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Title: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on February 29, 2020, 08:07:03 PM
I just saw that NBCSN is showing the opening round from Qatar Sunday the 8th at 1230 EDT. It could be interesting, the Yamahas and Suzukis have been fastest in testing. 
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on March 01, 2020, 03:10:31 AM

 Thanks for the heads-up, Walt. Haven't followed too keenly for the last couple of seasons but hope to this year.
Today's tech. on those bikes is tomorrow's tech. on ours. AND WE LOVE IT!

 Cheers,
   Mike
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on March 02, 2020, 03:45:25 AM
Looks like a delay of the first two races. :police:  The Moto2 and 3 teams and bikes are on site at the track in Qatar now as they have been having a major practice session there, but travel for all the personnel required for MotoGP from Japan and Italy (both hot spots for the covid19 virus) would be too dangerous.  Since no further travel is required for the Moto2&3 teams they will hold those races, but the GP is cancelled, and also the race in Thailand is cancelled.  This is a very impactful disease, and could further disrupt the schedule of many plans.  Things were just about to kick off the new season with high anticipation for the challenge to the championship.  New guys, new bikes, new hopes, and now new obstacles.  This is a significant set-back for the race series organizers, and many other businesses, especially tourism.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on March 02, 2020, 06:02:01 AM
Well that just sucks. I guess we have to wait until April for COTA. At least it will give Marquez another month to recover from his surgery.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on March 03, 2020, 03:14:08 AM
Has ha ha! Yeah, I agree. It SUCKS! But what is the alternative? A field full of coughing and hacking riders with a few dead ones slumped over their tanks on the starting grid? lololol Oops - shouldn't laugh, even in jest. Sucks!
Sucks
Sucks
Sucks
Bugger
Drats
Bottie
Sucks Sucks Sucks
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on March 04, 2020, 12:44:11 AM
The main concern was the gathering of huge crowds of spectators plus all the personnel for the GP series (riders, mechanics, techs, managers and bosses, hospitality workers, etc.) from all over the world. :police:
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on March 04, 2020, 03:03:20 AM
Absolutely. There are not only the riders but also team members, transport people, the Dorna staff, journalists, all manner of local contractors, marshals, vendors etc etc etc. And then there are the general public whose numbers dwarf the combination of all aforementioned groups.
The cancellation is a good, smart and responsible move - but depite the fact it's nobody's particular fault, not being able to enjoy a MotoGP in relative safety is still a bummer.
Let's hope this Corona thing is brought under control and eliminated as a hazzard as promptly as possible.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on March 10, 2020, 05:32:33 PM
The Austin (COTA) round is postponed until November!  Hopefully. 

DORNA/FIM etc. have been shuffling event dates on the calendar to accommodate the disruption, so we will see how it unfolds as the days and weeks pass.  I think we have a real world event happening that effects nearly everything that involves large groups of people congregating (audiences, spectators, meetings, parades, etc.), and will effect history.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on May 03, 2020, 03:54:59 AM
History? That's for sure!

 "Do you remember that year when you couldn't buy toilet paper?"
 "Na. I don't think I had been born then, Dad."
 "Yes you had. But you were too little to wipe yer own backside. Your Mom always thought I was crazy for saving 'em but the flipsides of all that partially used 'wet and dry' sure saved our @sses - unless we were drunk and got em round the wrong way."
 "Is that why I've only got half an @ss, Dad?"
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on June 16, 2020, 07:35:33 PM
I was talking to an acquaintance some time ago. He was telling me about his niece who is a college sophomore. She was telling him about a book she read for English lit called '1984'. She said that she had no idea things were so bad back then.
Not my joke but I like it.
Anyway, the season tentatively starts July, 19 with maybe 13 races. Yay, maybe.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on June 18, 2020, 03:40:19 AM
That's great news, and a bonus funny story too! Thanks!

Off to check the MotoGP site.

(added)
MotoGP™ is back! 2020 calendar released
A maximum of 17 more events will take place starting on July 19th at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto in this new 2020 MotoGP™ calendar

MotoGP™ is back. That’s right, the 2020 MotoGP™ calendar is out with 17 races set to take place between July and December, with the four races outside of Europe to be officially confirmed by the end of July. Check out the 2020 calendar below:

The MotoGP™ season will start at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto in Spain with the Gran Premio Red Bull de España on July 19th and the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucía on July 26th. Following a weekend off, we’ll head to the Czech Republic for the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky at Brno, before the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich and the Grand Prix von Styria at the Red Bull Ring in Austria all in the space of three weeks.

