Anyone else talking RACING?! <--- of the motorcycle type

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    "Wait until we get to Europe" they said, "It'll be different", they said... Maybe not.
     
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    great races, it will be interesting to watch at Assen and it may give us an idea what the future holds and we will see what Dorna decide with the revs decision
     
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    Honda allowed another 500 revs, that’s going to make all the difference to the old nail :ass:
     
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    "Well, wait until they get to Assen, for sure it'll be different..." they said, "The Ducati won't go well there..." they said, "He was gifted the pole..." they said... Maybe not, again; I said...
     
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    So, surfing the web over on YouTube's pages and stumbled on to this little video. Have to say, I really enjoyed watching him race over the years.

     
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    BSB this weekend from Oulton Park ...it was sunny again

    Whole new game with Haslam in WSBK and Shakey still sidelined with the neck injury he got last year

    Race 1


    Race 2

     
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    The Cookstown 100 is available in the UK on BBC NI ...search for Bikes!

    The meeting was good despite being in a howling wind that played havoc with the 125 & 250’s, at least one was blown into a ditch

    The rain added another dimension to spectating , those Irish boys don’t give a f**k ...3 abreast into a 90 degree corner on a road 12ft wide at most

    Tandragee 100 was last weekend and so that should be available now ...Guy Martin took his BSA 750 to a good second place

    North West this weekend so that’ll be available from Monday on

    The interviews are hilarious, with the wind noise and the bikes in the background just fleeting words in a thick Ulster accent float through





     
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    Well that was a different MotoGP race, good racing Quattarro continues to impress, Alex Rins saving the Suzuki was priceless

    As for JL ....WTF happened?

    Looked to me like he just dropped it, no sign of the bike going down until he just falls off ...can’t see a factory ride next year for him
     
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    I believe that JL has a 2 year contract with Honda, so he’ll have one more year with at the very least. I’m sure once he he gets comfortable with the Honda, he’ll be back to winning, as much as Indon’t care for his personality, he is a world class rider. As for his crash, his front just tucked in, looked like he locked the front brake. In all three race classes the turn he crashed at (turn 10) claimed quite a few. There was a lot of crashes yesterday in general it was crazy, in MotoGP alone, there were less riders than there were points scoring places. There were so many mistakes being made by many yesterday too, look at what happened to Crutchlow, even the save by Rins was from his mistake, what makes JL’s mistake look so bad is that it took out 3 additional riders.
     
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    Nobody has posted about Isle of Man? Or did I miss the thread? Just finished watching all the races. Lots of surprises.
     
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    Duccmann had created a separate post and folks were putting stuff over there. I think he title it Isle of Man TT.
     
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    I only found the old threads, not a new one.
     
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    Thanks! I don't know why it did not show up in a search. lol
     
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    Finally watched race 2 of the WSBK ...wow what superb racing in the Superbike sprint, Jonathon Rea saving the Kawasaki, amazing then he gets up and fights all the way to the line with Toprak in race2

    Rea must be regretting showing Toprak the way round last year, he’s the perfect pupil, watching the 2 of them was like watching formation flying, Toprak has exactly the same style now, slightly more exuberant

    Good to see Haslam out front for Kawasaki until the boss took over, have Kawasaki ever had a full podium in WSBK before?
     
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    Yeah, hats off to Rae, turned a 61 point deficit to a 16 point deficit! Bautista did a nice bit of recovery too. Could have been an even smaller gap but he was able to remount and finish in a points scoring place. There was some luck with riders crashing out in front of him but he was reeling in the slower riders pretty quickly. Ducati got it right when they put him on the bike this year, he is definitely more at home on the bike than any of the other Ducati riders.

    Have to say that the little mishap that Rae had in the Superpole race was the strangest I’ve ever witnessed, can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like that, at least in recent memory.
     
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    The onboard footage of the Superpole incident is a master class in saving the situation
     
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    It looks like Rea and his team aren't willing to let Alvaro just walk away with it. The pressure is now on Alvaro, it will be the first time all year that he has had to deal with this kind of pressure. Should be interesting to see how both teams respond.
     
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    Wow! If it wasn't for bad luck, JL probably wouldn't have any luck at all. Yamaha looking good at the moment, that Quartararo kid is looking fast, same for MV but we'll see come Sunday...Hopefully it'll be like last year, a Battle Royale!
     
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