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October 27th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #11
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Not surprising that Dovi leads at this point, considering the track, the conditions, the Ducati and it's history, and his personal record. There is a good chance, taking last year's results into account, that the championship will be decided the last weekend. While Marquez is much wiser these days, he is still Marc the mad, and can get pretty excited out there. Perhaps we will be treated to another amazing wet weather contest between the two contenders.

I still find it interesting that Lorenzo was labeled with a "can't-ride-in-wet" sticker, but he seems to be going pretty well on the Duc.
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October 27th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #12
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Very different conditions in FP2 but Dovi and Marquez were well clear of everyone else. That suits Marc better and I think for once he won't chuck everything at Dovi. As long as he is only 1 spot behind him, then it's title over. No need to risk everything to gain points on his title rival.
As for Lorenzo, he looks to be growing in confidence with the duke. A confident George is a very fast George.
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It seems likely that this will be Dovizioso's race to win.

If MM finishes P2 he will become world champion.

Still a good chance the title goes down to Valencia.

Forecast for Sunday is thunderstorms. Might make for an epic race if nothing else.
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MM needs to score 287 points or higher to lock Dovizioso out, he only needs 18 points total over the next two races to do that.

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Race prediction: Ducati gives you wings

1. Dovi
2. Lorenzo
3. Petrucci
4. Redding
5. Bautista
6. Baz
7. Marquez after a race long battle with
8. Rossi

Championship on.
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It seems likely that this will be Dovizioso's race to win.

If MM finishes P2 he will become world champion.

Still a good chance the title goes down to Valencia.

Forecast for Sunday is thunderstorms. Might make for an epic race if nothing else.
The hour to hour forecast is actually looking decent for racetime. Hope it's dry, would hate to see Marquez tip toeing around for a top 10 finish, I would like to see him wrap it up this weekend so he can race at Valencia.
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What the hèll is rossi doing in FP3!!??

He's not even in the championship!?????
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October 27th, 2017, 11:07 PM   #18
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That Marquez save though!!!!
https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/924149377693777920

Jesus saves, but Marquez does it better.
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The hour to hour forecast is actually looking decent for racetime. Hope it's dry, would hate to see Marquez tip toeing around for a top 10 finish, I would like to see him wrap it up this weekend so he can race at Valencia.
Likewise. His pace has been okay this weekend though so he may have no choice but to have to go to Valencia to clinch the title. Pedrosa is looking quite strong here as usual. MM may need to latch onto the back of Dovizioso and hope for the best in the race if that is even possible. Either way would like to see him wrap it up as well.
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Hodgson reckons Rossi will mess Marquez’s championship up if he gets the chance. You’d think they’d let it drop by now...
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