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Title: MotoGP 2021
Post by: LG on May 17, 2021, 08:11:19 AM
I haven't watched much this year but was lucky enough to tune into the last 2 races.
Jack Miller won both.
It's starting to look like he has turned the corner  with his career and hopefully will grab a lot more trophies.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on May 17, 2021, 08:43:43 AM
That was a great ride considering he had a trip through the gravel before the bike change and then the double long-lap penalty. The Ducatis looked so hooked up in those conditions.

Cool to see two Frenchmen on the podium in their home race too!

It is worth noting Pedro Acosta in Moto3; 16 years old, first year at Grand Prix level, three wins and a second from five races and a 54-point championship lead. What a start to his GP career!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: CP on May 17, 2021, 10:13:36 AM
I haven't watched much this year but was lucky enough to tune into the last 2 races.
Jack Miller won both.
It's starting to look like he has turned the corner  with his career and hopefully will grab a lot more trophies.

A couple of weeks ago I thought the race winning pace was there but not so much the consistency to go for a championship run.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: meha on May 18, 2021, 09:45:29 AM
With Miller doing well and Gardner currently leading the Moto 2 series it makes me wonder if we will have a renaissance of Australians battling at the front of the Moto GP field in a few years.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: CP on May 18, 2021, 07:25:34 PM
And to think we may have had two Aussies in MotoGP in the recent past. Jack and Arthur Sissis were both in Moto3 together yet went on very different paths. Jack got plucked by Honda and thrown on a MarcVDS bike in MotoGP and found his way to a factory Ducati ride.
Arthur disappeared into obscurity and is in ASBK on a privateer bike.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on May 20, 2021, 06:18:55 PM
IMO MotoGP is the best form of Motorsport on the planet right now....last season was amazing and this season is shaping up nicely, especially with our Jack on fire
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on May 28, 2021, 09:14:32 AM
Mugello this weekend and another good chance for Jack with Ducati dominating there in the recent past.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on May 30, 2021, 08:42:02 PM
Very sad news out of Mugello with Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier passing away after a crash in qualifying. RIP.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on May 31, 2021, 06:47:17 PM
Wasn’t a real edge of the seat race..enjoyable non the less :)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on June 01, 2021, 10:28:17 AM
Wasn’t a real edge of the seat race..enjoyable non the less :)
The chance of a good race went away when Bagnaia crashed...once Quartaro was out front it was all over.

Great win by Gardner in Moto2. A really mature ride.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on June 01, 2021, 05:29:31 PM
Wasn’t a real edge of the seat race..enjoyable non the less :)
The chance of a good race went away when Bagnaia crashed...once Quartaro was out front it was all over.

Great win by Gardner in Moto2. A really mature ride.

really looking forward to Gardner in motogp ... i think he will go well
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: meha on June 03, 2021, 09:13:35 AM
Will be good to see two Australian's in Moto GP next season now that Gardiner is confirmed at Tech 3 for next season.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: LG on June 07, 2021, 08:38:24 PM
Jack got himself another podium last night, a little lucky but that's the way it goes sometimes.

Young Gardener won the GP2 again!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: meha on June 08, 2021, 09:52:06 AM
Was rather surprised that Quartararo did not get a black flag for his leathers. If he had an accident it could have been serious, particularly as we are only one week from the passing of a Moto 3 rider safety should always be at the forefront.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on June 08, 2021, 10:43:01 AM
Was rather surprised that Quartararo did not get a black flag for his leathers. If he had an accident it could have been serious, particularly as we are only one week from the passing of a Moto 3 rider safety should always be at the forefront.
That surprised me as well. I would have thought any issues with safety apparel would result in an instant call to the pit lane, regardless of how late in the race it is. You would definitely not want to go sliding through the gravel with an exposed chest.

Awesome ride by Oliveira, I thought Quartararo would easily pass and break away.

Interesting tactics in Moto3 with Alcoba sitting up in the final corners while leading to avoid being slipstreamed. It could have caused a major accident for the riders behind.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on June 21, 2021, 05:55:05 PM
Marc Marquez is a freak…..11 straight wins at that track is amazing

Guys like him and Dothan, have the ability to do the amazing which makes them Champions
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Ospif1 on June 21, 2021, 06:48:32 PM
Impressive ride for MM and that will give him added confidence at the peril of everyone else. 

Miller was pretty disappointing, overtaken by his teammate who was nearly 20th at one stage, but he's keeping it upright which is half the battle.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on June 23, 2021, 06:22:40 PM
Anyone think that Jack is a chance ?
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on June 24, 2021, 11:25:40 AM
Anyone think that Jack is a chance ?
I think after the craziness of 2020 it would be hard to rule out anyone in the current top five (Quatararo, Zarco, Miller, Bagnaia, Mir). Oliveira is on a hot streak at the moment too. Quartararo has found some consistency this season though so I think he will be hard to stop. Without the arm pump issue at Jerez he would be nearly 50 points up right now.

Hopefully the win sees Marquez back in form. If he rides like he did in 2019 he could still win the title yet!
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on June 28, 2021, 08:46:08 AM
Anyone think that Jack is a chance ?
I think after the craziness of 2020 it would be hard to rule out anyone in the current top five (Quatararo, Zarco, Miller, Bagnaia, Mir). Oliveira is on a hot streak at the moment too. Quartararo has found some consistency this season though so I think he will be hard to stop. Without the arm pump issue at Jerez he would be nearly 50 points up right now.

Hopefully the win sees Marquez back in form. If he rides like he did in 2019 he could still win the title yet!

