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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Argentinian MotoGP today Reply with quote

Love cars, love bikes, love Motorsport but I've got to say the Argentinian MotoGP had everything today.........grid controversy, petulance and downright dangerous riding on a wet track, culminating in a British rider winning to take the championship lead.

You can keep your F1!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy race, great result.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic race, and well done to CC. Thumb

Marquez is rapidly regressing to his nutter earlier self. nooo
His bully-boy behaviour will either end in serious injury to himself or others.
He just doesn't know when to ease up. Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fantastic race, and well done to CC. Thumb

Marquez is rapidly regressing to his nutter earlier self. nooo
His bully-boy behaviour will either end in serious injury to himself or others.
He just doesn't know when to ease up. Dont know


You're obviously a tormented Rossi fanboy. MM is an amazing contribution to MotoGP. He's the quickest rider on the planet and keeps things exciting. Nutter? Maybe. But they all are... Talented? Amazingly so.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of us without btsports it is repeated on channel 5 tuesday at 7pm. Bored rigid by the f1 on sunday. Looking forward to proper racing tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're obviously a tormented Rossi fanboy. MM is an amazing contribution to MotoGP. He's the quickest rider on the planet and keeps things exciting. Nutter? Maybe. But they all are... Talented? Amazingly so.


It's a bit sad that it's been reduced to that, TBH. If you think MM is a nutter you're a Rossi fan-boi. If you think Rossi is talking crap you're a MM bum lick. As an absolute neutral it might make for entertaining racing - but I wouldn't want MM anywhere near me at 100mph. That move was nuts the first time. The second even more so. And that stuff on grid?

No thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantstic race - big CC fan.

I admit i'm also a massive Rossi fan - while MM is a great racer he's also very dangerous. For me he should get a 2 race ban for the way he's behaved.

He's not above the sport - neither are Honda


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Norfolk & Idea wrote:

You're obviously a tormented Rossi fanboy. MM is an amazing contribution to MotoGP. He's the quickest rider on the planet and keeps things exciting. Nutter? Maybe. But they all are... Talented? Amazingly so.


It's a bit sad that it's been reduced to that, TBH. If you think MM is a nutter you're a Rossi fan-boi. If you think Rossi is talking crap you're a MM bum lick. As an absolute neutral it might make for entertaining racing - but I wouldn't want MM anywhere near me at 100mph. That move was nuts the first time. The second even more so. And that stuff on grid?

No thanks.


I don't do hero worship. Love MotoGP though.

It always make me smile when the Rossi fan boys get all hysterical when Rossi gets a dose of his own medicine. Ask Stoner, Biaggi, Giberneau et al. Rossi's done some dangerous stuff on track over the years too. Entertaining? Yes. Dangerous? Definitely...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fantstic race - big CC fan.

I admit i'm also a massive Rossi fan - while MM is a great racer he's also very dangerous. For me he should get a 2 race ban for the way he's behaved.

He's not above the sport - neither are Honda


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And neither is Rossi!

Oh, wait a minute.... yes he is Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can compare some of the on-the-edge things Rossi has done in the past with what MM is now doing.

He's down right dangerous and doesn't give a stuff about the problems he causes.

And if you recall Rossi has been punished in the past - so, no - he's not above the sport.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Argentinian MotoGP today Reply with quote

bakumackem wrote:
Love cars, love bikes, love Motorsport but I've got to say the Argentinian MotoGP had everything today.........grid controversy, petulance and downright dangerous riding on a wet track, culminating in a British rider winning to take the championship lead.

You can keep your F1!


Ironically I found last weekends F1 to be an unusually entertaining example relative to the norm, but to be honest you are still right - the MotoGP was better. Fabulous event.

The thing that perplexed me though was that the MotoGP rules only called for a ride through for Marquez's grid indiscretion. Most forms of motorsport would have had him black flagged on lap 1 and done for the weekend for that kind of grid violation. Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't do hero worship. Love MotoGP though.

It always make me smile when the Rossi fan boys get all hysterical when Rossi gets a dose of his own medicine. Ask Stoner, Biaggi, Giberneau et al. Rossi's done some dangerous stuff on track over the years too. Entertaining? Yes. Dangerous? Definitely...


I'm not a Rossi fan boy.

Two wrongs don't make a right. Comparing antics between them is irrelevant. It was a crap move and followed a host of other iffy stuff even before the race got underway.

Reminds me of BTCC where Plato just shoves people into the gravel using them to save him braking and then says 'that's racing'. No, it isn't.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting for it to start. There is more action in one race of MotoGP than a season of F1.....and I love F1.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The events from Argentine reflect badly on the officials too IMO.

The commentary team were all jumping up and down when MM was sorting himself out on the grid, but why was he not extracted from the grid and moved to the pit lane as he should have been? Ridiculous to just start the race and then impose a drive through penalty.

I'd love to see what happened between MM & Vinales too at the end, there must have been some more banger racing tactics employed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been avoiding the thread as refuse to pay for Sky et al.

Brilliant result for Cal, what an exciting race, much better than F1.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a replay on C5 tonight - 30 second penalty was a joke for MM - should have been black flagged - he was just dangerous
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was great wasn't it. Grin

A couple of pics that made me chuckle.





 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MM was reckless IMO. He should have further sanctions applied as 30 sec penalty wasn't appropriate. What he was doing was down right dangerous and could have injured another rider.
Great to see the newer guys coming through. I thought Jack Miller was a token placement to keep the locals interested in the Aus GP. Looks like the guy is the real deal.
Great to see CC get the win and lead the C'ship.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osh wrote:
I don't think you can compare some of the on-the-edge things Rossi has done in the past with what MM is now doing.

He's down right dangerous and doesn't give a stuff about the problems he causes.

And if you recall Rossi has been punished in the past - so, no - he's not above the sport.

Osh




^^^ This, all day long.

MMs move on Rossi was beyond borderline, but his move on Espargaro was downright dangerous. Definitely should have race bans in order to put a stop to this sort of behaviour.

He is going to hurt somebody soon, bike racing does not take prisoners, a fact that I'm sadly all too familiar with.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just watched the highlights, having managed to avoid any spoilers. What a thriller!

Race officials should be ashamed of themselves not only for the grid moving back 50m farce, but for allowing MM back to his grid position! Am glad they did though, or the race wouldn’t have had so many jaw-dropping moments.

I was hoping we would see Rossi have word with Marquez afterward...

It’s a shame the channel 5 coverage doesn’t include the press conferences. They used to be great fun, seeing the tension between the riders. It somehow felt more passionate (less rockstar) than the way the current F1 guys behave.
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