry conditions in a while. 


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Post by: MadDuck on June 03, 2012, 09:29:23 PM
He did...hopefully Spies will be able to put on a good show at Silverstone in 2x weeks.  I think this is the best Rossi has finished in dry conditions in a while. 

Rossi has two 7th place finishes in dry conditions, one at Estoril before LeMans and today's race.


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Post by: freeflydive on June 03, 2012, 11:44:41 PM
Rossi has two 7th place finishes in dry conditions, one at Estoril before LeMans and today's race.

Good call...he looked a bit more competitive from my end...then again, it could have been the meds I was on!  Ducati will be testing a few things (swingarm & electronics) on Monday which will hopefully help continue improving the bike setup. 


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 10, 2012, 10:21:21 AM
don't forget to set your DVRs for the WSBK races at misano...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 10, 2012, 07:23:54 PM
just finsihed watching race 1...OLD GUYS RULE!... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 12, 2012, 08:38:45 AM
Not so much in Race 2, eh?  Melandri is making a little mess of things here & there.


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Post by: freeflydive on June 12, 2012, 10:17:13 PM
Melandri is making a little mess of things here & there.

I think Checa and Guintoli have a few colorful words for him! 


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Post by: freeflydive on June 17, 2012, 03:06:45 PM
What a fun MotoGP race!  It was refreshing to see different riders dominate the front pack for the initial parts of the race.  I think Stoner and Lorenzo were caught by surprise when their competition started the race at a much faster pace than expected.  Crutchlow's finish was impressive considering his fresh ankle injury. 


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Post by: 118811 on June 17, 2012, 04:37:20 PM
What a fun MotoGP race!  It was refreshing to see different riders dominate the front pack for the initial parts of the race.  I think Stoner and Lorenzo were caught by surprise when their competition started the race at a much faster pace than expected.  Crutchlow's finish was impressive considering his fresh ankle injury. 

Agree, a great race today!!

Lorenzo looked very strong, after getting the lead & pulled away.....Stoner never really threatened after getting passed,  tire issues or suspension? [roll]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 17, 2012, 05:17:03 PM
Agree, a great race today!!

Lorenzo looked very strong, after getting the lead & pulled away.....Stoner never really threatened after getting passed,  tire issues or suspension? [roll]

Maybe there is just a little edge that's missing now since he announced his retirement at the end of this season.

Moto2 had a great race for 2nd and overall still better racing than MotoGP.  [Dolph]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 17, 2012, 05:19:36 PM
Crutchlow's finish was impressive considering his fresh ankle injury. 

Not to mention the fact that he started from dead last in the field.  He's got Ben's ride next year for sure. If the race was a few laps longer he would have even go past Spies.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 25, 2012, 09:24:13 PM
Just finished watching the AMA Daytona Sportbike race at Miller, too bad MotoGP wasn't this entertaining... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 25, 2012, 11:08:38 PM
Just finished watching the AMA Daytona Sportbike race at Miller, too bad MotoGP wasn't this entertaining... [thumbsup]

Miller in Utah or Barber in Alabama? Just because they ran at Barber this past weekend. I got to see the 600 race from Saturday that Speed showed on Sunday. I have this weird feeling that Speed showed the Sunday Race 2's today and that I missed recording them.  [bang]

But yes, the AMA is much more fun to watch than MotoGP. Nuts, just about anything is.  [roll]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 26, 2012, 07:36:01 AM
You're right, it was Barber...for some reason I'm always getting them mixed up.  Funny too, because I think Barber is a great track, while Miller is not so much so.

I missed the Race 2s also... :(


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Post by: MadDuck on June 26, 2012, 08:41:37 AM
You're right, it was Barber...for some reason I'm always getting them mixed up.  Funny too, because I think Barber is a great track, while Miller is not so much so.

I missed the Race 2s also... :(

I get them confused all the time & yes I think Barber is way better too. Must be something about being able to contrast between the track and the grass as opposed to track & desert. Same thing  as Willow Springs.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 28, 2012, 10:48:22 PM
MotoGP on Saturday this weekend.    WSBK on Sunday.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 28, 2012, 11:43:03 PM
WSBK on Sunday.

Race 1 on Sunday, Race 2 on Tuesday morning followed by FIM Supersport...WTF is that!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 29, 2012, 06:53:39 AM
Race 1 on Sunday, Race 2 on Tuesday morning followed by FIM Supersport...WTF is that!

 [bang]   [bang]    [bang]   BS is what that is.  Must be a good day for NASCAR on Speed.

( but thanks,  I might have missed Race 2 if not for your "heads up" )


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 29, 2012, 10:59:28 AM
Speed is broadcasting the Rolex Sports Car 6 hour race at Watkins Glen twice on Sunday,  they usuallly run on Saturday... ???...now don't get me wrong as I enjoy watching Rolex Sports Car, but repeating a 6 hour race on the same day is ridiculous when you have other unbroadcast programming to air...


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Post by: freeflydive on June 29, 2012, 06:21:11 PM
I've written off SPEED for MotoGP and WSBK races.  I like the expanded and UNINTERRUPTED coverage I get by downloading torrents of European channels.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 29, 2012, 06:52:39 PM
I've written off SPEED for MotoGP and WSBK races.  I like the expanded and UNINTERRUPTED coverage I get by downloading torrents of European channels.

but can you watch those on a big screen?


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Post by: MadDuck on June 29, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
but can you watch those on a big screen?

If you have the proper interfaces and patches I'm told that is a YES.

Everyone keeps telling me to get a laptop and patch it into the big screen. I answer "What if Gloria is watching TV?" So, you see, in our household there is a conflict at certain times. But she does like to watch the races so that's good!  [Dolph]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 30, 2012, 06:33:59 PM
Except for an incident on the first lap, another yawner...


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Post by: freeflydive on June 30, 2012, 11:56:08 PM
I liked watching the match ups between Spies and Dovi...as well as Crutchlow trying to get through the factory and satellite Ducatis.  I was really hoping Spies would get on the podium.  Meanwhile, I wonder who will be replacing Stoner and Hayden (if Ducati doesn't renew his contract) next year! 

The final laps of Moto3 were exciting and kept everyone guessing! 


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Post by: MadDuck on July 01, 2012, 11:33:12 PM
I liked watching the match ups between Spies and Dovi...as well as Crutchlow trying to get through the factory and satellite Ducatis.  I was really hoping Spies would get on the podium.  Meanwhile, I wonder who will be replacing Stoner and Hayden (if Ducati doesn't renew his contract) next year! 

The final laps of Moto3 were exciting and kept everyone guessing! 

I don't think you have to worry about Hayden.  Your man Rossi is another story.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 02, 2012, 06:50:59 AM
Except for an incident on the first lap, another yawner...

Do you get that feeling that you just wasted another hour of your life too? Well, almost wasted?  [laugh]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 02, 2012, 10:56:48 PM
WSBK Race 1 sure made up for that last suck MotoGP race!  [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 02, 2012, 11:07:58 PM
WSBK Race 1 sure made up for that last suck MotoGP race!  [thumbsup]

It sure did!...hope Race 2 is just as entertaining... [evil]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 03, 2012, 09:45:18 PM
Just finished watching Race 2...announcer Steve Martin nailed when he said "this is a cracker of a race!"... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 04, 2012, 08:53:04 PM
Just finished watching Race 2...announcer Steve Martin nailed when he said "this is a cracker of a race!"... [thumbsup]

+1

That Aragon track reminds me a bit of Infinieon in CA.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 05, 2012, 11:56:28 PM
FIM Supersport race at Aragon, winner Kenneth Sofuoglu is demoted to fifth place for trying to headbutt Fabian Foret while passing him with six laps to go... :o


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Post by: freeflydive on July 08, 2012, 12:49:00 AM
Speaking of demotions & demerits...Alvaro Bautista was penalized for last weeks crash and will start at the rear of the grid.  Hayden and Rossi qualified for 3rd row (7th & 9th respectively).  Hopefully it will be a good race for Ducati if it continues to rain, since they have shown to be competitive in the wet this year.  Unfortunately, Hayden was disappointed w/ the qualifying session after being in pole position until the end before getting stuck behind a little traffic.  Rossi continues to tweek the bike's set up.   


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 08, 2012, 07:51:28 AM
Hayden and Rossi qualified for 3rd row (7th & 9th respectively).  Hopefully it will be a good race for Ducati if it continues to rain, since they have shown to be competitive in the wet this year.  Unfortunately, Hayden was disappointed w/ the qualifying session after being in pole position until the end before getting stuck behind a little traffic.  Rossi continues to tweek the bike's set up.   

Deja vu all over again... ;)


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Post by: freeflydive on July 11, 2012, 12:35:13 AM
The MotoGP race was one of the best ones I've seen in a long time and the announcers did a great job trying to provide coverage for the different battles taking place ....whether it was Stoner/Pedrosa for 1st, Dovi/Crutchlow/Spies for 4th, the Ducati factory/satellite bikes for whatever place, to the CRT bikes in the back of the pack.

 [Dolph] [popcorn] [Dolph]


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Post by: freeflydive on July 13, 2012, 08:13:24 PM
It looks like Marquez will officially move up from Moto2 and replace Stoner for the 2013 season.  Honda seemed to have successfully lobbied MotoGP to change the rule on rookie contracts. 

Hayden ran the 3rd fastest pace today, during practice, at Mugello. 


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 14, 2012, 02:17:52 AM
I'll be curious to hear HRC backpedal from their previous claim about next years team. It's amazing how Repsol's dollars can change things.   [roll]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 14, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
Front row --- Pedrosa --- Lorenzo --- Barbera

Second row --- Hayden --- Stoner --- Crutchlow

Third row --- Dovizioso --- Bradl --- Spies


Ought to be a hell of a start at least.


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Post by: freeflydive on July 16, 2012, 01:30:50 AM
An interesting comment was made during the Mugelo race...Dovi and Crutchlow are looking to take over Spies Yamaha bike next year...no shocker there...but so is Rossi!  I wish I could be a fly on the wall to hear Rossi's team attempt to negotiate his return after all the friction he had with Lorenzo!

Next stop...Laguna Seca on the 28th.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 22, 2012, 11:35:45 PM
Crackin' good Race 1 at Brno...with a couple of heart stopping getoffs...


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Post by: 118811 on July 23, 2012, 09:04:16 AM
Crackin' good Race 1 at Brno...with a couple of heart stopping getoffs...

Rea's get off was a heart stopper ...in race 1.   :o

Race 2 had a great action between Sykes & Marco M
Late in the moto thought Marco was going down,,, but he saved a pretty severe looking tank slapper [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 24, 2012, 07:54:53 PM
Laguna Seca qualifying, 5:00pm on speed...


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Post by: 118811 on July 24, 2012, 09:31:51 PM
Laguna Seca qualifying, 5:00pm on speed...

That's 5pm Sat. re qualifying...right?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 24, 2012, 10:04:34 PM
Yup, meant to specify Sat but in my declining years the fingers don't alway type what the brain tells them to...

Race on Sunday at 12:00 noon on Speed.


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Post by: 118811 on July 24, 2012, 11:47:49 PM
Yup, meant to specify Sat but in my declining years the fingers don't alway type what the brain tells them to...

Race on Sunday at 12:00 noon on Speed.

LOL...I know first hand what you're talking about!!
Looking forward to watching all the action at Laguna Seca. [thumbsup]


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Post by: freeflydive on July 25, 2012, 01:06:28 AM
Hmmm...looks like Ben Spies is voluntarily walking away from Yamaha.  Hopefully the rumors of his return to WSBK are true...it would make the grid line up more amazing!   


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Post by: MadDuck on July 25, 2012, 06:46:04 AM
The motorcycle musical chairs thing is becoming humorous and interesting too.  Where would Spies go? BMW? Ducati? Would Yamaha field a WSBK team again? What about the whole Rossi, Hayden, Dovi, Crutchlow thing?  [popcorn]


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Post by: freeflydive on July 26, 2012, 12:48:28 AM
The rumor is Spies may look at BMW, but the factory is folding their team into the satellite BMW Italia team for 2013.    It may not be a bad idea for BMW to replace Haslam, since he and Milandri like to swap paint on the track! 

Anyway, back to MotoGP...there is a lot of speculation in the media for the all upcoming free agent-"musical chairs"...but it will all be sorted/disclosed by the race in Valencia.  Dovi may take Spies' bike, but Team San Carlo-Honda-Gresini is chomping at the bit to get an Italian rider (Dovi or Rossi).  Ducati allegedly offered Crutchlow a 2x yr contract...but I don't wish that bike on anyone until Ducati comes up with a genuine road map to fix it.  As for Hayden, I hope he get plucked by another factory or a competitive satellite team...he's done well for Ducati and has never publicly bad mouthed his employer. 


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Post by: MadDuck on July 26, 2012, 08:44:12 AM
Anyway, back to MotoGP...there is a lot of speculation in the media for the all upcoming free agent-"musical chairs"...but it will all be sorted/disclosed by the race in Valencia.  

VALENCIA!  Cripes! That's the last race of the season. It better be all sorted out way before then.   [roll]   [cheeky]


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Post by: MadDuck on July 28, 2012, 02:41:01 PM
As for Hayden, I hope he get plucked by another factory or a competitive satellite team...he's done well for Ducati and has never publicly bad mouthed his employer. 