Three weeks later, the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will host the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini and the Gran Premio di Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini, rounds six and seven of the MotoGP™ World Championship, on consecutive weekends, with the rescheduled Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya just one week later.

On October 11th, MotoGP™ will head to France with the rescheduled SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France taking place at Le Mans. Just one week later, the fourth double-header of the season will take place in Aragon - the Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragón and the Gran Premio de Teruel. Then, two weeks later, the final two European rounds will take place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, with the European Grand Prix taking place on November 8th and the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana taking place on November 15th.

However, we could see a maximum of 17 rounds taking place with four races potentially on the cards outside of Europe between November 22nd and December 13th. The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Grano Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, OR Thailand Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix will all be confirmed before July 31st.

All dates, events and the eventual attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 15, 2020, 06:05:58 PM
It looks like they are really going to race. Test day today, FP1 and FP2 Friday. Qualifying Saturday and the race Sunday. Don't see network tv coverage so I'm glad I didn't give up on video pass.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 16, 2020, 04:59:59 AM
Yeah, great to have it back on again.
I'll have to wait a few days before viewing as my favourite site for such things seems to have folded. Ah well. TEEPEEBEE  ;)   will have it sooner or later.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 19, 2020, 10:20:36 AM
Hope you get to see it soon. It was a very exciting race. No spoilers.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 19, 2020, 06:21:41 PM
Great to hear, and thanks for the non-spoilage! :-)
Just started a download so will watch a bit later.
Cheers
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 20, 2020, 05:51:36 AM
It was a very exciting race.

Yes, very much so! Some pretty fierce manouvers, outrageous riding, near misses, amazing saves and, unfortunately, what looks to have been a nasty crash.
 Off to the Motogp website to check on the condition or the crashed rider.

And another race at the same circuit next week! Almost worth all the waiting!

Cheers :-)
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 21, 2020, 06:53:30 PM
Well, it has been 3 days and the free on line issue of Cycle News is out with the results so this is no longer a spoiler. Quartararo started from pole but was quickly passed by Vinales with Jack Miller in 3rd. Marquez was P4. He passed Miller and set off after the leaders. Vinales went wide and Marquez got them both. Quartararo and Miller got Vinales. Marquez went off track into the gravel while leading but didn't crash and continued in 16th. Quartararo, Miller and Vinales. Marquez is picking riders off until he is P3 within reach of Vinales who had passed Miller. 3 laps to go and Marquez has a viscous high side that spit him into the gravel. His bike hit him before he stopped, breaking his arm. I almost didn't post this but it may have been the race of the season.     
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 22, 2020, 03:18:13 AM
... it may have been the race of the season.   

Yes, that's quite possible. It's also possible that with a few pretty talented relatively new players shaking things up, it could turn out to be the best season for a while too. lololol But hasn't every new season lately turned out to have been the best - at least since the previous one.  :-)

Great to have it all happening again! A bloke's body NEEDS adrenalin to be happy!!!

And speaking of adrenalin, I've been doing some riding here for the first time in many years. Local bike shop is giving me some bike-sorting work. I do the work at my place and enjoy the test rides immensely - actually I enjoy the bike work itself immensely too. Great to be back in the saddle again :-)
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 22, 2020, 06:19:27 AM
If your job is doing something you enjoy, you can't call it work.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 22, 2020, 06:53:21 AM
Hmmmmm, wonder if I'm too old to be a sex worker jobber.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 26, 2020, 10:10:30 AM
Race 2 is in the books and it was televised live in the US. No spoiler though.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on July 28, 2020, 03:04:23 AM
Yeah!  I saw it on NBC at 11:30 on Sunday morning.  I had read the results earlier, so knew some things to watch for during the race.  I missed the first race on Saturday because I didn't know about it being on TV, but someone told me about the Sunday race on a local channel.  very nice!  They sometimes slow the video so you can see how everything moves at speed.  There are some very good camera operators involved, and they know of some shots that are particularly dramatic and interesting, plus the views from the cameras on the bikes, so one's interest and attention happily follow along. 
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on July 28, 2020, 05:55:40 AM
As an ex-professional (that 'ex' bit hurts) photographer I have to agree. Those guys do a great job and so does the entire DORNA production team.

