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by Apical
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Re: So... trying something different...

Mikesbytes riders were mostly from Victoria, although I didn't get to talk to many riders. Cru Halliday, Yamaha superbike racer & supersport champion, is from NSW as far as I know. Halliday was one of the fastest riders on Monday. Laura Brown NSW, Tom Edwards is also from NSW, & had even further to ...
by Apical
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Another day another track

Another track day. Finally got to ride Winton. I've been here before spectating. Only 25 riders at 9 am, a few arrived later. Three groups of 8 or 10 bikes, uncrowded. I was the slowest in the slow group. Took a couple of 20 minute sessions to learn enough to begin pushing a bit more. Rather hot 30°...
by Apical
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: What is happening Aprilia
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: What is happening Aprilia

Something is happening. Max Biaggi suggests he could be an Aprilia test rider too. https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/11/25/motogp/the-aprilia-rs-gp-2021-makes-its-debut-at-jerez-new-chassis-and-engine.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=social&refresh_ce Not sure what "the thermal pa...
by Apical
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R14 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 15 Nov
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: Apical wrong again.

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 Apical
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Racing circuit pantheon
Replies: 197
Views: 84265

Portimão pantheon worthy

Wow ! MotoGp bikes make Portimão look even more awesome. Check this out. https://www.motogp.com/en/videos/2020/11/20/onboard-join-jack-miller-for-a-lap-of-portimao/358056 As our friend Motoshrink said on the main site "How wonderful is this TRACK!?! Not exaggerating, we have been blessed with a grea...
by Apical
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R14 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 15 Nov
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

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/ ... cia/355805
by Apical
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Re: So... trying something different...

Another top day at Wakefield! Fun, fun, fun! It was hot 31° Celsius air temperature, 51° track temp. It has been over a year since I rode this track on my 996. My lines, braking points etc were a bit sketchy at first The second "medium" session had a yellow flag after four laps. Just as I was beginn...
by Apical
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Re: So... Yes Wakefield

Yes Mikesbytes Wakefield park is my nearest track. That is where I'm riding tomorrow. Then Winton is the next closest about 350 kilometres from home. In a different direction. Haven't done a track day there yet. Planning to do Winton and Broadford in one trip. Hopefully before Xmas, will have to see...
by Apical
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Re: So... trying track daze &...

Also been dirt bike riding with my brother recently. That was fun, my dirt skills are still OK. Doing another track day tomorrow. At my "local" circuit, only 200 miles from home. This will be track day number eight, four different bikes, three different tracks in two countries. Oz & New Zealand. New...
by Apical
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2020 world championship prediction
Replies: 166
Views: 51977

Ducati lead manus chip!

Rain in Spain! Seems they have had rain already. Looks like rain overnight and Friday morning, two different forecasts are predicting some rain Friday/not much, some or none Saturday. Should be fine for the races, fingers crossed. Might be good conditions for Dovizioso to show what he's got. DUCATI ...
by Apical
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: World SBK in 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 19912

World SBK in 2021

Interesting two part interview with Gregorio Lavilla. https://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2020/WorldSBK%20Executive%20Director%20Gregorio%20Lavilla%20debriefs%202020%20WorldSBK%20season https://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2020/Gregorio+Lavilla+outlines+WorldSBK+plans+for+2021?utm_source=newsletter&utm_med...
by Apical
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Back to back at the same track
Replies: 8
Views: 7220

Re: Back to back at the same track

Which riders and teams have done better at the 2nd races of double rounds we have had so far? Riders; in the order they are now in the world championship; Joan Mir DNF Jerez 1, 5th Jerez 2 Andalusia, improved. Second place Austria 1, 4th Ost 2 worse result in the 2nd race. Misano 1 Third place, 2nd...
by Apical
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Back to back at the same track
Replies: 8
Views: 7220

