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    Good ride for FQ, if he continues to show that consistency there’s no reason he can’t battle a healthy MM. MV continues to show he can’t figure out a full load of fuel. Shame for PG and FM, the latter being a bit puzzling. No smoke, just loss of power. Similar to Rossi last week, possibly electronics related? Good to see the old man on the podium again. I’m bummed about Jack not finishing, he’s become my favorite rider in the GP class. Really disappointing result for KTM after a good weekend up until now.

    I didn’t really get the snooze fest vibe here, FQ had the top step locked up early but there was some good racing going on behind him.

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    The Moto E race was as, if not more, entertaining as the MotoGP (except for the personalities). Granted, it’s only 6 laps and lap times are maybe 8 seconds slower, but daaamn. I know it’s heresy here, but I can’t wait for tracks to have chargers and to be able to buy an e- sport bike with specs similar to petrol liter bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Good ride for FQ, if he continues to show that consistency there’s no reason he can’t battle a healthy MM. MV continues to show he can’t figure out a full load of fuel. Shame for PG and FM, the latter being a bit puzzling. No smoke, just loss of power. Similar to Rossi last week, possibly electronics related? Good to see the old man on the podium again. I’m bummed about Jack not finishing, he’s become my favorite rider in the GP class. Really disappointing result for KTM after a good weekend up until now.

    I didn’t really get the snooze fest vibe here, FQ had the top step locked up early but there was some good racing going on behind him.
    For me this race is the reason the series needs someone like Marc Marquez. As I said if it wasn't for the super hot conditions which I think is the biggest factor we had some of the results we did today I might have fallen asleep. Stating the obvious Fabio is an outstanding rider. I feel it's going to be some very exciting racing with Marquez comes back between those two. I just thought he was boring to watch. The commentators said is perfectly. It's like watching Lorenzo back when he was winning with Yamaha. Super smooth riding off into the distance. For me it's just not exciting riding to watch.

    If it the heat was less extreme I think Fabio would have won by a large margin again and the rest of the field would have mostly just rode in line with a few lunges for a pass here and there.

    Vinales to me has to be the most disappointing rider for the past couple of years. He has the talent to ride up front but he just can't put the pieces together for an entire race. If he doesn't figure it very soon next year he is going to be the clear #2 rider and the bike will going in the direction of Fabio.

    Quote Originally Posted by bassomatic View Post
    The Moto E race was as, if not more, entertaining as the MotoGP (except for the personalities). Granted, it’s only 6 laps and lap times are maybe 8 seconds slower, but daaamn. I know it’s heresy here, but I can’t wait for tracks to have chargers and to be able to buy an e- sport bike with specs similar to petrol liter bikes.
    That stuff was good racing last year too. Just wish it went on longer so stuff like tires going away which was big in the GP race would be a bit of a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    If it wasn't for the hot as fuck conditions that race would have been a sleep fest.
    Did you see the crashes from the E bikes?

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    Side note: does anyone think MM’s injuries were made to be worse than actual for the purpose of marketing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Did you see the crashes from the E bikes?
    I missed that race this time around but I'm not sure what this quote has to do with the E-bike race since it was directed at the moto gp race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    I missed that race this time around but I'm not sure what this quote has to do with the E-bike race since it was directed at the moto gp race.
    I was referring to the season in general. All Moto related stuff are very entertaining imo. We have def seen better battles but it’s fun to follow this year. Maybe the anticipation helped.

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    The E bike race was nuts! First time I’ve tuned into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Side note: does anyone think MM’s injuries were made to be worse than actual for the purpose of marketing?
    Doubtful. It was a violent crash, and in slo-mo it certainly looks like his arm is jacked up pretty badly. He would have needed to race today to capitalize on a media stunt.

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    I wonder if Rossi had orders to give up that position to Maverick at the end. Very impressive ride by Rossi.
    I'm mostly bummed out for KTM and Binder.
    I'm leaning towards no asterisk next to this championship. Marc crashed all on his own. He knew the consequences of an injury the same as every other rider. To me, its no different than any other rider getting injured. If people are riding hard enough to push you into mistakes, then good on them.

    From a safety perspective, MotoGP needs to take a hard look at the calendar and when they schedule races (this year aside, of course, because of the influence of the Pandemic). Philip Island needs to happen in the warmer Southern Hemisphere months. The tropical races need to get pushed to the colder months. It looked downright dangerous out there from a track perspective (greasy AF), gear perspective (Yamaha's engine problems?) and a health perspective (heat stroke is a real thing, I've been pushed into it from competition and I wasn't right for 1-2 weeks after).

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    Oh, and this. I'm fully on board the Binder train. Look a little like Marc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Oh, and this. I'm fully on board the Binder train. Look a little like Marc?

    He was outstanding in Moto3 as is his brother except for the results. Brad would ride up through the pack and it was super impressive to watch. He was good in Moto2. Didn't think he was outstanding but very good and had some good results. Similar to Fabio. So far on the big bikes I'm very impressed. He is riding above the level expected by a lot. I bet Honda is wishing they sniped him instead of getting Pol. KTM has a gem they just need to match it with the bike. At the very least the future of Moto GP looks bright with all the young guys there and coming.

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    I missed this last round (or maybe I didn't watch Moto2 last round) but how did Sam Lowes get a Marc VDS ride? Dude can't keep himself off the pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I wonder if Rossi had orders to give up that position to Maverick at the end. Very impressive ride by Rossi.
    I'm mostly bummed out for KTM and Binder.
    I'm leaning towards no asterisk next to this championship. Marc crashed all on his own. He knew the consequences of an injury the same as every other rider. To me, its no different than any other rider getting injured. If people are riding hard enough to push you into mistakes, then good on them.
    Agreed on no asterisk, there is zero reason for it even if MM is out all season. MotoGPís biggest Dbag, Alberto Puig, would like us all to see it differently. He had some shitty comments for Simon Crafar during a FP2 interview last weekend as well, such a twat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I missed this last round (or maybe I didn't watch Moto2 last round) but how did Sam Lowes get a Marc VDS ride? Dude can't keep himself off the pavement.
    Hes a good rider with experience. Probably has some backing money too but don't know for sure. Canet has been impressing me this year. Not on the hot chassis but getting it done. On the other side I'm a bit confused by Gardner. Shows moments of brilliance but it never seems to pay off. And why did they choose last years bike? Seems like a bad choice at this point.

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    'm thinking Lowes has money and/or Dorna support. They seem to want/need Brits in the series badly for marketing purposes.

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    Too much, too soon. Gotta hand it to the kid. He's got grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Well thatís probably a set back, especially with three rounds in a row starting in 4 days...

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    r Xavier Mir and his team at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus successfully replaced the titanium plate and Marc Marquez will now stay in hospital for 48 hours before being discharged.
    I think that's a longer stay than we have here in the US after a successful REcapitation surgery...

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    Definitely puts MM out of title contention. imo best plan would be to heal up and then treat the rest of the season as an extended test sessions - get the bike (and the body) ready for 2021.

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