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May 20th, 2019, 01:44 AM   #31
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Have you seriously just decided that Vinales should retire from GP racing because another rider crashed into him???

Holy shit, I'd hate to think what you'd do if your kid spilt a glass of milk? Adoption?
Hard but fair
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Vinales really has his homework to do. His race starts are really messing up his ultimate race results. I'm surprised at how he's getting on compared to VR to be honest.
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I think it is only right that some of the blame be laid at the feet of the media. Vinales is announced as the new Yamaha factory rider and the press already had his name etched on the championship trophy next to Marquez.

Given all the hype it would seem to me that Maverick got a little carried away and when the results didn't manifest he got his knickers in a twist for a season and a half.

He has made some improvements but I think he is still only partially through this rebuild job. He was clearly humbled by the realisation that no, you don't just turn up and beat Marc on a regular basis because you are sat atop a challenger bike. Following a crisis of confidence in which he changed key personel, mindset and even his racing number he has finally acknowledged the size of the task in front of him. Not only does he have to beat one of the winningest riders in history in the same garage, but he needs to work out how to match or even exceed Marc's level of technical ability, championship winning experience and unrivalled commitment.
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And for the conspiracy that is being put up around the places, albeit with a joking tone but Vinales has been knocked off his machine twice this year in races through no fault of his own ................. it is said that both riders who knocked him off are VR46 academy riders.

Let the conspiracists loose .....................



Mind you, the Bagnaia one looks to be just some serious bad luck with Espragaro seemingly moving slightly offline towards Vinales who checks up and Bagnaia just realises way to late and decides for an up close look at the Yamaha exhausts
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And for the conspiracy that is being put up around the places, albeit with a joking tone but Vinales has been knocked off his machine twice this year in races through no fault of his own ................. it is said that both riders who knocked him off are VR46 academy riders.

Let the conspiracists loose .....................



Mind you, the Bagnaia one looks to be just some serious bad luck with Espragaro seemingly moving slightly offline towards Vinales who checks up and Bagnaia just realises way to late and decides for an up close look at the Yamaha exhausts
Yes my thoughts as well. Pecco isn't a rider who clatters people like that, ok yes its happened in the past but thats racing.
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Was a nice touch from Rins to give his helmet to the family of the marshal who died.
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This forum seems very dead. I haven't' been on in a while but only 35 posts on a race weekend thread seems pretty low?
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This forum seems very dead. I haven't' been on in a while but only 35 posts on a race weekend thread seems pretty low?
Yes, its been sadly lacking recently. Maybe we're all becoming a bit carebearish.
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Too many dickheads scared off the people who have better things to do than get into flame wars online. At least thats my understanding of it.

Also, the race was interesting but no barnstormer which may be why it's a little quiet around here?
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This forum seems very dead. I haven't' been on in a while but only 35 posts on a race weekend thread seems pretty low?
Honestly, I sometimes wonder if there weren't a lot of people who were addicted to the drama of the stupid flame wars. On threads where these things went on, there were a lot of people dropping, not contributing, but just to rubberneck the insanity.

I think we also lost a bunch to jail, cirrhosis and porn.
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