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October 19th, 2017, 03:42 PM   #1
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AustralianGP 2017

Predictions:

1. Nobody cares
2. Nobody cares
3. Nobody cares

Nobody cares because the big story is the heroic return of Jack Miller's comeback from a broken leg which could only be described of Biblical proportions, a modern-day Lazarus story.


Quite possibly lost in the hoopla of this story is a potential championship deciding event.

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
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October 19th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #2
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Yeah but will he finish 5th?
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Watching FP1 and you can just see the disgust on Vinales face. How I wish he was allowed to give his true feelings on the derailment job his teammate played on him. Of course ole Nick is just at a lose as to what's happened to Vinales "drop in form" .Rambles on about how Vinales has not won since LeMans and only has 3 podiums since that day. Not once did he mention the tire swap and the numerous chassis revisions as the reason, or even the possibility of it being a reason.
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Marquez leads FP1 and never went to the softs. On race rubber he has 2.5/10ths
on Dovi who did set his fastest time on softs, as did everyone else in top 5
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Marquez leads FP1 and never went to the softs. On race rubber he has 2.5/10ths
on Dovi who did set his fastest time on softs, as did everyone else in top 5
Miller wasn't, he was on mediums.
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October 19th, 2017, 08:30 PM   #6
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Quite possibly lost in the hoopla of this story is a potential championship deciding event.......
But what is Rossi doing? Those other blokes are just fill-ins while we wait for champion number ..... what number are we waiting for, anyway?

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If Marc and Dovi had traded machines before the start of the season, would the championship be this close? Who would be leading?

My answer:

No
Dovi.

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Marquez leads FP1 and never went to the softs. On race rubber he has 2.5/10ths
on Dovi who did set his fastest time on softs, as did everyone else in top 5
Can't say with any certainty. Just a feeling. But I've come to think that Dovi has been sandbagging at many races so that MM will be overconfident. How many times has he ever had the pole?
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If Marc and Dovi had traded machines before the start of the season, would the championship be this close? Who would be leading?

My answer:

No
Dovi.

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
Marquez is at the very least, as talented as Dovi. There would seem to be a much shared opinion around here that the Honda is bloody handful, whereas the Ducati has apparently better grunt in general, and even in it's newest iteration, and a more stable wheelbase, which no doubt Marquez would be able to use to his advantage as well as Dovi has, so I wouldn't bet money on Dovi on the Honda. Not at all.
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Jack Miller finished 3rd in FP1, great job! I wait with berated breath Oxley's post race report describing his Lazarus style comeback of biblical proportions.

Yamaha are done for this yr at least. Looks like they have no pace wet or dry. So much for the Doctor and his development skills.
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