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by Schwantz34
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:22 am
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

OK so Pol knew Zarco was likely to be there, Zarco knew Pol was likely to be there and as I've said from the start both can be apportioned with some blame. Like I said I've never " raced" but as far as I'm concerned unless you grab the brake to do it, slowing down would allow you to keep the same li...
by Schwantz34
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 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 haven't ridden a racing bike on a line in a race, I'm assuming from that question you have. I think you're mistaken to suggest Espargaro was returning from a very wide line. Zarco must have seen Pol missing that first apex by a metre or so, Zarco being one of the top racers in the world must be aw...
by Schwantz34
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Toprak Appreciation Page
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Toprak Appreciation Page

Aside from being an exciting racer I've heard Jim Whitam talk during commentary about stuff on social media with Toprak showing his skills on a bike. First time I saw these was yesterday :shock: https://youtu.be/xSRCoxEiIEw https://youtu.be/LQJciC5Og9s There's a better video of the second one side o...
by Schwantz34
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:51 am
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

Of course it doesn't clear it up. Just because you, Ago and Stoner think one way doesn't mean that others can't have a different opinion. If we take the line of Binder and Quartararo as normal Pol was slightly wider than the normal line, Zarco slightly tighter. Pol got his punishment in the gravel, ...
by Schwantz34
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:15 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

When you're cranked over in a turn at over 100 Mph making nano-second adjustments to your trajectory, computing tire wear, deciding where to let off the brake, when, where and how much to open the throttle and whether in fact you can hold the line - you are expected to know if someone is behind you...
by Schwantz34
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: New session of MotoGP
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: New session of MotoGP

I agree that he could win the championship on a KTM but maybe with the removal of the word easily :D
by Schwantz34
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: My take on MotoGP 2020 round 4, the Austrian GP
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: My take on MotoGP 2020 round 4, the Austrian GP

I know the focus after the crash was how lucky the factory Yamaha boys were but if Zarco's bike hadn't struck the air fence then Mir, Miller n the last rider in the front group would have been annihilated. Phew!!
by Schwantz34
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:27 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 seeing an inability to control emotion in Quartararo that I think will be an Achilles heel in a championship fight.
by Schwantz34
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

To be fair to the Irwins neither of them are habitual crashers. Yes Andy gets into a few bumps and scrapes but doesn't go down too much himself and Glen has calmed his style right down after stepping up from supers port. Being a scotsman I'd like to see wee Taz Mac do well but he seems to be there s...
by Schwantz34
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

You are right Apical, the Snetterton circuit is fairly dull. Even after it was extended it's fairly poor but hopefully more racing like a fortnight ago!!
by Schwantz34
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP R5 16-08-20 Grand Prix von Österreich
Replies: 91
Views: 2629

Re: MotoGP R5 16-08-20 Grand Prix von Österreich

I've never raced a motorbike but to me it looked like Zarco made the pass and drifted right across Morbidelli's line, obviously him braking to try and make turn 3 compounded the problem. I know some well respected racers have said that the gyroscopic effect meant that Zarco struggled to pull the bik...
by Schwantz34
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

I saw on BBC a few days ago that talks are underway to secure the events future with a new sponsor secured and willing to stump up the cash. Fingers crossed and given the situation just now it seems highly positive that at a time of uncertainty this sponsor is prepared to come up with the goods
by Schwantz34
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dovi done with Ducati after 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1160

Re: Dovi done with Ducati after 2020

I even read on Twitter that CS27 is putting the boot in to Ducati as well. Sad for Dovi, he seems a real gentleman :(
by Schwantz34
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

I still think Brookes will take the championship, often seems steady and methodical in the early part of the season. Even although thats potentially because of the showdown I still think he'll soon become the man to beat. The national circuit produces better racing than the GP circuit at Donington, ...
by Schwantz34
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

I know the focus is Rea v Redding for the title this year but although he has ground to make up I feel like Toprak could be an outside shot. The way that guy rides a bike is awesome, love it. My first hero was Schwantz, my second Haga and I don't have a third yet!!!!
by Schwantz34
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: IoW road racing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: IoW road racing?

I'm quite often inclined to believe all these new races/ tracks are nothing but a fantasy. Like you say though there are some right high profile names involved which gives it a bit more credence. It is likely to be the arse end of October because BSB finishes generally just after mid month and Brand...
by Schwantz34
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: British Riders and Spanish Quarantine
Replies: 1
Views: 133

British Riders and Spanish Quarantine

What happens with British riders, team members etc who were in Jerez yesterday? I take it they need to stay in mainland Europe to ensure presence at Brno
by Schwantz34
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Jerez 2020 - Gran Premio Red Bull de España
Replies: 53
Views: 1616

Re: Jerez 2020 - Gran Premio Red Bull de España

I like Nagashima too Fingernails, after Schwantz my next hero was Nori Haga and I always like to see a very strong Japanese rider.
by Schwantz34
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

Read a report of a Melandri return to Barni.

Retirement means nothing these days!!
by Schwantz34
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

Any idea why Leicester would spike ahead of cities similar or bigger in size, eg London, Birmingham, Manchester, Coventry?

You are right though, perhaps when we have the benefit of hindsight the easing of restrictions may become a regret. By the same token there may be no regrets.
by Schwantz34
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

I'm pleased with it Fingernails, yes. I appreciate that you and your fellow citizens are back into local lockdown and hope things work out well.
by Schwantz34
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: BSB 2020

Motorsport vision are saying spectators will be allowed at their tracks, as long as tickets are pre purchased. Well chuffed with that which means all rounds except Silverstone can be attended. Thinking about trying to get to both Donington rounds, Oulton and Brands to get my live racing fix this yea...
by Schwantz34
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

Like I said earlier I really rate Camier but if his shoulder still isn't right after all this time I fear for his career :(
by Schwantz34
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK in 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 5533

Re: WSBK in 2020

To my mind Sykes shot himself in the foot by being over critical of Baz over the spill at Sepang that year, no wonder Baz didn't care about Sykes title after that.