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TrueFan

May 03, 2015 12:26 PM

MotoGP » Moto2 Spain - Race Results


Congrats to Folgar, and a good close race. And also to Rabat for not getting taken out... What is it about Jerez? Alex Rins last corner lunge looked optimistic, but I felt for him going so close, crashing, picking up the pieces and making it down the last straight ony to see all the points positions already filled.

TrueFan

May 02, 2015 3:26 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Qualifying: As it happened


Just learned of Geoff Duke's passing. Crash ought to write an article remembering this great racer and multiple world champion, who dominated the first era of racing. He won his first race at the IOM in 1950 on a Norton, and won races riding Nortons and Gileras, accumulating 4 of the first 7 500cc motorcycle world championships. He won his last race in 1958, also on a Norton. It was the only race in 1958 and 1958 that was not won by MV Augusta and John Surtees. Fittingly, Geoff passed away at his home on the Isle of Man. RIP Geoff Duke, congratulations on a life well lived. I wish I'd seen him race. Codger? where are you?

TrueFan

May 04, 2015 4:57 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Quartararo ‘I tried to overtake like Rossi, Marquez’


anon7: I guess his ambition outweighed his talent, for now...
Well in fairness, despite the unfounded optimism of the attempt, Fabio managed to avoid taking anyone out...albeit only just...it was nowhere near as bad a brain snap as VR's move on Stoner that precipitated that put down, which is an Australian phrase. I know it upsets yellow fans, but it was what it was. Fabio is very young, and it's pretty obvious he is a remarkable talent. He'll learn from it, and we should see impressive things from him as he develops.

TrueFan

May 03, 2015 2:14 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Race Results


Perfect ride from Lorenzo, from the millisecond that the lights went out. That takes impeccably sustained focus... Impressive ride from Marquez under the circumstances, and Rossi looked like he was making a charge but it didn't quite last. Given the condition of his finger / hand, it was interesting to see how Marquez ignored it on the podium and joined Rossi in drenching Lorenzo...bot his hands were drenched in champagne....I hope he didn't split any stitches!

TrueFan

May 02, 2015 3:11 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Full Qualifying Results


Vale Geoff Duke, one of the original Motorcycle racing champions... 4 500cc world championships (equal fourth place on the all-time list), and 22 race victories (equal 11th). He rode in an era when each race calendar usually involved a large slab of new race circuits, and there were only a handful of races each year...Today's safe circuits are for pussies by comparison, as GPs were fought out often on road circuits, like the IOM. Of course, it is poignant to mark the passing of one of the greats, but at 92 years old, having survived the most dangerous era of GP racing, it should be marked with more celebration than sadness! Once again, vale Geoff Duke.

TrueFan

May 02, 2015 2:13 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Full Qualifying Results


People, I'm not sure that qualifying is a good predictor of race result unless the poleman also dominates all prior sessions... Anyway...back on topic, that was an amazing lap from Lorenzo. Interesting that he felt he'd already bagged a front row start, so on that lapped he basically put everything on the line (with little to lose), and nailed it. Props to Lorenzo. I hope it helps him recover to a more competitive position.


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