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July 16th, 2018, 04:24 AM   #61
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But then it wouldn't be powerslide

what if I came here to read about the race instead of reading people fighting

This is a public place, not a whatsapp group.
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what if I came here to read about the race instead of reading people fighting

This is a public place, not a whatsapp group.
You, like Povol, and Michael M, are now part of the problem and directly responsible for the Kancering of the forum.
Instead of calling out Iamaracist for saying shitty things about the forum sweetheart Libby, you said, hey guys, stop fighting. You just gave
Iamahorsesass license to continue to say shitty things.

You get the forum you deserve
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come on guys no need to fight.....
4 thing are certain in this world death, taxes, muslims & motogp.comers will never stop fighting.
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You, like Povol, and Michael M, are now part of the problem and directly responsible for the Kancering of the forum.
Instead of calling out Iamaracist for saying shitty things about the forum sweetheart Libby, you said, hey guys, stop fighting. You just gave
Iamahorsesass license to continue to say shitty things.

You get the forum you deserve


Oh I say! Do shutup Johnny wont you ...... theres a good chap.

You are frightfully droll.


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You, like Povol, and Michael M, are now part of the problem and directly responsible for the Kancering of the forum.
Instead of calling out Iamaracist for saying shitty things about the forum sweetheart Libby, you said, hey guys, stop fighting. You just gave
Iamahorsesass license to continue to say shitty things.

You get the forum you deserve

Not sure I get what you mean.

An elucidation would be appreciated, professor Chaos
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Oh I say! Do shutup Johnny wont you ...... theres a good chap.

You are frightfully droll.

Libby requires no condescending paternalistic defence from the likes of me, being more than adequate in her understanding of nuance, as anyone who has followed her posts would expect, to have recognised that perhaps unusually Synn intended a backhanded compliment to MM.

She is a great poster and not at all agenda driven. You should take lessons from her JK.

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Not sure I get what you mean.

An elucidation would be appreciated, professor Chaos
Don't worry. Nobody really knows WTF he's on about, because he doesn't either. Ever since his arch nemesis stopped replying to his posts he has (and Pov predicted this) been simply lashing out at everyone. My guess is he has early onset dementia, as of say about 10 years ago.
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Don't worry. Nobody really knows WTF he's on about, because he doesn't either. Ever since his arch nemesis stopped replying to his posts he has (and Pov predicted this) been simply lashing out at everyone. My guess is he has early onset dementia, as of say about 10 years ago.
I'm wondering HowTF this "forum he deserves" is going to operate ..... pretty much everyone seems to be non-deservers ..... according to johnny.
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Some thoughts on the race.

MM is in a world of his own. He's toying with the field in a way that Rossi used to do in another lifetime. I never had any doubts about his ability to pass the Ducati's of Petrucci and Lorenzo, especially when the latter chose to run the soft front tire which was the kiss of death. Marquez is riding hard, but he's not on the limit at all which shows the RCV has improved at least for him. You don't see him backing the bike into corners under heavy braking to get the bike to turn in for the corners the way he has been for the past several years. What was more impressive was once he was in the lead and Rossi started cutting his gap down by a tenth each lap, and when it reached 6/10ths, he suddenly opened the gap up to over a second on the next lap.

He's been sandbagging the entire season so no one really knows what his actual pace is. He spends all of FP2 working on race pace while everyone else is consumed with trying to get to the top of the timesheets. His fastest lap in FP2 was set I believe on the 3rd lap of 27 laps total that he ran. He was three laps shy of full race distance. So he would have known what the tire drop off was in each stage, and runs the race accordingly, then pulls the pin in the last 3rd while everyone else has chewed up their tires for the most part.

Dovizioso has come back to Earth and it's doubtful he will ever repeat 2017 again. I do give him credit for managing to get a decent paycheck out of Ducati which he did deserve after everything.

Not a Rossi fan as everyone knows, but he rode a great race. Electronics problems and everything, he has done a fantastic job of riding around them while keeping his tire wear under control. He has better pace than most of the field which I don't know if it speaks to the quality of the riders on the grid, or if it speaks to some other unknown factor. He's in uncharted territory at 39 years old and is making the most of it even though he doesn't have the speed he had at 25 years old. Sometimes smarts can make up for any speed deficiencies. Though it didn't look like he had any speed deficiencies outside of corner exit acceleration which is a bike problem, not a rider problem. He's only 46 points down on MM, which seems a lot, but I don't think it is insurmountable. He may give MM a run for his money if they get the electronics sorted this year, and two he doesn't tire out down the stretch which is possible when they go to the flyaway races.

Not a fan of Vinales, he finished on the podium yes, but he has no idea how to manage a race. It's a bad sign that he's been in GP this long and can't figure out how to manage a race when conditions are not optimum while his teammate figured out how to do it. I'm of the opinion Yamaha should not have re-signed Vinales and tried to get Lorenzo back. After all the temper tantrums Vinales threw last year including punching the bike at Valencia, I would have booted him right out of the team because he's a hothead who can't deal with adversity. The entire sport is built around the premise of being able to deal with adversity due to ever changing conditions from lap to lap, and he is so easily flustered by adversity. Makes me wonder how he would handle a bike like the RCV that is most decidedly not easy to ride.

Cal Crutchlow, lol. Another race, and another crash. He blamed being in dirty air for his front tire overheating and losing the front end when he crashed. He's another one with a million excuses and can't face adversity when it counts. MM manages riding in dirty air just fine, maybe Crutchlow should learn to do the same thing.

Lorenzo's gamble, if you can call it that, to run the soft front was another head-scratcher. Any time he runs the soft front, it's just a matter of when the tire drops off a cliff and he goes backwards in the order. Should have ran the medium and he might have been in contention for a podium. But I think he knew he couldn't win the race and just wanted to rack up TV time in the lead for as long as he could. I don't know how he will manage on the RCV when the optimal front tire more often than not is hard, and medium secondary. Can't recall the last time any HRC rider ran a soft front.

Overall a solid race albeit predictable and not like the Assen race as many were hoping. Brno is up next when they get back from the break, and Marquez has done very well there so he may be increasing his points lead further. Can't see the Ducati's doing well there because of a lot of the corners. Rossi probably will push MM, and who knows maybe Vinales.
RCV600RR and synn like this.
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That went about exactly as I expected it would for the win but a bit surprised on Rossi for second. Vinales just has to get his first 1/3 of the race under control. Really nice ride from Bautista. Fucking Lorenzo needs to be overruled on tire choice, the soft front was never going to go the distance. Itís like his mindset is, if I canít win, I will at least get a lot of tv time, fuck points. He could easily have stood on the podium with just a bit of common sense on tire choice. He was never going to beat Marc and knew it , so he went with exposure over points haul. In his defense, he is so far down in points , they really donít matter and wins will. 3 week break then itís off to Ducatiring, where Lorenzo will win if the dumbass doesnít go soft soft to lead the first 10 laps.

edit: next stop Brno, then off to Ducatiring a week later
Yup, watched it last night and as soon as I saw the tire choice for Lorenzo, I didnít see how it was going to work for him. Heís won with the softs before but there are so many variables. I donít think heís going for tv time, he is going for the win. It seems every time he starts with hard tires he finishes tenth, so I can understand the soft choice. Heís got to figure out how to make the hardscwork...
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