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Moto GP 2017

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by Incubus, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    Well the 2017 season is upon us and it's first blood to Vinales at the end of rain-disrupted Qatar GP weekend. Confirming his testing and practice form the new Yamaha recruitee intelligently bid his time to overcome the Dovester's obdurate resistance in the closing stages.

    With the Doctor overcoming his earlier struggles to grab the final podium spot we are braced for a season that promises much in the way of ferocious competition if the opening race is anything to go by, although Lorenzo must now be in no doubt as to the size of the challenge that lay ahead in adapting to his new mount.

    Brilliant season in prospect methinks.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
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  3. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    I agree, this will be a great season and I wish Formula 1 would take a look at how to properly run a race. Remember how many different winners MotoGP had last season?
  4. Dizzi

    Dizzi Podium Finisher

    I agree, the Motogp season is promising great things.
    The 'new kid on the block' doesn't look like a flash in the pan, Maverick seems the real deal although I did feel for Zarco when he crashed out.
    I guess the first surprise of the year was quali being rained off in one of the driest bits of the world.
    I watched the bikes after the F1 and it was chalk and cheese - no whinging riders moaning they couldn't pass, some great overtakes and some genuine 'how the hell did he get through that gap' moments.
    Roll on the rest of the season and bring on Marquez vs Rossi vs Vinales and Lorenzo taming the Ducati.
    If only Cal could keep his bike on the track more this year....ah, wishes....
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  5. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Rossi is reported as having broken his leg in two place. Following an operation he said that he was feeling fine.

    Since he is a motorcycle rider expect him to be back by the end of this month.
  6. cousinDave

    cousinDave Rookie

    Fixed that for you.
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  7. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    Unfortunately there are 3 races coming up over the next month or so so I'm afraid even a quick recovery will surely put an end to whatever slim hope he had of remaining in the title hunt.
  8. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    So Rossi is going to race two weeks after breaking his leg; sounds like a normal biker then.
  9. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    Not just race, but stuck it on the front row of the grid.
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  10. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Last night I watched the highlights of the Australian race. If there were racing like that in F1 every race would get an nine or above.
  11. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    The V8 Supercar series is also amazing. I don't know why the Germans can't create a touring car series like that. Due to the aero overtaking is nearly just as, if not more, difficult than in F1.
  12. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I wonder how long it will be before one of the riders says that his crash was caused by reading a text message.:D
  13. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    #46 has signed a new two year deal.
    Rossi signs new two-year deal with Movistar Yamaha
  14. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Can we move over to MotoGP 2018 thread

    Interesting start to quali in Qatar given we have 3 satellite riders in the top 5.. That is only good for MotoGP

    Zarco being the only one not on this year's factory bike compared to Petrucci and Crutchlow who both outqualified their factory teammates


    Doviozo must be disappointed not be on the front row and only 5th but could feature in the race. He seems comfortable on the bike

    Lorenzo - he is still missing 0.5 seconds from somewhere so not sure who is putting pressure on him and only just ahead of Miller who is on last year's bike


    There must some serious head scratching that they are so much slower than Zarco.

    Rossi - where did the pace go suddenly?
    Vinales - what on earth has happened to him ? Last year he came here right on the pace and this year he is way off the pace


    Marquez showed his class but I don;t think the bike suits the track at this moment

    Pedrosa - up and down and seems slower than Crutchlow at this point. Does he really deserve his factory Honda ride ?

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