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I wouldn't say hate, but it's the whining he does all the time about literally everything before most of the time he's in a good position, chucking the thing down the track.

 

Same with Sam Lowes, he's cost himself at least one Moto2 championship by over-riding and throwing the bike away.  If he was world class he'd have learnt sometime in the last decade not to do that.

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I see the British Eurosport guys are getting their knickers in a twist because Bautista has won the first 6 races. Amazing how they didn't seem half as bothered when Rea was romping away year after year. In fact they were quite excited as he homed in on Fogarty's record.

 

This time last year Rea won 5 on the trot and I don't recall them being quite so annoyed that one guy was running away with it. They mentioned that there is the ability for WSBK officials to make any team slow down a bike if it is far more competitive than the others. I don't ever remember hearing them talk about this when Rea was winning. All rather annoying really, as Bautista is clearly winning based on talent, as the other Ducati riders are nowhere near him.

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Exactly. Bautista is over the hills and far away, only him, its not all Ducatis upfront. It gives Rea and Kawasaki a taste of their own medicine I suppose. Is the title over already?

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And in fact the guy who has been the biggest challenge to Rea the last few years on a Ducati is nowhere, so if anything you'd have to conclude the bike has got worse.

 

Really they just have to accept WSBK is a home for has-beens and never was and someone who is only slightly those things has turned up.  Most of the MotoGP field could do much the same.

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It is very, very rare that I genuinely have a jaw drop moment. I'm a very cynical bastard.

 

So can I just say

 

Alex Fucking Rins!

 

"He's not going round the outside again....oh he is.... Oh THAT'S the plan..... FUCKING HELL!"

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Anyone watch the Thai GP? I only get to watch (recorded) highlights on Quest but that battle between Quatoraro and Marquez was phenomenal, you always got the sense that Marquez was biding his time but Fabio very very nearly got his first win.

 

I know Marquez isn't as liked as certain other riders, but he's matured quite a bit this season and is so, so clever

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Marquez is a funny one. Exceptional talent, that of a super human, seems a lovely guy, beautiful smile, but i never want him to win. I don't suppose he is too bothered though.

 

What a shame MM wasn't at his peak when Stoner was around, would of made for some of the best racing ever seen (i imagine).

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Marquez is the nost insane GP rider i can recall ever seeing. His race craft has really matured, as mentioned above, and hes still only 25ish! The last 3 or 4 races have been amazing to watch, heroic back and forth battles to the literally the last yard in some cases. I can live with the championship being a runaway as long as the races are this competitive. 

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Fabio will win a Marquez battle very soon but he could really do with them not giving him the contents of the Yamaha parts bin and a detuned engine first.

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Watched this today (the music is fucking awful btw)

 


https://watch.amazon.co.uk/detail?gti=amzn1.dv.gti.aeb61382-bcd2-50cd-f829-3ae5531b73e5&ref_=atv_dp_share_mv&r=web

 

This was the season I started to idolise Kevin Schwantz (I was 4/5 in 89) but I didn't know much about racing then, it's great going back and seeing how crazy some of the racing was though, especially Suzuka and it. Amazingly I think every race Schwantz finished he was either first or second but as he kept binning it (he never ever did things by halves) he only finished about half the races that season :lol:

 

nice seeing a bit of Rocket Ron too, especially as I spent quite a bit of time in the paddock with him, James Haydon, Scott Smart (among others) in the BSB support races in the early to mid 90s

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Lorenzo's retiring at the end of the season, even though he lost this race this is what he'll be remembered for

 

 

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He should never have left Ducati, was just getting exciting on the GP17, and challenging. This season on the Honda has been a disaster, and i guess made him evaluate himself.

 

Quite a Marmite character; i was slowly warming to him as a Ducati rider and forgave him for all the arrogance in the past. Hell of a rider in his prime though, so smooth.

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He did seem to have an inordinate amount of big crashes considering how he was always praised for his smooth riding style, but then he always seemed to have a very aggressive amount of lean in the corners.

 

Motorcycle world champions have always had divisive personalities that lead to very very loyal fan bases, though Lorenzo's seemingly began to drop off once Marquez arrived in the top category.

 

I wonder if Honda will promote Alex to partner his brother?

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Never a fan. but sad to seem him leave on such a low. Have to admit to being impressed with how consistent he could be putting in lap times though.

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He was one of those riders who had all the talent and skill you could ever want. However his mental game was very fragile and he was verging in paranoid at times. He was similar to Biaggi in some ways in that bith were amazing World Champions but are better known for their meltdowns. I hope he finds peace whereer he ends up cos he seems like a good guy who doesnt help himself by being a tit now and then.

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Lad at work reckons Lorenzos retirement is just to get out of his contract and after hes sat out for a year he can resign for someone else. Wonder if theres any truth in that. Hes only 32, that seems way too young to be retiring.

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