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June 22nd, 2017, 12:18 AM   #1
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Assen

Well I'm looking forward to the racing even if nobody else is!

Grid is pretty mixed up so going with ideal world scenario of JLo, Marky, Zarco.

Crashy will probably be back on gravel form now that the ink is drying on the new contract.

No idea about tyres - I never appreciated it was such a skull-duggery kind of thing or any of that. Having said that, last race, it seemed like the hard side of the medium was mediumer than something else.

Two weeks seems a very long time.
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Miller will be fired up ..... cos he powns assen.

But my heart says Dovi. Cos hes on the Stoner designed and built Duc.
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But my heart says Dovi. Cos hes on the Stoner designed and built Duc.
And he's on a bit of a roll just now!!! Great to see Dovi doing so well - my hubby is a big Dovi fan
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I missed FP
Anyone have any shots of Cal's aero fairing?
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Crashy will probably be back on gravel form now that the ink is drying on the new contract.
Also now that he realizes that he can throw it down the road so much and still get re-signed. I must admit, I am surprised that Honda didn't go for just a one year deal. 5th in FP2 aint bad though.

So far it looks like Yamaha might be in dominance this weekend with Marc most likely able to manhandle the Honda onto a podium. It would be nice to see him win for the fact that it would compress the points difference in the WC standings.

As for Jack, unless the weather becomes very unpredictable I can't see him on the podium again. I would love to be wrong about this though.
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I missed FP
Anyone have any shots of Cal's aero fairing?
No photos of it but it was like the old winglets but with it's own little bit of fairing bolted over the top.

Found this
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Also now that he realizes that he can throw it down the road so much and still get re-signed. I must admit, I am surprised that Honda didn't go for just a one year deal. 5th in FP2 aint bad though.

So far it looks like Yamaha might be in dominance this weekend with Marc most likely able to manhandle the Honda onto a podium. It would be nice to see him win for the fact that it would compress the points difference in the WC standings.

As for Jack, unless the weather becomes very unpredictable I can't see him on the podium again. I would love to be wrong about this though.
I'm surprised they offered 2 years and also that Cal wanted 2 years. Just based on the sort of stuff he's said before.

Great to see Marquez back sliding and squirming!

Folger deserves some glory this weekend - the success of the Tech3 this year has pretty much been hand in hand with Zarco, little mention of Folger.

Great FP sessions yesterday, I thought. Looking forward to today's.
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Found this
Clearly Cal was going to come into the pits but at the last minute remembered about a corner that he hadn't crash tested yet
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I'm surprised they offered 2 years and also that Cal wanted 2 years. Just based on the sort of stuff he's said before.
You should know to take Cal's comments with a pinch of salt. HRC and LCR love the guy because of his tireless work ethic and the onerous constant testing that he performs compensates for the repair bill. He also willingly fulfils his gruelling PR duties - which is highly amusing given the re'cal'citrance that he is renowned for. He's also a very popular figure in the paddock simply because he's genuine - which is a rare commodity in this sport. That alone bizarrely seems to be why he is so disliked on this forum.

What would you prefer? Rossi-esque insincerity and disingenuity? One of these latin PR programmed prescriptive preening primadonnas?

Crutch has a factory machine and accepts that there are more gifted riders on the grid and this is as good as it gets. He may not sound grateful at times but trust me, he takes nothing for granted.
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Just watched te replay of Assen 2015. I didn't initially realise, but Rossi was in fact in no position to make the final chicane regardless of the Marquez attempted pass. I restate, Marquez attempted pass, which he 'might' have pulled off, would not have been in question if Rossi had of not premeditated how to cut the last chicane. Rossi pulls well over a second with his 'forced' excusion over the gravel trap. Considering what happened to Gibbernau in 04 when he was 'forced' into a gravel trap, I ask now, who of the Rossi fans still think Lorenzos 15 championship is the result of a championship conspiracy?

From what I see, Rossi did what he knew he himself would have pulled on Gibbernau back in Jezez 04 on Marquez at Assen 15. Marquez in response pulls an absolute materclass at PI a15. I'll say it again, no dirty riding questionable moves at all. Where are you Rossi fans, review Jerez 04 vs PI 15. Why would any genuine fan fan of motoracing call PI 15 into question, other than of course none other than 'Uccio'.

I now understand completely why Assen 15 pissed Marquez off. No Spanish conspiracy, Marquez pulled the equivalent of the much celebrated Rossi 09 move on Loerenzo last lap last corner Catalina move with absolutely no fanfare. In fact incredulously vs Jerez 04 it's called called a last lap 'dirty move' by Marquez.

In light of all this, I actually grow new respect of the Lorenzo 15 championship. Rossi is in top manipulating form. Rewatch Sepang 15. Lorenzo absolutely takes the championship unlike any rider I've ever seen. I can't believe to this day his mental resolve is still under question. I'll rate him equal of Lawson, Stoner, and Rainey right now.

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