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Post by rapidringsroad on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 2:28 am

Well the experts were predicting a win for Dovi at the opening round of the Moto GP and they were right. He did leave it a bit late but once in front apart from a brief spell when Marquez nipped past he just held the lead for the chequered flag. Credit must go to Zarco who led for most of the race only to fade in the later stages. Anyone of a few riders could have won that race, Rossi wasn't far behind neither was Crutchlow and Vinales after a low qualifying position was going fast enough to be a threat at the end. It's going to be a great season with quite a few new faces on the scene.

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 11:41 am

Jack Miller with a sensational lap in Argentina in drying conditions to claim his maiden MotoGP pole position. Superb and fearless from the young Australian

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Post by rapidringsroad on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 10:40 pm

Well if Drama is your thing then you wouldn't have been disappointed after the Racing in Argentina. From the start when all but Jack Miller had to start from the back of the grid due to a rule about tyres. Marquez stalled his bike on the starting line, got it going and by the end of lap two had taken the lead only to be told he had to do a ride through penalty which left him at the back of the field leaving Miller Zarco Rins and Crutchlow to fight for the lead. Marquez with some aggressive riding was cutting through the field when he made a move on Rossi who was in 6th position unfortunately bringing him off. At the front the drama continued with Crutchlow just managing to hold off Zarco and Rins. A great race.

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 4:00 pm

Marquez should've been black flagged and banned. Three infringements two of which resulted in a drive through pen and the 30 sec pen which was the equivalent of a drive through. Not the best idea to get the GOAT as your enemy

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:19 pm

So the Italian gp was this past weekend. Valentino stuck his Yamaha on pole for the first time in nearly two years. In the race Lorenzo finally won on a Ducati, Dovizioso was second and Valentino was third. Championship leader and world champion Marc Marquez crashed.

Then came the big stories today, Repsol Honda confirmed that Dani Pedrosa's 17 year association will come to an end and the closure of the 2018 season.

Then the big story #99 Jorge Lorenzo has signed a two year deal with Repsol Honda!

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Post by rapidringsroad on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:42 pm

I was beginning to think that no one was watching Moto GP any more. At least there is Nathaniel and myself. I hadn't heard the news about Lorenzo, I thought Crutchlow might have been offered a factory bike as he has had some good results recently. Marquez looks comfortable in his bid for another championship win, Dovizioso his biggest threat.

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 4:20 pm

Triple world champion Jorge Lorenzo went some 567 days without a win on the red bikes of Ducati. But within that space of 14 days the Spaniard has doubled up, mugello and Barcelona now on his Ducati resumé. Seems sad that he's going to leave Ducati for Repsol. Marquez was second and Rossi third. Dovizioso's woes continued with another DNF

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4:27 pm

Rumours growing that jettisoned Honda stalwart Dani Pedrosa will be on board a Petronas based Yamaha for 2019. With Pedrosa’s riding style I think an M1 Yamaha would be a good partnership.

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Post by rapidringsroad on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 4:31 am

Well the crowd at Assen were treated to the best Moto GP race this season with up to 8 riders fighting for the number one spot on the podium. At one stage it looked like Lorenzo was going to make it three in a row as he shot from 7th on the grid to take top spot on the first lap but Marquez Rossi and Dovi were snapping at his heels. As the race progressed Crutchlow Vinales and Rins joined in the fray. The Ducatis seemed to have the edge on the power but Marquez isn't one to sit back and despite having to do another of his amazing saves he managed to grab the number one spot and pull away from the rest and finish over a second in front of Rins who just pipped Vinales who finshed third. Three different makes on the podium and Marquez with a 41 point lead in the title race.

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 10:12 pm

Dani Pedrosa has announced he will retire at the end of the current season. A sad day for MotoGP as Pedrosa is a genuinely nice guy. It's a shame that a MotoGP title alluded him.

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Post by rapidringsroad on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 10:23 pm

Yes one of my favourites too and was still capable of getting on the podium. He's had a great career and I hope we see him around the circuits for a while yet.

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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs Yesterday at 6:16 pm

Marc Marquez won the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring for the ninth consecutive year. The Spanish superstar owns this track. Rossi and Vinales rounded off the podium. 

Marquez leads by 46 points as we hit the summer break

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