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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Qatar
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Back to the racing but weather played a role. It was wet at the start and the guessing began. Will it stay wet, get wetter or dry. Marquez started on a soft wet rear which he quickly used up as the track dried. He came in on lap 2 for his dry bike. Everyone else stayed out longer and that was pretty much the race. Marquez rolled out to a 20 second lead, Pedrosa is second, Vinales worked up to third and Rossi passed Crutchlow on the last lap for fourth. Not exactly a barn burner but the points are still close with 7 rounds to go.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Start on the pole, dead last on lap 3 and a 20 second lead by lap 6. Only on a rainy day.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:58 am 
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That was either good strategy or having to best weather forecast. Hindsight is 20 20. Had Rossi come in on lap 3, he would probably have won by 10 seconds.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:55 am 
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It was a good race. Dovizioso won, had a hard battle with Marquez. Pedrosa was third. Yamaha seem to be fading, got 5, 6 and Rossi in 7th. Looks like Honda have the electronics figured out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Marquez was constantly on the edge. That last corner move was a wee bit over the top. I loved Dovi's WTF? hand wave.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:34 pm 
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What a season this has been! There wasn't as much passing at Silverstone but it was close to the end. Rossi led 17 laps but Dovizioso made a clean pass then Vinales got by too. Marquez bike blew up while he was in third and Dovizioso has a 9 point lead.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:46 pm 
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It would have been better for the championship had Rossi won. At one point the top 4 guys would have been within 12 points of each other.

Anyone watch the Moto3 race? What a dogfight that was. 4 laps from the end and the lead pack was 23 riders going 4-5 wide into corners.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Yea, those moto3 guys are warriors. Too bad they had to red flag it. The last lap would have been even more phenomenal.

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