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by Cold Gin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked
Replies: 36
Views: 10526

Re: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked

More or equivalent power, and drastically less downforce created by the wings on top of the car. However they get there, I don't really care. That needs to be achieved, and it shouldn't be difficult. Cars look cool. I don't dislike the larger wheels based on these photos. The halo looks substantiall...
by Cold Gin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Marquez and Rossi having a bit of fun,I'd guess.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/90479 ... -handshake
by Cold Gin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Simeon to ride Rabat's bike, Ponsson drafted in to ride Simeon's bike.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/90476 ... tia-ducati

Let's hope they race this weekend. Still experiencing a bad hangover from Sliverstone!!! :x
by Cold Gin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

True, Zazu, but the track was far better. Not sure how it is possible, but the recent resurfacing has made the drainage infintiely worse, the bumps were worse, and the conditions deplorable. Much as I wanted them to race, and as shocking as it was that they didn't, I don't think anyone can argue tha...
by Cold Gin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

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

Love these race write-ups from this website.
by Cold Gin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

I was incorrect, Vinales is contracted through 2020. No wonder he's so downtrodden, this year is blown, and he wants significant improvement for next year, obviously. Hope Yamaha gets him and Rossi engine improvements.
by Cold Gin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52278

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

It's a damn shame this happened. It really annoys me of the state of F1, with three teams competing, and then there is everyone else. McLaren in particular.
by Cold Gin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Great racing! What a fabulous finish and fight amongst Dovi, JL, and MM. I have a lot more thoughts to expound upon later, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed that one yesterday, as a racing fan first, and Ducati fan second. Gutted for Cal, Rossi pulled out an outstanding move on him on the last...
by Cold Gin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Great ride from Lorenzo! He finally understands that you don't win by running away from the field on the Ducati. You have to allow the tires to slowly come into their window and not push until about half way through the race. Honestly, I think Ducati have had the best bike three years running now. ...
by Cold Gin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Great racing! What a fabulous finish and fight amongst Dovi, JL, and MM. I have a lot more thoughts to expound upon later, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed that one yesterday, as a racing fan first, and Ducati fan second. Gutted for Cal, Rossi pulled out an outstanding move on him on the last...
by Cold Gin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Great racing! What a fabulous finish and fight amongst Dovi, JL, and MM. I have a lot more thoughts to expound upon later, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed that one yesterday, as a racing fan first, and Ducati fan second. Gutted for Cal, Rossi pulled out an outstanding move on him on the last ...
by Cold Gin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Official: Dani Pedrosa calls time on his MotoGP career.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/90093 ... nt-updated
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Assen preview. To the Cathedral!

http://www.mcnews.com.au/2018-motogp-assen-pre1/
by Cold Gin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Ricard Circuit - Excited or not?
Replies: 47
Views: 10072

Re: Paul Ricard Circuit - Excited or not?

I've no issue with the layout, but the blue lines + looking like it's in a gigantic parking lot is terrible. It's amazing how aesthetically pleasing gravel and grass is compared to tarmac, something I didn't pay much attention to when I first started watching the sport. I understand the safety issue...
by Cold Gin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Good article from Matt Oxley below. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/motogp/why-lorenzo-winning Why Lorenzo is winning by Mat Oxley on 19th June 2018 The vital importance of straight-line braking in MotoGP’s Michelin era explained and the big question: can Lorenzo win the title for Ducati?...
by Cold Gin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Yes, Fiki. Essentially a spacer placed on the edge of the tank that supported his position on the bike with less stress to his arms and his core muscles, which was making him tired very fast on the previous iteration. As an aside, just looking at Lorenzo compared to his Yamaha days, he looks like he...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/136368/lorenzo-approach-EUR~doesnt-work-at-ducati Not even a month ago. Funny, that a piece of plastic was all that was needed for Lorenzo's "Approach" to work. Lorenzo was right to leave, although personally I would have loved it if he would have stayed. Dovi b...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

I was out of town last week on vacation and didn't get to see this race until last night. And i purposely didn't watch the news/get online because I didn't want to know, and luckily didn't, until I watched the race back at home (I was on a beach). Yes, Ducati have an omelette the size of Florence al...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

True that, take it from a guy who used to race on 2 stroke motocross bikes :] ---TOTALLY different beast.

