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by Fingernails
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

It seems that even Fabio thinks he should have been black flagged. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/980338/1/fabio-quartararo-i-should-have-been-blackflagged Also, I've seen a report that Pit Beirer shook Dani Pedrosa's hand after the race victory and thanked him for the work he'd done. Dani then c...
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

I would have thought that there would have been ample time to decide on a black flag during the race. There was enough time for the commentators to spend discussing it. Maybe there will be a new rule that should someone's leathers come undone, that the rider has to return to the pit and then not rej...
by Fingernails
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

I agree that's a fundamental safety issue, and he should have been black flagged. What's happened is that he continued racing, and has received an advantage. This therefore sends the message to anyone else in a similar situation that they may benefit by continuing racing even when it is dangerous. A...
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

I decided to risk it and watch the races on YouTube. The risk is that often the YouTube videos say who won the race in the title. I managed to avoid that. MotoGP Another race that it looked like Quartararo might win, but things definitely went weird at the end. I don't remember ever seeing leathers ...
by Fingernails
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

I've missed the race as I was busy and it started early. I'll rejoin the conversation here after Tuesday night when I can watch the highlights on TV.
by Fingernails
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

That was a boring qualifying. All this tow seeking is ruining it. I'd rather see riders alone get one fast lap only and nothing else. Yes, it's getting rather annoying seeing the same people looking for tows all the time. I'm not sure the qualifying was boring, but I still don't want to see the tow...
by Fingernails
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Round 7 - Barcelona



FP1 has been and gone. I'm guessing that things will change before qualifying and Aleix Espargaro will not be on pole.

Fabio and the Suzukis were on the podium last year. Not impossible we'll see a repeat of that.
by Fingernails
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

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 ;) I couldn't possibly imagine what you are talking about *cough*...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 170802

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. Yes, but he can go to Moto2 next year. Accor...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

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

I'm sure that riders value more than just a salary. But, among other aspects of their reputation, Honda have sometimes built their team around a rider and given that rider a string of championships. I'm sure that there will be talented riders who could believe that would happen for them.
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 170802

Re: Silly Season

Once Miller was signed there was no where for Zarco to go, so he has made a good decision. Martin proved himself with a podium before getting injured Pramac seems to be a good place for Zarco. He can compete on seemingly a fairly even level with the factory team, and there is the potential for wins...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

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

I don't see Honda turning the season around without Marc. Everyone in MotoGP is fast. But none of the other HRC riders have even won 1 MotoGP race. This is an interesting statistic. I think it says a lot both about the Honda bike itself, and about their all eggs in one basket strategy. I think that...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 170802

Re: Silly Season

Zarco and Martin are staying at Pramac. It seems that Ducati has a strategy of rider stability this year. It also appears that Zarco has found a place on the grid that suits him.
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

Like several others such as Binder, Acosta was falling back and then fighting his way back. He seemed to be able to do so at will until the last lap. I'm sure he's learned a lesson.

This weekend was his best qualifying result so far (I believe) too. He is still 16 and has a lot to learn.
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 19903

Re: World SBK in 2021

I'm way behind on this. I've only seen the first weekend's worth of races. So far, it seems similar to last year. I've accidentally read that Redding has won another race, but don't know what the current standings are. Is it going to be a matter of waiting until Rea gets old and can't win anymore? A...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

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

I would guess that if Marc never recovers, that Honda will rebuild and regroup around other riders. I think they have the budget and the organisation to get back to the front reasonably quickly. But, they are certainly in a mess right now. Marc bouncing back seems the only short-term fix. If that do...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 170802

Re: Silly Season

MiniNinjaMk5 wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:04 am
Predictions I have read include Gardner and Fernandez moving into the Tech3 team, Petrucci leaves for World SBK, Lecuona back down into Moto2 (all unconfirmed!)
All sounds quite plausible to me.
by Fingernails
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

I've finally seen the Moto3 race. Definitely poignant given the sad passing of Jason Dupasquier. As for the race itself, it was very confusing when mass slipstreaming meant than in one straight and corner the leader could be demoted to tenth or eleventh. Pedro Acosta continued his not shining form o...
by Fingernails
Sun May 30, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

Yes. Very sad indeed.
by Fingernails
Sat May 29, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

Looking at qualifying - the question is 'what is Marc up to'. Didn't seem to benefit him in the end. Though, perhaps that is what got him out of Q2. Quartararo ahead of a gaggle of Ducatis. He could run away with it, or perhaps he's going to be continuously repassed on the straight. I wouldn't like ...
by Fingernails
Sat May 29, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

CLX wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 1:46 am
After FP2
Mmy mind says: Bagnaia, Quartararo, Zarco.
Very close.
by Fingernails
Fri May 28, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

We'll see if everything changes for FP2, as it often does :D I watched the Crash.net preview, and they were pretty confident that Ducati are going to dominate, if only for their top speed advantage. I'll wait and see what happens. Having checked the live updates, it seems that MM93 is struggling. Do...
by Fingernails
Tue May 18, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 6 - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 20
Views: 21682

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

Last year Mugello was cancelled. In 2019 Ducati riders were first and third with MM93 second.

It would be the obvious prediction that Ducati will do well again at their home track. But, I think there's ample possibility that after two years away things may have changed. We'll see.
by Fingernails
Mon May 17, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 17476

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

Moto3: Well, Acosta is human. Those 8th place points are still impressive given he fell off. I suspect that come the end of the year, he's not going to need those points though. Particularly with so many of his championship rivals having fallen off. Moto2: Surely Lowes is going to be out of the cham...
by Fingernails
Sun May 16, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 17476

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

Very interesting and exciting race. Again, I was involved in live chat where I was making predictions that were proved wrong. Personally I thought that someone would pit for slicks and win that way. Great win by Miller. He has Zarco behind him in win it or bin it mode, and did what he needed to do t...