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by Cold Gin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Marquez has been declared fit to race in Jerez this weekend, and is planning to ride on saturday to see if his arm can withstand the pressure and fatigue of racing, obviously with the idea to minimize points loss. This will truly be impressive if he can ride around the injury to place in the points....
by Cold Gin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

https://the-race.com/motogp/rossi-has-s ... in-motogp/

Looks like Rossi will be announcing a 2 year extension with Petronas at the opening race in Jerez.....
by Cold Gin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.

I really, REALLY hope that these jokers in F1 don't butcher the lovely gravel traps that this track has with tarmac run-off. Obviously they won't do it this year, but someone will start squawking about it if they keep coming back here. Mugello is one of the most majestic and beautiful tracks on the ...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Lorenzo back to Ducati rumors for '21 are not only gaining steam, they appear to be confirmed.... https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/939004/1/jorge-lorenzo-reveals-ducati-negotiations-2021-motogp-are-underway https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/07/06/motogp/chico-lorenzo-jorge-is-negotiating-with-ducati-he...
by Cold Gin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Dolomite it is, but it is has been foisted on the teams due to the weirdo situation we are in with the Coronavirus. I think their position is that C-19 didn't give them the ability to evaluate Marquez Jr. long-term, and the ability to sign Pol Espargaro, who by all accounts has been riding fantastic...
by Cold Gin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

by Cold Gin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Official: Danilo Petrucci to KTM Tech 3, and Miguel Oliveira promoted to the Factory KTM team. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/938567/1/official-petrucci-tech3-ktm-oliveira-replaces-espargaro#block-load-comments-ajax-load-comments-ajax Additionally, this obviously proves that Pol Espargaro's rumor...
by Cold Gin
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Little nuggets of info from Ducati's Paolo Ciabatti. Interesting info regarding several riders.....

https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/06/24/mot ... -year.html
by Cold Gin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Still not officially confirmed (despite the title in this article), but the rumors are heavy that Danilo Petrucci has signed with KTM for 2021.

https://the-race.com/motogp/petrucci-se ... -for-2021/
by Cold Gin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/93847 ... d-flyaways

DORNA hoping they flyaway races can happen at the tail end of the season....
by Cold Gin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

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by Cold Gin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3440

Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Yes my friends, the premier road-racing series has officially announced (as of four days ago, to be accurate) that the 2020 season will go ahead, albeit a strange, repetitive and shortened calendar (13 rounds). The following rounds are confirmed: Spain Jerez 19 Jul Andalucia Jerez 26 Jul Czech Rep B...
by Cold Gin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 16908

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

It is a beautiful track to look at, but I don't think it will be fun to watch the current cars race on, although with their super high downforce the sweep through Piratella and the Rivazza's will be at speeds never seen before. The spectacle of the current car on an old-school track would be fabulou...
by Cold Gin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 16908

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

It is a beautiful track to look at, but I don't think it will be fun to watch the current cars race on, although with their super high downforce the sweep through Piratella and the Rivazza's will be at speeds never seen before. The spectacle of the current car on an old-school track would be fabulou...
by Cold Gin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Yes, Rossi will have to be in satellite colors, although will have full factory support, so it'll be the same bike. With Jorge Lorenzo now confirmed to be Yamaha's test rider, I'm impressed with Yamaha's approach to next season and beyond. They have finally made the decision on Rossi, without really...
by Cold Gin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Vinales and Quartararo ink deals with Factory Yamaha squad; Vinales for twomore years, FQ for another two through 2022. Rossi has been told he will have a factory bike and support if he continues past 2020, so essentially everyone is happy. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/935612/1/quartararo-repla...
by Cold Gin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bob Varsha fighting cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 2989

Re: Bob Varsha fighting cancer

Saddening to hear. I really, really enjoyed his commentary when he was doing F1. Really sharp guy.
by Cold Gin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Finally official: Zarco pens one-year deal with Ducati, to race at Avintia next year with added support. Zarco eyes Factory Ducati team for 2021.....

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/93509 ... ti-updated
by Cold Gin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Shocking treatment from
Avintia in the release of Karel Abraham.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp ... interview/
by Cold Gin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Official: Karel Abraham has retired.

