2020 MotoGP championship

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by SlowGrayAudi, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. SlowGrayAudi

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    The season is underway!

    Marquez has a broken arm, Crutchlow is injured but racing.

    Quartararo is running away with it.

    Discuss
     
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  2. mastergracie

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    Last race was kind of fun. Are they going to have some extreme calendar changes like F1?
     
  3. SlowGrayAudi

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    3 races are tba
     
  4. Iamverylost

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    Finally Marquez may have competition in Quartararo. I do want to see Quartararo to win the championship. Just bored with Marc at this point just like F1, which I stopped watching in 2018.
     
  5. SlowGrayAudi

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    MotoGP is different though.

    The positions are based way more on skill than F1 will ever be.

    Its probably at least 70% rider skill.

    In F1 its like 85% car performance
     
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  6. TheHun99

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    I'm happy to see Rossi on the podium again for sure - almost the same age as myself and watched his rise from 125 to MotoGP over the years. Regarding Marquez I heard an interesting discussion in Midweek Motorsports about how he deals with not being the first, was quite good.
     
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  7. SlowGrayAudi

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    Me too, you almost have to love the doctor. His pace at that age on a bike is beyond impressive.

    Marquez is quite mature for his young age. He's an impressive human.

    Do you have a link?
     
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  9. Iamverylost

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    Yup fully agree with you that in MotoGP the rider makes the difference. But ngl it still gets boring to see Marc check out in races like last year. I would happily see Marc win the championship if all races he wins are like the 2018 Dutch GP which was honestly one of the best races of all time.
     
  10. SlowGrayAudi

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    Very true, im a big fan of Marquez, but i love tight races where at least 3 riders have a shot at it.
     
  11. Rossell2

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    Shout in this thread to the temperature at the last race. I think 40 degrees c in air and 60 odd on track.
     
  12. SlowGrayAudi

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    If was ridiculously hot in jerez. In a Leather suit on a hot bike. **** that noise
     
  13. NaketWookie

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    I'm still sad that Rins got injured on the First Raceweekend. i was really hoping for him to be up in the battle this season... and i really like the GSX-RR
     
  14. adamp93

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    Did you not watch Qatar, Mugello, Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, Misano, Thailand or Australia last year?
     
  15. Iamverylost

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    I agree that some of the races you mentioned were very good. I disagree with Silverstone, Misano and Thailand. Also Marc finished 1st or 2nd in every but 1 race last year and won 12 races. That is boring as hell. There was absolutely no championship fight. 2016 and 2017 were miles better. There wasn’t that much of a championship fight in 2016 but 8 different winners on the bounce is madness.
     
  16. adamp93

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    I suppose it depends how you define close racing. If you need a close championship fight to enjoy the sport that's understandable. A fully fit Marc isn't getting challenged for the title any time soon, of course, but in races he is and from loads of riders. For instance, last year each of the top 9 in the championship scored multiple podiums and now there are more riders capable of finishing there (Pecco, Morbidelli, Pol, Mir at least). Compare that to 10 or so years ago when every podium was a mix of Repsol Honda, Factory Yamaha and Casey Stoner fairly spread out with the rest normally miles back.

    To put it very simply, if a race is decided on the last lap I'm happy. That is happening more often than ever now.
     
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  17. SlowGrayAudi

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    I'm telling you now; we're looking here at the greatest MotoGP season since 2006. Everything is upside down this year.
     
  19. Carbonox

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    I'm actually having fun with this series again.

    Bull:censored: penalty for Zarco though, good thing he kept his position at least, but reeks of classic Spanish favoritism.
     
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  20. SlowGrayAudi

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    Zarco got ****ed. Happy for KTM, they deserved a win.

    Marquez is rubbing his hands seeing #20 off the podium.
     
  21. ShiftingGears

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    Zarcos penalty was total crap. He was entitled to go for that gap and could not have given Pol any more space if he tried. Not his fault that Pol didn't see him.
     
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    Zarco was close to that penalty lap white line. :bowdown:

    Great championship so far. :cheers:
     
  23. Tom

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    Sorry, this Spanish favouritism is nonsense. Dorna (the Spanish rights holders of MotoGP) have nothing to do with the rules of the racing, that's all decided through the FIM and - specifically - Freddie Spencer, who would've had the authority to administer the penalty. I don't agree with the judgement, but the suggestion that they're favouring Spanish riders is unfounded and false.
     
  24. ShiftingGears

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    Terrifying crash in motogp. Could've easily killed Vinales and Rossi.
     
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  25. HaydenFan69

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    Still shocked by how smooth that gravel is. Zarco’s bike didn’t seem like it was effected at all.

    Almost want to bet Honda is rethinking the signing of Pol Espargaro after that temper tantrum.
     
  26. SlowGrayAudi

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    I would have needed new leathers if i was Rossi, hes a lucky bastard
     
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    There’s a pic on Vinales Instagram of him holding his arm up like he was almost bracing for a hit.
     
  28. Vinylshark

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    Rossi's onboard shot is just scary. Ridiculous how fast Morbidelli's bike flies past.
     
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    Pol is way too much of a hot head. Second week in a row when he's got the red mist, made a mistake, then binned it when correcting it.
     
  30. SlowGrayAudi

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    It was a good race for sure.

    Good to see different people mixing it up at the front this year.

    Im glad the KTM is competitive. Pol does need to chill, hes fast but needs to reel it in.

    Is Marquez back next week?