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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: 626

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: 1929
Views: 149317

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: 13261

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: 22
Views: 11479

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: 626

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: 1929
Views: 149317

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: 13261

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: 13261

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: 13261

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: 13261

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: 13261

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: 13261

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: 12687

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: 12687

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...
by Fingernails
Sat May 15, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 12687

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

I came here to find all the people who had predicted that Salvadori and Marini would top Q1.

Even though he was pushed down a bit at the end, this qualifying is still a step forward for MM93. Though, it seems that this track does favour the Honda.
by Fingernails
Sat May 15, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 12687

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

Marc now goes top in FP3, but it's a wet practice. Still 6th overall when considering combined times I think. Three Hondas going straight through to FP1, so perhaps this track suits their bike. I note that Espargaro is even further up. That Morbidelli accident when practicing changing bikes was real...
by Fingernails
Fri May 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Spanish GP - Round 4
Replies: 6
Views: 7849

Re: Spanish GP - Round 4

According to snippets of an interview with MM93 on MotoGP.com, his medical check after Jerez showed the bone is going ok. He also said he is very far from having equal strength in both arms and is looking to see how he is after the summer break. So no, he is not going to suddenly bounce back and su...
by Fingernails
Fri May 14, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 12687

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

I've read elsewhere that in FP1 that Miller went out on Slicks in the wet to record the fastest time. Don't know the details, is this correct? Was the track drying? Edit: confirmed he was on slicks https://resources.motogp.com/files/results/2021/FRA/MotoGP/FP1/Analysis.pdf According to Crash.net, o...
by Fingernails
Thu May 13, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Spanish GP - Round 4
Replies: 6
Views: 7849

Re: Spanish GP - Round 4

I must admit that my expectation (which can easily be confounded) is that Marc will not suddenly bounce back to the front and start dominating.
by Fingernails
Wed May 12, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 12687

Re: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

I think the biggest question will be whether Fabio Quartararo will have overcome his armpump problems. Even if the inline 4s weren't strong last year, I would think a fully fit FQ may have a good crack at it. And in Moto3 will Pedro Acosta make it five wins in a row? EDIT: Four. I saw predictions of...
by Fingernails
Wed May 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Spanish GP - Round 4
Replies: 6
Views: 7849

Spanish GP - Round 4

Thanks @kenup for starting a thread for round 5. I got behind on things. I thought I still had a race to watch somewhere, but found that I'd already seen round 4. I'm watching it again now in order to be able to comment. Moto3 Acosta again! That kid seems to have it all. Maybe excepting qualifying p...
by Fingernails
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 13237

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

MiniNinjaMk5 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:41 pm
That's it then for Acosta! Oh well he had two wins.. :D
I suspect that his natural talent will overcome someone adopting his picture as an avatar on the internet :D
by Fingernails
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 13237

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

I have now seen the Moto2 and Moto3 races. Moto2: Sam Lowes should be a favourite for this year. However, he needs to stay on his bike. Moto3: Pedro Acosta - what can we say? He appears to have it all. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that he will win the Moto3 championship this year withou...
by Fingernails
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?
Replies: 8
Views: 9306

Re: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?

Just a thought after yet another podium lost for Rins. Assuming no problems with money and contract clauses, what do you guys think about this? Right now, I'd say yes. Right now, I'd say too early. Let's see what happens throughout the year. Both are good riders. I'm not sure which would be better ...
by Fingernails
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 13237

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

I've see the race now. Though, I only avoided it being spoiled by not really interpreting what I saw in the youtube video preview correctly. I thought ahead of time it was going to be a MM93 win. When I saw qualifying (late) yesterday, I was surprised to see MM93 in first quali, having only seen his...