I’m calling it….Jack has no chance
Not sure what it is about him, but he seems to be missing something
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on June 28, 2021, 08:54:36 AM
At least we have Remy killing it in Moto2! Another solid podium, Fernandez was in a league of his own so still a great result.

It's painful watching Rossi at the moment :(.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Trickyonne on June 28, 2021, 09:27:58 AM
At least we have Remy killing it in Moto2! Another solid podium, Fernandez was in a league of his own so still a great result.

It's painful watching Rossi at the moment :(.

Yep give Remmy a season or 2 on the big bikes and he will be a podium getter I believe

Rossi….sad end to a great career….mind you, the squillions he is probably making in merchandise alone I’d be happy with :)
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Ospif1 on June 28, 2021, 07:33:15 PM
Vinales to Aprilia is an exciting one for me.  He is very inconsistent, but when he's quick he's as good as anyone out there and it will be nice to see what the Aprilia can do in the hands of a top tier rider.  I have no doubts it has podium potential.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: meha on June 29, 2021, 11:27:12 AM
Yes saw that yesterday. the move is intriguing. Aprilia will be effectively a brand new team having decided to split from Gresini who are going with the Ducati's. I have to wonder if there will be a few teething issues for a while to start with.   
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: meha on August 06, 2021, 09:21:54 AM
It is now official, Rossi has announced that he is hanging up the helmet at the end of the year.

Arguably one of the greatest riders ever on two wheels. Regardless of your opinion of him, he will be missed.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: skaifeman on August 06, 2021, 10:01:58 AM
The longevity of the guy still amazes me in what is a gladiatorial sport.
You'd have to argue pretty hard to say he isn't the greatest.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on August 06, 2021, 09:11:08 PM
I only started watching MotoGP in 2011 so unfortunately never watched Rossi race in his absolute prime. I can appreciate his legend though based on the few older races I have watched and how the motorcycle community reveres him.

The biggest disappointment for me personally is that I had planned to go to Italy last year and see the MotoGP at Mugello. Covid put paid to that, obviously; watching Rossi race at home would have been an amazing experience! :(
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on August 13, 2021, 04:34:56 PM
Big news ahead of this weekend:L Vinales has been suspended by Yamaha for purposely operating the bike in a dangerous manner during last weekend's race.
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/08/12/yamaha-suspends-vinales-over-dangerous-operation-of-motogp-bike/

Some photographers and fans at the circuit have said that he was banging off the limiter in 5th gear for three laps or so, on top of the limiter bashing coming into the pit lane.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: CP on August 14, 2021, 08:17:11 AM
If that's not a big **** you to Yamaha, then I don't know what is?

God it's painful watching Jack at times. He shows glimmers of hope by winning and scoring podiums, then throws it in the sand on his own accord. He's pretty much cemented himself as the Aussie Cal, because Critchlow did the same thing.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Bloopy on August 16, 2021, 01:55:20 PM
Big news ahead of this weekend:L Vinales has been suspended by Yamaha for purposely operating the bike in a dangerous manner during last weekend's race.
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/08/12/yamaha-suspends-vinales-over-dangerous-operation-of-motogp-bike/

Some photographers and fans at the circuit have said that he was banging off the limiter in 5th gear for three laps or so, on top of the limiter bashing coming into the pit lane.

Suddenly it's hilarious that his name is Maverick. A case of nominative determinism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_determinism).
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on August 16, 2021, 03:29:41 PM
How good was that race! Even before the rain came, the battle for the lead was great. How the riders who stayed on slicks kept the bikes upright is insane.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on October 08, 2021, 09:59:42 AM
Three races to go and it looks like Quartararo will get it done. With a 52-point lead over Bagnaia, he needs to score only 24 points in the remaining three races to be champion, even if Bagnaia wins all three. His worst three-race run so far this year has been 44 points, and Bagnaia has won only two races in total, so the title seems quite safe. If he beats Bagnaia at Misano in a couple of weeks, he will be champion regardless. Third-placed Mir is 27 points behind Bagnaia so is still able to take the runner-up spot, but it would seem unlikely given recent form.

Miller is up to fourth following Zarco's crash in Texas, 26 points behind Mir. It would be Jack's best season result but it is still a bit disappointing given where his teammate is. Marquez is knocking on the door of the top five with his recent resurgence; that would be a great comeback after missing the first two races in Qatar and then retiring from three of the next five. Binder is also well placed in sixth in just his second season, and also being the top KTM.

The Moto2 battle has tightened up, with Gardner's comfortable points lead being wiped out by a crash in Texas and a hat-trick of victories for his teammate Fernandez. The gap was 44 points after Silverstone; it is now just nine. Acosta looks sets to become a rookie champion in Moto3, 30 points up on Foggia with three remaining, but Foggia is in rampant form at the moment, sitting on five consecutive podiums.
Title: Re: MotoGP 2021
Post by: Kytabu on November 09, 2021, 10:27:20 AM
With one race remaining both the MotoGP and Moto3 titles are now decided. Quartararo beccame the first French rider to win the premier class title after Bagnaia crashed out of the lead at Misano last round, while Acosta wrapped up the Moto3 title in his rookie season after Foggia was wiped out on the final lap in Portugal. The top three is actually all set in GP, with Quartararo, Bagnaia and Mir being locked into their positions. Miller leads the fight for fourth place, two points clear of Zarco and 23 clear of Marquez and Binder.

Moto2 is still up for grabs, but it would take a disaster for Gardner to lose the title. He is 23 points clear of his teammate Fernandez, so a 13th place finish at the final round would be enough. It would be Australia's first motorcycle Grand Prix title since Stoner won the top class in 2011. I was trying to think of the last time an Australian won any sort of world championship under the FIA or FIM; would it be Webber in WEC in 2015?