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by Schwantz34
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Racing circuit pantheon
Replies: 194
Views: 50791

Re: Racing circuit pantheon

Really hoping Portimao gets added to the GP calendar regularly! Knowing how the cameras flatten somewhere like Brno, I bet those up and downhills have really got some gradient, would be great to see in person. Looks like a lovely part of the world too. The Algarve is lovely most of the year round. ...
by Schwantz34
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R14 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 15 Nov
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: R14 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 15 Nov

Iker Lecuona missed Friday practices due to Covid 19. He has done ten days quarantine. As required by local regulations. Should be on track for fp3 Saturday morning. https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/11/12/lecuona-set-for-saturday-return-in-valencia/355805 The mind boggles, three negative tests f...
by Schwantz34
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Performance enhancing substances
Replies: 56
Views: 5292

Re: Performance enhancing substances

I think the sentence handed to Iannone is ridiculous.

Sure the defence he offered was total bullshit, but the advantages of using such substances in motorcycling must be minimal compared to proper athletic sports eg cycling, running etc.
Do they not take this into account for sentencing?
by Schwantz34
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R13 Gran Premio de Europa Circuit Ricardo Tormo SPAIN
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: R13 Gran Premio de Europa Circuit Ricardo Tormo SPAIN

King Juan just oozes class, that statement about real pressure being for people struggling to pay rent/ for food shows he's incredibly grounded. I said it before on another thread but Quartararo displays behaviour that will totally hinder any effort for a world championship especially against Marque...
by Schwantz34
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2020 world championship prediction
Replies: 166
Views: 29826

Re: 2020 world championship prediction

A lot of rumours on social media that Portugal won't go ahead due to their lockdown. Think (for all 3 classes) you definitely want to be in the lead if you can at the end of Valencia 2, just in case.. So that has definitely narrowed down the list of possible winners, Mir with one hand on the trophy...
by Schwantz34
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: Jake Dixon
Replies: 21
Views: 8557

Re: Jake Dixon

Didn't see all of fp1 today but heard Keith Huewen saying at the end of Moto 2 that Dixon and Kasma Daniel didn't go out because of the conditions????????? Is it just me or WTF and something more to this? I know in the past both have enjoyed throwing bikes up the road but seems bizarre given the pot...
by Schwantz34
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 4576

Re: World SBK in 2021

Damn, always looked forward to late February for WSB from Phillip Island which usually ends up being best round of the season :(
by Schwantz34
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...
Replies: 240
Views: 17098

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

Exactly, lots of differing viewpoints and at the end of the day only history will tell what the best course of action/ inaction was. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!!!!
by Schwantz34
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: BSB 2020

I agree Fingernails, I'd be surprised if things are sorted completely by means of vaccination.

That said, surely to the almighty Lord Jesus Christ some fans will be allowed in!!! Donington and Brands are hundreds of acres in size and outside venues for goodness sakes.
by Schwantz34
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Back to back at the same track
Replies: 8
Views: 3563

Re: Back to back at the same track

CLX wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:24 am
I like this back to back experiment. Imagine this at Phillip Island. :)
Don't think we'll be there for a single round for some time :(
by Schwantz34
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: BSB 2020

Great championship this year and can't wait for next. Hopefully we can get in and hopefully a bit of top end gets knocked off the Ducati!!
by Schwantz34
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

You would think Ducati could have given the loyal servant from Wales the courtesy of letting him know their thoughts if it was an early decision. I feel like Chaz's turnaround in form came just after Ducati had made their minds up. Unfortunately for him Rinaldi had gone very well up until that point...
by Schwantz34
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

Feel sorry for Chaz too but I think his exceptionally poor start to the season was the final nail in the coffin. A lack of consistency ( relative to Rea) consistently put other nails in beforehand
by Schwantz34
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: Jake Dixon
Replies: 21
Views: 8557

Re: Jake Dixon

To be fair I think it shows that the talent in BSB is definitely high but that any switch to GP racing definitely needs a settling in/ adjustment period
by Schwantz34
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

I feel like Rea at Kawasaki in WSB is almost like Marquez at Honda in Moto GP, ie he gets a big say in who his teamate is. I wouldn't think he would have Davies because Redding aside Chaz is the only other rider that might put a decent title challenge up. The rest are just too inconsistent
by Schwantz34
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP Rnd 10 Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragón
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: MotoGP Rnd 10 Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragón

I read somewhere that he'd done a practice start next to Pedrosa on a KTM without it and wee Dan's start was miles better. He thinks that if you can get it right without it your start will be much better than with it.
by Schwantz34
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2020 world championship prediction
Replies: 166
Views: 29826

Re: 2020 world championship prediction

The danger for Mir is for what happened to Dovi in Catalunya to happen to him; namely poor qualifying puts you mid-pack, and then you get taken out in an incident. Think that is really what happened to Rossi in the 2006 season etc. I think if he does get his QP sorted, given his race pace, the rest...
by Schwantz34
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: BSB 2020

That's right Apical, one round consisting of three races ( one on Saturday, two on Sunday) at the glorious Brands Hatch GP circuit. I'm absolutely gutted though that fans will not be allowed, there is no better circuit in the UK for spectating :( Although I haven't read back through my posts I'm sur...
by Schwantz34
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP R8 20/9 Gran Premio TISSOT dell'Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: MotoGP R8 20/9 Gran Premio TISSOT dell'Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncell

I can't understand people saying "put gravel or grass back there again". Are we forgetting what happens when someone high-sides in front of a following pack and why would we want to re-introduce that? (Especially reminded by this being the track that Tomizawa lost his life) I'm fairly certain it wa...
by Schwantz34
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...
Replies: 240
Views: 17098

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

Get "well" soon Jorge, such a strange thing to say to someone with no symptoms of anything. As Fingernails says though a necessary evil to stop it spreading through the paddock to those who may become seriously ill.
by Schwantz34
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

Definitely, he doesn't shy away from the truth so I think I'll be asking Santa for it!!!!
by Schwantz34
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

I think Redding's experience in Moto GP is what really helped him make the step from BSB to WSB, I say that because BSB run almost zero electronics. It makes BSB a very very close championship with exciting close racing, but will hamper most of the younger crop looking to make that step. I went to a...
by Schwantz34
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: MotoAmerica 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2500

Re: MotoAmerica 2020

Watched a few of the rounds this year, pretty underwhelmed by the racing but some beautiful tracks with some awesome elevation changes.
Supersport has some decent racing with the boy Brandon Paasch who raced Moto 3 in the UK last year usually near the front with two other guys.
by Schwantz34
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP R6 23-08 BMW M Grand Prix of Styria Red Bull Ring Spielberg
Replies: 90
Views: 2711

Re: MotoGP R6 23-08 BMW M Grand Prix of Styria Red Bull Ring Spielberg

Last thing I'm going to say is Zarco was tighter than the normal racing line, if you don't agree look at the line taken by Binder and Quartararo or watch races from previous years. It was a conscious decision by Zarco to go tight because he saw Pol going wide and went for the pass, Pol only went a b...
by Schwantz34
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP R6 23-08 BMW M Grand Prix of Styria Red Bull Ring Spielberg
Replies: 90
Views: 2711

Re: MotoGP R6 23-08 BMW M Grand Prix of Styria Red Bull Ring Spielberg

I'm just happy we've got riders like him prepared to be aggresive and go for it, I like him too.