Zarco’s confirmation is imminent.
by Cold Gin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

I’ve read several reports on social media that Karel Abraham announced he will not be returning to MotoGP next year. Nothing official has yet been announced, but it looks imminent Zarco will be an announced as Tito Rabat’s teammate.
by Cold Gin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

While Alex Marquez is unlikely to challenge for the title next year, it's not necessarily a bad choice for Repsol Honda. I don't think Crutchlow was ever in the cards, everyone else is signed through the season with the exception of Zarco---and as much as I'd have liked to see him get that seat, he ...
by Cold Gin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Miller shot that one down almost immediately, and it seems unlikely, but so was Lorenzo back to Ducati in mid-season, so you never really know. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/934313/1/miller-dismisses-factory-ducati-rumours Also, based on this article, Johann Zarco has declined to race with for t...
by Cold Gin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Shoot999---It is now official. https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2019/11/18/alex-marquez-announced-at-repsol-honda-for-2020/319950 I don't know how I feel about this, but it will certainly be interesting. He's on a 1-year deal, too. That seat will get warm very quickly, I think, if he is not putting it...
by Cold Gin
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

While I agree Valencia is NOT a place I'd want Hamilton to be on a MotoGP bike, Abu Dhabi with it's absurdly long straight and close barriers all over is not a place a motorcycle race should ever be run, especially considering a modern MotoGP bike easily hits 215mph, maybe more, especially on that s...
by Cold Gin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Not sure Crutchlow shouldn't get the nod before Zarco, and Zarco could then go to LCR, if they rated him, which they might. He's been doing a good job on Takaa's bike, especially last week. There could be some other names out there. It's an exciting yet daunting opportunity at the same time. Getting...
by Cold Gin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Official: Jorge Lorenzo retires from MotoGP following Valencia Finale. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/933643/1/official-jorge-lorenzo-announces-motogp-retirement-updated I'm crushed as is one of my favorite riders, but it makes sense, and surely the nasty spate of crashes has probably created suc...
by Cold Gin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Vinales putting it in the gravel with a half a lap left to go in the Australin GP----I thought he was going to overtake Marquez and was rooting for him to do it, then that happened. Was bummed!

Great race, though.
by Cold Gin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Wow....just, wow.
by Cold Gin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Miami GP...again...2021
Replies: 49
Views: 11516

Re: Miami GP...again...2021

Difficult to have a flowing circuit using existing roads. If I am correct that is what they'll be using. If not, I agree with you, flowing circuits using natural landscape prevail. That being said, most if not all passing is done in braking zones, and these do have some hard braking zones here, whic...
by Cold Gin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp ... placement/

Zarco to stand in at LCR Honda for Takkagami for the 3 final races of the season, as he undergoes surgery on his shoulder.

Interesting!
by Cold Gin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

by Cold Gin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Dolomite I share in your consternation about the Marquez v. Lorenzo battle that hasn't been one at all. I am a fan of Lorenzo, and it's painful to watch him flounder on the Honda, although to be fair, this year has been difficult to judge him as he's been injured nearly the entire year. The spine in...
by Cold Gin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

It's been a fun season to watch for me, as I don't share the opinion that many people have, that the races are not exciting unless there are four people vying for victory on the last lap, at least in the GP class. If that is what these folks desire, Moto 3 delivers it nearly every race. That's not a...
by Cold Gin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Sandman----Marquez on a Ducati could be a lethal, absolutely lethal, combination. His style seems to fit the current Ducati's strength of acceleration and wickedly strong braking stability to a T. The Ducati doesn't turn the best, but it appears that the Honda doesn't either, so it may not be a larg...
by Cold Gin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... J8Pe-u-Cbg

Are track limits MotoGP's new tyranny?
by Cold Gin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Marc Marquez's ever increasing salary; a good problem to have? https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp/marc-marquez-salary-problem/?fbclid=IwAR2Atiui8-rquC05xNKWZktvcAmzYR1gZ97JZnL-EMkanZ8hrPGtijhHJ2g I would love to see Marquez on the Ducati or the KTM. They would appear to be the only manufacturer...
by Cold Gin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82749

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Johann put so much stress on himself.... https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/929583/1/ktm-johann-put-so-much-stress-himself I firmly believe that KTM will challenge one day. I think Mr. Beirer's comments were very respectful and dignified, and they didn't necessarily have to be. Interesting to see wha...