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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    The Yamaha bike is actually slower this year than the previous year where as the Honda isn't. They've fucked up the engine like Suzuki did a few years back, apparently easy to do on a L4 with crank/flywheel weight etc

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    Oh.. I thought I heard that FQ could actually run pretty fast lap times if there was no one else on the track, but the honda couldnt. I may have been mistaken though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iYRe View Post
    Oh.. I thought I heard that FQ could actually run pretty fast lap times if there was no one else on the track, but the honda couldnt. I may have been mistaken though.
    Not so much this year unfortunately. The bikes no longer sweet handling which is why even at the likes of Assen, Silverstone he wasn't up the front dicing with the homie. If I were fabio I'd be trying really hard to kick that Fernadez (who's been shit) off that Aprilia and getting on that bike for future years as he'd be unstoppable on it.

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    Found this from Mat Mladin,
    Why do you think Jack struggles more as grip goes away? I have my thoughts about why he is fading based on my experience as a racer. Could Jack change something in his style that may help? In other professional sports they have coaches that help to improve their games or help change their swings a little in say golf or tennis or their kicking, throwing or passing action in a plethora of ball sports. A good coach can see things the athlete might miss. Is this something that could help racers also? Jack becoming a dad! I bring this up because I've read and heard in a few places lately that maybe Jack has been preoccupied with baby thoughts, so to speak. Congrats to Jack and his Gal 🍼👨*🍼. My feelings on having kids whilst being a motorcycle racer at the top of your game in a dangerous sport like ours, differ from what I've been reading. To go back 20 years (plus 9 months &#129315 Janine and I found out we would become parents for the first time. I was at Daytona when I got the call and it was the best day of my life. When I found out I was going to be a dad, it had a profound impact on me in many ways and it definitely changed my thoughts and outlook on racing. I was 31 years old and became a much more rounded racer with the arrival of my daughter. The feeling I had inside me to want to work harder than ever to get the most out of whatever I did was very profound and at the forefront of my mind. I felt the responsibility of owing that to my daughter. I can usually come up with the right words but I'm finding this a bit hard to explain. It settled me down alot. I felt content. Maybe I had a better perspective on life.
    I'm pulling for Jack who along with a couple of other riders who don't pull any punches with their struggles. They don't blame anyone or anything. It's refreshing in this blame game culture, no matter the result. Jack calls a spade a spade and seems to remain positive which is great.
    Please keep the comments respectful. Any comments that are blatantly disrespectful simply because Jack isn't your fav rider or whatever, will be deleted. I can assure you Jack is doing the absolute best he can every time he throws a leg over that KTM. In this world of people hiding behind their computer and speaking disrespectfully is not on. I'll never promote it on my page. Ta. Mat
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    Yep, Jacks dirt track based ride style can work for him, and against.

    Here is a video of the new India circuit they are going to next.
    Do a virtual lap from 50 seconds into the video.


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    An onboard with Simon

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    Wow, that is very technical, just he way I like em - both as a racer and a spectator

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    This'll be interesting ,new circuit .

    We have a big weekend with WSB at Aragon as well....

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    MM 2nd after first practice! (expect to see him drop there after)
    Four makes in the top 4!
    Off to a very interesting race weekend me thinks

    1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 1'45.990s 23/26 346k
    2 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.139s 25/25 343k
    3 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.320s 25/25 344k
    4 Raul Fernandez SPA RNF Aprilia (RS-GP22) +0.381s 24/24 340k
    5 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP23) +0.488s 25/25 343k
    6 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP23) +0.586s 24/24 343k
    7 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.619s 21/23 343k
    8 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP23) +0.620s 21/24 351k
    9 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP22) +0.788s 21/23 338k
    10 Joan Mir SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.815s 22/24 341k
    11 Augusto Fernandez SPA Tech3 GASGAS (RC16)* +0.837s 26/26 340k
    12 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.976s 21/24 343k
    13 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP23) +0.984s 22/24 341k
    14 Alex Marquez SPA Gresini Ducati (GP22) +1.027s 26/26 344k
    15 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP23) +1.060s 22/24 343k
    16 Jack Miller AUS Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.381s 21/25 340k
    17 Miguel Oliveira POR RNF Aprilia (RS-GP22) +1.429s 21/23 341k
    18 Pol Espargaro SPA Tech3 GASGAS (RC16) +1.490s 13/21 346k
    19 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.524s 10/10 341k
    20 Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP23) +2.038s 20/23 340k
    21 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +2.115s 13/17 343k
    22 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) +2.755s 26/26 341k

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    nothing wrong with the top speed of MM Honda can still build a motor(and Mir for that matter)

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    not sure whether this has been tabled already, riders musgt pay tax in India, one wonders how far down the foodchain this is applicable for, staff etc?

    https://motorcyclesports.net/motogp-...qK7Au6kUeDfVKY

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    not sure whether this has been tabled already, riders musgt pay tax in India, one wonders how far down the foodchain this is applicable for, staff etc?

    https://motorcyclesports.net/motogp-...qK7Au6kUeDfVKY
    You'd have to assume it applies to everyone coming in to India to work at the meeting. If Dorna have taken care of the riders in Moto2 and 3 you'd hope the whole team staffs were covered too. MotoGP teams should surely cover thei own staff.

    You'd also hope it does get sorted if the race is a regular on the calendar.

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    It was exactly this type of bureauocratic bullshit that caused the race to take so long to be approved. F'rinstsnce India wanted import duties paid on all the bikes and trucks etc, but that got sorted. The income tax charge must have come as a nasty surprise.
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    Looking more and more likely now. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Looking more and more likely now. Time will tell.
    Yeah the commentators were all over this before the sprint. Apparently no one is willing to say it isnt happening and there were lots of wry smiles from MM when spectator signs with "please go to Ducati" were shown (same with Gigi).

    Very cool to see him back on the podium and both him and Binder slippin and sliding all over the place. Dont think he will come top 5 tomorrow though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iYRe View Post
    Yeah the commentators were all over this before the sprint. Apparently no one is willing to say it isnt happening and there were lots of wry smiles from MM when spectator signs with "please go to Ducati" were shown (same with Gigi).

    Very cool to see him back on the podium and both him and Binder slippin and sliding all over the place. Dont think he will come top 5 tomorrow though.
    Yeah watching the practice sessions the commentators were all over it (a little too much at times) but fuel was definitely chucked on the fire when Jack spoke with Paolo, even Simon who normally talks the MM/Ducati rumours down was speechless at the time.

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