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    Possibility that the final rounds will be canned, I suppose.
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    Maybe Michelin should take a good hard look at themselves after 2020.

    I watched a bit of Prac 2 last night, forgot it was on this weekend.
    Only Prac 2 but all the Ducs well down . Go Yams !!!

    will they call a holt to this year, I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Maybe Michelin should take a good hard look at themselves after 2020.

    I watched a bit of Prac 2 last night, forgot it was on this weekend.
    Only Prac 2 but all the Ducs well down . Go Yams !!!

    will they call a holt to this year, I wonder.
    They're building tyres to work in a certain temp range. Its almost impossible to make a tyre soft enough to give the grip that isn't torn apart by the HP the modern bikes are putting out without that operating window I'd say.

    Makes for an interesting championship though

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Maybe Michelin should take a good hard look at themselves after 2020.
    I guess no one really likes that big a variable, the supercars guys didnt either.. but I reckon they'd be in the same boat with another manufacturer, having to learn how to manage the rubber etc..

    I like it myself, it adds a bit more intrigue to the race..
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    Quote Originally Posted by iYRe View Post
    I guess no one really likes that big a variable, the supercars guys didnt either.. but I reckon they'd be in the same boat with another manufacturer, having to learn how to manage the rubber etc..

    I like it myself, it adds a bit more intrigue to the race..
    The manufacturers can get caught out when the spec tyre changes. Yamaha took a long time to adapt to the Michelins IIRC. I guess as Michelin refines their specs each year the new hoops suit some teams better than others. Presumably the bikes are designed without knowing how they will react to the new tyres.

    One comment I saw on Twitter suggested that Ducati make four bikes for testing, and they are the bikes that will be raced that season. Honda (and Yamaha?) have test bikes, they then build new bikes for the season incorporating whatever showed up in testing. Maybe I'll ask Alex Briggs at the end of the season? He's worked for them all.
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    Bah.

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    I've been catching up on the first race at Aragon after watching Bathurst last weekend.

    Just wanted to check I hadn't watched the race in a parallel universe where Rins didn't crash while leading and A Marquez finished 2nd after out cornering every bike on the track.

    But then I saw who's on pole this weekend so it must be true.

    What a crazy season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I've been catching up on the first race at Aragon after watching Bathurst last weekend.

    Just wanted to check I hadn't watched the race in a parallel universe where Rins didn't crash while leading and A Marquez finished 2nd after out cornering every bike on the track.

    But then I saw who's on pole this weekend so it must be true.

    What a crazy season.

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    Has there been a season when every team has won a race? Might be a big ask for Aprilia without PI on the calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Has there been a season when every team has won a race? Might be a big ask for Aprilia without PI on the calendar.

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    Taka has been improving steadily every season he's been on that bike, great to see him crack the code finally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post

    Taka has been improving steadily every season he's been on that bike, great to see him crack the code finally.
    I'll be cheering him on for the win this evening

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    strayed into the TAB today - if zarco wins i wont need to work for a couple of weeks, if marquez wins i can afford to take tuesday morning off ...

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    Tell you what they are learning fast as
    If MM isnt 100% and Pol doesn't get his head around the Honda quick those boys might make em look bad LOL
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    i reckon we wont see MM ride in anger this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    i reckon we wont see MM ride in anger this season
    If I was him, I wouldnt.. cept maybe for the last race..
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