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by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 27
Views: 794

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

Great to see the bikes back on track so soon! Couple of things stood out for me from FP1 and FP2 - KTM have a really good race pace on hard tyres, both Oliviera and Binder towards the top on hard-hard tyres for most of the session. - Ducati's finishing positions flattered to deceive. Think top Ducat...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

Reputations can certainly change, but Honda have a pedigree for success (and they throw the most money of any factory which is maybe the most important thing!) Or they'll just pay enough money to get the rules changed to their favour ;)
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

From what I have read about Pol, he said that part of signing for HRC was the 'legend' factor and that he always wanted to ride for that marque. Growing up he had pictures of Doohan, Criville etc on his bedroom wall and actually riding for the team is the realisation of a childhood dream for him. I ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1873
Views: 119092

Re: Silly Season

I think Acosta is too young to jump straight into MotoGP isn't he?
I thought 18 was the minimum age. As skillful and promising he has been so far, I don't think I would agree with him stepping up into the big class for at least another couple of seasons.
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

I think it's difficult to read too much into what has happened so far. We know Marc isn't back to full fitness and at Mugello it was even questionable whether he was going to be able to finish the race (although in the end that was a question that didn't need to be answered, unfortunately for him). ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1873
Views: 119092

Re: Silly Season

Haha we will wait and see.. what I would say is that there is so much strong talent coming in from the smaller classes, if he really wants to come back it might pay to break from his usual habit of being very cautious and to get his name down on paper sooner rather than later. Good signing for Gardn...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)

Yes know what you mean about all of that Fingernails! With Acosta it looked like he was trying to plan where to be going into the last lap (I'm not sure if he had gone wide deliberately on the penultimate lap) - early in the race it looked like you would need to be 6-7th going into the last lap, whi...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)

Such awful news :(

The low point of the sport we love

RIP Jason
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Racing circuit pantheon
Replies: 194
Views: 42988

Re: Racing circuit pantheon

Me too, it looks amazing. I went once in 2004 and would definitely say it's at my top 3 race track experiences. Used to be quite difficult to get to, wandered into a cafe in a local village and there was a policeman sat in there reading a paper that gave me a lift (I love how provincial parts of Ita...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu May 27, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 3585

Re: World SBK in 2021

Really good opening races! Very eventful, difficult for the riders to make tyre choices. Rea once again looks like he will be the guy to beat. I'm looking forward to Chaz getting some 'revenge' and showing what a good rider he is after being unceremoniously dumped by the Factory Ducati team at the e...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu May 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?

Yes for sure I think that would help. Think Suzuki have always been limited by the money they put into their race project and also the relationship between Hamamatsu and the race team. Apparently that was where David Brivio was so good, linking the European mechanics and riders in the team with Japa...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Wed May 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1873
Views: 119092

Re: Silly Season

Miller has now signed for 2022 with Ducati. Good for him think he deserves it from the last few results, hopefully now a weight off his mind and he can concentrate for the rest of the year.
by MiniNinjaMk5
Wed May 26, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?

I will say last few races have reinforced your point somewhat :)

He definitely needs to turn things around I think now. Last few races he has had the speed to podium but keeps throwing it down the road. You have to think Suzuki will have a limit to their patience..
by MiniNinjaMk5
Wed May 26, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)

Yes I think it says something about how entertaining bike racing is that you don't need it to be wet (like you do with F1!) to make an entertaining race. Forecast is still all over the place, it had said rain on Friday and Saturday and dry Sunday, but checking again now it is down as wet for Sunday....
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon May 24, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Spanish GP - Round 4
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: Spanish GP - Round 4

Most of the commentary I have read is that he is missing muscle mass on his right-hand side. It's coming back but he is still finding right-hand corners hard work - and is probably praying for Sachsenring!
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon May 24, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)

Long range weather forecast showing 50% chance of rain on Sunday! So if that's the case no predictions for me here (Miller 3 in a row?) I think between Quartararo and Bagnaia (possibly Miller) if it's dry, maybe Zarco too he has been good at the track in the past. Would be nice to see Morbidelli and...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon May 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

Sorry a bit late posting here guys but what an eventful race you couldn't take your eyes off it for 2 seconds. Great for Miller, two on the bounce and hopefully he can carry that confidence forward to Italy. If he won in Mugello that would be any of his contract worries removed for at least another ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Haha yes that's very true, I know Jonny Rea survived last year ! :D
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

That's it then for Acosta! Oh well he had two wins.. :D
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?

Are you serious? The guy who could have won the last race and pushed the bike beyond what it was capable of? I don't think Rins will ever be a WC contender, just because he has that flaw (shared by more riders than not) of trying to go for wins or podiums rather than settling for points. He has beat...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Not sure what happened to Vinales - he had a dreadful start from his poor grid position (thanks to one of his tyres seemingly going onto the green by 1mm) then got nerfed on a couple of corners and was practically in last. His race pace was quite poor until the halfway point (I wondered if he had a ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Incredible ride by Fabio and hopefully he will be a strong contender, but I will avoid putting in any WC predictions until he manages to do better at the tracks the Yamaha struggles at. That being said, what on earth happened to Vinales? @CLX - Yes I know what you mean about Mir. I actually felt a b...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Will BMW deliver with Van Der Mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Re: Will BMW deliver with Van Der Mark?

I was gonna say WSBK seems to be that formula where Ducati finds a way to cheat and then stays on top until it changes (or Mr Rea beats them anyway :D ) I would like the racing to go back more towards stock. Use the BSB formula of limiting electronics and upgrades, which has been super successful in...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2020 world championship prediction
Replies: 166
Views: 27765

Re: 2020 world championship prediction

John Kocinski blamed a fish I'd tried looking that one up, couldn't find it ;) Just disappeared down a massive internet rabbithole trying to find what race it was. Someone in another forum had mentioned Donington so I looked through all the years he raced there and no mention in any of the 500cc ra...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Wow.. absolutely fucking insane :D

.. Why do I allow myself to be surprised?!