2024 FIM MotoGP World Championship

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Marc will go into the next race with new confidence while other riders will be spending more time watching over their shoulders.

Sad to see Honda trailing at the back

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Suzuki out, Honda and Yamaha at the bottom, and Aprilia and KTM at the front. I would have never believe it some seasons back

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Dunlay wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:28 am
Seeing Marc in full confidence mode was amazing! It's a shame the win went away. If he can continue to build on his COTA performance, he is going to make the factory Ducati riders look second grade.

Acosta is a great addition to the field! Would love to see Acosta and Marc having consistent fast bikes to see them duel.

What a race! Fix that f***ng tyre pressure problems and let the riders push the whole race, like it was in COTA. =D>
Pre-injury Marquez would be wiping the floor with this field, even on the year-old Ducati.

I think you can visibly see through the twisty S1 in COTA that he does not have the ability to shift his weight as aggressively as used to be able to. I'd love to see him gain more confidence, but I dont think he's ever gonna be the old Marc.

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Would recommend the latest Jerez race for MotoGP to watch - it is a belting race.

Real life tension! The rider making all the difference
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Marc is getting to grips with the Ducati. As the year progresses, he would be a serious concern for 2024 Desmosedici riders who obviously have an performance advantage with that bike for now.

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I dont think Marquez will have the consistency to keep it up, but man it'd amazing to see him actually challenging for the championship.

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Epic race. The outside pass on the second lap by Bagnaia was insane good. That set the tone for the whole race. I think all the other guys were shocked he pulled off that move. =D> =D>

Loved watching MM almost take the win. Outstanding drive from him. He is so on the edge. 8) It’s a lot like watching Senna. =D> He seems to be riding the knife edge the entire race just like Senna used to. Every corner. Wiggling onto every straight. It amazes me the tight competition of the series. Almost any driver can win. It’s like watching F1 in the 80’s all over again.

MotoGP commentators are superb and very knowledgeable and appropriately humorous. They are not corny like F1. You never hear the MotoGP guys constantly delivering idiotic statements like “The old switch-a-roo!!” and screaming non stop the entire opening lap. They have self-respect and tact. Show camera work and production is also outstanding. F1 could learn a lot from MotoGP.
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Chuckjr wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:27 am
Epic race. The outside pass on the second lap by Bagnaia was insane good. That set the tone for the whole race. I think all the other guys were shocked he pulled off that move. =D> =D>

Loved watching MM almost take the win. Outstanding drive from him. He is so on the edge. 8) It’s a lot like watching Senna. =D> He seems to be riding the knife edge the entire race just like Senna used to. Every corner. Wiggling onto every straight. It amazes me the tight competition of the series. Almost any driver can win. It’s like watching F1 in the 80’s all over again.

MotoGP commentators are superb and very knowledgeable and appropriately humorous. They are not corny like F1. You never hear the MotoGP guys constantly delivering idiotic statements like “The old switch-a-roo!!” and screaming non stop the entire opening lap. They have self-respect and tact. Show camera work and production is also outstanding. F1 could learn a lot from MotoGP.
Really envy the MotoGP graphics package, that's one really underrated part of MotoGP. The live sector timings and splits during battles, lean angle graphics, gap update with arrows on the timing tower. Liberty could learn a lot from its acquisition.
Marc needs to be provided with the updated spec GP23 soon. Or perhaps a factory seat for next year.

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CMSMJ1 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2024 5:39 pm
Would recommend the latest Jerez race for MotoGP to watch - it is a belting race.

Real life tension! The rider making all the difference
Epic race!

Only that I wonder what would have been the result if Marquez was riding 2024 Ducati...

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Chuckjr wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:27 am
Epic race. The outside pass on the second lap by Bagnaia was insane good. That set the tone for the whole race. I think all the other guys were shocked he pulled off that move. =D> =D>

Loved watching MM almost take the win. Outstanding drive from him. He is so on the edge. 8) It’s a lot like watching Senna. =D> He seems to be riding the knife edge the entire race just like Senna used to. Every corner. Wiggling onto every straight. It amazes me the tight competition of the series. Almost any driver can win. It’s like watching F1 in the 80’s all over again.

MotoGP commentators are superb and very knowledgeable and appropriately humorous. They are not corny like F1. You never hear the MotoGP guys constantly delivering idiotic statements like “The old switch-a-roo!!” and screaming non stop the entire opening lap. They have self-respect and tact. Show camera work and production is also outstanding. F1 could learn a lot from MotoGP.

Indeed! Can you believe I didn´t notice Bagnaia pass until the replays at the end of the race? What a pass! =D> =D> =D>

It was an epic battle, I was afraid of a crash of any of them (Peco or Marc) most of the race, they both were on the edge the whole race, or at least last 2/3 of it.

Unfortunate crash from Martin, but he´s still leading the championship so it will only provide even more excitement to the title fight

It was a pity Acosta crashed and he had to race with the second bike. Also, Pedrosa crash was deceiving, I was rooting for him

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What. A. Race. Speechless.

Huge respect to both Marc and Pecco for giving their 100% and toughing it out, giving us a battle to remember! Shame for Martin crashing out, he looked on course to extend his WC lead but could not, shades of 2023 peeking again when everyone thought he had moved on, but still its only his first bad weekend in 2024.

Surely among the Jerez classics which people will remember. Thankfully no drama at Lorenzo corner in the end, though 'rubbing' did happen well before that one :mrgreen:
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary...that’s what gets you.” - JC

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ds.raikkonen wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:27 am
Thankfully no drama at Lorenzo corner in the end, though 'rubbing' did happen well before that one :mrgreen:
Indeed, at Moto2 there were I think 6 or 7 crashes at last corner, all of them exactly the same, when riders missed the apex by around a meter they all lost the front wheel at exactly same spot. Someone at MotoGP said before the race (maybe Martín?) they were told to raise the bike if going a bit long to avoid that spot

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Seanspeed wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2024 10:04 pm
I dont think Marquez will have the consistency to keep it up, but man it'd amazing to see him actually challenging for the championship.
I think Jerez is the turning point for Marc Marquez as time to familiarise himself with Ducati is over. Marc will likely be regular top 3 finisher for remaining of the season

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What a performance and an overall weekend for Marc. In both Sprint and Race, he charged from 13th to 2nd. Race performance was outstanding. On a 2023 bike, he is making Pecco look second rate. Martin is saving face with the 2024 bike advantage. =D>

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Assuming Marquez stays competitive and healthy, I dont know how Ducati dont pick him over Martin for next year. He's just a way bigger get. Maybe Martin winning the championship makes it more difficult, but we'll have to see if he can even do that just yet.