2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

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2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by J.A.W. » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:15 am

Honda/HRC has IMO, a bit of a quandary to face.

Ok, M.M. is a racer of freakish ability, riding hard enough (& crashing sans major hurt in practice),
yet he usually stays upright in races & still goes fast enough to win or get a podium place.

M.M.'s superlatively accommodating riding skills -along with his amazing mental equanimity,
have single-handedly allowed Honda domination recently - but can his younger bro emulate him?

I do hope the junior Marquez is not destroyed by trying... too hard.
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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by CMSMJ1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:33 am

In a word - no.

Alex is not going to be the second coming is he? I reckon he'll be hard pressed to beat Brad Binder over the year and won't beat the other Hondas much as well.

Be nice to see him stay on, stay uninjured and get into year 2 with more pace. This first year though, no chance.
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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by rscsr » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:00 pm

CMSMJ1 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:33 am
In a word - no.

Alex is not going to be the second coming is he? I reckon he'll be hard pressed to beat Brad Binder over the year and won't beat the other Hondas much as well.

Be nice to see him stay on, stay uninjured and get into year 2 with more pace. This first year though, no chance.
I think that he has to be easily the best rookie as the absolute minimum to be considered in the future.
The Honda is certainly better than the KTM and probably as hard to ride.
He should be a Top10 rider at the end of the year, (or at least close to Top10) to have any future in MotoGP imho. Basically he should be about where Cal Crutchlow is at the end of the year.

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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by FrukostScones » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm

Zarco proves to be the cat! Confirmed to Avintia now for 2020. With GP19 and factory support I think.

He sees it as opportunity to factory team Ducati ride if things go well.

Let's hope he can prove this with results.

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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by rscsr » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 pm

FrukostScones wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Zarco proves to be the cat! Confirmed to Avintia now for 2020. With GP19 and factory support I think.

He sees it as opportunity to factory team Ducati ride if things go well.

Let's hope he can prove this with results.

ZARCO!
he signed with Ducati apparently, so I'd reckon that he will get a current bike before too long, if he is as fast on a Ducati as he was on the Yamaha.

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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by Gibbs » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:34 am

I'm skeptical the Avinta / Zarco partnership will work out. Sounds like Ducati need riders and are willing to make big bold promises to get Zarco on side which they may not meet completely.

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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by Pierce89 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:45 pm

rscsr wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 pm
FrukostScones wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Zarco proves to be the cat! Confirmed to Avintia now for 2020. With GP19 and factory support I think.

He sees it as opportunity to factory team Ducati ride if things go well.

Let's hope he can prove this with results.

ZARCO!
he signed with Ducati apparently, so I'd reckon that he will get a current bike before too long, if he is as fast on a Ducati as he was on the Yamaha.
That’s one big IF. I don’t see it as being very likely.
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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by Wouter » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Why are there no images and photos of Lewis Hamilton on the Moto GP and Valentino Rossi in the F1 Silberpfeile?

It was recently announced that Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi were going to change race material. Formula One world champion went on a ride on the Moto GP machine of the Italian. Rossi, on the other hand, started driving in the Silver Arrow of the AMG Mercedes F1 Team. In the meantime the change has taken place and the pair drove in Valencia. Yet no images and photos have come out.

The Spanish TV had recorded some sound at the main entrance of a car and a motorcycle that went straight, but there is no trace of images on the internet. The reason for this is that the sponsor Monster has received a deal for the substitution of the two big heroes in motorcycle racing. The circuit was therefore hermetically sealed in order to be able to make a documentary of what actually happened on the day.

At this moment there is no date announced of the release of the docu, but according to the Italian media this will happen within a few days. According to Corriere dello Sport it is even offered "pay-per-view". So it is still a while to wait when and where Monster will share the images with the world.
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Re: 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

Post by J.A.W. » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:30 am

Yeah, sure seems Lewis Hamilton enjoyed the challenge of the MotoGP machine:

"...you have to master so many things at once... its a rocket.
When you accelerate, its incredible... I'll be flying high all next week after this!"
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