Hayden has a new one year contract with Ducati. Now we just have to see who gets the other seat.    [popcorn]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 28, 2012, 04:36:10 PM
Hayden has a new one year contract with Ducati. Now we just have to see who gets the other seat.    [popcorn]

I heard it's gonna be Stoner... ;)


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Post by: 118811 on July 28, 2012, 08:04:03 PM
I really enjoyed the qualifying session today Laguna Seca...what a track!! :o

But the highlight was def. the shot of the Monster Energy brunette (holding the umbrella) [beer]

BTW, Stoner was quite unhappy...hate to see him go next year. 


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Post by: freeflydive on July 29, 2012, 01:40:40 AM
Looks like Spies will be riding w/ BMW Italia (WSBK) for 2013...most of the negotiations are complete...just working out final details. 


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 29, 2012, 08:17:03 AM
So what precipitated this?  Was he fired by Yamaha?  Will he be riding a Suzuki in MotoGP next year? 


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Post by: MadDuck on July 29, 2012, 10:22:49 AM

BTW, Stoner was quite unhappy...hate to see him go next year. 

True that, but he was just calling it exactly as it is, which is that MotoGP is a bunch of B.S. Amongst other things this stupid CRT class should be done away with. Scott Russell agreed wholeheartedly with that.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 29, 2012, 10:30:08 AM
Looks like Spies will be riding w/ BMW Italia (WSBK) for 2013...most of the negotiations are complete...just working out final details. 

Said to be 99% done. Good deal. Now if only Colin Edwards could get a good ride over at WBSK instead of that stupid CRT.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 29, 2012, 10:32:09 AM
So what precipitated this?  Was he fired by Yamaha?  Will he be riding a Suzuki in MotoGP next year?  

Politics and poor season, poor support from Yamaha, which is a different animal than Yamaha WSBK ( of which there is no more at this time).  Last questions .... no & no.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 30, 2012, 06:34:58 AM
MotoGP Laguna Seca 2012 --- one of the most boring races ever.   [thumbsdown]

Nicky should wear a cap that fits too.   [roll]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 30, 2012, 07:19:30 AM
MotoGP Laguna Seca 2012 --- one of the most boring races ever.   [thumbsdown]

Nicky should wear a cap that fits too.   [roll]

+1 on both counts...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 30, 2012, 06:17:07 PM
Was watching yesterday's race again this morning at my son's place, when he made an interesting observation.  When the workers reached Spies' bike and uprighted it after he crashed, it appeared as though the rear suspension was broken as the tail section was down on the tire.  The crash itself didn't appear to be all that nasty, so maybe the shock link or something else broke causing the crash.

I know that Scott Russell attributed Spies' race crash and his qualifying crash to the traction control, but isn't the TC supposed to prevent this type of crash?

Whatcha think, software or hardware problem?


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Post by: DRKWNG on July 30, 2012, 06:31:08 PM
Whatcha think, software or hardware problem?

http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=52697.msg1086419#msg1086419 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=52697.msg1086419#msg1086419)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 30, 2012, 07:21:40 PM
http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=52697.msg1086419#msg1086419 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=52697.msg1086419#msg1086419)

Keen eye, my boy... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on July 30, 2012, 09:26:10 PM
Sometimes you might wonder if Yamaha didn't sign Ben just so he wouldn't be racing against them on someone else's bike.  In MotoGP they just don't like the Yanks.


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Post by: MadDuck on July 31, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
+1 on both counts...

On the other hand, both AMA races were great!  Bunch of guys fighting right to the end, tight passes and bikes shaking all over. The way racing should be.


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Post by: MadDuck on August 03, 2012, 08:48:16 AM
From Motomatters:

 Thomas Baujard of @moto_journal has the scoop. MacKenzie spoke to Rossi at Yamaha's HQ in Amsterdam. He's signed the deal. Good job Tom!


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Post by: DRKWNG on August 03, 2012, 11:12:26 AM
It's really bad when you Derby yourself. 

 ;D


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Post by: freeflydive on August 03, 2012, 06:35:28 PM
From Motomatters:

 Thomas Baujard of @moto_journal has the scoop. MacKenzie spoke to Rossi at Yamaha's HQ in Amsterdam. He's signed the deal. Good job Tom!

The last official release from Rossi was he'll have his final decision NLT Indianapolis Grand Prix and that he's 80% on board w/ Yamaha.  He'll be giving up the $40 million dollar Ducati offer for a 2x yr factory Yamaha ride, w/ a potential WSBK factory ride in 2015.  Rossi seems to have reconciled his issues of being second seat to Lorenzo (Low-ren-tho)  [evil]    

This put Dovi in a bad spot...but rumor is Ducati is talking to him or he may bounce to WSBK.    


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Post by: MadDuck on August 03, 2012, 09:16:43 PM
It's really bad when you Derby yourself. 

 ;D

It's my post. I can post it as many times and in as many places as I want.  ;D


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Post by: DRKWNG on August 03, 2012, 11:26:16 PM
It's my post. I can post it as many times and in as many places as I want.  ;D

Thought maybe you had forgotten that you had already posted it elsewhere.   ;D

I'd be SHOCKED if Dovi went anywhere near the Desmo. He's seen that thing scuttle too many a GP career.


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Post by: DRKWNG on August 04, 2012, 09:53:37 AM
 [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]

http://motomatters.com/news/2012/08/04/rectification_rossi_at_yamaha_story_a_ho.html (http://motomatters.com/news/2012/08/04/rectification_rossi_at_yamaha_story_a_ho.html)

And yes, it's a Derby. 

 ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on August 04, 2012, 02:03:01 PM
Beat me to it.

I think it hinges on Crutchlow. If Crutch goes to Ducati then Dovi will probably stay at Tech 3. If they want him, which they should.


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Post by: 118811 on August 04, 2012, 05:35:51 PM
On a different note....Is Speed showing the World Superbike race from SilverStone?
Can't find a listing!!!? :'(

I guess it's on 9 & 10am here in HNL.  Just says "Motorcycle Racing"


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 04, 2012, 07:24:40 PM
On a different note....Is Speed showing the World Superbike race from SilverStone?
Can't find a listing!!!? :'(

Speed is showing the two races at 9 & 10 am...don't you have your DVR set to recond the series?... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 04, 2012, 07:43:37 PM
Speed is showing the two races at 9 & 10 am...don't you have your DVR set to recond the series?... ;D

No DVR...... :-\


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Post by: MadDuck on August 04, 2012, 11:00:38 PM
No DVR...... :-\

Then you'll just have to watch it live, so to speak.   [Dolph] 

Or play golf.   [roll]     ;D


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 04, 2012, 11:37:32 PM
Then you'll just have to watch it live, so to speak.   [Dolph] 

Maybe he has a VCR... ;)


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Post by: DRKWNG on August 04, 2012, 11:40:45 PM
Maybe he has a VCR... ;)

Beta


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Post by: 118811 on August 05, 2012, 02:16:38 PM
Beta

Nope & No....I do have a DVD recorder, but it has been acting up as of late :'(

What a 1st moto....awesome racing [Dolph]


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Post by: DRKWNG on August 05, 2012, 05:09:55 PM
OHMYmake the beast with two backsINGGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Race 1's last lap was make the beast with two backsing mental!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 05, 2012, 06:04:30 PM
OHMYmake the beast with two backsINGGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Race 1's last lap was make the beast with two backsing mental!!!

Bizzare for sure!...


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Post by: freeflydive on August 06, 2012, 01:05:20 AM
WOW...race #1 was amazing!  From the first few laps to the final lap...talk about sliding into home plate for 3rd place.  Those wet rumble strips are a wee-bit tricky.  [Dolph]  

Race# 2 was not as thrilling.  I'm sure Sykes would have appreciated them calling race #2 before he tumbled out!  


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 09, 2012, 04:48:08 PM
I'd be SHOCKED if Dovi went anywhere near the Desmo. He's seen that thing scuttle too many a GP career.

Might just have to eat those words...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 09, 2012, 10:06:05 PM
Factory might pay better than Satellite and certainly better than no ride at all.


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Post by: freeflydive on August 10, 2012, 12:24:04 AM
Well, it's official...Rossi will return to Yamaha for the 2013 MotoGP season.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/Rossi+back+to+Yamaha (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/Rossi+back+to+Yamaha)



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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 15, 2012, 08:00:46 PM
Indy MotoGP qualifying Saturday @ 4:30pm on Speed...race at 8:00am on Sunday...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 15, 2012, 09:32:35 PM
Indy MotoGP qualifying Saturday @ 4:30pm on Speed...race at 8:00am on Sunday...

Thanks, FP! [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on August 15, 2012, 09:35:38 PM

Not only has Stoner hit the nail on the head, he's pounded it flush & true.

Sorry Majdi, if the shoe fits then wear it.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2012/August/aug1512-stoner-slams-rossi-yamaha-return/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2012/August/aug1512-stoner-slams-rossi-yamaha-return/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

 [popcorn]  [popcorn]  [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on August 16, 2012, 01:04:10 AM
Funny, Teresa sent me the same article at work today!  Stoner brings up many valid points...and I've previously mentioned that Stoner modified his riding style to suit the previous desmo and win, while Rossi refused to.  Then again, I don't blame Rossi for not pushing the bike beyond the point of diminishing returns, to risk injury, a DNF and no team points.  

Stoner is an amazing racer that I enjoy watching, but even he constantly complained the previous desmo had inherent flaws that limited his performance...so, it's a bit easier now to point fingers while he has a great ride.  In the end, I can't blame Stoner for relishing in the moment for the way Ducati treated his exit and created a marketing campaign blitz to welcome and embrace Rossi.  While, I'm a #46 fan...I genuinely hope this has been a humbling experience for Rossi, Burgess and friends.    

It won't happen, but I'd love to watch Stoner, Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Edwards race on the same bike setup for a grudge-match fundraiser.   [evil]        


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Post by: 118811 on August 18, 2012, 08:43:45 PM
whoa....that was some qualifying session at Indy.

truly, wild, violent & vicious!!

will Stoner & Hayden be in the lineup...... [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on August 18, 2012, 11:50:34 PM
Hayden is definitely out...his wreck looked scary and he briefly lost consciousness from the impact. Stoner's right ankle will be re-evaluated Sunday morning, due to a fracture and torn ligaments caused by a high side crash.   Hector Brabera is headed to Spain, after Friday's crash, for more tests after fracturing three vertebraes...he will be replaced by Tony Elias.

Spies will start 4th, but likely has ligament tears after his massive high side.  I hope they have a safe race tomorrow.    


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 19, 2012, 12:10:12 AM
SAFE RACE!!!

Yes, agree [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on August 19, 2012, 05:30:16 PM
Sheesh...I hoped for a safe race, not a boring race!  What did I get...a safe and boring race!  I have to give it to Stoner for racing today...it took everything out of him.  His crew wasn't sure if they should help him lift his leg over the bike or just hold up the bike, as Stoner just slumped over the tank! 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 19, 2012, 05:49:02 PM
Sheesh...I hoped for a safe race, not a boring race!  What did I get...a safe and boring race!  I have to give it to Stoner for racing today...it took everything out of him.  His crew wasn't sure if they should help him lift his leg over the bike or just hold up the bike, as Stoner just slumped over the tank! 

So true!

The XR1200 class race had some excitement though [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 19, 2012, 07:01:36 PM
I think Spies is beyond bad luck.  That looked like a blown head gasket today.  Bad Luck or such poor maintenance that it borders on sabotage?



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 19, 2012, 08:21:12 PM
Jarvis never has liked him.  Mary probably has something to do with that...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 19, 2012, 08:47:28 PM
Maybe Mary should head back to Tejas...always thought it a bit strange for her to be in the paddock, kind of like BJ Penn having his mom in his corner during a fight... [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 20, 2012, 02:03:54 AM
Did you see/hear her little tirade a few weeks back, after Yamaha and Rossi started their contract negotiations?

"Here is my personal opinion. We have fast motorcycle racers. We have good motorcycle racers. We have racers that crash alot but still bring in great results. We have talented riders. (those that ride with a plan and ride fast) we have racers that can build a bike and ride the bike ..to a point. We have racers that can get on the same bike and one can ride it better than the other. We have two in my lifetime of the past 20 years that built their bikes and got championships and in my mind I clearly feel they had fast bikes but were NOT the best or most talented rider. It was simply timing. There was no competition only because they were on the fastest bike not actually the better rider. One is retired and one should be retired. Have a nice day."

Common consensus was pretty much STFU Mary.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 24, 2012, 07:58:17 PM
This Sunday on Speed...

2:00am MotoGp from Brno

10:00am WSBK from Moscow, race 1

11:00am WSBK from Moscow, race 2


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 24, 2012, 09:10:19 PM
Thanks Gene!!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 26, 2012, 08:26:26 AM
GREAT final lap at Brno today!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on August 26, 2012, 10:29:43 AM
GREAT final lap at Brno today!!!

Yep....a winner [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 26, 2012, 05:42:14 PM
Finally........ a good fight.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on August 26, 2012, 07:31:23 PM
Anybody seen the SBK races yet?  Just finished the first one here.  Moscow put together a nice track!


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Post by: MadDuck on August 26, 2012, 09:04:07 PM
Anybody seen the SBK races yet?  Just finished the first one here.  Moscow put together a nice track!

