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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2020, 07:56:50 AM »
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2020, 05:05:27 PM »
Did no one see the races this past Sunday?
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #44 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.   ;)
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #45 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!
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« Reply #46 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #47 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.
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #48 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 . . .
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Re: MotoGp 2020
« Reply #49 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!
Luther had his dream,
But I've got my Vision.
His got him into strife,
Mine just takes me fishin'.