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June 10th, 2017, 12:51 AM   #51
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As stated before, Cal's reaction to Pedrosa's mistake didn't bother me.

Meanwhile, there was an interesting QP3. No Yamahas into Q2. Probably a couple of unhappy Yami executives right now. A relief for Marc and Dani, if the Yamis don't get into the first couple of rows of the grid, I am sure.
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And the new (more horse power) Aprilia engine seems to be the real deal...

('QP3': Honda Honda Ducati Aprilia Ducati Ducati Suzuki Ducati Ducati Ducati...)

Go Jonas (ha ha)
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But, Ducatis can't turn!!!!!
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Rossi has nothing to do with the chicane change, he is just one of the riders who wanted that change.
Then he has something to do with the chicane change.

If you pardon the predictable pun, the reason for Povol's observation is that we are so familiar with this sort of chicanery over the years. Of course Valentino wants to switch and eliminate a stop start feature which favours the Honda and given that Marquez is so quick through there. No surprise that this may govern the view of other riders. As with the #70, who initially petitioned for this though? The same rider that has consistently exploited and thrived off comparative advantage or dare I say attempted to engineer disparities throughout most of his career in the top class? A contentious point maybe, but interesting that not only (like many other riders to be fair) does he oppose the move to a 20 race season, but he also regards the Chang International Circuit as "boring". Never was particularly great at adapting to new tracks...and the prospect of two new ones and a longer season make that increasingly elusive No.10 dream a potential nightmare.
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This place is turning into a morgue for GP discussion activity.

It's Thursday and we have a race this weekend and no topic till now.

The circus moves to Catalunya and it's ̶r̶e̶v̶i̶s̶e̶d̶ horseshit layout that did nothing to address the actual issue with where Luis Salom was killed last year. It alters how the final corner at the circuit will approached for riders. My initial feeling is that the configuration change will hurt the racing for the last sector as I don't think it will be possible to get enough to speed to make any kind of possible last corner overtake ala Rossi/Lorenzo 2009.

That being said, Yamaha is going to be favored here too like every other circuit. Talk was the Honda can get through the final chicane better than the other bikes, but that will not make a difference if the other bikes are getting through the rest of the corners faster. For that new chicane section to benefit the Honda, they need to be in front going into that section.

The X factor for this race is Ducati and we will know one way or another whether their test last month here will make any difference in race setup.

My prediction for top 5:

1) Vinales
2) Dovi
3) Marquez
4) Zarco
5) Rossi




12) Lorenzo
DNF: Cal Crutchlow
Like this but not the order of the win, Vinales yes but MM no, it could be Dani then Zarco, Dovi, Rossi. On Lorenzo's current form he could be 8th or 18th.
Cal will finish, he would have at Mugello but Dani wiped him out. I think Petrucci will go back to his usual spot of around 9th. I'd like to see Folger do well.
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Prediction. Honda Strikes Back!

Marquez
Vinales
Rossi
Pedrosa
Zarco
Dovi

Brit riders - not in top ten.

Love the throw away arsehole line.
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I want Cal to win it and a webcam pointing at JPS when he does
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Crutchlow is a piece of shit.
Oh really? I'd like to see you ride a race bike. Anyway shit doesn't have legs and if it did it'd be diarrhoea, which is what your comment is, verbal diarrhoea.
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As stated before, Cal's reaction to Pedrosa's mistake didn't bother me.

Meanwhile, there was an interesting QP3. No Yamahas into Q2. Probably a couple of unhappy Yami executives right now. A relief for Marc and Dani, if the Yamis don't get into the first couple of rows of the grid, I am sure.
Me thinks that Caramello will be summonsed to one of the trailers if this continues
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Me thinks that Caramello will be summonsed to one of the trailers if this continues
Amazing, maybe they've grown a set of balls
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