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Old 06-24-2015, 09:40 PM   #76
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The provisional schedule is normally released in late-September or early-October.
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WOW!!! Big news ... Honda is switching back to their 2014 championship chassis.

2014 chassis + 2015 swingarm + 2015 Honda V4 motor + new exhaust and electronics = contention?

If the comfortable 2014 chassis helps great ... I think some of Marquez's crashes were rider error this year ... but if a more comfortable chassis that he is more confident on helps than awesome ... will be great to see another contender this year....
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WOW!!! Big news ... Honda is switching back to their 2014 championship chassis.

2014 chassis + 2015 swingarm + 2015 Honda V4 motor + new exhaust and electronics = contention?

If the comfortable 2014 chassis helps great ... I think some of Marquez's crashes were rider error this year ... but if a more comfortable chassis that he is more confident on helps than awesome ... will be great to see another contender this year....
Dunno man, he's too far behind for contention and I don't see Lorenzo losing it especially when he's dialled in like he has been the last 4. None of the last 4 felt even remotely close wins. :/
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:15 PM   #79
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Noir - I totally agree. It would not only require a remarkable run by Marquez but a catastrophic collapse by Rossi and Lorenzo, which isn't going to happen.
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GREAT RACE IN HOLLAND TODAY!!!

Wicked battle between Rossi & Marquez literally right until the very LAST second!!!

See here :

MotoGP News - MotoGP Assen: Race Director talks Rossi, Marquez incident

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Old 06-27-2015, 01:50 PM   #81
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Six straight for Yamaha!

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Race Finish

1. Valentino Rossi
2. Marc Marquez
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Andrea Iannone
5. Pol Espargaro

Current Standings

1. Valentino Rossi 163 pts
2. Jorge Lorenzo 153 pts
3. Andrea Iannone 107 pts
4. Marc Marquez 89 pts
5. Andrea Dovizioso 87 pts
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Great finish to the race
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:21 PM   #84
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Some exciting news!
MotoGP News - 2.2 million lease price among MotoGP 2017 announcements
Amongst the tidbits : From 2017 there will be six manufacturers participating in MotoGP: Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha.
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Marquez: ?There are still some things to solve?
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Don't forget ... Sunday's MotoGP race (Germany) is the last for a month as they take their summer break!
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Lets see if MM can keep his winning streak in Germany alive he hasn't lost a race since 2009.
125cc class in 2010
Moto2 in 2011 and 2012
MotoGP victories for the last two seasons.

Recap of last years race

Skip to 1:58 to see the weird start with majority of the bikes starting from the pit lane.
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Wow - what a track! First time I have watched an event from Germany.

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-incredibly short, small, tight track... very technical (but lots of runoff) at Sachsenring.
-7 left hand turns ... almost entirely left hand turns!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsenring

-lots of discussion on BT Sport before the race about the special tires constructed for this event that had softer right shoulders to compensate for the fact that due to the lack of right turns the right side of the tires get very cold and tend to wash out when they do get used...
-Marquez's Honda looks great - on the surface, reverting to the 2014 chassis might have been the best thing that they could have done! Commentator's caution though that this track has always suited the Honda and not to read too much into Marquez's dominant performance....
-92k in attendance ... another huge crowd
-Honda 1-2 finish
-Rossi finishes third and increases his lead on Lorenzo, who finished fourth
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Race Finish

1 - Marquez
2 - Pedrosa
3 - Rossi
4 - Lorenzo
5 - Iannone

Current Standings

1 - Valentina Rossi - 179 pts
2 - Jorge Lorenzo - 166 pts
3 - Andrea Iannone - 118 pts
4 - Marc Marquez - 114 pts
5 - Andrea Dovizioso - 87 pts
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BBC Sport - Marc Marquez wins German MotoGP at the Sachsenring

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Nice to see the Honda's take 1st and 2nd, hopefully this race helped Pedrosa's confidence
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New frame same engine if I remember correctly
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Great video - thanks for sharing.

The summer break is over next week!

Back in the US at Indy. I'm very excited.
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MotoGP will be fun race, but will it be last for IMS?

Very interesting video...... the parallels between F1 in the US and MotoGP are growing ... for a sport to thrive in the US (not really unlike anywhere else), you need domestic stars. You don't get TV deals, sponsorship dollars, or a broader spectrum of fans attending without domestic contenders.
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Hey everybody! Apologies for the late update - was away on business.

MotoGP: Marquez remains undefeated in America with thrilling Indy GP victory | FOX Sports

Marc Marquez dominates in US...
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Race Finish

1 - Marquez
2 - Lorenzo
3 - Rossi
4 - Pedrosa
5 - Iannone

Current Standings

1 - Valentina Rossi - 195 pts
2 - Jorge Lorenzo - 186 pts
3 - Marc Marquez - 139 pts
4 - Andrea Iannone - 129 pts
5 - Bradley Smith - 97 pts
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BBC Sport - MotoGP: Marc Marquez takes victory at Indianapolis

Consecutive wins for Marquez!
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Czech Republic GP tomorrow!!!

Czech Republic MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo grabs pole at Brno | Zee News

Lorenzo on pole. Great qualifying for Rossi ... something that has hampered him all year.
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Well ... Rossi wasn't able to convert that great qualifying position into a win. He had a tough start and had to battle to put himself into a position that would enable him to chase Marquez and Lorenzo but by the time he got himself into third position he was already 5 seconds behind Marquez. The event lacked a ton of drama and not surprisingly it finished Lorenzo, Marquez and Rossi....

Rossi : "If I'm going to win the championship ... I'v got to win races..."

With Marquez looking like Marquez since switching back to the 2014 chassis and with Lorenzo looking dominant, it looks more and more like the championship is slipping away from Rossi.
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BBC Sport - MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes victory in Czech Republic

Race Finish

1 - Lorenzo
2 - Marquez
3 - Rossi
4 - Iannone
5 - Pedrosa

Current Standings

1 - Valentina Rossi - 211 pts
1 - Jorge Lorenzo - 211 pts
*Lorenzo wins the tie-breaker as a result of having more wins
3 - Marc Marquez - 159 pts
4 - Andrea Iannone - 142 pts
5 - Bradley Smith - 106 pts


http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/16/mo...ssi/index.html
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