Author Topic: MotoGp 2018  (Read 1020 times)

fret not

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2063
  • Mike Lewis - Grass Valley CA
    • Michael Lewis Instruments
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2018, 01:07:58 AM »
Big surprise is Jorge Lorenzo (factory Ducati) won the race!  Marquez(factory Honda) crashed out and rejoined the race to finish just out of the points.(16th)

It seems that Jorge has found the way to ride the Ducati, and now he may actually begin winning again.  He needs to show he can be a winner if he wants a ride next season.  Of course, several other riders need to do that too.
Retired, on the downhill slide. . . . . . . . still feels like going uphill!

Walt_M.

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2320
  • Hold my beer and watch this!
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2018, 08:13:08 AM »
Good to see Jorge win but he is finished on factory Ducati. Marquez crash was only a minor inconvenience. He has scored zero points in two of the six rounds this year and is still leading by 23 with 13 races to go. Yamaha is still trying to get things figured out. Rossi's talent and experience put him on the podium,  only luck would get him a win.
Whale oil beef hooked!

fret not

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2063
  • Mike Lewis - Grass Valley CA
    • Michael Lewis Instruments
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2018, 12:18:04 AM »
Rumors and some verification: Well, for next season Pedrosa out at Honda (official announcement) and Lorenzo in(still needs confirmation) .  Well, let's see if he can wield the Honda as a tool or a weapon.  From what I hear it is a rather physically demanding bike to ride.  The Ducati is easier to ride and still the riders complain it too is a physically demanding bike to ride.  It makes ya wonder some. ;)
Retired, on the downhill slide. . . . . . . . still feels like going uphill!

Walt_M.

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2320
  • Hold my beer and watch this!
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2018, 08:48:22 AM »
Finally, an exciting race. Lots of passing. Looked a little like Moto3 there for a while.
Whale oil beef hooked!

iain

  • ROV Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 237
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2018, 02:44:50 AM »
That's the best race yet....

Iain
NZ

fret not

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2063
  • Mike Lewis - Grass Valley CA
    • Michael Lewis Instruments
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2018, 11:58:17 PM »
Sunday is the British round of the world championship motorcycle racing (MotoGP) at the Silverstone track.  The riders are complaining of the bumpy track, caused by the F1 cars.  Also it looks like rain Sunday at Silverstone.  Jorge Lorenzo has made a boast that he can win the championship this year, that Ducati can win all the remaining races.  That will be a huge job IF he can even get close.  The Ducati is working well for Jorge, and mathematically it is POSSIBLE, but he would have to beat Marc Marquez every race.   
Retired, on the downhill slide. . . . . . . . still feels like going uphill!

fret not

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2063
  • Mike Lewis - Grass Valley CA
    • Michael Lewis Instruments
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2018, 03:18:56 PM »
Water Water Everywhere!  Hydroplaning and crashes!  Rained out the British round of MotoGP (all races).  It seems the recent resurfacing of the track might have been partly the reason so much water collected in critical braking zones and on the straight.  Just wait til next time!
Retired, on the downhill slide. . . . . . . . still feels like going uphill!

Walt_M.

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2320
  • Hold my beer and watch this!
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2018, 06:44:55 PM »
Too bad they had cancel but you can't race motorcycles in ankle deep water.
Whale oil beef hooked!

fret not

  • Contributing Member
  • Visionary Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 2063
  • Mike Lewis - Grass Valley CA
    • Michael Lewis Instruments
Re: MotoGp 2018
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2018, 12:59:16 AM »
I suppose that to cancel a race creates a financial strain on the promoter and the track.  I know it takes a lot to get all the "boxes" delivered and put in place, but there are many other aspects to consider too.  Like the food and other vendors, all the track personnel, and of course the fans attending the race.  Then everyone has to go home with no race.
Retired, on the downhill slide. . . . . . . . still feels like going uphill!