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  • Reply to: 2017 Aragon MotoGP Race Round Up: One Step Closer To The Championship   35 min 54 sec ago

    I have become a MM fan (didn't like him in Moto2) but I'm concerned about his "charge straight at them & they better get out of my way" occasional overtake style - it could end in more than tears. So far both AD (last corner charge) + VR & JL (Aragon) had the skill & presence to avoid MM but it won't always happen.

  • Reply to: 2017 Aragon MotoGP Race Round Up: One Step Closer To The Championship   1 hour 7 min ago

    Great write-up David. Thks for all your work.

    I can't agree more on the weather. I definitely think it's a key point of the whole season so far. Wasted FPs means Imperfect set-ups which tend to tighten the differences between teams and riders and create more imprevisibility. Aragon is maybe the worst we've seen ( Sunday morning's fog was the cherry on the cake) but from what I remember all Week-end have been more or less affected by some rain.  With so many Tyres choices and so much need to carefully adapt settings to the tyres, a wasted FP is a huge lost. 

    About the Race. Seems it's the end for Dovi. MM93 is a faster, stronger rider and Honda improved the bike before the second half of the season. And JL99 is coming..Slowly but surely. I still hope to see the Italian fight until the end. What he showed so far this year was really heartwarming for the Dovi & Ducati fan I am. MM93 is out of this world though and is doing things no riders can with a very special ability to ride on the edge and beyond. Definitely the best rider on the grid. 

    Specifically about KTM. 14 sec between Pol and the win... definitely impressive but still a bit too beautiful to be really accurate. They had private testing here and surely it helped a lot considering a lot of riders had barely an hour and a half to prepare the race. That said, KTM will be now a force to reckon with. I'm eagerly waiting who they'll try to sign for 2019! They'll definitely need a top rider soon. 

    Rossi... Finally understood why he came to Aragon..that was more simple that I thought.  He was just convinced he could win! And he tried and wasn't that far to achieve his goal. That's all.  Really impressive... Really aggressive with his teammate who is fighting is the championship... Seems Rossi was also there to show who is the boss in Yamaha garage... 

    Last word for my fellow frenchman. Apparently a kinda disappointing race from #JZ5 but again, with 2 complete lost FP and a fall in FP3,  11th on the grid and 10th ( 13s behind the winner) is not that bad in my opinion and far better than other rookies. I was waiting better from Rins for his home race for example. 

  • Reply to: 2017 Aragon MotoGP Race Round Up: One Step Closer To The Championship   1 hour 12 min ago

    Just used the interweb..
    2009 WSBK
    Round 12 of 14, Imola      Race 2; Fabrizio 1st - Haga 2nd
    Round 14 of 14, Portimao  Race 2; Fabrizio 1st - Haga 2nd
    Haga lost 10 points to Fabrizio in those 2 races and lost the Championship by 6 points.
    I believe Ducati said it didn't want to use team orders..?
    Have they changed their minds since ?

  • Reply to: 2017 Aragon MotoGP Race Round Up: One Step Closer To The Championship   1 hour 45 min ago

    I agree with David. Marquez's bike looked wild and unsettled all race long, whether he was pushing or not. Him not crashing was already a huge feat and then winning, well, I don't think anyone else on the grid could have won with a bike like that. So yeah, brilliant. And pushing the envelop is exactly what the best riders do. That includes knowing how to use the tarmac run off to recover from a failed move and lose as little time as possible. These small things are what puts the riders apart.

    And assuming Marquez remains with his run of podium finishes, Motegi is definiely a must win race for Dovi and he'll need all the help he can get, including from Lorenzo.

  • Reply to: 2017 Aragon MotoGP Race Round Up: One Step Closer To The Championship   2 hours 20 min ago

    Didn't Haga lose the WSBK Championship when his Ducati team mate (who was out of the championship running) was allowed to beat him towards the end of the year ?
    Wasn't this the year Spies won ?
    Help, anyone...?