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May 21st, 2017, 05:53 AM   #61
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My hope was for an overtake into the double right-hander. Was very curious if we would say major contact ala Gibernau.
Jerez aside, Gibbers actually pulled the very last lap last turn move on Rossi at Le Mans that I was expecting from Vale today.

He did something similar at Sachsenring as well.
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Great racing at the front , shame it ended with VR on the deck but he was pushing for the win and showed great form ahead of Mugello . Dani now p2 in the championship and #1 hrc rider.
Everyone else will always be a steaming pile of #2 to Reapsoul. So he is a championship contender because he won a race and coasts around the track in 5th until people fall? Thats just normal Pedro race craft Daniboy.
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Jerez aside, Gibbers actually pulled the very last lap last turn move on Rossi at Le Mans that I was expecting from Vale today.

He did something similar at Sachsenring as well.
I think we were robbed of a much better finish today. I'm disappointed with how the end of the race went.
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The boppers are crying because Maverick cut through the chicane, causing Rossi to lose concentration later according to them... nevermind that Mav actually lost 0.009 s in that move, they won't reason with facts. Good lord, that's some serious mental illness
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Everyone else will always be a steaming pile of #2 to Reapsoul. So he is a championship contender because he won a race and coasts around the track in 5th until people fall? Thats just normal Pedro race craft Daniboy.
He got a shitty start. It happens. Got bogged down in the crush, then worked his way up to the front, and gave Crutchlow "the business" as it were, the thing everybody whines about him not doing, and was apparently coping with the Michelins better than Marquez, looking VERY much like he was on track to pass Marquez before he crashed, and podiumed without going down, the way the two best riders on the track did. That, amigo, is racing. Credit where credit is due.
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.. nevermind that Mav actually lost 0.009 s in that move, they won't reason with facts.
That's precisely the issue - he lost no time by running off the track. A mistake that blatant is supposed to cost you time. What happened when Rossi was forced to cut the track by another rider (as opposed to his own mistake)? He was docked time for cutting the track. I won't be sad to see Vinales win the title though. In the end, the loss was no one's fault but Rossi's though. I was sad to be deprived of what could have been a brilliant final few turns regardless of who won. Those moments are why I get up at 7 a.m. to watch the race live instead of watching the video whenever I wake up. And as much as I've hated Dani since the Hayden incident, I wouldn't mind seeing him finally get one either - though I'd rather see him do it by winning, not by attrition.
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I think we were robbed of a much better finish today. I'm disappointed with how the end of the race went.
I just watched the race, a little bummed by Rossi crashing it on the last lap but the racing of him going throguh Zarco and Mav in the closing laps was great entertainment.

I was really hoping Zarco would hold the lead and win the race, great result for him and Mav.

Pedrosa had a very lucky day, he made contact with Cal which picked him up a position and caused Cal to lose a couple. Then Marc and Vale crashed out bringing him onto the podium.
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I felt sorry for Valentino. He had an outstanding race, including the Maverick pass, and then he over played his whole blocking move and lost control and his position. The actual crash wasn't that big of a mistake, but it was enough at that pace.

The crash reminded me of Stoner crashing out behind Pedrosa. A lot of people scolded him because he threw away championship leading points. And I knew all those people were not racers like a Stoner or a Rossi. Valentino deserves manly credit for going for the win.

Now, I am a little worried about the whole season, with Marquez crashing again, and MV getting another win, and as pointed out, Pedrosa cruising into the points. Pedrosa always finishes high in the standings, even without doing much racing at the front. Thank goodness there is a Zarco, and a Crutchlow to follow if things get too boring.

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That's precisely the issue - he lost no time by running off the track. A mistake that blatant is supposed to cost you time. What happened when Rossi was forced to cut the track by another rider (as opposed to his own mistake)?
...He gained time on Marquez? - which appears to be the point that you are missing.
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Credit to Rossi for not settling but make no mistake, Vinales' pace on that last lap forced Rossi over his limit. As I stated earlier, I thought the Yamaha would reassert themselves in a big way this weekend and did they ever, dominant weekend. Honda still in trouble. I don't know what to think about Marquez, sometimes you think he has figured out that points are important, now he is crashing at an alarming rate throughout race weekends. Honda really should be ashamed to let Yamaha consistently building better racebikes.
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