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by Fingernails
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

It seems that VR46 is claiming that Aramco will be a sponsor, but Aramco is saying that they will not be. Sounds rather confusing... This article says that Rossi may need to race in 2022 to make sure that the team can find sponsorship. https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/podcast-explaining-the-spo...
by Fingernails
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

Re: BSB 2021

I've seen the races from Knockhill now. Certainly a complete turnaround from the first weekend with O'Halloran scoring poorly apart from his 2nd place in the first race. Iddon managed a reasonable showing at both weekends and is rewarded with the championship lead. Rory Skinner looks very much to be...
by Fingernails
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...
Replies: 249
Views: 28766

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

Can I ask how you guys outwith the UK are doing vaccination wise, it seems to be one of the things we have done well. Given the large percentage of population who have had both ( or even 1 jab) it seems the link between cases and hospitalisations has been broken . England are pretty much on route t...
by Fingernails
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

Mikesbytes wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:10 am
In regards to VR46, are they an additional team to the grid or taking over Avinta ?
I believe that they are a new team taking over Avinta's grid slots. But, Avinta has VR46 in its team name now.
by Fingernails
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

Just out of interest who would you guys put on the Aprilia or VR46 Ducati rather than MV? Let's say team mate at Aprilia is Aleix Espargaro and Marini on VR46. Only Moto2 riders I could think - Raul Fernandez? I don't know if either team would have the money or inclination to bully out KTM. Dovi? F...
by Fingernails
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

Re: BSB 2021

Hickman is looking good in third, but it does look as if O'Halloran and Iddon are a step up at the moment. Of course, that can change quickly. Tommy Bridewell would be further up if not for that no-score in race 2. But, I've seen quite a few years of Bridewell fighting for the podium and the occasio...
by Fingernails
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 11487

Re: World SBK in 2021

I've seen all the races now. Race 1 earliest thanks to @mikesbytes recommendation. How things change in a weekend. Initially it was looking as if it would be another year of Rea winning with someone else (Redding) struggling to stay within reach. Now we have Razgatlioglu leading the championship. Wi...
by Fingernails
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

Repsol Honda? At the moment that appears to be the place that careers go to, to die.
by Fingernails
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

Re: BSB 2021

I've seen the races now. I'll probably follow my pattern from previous years where I wait for the highlights to appear on TV, studiously avoiding this thread and the news. Jason O'Hallorhan had, as mentioned, the perfect start to the year. But, last year the first race made it look as Honda might be...
by Fingernails
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

I note that of the seven times that Aleix Espargaro has finished this year, four of those times he beat Maverick.

I wonder if this has had some effect on Maverick's decision.
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

Ah come on man.. that performance yesterday definitely shows he needs to be in MotoGP! :) To have an awful start like that, get pushed back down to 7th (I think) then to cut through the rest of the field and still be pulling away at the end? I can't remember the last time I saw anyone do that in Mo...
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

Like Zarco going to Ducati, Vinales may be a gamble. But, if that gamble can pay off then the rewards can be substantial. Fernandez to MotoGP might be premature. I still think Gardner will win the Moto2 championship this year, and Fernandez would then have a perfect starting point to win the champio...
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

Could it be, Maverick and Fabio head to head? Would be nice to watch. A pity that it wasn't. Maverick fades at the start, and then recovers. Yet again. Personally I thought that Miguel Olivera would feature more than he did. And, it's a pity that Nakagami faded just when he looked like he was on fo...
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

after a best position of 10th for a Ducati rider (Miller) in Free Practice both Bagnaia and Zarco after taking out Q1 have done well in Q2. While the winner is likely to be Vinales or Quartararo, its not clear who else will be on the podium. I predict Olivera for the podium. And, not necessarily on...
by Fingernails
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

And, FP3 has spoken. Vinales still on top. Two Hondas straight through to Q2, and neither Marquez is among them.

I'll be picking up the quali later in the day - not watching live. Speak to everyone after that.

This has to be genuine pace by Vinales now. Surely he's favourite for the race.
by Fingernails
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

And, after our comments yesterday, Vinales is at the top of both sessions today. :D :D :D Interesting to see Garett Gerloff replacing Morbidelli. Gerloff has shown quite some promise in WSBK. I guess they didn't choose Razgatlioglu for the seat as he's a championship contender and the risk of injury...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

I see that the VR46 team will have Duc's for 3 years. Speculation is that the riders will be Luca Marini and either Marco Bezzecci or Rossi himself Full factory, and/or older machines? EDIT: This article doesn't say for sure: https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/981441/1/official-vr46-signs-ducati-202...
by Fingernails
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

In 2019, there was a rare win for Vinales. Doesn't seem too likely this year, but stranger things have happened.

For me the biggest question will be whether MM93 has made a major step forward last race, or whether he'll drop back into the field.
by Fingernails
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)

I feel like he is too much of a Saturday racer and lacks a small measure of opportunism to get better results in the races. The bike shouldn't be on the podium a lot, but at least once it should have been there. 3 of the Yamahas can't make it close, Suzuki has gone backwards, HRC is a non factor ex...
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)

Random drop: Aprilia should be shopping for 2 riders. I don’t think Aleix had the ‘zen’ in him help them take the next step. Wow. I would have thought Aleix and the Aprilia were looking like a good team. And that Aleix would be a good candidate to take the bike forward to podiums and possible wins....
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

And will he make an announcement about his own future?
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)

Looking at each of the races in more detail. Moto3 - The return of Acosta. It was looking a bit shaky for a while, but straight back to the top step. A very hard fought race - when was the last time a Moto3 victory wasn't a hard fought race? But Acosta showed that he can still fight all race long an...
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)

And ... it is done. It'll be interesting to see if this is a one-off race, or whether MM93 takes a step up.
by Fingernails
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: Round 8 - German GP (Sachsenring)

Combined times - Hondas in 7, 9, 10. Straight through to Q1, but not looking promising for a Honda pole. We'll see. BTW: Is anyone else disengaging from Moto3 qualifying? As it seems utterly inconsequential as pretty much the entire field is all mixed up from the qualifying order after the first lon...
by Fingernails
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1930
Views: 149424

Re: Silly Season

I think for VR46 - I have read Bezecchi is coming up from Moto2, and of course Marini. Interesting. With Gardner going up to KTM (Tech3 I believe) and Gresini taking two Moto2 frontrunners, that would be a LOT of new graduands into the MotoGP class. EDIT: Marini is already in MotoGP. D'oh! (The res...