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MotoGP 2019

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by ShakenNstirred, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. ShakenNstirred

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    The new season is about to get underway on Wednesday with the first test of the year in Sepang.

    Repsol Honda
    Movistar Yamaha
    Ducati Team
    Suzuki
    Red Bull KTM
    Aprilia Gresini
    Tech3 KTM
    LCR Honda
    Pramac Ducati
    Reale Avintia Ducati
    SIC Yamaha (New team)
     
  2. timmeh

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    I'm interested to see how Lorenzo gets on against Marquez. Marquez will no doubt wipe the floor with him and Lorenzo will throw his toys out of the pram like he has with every other team mate that has beaten him
     
  3. the-evaluator

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    When he's on form I don't think anyone can consistently beat Marquez. The man is in a different league.
     
  4. ShakenNstirred

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    1. = Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 59.562s [Lap 19/31]
    2. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.566s +0.004s [14/29]
    3. = Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.597s +0.035s [35/43]
    4. = Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.625s +0.063s [8/26]
    5. = Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.790s +0.228s [5/26]
    6. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 59.845s +0.283s [11/32]
    7. = Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 59.853s +0.291s [29/45]
    8. = Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 59.978s +0.416s [14/35]
    9. = Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 2m 0.023s +0.461s [8/26]
    10. = Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 0.101s +0.539s [9/36]
    11. = Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 2m 0.108s +0.546s [11/31]
    12. = Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.146s +0.584s [7/38]
    13. = Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.230s +0.668s [25/40]
    14. ^5 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.243s +0.681s [27/32]
    15. ˅1 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 2m 0.267s +0.705s [15/30]
    16. ˅1 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 2m 0.417s +0.855s [7/30]
    17. ˅1 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 0.510s +0.948s [21/22]
    18. ˅1 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.523s +0.961s [4/30]
    19. ˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.546s +0.984s [10/39]
    20. = Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 2m 0.672s +1.110s [7/37]
    21. = Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 0.876s +1.314s [17/38]
    22. = Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 2m 1.245s +1.683s [9/42]
    23. = Yamaha Test 1 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 1.406s +1.844s [15/22]
    24. = Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 1.654s +2.092s [3/20]
    25. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 2m 2.167s +2.605s [7/35]
    26. = Yamaha Test 2 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 2.989s +3.427s [8/14]
    27. = Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 2m 3.276s +3.714s [17/22]
    As of 2pm their time. day 2
     
  5. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

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    Anyone going to Silverstone this year?

    Me and my dad have been for the past 2 years. After a bit of debate, we have booked to go again this year.

    Interested to see what they've done to the track, if anything, after last year's washout.
     
  6. JRS

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    I wonder if this will be the year where @deuse gets to be right when he says that MotoGP AND Moto2 AND Moto3 break the lap record at every circuit, every year. I'm thinking...no.
     
  7. mrgubby

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    Catalunya for us. My wife has refused to go back to Silverstone after getting stuck in the car park for 3 hours
     
  8. AndyCr15

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    I'm a little out of touch... what are Suzuki doing up with the front runners?! :)

    I don't think I'd realised I could watch for free due to my BT Broadband. I think I thought I needed to pay for a higher package. Nice :)
     
  9. Shimmy

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    Super close racing all the way through, going to be s great 2019 :)

    Yeah Suzuki have really done well in the last 12 months, I think they'll win a race or two this year. Ducati still looks the best but I think Marc will still nip it.
    Thought Cal was outstanding today, 3rd with basically no bike time since destroying his ankle at Philip Island.
     
  10. Colonel_Klinck

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    Yeah MotoGP is back!!! Great racing. It really is the best racing out there. Bring on the rest of the season.
     
  11. SoliD

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    Great first race, although the pace was fairly sedate for the first 15 laps, but made it more interesting, Vinales doing his best to make it as hard for himself as possible! Hopefully see more of Fabio Quartararo next time out, cracking recovery ride from him!
     
  12. timmeh

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    The Dovi/Marquez rivalry has to be one of the best of modern times. Absolutely cracking race. Pity that Quartararo stalled it, he definitely had the pace to keep it up the pointy end.

    Cracking ride from Crutchlow too to come back from his injury and get a podium. I was expecting him to bin it after complaining about his front end before the race.
     
  13. Shimmy

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  14. bloodiedathame

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    Shame for Cal and the jumpstart but he was clearly moving when the lights went out, and that's against the rules. Sure, he gained nothing and the punishment doesn't fit the crime but rules is rules.
     
  15. mrgubby

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    Have you seen the side on footage ?
     
  16. bloodiedathame

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    Yup. Honestly it's more movement than I thought there'd be.
     
  17. the-evaluator

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    Marquez was in a different league to everyone else in that race. Unbeatable.
     
  18. timmeh

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    His slowest laps were close to Dovi and Rossi’s best laps. He’s going to be untouchable in Texas next time out too
     
  19. the-evaluator

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    Oh yeah. It's not a question of will Marquez with in Texas but how big will the margin be.
     
  20. timmeh

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    A drive through is a harsh penalty for that. I guess he'll be more careful next time!