Author Topic: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon  (Read 155 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gambo

  • Administrator
  • SuperHero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28478
  • Karma: +215/-50
  • Pellet Porn Queen
    • Cardiff, South Wales.
MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:00:03 PM »
Front row of the grid for the MotoGP race from Aragon in Spain is......


1/. Lorenzo/Ducati

2/. Dovizioso/Ducati

3/. Marquez/Honda.

Offline Gambo

  • Administrator
  • SuperHero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28478
  • Karma: +215/-50
  • Pellet Porn Queen
    • Cardiff, South Wales.
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 01:47:08 PM »
Race results from Motorland Aragón.......


1/. Marquez/Honda

2/. Dovizoso/Ducati

3/. Iannone/Suzuki

Offline Ieazo

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4480
  • Karma: +1095/-48
  • I like Tinkering and Banging
    • Angus, Scotland
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 03:54:24 PM »
It was quite a good last few laps, shame gorgeous George high sided out of turn 1 lap 1
Springers:- SMK VXS19 - 18 GRT3 trigger & HW97k V-Glide
PCP's:- Uncle Barry's Daystate Mk3 (FAC), BSA Superten & AA S510
FAC :- Anschutz 1417 .22LR, CZ 452 .17HMR & Tikka T3 .223 1:8
Shotguns:- 12 Gauge Bettinsoli Xtrail O/U & Beretta A302 Semi-Auto

Offline Gambo

  • Administrator
  • SuperHero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28478
  • Karma: +215/-50
  • Pellet Porn Queen
    • Cardiff, South Wales.
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 09:08:26 PM »
Yep...gutting!! :(


Even more gutting is that Lorenzo is leaving Ducati at the end of the season......just as the bike is now 'on song' and he's got the measure of it.

I would wager he would have definitely won the 2019 Championship had he stayed. ::)

Offline Ieazo

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4480
  • Karma: +1095/-48
  • I like Tinkering and Banging
    • Angus, Scotland
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 12:37:13 AM »
HRC is a force to be reckoned with, in 2019 even more so. They have taken Lorenzo and Stoner as a test rider off Ducati, if they don’t wipe the floor with the rest of them there is a problem.

As you know being both a big HRC and Marquez fan I can’t wait.

When is Rossi going to realise he’s had it, his ‘tiff’ with Marquez may have blown over now but refusing to shake his hand in a recent press conference and then having his ass handed to him on the track is doing nothing for his longevity in the sport....IMHO.
Springers:- SMK VXS19 - 18 GRT3 trigger & HW97k V-Glide
PCP's:- Uncle Barry's Daystate Mk3 (FAC), BSA Superten & AA S510
FAC :- Anschutz 1417 .22LR, CZ 452 .17HMR & Tikka T3 .223 1:8
Shotguns:- 12 Gauge Bettinsoli Xtrail O/U & Beretta A302 Semi-Auto

Offline IceBlerk

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1428
  • Karma: +332/-7
    • Sheffield (Just a little South of it, across the border into Derbyshire)
    • My YooChoob Channel
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 08:41:27 AM »
It was quite a good last few laps, shame gorgeous George high sided out of turn 1 lap 1

I read that Lorenzo blamed Marquez for his turn 1 lap 1 crash (and broken foot). He said he'd "block passed" him.

These sort of spats and differing interpretations of what happens on track between racers are common in motorsport. What I found refreshing was that Lorenzo said he wouldn't be taking his concerns to the "judges" because he could see how it could be interpreted differently from an observer's point of view. It's unusual to find a rider/driver who can appreciate another person's point of view.

Having said that, he could just be griping about losing the back end, trying to blame it on someone else and knows that he won't have a leg (or foot) to stand on if it's investigated.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

Offline Gambo

  • Administrator
  • SuperHero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28478
  • Karma: +215/-50
  • Pellet Porn Queen
    • Cardiff, South Wales.
Re: MotoGP 2018 - Aragon
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 07:45:13 PM »
Being a Lorenzo fan......my personal view on it is this..........it was purely a racing incident.

There was no 'block pass'.....just two guys desperately trying to exit turn 1 in front of the other.

OK, Jorge could argue that Marc was occupying (or even closing down) the bit of tarmac that he wanted....but I don't believe for one second that Marquez had consciously decided to block or force Lorenzo off line.

Lorenzo's highside was caused by too much throttle on cold tyres......it had nowt to do with Marquez......just Lorenzo's desire not let Marquez gain the advantage into/out of, the first turn.....pure and simple.