2018 MotoGP

Klyntonius

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The race tomorrow has been brought forward by 2 hours to try and avoid forecast rain. It will start at 4pm our time (Vic, NSW).
 

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Klyntonius

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Well, they did manage to get a damp qualifying in.


Qualifying 2:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)2m 12.161s [Lap 3/7] 308km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 2m 12.709s +0.548s [Lap 7/7] 298k
  3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 13.009s +0.848s [Lap 7/7] 294k
  4. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 13.097s +0.936s [Lap 6/7] 299k
  5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 13.183s +1.022s [Lap 6/7] 301k
  6. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 2m 13.274s +1.113s [Lap 7/7] 301k
  7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 2m 13.413s +1.252s [Lap 6/7] 307k
  8. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 13.463s +1.302s [Lap 3/7] 309k
  9. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17)2m 14.185s +2.024s [Lap 4/7] 301k
  10. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 14.443s +2.282s [Lap 7/7] 291k
  11. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 14.856s +2.695s [Lap 7/7] 293k
  12. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 15.340s +3.179s [Lap 5/5] 304k
Qualifying 1:

  1. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 13.786s 290k
  2. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 13.823s 292k
  3. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP17)* 2m 13.971s 291k
  4. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 14.132s 279k
  5. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 14.332s 287k
  6. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*2m 14.843s 287k
  7. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 14.994s 285k
  8. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 15.364s 285k
  9. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16)2m 15.679s 285k
  10. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)*2m 16.558s 282k
  11. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 16.825s 285k
  12. Jordi Torres SPA Reale Avintia (GP16) No Time
 

imadodgyumpire

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You notice there's no or no BS technicalities in the sporting regs of motorbike racing? (Except for a period where Rossi got let off the hook in the early 2000s)
 

Klyntonius

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You notice there's no or no BS technicalities in the sporting regs of motorbike racing? (Except for a period where Rossi got let off the hook in the early 2000s)
Marquez has had plenty of light penalties and rule bending done for him too. Impressed and a little surprised he got done for dawdling on the racing line but he's a repeat offender and got what he deserves.
 

hey shorty

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Marquez has had plenty of light penalties and rule bending done for him too. Impressed and a little surprised he got done for dawdling on the racing line but he's a repeat offender and got what he deserves.
They wouldn't have done it if the title was on the line
 

Klyntonius

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They wouldn't have done it if the title was on the line
I think they would have. They pinged him earlier in the year for the same thing (he got a three grid spot penalty) so I think they'd still have done it again, particularly in the knowledge he'll likely be in the top three within the first three corners.
If it was a racing incident then I agree, they would issue some wishy-washy penalty.
 

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imadodgyumpire

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Idk what question you are talking about.

I did think you were younger. Wanting Rossi to win? After the early 2000s Rossi has won plenty. What happened today was the reverse of what happened in the early 00s, so you would've already known that. I enjoyed the result from that aspect.
 

Klyntonius

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Hoped he would hold on. But oh well . Why jack the only one with medium rear. ??


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Jack has had a lot of questionable tire choices this year and I don't think any of them have paid off.

I can't stand Rossi but geez he rode well. Small mistake under pressure had massive consequences. He deserved to at least finish second.
 

norway blue

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Jack has had a lot of questionable tire choices this year and I don't think any of them have paid off.

I can't stand Rossi but geez he rode well. Small mistake under pressure had massive consequences. He deserved to at least finish second.
Thnx K. Yeah that was my question re jacks tire choice. I will put it in the mystery files. I wanted Rossi to win but pressure.


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