Back to back at the same track

Which riders and teams have done better at the 2nd races of double rounds we have had so far? Riders; in the order they are now in the world championship; Joan Mir DNF Jerez 1, 5th Jerez 2 Andalusia, improved. Second place Austria 1, 4th Ost 2 worse result in the 2nd race. Misano 1 Third place, 2nd ...
by Apical
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: ASBK Superbike championship
Replies: 61
Views: 20387

Re: ASBK Superbike championship

Mikesbytes » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:10 pm And now its down to 2 races as the SA round has been cancelled Not quite Mikesbytes, The final action in ASBK is at Winton from Thursday December 3rd to Sunday the 6th. Four days. It is a double round or double header, so at least 4 races. We have only had 1 rou...
by Apical
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP Rnd 10 Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragón
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: Maverick at Aragón

Don't think Maverick will repeat the launch control experiment at Aragón. He tried it once in the race & it didn't work. So now he should know there is nothing to gain and much to loose. Ducati also an enigma. I can tell you what I'd like to see; Dovizioso win and keep us guessing where the champion...
by Apical
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Moto GP schedual and the corona virus...
Replies: 249
Views: 31804

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

No one on Rossi's bike on Friday, while its possible someone would appear on Saturday its unlikely. That means next weekend assuming Rossi isn't better which is unlikely. WSBK is racing this weekend, are they racing next weekend? Yamaha don't have to replace V.R.46 this weekend. Technically they do...
by Apical
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 11532

Re: BSB 2020 Excitement

"Unlike WSBK, this is looking like it's going to be a close championship." Damn right Fingernails! Donington Yes! Three different winners, at least one big disappointment. Now the championship is still tight at the top. Aussie Josh Brookes on the Ducati leading by a handy 16 points. From his Vision ...
by Apical
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Racing circuit pantheon
Replies: 197
Views: 84265

Re: Catalunya, la Caixa, SMSP

After watching SBK and MotoGp at Catalunya recently, I want the real turn 10 back! La Caixa. It is only because of formula yawn that the real turn 10 has been ruined. The mickey mouse chicane at turns 13, 14 & 15, before the final turn onto the straight. This abomination has taken away some of the r...
by Apical
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: My take on MotoGP 2020 round 6, the San Marino GP
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Alberto Puig says

Quote from the article https://mythoughtsabout2wheels.blogspot.com/2020/09/apprentices-become-masters.html “If Marc was here, do you think we would have a problem? Your question is based only on what you are seeing, but we are not using our full potential of our riders maybe. That is my understandin...
by Apical
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:21 am
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: 1537

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

Hoping Jack Miller & Dovi will have better results second time around I thought Alex Rins was going to take a better result than 5th, that's racing. Maverick ?? M.V.12 is an enigma, fast at times but so inconsistent. Most unpredictable rider in an unpredictable season. Maverick could win this Sunday...
by Apical
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: Remy Gardner
Replies: 8
Views: 7352

Remy Gardner

Remy Gardner this guy is fast, at times. His form seems to be up & down like a bi-polar kangaroo. R.G. has signed a deal with lolly water KTM Ajo to ride in Moto2 next year. Aki Ajo knows his stuff. A.A is a very good talent spotter, as proven over many years. M Pecino says "Aki Ajo is one of the mo...
by Apical
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dovi done with Ducati after 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Ducati musical chairs

Dovi and Petrux leaving. Petrucci to KTM Tech 3 I'm guessing Dovizioso will ride for Aprilia factory or retire. Hoping AD 04 wins the championship & takes his number 1 to Aprilia. Miller up to the factory team. With rider X as team mate. Pecco signs for two more years. Pramac or Ducati Corse factory...
by Apical
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: BSB 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 11532

Re: BSB 2020

Found a good video of Tommy Bridewell and Ollie Bridewell

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/british-sup ... ideo.shtml

Warning you may feel sad. I cried.
by Apical
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So... trying something different...
Replies: 33
Views: 12848

Lets do some bench racing.

Shall we start a new topic or simply continue talking motorcycle stuff? Riding on the roads What a phecking nightmare! My craziness is nothing compared to those other road users! Track days are safer than the public roads. Although I've done a million miles on the road & only had 200 or so stacks. O...