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June 25th, 2017, 04:23 AM   #41
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Not sure I can do that as I don't think we are supposed to accept it ....... if and when it does happen
So maybe after Valencia then. Got it.
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Excellent result - five winners now in eight races, three makes of motorcycle - just need some satellite wins like last year to really mix it up.

Haven't seen the post race interviews, but Petrucci must be very pissed with Rins.

I completely concur with Daniboy that this race was won on Friday. Valentino has looked very settled on this chassis all weekend and if a Yamaha feels like a Yamaha again to Rossi, there's generally only one outcome at Assen.

Why did Zarco feel the need to run s-s again?

Great late surge from Crutchlow.

There was a moment on the second lap entering Geert Timmer in which I thought Marquez had gone. In fact he did loose the front...but it looked intentional. Reminded me of Lawson who used to induce low sides to get into corners quicker.

Fucking absolute travesty if the rumours are true and Bautista is heading back to Aprilia to replace Lowes.

Wonderful to see Hartog looking so spry.
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Ta man, I saw a wet race called on one of the sites I was on (some of the online commentary mentioned drying etc).

On that though, if it was dry the whole way than WTF to DP and JL ?

Were they waved at all though?
It was cold so I assume that Pedrosa and Lorenzo both had issues getting heat into their tyres. It started sprinkling(very lightly) with about 9 laps left but it didn't really rain. A few took a gamble that it was going to get heavier and changed but it completely stopped after about a lap or two. Pedrosa and Lorenzo were both struggling before it started spitting. It was dry for the huge majority of laps though, Petrucci was up there from the start.

According to Petrucci the flags weren't waved at all. He looked like he was livid as he lost time when he caught both back markers but was so close in the end. It would've been great to see Petrucci make a move and Rossi defend or try to defend it.
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Great race shame about the lack of blue flags on the last 3 corners on the last lap, are the marshalls vr boppers? Seemed like it.
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I want to know what petrucci has been eating for breakfast this year! Good on him :-)


For those clueless with the rules - what do the blue flags indicate exactly?
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I want to know what petrucci has been eating for breakfast this year! Good on him :-)


For those clueless with the rules - what do the blue flags indicate exactly?
It indicates to the riders at the back that they are about to be lapped and have to pull off the racing line to not disrupt the leaders.
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I want to know what petrucci has been eating for breakfast this year! Good on him :-)


For those clueless with the rules - what do the blue flags indicate exactly?
Faster rider approaching. Deployed when a rider is about to be lapped.
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Not sure I can do that as I don't think we are supposed to accept it ....... if and when it does happen
God grant them the serenity to accept the things they can't do shit about.
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Before Rain & Rins, Rossi was clearly winning the dry race. He was already 1 sec ahead of Petrucci and managing well. Then those drops of rain began to fall, he went on pushing but Petrucci was a little more effective in those conditions and in the end he was lucky that Rins slowed Petrucci down.
Petrucci was clearly pissed, and rightly so.

Zarco is excellent and I like him, but his tire choice was over-optimistic and also his evaluation of other riders' lines seems too optimistic.

Dovi looked like he could podium, but he was too cautious, possibly already calculating that he would be 1st in the championship and not wanting to take risks with Crutch and Marc, who were criss-crossing their lines like madmen all around him.

Vinales had the pace to catch the podium too, pity the crash. Good for him he came out unscathed, he fell right on the racing line.
Lorenzo and Pedrosa apparently suffered the cold track, not able to bring enough heat in their tires.

It's what now, 5 riders in 10 points? It's going to be interesting.
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