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October 3rd, 2020, 02:53 AM   #51
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I'm an avid watcher out of momentum, I guess, as well as the overall story that F1 has been over the years. A snapshot isn't particularly convincing in the interest of competition on any single race weekend.

Since my interest in MotoGP grew, I come to MotoGP for the racing and the personalities in the riders which are for me anyway, and of course relatively speaking, quite open. Press conferences are still interesting while in F1, I can't recall the last press conference I've watched and really don't miss them. F1 news is enough.

Some may say that the tyres are the same for everyone as the way to defuse the problem of the tyres. It is true that the riders need to find a way to make the tyres work optimally with their machinery. However, it doesn't seem to be predictable and like a lottery, tyre performance seems to be playing in the hands of particular riding styles. Again, we could say the same of the bikes characteristics as well. But then, how can a rider who is on the backfoot adapt when whatever he is trying to adapt to changes from weekend to weekend the way things currently are. Yes, you'll have Marquez who is able to ride around problems way more than the average rider, but without him, we see what's happening from weekend to weekend.

The unpredictability is entertaining, but it could well be impacting the reputation of riders who are suffering more, MV being an example. FQ's slump has saved his rep somewhat but not enough IMO. Right now, MV is simply labelled as inconsistent, but is he really with most of the grid being inconsistent as well?
Completely agree. A tyre lottery is not my idea of the premier bike racing series in the world.

Despite being a petrol head for many decades I have very little interest in NASCAR either. I have absolutely no doubt that considerable skill is involved, but the convenient yellow flags to contrive a close finish whatever has happened for every lap prior to the last few laps or last lap kill it for me.
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October 8th, 2020, 01:50 PM   #52
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Rossi has showed that he can still race and Im pretty sure he would have won in Barcelona. He cut 0.250 sec the lap before he crashed. I think he did the same thing like in Assen 2016. He pushed too hard, having sandbaged. Tyre wasnt warmed up enough and he crashed.

Mir would have been leading if a1 ring part 1 never got red flagged. I think that we will have a Suzuki champ for the first time in the MotoGP era.
Simply not true. Rossi actually lost time the lap before he crashed and I serious doubt his tires were not up to temp after 15 laps. Rossi had another one of those ambition outweighing the talent moments as he tried to run the pace of a faster rider.
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Simply not true. Rossi actually lost time the lap before he crashed and I serious doubt his tires were not up to temp after 15 laps. Rossi had another one of those ambition outweighing the talent moments as he tried to run the pace of a faster rider.
He was closer to fabio the lap he crashed than the previous.
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He was closer to fabio the lap he crashed than the previous.
And that's why he crashed.
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