Gloria & I watched Race 1.  Again, better overall than MotoGP. She said.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 27, 2012, 05:42:52 PM
Crackin' good Race 2, with a crazy last lap!... [evil] [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on August 27, 2012, 07:52:45 PM
Crackin' good Race 2, with a crazy last lap!... [evil] [thumbsup]

Watching that one tonight.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 27, 2012, 08:57:03 PM
you won't be disappointed...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 27, 2012, 10:44:21 PM
you won't be disappointed...

Hell's Bells!!   Race 2 was better than Race 1 and MotoGP combined!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on August 30, 2012, 12:23:07 AM
Again, better overall than MotoGP. She said.

Teresa said the same...although, she enjoys all the drama between the MotoGP teams/riders.

Race 2 was fantastic...WSBK riders have a knack for final lap surprises!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on September 09, 2012, 07:48:45 PM
WSBK at Nurburgring was good ;)

But the AMA Daytona Go Pro series at Millville NJ....is better [thumbsup]
The two high sides of T Hayden & C Beauvier ....whoa
and the back and forth of Cardenas, Fong & Westby for the lead...awesome!!!!
5 laps to go.....& last lap....its
Cardenas
wow, that was enjoyable [Dolph]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 12, 2012, 04:35:30 PM
Spies to Pramac...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14268/Motorcycle-Article/Ben-Spies-Stays-in-MotoGP-with-Pramac-Ducati.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14268/Motorcycle-Article/Ben-Spies-Stays-in-MotoGP-with-Pramac-Ducati.aspx)


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Post by: DRKWNG on September 12, 2012, 05:19:12 PM
Spies to Pramac...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14268/Motorcycle-Article/Ben-Spies-Stays-in-MotoGP-with-Pramac-Ducati.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14268/Motorcycle-Article/Ben-Spies-Stays-in-MotoGP-with-Pramac-Ducati.aspx)


http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=14405.msg1100235#msg1100235 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=14405.msg1100235#msg1100235)

Welcome to the racing section.

 ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 12, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=14405.msg1100235#msg1100235 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=14405.msg1100235#msg1100235)

Welcome to the racing section.

 ;D

Didn't know I was welcome there as I don't own a Monster... :-*


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Post by: MadDuck on September 12, 2012, 10:19:07 PM
Didn't know I was welcome there as I don't own a Monster... :-*

I kind of think that damn few in the Racing & Trackdays actually still own Monsters.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 15, 2012, 07:57:20 PM
MotoGp at Misano, 2:00 am on Speed...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 15, 2012, 11:35:42 PM
MotoGp at Misano, 2:00 am on Speed...

Also later in the morning and another replay around 6 or 7 pm.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 16, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
Stop right now. Don't read this if you haven't seen the race. You've been warned........













Rossi scored a second place. Not only that, he grabbed second place on the first lap and held it, fighting off Bradl for bunches of laps, and held it all the way to the finish.

Either Ducati made some leaps and bounds improvements or Rossi decided to push the bike harder than ever. I think the factory moved in the right direction finally cause why should Rossi fight so hard if he already has a new good ride?

Good news but too little too late.


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Post by: freeflydive on September 16, 2012, 10:01:42 PM
That was a great race...while it unfortunately cost others to crash, it was refreshing to see fresh faces on the podium.  Nice fight for 3rd place up to the finish line! 

It was a great way for Rossi and Honda-Grisini team to commemorate Marco's passing on his home turf.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 22, 2012, 09:21:05 PM
AMA Superbike on NOW!...7-8:00 on Speed...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 22, 2012, 09:55:50 PM
AMA Superbike on NOW!...7-8:00 on Speed...

Epic battle for 2nd place, one of the best I've ever seen... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 25, 2012, 09:03:49 PM
Race 1 at Portimao...the WSBK boys show us once again that they are much more entertaining to watch than the MotoGP bunch... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2012, 05:10:41 PM
Moto 2 at Aragon rocked!  Last seven, or so, laps just amazing!

MotoGP.  OK.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on September 30, 2012, 06:44:46 PM
S--t!!! [evil] ???

Watching the Ryder Cup...... Missed it all
Have to look for replays.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 30, 2012, 07:45:01 PM
S--t!!! [evil] ???

Watching the Ryder Cup...... Missed it all
Have to look for replays.

Ryder Cup........... what a bunch of choke dickheads to blow a Sunday lead like that!  It's flat out amazing that almost any other time there would be almost no question who would come out on top but put into match play the Yanks just can come apart so easily. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on September 30, 2012, 08:56:18 PM
Ryder Cup........... what a bunch of choke dickheads to blow a Sunday lead like that!  It's flat out amazing that almost any other time there would be almost no question who would come out on top but put into match play the Yanks just can come apart so easily. 

Yep..... [thumbsdown]


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Post by: freeflydive on September 30, 2012, 11:42:34 PM
It was good to see Johny Rae set a decent pace in another MotoGP race...he interviews surprising well and appears humble (wasn't expecting that from his riding style).  He admitted to losing a little time trying to figure out all the buttons on the bike before he said the heck w/ it and rode!  Rossi made a couple of mistakes that cost him a lot of time, but he had a promising rhythm.  Hayden's crash/toss looked painful...hope he'll be okay. 


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Post by: MadDuck on October 05, 2012, 08:43:00 AM
This weekend is the finals for both WSBK and AMA.  Biaggi could seal the title in the first race although mathematically Sykes and Melandri could still get there by some stroke of magic fate.   [roll]  Don't know if Melandri will be healed up enough.  What a dickhead -- cost himself a shot at the title and BMW a manufacturers title too.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 07, 2012, 06:48:42 PM
Both WSBK races were absolutely amazing!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on October 08, 2012, 03:32:18 AM
Definitely kept us on our toes!  My heart was rooting for Sykes to take the overall championship...so close by a 0.5 pt.   [Dolph]  

So, did anyone else notice the "Fox Sports" logo on top of "Speed?"


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on October 14, 2012, 01:52:00 AM
In Teresa's words..."lame a$$ race!"  Then again she's a little feisty after her gallbladder surgery she had this Friday.  

Cruchlow and Bautista had a good battle during the last few laps...felt bad for Crutchlow running out of fuel on the final lap.  I wonder if the ECU failed to lean the engine or if Crutchlow manually overrode the ECU map(s) to keep up his pace?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 15, 2012, 08:12:16 AM
In Teresa's words..."lame a$$ race!"  Then again she's a little feisty after her gallbladder surgery she had this Friday.  

Cruchlow and Bautista had a good battle during the last few laps...felt bad for Crutchlow running out of fuel on the final lap.  I wonder if the ECU failed to lean the engine or if Crutchlow manually overrode the ECU map(s) to keep up his pace?


Right on Teresa!

I think somebody in Crutchlow's pit crew made a boo-boo. Not absolutely sure of this but I don't think the rider has any manual override. Something to check on.


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Post by: freeflydive on October 15, 2012, 06:52:15 PM
Riders have the ability to switch preset maps...but you're right, they can't go into full overide mode.  During a previous interview with Jonathan Rea, he commented on how he lost a bit of time during a MotoGP event while playing with the maps, at different sections of the track, before he left Stoner's buttons alone.  

Most teams were worried about fuel consumption with the track layout...so it would be interesting to see who, if anyone, is at fault...although you have to wonder "if" Cal dropped back to 4th or even 5th place to maintain conservative pace would have allowed him to sneak across the finish line.  

---------------------------
I found this article after the above post (does that make it a "post-post?!")...the team isn't publicly pointing fingers.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14605/Motorcycle-Article/Crutchlows-Podium-Run--Out-of-Gas.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/839/14605/Motorcycle-Article/Crutchlows-Podium-Run--Out-of-Gas.aspx)





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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 25, 2012, 11:10:30 PM
MotoGP Australian GP from Philip Island, 7:00pm Sat on Speed...not a big Stoner fan, but I hope he wins this one...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on October 26, 2012, 12:13:59 AM
I just hope it will be less boring than last week's race in Sepang (Malaysia).


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 10, 2012, 11:06:32 PM
MotoGP at Valencia, 3:00 am Sunday on Speed...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on November 11, 2012, 02:05:46 AM
It looks like it will be a wet race...might play into Ducati's favor!  I hope Stoner has a good farewell race.  DVR is set.


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Post by: MadDuck on November 11, 2012, 05:42:48 PM
Vicious high side in the main race.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 11, 2012, 07:41:44 PM
Vicious high side in the main race.


Ouch!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 12, 2012, 10:34:30 PM
Just finished watching the Moto2 race.  Hot damn! 


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Post by: Raux on November 12, 2012, 10:35:38 PM
Just finished watching the Moto2 race.  Hot damn! 

I thought I read, from last to first. How do you do that with spec motors?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 13, 2012, 06:42:20 AM
I thought I read, from last to first. How do you do that with spec motors?

With a whole lot of talent, skill, guts & determination.  He practically went through half the field on the first lap. Per qualifying times he was five seconds a lap faster than the 32nd guy ahead of him at the start. Then he just rode the wheels off that bike. Excellent racing.


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Post by: freeflydive on January 05, 2013, 02:02:18 AM
Sport Rider magazine ran these two articles I thought you'd enjoy.  The first is an interview with HRC's VP and his views of the GP and frank thoughts of Honda riders.  The second article discusses a new penalty point system being implemented by Dorna for endangering other riders.

http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_13010_honda_nakamoto_reveals_thoughts_on_2012_motogp_season/ (http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_13010_honda_nakamoto_reveals_thoughts_on_2012_motogp_season/)

http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_120120_grand_prix_commission_institutes_new_penalty_points_system_for_dangerous_riding/ (http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_120120_grand_prix_commission_institutes_new_penalty_points_system_for_dangerous_riding/)

Cheers,
M.



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Post by: MadDuck on January 09, 2013, 07:35:15 AM
500 single racing. Good fun. Good noise.

Manx Norton Onbaord Brands Hatch Race 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bax6oH6Bbjw#)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 13, 2013, 08:51:22 AM
Just reading over in Racing & Trackdays that Speed isn't planning on showing WSBK or MotoGP.

Damn!      >:(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 13, 2013, 09:58:25 AM
Just reading over in Racing & Trackdays that Speed isn't planning on showing WSBK or MotoGP.

Damn!      >:(

... :o...do we have any other options?...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 13, 2013, 01:52:04 PM
... :o...do we have any other options?...

http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=28682.0 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=28682.0)

Just saying...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 13, 2013, 01:57:39 PM
http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=28682.0 (http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=28682.0)

Just saying...

I'm just a confused old man, can you spell it out for me?...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on February 14, 2013, 12:52:24 AM
... :o...do we have any other options?...

I typically download torrents (P2P) of Eurosport's WSBK coverage (MotoGP & F1 also available), which includes pre/post race coverage.  I also buy a motogp video ticket, which I've offered my password to the Sunday JJ crew :-)...by the way, I miss you guys.

I never really enjoyed Speeds 1hr coverage with continuous commercial interruptions.  Meanwhile NASCAR gets a multi-hour block...understandably it rakes in more viewers & revenue, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.  

On a different note, NBC supposedly outbid fox/speed for F1 coverage of the 2013 season.

Below article was posted a few months ago when the rumors started buzzing.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Oct/121012j99.htm (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Oct/121012j99.htm)


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Post by: MadDuck on February 15, 2013, 10:44:43 AM
I'm just a confused old man, can you spell it out for me?...

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/peersharing/a/torrenthandbook.htm (http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/peersharing/a/torrenthandbook.htm)

Here you go.  I'm learning as I go too.  ;)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 20, 2013, 05:50:55 PM
BEIN network is broadcasting WSBK from 3:00-7:30pm on Sat, which you can catch on Oceanic ch 1229 (229) if you have the SportsPack...if you don't have the SportsPack it'll cost you an additional $9/mo.

According to Road Racing World Magazine, MotoGP will be on SPEED TV...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 20, 2013, 11:07:08 PM
BEIN network is broadcasting WSBK from 3:00-7:30pm on Sat, which you can catch on Oceanic ch 1229 (229) if you have the SportsPack...if you don't have the SportsPack it'll cost you an additional $9/mo.

According to Road Racing World Magazine, MotoGP will be on SPEED TV...

Good and crap!! 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on February 20, 2013, 11:23:15 PM
Good and crap!! 

Exactly! [bang]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on February 21, 2013, 12:38:58 AM
BEIN network is broadcasting WSBK from 3:00-7:30pm on Sat, which you can catch on Oceanic ch 1229 (229) if you have the SportsPack...if you don't have the SportsPack it'll cost you an additional $9/mo.

I'm unsure about the rest of the season, but this upcoming Saturday race can be viewed online through live streaming at 1430 (HST) / 1930 (EST)...

"For those who do not have access to beIN Sport TV, the races will also be shown via live streaming video on www.beinsport.tv (http://). And contrary to what is stated in the FAQ section on www.beinsport.com (http://), network spokesmen have twice confirmed that no special login will be required to watch this coming weekend’s races via live streaming video." 

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50889 (http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50889)



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 21, 2013, 08:46:29 AM
I'm unsure about the rest of the season, but this upcoming Saturday race can be viewed online through live streaming at 1430 (HST) / 1930 (EST)...

"For those who do not have access to beIN Sport TV, the races will also be shown via live streaming video on www.beinsport.tv (http://) (http://) (http://) (http://) (http://). And contrary to what is stated in the FAQ section on www.beinsport.com (http://) (http://) (http://) (http://) (http://), network spokesmen have twice confirmed that no special login will be required to watch this coming weekend’s races via live streaming video."  

