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October 29th, 2016, 04:53 PM   #71
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I'm at work today and it's on 3pm over here so I've had to delay my lunch break and buy the live MotoGP pass because following updates on twitter would probably drive me insane haha
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This was on BT - Hodgy rolled a water bottle across the track to demonstrate the camber. Look at how tight Mav is able to turn in the Zook. Been really noticeable this weekend in particular.
I noticed Mav does take a tighter line through 15, It would be interesting to see the speed difference between the guys taking the tighter line and the guys going wider lines around it. There must be an optimal combination of how tight the line is vs the speed it lets you carry to get around 15 the fastest.
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Currently watching WUP at work... it's a very productive day haha Petrucci was lucky not to face plant it when getting on to the second bike - quite messy

I've never actually understood so thought I'd ask here - when and why would a race be declared as flag to flag?
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Stuff and nonsense. Did you watch the last race in 2013, or his entire 250 career, or for that matter the first lap of many of his dominant wins from the lead when he is in the process of getting to the lead? He is not afraid of a battle. It beggars belief for me that people feel able to question Jorge's courage in any way, given him riding Assen 2013 with a newly plated clavicle, coming back from career threatening concussions in 2008, riding with 2 ankles fractured in practice in 2008, or for that matter riding after the massive high side following which he required a head CT scan in a recent race this year.

Where he is perhaps liable to criticism is that he may have developed his riding style in recent years to be too specialized/dependent on particular tyre characteristics and grip conditions, although as I have constantly argued I can't see why he (and everyone else) can't have a tyre which suits him.
Agree. Lorenzo may have lost his confidencein the wet, but he is no coward who shys away from a fight. There are numerous examples of the amount of fight he has. 2013 Silverstone comes to mind.
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Vinales leads a dry warm up. Could it be his second win this year?. He has been fast all weekend. Not sure what Rossi was up to, but he didnt put in a hot lap.
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I've never actually understood so thought I'd ask here - when and why would a race be declared as flag to flag?
The race would have been declared a DRY race at race start and at some stage during the race it has started to rain but it is not heavy enough to cause a red flag situation.

A red flag would be used if streams of water ran across the surface or pools of water appeared on the track whereas with light rain there are no pools of water and thus a flag to flag is declared but even then, riders do not have to enter pits to change bikes but the option is now available.

Essentially, what started as a DRY race is now declared WET
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Thanks For some reason I thought if they declared it flag to flag, they had to change bikes and it wasnt an option not too
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Shaunna i think flag to flag is the only time a bike change is an option.
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