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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 12-25-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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2015 MotoGP Thread



The season will be here before we know it!

2015 will be an 18 event competition :

March 29 - Grand Prix of Qatar
April 12 - Grand Prix of the Americas
April 19 - Gran Premio de la Republic Argentina
May 3 - Gran Premio de Espana
May 17 - Grand Prix de France
May 31 - Gran Premio d'Italia
June 14 - Gran Premi de Catalunya
June 27 - TT Assen
July 12 - Motoarrad Grand Prix Deutschland
August 9 - Indianapolis Grand prix
August 16 - Grand Prix Ceske republiky
August 30 - British Grand Prix
September 13 - Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
September 27 - Gran Premio de Aragon
October 11 - Grand Prix of Japan
October 18 - Australian Grand Prix
October 25 - Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
November 8 - Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana

British GP will be held at Donington for the first time since 2009 before a permanent move to a new track in 2016

Can Marc Marquez win a third title to start his glowing career?
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Less than 60 days away!!!
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Ooh, British GP at Donington this year, that's exciting. It's a nice track...
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I don't watch much MotoGP anymore but the 2014 San Marino GP was on tv the other day and my god the first half of that race was an awesome battle between rossi, lorenzo and marquez. I might have to start watching again this year.

And Im itching for another bike.
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Anyone have a favourite track that they're looking forward to watching? Assen and Sachsenring are my favourites to watch
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All I know is Marquez lapped Sepang in under 1:59 which has never been done appearantly.

motogp.com Marquez: "Riding in the 1'58s at Sepang was a special moment"

Can you guess who I am rooting for?
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Anyone know who will be airing this on TV? Ever since it got dropped from SPEED I haven't been able to enjoy it properly. It's a pain to find it online, and I won't pay to see it.
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Ooh, British GP at Donington this year, that's exciting. It's a nice track...


motogp.com British Grand Prix to run at Silverstone

i was looking forward to donington too
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40 DAYS TILL THE MOTOGP SEASON STARTS

-March 28th, 2015

(exactly two weeks after the F1 season begins!)
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Just over two weeks left!

So the track in Wales won't be ready and Donington didn't want to engage to support by hosting in 2015.... now, Silverstone has been confirmed for 2015 and 2016....
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Alright guys - 48 hours!!! Time for the new season! Qatar should be a good race.

I'm excited.
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Qatar MotoGP: Marquez back on top on day one | MCN

Looks like Marquez is going to slot first heading into the first race of the season. The double world champion finished 0.076 seconds ahead of teammate dan Pedrosa.... can't wait!

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BBC Sport - MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins season opener in Qatar

Rossi : one of the best races of my career....
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Rossi takes sensational win in Qatar

Awesome start to the year! I love when Rossi wins.
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So how are you guys watching Moto Gp? It doesn't come on the speed network anymore
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gf and I were on the edge of our seats watching live. so excited to see ducati tearing shit up this year.

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I buy the yearly subscription on motogp.com but otherwise you might be able to torrent the BBC feed.
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unbelievable power on the ducatis, soft tyres killed them on the long run tho also great effort from marquez getting back..great race nonetheless
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What a race!!!

It's funny - I am a huge F1 fan as well but MotoGP helps illustrate EVERYTHING that is wrong with Formula 1... there is actual competition amongst the top 5-6 teams.. there is MUCH greater parity, which means better competition, which means more exciting racing... so much overtaking... so much action...

At first I thought the Qatar race just seemed great because the first two F1 races were horrendous but watching it again I realized it was actually a tremendous race.

Kudus to MM for storming back up the field after that tough first corner.

Congrats to 36 year old Rossi!!!
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unbelievable power on the ducatis, soft tyres killed them on the long run tho also great effort from marquez getting back..great race nonetheless
they actually used the medium compound rear tire like everyone else during the race. their only real advantage is getting to run the extra soft tire during qualifying. they've been running 22L of fuel on most of the tracks as well so the 24L allocation for the open class is also useless for ducati.

ducati's speed this year is mainly attributed to their ability to make the bike steer better and hold higher cornering speeds. previous iterations of the desmosedici would understeer and were physically demanding on both the rider and the tires because you'd have to basically thrash the bike into the corners to make it turn. aside from when casey stoner is at the helm, the ducati would get demolished in qualifying at tracks like phillip island, sometimes by up to 2 seconds, because it can't hold its line while going through long corners.

i cant wait to see how the rest of this season will turn out. im hoping crutchlow will find his groove and start fighting at the top again, his lap times have been very promising to say the least.
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I don't go out of my way to watch motoGP but I happened to be flicking channels after finishing F1 and caught the last 5 laps of Qatar. That was a master class from VR....the quality of racing in general with those two trading spots had me on edge. Rossi planning ahead of time in order to create enough space for the straight against the more powerful Ducati...the man is such a tactician.
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