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50889 (http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50889)




I think that's all well and good. Mostly. It's the live streaming part....... does that mean you have to be awake and online when they stream?  Since I don't have the time I think this old man needs to set computers up I'll likely get beIN for this one race. There's also friends coming in from the mainland who want to see the race so it will have to be recorded for them. I'm exploring alternatives for this race and future races too.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on February 21, 2013, 03:43:23 PM
Exploring?  Hell son, you got 'em.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 22, 2013, 08:42:03 AM
More than one now thank you but nothing is really up and running 100% yet.  Actually not true. I was watching a bit of soccer last night on beIN so that should work.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on February 23, 2013, 01:00:38 AM
There's also friends coming in from the mainland who want to see the race so it will have to be recorded for them. I'm exploring alternatives for this race and future races too.

If all else fails, I can download the race and give you a soft copy on a thumb drive...especially while your friends are visiting. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 23, 2013, 08:59:52 AM
If all else fails, I can download the race and give you a soft copy on a thumb drive...especially while your friends are visiting. 

Thanks but the other side of that is the need for a new big screen for the garage and that is up to the upstairs neighbor. I think he's going for the beIN route instead. There's more to this story. No biggie and thanks again!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 03, 2013, 02:33:40 AM
Ok folks, the much anticipated Grand Prix season opening race in Qatar this Sunday...I know, WSBK & AMA is more exciting!  SPEED will air MotoGP and Moto2, this Sunday (Apr 7) at 0900 and 1700 (respectively).  Moto3 will air on Tuesday (9 April) at 0600.  1214 for SPEED-HD or 214 for SPEED...DVR is set.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 04, 2013, 02:26:53 AM
Qatar Losail's
Looking forward to it!!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 04, 2013, 11:37:54 AM
Thanks for the head's up!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on April 04, 2013, 11:56:44 AM
Wagers?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 04, 2013, 12:55:29 PM
Wagers?

Yeah, I bet you that Ducati doesn't make the podium... :-*


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 04, 2013, 05:37:17 PM
Something I haven't been able to say since he broke his leg ~2.5 years ago- Rossi has an excellent chance at snatching a podium spot!  It's still early in the week as riders improve their setup, but it's always good to see Crutchlow doing well and I hope Spies improves by Sunday (currently in 13th aboard Pramac Ducati).  Colin Edwards is still sorting out his NGM ART bike in 17th place out of 24 riders.  Below are the top 10 FP1 results. 

Pos.   Num.     Rider                    Team                     Km/h   Time           Gap 1st/Prev.
1   99   Jorge LORENZO      Yamaha Factory      341.7   1'56.685   
2   35   Cal CRUTCHLOW   Yamaha Tech 3        338.5   1'56.743   0.058 / 0.058
3   46   Valentino ROSSI      Yamaha Factory        338.2   1'56.756   0.071 / 0.013
4   93   Marc MARQUEZ           Repsol Honda              344.7   1'57.276   0.591 / 0.520
5   4   Andrea DOVIZIOSO   Ducati Team                  343.0   1'57.538   0.853 / 0.262
6   19   Alvaro BAUTISTA   Honda Gresini             340.4   1'57.601   0.916 / 0.063
7   6   Stefan BRADL           LCR Honda                  343.5   1'57.670   0.985 / 0.069
8   26   Dani PEDROSA         Repsol Honda              344.4   1'57.749   1.064 / 0.079
9   41   Aleix ESPARGARO   Pwr Elec Aspar            325.3   1'57.843   1.158 / 0.094
10   69   Nicky HAYDEN           Ducati Team            341.7   1'57.926   1.241 / 0.083


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Raux on April 04, 2013, 11:54:09 PM
holy crap, that ART is in the top 10!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 05, 2013, 02:13:07 AM
Imagine if Rossi actually won the race.   :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 05, 2013, 02:43:04 AM
Imagine if Rossi actually won the race.   :o

It would make Teresa's day! I'll be content to see him in the top 3...or ahead of the CRT bikes. Hey, I'm easy to please!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 06, 2013, 02:51:00 AM
It would make Teresa's day! I'll be content to see him in the top 3...or ahead of the CRT bikes. Hey, I'm easy to please!

Ahead of the CRT / ART bikes?  Don't insult the guy!!  He's not riding for Ducati anymore.   ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 07, 2013, 03:36:37 PM
Not spoil .....
But very enjoyable.   [thumbsup]
do we have a "Stoner" replacement in Marquez!!? [beer]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 07, 2013, 10:58:40 PM
What a race!!  About f'n time.  If there were MVP awards to be made it would be


ROSSI !!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on April 07, 2013, 11:11:16 PM
Race for second you mean. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 08, 2013, 01:54:28 AM
Race for second you mean. 

Were you not entertained even for second and the harbinger of races to come?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 08, 2013, 02:17:23 AM
 
Were you not entertained even for second and the harbinger of races to come?

 [popcorn] [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 08, 2013, 02:52:38 AM
Wow, what a great show!  Unsure whether to be more excited about "Rossi's return or Marquez' arrival!"  It was great seeing Rossi back on the podium. Equally impressive was seeing Marquez battle at that level for his debut GP race, and Crutchlow keeping pace with the front pack on a satellite bike.

Ironically, Rossi ran out fuel after the finish line & had to catch a ride on the back of a Ducati to get back to the garage!  :-)

 [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on April 08, 2013, 04:32:23 AM
Were you not entertained even for second and the harbinger of races to come?

I was.  But the excitement quickly wanes at the thought of races being a series of parade laps for the leader, like Losail was.  Time will tell...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 08, 2013, 11:34:25 AM
Did anyone happen to catch that moment when Marquez had his bike totally sideways under acceleration and was looking like a mile dirt track racer?   :o :o

How about the front of that Ducati going away and under The Ben during the practice sessions?  Evil -- evil -- evil.  It slammed him as hard as some high sides go.

I think our duels are going to be the Lorenzo/Rossi/Marquez fights and they should be pretty dog gone good.   [popcorn]  [popcorn]

Don't get me wrong.  Watching a single leader disappear off into the sunset is not my idea of the great race either but if all the rest of MotoGP this year is as exciting as yesterday's race was then I still wouldn't complain.   [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 10, 2013, 01:39:44 PM
Supposed to have WSBK at Aragon this Sunday, but the only listing I can find on beIn (CH1229) is for FIM World Superstock...???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 10, 2013, 11:29:09 PM
The Aragon races are listed in my DirecTV guide on BeIN...checked this morning. There's a 2 hour 40 minute block starting around 5 am.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 10, 2013, 11:30:49 PM
I am not sure BeIN is fast in updating their program schedule with certain providors...for the Philip Island race, it read as Soccer in the program  guide until like a day or 2 beforehand....


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 11, 2013, 11:45:24 AM
Checked BeIn sports webpage this morning and they now have WSBK coming on at 5 AM Central time and running until 9:40 AM Central time.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 15, 2013, 12:35:31 AM
Good WSBK wkend at Argon...well, unless you were one of the riders experiencing electronic issues, crashing, an engine blowout,  false neutral at corner entry, or running out of gas at the end of the race!  Great performance by Chaz Davies...it was good to see Checa back on the paddock, but I hope his injuries continue to heal leading into the 3rd round.

If anyone is interested, the AMA Daytona 200 race video is featured their website at http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/multimedia/video.cfm (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/multimedia/video.cfm).

Next wkend...MotoGP in Austin!



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 17, 2013, 11:43:59 AM
I have a couple friends last night who left for the COTA race.  They will be part of a group of 4 or 5 riders on GSXR's leaving from Kansas City and heading to Austin where they'll meet up with Wally.

Hope the weather stays good for them.  ( Envy  envy  envy )   [laugh]   [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on April 18, 2013, 12:39:38 AM
I'm a bit jealous...although, I'm sure their butts and lower backs will appreciate the frequent gas stops to stretch! :-)  I hope they have a safe ride and a great experience. 


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 21, 2013, 02:56:20 PM
There's a new kid in town.

MM & Honda.....watch out Jorge [evil]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 27, 2013, 06:46:09 PM
There should be a World Superbike race tomorrow.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 27, 2013, 07:38:30 PM
There should be a World Superbike race tomorrow.

11:45 pm tonight on BeIN (1229)...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on April 27, 2013, 09:28:32 PM
There should be a World Superbike race tomorrow.

You know what to do.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 28, 2013, 10:12:39 PM
Smokin' race 2!... :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 29, 2013, 06:01:08 PM
DUCATI WINS!..

in Superstock...

fantastic finish in this one...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 12, 2013, 01:16:16 PM
WSBK Race One at Monza........  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 12, 2013, 01:17:28 PM
WSBK Race One at Monza........  [thumbsup]

Crackin' good race...wonder what happened to Checa, didn't see his name at all in the finishing order... ???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 16, 2013, 06:43:05 PM
Superstock again for the win!... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 16, 2013, 09:16:12 PM
Crackin' good race...wonder what happened to Checa, didn't see his name at all in the finishing order... ???

Not physically fit enough to race yet.  Same thing might hold true for Spies this weekend, although I haven't checked yet. Not holding my breath.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 05, 2013, 05:52:51 PM
Schwantz to race Suzuka 8 Hour with Haga and Katayama...

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/kevin-schwantz-noriyuki-haga-and-yukio-kagayama-teaming-up-for-suzuka-8-hours/ (http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/kevin-schwantz-noriyuki-haga-and-yukio-kagayama-teaming-up-for-suzuka-8-hours/)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 09, 2013, 06:07:02 PM
Very excellent WSBK Race 1 at Portimao!!!   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 09, 2013, 06:53:00 PM
Very excellent WSBK Race 1 at Portimao!!!   [thumbsup]

+1


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 10, 2013, 05:33:02 PM
Supersport at Portimao, extremely entertaining last four laps... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 10, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
Heard good stuff about all the other races so I'll try to watch what I can tonight.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 26, 2013, 08:31:53 AM
MotoGP has a Saturday race this weekend at Assen.

WSBK is racing at Imola on Sunday.

I still have yet to watch the AMA races from Barber last weekend.

Going to be busy with the tely over the next few days.   ;D   [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 26, 2013, 05:32:29 PM
There's also F1 and NHRA...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 27, 2013, 08:17:43 AM
There's also F1 and NHRA...

Tour de France also starts this weekend.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 28, 2013, 12:13:41 PM
Crutchlow on pole at Assen...Jorge will try and race with surgically repaired collarbone from Friday's crash...

http://www.motogp.com/ (http://www.motogp.com/)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on June 29, 2013, 12:52:09 PM
Crutchlow on pole at Assen...Jorge will try and race with surgically repaired collarbone from Friday's crash...

http://www.motogp.com/ (http://www.motogp.com/)

Wow....I have broken my collarbone twice, thru motocross accidents.
Very painful!!

Hard to believe he is race ready...even with surgical correction. [bow_down]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 29, 2013, 02:54:15 PM
Haven't watched the race yet but not many people think Lorenzo will be much of a factor but only will be just garnering some points.  Better to get a few points than none.  Could be a tight fight for the championship this year.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 29, 2013, 05:28:44 PM
Best MotoGP race in awhile... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on June 29, 2013, 07:40:52 PM
Best MotoGP race in awhile... [thumbsup]

This!!

I'm no fan of Jlo, but he did really put on a mean show today.  Big props to him.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 29, 2013, 08:18:07 PM
I'm no far of Jlo, but he did really put on a mean show today.  Big props to him.

+1...a real gutty performance...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 30, 2013, 06:25:50 PM
I think this race nicely showcased lots of stuff:

ROSSI!!    Good to see him win! That will do wonders for his self confidence & hopefully he will win more but doubtful that he will be in championship contention this year anyway.

Crutchlow....... screwed up the start something fierce and almost wrote him off but the guy has a huge heart and fought back. Could have actually placed better but kept messing up in a few corners that set him back.

Pedrosa ..... super talented, fast as all get out until he gets consistently pressured and if he gets passed it's like stabbing him and hard for him to fight back.  If he had Crutchlow's heart he'd be a champion already.

Marquez .... better than Dani but trying to be a team player until it's obvious that Dani is just not going to hold a fast enough pace so he has to pass him.  There's being a team player and then there's beinga team player but if your teammate is going to fold then what can you do?

Lorenzo....... Big balls and kudos to him for even showing up to race let alone race as hard as he did. Absolutely deserves all those points and then some.  But......... even though he was totally spent at the end of the race you cannot tell me that he didn't have enough left in him to pull up to his teammate Rossi and congratulate him on a race win.  No,  the guy just doesn't have enough class to do that.  It's only that.. class & sportsmanship and I think he needs more.  He can be dour just like Pedrosa, who gives a real rip but if he could finish the race and the give Rossi a fist pump on the track that would really show something.  He just doesn't have that something.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 12, 2013, 09:45:49 PM
Lorenzo....... Big balls and kudos to him for even showing up to race let alone race as hard as he did. Absolutely deserves all those points and then some.  

Unfortunately, I think Lorenzo just took himself out of the next 2x races during today's practice in Germany!  He high-sided during practice and landed on the same broken shoulder, which bent the titanium plate on his collarbone. Speaking of balls, he was setting the fastest pace before he crashed.

This blows open the season in favor of Pedrosa and Marquez and improves Rossi's/Crutchlow's chances to earn additional podium spots.  Sunday's race should be interesting, especially at turn 11, which has already hosted multiple crashes!

