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Will Valentino Rossi beat the Spaniards in 2016 Motogp?

Will Valentino Rossi beat the Spaniards in 2016 Motogp?

  • Goatie
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Originally posted by Zealot:
Apparently he's ok to finish the weekend though.

Well he is ok to ride but that shoulder will be aching after 28 laps around that track with massive hard braking in a number of corners. It will put a massive strain on his shoulder so we will see how tough he is.

It is going to be a race of tyre protection and who has the best tyres at the end will win. The Ducatis are mega fast but they are spinning them up hard out of corners and I think they might be worse for wear at the end of the race.

My money is on Rossi. The sly old dog qualified second and is looking dangerous.
Originally posted by Goatie:
Well he is ok to ride but that shoulder will be aching after 28 laps around that track with massive hard braking in a number of corners. It will put a massive strain on his shoulder so we will see how tough he is.

It is going to be a race of tyre protection and who has the best tyres at the end will win. The Ducatis are mega fast but they are spinning them up hard out of corners and I think they might be worse for wear at the end of the race.

My money is on Rossi. The sly old dog qualified second and is looking dangerous.

That's fair enough, but in terms of the championship, Marquez is probably thankful he's able to at least start. Surely he'll be smart enough not to push if he's not fit enough. Just ride for whatever points he can manage if possible to minimise any advantage Lorenzo or Rossi can make out of the situation.
[ Edited by Zealot on Aug 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM ]
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Am a Rossi fan no doubt
Original poll asked who would win
At that time I diddn't think Marquez could be beat
Not so sure now
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Originally posted by Zealot:
That's fair enough, but in terms of the championship, Marquez is probably thankful he's able to at least start. Surely he'll be smart enough not to push if he's not fit enough. Just ride for whatever points he can manage if possible to minimise any advantage Lorenzo or Rossi can make out of the situation.

Marquez has been showing more maturity this year so odds on he will but when the red mist comes down anything could happen.
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Jack Miller is out for this race after a warm up crash. He hit the inside ripple strip in the middle of a fast right hander and it caused his front wheel to tuck. He was doing around 180-200kmh.

He has injured his wrist and has vertebrae damage.

Hope he heals quickly.
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Originally posted by JoNeo:
Am a Rossi fan no doubt
Original poll asked who would win
At that time I diddn't think Marquez could be beat
Not so sure now

Only injury or stupidity will beat Marquez
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Originally posted by Goatie:
Originally posted by JoNeo:
Am a Rossi fan no doubt
Original poll asked who would win
At that time I diddn't think Marquez could be beat
Not so sure now

Only injury or stupidity will beat Marquez

never know
Originally posted by Goatie:
Jack Miller is out for this race after a warm up crash. He hit the inside ripple strip in the middle of a fast right hander and it caused his front wheel to tuck. He was doing around 180-200kmh.

He has injured his wrist and has vertebrae damage.

Hope he heals quickly.

Bugger.
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Iannone wins the first race for Ducati in 6 years, The irony is Ducati have sacked him and he will be riding for Suzuki next year. Dovi second, then Lorenzo and Rossi. Marquez came in a brave 5th after dislocating his shoulder.

Nothing could match the horsepower of the Ducatis at the Red Bull Rings. They were fast particularly up hill
Originally posted by Goatie:
Iannone wins the first race for Ducati in 6 years, The irony is Ducati have sacked him and he will be riding for Suzuki next year. Dovi second, then Lorenzo and Rossi. Marquez came in a brave 5th after dislocating his shoulder.

Nothing could match the horsepower of the Ducatis at the Red Bull Rings. They were fast particularly up hill

Yeah, very happy to see Ducati break the drought with Casey looking on. 5th is pretty much a dream result for Marquez in those circumstances.

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Originally posted by Zealot:
Originally posted by Goatie:
Iannone wins the first race for Ducati in 6 years, The irony is Ducati have sacked him and he will be riding for Suzuki next year. Dovi second, then Lorenzo and Rossi. Marquez came in a brave 5th after dislocating his shoulder.

Nothing could match the horsepower of the Ducatis at the Red Bull Rings. They were fast particularly up hill

Yeah, very happy to see Ducati break the drought with Casey looking on. 5th is pretty much a dream result for Marquez in those circumstances.

Love the Duc"s
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Originally posted by Zealot:
Yeah, very happy to see Ducati break the drought with Casey looking on. 5th is pretty much a dream result for Marquez in those circumstances.

Marquez played smart. It is not a Honda track with this years bike and having a nasty shoulder injury would have made it too tough. Big respect for Marquez.

I thought Rossi would have a go at Lorenzo but the latter had his mojo back in Austria so he was too hard to beat.

Bruno will be a different story this weekend as it is very tight. Not good for the Ducatis. The Honda will love the track and we will see how Marquez recovers. Big week with the physios this week for him.... ouch been there.

Rossi and Lorenzo will be competitive there as well. If Marquez was fully fit it would be his race to lose.
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Jack Miller's team has withdrawn his entry for this weekend's GP at Bruno even though he has been ruled fit by medical officials.

The team want him to be fully fit before he rides.

Miller suffered an injured back and fractured wrist.

In moto2 Anthony West makes a return at Bruno.
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Originally posted by Goatie:
Marquez played smart. It is not a Honda track with this years bike and having a nasty shoulder injury would have made it too tough. Big respect for Marquez.

I thought Rossi would have a go at Lorenzo but the latter had his mojo back in Austria so he was too hard to beat.

Bruno will be a different story this weekend as it is very tight. Not good for the Ducatis. The Honda will love the track and we will see how Marquez recovers. Big week with the physios this week for him.... ouch been there.

Rossi and Lorenzo will be competitive there as well. If Marquez was fully fit it would be his race to lose.

35 years ago the European bikes dominated the bends with their superior braking/suspension and low weight and low centre or gravity where
the Jap bikes had it all over them on the straights with much more brute power
The tide seems to have turned
The Ducati's seem to lay the power down in the wet better than others but chose the wrong tyre.

How big are Iannone knackers with his front tyre throwing the middle out of itself and riding another 3 laps.

.Dovi's front tyre let go mid race and he did not want to be on the bike anymore after that, maybe it is the wings on the Ducati causing the tyre failures no one else copped the same failures
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