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July 30th, 2020, 07:29 AM   #1
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Can Petronas and FQ Win the Title LonGene Leonard

Can FQ and team best MM93??!! This will be an interesting year in MotoGP!!

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Absolutely... why not?

I think he will need the head start that he currently has but it was his speed that led to Marquez's off's so his lead is legit and if he wins, he will deserve it... hands down. He's the real deal, though not ruthless about it. Kind of a gentleman like Stoner was on track.
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Absolutely... why not?

I think he will need the head start that he currently has but it was his speed that led to Marquez's off's so his lead is legit and if he wins, he will deserve it... hands down. He's the real deal, though not ruthless about it. Kind of a gentleman like Stoner was on track.
I agree. MM’s not stupid and knows this guy is coming, and both his recent off and the one late last year were imo due to him trying to demonstrate something to FQ (EDIT which probably was stupid come to think of it).

I also agree about needing the lead, MM will quite possibly come back from the fracture better than if he had re-injured his shoulder, and has shown the ability to ride in races mistake free if it is required. FQ looks like he has a good bike under him as well, not so sure about the Honda although Nakagami looked fairly impressive on one last race, but I am not quite ready to anoint FQ as an equal to MM just yet, just as you are not I gather. A 50 point lead after the first 2 races of a 13 race season is handy though.
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I agree. MMís not stupid and knows this guy is coming, and both his recent off and the one late last year were imo due to him trying to demonstrate something to FQ (EDIT which probably was stupid come to think of it).

I also agree about needing the lead, MM will quite possibly come back from the fracture better than if he had re-injured his shoulder, and has shown the ability to ride in races mistake free if it is required. FQ looks like he has a good bike under him as well, not so sure about the Honda although Nakagami looked fairly impressive on one last race, but I am not quite ready to anoint FQ as an equal to MM just yet, just as you are not I gather. A 50 point lead after the first 2 races of a 13 race season is handy though.
The question is how much did the track favour the Yamaha compared to other bikes? 50 points on the face of it looks great, and it is but with MM coming back, Rins and Crutchlow to make full recoveries and tracks that *should* suit Ducati and Honda more than Yamaha coming up MM could put 5 or so bikes between himself and Fabio and start taking large chunks out of that lead.
As I saw pointed out on another forum Marc *only* has to average 5 more points than Fabio per race for the rest of the season which isn't an impossible task. I was thinking that his championship chances were gone but I think I may have been wrong.
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In large part - it'll be a question of whether MM can squelch the impulse to take every turn maniac style for the purpose of intimidating and breaking the spirit of his competitors. If he can dial it back for the sake of simply winning as opposed to devastating the competition, he may still take the championship.
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In large part - it'll be a question of whether MM can squelch the impulse to take every turn maniac style for the purpose of intimidating and breaking the spirit of his competitors. If he can dial it back for the sake of simply winning as opposed to devastating the competition, he may still take the championship.
As per the preceding post, it is much more likely that a somewhat fit MM can put riders between him and FQ on some tracks than that FQ can do this to him on almost any track. If Vinales has a really good weekend he might beat them both but I can't see him finishing behind FQ and ahead of MM too often.
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As per the preceding post, it is much more likely that a somewhat fit MM can put riders between him and FQ on some tracks than that FQ can do this to him on almost any track. If Vinales has a really good weekend he might beat them both but I can't see him finishing behind FQ and ahead of MM too often.
I'm a tad dyslexic. I had to take a minute to decipher that last sentence. Gave me a bit of a headache.
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In large part - it'll be a question of whether MM can squelch the impulse to take every turn maniac style for the purpose of intimidating and breaking the spirit of his competitors. If he can dial it back for the sake of simply winning as opposed to devastating the competition, he may still take the championship.
This is one of those lessons that MM keeps learning....then forgetting. And learning again....

It was sticking when his competition was at a lower level (sorry JL, perhaps not you) than it is now with FQ. It remains to be seen if FQ can keep MM seeing red and if MM can keep those impulses in check.
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