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Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
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The MotoE electric bike series that is to run at selected MotoGP round has had its first couple of rounds cancelled after the entire field of bikes was burnt to the ground following a charging station catching fire...
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
6,356
4,547
The nearest twisties
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Other Teams
Kawasaki Racing, Falcons, Pelicans
Remy quick to start the weekend.

FP1 Results:
  1. Luca Marini ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 44.220s
  2. Sam Lowes GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 44.240s
  3. Marcel Schrotter GER Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 44.351s
  4. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 44.394s
  5. Alex Marquez SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 44.467s
  6. Xavi Vierge SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 44.514s
  7. Thomas Luthi SWI Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 44.534s
  8. Remy Gardner AUS ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 44.662s
  9. Iker Lecuona SPA American Racing KTM (KTM) 1m 44.678s
  10. Augusto Fernandez SPA Flexbox HP 40 (Kalex) 1m 44.711s
  11. Jorge Martin SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 44.734s
  12. Lorenzo Baldassarri ITA Flexbox HP 40 (Kalex) 1m 44.741s
  13. Jorge Navarro SPA Beta Tools Speed Up (Speed Up) 1m 44.757s
  14. Somkiat Chantra THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 44.938s
  15. Khairul Idham Pawi MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing (Kalex) 1m 44.955s
  16. Enea Bastianini ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 45.066s
  17. Tetsuta Nagashima JPN ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 45.119s
  18. Dominique Aegerter SWI MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward (MV Agusta) 1m 45.122s
  19. Jesko Raffin SWI NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 45.155s
  20. Andrea Locatelli ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 45.167s
  21. Bo Bendsneyder NED NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 45.304s
  22. Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Beta Tools Speed Up (Speed Up) 1m 45.425s
  23. Simone Corsi ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 45.656s
  24. Joe Roberts USA American Racing KTM (KTM) 1m 45.659s
  25. Nicolo Bulega ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 45.669s
  26. Marco Bezzecchi ITA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 (KTM) 1m 46.135s
  27. Jake Dixon GBR Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team (KTM) 1m 46.142s
  28. Philipp Oettl GER Red Bull KTM Tech 3 (KTM) 1m 46.290s
  29. Stefano Manzi ITA MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward (MV Agusta) 1m 46.612s
  30. Dimas Ekky Pratama INA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 46.738s
  31. Lukas Tulovic GER Kiefer Racing (KTM) 1m 46.857s
  32. Xavi Cardelus AND Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team (KTM) 1m 48.381s
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
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And so was Jack.

FP1 Results:
  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.827s [Lap 18/18] 329km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 40.180s +0.353s [14/17] 330k
  3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.215s +0.388s [17/18] 332k
  4. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 40.319s +0.492s [20/21] 323k
  5. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.366s +0.539s [15/18] 327k
  6. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 40.387s +0.560s [18/18] 323k
  7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 40.595s +0.768s [17/17] 327k
  8. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.676s +0.849s [17/19] 324k
  9. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.821s +0.994s [17/20] 327k
  10. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 40.827s +1.000s [20/20] 326k
  11. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.857s +1.030s [18/18] 325k
  12. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 41.066s +1.239s [19/20] 328k
  13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.303s +1.476s [15/16] 329k
  14. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 41.340s +1.513s [15/18] 331k
  15. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 41.509s +1.682s [14/19] 325k
  16. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 41.513s +1.686s [18/19] 323k
  17. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 41.641s +1.814s [9/17] 327k
  18. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 41.657s +1.830s [10/21] 324k
  19. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 41.692s +1.865s [9/18] 329k
  20. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 41.768s +1.941s [9/14] 329k
  21. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* 1m 41.875s +2.048s [17/17] 327k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 42.679s +2.852s [19/20] 321k

Zarco in 6th is very pleasing for KTM.
 

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Quokka

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2010
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Awesome race by Remy Gardner, gets his first podium after leading for a big chunk of the race. Looking really capable in Moto2.
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
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Marquez on a completely different level at Argentina.
Excellent second group battle. Miller is fast but looks to have some major weak points.
Rins with an incredible ride from 16th on the grid.
Taka Naka with his best race. Very impressive.
Miguel Oliveira is being highly underrated as a rookie. Running with Pol and braining KTMs big dollar saviour in Zarco.
Crutchlow's jump start penalty was draconian.
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
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AFL Club
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Excellent ride by Miller. Strong finish and beat the guy he needed to beat.

Rossi, well what can you say. Incredible.

Morbidelli, oh dear. Won't be Yamaha's most popular guy.
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
6,356
4,547
The nearest twisties
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Kawasaki Racing, Falcons, Pelicans
A sign of maturity from Jack this morning perhaps. In the past he would have tried to bash past Petrucci and Rins, rode the wheels off the bike to try and keep up with Dovi and Rossi only to fall off.

Marquez turned the difficulty down to novice and brained everyone.
Equal(ish) equipment along with that maturity means he didn't have to override the bike. Hopefully not a false dawn but a sign of things to come for the season and a march towards a full factory gig next year.
 

Quokka

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2010
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So this is what apparently deserves a ride through penalty...


Draconian.

Then the rules need to be changed to allow the stewards to take into account something like the amount of movement, if an advantage was gained or what the penalty can be. As it stands today that was anticipating the start. The bike must be stationary at the moment the lights go out (some discretion with movement that stops before the lights go out). Maybe Crutchlow wasn't trying to get an advantage but the bike was moving forward, under power, even if so slightly.

Still I'd be curious if every front wheel is videoed, has every other bike really been completely stationary since whenever the last penalty was.
 

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