MotoGp 2013 Season

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Rossell » Sun May 05, 2013 12:55 pm

Lorenzo V Marquez.
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Mon May 06, 2013 1:48 pm

That was a slightly disapointing race, although I was happy to see Dani win one, it turned into a little bit of a procession. Marquez showed just enough of bonkers side to take 2nd place and if we're lucky this will cause Lorenzo to revert back to his bad old days of being a bit of a lunatic. Chances are that he'll stay ice cool and in control though.

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Rossell » Thu May 09, 2013 8:14 pm

After what happened at the last corner a lot of people were talking about 2005 Rossi V Gibernau at the same place.

So let's reminisce ;)

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Adalaar » Sun May 19, 2013 1:08 pm

Fantastic race. Dani Pedrosa is fecking awesome.
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Sun May 19, 2013 4:43 pm

second_base wrote:Fantastic race. Dani Pedrosa is fecking awesome.


Sorry about the usual lack of pre race I was out on the lash yesterday so missed the qualification. Le mans isn't one of my favorite race tracks to watch but it's frequently wet which leads to mad races.

Dani was on very good form today and this hopefully measn that he's getting his mental shit together. he's going to need it, Marquez was charging something major towards the end of the race. Cal did well and got the deserved 2nd place. The other standout ride was Dovi, such a shame to not get a podium after so much effort.

Final mention goes to Scot Redding, winning the Moto2 race today (his first finally), brilliant, brilliant ride, he's probably the next big thing British wise in Motogp.

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:09 pm

Round 5 - Mugello

I've got to say, that's one of the best qualifications I watched in a long time. My money is on Lorenzo for the win, I think his consistency will come through but I there will still be Rossi, Marquez, Crutchlow and Pedrosa in the mix for the other podium places.

I think a special shout out needs to go Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith for having a couple of scary bad crashes and still pushing on. Total legends the pair of them. Here's some metrics of Marquez crash, ouch!
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Eny » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:40 pm

:D
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:13 pm

Well, that was a fair crackers race. Rossi/Bautista took each other out on the second corner of the first lap - that must have upset the locals, I wouldn't fancy being Bautista in Italy for a while. Lorenzo was flawless as ever and Marquez binned the second place for no apparent reason - at least he was properly angry at it afterwards - gave Pedrosa a handy 20 points though :)

In other news Scott Redding took the win in Moto2, on a track where his weight was a major disadvantage. Not only did he win, he won in very good style. Now leads the championship by a nice handful of points and looks like a true contender for the title.

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Adalaar » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:38 pm

So many crashes today :(
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Eny » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:52 pm

Great final few laps though! :D
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby Adalaar » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:46 pm

Eny wrote:Great final few laps though! :D


Definitely. I'm a big Dani Pedrosa fan but even I wanted to see Marquez take him.
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:29 pm

Round 7 - Assen

Well well, crazy days. Jorge Lorenzo had a highside in FP1 in the wet at 200kmph which has resulted in him breaking his left collarbone. In a titanic effort, Cal Crutchlow has taken pole so tomorrow may be the day he wins, still it's going to be hard as the Hondas continue to get better and Rossi is showing flashes of speed too. Despite the second place, Marquez is riding hurt with a broken finger so I'm not sure how well he can go over the race distance. Jorge has flown to Barcelona, had his collarbone plated and is on his way back to the Netherland and there's the distinct chance that he may race. Also, it may rain and everything will go mental.

In Moto2 Scott Redding has qualified in second place behind Pol Espergaro in what is turning out to be a fascinating battle of wills and skills.

As it's traditional, the Dutch MotoGp is actually on on a Saturday rather than a Sunday so tomorrow is race day. In some bizarre stroke of idiocy I can't see that it's being shown on the BBC at all, we just have F1, Wimbledon and Glastonbury and this is the first British pole for 11 years... ah here we go:

MotoGP, Moto2 & Moto3 races: 11:05-15:00 on BBC Sport website and BBC Red Button
Sunday, 30 June: Race 10:30-12:05 BBC Two (repeat) the stupid bastards have put it on the red button or online. Cocks.

Eurosport are showing (on Eurosport 2/2HD) the MotoGp warm up at 10:15 then Moto3 and Moto 2 live from 10:45. The MotoGp is shown at 15:10 in a live format even though it's delayed. Finally, if the races those of you have watched have created a hunger for bike racing then the World Superbike superpole from Imola is showing live tomorrow at 14:00 - really worth a watch as it's every bit as exciting.
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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:39 am

Ok, so Lorenzo really is a robot. Just watched him do 30 minutes warm up and finish 8th fastest. Fuck me.

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:44 pm

What a fucking race. Wow.

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Re: MotoGp 2013 Season

Postby arqueturus » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:32 pm

I'll put this here as it's a bike related thread:

RIP Andrea Antonelli

Andrew was succumbed to his injuries following an accident in today's WSS race in Moscow. As ever it was not the initial accident that caused the damage but the impact from another racer that followed. The racer in question had no chance of avoiding Antonelli.

I love bike racing but I hate it at times too.

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