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Old 03-05-2018, 02:13 AM   #21
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:46 AM   #22
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Anyone see this, this morning?

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The pretty much admired this yesterday. The question is will Zarco go with them? I doubt it but where else would he get a ride?
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LOL see my post #7 yesterday.

Anyway, not too sure if Zarco will be happy. But he can't go to Yamaha factory since GOAT decided he will continue to race.
At least this year I think Zarco will be the black stallion. He's gonna smoke the factory team.
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“At least this year I think Zarco will be the black stallion. He's gonna smoke the factory team.”
WRONG !!!!!!
Zarco will get his handed to him by Rossi and Viñales. Zarco was fast only for one or two laps at the Qatar preseason test just concluded. Over a simulated race, (12 to 24 laps) Zarco was a full second slower than the factory team per lap. Zarco bolts off the starting line, shoots his load and wilts like molten chocolate. The only reason he was competitive with the factory Yamahas last year was because the 2017 M1 had MAJOR PROBLEMS. In 2018, he will get reeled in and stuffed to a midpack finish. Zarco is a sophomore rookie with a big head. He has lots to learn riding with the big boys. Zarco is not another Márquez, not even his shadow.

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Old 03-18-2018, 02:27 PM   #26
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Excellent season opener at Qatar !! Dovizioso and Márquez down to the wire again with a very competitive Rossi completing the podium as top Yamaha rider. In the first half (11 laps) of the race, the top 10 riders were running very similar lap times and all had a chance for glory. The one shot wonder arrogant Frenchman, Zarco, started on pole position and wilted like a feeble old man in the last third of the race ending in 8th. Crutchlow took the honor of top independent rider. As you can tell, I am not a fan of the back-flipping Zarco, and I was cheering as he lost position after position near the end (even Viñales passed him to make the factory Yamaha team sweep his lame ) just as I was cheering the success of Dovi, Márquez and Rossi !!!

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That was a good race to watch.

Gutted when Rins fell. Good to see him running so far up. Also good result for Crutchlow.

I like Zarco, I think he spent most of his tire and had to fall back near the end. He's putting on a good show to prove that on factory machinery he could accomplish more.
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Great race! Bummer for Zarco. I do admire his persistence to keep pushing though. Don’t know what went wrong with JLo but doesn’t look like he’ll ever come to grips with the Duc
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I miss Dillon. Is Simon going to be in the pits all season?


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Thanks to bad weather, it's unusual front row line up @ Argentina's motogp this weekend. The beer guy switched to slick and made pole position. Top riders are on back rows.
Will it rain tomorrow @ newcombs?
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The Jackass has nothing to lose. He can gamble on glory or gravel. Márquez who was untouchable in the earlier dry practice sessions showed us his maturity by pulling in after one lap on slicks and switching to his 2nd bike on wets in Q2. Too much risk for someone looking to win his 7th World Championship. Guys like Jackass and Zarco can risk a lot more because they are not Championship contenders; they are second tier riders on the MotoGP grid.
Second tier riders don’t stay on pace for race distance (25 laps). They fade out during the last third of the race (the important part).
Argentina GP 🇦🇷 will be a little like the 2nd race of a WSBK weekend with the weaker riders starting up front and the stronger ones having to fight harder for positions by starting in the middle to back of the grid. Should be a riveting race 😃.

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The Jackass has nothing to lose. He can gamble on glory or gravel. Márquez who was untouchable in the earlier dry practice sessions showed us his maturity by pulling in after one lap on slicks and switching to his 2nd bike on wets in Q2. Too much risk for someone looking to win his 7th World Championship. Guys like Jackass and Zarco can risk a lot more because they are not Championship contenders; they are second tier riders on the MotoGP grid.
Second tier riders don’t stay on pace for race distance (25 laps). They fade out during the last third of the race (the important part).
Argentina GP 🇦🇷 will be a little like the 2nd race of a WSBK weekend with the weaker riders starting up front and the stronger ones having to fight harder for positions by starting in the middle to back of the grid. Should be a riveting race 😃.
Good call. Can't wait to watch!
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Ha!!! I told you the rookies gonna have their day!! Nice race except for Marquez lowly riding style
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Márquez is an animal !!!
He did what he had to do (sorry Rossi). Márquez has the momentum and will be hard to beat this season. He lost points on Dovi only because of two pit lane ride through penalties and 30 seconds added to his final time.
Crutchlow beat all the rookies. The 2018 Honda seems to be really dialed in.

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Márquez is an animal !!!
He did what he had to do (sorry Rossi). Márquez has the momentum and will be hard to beat this season. He lost points on Dovi only because of two pit lane ride through penalties and 30 seconds added to his final time.
Crutchlow beat all the rookies. The 2018 Honda seems to be really dialed in.
Even though I’m a fan of MM, some of his moves today were a little too aggressive! He had the pace today to walk from everyone but as luck would have it, it wasn’t the way he would have liked it but he was trying to pass with the very narrowest of openings. Impressive to watch him do what he did but those few occasions he really didn’t have to do it the way he did at those moments.
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Just when thought MM was maturing a bit, Sunday happens. 😆
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Just when thought MM was maturing a bit, Sunday happens. 😆


Yep, rode like an with no consideration for the rules or safety of himself or others.
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While I enjoy the bumper car Photoshop job VR said if everybody was like MM it would be more like demolition derby.
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