*Edit:  Pedrosa maybe out for this wkend race due to a crash...he was airlifted due to a shoulder/collarbone fracture and possible concussion.  Marquez will be on pole, with Rossi and Crutchlow in front row...wonder how Bradl will do, in front of his home fans.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 13, 2013, 08:14:53 AM
In a weird and unpredictable way the season is getting interesting.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 14, 2013, 10:32:24 PM
In a weird and unpredictable way the season is getting interesting.

Agree...this MotoGP season has been the best in years!  Great run in Germany by Marquez/Crutch/Rossi, with honorable mentions to Bradl and Espargaro!  Next stop...next Sunday...Laguna Seca.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 15, 2013, 09:57:57 AM
Great run in Germany by Marquez/Crutch/Rossi, with honorable mentions to Bradl and Espargaro!  

Yawn......


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 15, 2013, 11:41:30 PM
Yawn......

Oh come on, get some coffee and wake up!  [coffee]  [cheeky]

It was a good race with a few good passes.  I'm just excited to see someone other than Lorenzo and Pedrosa in the lead!  Hey, I'm easily amused...      


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 18, 2013, 08:48:26 PM
It was a good race with a few good passes.  I'm just excited to see someone other than Lorenzo and Pedrosa in the lead!  Hey, I'm easily amused...   

A few good passes don't make a race...and the reason Pedrosa/Lorentho weren't in the lead is because they didn't make the show... [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 18, 2013, 08:49:09 PM
Free at last, free at last...

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/Hayden+to+leave+Ducati+Team+at+end+of+year (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/Hayden+to+leave+Ducati+Team+at+end+of+year)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 19, 2013, 03:44:58 AM
A few good passes don't make a race...and the reason Pedrosa/Lorentho weren't in the lead is because they didn't make the show... [roll]

Unfortunately, in recent MotoGP seasons, a few good passes do make a good race!  [bang]  I've accepted MotoGP for what it is...similar to watching FIFA cup soccer or NHL hockey!  

Thanks for the Hayden article.  He's been a good US ambassador for the Ducati brand.....wonder if he'll get picked up by a satellite team (any seats opening up?) or head to WSBK?!  This is the time (Laguna Seca) when contract info and rumors start coming out.   [coffee]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 19, 2013, 08:21:34 AM
I bet Hayden goes to WSBK.  I can't see him going down a similar road that Colin Edwards has been on.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 19, 2013, 08:48:43 AM
I bet Hayden goes to WSBK.  I can't see him going down a similar road that Colin Edwards has been on.

+1


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 19, 2013, 10:06:00 PM
+1

+2

I can't see Hayden on a CRT bike either...he alluded to it, stating he doesn't want to a non-competitive team to just pick up a point here and here.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 19, 2013, 10:08:22 PM
Lorentho and Pedrosa will be racing while injured at Laguna Seca.  Marquez set the fastest pace during Friday's practice (FP2).

(http://www.superbikeplanet.com/image/2013/motogp/lagunaseca/tim02/soup_gp_93_8833.jpg)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 21, 2013, 01:13:51 PM
Laguna Seca is already off to an interesting start, with Marquez overtaking Rossi on the cork screw...hope the rest of race will be as interesting (and safe).

Unfortunately, a tragic accident at Moscow Raceway (World Supersport) claimed the life of Andrea Antonelli (Kawasaki).

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/45-ssp-news/17805-tragic-accident-at-moscow-raceway-.html (http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/45-ssp-news/17805-tragic-accident-at-moscow-raceway-.html)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 22, 2013, 07:12:32 AM
Crazy race 1 in WSBK...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 22, 2013, 08:45:31 AM
Crazy race 1 in WSBK...

Going to watch that tonight when I get home.  Found out that they were doing a re-broadcast yesterday evening and got the DVR going on that.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 22, 2013, 08:47:29 AM
Laguna Seca is already off to an interesting start, with Marquez overtaking Rossi on the cork screw...hope the rest of race will be as interesting (and safe).


I'm sure the irony of that was not lost on Rossi at the moment and he was probably laughing his ass off.   [laugh]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on July 22, 2013, 07:19:37 PM
I'm sure the irony of that was not lost on Rossi at the moment and he was probably laughing his ass off.   [laugh]

Oh he was...he was a good sport & congratulated/heckled Marquez for the pass on the cork screw. Adding to the irony, Marquez mentioned how incredible the '08 Rossi/Stoner battle at the corkscrew during an interview on Thursday...just a crazy hunch, I think Marquez drilled/practiced that specific pass at the corkscrew a few times prior to the race. :-)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 22, 2013, 09:45:40 PM
Going to watch that tonight when I get home.  Found out that they were doing a re-broadcast yesterday evening and got the DVR going on that.

Program guide the other day listed it as Race 1.  Recording listing showed it as WSBK Race 1.  Imagine my surprise when 2 hrs of soccer showed up as motorcycle racing.   [laugh]  [laugh]  [bang]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on August 03, 2013, 08:34:17 PM
Well it's been confirmed that Crutchlow will replace Hayden on the factory Ducati and Pol Espargaro (Moto2) will replace Crutchlow at Tech3.  I hope Crutchlow has negotiated a huge salary bump, since he's currently on a very competitive satellite bike at Tech3!  Scott Redding (Moto2) will also move to the GP class, but to "which" team has not been confirmed.
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/Crutchlow+to+join+Ducati+Team+in+2014 (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/Crutchlow+to+join+Ducati+Team+in+2014)

Meanwhile, Hayden is still weighting his options upto the next round.  Ducati is allegedly trying to keep him in the Ducati family, but in a different role whether it's satellite Ducati GP bike or WSBK.
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/ciabatti+review+first+part+of+the+season (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/ciabatti+review+first+part+of+the+season)

I hope all is well in Hawaii....


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Post by: MadDuck on August 03, 2013, 08:48:34 PM
Quote from: freeflydive link=topic=38976.msg1191075#msg1191075 date=1375590857

I hope all is well in Hawaii....
[/quote

It ain't raining yet... but there's a big one on it's way.  Stocking up on propane and water, etc. tomorrow. 


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Post by: MadDuck on August 03, 2013, 08:51:38 PM
Hurricane Gil was downgraded to a tropical storm so we'll see.  Flossie fizzed.


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Post by: freeflydive on August 03, 2013, 09:03:48 PM
Strange weather...you're being threatened by tropical storms and potential hurricanes...meanwhile DC metro area is enjoying mid-to-low 80's...during August?!  The weather has made my summer transition back to DC a lot easier.

I hope the storm will fizzle away or cause minimal impact to the islands.  You're all in our thoughts...tell Gloria I said hi.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 05, 2013, 05:46:05 PM
Crackin' good Race 2 in WSBK...at mid point the leaders were Davies, Cluzel, Baz and Camier... :o


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 14, 2013, 10:17:40 AM
Can't find the MotoGP Indy race on Oceanic's schedule...I've got the DVR set for Saturday's qualifying and the Moto2 & 3 races (Ch241 Fuel) on Monday, but no MotoGP... ???

I heard the new Fox sports channel was going to take over some events from Speed, but can't find anything scheduled...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 14, 2013, 12:44:14 PM
Fox Sports 1 launches this weekend and will carry MotoGP as well as other shows.  They are taking over Ch. 241 Fuel (as FS2) and Speed 214 (as FS1).

MotoGP will be shown on FS1 Ch. 214...but as of now Time Warner (Oceanic) and Fox have not come to an agreement regarding $$$, so it's questionable as to whether we'll get it or not.


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Post by: MadDuck on August 14, 2013, 11:01:25 PM
Fox Sports 1 launches this weekend and will carry MotoGP as well as other shows.  They are taking over Ch. 241 Fuel (as FS2) and Speed 214 (as FS1).

MotoGP will be shown on FS1 Ch. 214...but as of now Time Warner (Oceanic) and Fox have not come to an agreement regarding $$$, so it's questionable as to whether we'll get it or not.

I hate all of those guys.  The networks / cable provider guys that is.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 14, 2013, 11:08:37 PM
I hate all of those guys.  The networks / cable provider guys that is.

Yep, bunch o' money grubbers who could give a rip about their customers...


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Post by: MadDuck on August 15, 2013, 08:51:52 AM
Yep, bunch o' money grubbers who could give a rip about their customers...

Zactly!  Every last broadcast show has to generate it's own viewing audience / ad revenue or it's gone.  We're not watching hog calling here.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 15, 2013, 10:36:22 AM
Let's boycott motorcycle racing on TV!... [evil]





















NOT!... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on August 15, 2013, 02:27:27 PM
Let's boycott motorcycle racing on TV!... [evil]

NOT!... ;D

Actually, they're doing it for us.  Perverts.   >:(


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Post by: 118811 on August 17, 2013, 11:03:10 AM
The onscreen guide of my TV shows Motorcycle racing from 5am to 9am Sunday.... On channel 214,
do hope it's the MotoGP @ Indy!!!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 17, 2013, 04:06:22 PM
My guide shows ch 214 as FS1 now, vice Speed, and lists Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP from 5a - 9 a...


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Post by: 118811 on August 17, 2013, 09:44:34 PM
My guide shows ch 214 as FS1 now, vice Speed, and lists Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP from 5a - 9 a...
[thumbsup]
 [Dolph]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 17, 2013, 10:12:57 PM
[thumbsup]
 [Dolph]

Watched MotoGP Indy qualifying on FS2 (ch 241) this afternoon... real shitty picture, had me thinking maybe I should go on the roof and adjust the antenna like in the old days... [thumbsdown]


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Post by: MadDuck on August 18, 2013, 10:08:23 AM
Hopefully the race is better.


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Post by: 118811 on August 18, 2013, 10:51:38 AM
Watched MotoGP Indy qualifying on FS2 (ch 241) this afternoon... real shitty picture, had me thinking maybe I should go on the roof and adjust the antenna like in the old days... [thumbsdown]

Yeah, picture was Bad!,    [thumbsdown]

Nicky goes bumpitty bump.... [evil]


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Post by: MadDuck on August 18, 2013, 06:22:48 PM
Nothing wrong with the picture today!  Maybe my antenna was set right.   ;D  The race had it's good moments and it's boring stretches.  How about Marquez?  Dani grew some balls finally!  [thumbsup]  Even Rossi got into the game but too late.  He's got the bike but his head is not in the same place as it used to be.  Close but not not quite in the same place.  Wouldn't take much for him but maybe he'd have to push harder now than he used to.


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Post by: MadDuck on August 24, 2013, 06:53:07 PM
Brno on FS1 tonight but only once.  No replay in the morning like Speed used to do.  The Moto2 is on in the am but no second viewing of the main race.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 24, 2013, 07:36:47 PM
Brno on FS1 tonight but only once.  No replay in the morning like Speed used to do.  The Moto2 is on in the am but no second viewing of the main race.

FS2 (CH 241) has what appears to be Moto2 & Moto3 at 8 & 9 Monday morn...we need to keep FS1 freed up for NASCAR...


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Post by: MadDuck on August 24, 2013, 10:39:06 PM
NASCAR pays the rent.  No problem there as long as I get to see my races.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 01, 2013, 05:57:55 PM
Crackin' finish at Silverstone... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on September 01, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
^  +1

WSBK  race 2 pretty good too.  Race 1 good too but not quite as tight as Race 2.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 13, 2013, 07:10:18 PM
MotoGP at San Marino and WSBK at Istanbul on Sunday... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on September 13, 2013, 11:13:48 PM
MotoGP at San Marino and WSBK at Istanbul on Sunday... [thumbsup]

Hot dang!

Istanbul was not on the earlier schedule.  [Dolph]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 14, 2013, 07:49:54 AM
Istanbul was not on the earlier schedule.  [Dolph]

Had Istanbul written on my calendar, but when I checked, my VTR hadn't picked it up as it should have...had to search for it and set it to record manually... ???


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 28, 2013, 07:51:51 PM
My DVR recorded programs file shows WSBK Race 1 at Laguna Seca as having been recorded at 12:00 pm today...Race 2 is scheduled for 10:45 tomorrow morning.

MotoGP at Aragon is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:00 am.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 28, 2013, 11:34:26 PM
Crackin' Race 1...


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Post by: MadDuck on September 29, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
Missed it!  Dang!    [bang]

Just hoping that Race 2 is good also along with the MotoGP.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 29, 2013, 07:15:46 AM
I actually missed the last 1 1/2 laps because the race was red flagged 3 times and I didn't have the record time set long enough...it was a good one though with Sykes, Davies, Melandri and Guintoli all with a chance to win at one point or another...


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Post by: MadDuck on September 29, 2013, 08:58:42 PM
MotoGP & WSBK Race 2 both great!!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 29, 2013, 10:41:15 PM
MotoGP & WSBK Race 2 both great!!

+1!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 17, 2013, 07:20:50 AM
Nicky on a Honda next year...

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/aspar+honda+contract (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/aspar+honda+contract)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 19, 2013, 12:07:39 PM
WSBK Philip Island 11:45 this evening on Ch 1229, MotoGP Jerez 3:00 Sunday morning on Ch 1214... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on October 20, 2013, 12:28:05 AM
WSBK Philip Island 11:45 this evening on Ch 1229, MotoGP Jerez 3:00 Sunday morning on Ch 1214... ;D

The only problem with that is that the programming overlaps and you have to be watching one and recording it to record the other one, at least on my system that is.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 20, 2013, 07:17:01 AM
The only problem with that is that the programming overlaps and you have to be watching one and recording it to record the other one, at least on my system that is.

