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by Japhrodisiac
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2020 world championship prediction
Replies: 166
Views: 46052

Re: 2020 world championship prediction

It looks like, MAYBE, we could have a 3-4 rider fight for the title this year. That would be great
by Japhrodisiac
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Hubris
Replies: 47
Views: 2042

Re: Hubris

And...yup.

MM out for a round or 2 at least.

Cal having surgery as well.

Eventually, what goes up tends to come down, and I mean that more in the sense of the swings of balance that life tends to deal out from time to time
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Jerez 2020 - Gran Premio Red Bull de España
Replies: 53
Views: 1839

Re: Jerez 2020 - Gran Premio Red Bull de España

I think Maverick really has a title shot this year, the bike is working better, the new Michelins are a help to Suzuki and Yamaha, Mav is on his game and looking very confident. I've always rated Binder but he is really starting to prove how good he really is. He would have won that Moto2 title if t...
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

A crazy scenario : Negotiations don't go well with Petronas, and feeling spurned by Yamaha, and some unfinished Italian style business, Rossi returns to Ducati to finish off his career. Petronas signs Lorenzo in Rossi's place. Months ago this would have seemed ridiculous. Today, only mildly ridiculo...
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

I would have thought that Test rider duties would have been fine for Jorge, until Lin Jarvis mentioned about his motivations, which seems to indicate Jorge looking for a ride. It seems like a crazy long shot, but perhaps... Iannone won't be back anytime soon imo, they are trying to extend his ban ra...
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Things are getting very interesting. Obviously Ducati rates Zarco otherwise they wouldn't have, and perhaps still, move mountains to suit him. Bagnaia out? or just being shuffled around? A Rossi Protege might end up a teammate to Morbidelli should Rossi not continue, and I am starting to think he wi...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu May 28, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Last comments Vale made re: Petronas and Razlan he said he had to make sure he had the motivation to continue, meaning it wasn't a given that he still had the necessary motivation. Adulation from fans, a great career, healthy, lots of money in the bank, hot GF, can ride and play with the world's bes...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

With Iannone out until mid-2021, unless he wins an appeal, that opens a spot on the factory Aprilia squad. Dovi has been talking down staying with Ducati, and there have been rumours of him jumping ship to Aprilia, but I also see Zarco in the mix potentially for that seat should he do relatively wel...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Iannone fails drug test and has been suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 1775

Re: Iannone fails drug test and has been suspended

I'm not a huge Iannone fan but this seems punitive, a 1 season ban at most, and given silly season this year that would likely make him unhireable for 2021 but give him a shot in WSBK or Moto2 or even Avintia etc. But into midseason, and not counting his 'time served' already, not allowed to test, t...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...
Replies: 249
Views: 28687

Re: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...

I was under the impression that the FIM requires at least 13 rounds to be run for a valid championship. I believe that to be the case. Pit Beirer was quoted today as saying that he thought they should run a 10 round championship all in Europe, but as far as I am aware that championship would not mee...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Matt Mladin
Replies: 5
Views: 3682

Mat Mladin Arrested

Apparently on child sex crimes. Ughh...https://www.mcnews.com.au/mat-mladin-ja ... x-charges/
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Hubris
Replies: 47
Views: 2042

Hubris

I am not a MM hater, nor a Honda hater. At one point I was sponsored by Honda. However, at my well into middle age years, I must point out that Honda is treading a dangerous path, the eggs all in one basket approach, and that basket named Marc, is not the way to longevity. In spite of great results,...
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Personally I don’t think the shoulder is as big of an issue as some people believe, other than it hindering his testing. I’ve had a shoulder reco and I don’t believe it will effect (affect? I can never remember) his ability to ride a bike even if not as good as new. Honda do need to sort their fron...
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Honda may have won the triple crown but Yamaha just won silly season :lol:
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Does anyone think Honda is going to be stuck with little brother, even if his results are not wonderful? Years of non-Marquez RC213V riders declining and getting seriously injured has to have hurt the bike's value in the rider market. The Honda is the bike with the highest likelihood of turning a r...
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Factory Yamaha is sewn up, HRC certain to retain MM, Suzuki look set to maintain their lineup, not many factory seats open all told
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Jack Miller taking over Cal's LCR slot on a factory bike seems to me to be a decent move, if Ducati doesn't move him up into the factory team.
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Bagnaia scored three top ten finishes last year on the previous year's Duc. With Miller being nearly always in the top ten when he finished, having last year's bike looks to be a significant advantage. Bagnaia had a few good finishes, so did Quatoraro (and Zarco before him) on a year old bike, Naka...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Brave predictions Japhrodisiac, probably no less accurate than any of us will guess Zarco's Avintia deal includes 2 Ducati engineers and 2 Ducati electronic staff, however reading the following article it appears that that's for both riders making it a bit thiner than it initially appeared so perha...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

With Zarco now confirmed at Avintia for 2020, Silly season looks to get going early for 2021 seats. A fun scenario would be for Dovi and Maverick to swap seats, Jarvis' latest comments seem to indicate that he wishes Maverick to feel welcome, and that maybe he was getting the feeling that Mav would ...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Reports of Zarco's signing along with his typical shitty attitude, bad-mouthing Avintia all the while they are throwing him a lifeline : "Speaking with French publication Moto Journal, Zarco revealed the Avintia deal is done and that Ducati general manager Luigi Dall'Igna convinced him to have faith...
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

Methinks he will take a while to adapt but then do alright on it, some top 6's perhaps Will be tough for him to reach the top 6 in my opinion... based on it being an Avintia GP19... MM, MV, AD, FQ, FM, AR, JM36, JM43, VR, CC... then there's the likes of Petrucci, Bagnaia on Ducati's, Aliex and Pol....
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

So Avintia will have 2 GP19's next year meaning that if Zarco does arrive then he's not getting the latest bike. It does state "with updates" which is suggesting better support. Article also suggests that Zarco's contract may be direct with Ducati https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/147361/zarcol...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

What appears to have happened is that once Ducati signed to increase their support of Avintia (likely to pave the way for Zarco) then they no longer required Karel's money to lease his bikes. With that pressure off, if you had the chance, would you opt for a rider of Zarco's level, or Abraham's leve...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148746

Re: Silly Season

I am honestly fed up with Zarco, the sense of entitlement, the open insults to the other teams working their asses off, the other riders that would give their left or right nut to be in a position for some of the offers he's been given... To turn down the Avintia ride with the promise of extra suppo...