I actually loved watching the 2-stroke 125's. They seemed much more dynamic than 250 four-strokes now.
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Current MotoGP bikes are probably already too fast, any increase in displacement and they'd have over 300bhp and probably go 240mph if you had enough of a straight. They continually are able to squeeze more power out of the engines each year, it's alarming. If they didn't have the electronics they d...
by Cold Gin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 46078

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

This is historically a very exciting race.

What a snoozefest.
by Cold Gin
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Think everyones getting a bit carried away with Jorge/Honda being unbelievable. Pedrosa was on the podium in 1/2 of the races last year and managed 2 wins. I like Petrucci but don't see him as a title contender at all. Think KTM have missed a trick with not getting Pedrosa. By almost all accounts i...
by Cold Gin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Confirmed--Andrea Iannone to Aprilia, two year deal through 2020. This very likely leaves Scott Redding without a ride for next year.



https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89776 ... witch-2019
by Cold Gin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Nope, not forgetting it at all. I just wonder how blatant will they be about it, and if they will punish Lorenzo if he refuses to make way. If he truly has found the fix to his issues with the newly configured fuel tank, he might be challenging regularly, which will put him and Dovi together often o...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Yep, Shoot, that’s the likely team.
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Sandman---Yes sir, Vinales and Rossi both extended to 2020 earlier this year. KTM has Zarco and Espargaro next year, and now the next big name is Iannone, who I read in the flurry of all of this other news, is going to be replacing Scott Redding at Aprilia. Suzuki has Rins signed for this year and t...
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

OFFICIAL-PETRUCCI INKS DEAL WITH FACTORY DUCATI TEAM,
REPLACING LORENZO.

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/ ... m-1044320/
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

OFFICIAL—LORENZO TO HONDA!!!!
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Lorenzo to partner Márquez at HRC????

https://www.crash.net/motogp/contentm/8 ... osa-yamaha

Can’t see it happening, but wow is it intriguing.
by Cold Gin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Official: Pedrosa and HRC finally going separate ways:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89762 ... psol-honda
by Cold Gin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

You are correct, Shoot999. I didn’t see the interview before, but this has to confirm it.
https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89759 ... exit-looms
by Cold Gin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Very unfortunate, which is why I viewed this as bittersweet. From the way I’m reading the press reports and comments, they are going to promote Petrucci. If they truly have fixed Lorenzo’s issues with the new tank and he regularly podiums and challenges for wins, Ducati is going to look immensely st...
by Cold Gin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Bittersweet.
by Cold Gin
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Oh my God I hope he is OK. Reported to be conscious. That was at the end of the fastest straight, bikes are clocking 350K+ at the braking point. Iannone is killing it; FP2 Results: "Home star Iannone completes a perfect sweep of Friday practice at the Italian MotoGP. Pirro taken to the Medical Centr...
by Cold Gin
Thu May 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Almost as if this Lorenzo to a Satellite Yamaha business is a done deal. Seems like there are lots of details to work out, but if Marc VDS can pick up the Yamahas where Tech 3 left off, it seems as if everyone would benefit. Unless of course the Yamaha has changed that much since Lorenzo last rode i...
by Cold Gin
Thu May 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Iannone will not continue with Suzuki next year. Aprilia perhaps? This would push out Redding.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89717 ... ave-suzuki
by Cold Gin
Sat May 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Lorenzo on a satellite Yamaha next year?

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/ ... 41734/amp/
by Cold Gin
Fri May 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134164

Re: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread

Pretty obvious the writing is on the wall.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89681 ... work-jorge