And, of course, the subject matter is sensational! I've covered a few MotoGPs and GP's as an accredited photographer and it is always a blast!

The last (most recent) race was - even watching a day late and at home - excellent! At first I thought they were exaggerating the taxing conditions but the attrition rate proved the race to have been just as tough as they had forecast early on. They did, however, get it very wrong when they reckoned the Yams wouldn't do too well. In fact, the Yams did just the opposite - they did MUCH better than anyone else! And if Team Vision had been racing they would have done even better! :-)
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on July 28, 2020, 06:10:02 AM
Next race is at Brno which is supposed to favor Ducati due its longer straights. Yamaha has to find out why 2 of its engines failed at Jerez. And will 2 weeks off be enough for Marquez to recover? He is by no means out of the championship hunt.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 01, 2020, 09:16:44 AM
Yeah, the Dukes have their usual long legs and seem pretty competitive.  Actually it's shaping up as being a season where EVERYONE will be keen to make up for lost time and go hard!
Looking forward to the next race!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on August 01, 2020, 02:01:14 PM
This abbreviated race season brings the races thick and fast in the attempt to fill in the numbers to actually make a season.  Likely to be short and intense, with any mistake magnified.  Sorry for Marc this season as no one should have to race with a broken arm, or leg, or back.  I just hope he doesn't damage the arm further.  Next season is just around the new year corner.  With 5 months remaining in this year there is yet time to wring out a season to satisfy the fans and at least to some degree the sponsors.  Get it on TV so the world can see those logos. :police:
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: lexx790 on August 03, 2020, 04:00:21 PM
UK TV presenter Suzi Perry had a breakfast club during lockdown where she interviewed various people in the mornings.
Being the presenter of UK pay per view channels which hosts all the moto GP races there's quite a few interviews with Moto GP riders.
Catch them up on her youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChOEa-ARic2ygLLBo5hs0kA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChOEa-ARic2ygLLBo5hs0kA)
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 08, 2020, 11:47:38 AM
Well, tomorrow should be an interesting race even without Marquez. Zarco is on pole, Quartararo and Morbidelli. I just saw my cable schedule and it will be on NBCSN at 0730 Eastern US tomorrow. Don't forget to set your dvr.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on August 11, 2020, 06:31:17 PM
Well, NBC had lacross and then hockey this Sunday, so I revert to reading what bits of info that come through the various sources.  WOW!  KTM has a win in MotoGP!  And done for them by none other than the South African ROOKIE, Brad Binder!  WAY TO GO!  Johan Zarco must be feeling a bit strange now as he left the KTM team in a rather unseemly manner just before the season started.  His Ducati ride can't be that much better of a bike than the KTM, and by now the KTM is continuing to be refined.  KTM is in it to win it as evidenced by their dirt bike prowess, and I am not surprised they would bring a competitive bike.  This is just a bit sooner than I expected.  Zarco left too early.

