2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by NathanOlder » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:37 pm

So, 5 laps to go and the pace is slow people looking after tyres, Marquez even appeared to try and slow the pace down even more by getting to the front and slowing his laptimes down. At one point Morbidelli on last years Honda was matching the pace of the front runners while down in 15th.

Pace is currently very slow.

Whats your view on this then Andres125sx ?

As its pretty much what we saw in F1 last weekend.
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Andres125sx » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 am

11-12 seconds slower, and a fast lap in the race 6 seconds slower to the 1:46.8 from pole? Then it was not the same to F1 :wink: :P

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Andres125sx » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:38 am

It was a boring first half of the race (I wonder what impact did have Lorenzo´s crash), and an exciting final part

Great job by Marquez

Lorenzo should shut up and focus on racing. Marquez went in too long, that´s true, but this is racing and that is perfectly normal on first corner of any GP. If then Lorenzo hit the throttle too much trying to not loose any position, that´s not Marquez fault, but Lorenzo´s 100%

I love him when on the bike, but can´t cope with him when he´s out. Pretty similar to Hamilton to be honest


BTW, I´m impressed with Suzuki, specially with their engine perfomance wich was their weak point. Hopefully one more manufacturer will join the battle for victories =D> =D>

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by NathanOlder » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am

Yeah if Suzuki need more power, Dovi and MM just disappeared on that back straight. Although maybe Suzuki were closer due to the lack of pace from the front 2. Yamaha need to give up if they dont get things sorted for next year!
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by etusch » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:08 pm

On the straight mm passed very easy to suzuki. I thought it is because of their braking ability. It looks like they have to start braking earlier.
At the end they were good at the track that being good makes happy Ducati too. I like when they(suzuki) win as a Honda fan

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Nonserviam85 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:06 pm

This whole Tyre Management saga is getting ridiculous in both MotoGP and F1.

Some fiery statements from Lorenzo post-race, I am getting my popcorn for next year. The Honda garage will be an interesting place to be.

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by digitalrurouni » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:55 pm

Not only tire management is ridiculous - the tires are a complete gamble. It's like a black art figuring out which tire to be on the race. I think honestly Bridgestone had it right. For a MotoGP race allow the riders to push from the start to the end. Previously it was the fuel restriction era, we got past that and we had a ton of processional races. Now it's the tires. Michelin needs to up their game and bring durable tires to the race so that tire management is not needed. That's how we will get quite epic races where they can go all out, I mean the races are so short anyways for MotoGP unlike F1!

On another note what do you guys think of the theory that Moto2 Dunlop rubber actually make the track less grippy for the MotoGP bikes with their Michelin rubber?

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by FrukostScones » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:21 pm

digitalrurouni wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Not only tire management is ridiculous - the tires are a complete gamble. It's like a black art figuring out which tire to be on the race. I think honestly Bridgestone had it right. For a MotoGP race allow the riders to push from the start to the end. Previously it was the fuel restriction era, we got past that and we had a ton of processional races. Now it's the tires. Michelin needs to up their game and bring durable tires to the race so that tire management is not needed. That's how we will get quite epic races where they can go all out, I mean the races are so short anyways for MotoGP unlike F1!

On another note what do you guys think of the theory that Moto2 Dunlop rubber actually make the track less grippy for the MotoGP bikes with their Michelin rubber?
I think we are seeing quite a lot epic races with(despite?) these tires.
Aragon was good, maybe also bit lame because of Lorenzo out so early and cleary Marquez saving his tires waiting for the moment to strike. But as tyres faded the Suzukis caught up and made it quite entertaining, also Dovizioso trying to counterattack....
All in all it is a fun season, apart from Marquez just beeing to good and Yamaha clearly doing nothing to stop their demise.
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Noetiepoerker26 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:35 pm

FrukostScones wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:21 pm
But as tyres faded the Suzukis caught up and made it quite entertaining, also Dovizioso trying to counterattack....
The fact that both Iannone and Rins were able to caught up was mainly caused by the on-track scrummage that Dovizioso and Marquez were having. Nevertheless, great race despite the early retirement of Lorenzo...
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by digitalrurouni » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:03 pm

A lot of riders don't seem to like the Buriram layout but it is undeniable the racing was amazing!!

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by nacho » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 pm

Bridgestones lasted but at some years had a lot of problems with highsides on cool tyres. Races were also more processional. Of course lots of things have changed since, but I don't miss the era were races were decided in the first corner and the podiums and wins went for four riders.

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by GPR -A » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:53 am

The Man, The Champion!!!!

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by NathanOlder » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 am

One 5 time Champion crowned today.....

On to the next..... [-o<
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by J.A.W. » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:23 am

Well won - the 2018 Championship for M.M./Honda, & Ducati duly 'dropped the ball' - as M.M. kept his cool...
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by etusch » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am

Well done MM93