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MotoGP 2018 - Sepang
« on: November 03, 2018, 09:27:29 AM »
Front row for tomorrow's Motorcycle Grand Prix from Malaysia......


1/. Marquez/Honda

2/. Zarco/Yamaha

3/. Rossi/Yamaha

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Re: MotoGP 2018 - Sepang
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 01:21:13 PM »
Due to Marquez receiving a 6 place grid penalty for irresponsible riding during an incident involving Andrea Iannone in Q2, he will now not start from pole, but instead will start the race from P7.


The revised grid is as follows....


1/. Zarco/Yamaha

2/. Rossi/Yamaha

3/. Iannone/Suzuki


Also, due to heavy rain which delayed the qualifying session, all classes of tomorrow's warm-up's and races will now start earlier than previously scheduled.

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Re: MotoGP 2018 - Sepang
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 12:26:25 PM »
Is the response to the rain a knock on effect after the Silverstone farce?
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: MotoGP 2018 - Sepang
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 08:03:20 PM »
Most probably.

Obviously it's an outdoor sport.......and that means having to deal with differing weather conditions.

Racing by it's nature is very dangerous (it's what makes it exciting, and a challenge) but if the weather gets too dire, then I'm all for not subjecting the riders to 'unnessicary' risk. What could/would be deemed 'dangerous' weather conditions is open to interpretation, and could be manipulated to favour certain riders in some circumstances (the Championship leader benefited when Silverstone was cancelled, as it meant one less opportunity for rivals to close the gap).

IMHO, rather than just cancel a race with no points issued, I reckon the race points should be given for the fastest times of the sessions that had been so far run.....if qually had taken place, then pole would get 25 points, 2nd would get 20, 3rd gets 16, 4th 13, and so on. If qually was rained off, then the points would go the fastest times from either Free Practice 1, 2, 3 or 4.

That would at least reward the efforts of the riders and teams who'd worked hard chasing a good set-up and quick pace over the weekend....rather than busting a gut to post a quick time, but getting absolutely nowt for it.