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    Wow! Moto3, 2, GP, what a show!! But I'm biased eh. Nice of Steve and Matt to mention Jacks kiwi roots. Not sure we are attached to him, few would realise he has an NZ passport.

    Add Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to the list of Wow!

    #14 Big Mac Attack had another fantastic race in Jerez #2.
    Starting from 25th, Cormac Racing finished in 18th place! Several riders fell down for sure, but being bike racing, that means they suck!! LOL
    Another 0.5s off his best laptime and consistently fast across the race.
    Battling in the final group of 4 or 5 riders covered by 0.9s from 15th to 18th.
    Cormac was setting up a pass for 16th or 17th, but in the final corners one of the other riders decided to slam into the side of Big Mac, causing him to lose 0.5s or so, killing off that plan.
    But another race with fantastic improvements, a lot closer to the lead group and more consistency and another race finish, not in the gravel like several others.
    Dad Stacey says that when they tell people that he has been racing for only 2 years he says their eyes open wide and make faces like, WTF???
    Most, if not all, of the kids have been racing at this sort of level for their whole lives. And he is the 2nd youngest rider on the grid.
    Off to the UK on Monday for British Talent Cup testing (3 days), with Microlise Cresswell racing, and to catch up with Demon Damo and Super Shane-o.
    So, so far, so good. Every post is being a learning post and everyone in the Cup is aware of the kid in the kiwi helmet.
    Not only that, but the Crew Chief of one Pedro Acosta is also well aware of the kiwi kid and they had a good chat today also!!
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Ono Lennon.

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    I tell ya if they gave points for testing Maverick would be a multiple world champion by now.

    Looks like he was working on braking, 101 laps on the bike too that's mad. Butttt, I won't hold my breathe.

    https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/97...-comments-ajax

    Rossi finished the race with exactly the same time as last year which put him on the podium. This year only 17th. It's as Crafar says, he not getting any slower, the young guys are just getting faster n faster

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    Well that sure was a race... I'll take it any time an aussie, kiwi or SA gets on the podium in an event like that
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    Jeepers Jacks a character
    Maybe the bubbly he was supping had a little effect to.
    He's certainly different from the norm.
    Some interesting insights into his support group.
    Lucky no one excepted his CV for a construction job few week ago
    After race conference here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXfmemePdBk&t=5s
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    MM here, talking to Acosta - Interesting to see how he talks to him, encourages him, asks about his personal life and stuff.. in a totally non dick manner :P
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    Quartararo undergoes successful arm pump surgery
    The Frenchman has gone under the knife to rectify the problem that cost him victory in Jerez
    Tags MotoGP, 2021, Fabio Quartararo, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo has undergone successful arm pump surgery to rectify the problem that cost him victory in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. With 13 laps completed in Jerez, the Frenchman hit issues with his right arm and he proceeded to fall through the field from first to thirteenth, relinquishing his lead of the MotoGP™ World Championship in the process.


    Now, the 22-year-old has gone under the knife in order to solve the compartment syndrome issue ahead of his home round at Le Mans from the 14th to the 16th of May. It's the second time in two years he's had said operation, with the first operation coming in May of 2019 following his MotoGP™ debut.

    "The operation for the compartment syndrome went very well," said Quartararo following the operation. "I am still feeling a little sleepy from the anesthetic but I am fine. The doctor told me that everything went as expected. The severe pain that I felt during the race in Jerez prevented me from fighting for victory.

    "I'm really looking forward to being home and start working on the arm this week so that I can be 100% fit in Le Mans. I am feeling very positive about my recovery. I’m mentally strong and can’t wait to get back on board my M1 as soon as possible."
    On a Motorcycle you're penetrating distance, right along with the machine!! In a car you're just a spectator, the windshields like a TV!!

    'Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out! Shouting, ' Holy sh!t... What a Ride!! '

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    Just watched the "What happens during qualifying" clip on MotoGP.com.
    Following GASGAS Aspar team at Jerez.
    Seems to me that they have no plan in place, whatsoever. That they just wing it completely.
    Even down to leaving the box in the final minutes. Leaving it down to luck and the rider to make calls all on his own, even though he is a rookie.
    Seems rather crazy to me.
    Event the post-session discussions are all ad-hoc with no structure.
    Goes to show, even at world champs level, they are just a bunch of blokes with bikes going racing.
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Ono Lennon.

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    Yes, but it is a more serious when you get into Moto2 and the Main Game though, huh ?

    Always enjoyed breakfast in the red bull tent with the young fellas on the first day of a GP weekend.
    ( who all looked about 12 yrs old !).

    You'd never go hungry with Nigella Gaz.
    If it weren't for flashbacks...I'd have no memory at all..

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