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Marc MARQUEZ 5 15.63%
Alex RINS 1 3.13%
Andrea DOVIZIOSO 2 6.25%
Valentino ROSSI 7 21.88%
Danilo PETRUCCI 0 0%
Maverick VIÑALES 3 9.38%
Jack MILLER 1 3.13%
Takaaki NAKAGAMI 1 3.13%
Cal CRUTCHLOW 1 3.13%
Franco MORBIDELLI 0 0%
Pol ESPARGARO 0 0%
Aleix ESPARGARO 0 0%
Fabio QUARTARARO 7 21.88%
Johann ZARCO 3 9.38%
Jorge LORENZO 1 3.13%
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:27 AM   #91
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:39 AM   #92
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August 19-20, 2019 are the MotoGP testing dates announced for the new track in Finland.
Gorgeous. The track design reminded me of another track, so I went looking. Found this along the way:
Master plan and architecture for the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club

What happened to Hafizh Syahrin? I miss the old version. I want the old one back.

Bonanza! There are 3 "h"s in Hafizh Syahrin!

I used to think Nakarin Atiratphuvapat's name was Atirat Phuvapat. I have a single syllable first and last name. These guys put me through too many changes.

Finland produces more peer reviewed papers per 10,000 people than Germany, the U.K., Spain, Italy, or France.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:33 PM   #93
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Gorgeous. The track design reminded me of another track, so I went looking. Found this along the way:
Master plan and architecture for the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club

What happened to Hafizh Syahrin? I miss the old version. I want the old one back.

Bonanza! There are 3 "h"s in Hafizh Syahrin!

I used to think Nakarin Atiratphuvapat's name was Atirat Phuvapat. I have a single syllable first and last name. These guys put me through too many changes.

Finland produces more peer reviewed papers per 10,000 people than Germany, the U.K., Spain, Italy, or France.
The fish got KTMed.

He's not that great a racer, just a mantle piece to represent SEA.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:12 AM   #94
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The fish got KTMed.
He's not that great a racer, just a mantle piece to represent SEA.
Must you speak so unhandsomely? Let us suppose rather that he has the ague. Or that the fire beneath his seat is asmother. Gladsome days may yet be near to hand. Hope I make it to the next race without losing my mind.
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the fish is having issues just like the rest of the people who went to ktm. He had potential no doubt
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So apparently 4th is all you need, after getting your ass kicked, year after year after year, by every decent rider to come through moto2, most of whom couldn't do jack shit in the big leagues besides an occasional flash in the pan. That's how desperate factories are to even get an outside, wild ass chance at signing Marc. But hey, can you blame them?
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Must you speak so unhandsomely? Let us suppose rather that he has the ague. Or that the fire beneath his seat is asmother. Gladsome days may yet be near to hand. Hope I make it to the next race without losing my mind.
Eh, fancy words ain't makin' the fish a better rider. He had one sliver of a showing last year. He's the token SEA'er, anchoring MotoGP for motorcycling's largest growing market.
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So apparently 4th is all you need, after getting your ass kicked, year after year after year, by every decent rider to come through moto2, most of whom couldn't do jack shit in the big leagues besides an occasional flash in the pan. That's how desperate factories are to even get an outside, wild ass chance at signing Marc. But hey, can you blame them?
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Well look at what Fabio Quartararo has achieved? By the way I rate Fabio and this post is not intended to denigrate him.

Fabio is a CEV champion. Alex is a Moto 3 WC

Fabio never won a Moto 3 race. Alex has won a few.

Fabio won 1 Moto 2 Race and Alex has won 4.
Goes with my point, made previously. Neither of these guys have credibility. Thomas Luthi had better statistics and he couldn't get it done in MotoGP. Maybe the underclass system isn't as stellar as we have convinced ourselves that it is.
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I think people are underestimating how easy the Yamaha is to ride. One could argue its the perfect beginner MotoGP due to its reported user friendly manners. Quartarro rode a SpeedUp chassis for a good team in Moto2 and could rarely keep Bagnaia and Oliveira in sight. Swap those three rookies onto different MotoGP bike than what they are riding and I'm guessing you would see whoever was on the M1 getting the best results.

Championships in 125cc GP or Moto3 don't necessarily mean that rider will maintain the same dominance as he moves up to faster, more challenging bikes and stronger competition. Look at Luthi, Di Meglio, Terol, Kent and others. I give Luthi a pass because the MarcVDS MotoGP team never got decent results for any rider (Miller's rain win is the exception) over several years. Look at Miller's first year results on that team. He could get away with that in 2015. In 2018, Miller would probably have been let go like Luthi was. Miller's HRC connections saved him, ironically, for good season at Ducati.
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Machinery is GP is really seeming like the make/break issue for new riders to the class.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:52 PM   #101
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Eh, fancy words ain't makin' the fish a better rider.
You misunderstand. Context is in the last sentence, i.e. I'm losing my mind.
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Machinery is GP is really seeming like the make/break issue for new riders to the class.
That and Marc Marquez.
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That and Marc Marquez.
Correct.

For mere mortal riders, the bike is a huge deal and the Yamaha seems to be the easiest transition package followed.

The Demigod is able to win despite the Honda.
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