Bummer, I can record two shows simultaneously...if the TV is on and I'm recording two shows then I have to be watching one of those shows or a previously recorded one, no live stuff...


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Post by: MadDuck on October 20, 2013, 07:44:01 AM
I just left the TV on all night & got both series.  Yay!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 20, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
I just left the TV on all night & got both series.  Yay!

Where there's a will, there's a way... [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 21, 2013, 07:38:49 AM
Weird stuff in MotoGP Down Under... ???


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Post by: MadDuck on October 21, 2013, 08:45:40 AM
Marquez...... [bang]     [bang]     [bang]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 26, 2013, 03:36:21 PM
Spies calling it a day...

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/spies+announces+his+retirement (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/spies+announces+his+retirement)


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Post by: MadDuck on October 26, 2013, 04:18:17 PM
Spies calling it a day...

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/spies+announces+his+retirement (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/spies+announces+his+retirement)


It may not be that he is quitting racing altogether like the headline implies, it only means he & Ducati have parted ways.

Now, on the other hand, I called the end to his MotoGP career back in August at that Indianapolis crash.  It's in the Racing & Trackdays threads.  The guy has had shit luck and shit results since he started racing MotoGP.  Highly doubtful that any team would pick him up with all the other talent out there.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on January 06, 2014, 12:52:21 PM
Provisional 2014 calendars for WSBK & MotoGP...

http://www.worldsbk.com/images/stories/documents/FIM_2014_Provisional_Calendar_29NOV.pdf (http://www.worldsbk.com/images/stories/documents/FIM_2014_Provisional_Calendar_29NOV.pdf)

http://css.motogp.com/media/pdf/calendar/MotoGP-2014Calendar.pdf?2013-12-20.r007a4219d1 (http://css.motogp.com/media/pdf/calendar/MotoGP-2014Calendar.pdf?2013-12-20.r007a4219d1)


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Post by: freeflydive on January 17, 2014, 05:10:25 PM
Aloha to one and all...I hope everyone is having a great start to a new year (mine would be perfect it was a tad warmer). 

Fighter Pilot- Thanks for posting the 2014 race calendars...I'm great at tracking MotoGP races, but I tend to lose track of the WSBK events! 

Cheers,
Majdi


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on January 17, 2014, 05:38:34 PM
Hey Majdi, good to hear from you...hope you're having a good year so far...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 17, 2014, 05:15:34 PM
Friday Ch 1229 @ 5:45pm...WSBK Superpole @ Philip island.  Programming is for 1.5 hrs so presumably Race 1 follows as I see no other listing for Race 1 or 2.


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Post by: MadDuck on February 18, 2014, 08:30:09 AM
Friday Ch 1229 @ 5:45pm...WSBK Superpole @ Philip island.  Programming is for 1.5 hrs so presumably Race 1 follows as I see no other listing for Race 1 or 2.

Interesting as the WSBK website says Qualifying 2 ( which is Superpole I believe ) is Friday our time 6:25 pm to 6:40 pm, unless the time change calculator on the website has it wrong. I'll check that again using another calculator. I don't really understand the two times as I think it'd be hard to run qualifying during a 15 minute window. Dunno.

The races are scheduled for Saturday, our time, 3pm & 5:40pm ( live from Australia ) according to race officials at Phillip Island --- dont' know about the BeIn programming times but they were constantly late with those announcements last year.

 [Dolph]  [Dolph]

So, I rechecked and the times are correct for the actual last qualifying. As far as actual race times go. Practice times & earlier qualifying start earlier.  What they are listing as Superpole may, in fact, be all or most of the different qualifying sessions. The last qualifying is a fifteen minute session.


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Post by: 118811 on February 18, 2014, 11:12:38 AM
Friday Ch 1229 @ 5:45pm...WSBK Superpole @ Philip island.  Programming is for 1.5 hrs so presumably Race 1 follows as I see no other listing for Race 1 or 2.

Thanks FP!

Anybody on here have Hawaiian Telecom....hoping we have a Chanel carry these races!?


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Post by: MadDuck on February 18, 2014, 02:12:45 PM
Thanks FP!

Anybody on here have Hawaiian Telecom....hoping we have a Chanel carry these races!?

Hawaiian TelCom has to carry a BeIn Sports feed or some other Euro feed. You can also go to worldsbk.com and buy a season video pass.


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Post by: DRKWNG on February 18, 2014, 03:00:47 PM
You can also go to worldsbk.com and buy a season video pass.

Or just download the races from another site.   :D


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 20, 2014, 07:09:30 PM
WSBK Phillip Island...

Race 1 @ 2:30 pm on Sat.

Race 2 @ 5:00 pm on Sat.

Ch 1229


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Post by: MadDuck on February 21, 2014, 08:38:17 AM
The home crew will be armed with beers, pupus and smokes.   [thumbsup]  [popcorn]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 21, 2014, 07:21:36 PM
From another forum...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/20/motogp-world-champion-marc-marquez-sidelined-with-broken-leg/?src=SOC&dom=fb (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/20/motogp-world-champion-marc-marquez-sidelined-with-broken-leg/?src=SOC&dom=fb)



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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 21, 2014, 11:57:15 PM
watched the superpole...boring...


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Post by: MadDuck on February 22, 2014, 09:18:11 AM
watched the superpole...boring...

Thought exactly the same thing doncha know.


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Post by: MadDuck on February 22, 2014, 12:31:54 PM
Thought exactly the same thing doncha know.

Actually SP2 was quite a bit better than SP1.  The Apes are looking good. New suspension rules & 8 engines are going to make things interesting for all the teams. 


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 22, 2014, 01:42:39 PM
Actually SP2 was quite a bit better than SP1.  The Apes are looking good. New suspension rules & 8 engines are going to make things interesting for all the teams. 

They also mentioned that Sykes was running off the shelf Ohlins rather than last year's unobtainable (to you and me) Ohlins...and that may have cost him a few grid spots for the start.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 22, 2014, 06:08:09 PM
Entertaining Race 1 with a surprise winner... [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 21, 2014, 12:00:24 PM
Qatar GP @ Doha/Losail, Sunday 8:30 am on FS1 Ch 1214... [Dolph]


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Post by: 118811 on March 21, 2014, 09:20:24 PM
Qatar GP @ Doha/Losail, Sunday 8:30 am on FS1 Ch 1214... [Dolph]

Thanks for the heads up...FP!!


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Post by: 118811 on March 23, 2014, 07:58:59 PM
Awesome season opener in Qatar!!! [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on March 23, 2014, 11:10:19 PM
Maybe #46 will return this year?


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 24, 2014, 09:58:03 AM
Great finish to the first race...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 04, 2014, 12:25:02 PM
Increased TV coverage for MotoGP...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/926/18204/Motorcycle-Article/MotoGP-Increases-Worldwide-TV-Coverage.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/926/18204/Motorcycle-Article/MotoGP-Increases-Worldwide-TV-Coverage.aspx)


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 11, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
WSBK Aragon Superpole Ch 1229 @ 6:00 am Sat.

WSBK Aragon Race 1 & 2 Ch 1229 @ 4:55 am on Sun.

MotoGP - GP of the Americas Ch 1214 on Sun:

Moto3 @ 7:00

Moto2 @ 8:00

GP @ 9:00


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Post by: freeflydive on April 11, 2014, 05:04:58 PM
Hi gang, I hope all is well on Oahu!  Thanks for giving me something to look forward to...just when I thought the Cherry Blossom parade (in DC) was going to be my wkend highlight!   [shot]

Cheers,
Majdi


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 14, 2014, 11:01:58 AM
beIN Sports or Oceanic really screwed the airing of WSBK Race 2...they showed the podium ceremony at lap 10, then continued the race to the end and showed it again... [thumbsdown]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 03, 2014, 07:49:17 AM
MotoGP Espana...FS1 1214 at 1:00am Sunday...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 17, 2014, 10:26:27 PM
French GP, 1:00 am Sunday, CH 1210...will Marquez make it 5 in a row?


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Post by: 118811 on May 17, 2014, 11:17:39 PM
French GP, 1:00 am Sunday, CH 1210...will Marquez make it 5 in a row?
[/quot

Thanks for the reminder FP!

and, yes 5 in a row [coffee]


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Post by: 118811 on May 18, 2014, 10:12:43 AM
 [clap] [popcorn] [clap [clap]

MM< even being handicapped by a 10th place position!!!


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 25, 2014, 01:57:54 PM
Terrific first race at Donnington Park... [thumbsup]


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Post by: MadDuck on May 25, 2014, 07:39:21 PM
Yes! a cracking good one it was.  Almost like MotoGP a week ago.  I hear the second race was good too!


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Post by: freeflydive on May 31, 2014, 04:36:34 PM
Mugello is already off to a good start for Ducati.  Iannone (Pramac Racing) qualified in his first MotoGP front row while also setting a new MotoGP top speed record in FP3, flying at 349.6 KM/H (~218 mph) through the speed trap.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 01, 2014, 04:36:07 PM
MotoGP at Mugello...helluva last 10 laps... [thumbsup]


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Post by: freeflydive on June 01, 2014, 06:08:51 PM
It was a great race.  While FIM/MotoGP has imposed a lot of crazy changes, there's no denying they have become more entertaining and competitive from a few years ago. 

 [Dolph] [beer] [Dolph]


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Post by: MadDuck on June 02, 2014, 08:26:21 AM
MotoGP at Mugello...helluva last 10 laps... [thumbsup]

Even before then but, yea, hell yea!   [thumbsup] [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 05, 2014, 10:42:56 PM
WSBK Sepang 6pm Sat on 1229...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 15, 2014, 06:04:17 PM
Another banger at Catalunya...mark my words though, Marquez is going to hurt someone one day the way he dive bombs people in the corners... ???


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 27, 2014, 10:18:21 AM
Dutch GP at Assen, 1:00 am Sat on Ch 1214...


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Post by: MadDuck on June 27, 2014, 02:19:04 PM
Dutch GP at Assen, 1:00 am Sat on Ch 1214...

Thank goodness for digital recording!


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Post by: 118811 on June 28, 2014, 12:21:35 PM
Thank goodness for digital recording!

YEAH...BUT my DVR didn't get the last 3 laps :'(


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Post by: MadDuck on June 29, 2014, 09:14:44 AM
YEAH...BUT my DVR didn't get the last 3 laps :'(

Don't worry. You didn't miss anything.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 29, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
YEAH...BUT my DVR didn't get the last 3 laps :'(

The rain delay got me too...reminder to self, set the DVR to record an extra few minutes for moto events...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 06, 2014, 09:34:38 PM
Crazy WSBK race 2 at Portimao...


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 12, 2014, 11:00:40 AM
Great weekend for motorbike raqcing...

MotoGP at Germany, 1:00am on FS1 1214.

WSBK at Laguna Seca, Race 1 at 7:30am on beIN 1229 (live)...Race 2 at 11:15 (live).


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 10, 2014, 06:22:19 PM
Boo on Fox Sports One for the technical difficulties they experienced during the latter portion of the race at Indy...on the bright side, we really didn't miss anything and got to watch the last lap and a bit more free of Ralph Sheheen's drivel... [thumbsup]


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 04, 2014, 10:14:26 PM
Sykes on pole at Magny-Cours...


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Post by: MadDuck on October 05, 2014, 08:02:54 AM
There's only these two races and one more race day at Losail. Maybe he can grab the championship today.


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Post by: MadDuck on October 26, 2014, 07:23:42 PM
Crackin' good races in Moto2 and MotoGP.  Sepang.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 26, 2014, 07:49:35 PM
Crackin' good races in Moto2 and MotoGP.  Sepang.

Yup... ;D


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Post by: MadDuck on February 22, 2015, 09:38:08 AM
World Super Bike at Phillips Island.  OMG!  Quite possibly the best races of the whole season. If the coming races bring more of the same we are in for a real treat this year.


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 22, 2015, 07:59:31 PM
World Super Bike at Phillips Island.  OMG!  Quite possibly the best races of the whole season. If the coming races bring more of the same we are in for a real treat this year.

Crackin' good!...


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Post by: MadDuck on March 29, 2015, 06:22:07 PM
Fantastic MotoGP racing at Qatar.


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Post by: DRKWNG on March 31, 2015, 10:16:45 AM
Fantastic MotoGP racing at Qatar.

It most certainly was.  When was the last time we've seen two Ducs in Parc Firma?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 01, 2015, 08:15:35 AM
Quite a few years.  One of the other threads mentioned a Stoner 1st & Hayden 3rd.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 01, 2015, 05:46:29 PM
Fantastic MotoGP racing at Qatar.

Just now watched the race...a great one!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 12, 2015, 04:37:09 PM
Great finish in WSBK Race 1 at Aragon... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 14, 2015, 10:59:00 PM
Poetry in motion!...

https://www.facebook.com/BRPFans/posts/966284046724630 (https://www.facebook.com/BRPFans/posts/966284046724630)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 14, 2015, 11:48:49 PM
Whoa, that's some lean angle!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 19, 2015, 03:12:11 PM
Argentina........ how about that stuff?   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on April 19, 2015, 04:40:35 PM
Yeah, good stuff.
Rossi and crew made the right choice😳😃


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 19, 2015, 09:23:04 PM
Argentina........ how about that stuff?   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

Old guys rule!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 20, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
WSBK Race 2 at Assen...a cracker!... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 24, 2015, 10:53:24 PM
Cracking good 1st race at Donington Park for WSBK.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 25, 2015, 10:03:59 AM
Cracking good 1st race at Donington Park for WSBK.

