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Walt_M.

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MotoGp 2020
« 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. 
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #5 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:
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #8 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?"
Luther had his dream,
But I've got my Vision.
His got him into strife,
Mine just takes me fishin'.