With Marc Marquez out of the picture for now we get to see who has the goods.  It looks like Honda needs to work on the handling of their bike if they want to have better finishes.  I think they have just depended on Marc to win in spite of the bike. 
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 12, 2020, 03:56:44 AM
Certainly some great racing going on this season and still more races to come. The way it's going anything could happen!!!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 12, 2020, 08:04:24 AM
It's on the NBC Sports network here. Austria is next, Sunday the 16th at 0730 EDT. As a bonus, they are reshowing Brno at 6, KTM and Brad Binder's first MotoGp win.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 12, 2020, 09:39:23 PM
The races are coming thick and fast this season. I wonder how the teams like it.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 16, 2020, 11:18:29 AM
Unbelievable race in Austria! Bless NBCSN, it ran 16 minutes over and they showed the whole race. Hope you all got to see it.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 25, 2020, 08:00:30 AM
And another excellent 2ND race in Austria on the 23rd.
This season, with no exaggeration whatsoever, is turning out to be one of the very best EVER!
I reckon a few folks might be scratching their heads wondering how to cook this kind of frantic action into future seasons.
For me the answer is easy - just equip all bikes with flame throwers!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 25, 2020, 05:39:45 PM
They could also force Marc to retire. An uninjured Marc Marquez would have 3 wins and a hundred points at this time.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 25, 2020, 06:10:28 PM
lolol I understand your point well. Having one rider dominate gets a bit boring. But he's exceeded his limit and is paying the price. That's giving quite a few others a chance to bask in the limelight a while and spiced this season up a lot.
Perhaps we can all pass the hat around for a Marquez retirement fund. :-)
Still, I remember it was the same (predictable) for a while while Rossi was winning everything, and was also the same in F1 cars with Schumacher.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 25, 2020, 07:58:20 PM
Marquez has had so many miraculous saves over the years that the odds finally caught up with him. As it is now, he is expected to miss 2-3 months. A practical individual might think about retirement at this point. But a practical individual might have settled for a safe 3rd at Jerez.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on August 26, 2020, 02:33:01 AM
I wonder if Marc has 4 wheel inclinations.   As long as he can ride MotoGP he has a home at Honda.  There is MONEY in F1.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 26, 2020, 06:21:39 AM
Well I, for one, will pitch-in to buy him a set of fluffy dice to hang from the rear-vision mirror of the car!
He does seem like a nice fellow though, and very obviously extremely talented, so I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing him a speedy recovery and continued success. Best wishs to others too so that they can do the same!!!
Feck - feel like a politicial after writing that drivel!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 26, 2020, 06:59:00 AM
That's not even close to political, you didn't call anyone a racist.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 26, 2020, 07:56:50 AM
lololol
I reckon ANYone who engages in motor racing (or even horse racing for that matter) is a racist! In the same way, I'm a beerist - 'cos I make beer! And I know a bloke who organises art shows - he's an exhibitionist. Sexists, feminists, Mt Everists - makes my head spin!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on August 26, 2020, 01:32:07 PM
In the late 60s and early 70s I recall when Mike Hailwood was winning by miles and I don't recall anyone complaining about being bored.  We just marveled at such mastery.  A win is a win, but I agree that many folks would rather see close combat because it is more "exciting".  Well, from my perspective a race is to be savored and appreciated for the skill, bravery, and knowledge it represents, and I don't get bored because the winner is a lap ahead.  There are so many things going on all at the same time: riders becoming fatigued, tires losing grip, position changes, etc.  If MotoGP is boring to you then watch Moto3 where everyone has about the same horsepower and circulates in a procession.  Get in line.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on August 26, 2020, 05:05:27 PM
Did no one see the races this past Sunday?
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on August 26, 2020, 05:42:49 PM
I watched the MotoGP. It was a ripper!
@ Fret, my choice of the word 'boring' was a bit of a 'mischoice'. I should have said predictable. Whilst the racing is always great to watch, it is, at least for me, more exciting when the competition is tighter - I mean when the difference in times is closer and there is less distance separating the riders. Passing moves really get the adrenaling flowing.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on August 27, 2020, 03:59:26 AM
I hear the "Boring" comment from many places, I'm not aiming at you.  As one who has raced I have a reasonably good perspective of the intense reality of being in the saddle on competitive equipment, and it is never boring.  I realize the comment comes from the spectator's point of view, and yes, close racing does get folks excited, especially those in the saddle.   ;)
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on September 21, 2020, 05:58:06 AM
This HAS to be the best season in... how many years? I don't think I've ever seen such an exciting season! It may well go down as the best EVER. lololol But then, who would judge such things?
I reckon Quartararo has pretty good reason to be pis$ed off if it can, somehow, be proved that he didn't get the three warning he was supposed to get. Still, he managed to put on a brave and happy face - after he had cooled-down.

Jeez this is a good season!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on September 21, 2020, 08:02:56 AM
This has been much more competitive than in recent years. The absence of M. Marquez has a lot to do with it but the presence of more competitive bikes and racers  means more.
I realize Quartararo thinks he got a raw deal but he has himself to blame. He followed Espargaro far too long. When Mir caught up he quickly passed them both and rode away.
This just in; Jack Miller's crew pulled a visor tear-off out of his bike's airbox, which caused his retirement. The tear-off was from #20.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on September 21, 2020, 05:00:35 PM
I wonder what, if anything, can or will be done to prevent a similar tear-off problem in future.