Those Brits are giving us a good show, eh wot?...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 25, 2015, 06:52:42 PM
They've taken over the show, they have, haven't they? Wot?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on May 31, 2015, 11:00:45 AM
Good race at Mugello.
J Lo is in form again!
Ducati bikes have a serious power advantage over the Japanese bikes...huh!!!?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 31, 2015, 01:46:34 PM
Good race at Mugello.
J Lo is in form again!
Ducati bikes have a serious power advantage over the Japanese bikes...huh!!!?

If you have spilled the beans then you are in big trouble.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 31, 2015, 01:52:07 PM
If you have spilled the beans then you are in big trouble.

 ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on May 31, 2015, 06:40:43 PM
Ooops.....sorry.
I misinterpreted the title of this thread!😣


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 31, 2015, 06:47:09 PM
Ooops.....sorry.
I misinterpreted the title of this thread!😣

Actually, I don't think you misinterpreted the thread.  The title says "WARNING SPOILERS", indicating that it may contain race results...it's just that here on Desmotropic most of us refrain "spilling the beans."   :-*


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 31, 2015, 09:36:35 PM
Not only on Desmotropic but on most boards all over it is considered to be poor form to spill or hint at actual race results until the day after or until there has been lots of otherwise discussion.  We'll live.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: 118811 on May 31, 2015, 11:07:03 PM
My bad....won't happen again.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 14, 2015, 10:16:51 AM
Shocker in Barcelona...Suzukis qualify one and two!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 14, 2015, 09:25:05 PM
Crazy start to the race.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 26, 2015, 08:38:22 AM
MotoGP at Assen tomorrow looking to be a good race!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: freeflydive on June 27, 2015, 06:29:36 PM
MotoGP at Assen tomorrow looking to be a good race!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]

Hello everyone…my name is Majdi…long time listener, first time caller (in a very long time)!    [bow_down]

I was thinking about you guys watching the race…and what an AMAZING race!  One of the few races I remember jumping up to my feet off the sofa as they came across the corner….errrr….finish line!  :-)

Unfortunately, the media is already trying to to create drama between Rossi and Marquez by pressing them for a reaction after the race.  Rossi believes he entered the chicane ahead of Marquez and had no where to go except get on the throttle as he skipped over the gravel…Marquez feels he's the rightful winner because he was on the inside before they touched and that Vale cut the corner.  Interestingly, Marquez didn't have a response when a journalist asked him where he expected Vale to go after they touched.  His move was similar to Laguna Seca last year with Rossi, but Marquez wasn't as positive about this occurrence.  

 [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn]    


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 28, 2015, 11:09:51 AM
If the roles were reversed then Marquez would have no problem.   [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 20, 2015, 10:33:27 PM
The brits put on a show at Laguna Seca...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 03, 2015, 09:43:36 AM
Crackin' WSBK Race 1 at Malaysia...helluva finish!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 03, 2015, 02:57:27 PM
Crackin' WSBK Race 1 at Maylasia...helluva finish!...

Will probably watch that tonight then. Thanks!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 03, 2015, 10:19:00 PM
Race 2, another cracker of a finish!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 09, 2015, 05:19:07 PM
Race 2, another cracker of a finish!...

Both of those WSBK races were good!

Plus a great MotoGP at Indy today!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 25, 2015, 02:23:31 PM
Boring MotoGP race at Brno.  Hope Silverstone this coming weekend will be better.   [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 25, 2015, 04:45:34 PM
Boring MotoGP race at Brno.  Hope Silverstone this coming weekend will be better.   [Dolph]

+1...love Silverstone...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 13, 2015, 11:13:43 PM
Interesting MotoGP race a Misano...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 14, 2015, 08:46:09 AM
Interesting MotoGP race a Misano...

Excitement level?  Haven't watched it yet.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 14, 2015, 12:16:24 PM
Excitement level?  Haven't watched it yet.

Not exciting as in lots of passing/fairing banging, but exciting in the anticipation of seeing who makes the right choices and when...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 21, 2015, 07:13:09 PM
For some reason I missed the WSBK races this passed weekend... ??? >:( :'(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 11, 2015, 12:42:22 PM
Motegi GP race was very interesting!  Good race. Surprising finish.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 11, 2015, 06:44:56 PM
Motegi GP race was very interesting!  Good race. Surprising finish.  [thumbsup]

Thought it was a good one!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 18, 2015, 08:38:08 AM
Phillips Island ---- nothing short of fantastic, maybe the best race of the whole year so far and maybe one of the classic ones of all time  [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 18, 2015, 10:37:19 PM
A nail bitter to the end...six passes on the last lap!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 24, 2015, 07:09:49 AM
Finally watched the Losail WSBK races yesterday...exciting, with surprise winners in each race... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 24, 2015, 11:26:07 AM
MotoGP live in my garage tonight. Race starts at 9.   [drink]  [drink]  [popcorn] [popcorn]  [bacon] [bacon]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 27, 2015, 12:23:04 PM
So the MotoGP championship is down to the last race.  This move cost Rossi 3 points...I think he let his frustrations with the Spaniards get the better of himself...

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/sepang-clash-video-should-rossi-be-penalized-for-marquez-crash-at-sepang-motopgp-motorcyclist?cmpid=enews102715&spPodID=030&spMailingID=23846483&spUserID=NjMxMTY5MjE1NDYS1&spJobID=662762782&spReportId=NjYyNzYyNzgyS0 (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/sepang-clash-video-should-rossi-be-penalized-for-marquez-crash-at-sepang-motopgp-motorcyclist?cmpid=enews102715&spPodID=030&spMailingID=23846483&spUserID=NjMxMTY5MjE1NDYS1&spJobID=662762782&spReportId=NjYyNzYyNzgyS0)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 29, 2015, 06:32:30 AM
So what do all of you who have seen the recent races think of this? I think Rossi should have handled himself better but understandably frustrated with the Spaniards. From all the footage I've watched it looks to me that Marquez turned into Rossi and Marquez didn't have to do that. He had other options to deal with Rossi pushing him wide.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 29, 2015, 05:24:35 PM
So what do all of you who have seen the recent races think of this? I think Rossi should have handled himself better but understandably frustrated with the Spaniards. From all the footage I've watched it looks to me that Marquez turned into Rossi and Marquez didn't have to do that. He had other options to deal with Rossi pushing him wide.

Pretty much agree, a sad ending to a great season in MotoGP.  Rossi's back of the grid starting position for Valencia has pretty much sealed it, unless he can convince Dovi or Iannone to take out Jorge...if the Spaniards were working together, why not the Italians?... [roll]



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 30, 2015, 08:49:29 AM
I've watched more and more footage & interviews.  Right now I'm inclined to think Marquez is a lying douchbag punk.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on November 23, 2015, 09:18:25 AM
Casey's back


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 23, 2015, 09:37:33 PM
Casey's back

Yahoo!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 23, 2015, 10:05:40 PM
Casey's back

Back where, on a Ducati?...

 [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: DRKWNG on November 24, 2015, 05:31:26 AM
Back where, on a Ducati?...

 [popcorn]

As a test rider.  For now.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 24, 2015, 08:45:24 AM
As a test rider.  For now.

And as an "ambassador" for the Ducati brand however that works as he never cared for the P.R. side of things.  He may get some wildcard rides.  He likes that Ducati is now listening to the riders whilst HRC still thinks the engineers know best.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 23, 2016, 03:02:34 PM
WSBK Philip Island Race 2 at 6:00pm on Sat 2/27, CH 1229...don't see Race 1 on the schedule... ???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 26, 2016, 08:34:26 AM
WSBK Philip Island Race 2 at 6:00pm on Sat 2/27, CH 1229...don't see Race 1 on the schedule... ???

Yes.  beIN is televising both WSBK & MotoGP this year from what I understand. Race 1 may be telecast tonight, Friday the 26th, at 6pm.  A little bit ago when I was at home it was only listed as "To Be Announced". I think it should be the race as WSBK has a new format this year with Race 1 being run on  Saturdays and Race 2 on Sundays.  It looks like that is what they are going to do all season long so as to attract more television viewing.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 26, 2016, 09:30:35 AM
Tks for the info... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 26, 2016, 07:46:50 PM
Race 1 may be telecast tonight, Friday the 26th, at 6pm.  

Preshow is on now, Race 1 at six...great deduction Sherlock!... ;D,


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 28, 2016, 01:01:29 AM
Race Two!  Woo Hoo!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 28, 2016, 07:00:18 AM
Race Two!  Woo Hoo!

+1


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 03, 2016, 08:03:06 PM
MotoGP Argentina   WOW!

Good racing over at Aragon for WBSK this weekend too.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 04, 2016, 06:56:43 AM
MotoGP Argentina   WOW!

Two bone head moves by Iannone in two races... ???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 04, 2016, 08:21:00 AM
Two bone head moves by Iannone in two races... ???

I call double bonehead in Argentina.  I bet there are strong words flowing in the Ducati team.  >:(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 04, 2016, 08:48:04 PM
What was the mid race bike swap in MotoGP all about?... ???



Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 04, 2016, 11:09:09 PM
What was the mid race bike swap in MotoGP all about?... ???



They weren't sure about the weather. The earlier races had some wet track but the track was drying. I think they may have started with rain tires and came in to switch to slicks.  Maverick Vinales caught a damp patch & went down. Too bad Rossi couldn't sort out the second bike as he was on fire for Marquez in the first half.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 04, 2016, 11:21:51 PM
Too bad Rossi couldn't sort out the second bike as he was on fire for Marquez in the first half.

+1   I kinda lost interest in the race after the swap, I only continued to watch for the chance to see a Duc or two on the podium... [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: ducpainter on April 12, 2016, 03:00:58 AM
They weren't sure about the weather. The earlier races had some wet track but the track was drying. I think they may have started with rain tires and came in to switch to slicks.  Maverick Vinales caught a damp patch & went down. Too bad Rossi couldn't sort out the second bike as he was on fire for Marquez in the first half.
It wasn't the weather. Scott Redding had a rear tire delaminate in practice like Baz did in testing. The plan was to use a different construction slick and give them an extra 30 min practice to figure it out. Then it rained Sunday morning. Michelin knew the original spec tires would be safe for at least 11 laps so they shortened the race to 20 laps and had a mandatory bike swap on lap 9, 10, or 11.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 12, 2016, 07:06:14 AM
Tks...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 18, 2016, 11:23:19 PM
Entertaining WSBK Race 2 at Assen... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 15, 2016, 11:03:26 PM
Interesting wet Race 2 at Sepang... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 16, 2016, 09:45:00 PM
Interesting wet Race 2 at Sepang... ;D

I know what happened but haven't watched it yet.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 18, 2016, 04:58:58 PM
The winner demonstrated that he's still got it...under the right conditions... ;)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 18, 2016, 10:25:50 PM
Wait until he gets a competitive bike under him.  [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 22, 2016, 07:11:41 PM
Crackin' MotoGP race at Mugello...I've never seen a more exciting last lap!... :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 05, 2016, 03:39:50 PM
Crackin' race at Catalunya...and another bonehead move by "The Maniac"... ???


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 25, 2017, 01:05:02 PM
Good WSBK opener at Phillip Island last night...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 26, 2017, 12:01:08 PM
Both really good races. Race 2 might even be a little better than Race 1, and that is saying something. Looks like a good season ahead.   [popcorn]  [popcorn]  [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 26, 2017, 02:00:08 PM
Both really good races. Race 2 might even be a little better than Race 1, and that is saying something. Looks like a good season ahead.   [popcorn]  [popcorn]  [popcorn]

Roger that!... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 01, 2017, 12:04:01 PM
Went to the DVR this morning to checkout WSBK Race 1 at Aragon and found that the broadcast is in Espanol...wtf?

Hopefully the rebroadcast later today is in English...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 02, 2017, 05:33:35 PM
Crackin' Race 2 at Aragon...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 04, 2017, 03:48:19 PM
Great Italian GP at Mugello... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 14, 2017, 11:21:46 PM
Great Italian GP at Mugello... ;D

Yes it was!  although the results of the Catalunya race are also known we are going to watch it on the big screen this Sat along with race one wsbk.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 17, 2017, 06:24:20 PM
Bizarre finish WSBK race 1 @ Misano... :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 18, 2017, 08:20:15 PM
Bizarre finish WSBK race 1 @ Misano... :o

Saw that too. Yikes!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 25, 2017, 02:09:23 PM
Awesome Dutch GP at Assen... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: ducpainter on June 26, 2017, 10:38:38 AM
Awesome Dutch GP at Assen... [thumbsup]
If you haven't, and have the means...watch the lower classes also. Amazing racing this past weekend!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 02, 2017, 07:27:40 PM
Crackin' race at Sachsenring today, especially the battle for fourth... [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 02, 2017, 10:35:17 PM
Awesome Dutch GP at Assen... [thumbsup]

Sure was!  Watching the German GP next Sat night along with Laguna Seca Race 1.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 13, 2017, 04:03:19 PM
A cracker in Austria!... :o [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 03, 2017, 01:32:08 PM
Watched the Silverstone MotoGP last night on the big screen.  Yowza!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 15, 2017, 08:32:11 AM
What a fantastic MotoGP season.  Watched Motegi live last night and was another cracking race & wild finish! Next week Phillips Island will be live also as well as the next week after in Sepang.  I don't feel so red hot this morning.  [beer] [beer]  ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 15, 2017, 11:51:44 AM
What a fantastic MotoGP season.  Watched Motegi live last night and was another cracking race & wild finish! Next week Phillips Island will be live also as well as the next week after in Sepang.  I don't feel so red hot this morning.  [beer] [beer]  ;D

Crazy last lap!...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 22, 2017, 12:04:58 PM
MotoGP Phillip Island...it doesn't get any better than that!  ;D [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 19, 2018, 09:26:53 AM
Crackin' race to open the MotoGP season... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: GK on March 19, 2018, 11:44:39 AM
First blood to Dovi and Ducati.

