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MotoGP 2019

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

  1. mikedigitales

    Hitman

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    Zarco was insanely lucky, if that biked had been flipping it could have been a very different story. He really should have been looking at the track a bit!
     
  2. Lakeland

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    I read an interview with him where he admitted as much himself. He said he was so dejected about crashing out and it being his last race in motogp he didn't want to look back.
     
  3. MissChief

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    Talk of Zarco at Avintia Ducati with a 2019 bike and Ducati staff embedded in the team but he's not bitten yet.

    Oh and Alex Marquez at Repsol for a year too. Brave decision.
     
  4. the-evaluator

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    Blimey, I didn't think we'd see Alex Marquez at HRC. Interesting times ahead!
     
  5. mikedigitales

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    Well the line that stuck out for me in all the news was the one about it opening up interesting marketing opportunities for HRC - I guess especially in Spain. I really hope Yamaha and Ducati can sort a much stronger package for next season to keep it really interesting.
     
  6. NooBish AbbZ

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    Agree a brave decision; it's a big step up from the front of Moto 2 to the front of Moto GP. Quartararo managed it but i cannot wait to see how he does; I really hope he does well to be honest.
     
  7. deuse

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    Well Alex only done 9 laps before wrecking the bike.
    He ended up 3 seconds behind the rest.

    He was on the HRC bike
     
  8. Lakeland

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    3.5 I think it was. He does need some slack given he’s a newbie but it’s not looking great, the new ktm kid did better on a poor bike. The one year contract may prove to be wise.
     
  9. deuse

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    Alex is doing better today 1.80 down
    Maybe they have dumbed down on the electronics till he get used to the bike?

    Cal doing better 6ths down.
     
  10. scrivz69

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    I cannot believe Lorenzo is going back to Yamaha as a test rider after retiring.
     
  11. the-evaluator

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    I'm fairly sure we'll see him wild carding in Barcelona.
     
  12. scrivz69

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    Looks like it could be rossi's last year as well, I hope the new bike goes well and he changes his mind.
     
  13. MissChief

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    Apparently he has been giving away race tickets in some sort of competition or something. Why could that be I wonder? ;)
     
  14. the-evaluator

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    He should have retired by now. Nobody can deny that he was an awesome rider but he's been getting his arse handed to him by Vinales for a couple of years.
     
  15. scrivz69

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    I think your right mate, he is getting a bit old now.
     
  16. the-evaluator

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    It's a real shame, when Rossi was on the top of his game he was all but unbeatable but he's far from the rider he was. Yamaha must think that too or they wouldn't have signed Quartararo to the factory team for 2021.

    I think it would have been amazing to see a battle between Rossi, Marquez and Stoner when they were all on form. That would have really been something else.