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  • 2019 MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 discussion thread (Spoilers)

    The 2018 season is run, champions have been crowned and rider will have moved by tomorrow. Marquez will get his shoulder operated on before christmas. Will he be able to claim another title in 2019, or will the mamba strike on the Honda...it will be an exciting year ahead!
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  • #2
    Show me the testing!

    Will be keeping an eye on Mir on the Suzuki and Zarco on the KTM.
    I'm pretty impressed with those two machines at the moment.

    I don't think they're that far away from being regulars on the podium.

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    • #3
      Testing starts at 17:00

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      • #4
        Live testing on Fox now

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        • #5
          Lorenzo looked pretty happy on the Honda.
          1.5 seconds off the pace - but his body language on and off the bike said volumes.
          Last edited by Rhino; 21-11-2018, 08:26 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rhino View Post
            Lorenzo looked pretty happy on the Honda.
            1.5 seconds off the pace - but his body language on and off the bike said volumes.
            He's still not 100% from his previous crashes.
            PSN- DOOOM666

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            • #7
              I really like the matt black on the Honda, maybe they could add a couple of light stripes in Repsol colours and leave it at that? Leathers as well, would really differentiate the bikes.

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              • #8
                Yeah I thought Lorenzo looked pretty comfortable on it - didn't look awkward. He finished 18th after day one but I had forgotten he's not 100%. Thing is, given he's still contracted to Ducati he can't say shit about the bike. Calendar year contracting has to be the most stupid thing - it should be seasonal then they don't have to seek permission to take part in the tests immediately after the last race and can talk about the bike. I think Ducati gave permission for some tests but not all.

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                • #9
                  Do you reckon they have their new team leathers already made up - and they wear them while they sitting on the couch watch TV?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kristy View Post
                    Yeah I thought Lorenzo looked pretty comfortable on it - didn't look awkward. He finished 18th after day one but I had forgotten he's not 100%. Thing is, given he's still contracted to Ducati he can't say shit about the bike. Calendar year contracting has to be the most stupid thing - it should be seasonal then they don't have to seek permission to take part in the tests immediately after the last race and can talk about the bike. I think Ducati gave permission for some tests but not all.
                    All the teams pretty much do the same thing now.... Let them do this test but not the next one... Jerez i think its at again?

                    MM will be 2019 Champ.
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                    • #11
                      live testing starts at 10pm on fox ch506
                      FarRider # 159,

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                      • #12
                        The guest commentator atm is fkn awesome.

                        Neil Spalding.
                        Technical genius.
                        Great to listen to.

                        https://www.neilspalding.com/

                        His book: https://motogptechnology.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rhino View Post
                          The guest commentator atm is fkn awesome.

                          Neil Spalding.
                          Technical genius.
                          Great to listen to.

                          https://www.neilspalding.com/

                          His book: https://motogptechnology.com/
                          Loving this guy right now. This sort of stuff is the best reason to watch testing IMO.

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                          • #14
                            Went straight to the website and bought his book as soon as he mentioned it. I think I was paying more attention to him than I did during the racing.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gixxer 7 View Post
                              All the teams pretty much do the same thing now.... Let them do this test but not the next one... Jerez i think its at again?
                              This is where it's silly - assuming the same turnover of riders over the same period, there's no advantage/disadvantage to teams. Team A may prohibit a rider that is leaving the to go to Team B/C/whatever, to test, but the team of the new incoming rider from Team B may prohibit their rider to test for Team A.

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