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March 9th, 2019, 06:46 AM   #21
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I love Lorenzo’s spirit and love watching him race when he is on it. But this endless crashing has to stop, especially when he is not 100% fit. He needs to do a personal reset, kind of like he did after his early period in MotoGP when he was also crashing a lot. We all know you can’t win the race at the first corner or even the third practice, he needs to remember this too.
It just won’t do for him to crash as much as Crutchlow!
Ok, on with it. I hope he is ok.
I reckon he's putting a lot of extra pressure on himself to show early potential on the Honda in contrast to the long journey to competitiveness he showed on the Ducati.

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Marquez is starting to worry me, a lot more than JLo. He can't be crashing all the time like he did before the surgery and survive to take the championshipS crown away from Rossi.

Was it the conditions or self-induced pressure that caused these unnecessary crashes? He already set the track record. He needs to push a little less in open practice, like Dovi does in free practice. That is my amateur psychologist opinion.

Interesting that qualifying sets up my hypothetical race pretty well. Just that Lorenzo and Rossi will be beating on each other behind Zarco. Go Johann.
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How good was Vinales, Yamaha have to ditch the t-shirt salesman, he was dreadful, hopefully they will now tell Rossi, sorry chum but you're crap and we will be favouring Vinales, from now on.
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Marquez is starting to worry me, a lot more than JLo. He can't be crashing all the time like he did before the surgery and survive to take the championshipS crown away from Rossi.

Was it the conditions or self-induced pressure that caused these unnecessary crashes? He already set the track record. He needs to push a little less in open practice, like Dovi does in free practice. That is my amateur psychologist opinion.

Interesting that qualifying sets up my hypothetical race pretty well. Just that Lorenzo and Rossi will be beating on each other behind Zarco. Go Johann.
Conditions mostly. Cal and others pressed Dorna to move the race to a time slot an hour earlier because that 8:00 start means the accumulation of dew on the surface is that much more unpredictable. An hour earlier the track is much safer - but Dorna turned them down outright.

Watch FP 4. Marquez was riding relatively conservative - 2 seconds off full out attack pace and went down for no apparent reason. This track surface sucks.

If temp drop comparably at race time, look for the Hondas to struggle on hard tires and expect Ducs on the box.

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An analysis I've not seen before.

I feel the conditions are going to dictate performance more than shown previous pace. First they must finish.
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An analysis I've not seen before.

I feel the conditions are going to dictate performance more than shown previous pace. First they must finish.
Exactly.
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It’s pretty embarrassing really when the riders unanimously vote for an early start time due to legitimate safety concerns and they’re turned down. I know I’m not alone in hating watching races that become a battle of survival with riders going down from making little to no mistakes.
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Trying to watch Moto2 and stupid Dorna website is frozen and useless.
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Trying to watch Moto2 and stupid Dorna website is frozen and useless.
Glad it isn't just me. Went to login and it keeps throwing the bad gateway 502 error page. They better get their shit together ASAP for the GP.
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I am having trouble too with my video pass
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