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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:56 PM   #101
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Final note : 140,000 in attendance for today's race. Fantastic.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:15 PM   #102
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Pretty Interesting article on how they keep the fuel cool before putting it into the race bike

Managing the MotoGP Fuel Limit by Keeping the Fuel Cool | Cycle World: How the top teams are managing the MotoGP fuel limit.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:49 PM   #103
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Jas - great article! Very, very interesting!

PS ~ just started watching the British!!! RACING IN THE RAIN!!!!
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https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/brad-pitt...001600543.html

Interesting ... I didn't realize he was such a fan. It makes sense considering he is narrating the latest Fastest instalment.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:34 PM   #105
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Experience completely reigned supreme today at the British GP. With rains lashing the track, Rossi quickly moved to the front while the competitors behind him crashed and slid all over the slippery track.

Perhaps most shocking of all was Marc Marquez's crash - an unforced error while in second place that resulted in a high-side. This crash was not unlike what we had seen from the two-time champion through much of the season's first half.

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http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/motorsport/34102902



Race Finish

1 - Rossi
2 - Petrucci (DUCATI!!!)
3 - Dovizioso (DUCATI!!!)
4 - Lorenzo
5 - Pedrosa

Current Standings

1 - Valentina Rossi - 236 pts
1 - Jorge Lorenzo - 224 pts
3 - Marc Marquez - 159 pts
4 - Andrea Iannone - 140 pts
5 - Andrea Dovizioso - 120 pts
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A summary of some of this week's big MotoGP stories :

Zarco to stay in MotoGP 2 another year to fight for title
MotoGP News - Johann Zarco delays MotoGP until 2017

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Buzz for Brad Pitt-narrated "Hitting The Apex" heating up


Hitting The Apex, New MotoGP Racing Movie Trailer VIDEO | Cycle World: Watch the trailer for this new MotoGP film, which is co-produced and narrated by Brad Pitt.
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Honda's MotoGP bike still problematic in the wet, says Marquez - MotoGP news - AUTOSPORT.com

This might explain Marquez's (unforced) crash at Silverstone last week. It was reminiscent of his crashes earlier in the season.
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2016 MotoGP calendar announced | MCN

Indy gone - probably not a surprise. Replaced by Austria.

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Lorenzo's M1 getting wings



Rossi should be racing with them this weekend
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Lorenzo CRUSHES in qualifying, takes pole :

Dominant Lorenzo takes sensational pole
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Pedrosa shuts down rumours that he will be joining KTM's MotoGP team in 2017 :

MotoGP News - MotoGP Misano: Dani Pedrosa 'No contact with KTM'
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Great race I wonder when the last time was when somebody that crashed ended up on the podium
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Disappointing race by Rossi overall. Could've really opened up some breathing room in the standings but tunnel vision against Lorenzo got him just 11 points on that gift of a DNF.

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Amazing race. Makes me wonder why I keep watching F1 for?

On a side note, saw "Hitting the Apex", great documentary.
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WHAT A RACE ...

I'm a HUGE Formula 1 fan and have watched every race for more than 20 years ... I started following MotoGP in 2013 and wow.... the drama, excitement, etc., relative to F1 is simply crazy!!! Faster and Fastest helped immerse me in the sport early on.

As for yesterday's race... good gracious.

Dry - RAIN - Dry ... drama!!!!

-I got the sense that Rossi was racing to beat Lorenzo more than he was to win the race itself. When the two were the last on rain tyres you could literally see them shredding apart. I kept thinking ... Rossi is playing chicken with Lorenzo and somebody's tire is going to completely come apart.

-I'm so used to F1 I kept screaming out loud : "BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX!!!!!!" Lewis Hamilton style. =)

-I yelled and screamed a lot during this race ... especially when the riders first started pitting for their rain tyres. So much excitement and chaos.

-Rossi's biggest mistake was staying out one lap two long. He got VERY lucky that Lorenzo failed to finish the race.

-Cannot believe that somebody that crashed made the podium. If EVER there is an example of why you DON'T GIVE up no matter what's that!!! Kudos to Scott Redding for not quitting on the race or his team and sponsors. It was hilarious when he was in the fourth and the announcers were basically, "didn't ... didn't he crash earlier in the race??!?!?"
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Misano MotoGP: Marquez wins in changing weather, Lorenzo crashes - MotoGP news - AUTOSPORT.com

AMAZING crowd of over 90,000... they may not have had the chance to see Rossi take a podium finish but they did see him add to his Championship lead.

THIS SEASON would make a fantastic documentary if Rossi can win the title.
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Race Finish

1 - Marquez
2 - Smith
3 - Redding
4 - Baz
5 - Rossi

Current Standings

1 - Valentina Rossi - 247 pts
1 - Jorge Lorenzo - 224 pts
3 - Marc Marquez - 183 pts
4 - Andrea Iannone - 159 pts
5 - Bradly Smith - 135 pts
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WHAT A RACE ...

I'm a HUGE Formula 1 fan and have watched every race for more than 20 years ... I started following MotoGP in 2013 and wow.... the drama, excitement, etc., relative to F1 is simply crazy!!! Faster and Fastest helped immerse me in the sport early on.

As for yesterday's race... good gracious.

Dry - RAIN - Dry ... drama!!!!

-I got the sense that Rossi was racing to beat Lorenzo more than he was to win the race itself. When the two were the last on rain tyres you could literally see them shredding apart. I kept thinking ... Rossi is playing chicken with Lorenzo and somebody's tire is going to completely come apart.

-I'm so used to F1 I kept screaming out loud : "BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX, BOX!!!!!!" Lewis Hamilton style. =)

-I yelled and screamed a lot during this race ... especially when the riders first started pitting for their rain tyres. So much excitement and chaos.

-Rossi's biggest mistake was staying out one lap two long. He got VERY lucky that Lorenzo failed to finish the race.

-Cannot believe that somebody that crashed made the podium. If EVER there is an example of why you DON'T GIVE up no matter what's that!!! Kudos to Scott Redding for not quitting on the race or his team and sponsors. It was hilarious when he was in the fourth and the announcers were basically, "didn't ... didn't he crash earlier in the race??!?!?"


I'm sorely disappointed in Rossi's results but at the same time, I really don't know what to make of it. He only grabbed a measly 11 points from Lorenzo's DNF, but you can tell after Marquez's DNF last race that Rossi only cares about beating Lorenzo now.

However, the thing that's dangerous about Lorenzo despite Rossi's 26 point lead is when Lorenzo wins, he wins in streaks and those races don't even come close for this season. So when Lorenzo goes hot, that 26 point lead is almost no buffer at all.

Whether or not focusing only on Lorenzo from this point out, and losing important points to the satellites like in Misano will help more than it hurts, I guess we all have to wait to the last race to find out. But I suppose you don't win 7 GP titles without knowing what you're doing.

Goodness, you're absolutely right about the drama and excitement part the way this season is unfolding. These last handful of races can't come any sooner.
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Been trying to figure out how/where to watch this?
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I thought he has 9 championships?
but his Wiki page says 6.
*Edit* 6 Championship titles in the top class. 3 in the lower CC classes.

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There was a bunch on youtube but they were deleted pretty quickly.
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but his Wiki page says 6.
*Edit* 6 Championship titles in the top class. 3 in the lower CC classes.

Look, he has the same bday as me.



I watched it on Kodi.
There was a bunch on youtube but they were deleted pretty quickly.

7 in the top class i think. His 500cc title is one. I suppose my verbiage was off.
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