Racing talk !!!WITH SPOILERS!!!

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  1. Echo3Niner

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    "Wait until we get to Europe" they said, "It'll be different", they said... Maybe not.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Good race for everyone ...except Honda

    It’s gone past being embarrassing and now is the butt of every commentators jokes, deservedly so
     
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    I noticed how the commentators have been doing that. So sad.
     
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    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
     
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    I think it should have been more like 750-1000 rpm's.
     
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    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
     
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    I remember something about it being a winglet? From Chaz?
     
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    do you mean Laverty ?, he had a winglet fly off just before he fell off
     
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    Thanks Scott, you’re correct it was Laverty
     
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    That was the first thing I said, after I stopped laughing.
     
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    But the 250 along with how Assen is lay out should make it a tighter race for the front.
     
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    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).
     
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    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.......
     
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    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.
     
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    FUCK YEAH! That was an awesome win! Great ride by Rins!
     
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