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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless View Post
    Damn Damn good Idea!!

    Here you go boys get stuck in
    (if you can find a link)

    Fan Survey

    https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2022/...BC5u5h_2u0yQ5w

    https://www.motogp.com/en/video_upda...-motogp/425194
    Survey done
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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Just watched the Mugello race ! #20 Fabio Q and the Yam brilliant....

    Sad for me to see the lack of crowds, down about 50 % !! Haven't been for 4 years and can't ever see me going again.... But they were wonderful years and I spent a shed load of money doing it...
    Lots of memories...
    Catalunya next Sunday for me on Ch 3.
    Still backing #20 for a second Title .
    Ezpeleta warns that Italy will hold two GP's only if they attract crowds.
    The deserted hills of Mugello left an indelible mark on the Italian Grand Prix, the first without the horde of fans accustomed to cheering on Valentino Rossi. MotoGP promoter Carmelo Ezpeleta has not been indifferent and sent a warning to the organizers of the Italian Grand Prix.
    Ezpeleta warns that Italy will host two GP's only if they attract crowds.
    Carmelo Ezpeleta has said Italy's presence on the calendar will be evaluated after the Misano round in September, as last month's race at Mugello did not have the usual success. Italy is one of only two countries to host more than one Grand Prix in what has become a particularly tight calendar, and the promoter wants this to be justified by a strong audience turnout, or it risks opening the championship at new nations.
    "This year we haven’t had any failures, apart from Mugello, which was the only one." Others are not failures. Well Mugello and Portimão The others were perfect," he told Motorcycling. He is the boss of Dorna, who has been promoting MotoGP for 30 years. "If you look at it, Qatar was the same [public] as ever; Indonesia was full, everybody who wanted to come was there; Argentina was full; in the United States there were more people than last time."
    “It didn’t go well in Portimão”, he continued. "It was a promotion issue. They also said that [the Grand Prix] was too close to Jerez, and maybe it was. If there are mistakes, we need to recognize them and correct them for the following year. Jerez did just fine. [...]. ] Because taxes have been reduced to 70%, that is about 7,000 people fewer, and this is really the difference between Jerez 2019 and Jerez 2022. [...]. ]Then we went to France, and it was a total success. When there wasn’t Quartararo or Zarco, [this Grand Prix] was already a success, not as much as it is now, but it was a success. It was a good promotion.
    After the record-setting French Grand Prix, with 225,000 spectators on the entire weekend and 110,003 on Sunday, the move to Italy has been a cold shower. Only 43,661 spectators showed up on race day, out of a total of 74,078 over the three days. According to the promoter, the coincidence of the date with the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, a much-awaited stop, especially from fans eager to cheer on a title-fight Ferrari, can partly explain the poor public interest for The motorcycle event in Tuscany.
    "Mugello was bad," he admitted. For various reasons, some of which are them and some are ours. The Formula One calendar has changed and [Italian Grand Prix] has coincided with Monaco, and in Italy everything Ferrari is important. This is a mistake. Secondly, I feel that promotion work was poor. We've already talked about this.
    I think there is a solution, and we have to work on our part to find a date that doesn't coincide with Formula 1". But there's no reason why the championship should come to Italy with Aprilia and Ducati leading and Italians winning, and less people. This just don't make no sense.
    We are getting a lot of requests to host the Grand Prix," the Spanish official warned. Even if there is talk of doing two Grand Prixs in Italy [in the future], if they are not successful we won’t do two. We make two in Italy because both have been successful, influencing the presence of many Italian teams in the paddock..... But there has to be an audience. I’m not going to alternate a Spanish Grand Prix, which always or almost fills up, to an Italian Grand Prix that doesn’t.” And he added a warning: "If I could do 26 Grand Prixs, I would have countries to organize them.
    An irreplaceable hero?
    The other reason everyone is thinking, of course, is Valentino Rossi's absence. This first Grand Prix played on Italian soil since #46's retirement has undeniably felt this change, lived as a deep upset by fans after two decades of following the Tavullia star. Other Italians are winning, both drivers and teams, but is it possible to find a profile that is equally capable of generating passion?
    "We'll see in Misano," said Carmelo Ezpeleta when asked if Valentino Rossi's absence was a factor, "because there's been little promotion at Mugello." We carried #46 Saturday and the people who showed up showed up. Honestly, I think people have moved on"
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    Hmmm... Anyone else starting to question who Ducati are putting their faith in?

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    Wow A Simply stunning ride.
    Some might call it boring but the skill and dominance must be respected.

    Great to see our Jack there
    Pecco blew it.
    Looks like MV might be coming on now. Sad end for him.
    Aleix or The Aprilia isn't quite there.
    Great scraps we didnt get to see much of further down the field.

    Good race they looked really stuffed at the end.
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    Sachsenring: New 2022 MotoGP World Championship standings


    You'd never go hungry with Nigella Gaz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless View Post

    Good race they looked really stuffed at the end.
    Apparently the aero pushes all the heat up into the riders.. that probably doesnt help
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    Tyres again
    This explains a lot for Aleix

    [The same thing] happened to more than seven riders on Friday. Also to Mir in qualifying.

    https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/10...ll-sudden-boom

    I also like his honesty top bloke imho
    The mistake on the brakes is my fault [not the front tyre] because I had this [tyre] problem from the grid and I did that corner 28 times before making the mistake,” Espargaro said.

    Secondly
    Two riders had to pull in because of ride height malfunction Marquez and Maverick.

    Ban the bloody ride height and the wings you will never see these on a road bike (what I put in my MotoGP survey)
    They are cooking the tyres sucking the rider variation out therefore passing and fucking up the sport.
    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!!

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    Look, I'll put a word in and get those ride height devices banned ok?

    The aero is a bit more complex I suspect. .maybe if they regulated it could only be 80mm from main fairing there would be enough anti wheelie to make them rideable but much less of an issue. As I type this my head is already devising how to bend those words for internal ducting. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    I do find the irony in the fact that they dumbed the electronics down to cut costs, so the engineers found another area to spend even more money than they ever did on their own electronics.
    There is an interesting field of study called the unintended consequences of management decisions. That could be an example.

    Another could be when Honda were introducing their dual clutch systems in road bikes. Dual clutches were promptly banned in Moto GP to avoid unnecessary expense. So the Honda engineers came up with their vastly more expensive seamless gear boxes. These were so successful that now presumably everybody has to have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulletman View Post

    I dunno, but it seems like a good move.. just because his brother can wrangle the honda doesnt mean Alex can.. he is capable of podiums...
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    https://youtu.be/dPkCDenpoGw

    Wayne on the YZR500 at Goodwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    https://youtu.be/dPkCDenpoGw

    Wayne on the YZR500 at Goodwood.

    wow, thats magic
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    https://youtu.be/dPkCDenpoGw

    Wayne on the YZR500 at Goodwood.
    And who's his wingman...Kenny Roberts !

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