Ripper way to start the season.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 19, 2018, 09:36:52 PM
Doesn't matter.  We are still watching it on the big screen this coming Sat. Along with World Superbike in Thailand.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 19, 2018, 11:09:48 PM
Doesn't matter.  We are still watching it on the big screen this coming Sat. Along with World Superbike in Thailand.

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 25, 2018, 11:35:23 AM
Crackin' race to open the MotoGP season... ;D

It was indeed!  Too bad the KTM's started off so poorly. I had higher hopes based on the ending of last season.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 10, 2018, 12:12:10 PM
Crazy MotoGP in Argentina...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 11, 2018, 10:52:41 PM
Crazy MotoGP in Argentina...

Crazy is not strong enough.  Marquez should have some big penalties coming his way I hope!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 12, 2018, 10:18:29 AM
Marquez should have some big penalties coming his way I hope!

Yup, they should have black flagged him...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on April 15, 2018, 08:26:03 AM
Pretty dog gone good WSBK race 1 at Aragon.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 15, 2018, 10:34:10 AM
Pretty dog gone good WSBK race 1 at Aragon.

Yup...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on April 15, 2018, 03:10:30 PM
Entertaining Race 2...:)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 07, 2018, 10:38:39 AM
MotoGP Jerez...WTF!  :o


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 07, 2018, 10:32:51 PM
MotoGP Jerez...WTF!  :o


It had that one moment didn't it?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 26, 2018, 10:00:34 PM
Crackin' Race 1 from Donnington Park...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 28, 2018, 09:57:08 AM
I'll have watch again. I think I was asleep.  [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 28, 2018, 04:33:21 PM
I'll have watch again. I think I was asleep.  [roll]

I thought it was crackin' because of the nationality of the lad who won...:)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on May 30, 2018, 06:44:29 AM
I thought it was crackin' because of the nationality of the lad who won...:)

Granted. the fight to get there & stay there was pretty good too.  [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on May 30, 2018, 10:34:11 AM
Granted. the fight to get there & stay there was pretty good too.  [Dolph]


and he doubled his pleasure in Race 2...:)


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 03, 2018, 06:30:41 PM
Good fight for the third podium spot at Mugello... [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 11, 2018, 06:31:49 AM
Good fight for the third podium spot at Mugello... [clap]

Yes it was. Kept things from getting boring. Good to see that Marquez can't always pull off those miracle saves.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: GK on June 12, 2018, 04:49:19 AM
Those miracle saves are great to watch though!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on July 08, 2018, 08:17:57 AM
Outstanding MotoGP at Assen!!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
Outstanding MotoGP at Assen!!
[thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 23, 2018, 07:50:55 PM
They were duking it out the last few laps at Aragon... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 08, 2018, 10:22:57 AM
Another great last 5 laps from Marquez and Dovi in Thailand yesterday... [Dolph] [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 10, 2018, 10:13:33 PM
Watched it live.  Next 3 races will be live too.   [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 11, 2018, 09:55:05 AM
Watched it live.  Next 3 races will be live too.   [Dolph]

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 21, 2018, 02:11:35 PM
Crap! Marquez again. Ducati showing flashes of brilliance this year but too inconsistent, too far & too few in between. It'll be interesting to watch Lorenzo on the Honda next year.

And here's hoping the new V4 Ducati shows up in next years WSBK.  Johnny Rea snooze fest this year.    [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 21, 2018, 10:56:38 PM
Johnny Rea snooze fest this year. 

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on February 21, 2019, 09:38:04 PM
World Superbike season starts this weekend.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on February 22, 2019, 10:28:11 AM
World Superbike season starts this weekend.

 [clap] [thumbsup] ;D [popcorn]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 10, 2019, 12:29:27 PM
Edge of your seat excitement for the last lap at Qatar... [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 10, 2019, 03:16:14 PM
Edge of your seat excitement for the last lap at Qatar... [clap]

Thanks for not spoiling it.   [thumbsup]    We will be on the edge of our seats next Sat night watching it with beers in hand. Then watching the Saturday WSBK race from Thailand.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 05, 2019, 09:57:22 AM
Hellova race at Mugello... [Dolph] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 09, 2019, 01:17:53 PM
Hellova race at Mugello... [Dolph] [thumbsup]

Yessiree!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on June 17, 2019, 10:27:53 AM
Teamwork on display at Catalunya... [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on June 23, 2019, 07:32:44 PM
Teamwork on display at Catalunya... [roll]

Lorenzo's best work yet. Take out 3 guys instead of just 2.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on July 15, 2019, 03:58:39 PM
MotoAmerica Superbike mo' exciting than WSBK... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 11, 2019, 05:48:31 PM
EPIC MotoGP race in Austria! [Dolph] [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 11, 2019, 07:14:01 PM
EPIC MotoGP race in Austria! [Dolph] [clap]

Just watched the Brno race from last week last night and watched qualifying for Austria too.  Now, can't wait to watch this race next Sat night!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 18, 2019, 06:15:21 PM
EPIC MotoGP race in Austria! [Dolph] [clap]

It certainly was!!!!!    [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 25, 2019, 06:21:16 PM
British GP...another great one, don't miss the last 5 laps!... [thumbsup] [Dolph] [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 25, 2019, 08:13:28 PM
British GP...another great one, don't miss the last 5 laps!... [thumbsup] [Dolph] [clap]

Thanks for the heads up!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 04, 2019, 10:13:53 AM
Thanks for the heads up!


Hope I didn't spoil the outcome for you with my Facebook posting...I tried to keep it within the SCCA group...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 08, 2019, 10:12:40 PM
Hope I didn't spoil the outcome for you with my Facebook posting...I tried to keep it within the SCCA group...

Didn't see that Facebook post so no worries.  Good race though!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 17, 2019, 10:36:53 AM
Moto GP at Misano...meh...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 17, 2019, 11:36:48 PM
Undeterred. Watching it no matter what.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 18, 2019, 09:10:27 AM
Undeterred. Watching it no matter what.

 [laugh]  [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 22, 2019, 08:16:15 PM
Moto GP at Misano...meh...

Hey!  All of us watching the race still thought it was a good one. Not much for Ducati though.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 23, 2019, 09:34:02 AM
Hey!  All of us watching the race still thought it was a good one. Not much for Ducati though.

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 29, 2019, 12:34:27 PM
The Moto GP at Aragon last week was kind of a snooze.  World Superbike Race  at Magny Cours was crackin' good!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 30, 2019, 10:04:00 AM
The Moto GP at Aragon last week was kind of a snooze.  World Superbike Race  at Magny Cours was crackin' good!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]

Roger that!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 01, 2019, 11:35:19 PM
The Sunday races should be exciting to watch although I know the outcomes.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 06, 2019, 12:32:04 PM
Didn't watch the last Superbike races but watched all three MotoGP races from Thailand live last night.  MotoGP exciting right to the last.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 07, 2019, 10:57:44 AM
Didn't watch the last Superbike races but watched all three MotoGP races from Thailand live last night.  MotoGP exciting right to the last.

You could see Marc just biding his time and waiting to pounce on the rookie...don't always agree with his tactics, but will admit he is the master.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 20, 2019, 12:39:58 PM
Motegi............   [coffee]   snoozer


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 21, 2019, 10:31:25 AM
Motegi............   [coffee]   snoozer

Yup...except for the battle for third.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: ducpainter on October 23, 2019, 03:12:24 AM
Do you guys ever watch moto2 or moto3. If you find GP boring, I'll guarantee you won't find the lower classes the same.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 24, 2019, 09:46:50 PM
I watch Moto 2 from time to time. Lately the Asian races come on where we can watch them live at about 8pm for the main race.  I have been turning the projector on early and catching all the races. All classes. Pretty good stuff. Get to see two more race venues live!


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 18, 2019, 11:54:23 AM
MotoGP Valencia...yawn.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 24, 2019, 12:35:03 PM
MotoGP Valencia...yawn.

Yep.  That was a real snoozer except for the start.  There weren't even any mid pack duels going on either to keep up some sort of entertainment factor.  Goodbye JLo.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 25, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
 Goodbye JLo.

A great one who's time had passed...not everyone can be a Rossi. :)
 



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Post by: MadDuck on March 01, 2020, 09:18:36 AM
Absolutely cracker outstanding WSBK races at Phillip Island! Both races!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 01, 2020, 10:39:18 AM
Absolutely cracker outstanding WSBK races at Phillip Island! Both races!   [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]  [Dolph]

Missed them... :'(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 01, 2020, 01:44:49 PM
Looks like we are going to miss the big boys next week too. Still have Moto 2 & 3

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/03/01/motogp-class-cancelled-at-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/326209?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=MotoGP%E2%84%A2ClasscancelledattheGrandPrixofQatar&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR2DhO5R_44Op_H9pdx0GtIWDNcsb4mETevjvFiIxbTJ34aedekAhcXX7XA


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Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on March 02, 2020, 09:58:21 AM
Looks like we are going to miss the big boys next week too. Still have Moto 2 & 3

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/03/01/motogp-class-cancelled-at-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/326209?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=MotoGP%E2%84%A2ClasscancelledattheGrandPrixofQatar&utm_campaign=Traffic&fbclid=IwAR2DhO5R_44Op_H9pdx0GtIWDNcsb4mETevjvFiIxbTJ34aedekAhcXX7XA

Recoding Race 2 at P.I. so all's not lost...bummer about MotoGP, wonder how many other races will be compromised owing to the virus.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 02, 2020, 10:47:21 PM
Toss up between Race 1 & Race 2 as to the better. We can always hope the rest of the season is just as good.   [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 03, 2020, 06:11:01 AM
Recoding Race 2 at P.I. so all's not lost...bummer about MotoGP, wonder how many other races will be compromised owing to the virus.

Thailand MotoGP cancelled now.   :(  :(


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: ducpainter on March 03, 2020, 01:08:50 PM
Thailand MotoGP cancelled now.   :(  :(
Thai GP is postponed, for now.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 04, 2020, 09:25:58 PM
Thai GP is postponed, for now.

OK, picky picky picky.  ;D  Let's just say that we'll be lucky to see the season start in Austin.   [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: ducpainter on March 06, 2020, 05:14:10 AM
OK, picky picky picky.  ;D  Let's just say that we'll be lucky to see the season start in Austin.   [roll]
On that, we agree. [beer]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on March 06, 2020, 10:50:20 PM
On that, we agree. [beer]

 [beer]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 10, 2020, 10:35:10 AM
Brad who?  [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 12, 2020, 09:22:18 PM
 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 16, 2020, 04:37:06 PM
Absolutely crazy MotoGP race in Austria... :o [evil]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on August 23, 2020, 02:11:56 PM
ANOTHER CRACKER!... [evil] :o [clap]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on August 23, 2020, 09:29:21 PM
ANOTHER CRACKER!... [evil] :o [clap]

Watching next week on the big screen along with World Superbike I believe. Going to be a good season in MotoGP with Marquez out. Rea still looking strong in WSBK  [roll]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on September 13, 2020, 06:27:44 PM
Another race without Marquez and another burner... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 11, 2020, 04:13:17 PM
World SuperBike second race last Sunday at Magny Cours. Super good race! Rea denied and delayed.  [Dolph]  [Dolph]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 12, 2020, 10:14:27 AM
World SuperBike second race last Sunday at Magny Cours. Super good race! Rea denied and delayed.  [Dolph]  [Dolph]

How are you watching WSBK?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 14, 2020, 06:30:06 AM
Subscription


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 14, 2020, 06:32:00 AM
You might also find it on YouTube if you wait a bit. Maybe?


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 14, 2020, 10:36:29 AM
Subscription


Gotcha, tks...


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on October 19, 2020, 11:12:47 AM
Aragon...another suspenseful outcome... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on October 19, 2020, 09:06:53 PM
Will wait a few days to see.  The French race at LeMans was pretty darn good.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 10, 2020, 10:43:08 AM
MotoGP not so much of a shocker this week...but all in all a good race... ;D


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on November 22, 2020, 12:33:53 PM
Watched the penultimate race of the season last night. The last lap mostly made up for just a so-so race.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Speed 3 Pilot on November 23, 2020, 09:55:20 AM
Watched the penultimate race of the season last night. The last lap mostly made up for just a so-so race.

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: Blackout on November 23, 2020, 11:42:18 AM
KTM has come along way this year! 3 victories.


Title: Re: Race talk - WARNING!! SPOILERS!!!
Post by: MadDuck on September 19, 2021, 07:16:18 PM
Slightly old news ( one week ) --- Moto GP at Aragon was a real crackin' race!!   [Dolph] [Dolph]


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