Great season, and only a few days til Catalunya!!! I've been deleting the most recent races after watching them, but I think I'll save the rest of this season. Too good to not keep.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on September 21, 2020, 05:55:42 PM
I am pleased that KTM has made their 'appearance' at the pointy end of the pack.  They have a very respectable team of riders, and their machine is WORKING!  In my mind this was to be expected (eventually) as KTM have been very competitive in off road and MX for quite some time. Their experience with the Moto3 class has shown them how a motor for a paved track needs to work.  ( single cylinder 250cc for Moto3,  4 cylinders of 250cc = 1000cc for MotoGP).  They used the smaller class to develop their combustion/power generating process, and transferred that knowledge to the Senior class.  It works! and  I am happy for them to have made such a major step forward.  Now, if we could get Kawasaki interested . . .
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on September 22, 2020, 05:30:55 AM
Re KTM;

Yes they are doing quite well. The leap from single cylinders to multi is a HUGE one and brings all sorts of new considerations. :-) It also dispenses with a few old ones. Their REALLY big advantage, in terms of design and engineering, is that they seem to have become comfortable with - or at least good at - change. They also seem to have have a pretty good financial foundation and a good attitude from senior management to support these efforts.
I think we'll see even better things to come from KTM, judging from their trajectory!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on November 17, 2020, 06:04:20 PM
Need to revive this thread, congratulations to Joan Mir and Suzuki for the 2020 MotoGp world championship. He won last weekend and had a 37 point going into the next to last race. Franco Morbidelli won Sunday after a great last lap battle with Jack Miller, Mir clinched finishing 7th with a 29 point lead. The race for runner-up ends next week in Portugal.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on November 17, 2020, 11:39:51 PM
Yeah, great to see Suzuki win for the first time in a long while. It looks to have been a great bike all season. Being an Aussie I would have liked to see Jack win, but the result was a good one anyway :-)
Quite a unique season, and a great one!
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on November 20, 2020, 04:17:22 PM
Watched FP1 and FP2 from Portimao, what a beautiful track in a beautiful setting! Hard to believe MotoGp has never raced here before. And everyone is fast. Qualifying Saturday should be interesting. 
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on November 20, 2020, 10:51:13 PM
Great! I'm looking forward to watching it. I don't subscribe to any media stuff here, so it will probably be Monday or Tuesday before I watch it.
Interested to see Portimao!
Cheers
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: fret not on November 22, 2020, 07:33:29 PM
Just WOW!  What an entertaining race season!  I am quite pleased to see Miguel Olivera win at his home track, and especially for KTM.  This shows the world that KTM have very competent riders and competitive machines for the sharp end of the chase.  Hopefully Aprillia can find some 'suds' for the coming season to help even things up a bit. 

I have often wondered what Luigi Dalligna was working on at Aprillia just before he went to Ducati.  We may never know, but I suppose Aprillia would have become significantly more competitive than it currently is, if he had not been poached by Ducati.  Money has a way of convincing people to do things, where money is involved.  Racing is a terribly expensive venture, as it will take all the money you can throw at it and want more. 

Now we get to wait for new rumors and paddock gossip to paint the picture of the 2021 season to come.  The soap opera intrigue of MotoGP just keeps on giving as we roll along finishing up this season and carving out the new one.  Contract negotiations will always be of interest, as well as sponsorships, and new tracks to be added.  Will Yamaha find what is missing?(2019 bike wins, 2020 bikes way down field).  Will Suzuki put 2 more bikes on the track in a satellite team?  Will Honda find some grace for their notoriously difficult handling bike?  It makes a body wonder.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on November 24, 2020, 06:23:44 AM
Excellent race! Olivera obviously felt really comfortable on his home circuit and was untouchable from start to finish. Morbidelli raced brilliantly too but was mugged by Jack Miller for second place. Great racing by all!
Being an Aussie, I was almost hanging off my chair into the final lap. The entire neighbourhood probably heard me cheering Jack on! And he did it for a good second place. Sorry Mr Morbidelli. :-)

Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on November 24, 2020, 03:51:05 PM
Jack rode a good clean race and earned his second place. I think Morbidelli was happy with a podium and second in the championship.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: MikeScoot on November 27, 2020, 07:48:36 AM
Yeah, Jack rode a good race and has been steadily upping his results. I'd like to think he'll go on to even greater achievements, but this season has revealed a wealth of other extremely talented riders.
Next season should be very good too because quite a lot of riders have tasted success this year and will want more.
Title: Re: MotoGp 2020
Post by: Walt_M. on November 27, 2020, 10:44:12 AM
Yes, next year should be interesting. Will Marc be back and how will he like the Honda now that mere mortals can ride it? Also his new teammate, Pol Espargaro? Will success spoil Suzuki? Ducati seems to be on the right path. As for Yamaha, maybe they could hire a psychologist, and don't interfere with Petronas!