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Moto GP 2022 Season

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭GavPJ


    Close to tears, when I saw that. Can only imagine how he felt. Seen a video of him on an R1 riding it quick!



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭Infoanon


    Emotional seeing the R1 with Wayne on board.

    BT Sports are doing a special on it and there will be a short version shown in the build up to the Moto GP race.

    Moto 2 providing the best qualifying entertainment today , Moto GP ruined by yellows and Moto 3 ruined by riders trying to get a tow.

    Fabio and Yamaha looking good for Moto GP, Lowes and Arbolino on a collision cause again ! Canat has withdrawn as has KTM bound Pol Espagaro

    Moto 3 - whats going on at Vision quest? Murmurings earlier in the week about sponsorship issues and lack of results and then Scott Ogden when interviewed mentioned things happening in the background and then when asked about qualifying said ' he was distracted by other things going on in the background '.



  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭Magown3


    Of all the classes in MotoGP paddock, Moto-E seems to be the most exciting. Never thought I'd say it but if you have the video pass, give it a watch.

    Great racing. And only like 12 mins long race, handy 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭Infoanon


    Great weekend of racing - Moto 3 an 8 rider battle to the finish, Moto 2 exciting , Moto GP - great performances all around and one rider probably having his greatest race ever , not to mention another excellent rookie performance .

    Moto E , especially race 1 was a thriller as well.

    5 week break , expect a few announcements ,Alex Marquez confirmed at Gresini alongside Fabio and Ducati unofficially confirming Bez stays at VR46 the only question is who will be at the factory team. Rins to LCR and Mir to Honda is done apparently, Olivera at Aprilla is also apparently done.

    Roll on Silverstone



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,467 ✭✭✭h3000


    Ah no Pecco. If true he could have just thrown his career away. He always seemed like a sensible and good bloke.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,467 ✭✭✭h3000




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey


    Is there no WSB thread?

    What's the odds on Johnny leaving Kwak at the end of his contract? There was noises about him leaving, but I don't think he'd sign up to be a teammate with Alvaro. Johnny looked so good at start of season, but the Ducati has settled well with Alvaro and its a question of can the catch him rather than can the beat him.

    He's imploded before, but I can't see that happening again. I think unless Toprak and Johnny get competitive and start taking points of Alvaro, then it could be a long season for them. Unlike 2019 I don't think Alvaro will crumble this time.

    Is the Ducati due for a rev cut now with him winning 50% of all races so far this season? Or can the Kwak get their revs back?



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey


    Toprak back in form now. Rea and the Kawasaki are definitely the 3rd best combination of there now.

    Redding getting strong again now with the new Kalex swing arm in the BMW.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭GavPJ


    Going to be some championship now! Although I think Rea is smart enough to know

    when he is bet and when to take healthy points. Gang of us going to Portimao. Can't wait.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 60,145 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gremlinertia


    Interesting grid tomorrow for the race, hoping to catch deferred footage somewhere



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,467 ✭✭✭h3000


    Ah sickened P2 didn’t make it to P1


    On more sad news Gino Rea seems to have a very serious accident during practice yesterday for Suzuka 24hr race. Hopefully he can recover fully from it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭legrand


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭GavPJ


    Hopefully they are bringing him round today so fingers crossed for Gino.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭Infoanon


    Good news on Gino Rea, he is awake and responsive to family. Hopefully Gino is now on the road to a full recovery.

    The Silverstone moto gp weekend was a classic with three outstanding races with implications on the championship.

    In Moto 3 Figgia dodged the chaos to win while his championship rivals crashed.

    In Moto 2 Fernández broke Lopezs heart with a last lap winning move putting him as firm favourite for the championship.

    In Moto GP Bagnia won again and is now back in the championship hunt as Zarco crashed out from the lead ,Aleix was a star after his foot fracturing high side - applauded at every turn but couldn't challenge for the podium , and Fabio was hamstrung as the failings of his Yamaha in traffic became obvious.

    Talent cup races were also good ,fortunate enough to be there and it was without doubt the best organised Moto GP weekend for race fans and certainly a race weekend I would recommend.

    Austria this weekend , Dovis penultimate race , KTM to announce Pol at Tech 3 , and Ducatis and Aprillas should be to the fore.

    Maverick could be a real contender this weekend but there is potentially rain in the air for the weekend ,

    Should be a thriller !



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭Infoanon


    After 21 years , #04 (originally #34) Andrea Dovioso has retired .

    15 wins , 62 podiums and championship runner up to Marquez, Dovi will probably be remembered as good bit not a great.

    Yet , like Dani Pedrosa, he should have had at least one championship, on his day he could compete and beat Marc Marquez , last corner Austria probably his greatest win against Marquez.

    3 great races today , I thought Maverick was going to get his breakthrough win on the Aprilla today alas Enea and Pecco had other ideas.

    Aragon is a Ducati circuit so I expect Fabio lead to take another hit.

    Marquez is due to test on Tuesday and possibly could return at Aragon.

    Today however was about one of the good guys and a great racer retiring #04 Dovi



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭Scotty #


    It's a pretty good deal considering all the extra content, testing coverage, etc.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 60,145 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gremlinertia


    Ooh that's a good deal I might just, working weekends all the time I rarely get to see it live but on computer in bed might just work.. I feel there's some fun to be had at the business end of the season..



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭Scotty #


    If Marc's face is anything to go by, his first time on the bike in several months is going very well this morning. He's just .8 off the pace which is being set by Aleix Espargaro. .

    Incidentally, Alex Marques 10th place finish on Sunday was Honda's first top 10 finish in FIVE races!! Did you ever think you'd see the day?




  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭legrand


    Notable event of last weekends racing was Moto3's David Munoz. A real but impetuous talent - born in 2006 ffs! He did screw up when after pushing Garcia wide he got and left it too late to take his long-lap peno. Was bumped back to 12th but managed 9th and probably could have got 4th or 5th had he taken his lap earlier.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭Scotty #


    I felt terribly sorry for Aleix yesterday, a missed opportunity to claw back some points when his team forgot to turn over the mapping from the sighing lap mode to race mode.

    Marquez says he'd no pain during or after the race. He took it nice and handy and still finished 4th! I suspect he'll take it lightly for the rest of the season though with him, that could mean several podiums :-)

    Silly silly mistake from Pecco trying to gain 1 more point but losing 7 in the process.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭Speedline


    I'm delighted for him. I was following him in the motoamerica series. He did very well on a bike which had no data for some of the tracks. 2nd overall for the season and not by much either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,467 ✭✭✭h3000


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭Scotty #


    Rain forecast for the whole weekend 😆 Can Jack make it two in a row?



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey


    Saying as there is no WSB thread, can anyone tell me when Ducati are going to get a rpm cut or the others get some rpm back?



  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭legrand


    no clue.

    Use this thread for any motorbike racing series. No charter states otherwise!



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey




  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭legrand




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭Scotty #


    For the last few races MotoGP.com have been posting a 360° video of the first lap from an onboard whereby you can control the direction of the camera as you watch the video, just drag the screen to move it. It's class!

    This week it's Brad Binder but as you watch them come up to take their grid position, look back and look at the top left corner of the grandstand, the amount of lightening going on in the sky is insane!!

    https://www.motogp.com/en/videos/2022/10/04/onboard-lights-out-from-thailand-in-full-360/439480



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