2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by GPR -A » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:21 am

Iannone's expression (just his view) after the fall was like he felt cheated! It would been such a consolation for him if MM would have also got crashed. Iannone must have felt like Matt Damon in downsizing after his partner betrayed! :lol:

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by J.A.W. » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 am

Final G.P. of the season at Valencia, & while Vinales took pole in soaking wet conditions, he could not stay
rubber-side down during the race, (along with most of the field, inc' M.M.).

The race got so inundated & became such a 'crash fest' - that it was red-flagged, & on the restart,
'old man' Rossi was again in contention for victory, 'til he also crashed out, while Dovi kept his cool, & won.
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Nonserviam85 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Pol Espargaro heroics and KTM's first podium was the highlight of the last race.

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Andres125sx » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 pm

Nonserviam85 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Pol Espargaro heroics and KTM's first podium was the highlight of the last race.
Yes, and that was after crashing and re-joining the track! :wtf: =D> =D>

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by NathanOlder » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:45 am

Andres125sx wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Nonserviam85 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Pol Espargaro heroics and KTM's first podium was the highlight of the last race.
Yes, and that was after crashing and re-joining the track! :wtf: =D> =D>
lol, lucky for the red flag I guess otherwise it would have been a wasted opportunity
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by Morteza » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:35 am

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by strad » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:08 pm

Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a private test aboard Yamaha Superbikes prepared by the Crescent World Superbike team this week, but suffered a small crash.

Hamilton has made no secret for his passion of bikes and motorcycle racing, and in recent years has become brand ambassador for Italian marque MV Agusta – who made a special edition of its F4 Superbike, known as the LH 44.

The Briton took to the Jerez circuit in Spain, which last week played host to WSBK and MotoGP testing, on Saturday on YZF-R1s prepared by Yamaha's official WSBK outfit Crescent Racing.

While not much information has surfaced about the test, Italian outlet Gazzetta dello sport reported WSBK rider Alex Lowes acted as coach to Hamilton.

The day was not without incident, however, as Hamilton reportedly crashed going through the right-hander Turn 5 of Sito Pons, though walked away unscathed from the tumble.
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by CMSMJ1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:07 am

I was also riding at Jerez last weekend. I also crashed :o

LH kept himself to himself and was bobbing around in the middle group being chaperoned by the Pata Yamaha boys. He was running 1m55s kind of pace. I was up to 2m03 before I had s brake pad failure and had to jump off the bike before turn 6. I hit the wall at 85mph and am a lucky dude.


Fair do to him to come play with us lot. He really got a bit of stick for not engaging at all with the rest of the trackday crowd.

Good times.

Random trace of my crash. Broke my toe, foot really sore, knee and shoulder knackered. Black eyes, lumps on head and generally buggered.

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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by strad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 am

I assume the loading your bike into the trash bin picture didn't strike you as funny or not as funny as your mates. :wink:
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by CMSMJ1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:59 am

strad wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 am
I assume the loading your bike into the trash bin picture didn't strike you as funny or not as funny as your mates. :wink:
It was scrap though :) The frame was snapped, wheel cracked and into the engine so it couldn't be moved and so getting it home involved getting it collected by the fork lift..they thought is was the most comedy thing ever!

Oh well - I survived and get another moto in 2 weeks... 8)
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Re: 2018 FIM Moto GP World Championship

Post by strad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm

Glad you are ok. :wink:
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