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by Mikesbytes
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 20590

Re: World SBK in 2021

WSBK is almost a 3 person race over the last few rounds. I'm assuming that their team mates are on a equal footing bike/team wise but are largely sitting behind in group 2 on the track
by Mikesbytes
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

3 rounds left, all Quartararo needs to do at the next round is finish in front of Bagnaia at the next round to wrap up the world championship
by Mikesbytes
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

hdot wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:22 am
As an American I am embarrassed with the condition of this track. I don't think I'm gonna watch tomorrow's race and frankly I hope the riders boycott. It's amazing and tragic that the US cannot build a race track worthy of grand prix motorcycle racing.
I like Laguna Seca, have you been there?
by Mikesbytes
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

We have seen this several times, a rider is about the top of the timesheets all the way thru practice and then bombs in qualifying blaming a tyre, this time its Miller. Miller is pretty good about admitting fault when he stuffs up, so if he is blaming the tyre I reckon there is no need to doubt him...
by Mikesbytes
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

We have seen this several times, a rider is about the top of the timesheets all the way thru practice and then bombs in qualifying blaming a tyre, this time its Miller.
by Mikesbytes
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dialogue on The Dangers of Racing
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Dialogue on The Dangers of Racing

There isn't a single thing that is going to eliminate deaths however there are many ideas that might reduce a particular risk. I've wondered about situations where the rider doesn't depart the track after crashing and for some track design for the places were that risk is highest? In regards to bein...
by Mikesbytes
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

Vinales is probably attending the funeral this weekend but even if he isn't, its respectful for him to take the weekend off
by Mikesbytes
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

I'll go for M Marquez for the win, followed by a scrap between Quartararo, Bagnaia and Miller
by Mikesbytes
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas
Replies: 33
Views: 898

Re: Round 15 - Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Circuit of the Americas

Miller was also on the podium but 8 seconds back. The 2019 results don't give a clear indication of particular bikes having an advantage at this circuit.

I'm predicting a shootout between Quartararo and Bagnaia too
by Mikesbytes
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 20590

Re: World SBK in 2021

Well worth watching all 3 WSBK races on the weekend. All 3 are on the WSBK web site in full
by Mikesbytes
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

All direct to Q1 result were from FP3, Vinales got there by being fast in FP3, so the weather change in FP1 and wet in FP2 didn't gift Vinales direct passage to Q1, he earnt it. Should be noted that he tested the Aprilia at the same circuit a couple of weeks earlier. It's a shame that Bastianini doe...
by Mikesbytes
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

No gonna lie, Moto GP's qualifying sessions have never been so boring. Watching riders wait for tows and then run around in conga lines has completely killed my enthusiasm for Q1 and Q2. Not to mention the cameras only follow MM (the worse offender), so of course I saw none of Bastianini's fast lap...
by Mikesbytes
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

FP1 dry, wet at the end. It doesn't appear that anyone went for a time attack as they used the same tyres unless they did a lap in the wet at the end on wets. Vinales up the top of the times, which wasn't expected. Dovi at the bottom of the times, which was to be expected as he probably hasn't had a...
by Mikesbytes
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171449

Re: Silly Season

Dovi has finally signed with Yamaha and will ride Morbidelli's old bike for rest of the season and will ride the full season in 2022 with the same team, which will have a new name. Doesn't say what bike he will ride in 2022 but its been stated previously that it will be the 2022 Yamaha. https://www....
by Mikesbytes
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Round 14 - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Last year 4th was Rossi's second best result of 2020 followed by the rot that lasted for the rest of the year with a best result of 12th, he did miss a race or 2 due to covid. I'm not anticipating another 4th out of Rossi but it might motivate him. Bike wise the I4's took 5 of the top 6 places, only...
by Mikesbytes
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?

Bastianini had a fantastic race. If he is out of MotoGP at the end of the season he will remember this race for the rest of his life

Big names out of the points, each for a different reason;
16 Crutchlow
17 Zarco
18 Vinales
19 Rossi
by Mikesbytes
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?

Enea Bastianini, if he can back up that qualifying with a similar result that will be his best I think. I don't think he's got a ride for next year yet
by Mikesbytes
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: MotoGP 2021, Aragon. Win or bin, which Marquez will show up?

MM did a hot lap in FP1 and with Mir's hot lap being disallowed that's why he ended up 1 second ahead of everyone else. Miller for example did long runs using the same tyres for the entire session. MM binned it in FP2 so we don't really know where he would of ended up, his FP1 hot lap put him 8th on...
by Mikesbytes
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171449

Re: Silly Season

I guess that Vinales joined Yamaha with Rossi there and Rossi was the aging superstar so there wasn't really any team mate pressure but this year saw Quatararo join and suddenly there was a reason to be #1 in the team but it turned out that he was #2 despite being paid a lot more. Somehow I suspect ...
by Mikesbytes
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 20590

Re: World SBK in 2021

Toprak gained no advantage out of his infringement onto the green as was exhibited by Rea overtaking him in the next corner Locatelli coming across and hitting VanDerMark looked like some kind of error by Locatelli that flung him over into VanDerMark, is there any news on the incident out there that...
by Mikesbytes
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 20590

Re: World SBK in 2021

Race 1 is on WorldSBK.com
by Mikesbytes
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?
Replies: 259
Views: 21795

Re: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?

I''m trying to think of examples where riders took this long to regain full fitness. I'm not sure that I can remember cases of it taking a long time once someone is riding again. Mick Doohan is the closest I can think of where there was an injury that resulted in lost championships (1992 & 1993) an...
by Mikesbytes
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171449

Re: Silly Season

Vinales to race for Aprilia from this weekend taking Savadori's bike. Savadori will get some wildcards + testing This will be very interesting to see. Almost nobody jumps on a new bike and beats the incumbent from the first race. So, what happens next race will likely not be the whole story. But, t...
by Mikesbytes
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171449

Re: Silly Season

Vinales to race for Aprilia from this weekend taking Savadori's bike. Savadori will get some wildcards + testing
by Mikesbytes
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?
Replies: 259
Views: 21795

Re: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?

Back in 2017 I created to this thread to discuss whether M Marquez would topple Ago pointing out that he had youth on his side but his riding was risky so perhaps he wouldn't get there due to injury. We debated the concept of GOAT amongst other things. So where do you think he will end up if we just...