Discussion in 'Racing & Track Days' started by OOTV, Jun 24, 2017.
"Wait until we get to Europe" they said, "It'll be different", they said... Maybe not.
Well it was for Chaz! At least he was closer to the front this time around.
The commentators were now saying wait until Assen, a different track and one that Rae is very fond of. They mentioned that it was rumored that during the testing in Aragon, Ducati was trying out a rev limited version of the engine. They didn’t say what the limit was but that Ducati are anticipating getting hit with a rev limit.
Other than Alvaro checking out again in all 3 races, there was some excellent racing for the podium. Rea had to ride the wheels off the Kawi, and was brilliant to take 3 2nd places. Especially race 1 where he started at 10th position. Chaz is definitely feeling better and using the Duc power on the straights. If Yamaha finds just a bit more power they will be taking 2nd place podiums. I don't think anyone will beat the Duc until they rev limit that engine, just to fast to catch.
Good race for everyone ...except Honda
It’s gone past being embarrassing and now is the butt of every commentators jokes, deservedly so
I noticed how the commentators have been doing that. So sad.
One of the Moriwaki riders was banned from race 2 after “reckless riding “ ..he was probably trying get in the bubble and freewheel along behind a Ducati
And here it is...
I think it should have been more like 750-1000 rpm's.
Anyone know WTF happened to Lowes bike in Race 1
There was something came of his bike, looked like a black donut object that flew into the air on his right just before his off .....pity he was going really well
I remember something about it being a winglet? From Chaz?
do you mean Laverty ?, he had a winglet fly off just before he fell off
Thanks Scott, you’re correct it was Laverty
That was the first thing I said, after I stopped laughing.
But the 250 along with how Assen is lay out should make it a tighter race for the front.
Not that FP1 dictates too much but Rae topped the time sheets in FP1 1.35.598, MVD was second, Sykes 3rd and the factory Ducati’s 4&5 (Bautista 1.35.915 and Davies 1.35.970).
I think Rea will push the Kawi to the limit and beyond to take these races. He knows that if he does not start to win a few that Bautista will run away with the championship. This is a better track for the Kawi. Watch out for Sam though.......
I have my doubts. The Ducati package is too strong currently. Alvaro and Ducati won't win every race, but at the end, it won't be that close.
Hmmm, Sykes on top in FP2.
Not sure if this video needs a subscription to watch but it’s the ceremony where they retired Nicky Hayden’s number from MotoGP.
FUCK YEAH! That was an awesome win! Great ride by Rins!
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