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« on: September 28, 2020, 09:14:38 AM »
What's the go with all this 'Tyre Temp & Wear' stuff? Hasn't riding with tyres that wear during the event, been happening since the 1st ever race?

Has 'The Doctor' reached his limit? (Although he was doing OK until the whoopsie.)
Last night's race was pretty lacklustre compared to some of the recent races. Was it the track? Are the riders pushing too hard? Are the machines too gizmo-ed these days?
Sooo many questions!

p.s. It's lucky our Jack manages to qualify well or he'd never get points.

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 10:02:35 AM »
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What's the go with all this 'Tyre Temp & Wear' stuff? Hasn't riding with tyres that wear during the event, been happening since the 1st ever race?
Bikes have a tad more sniff these days


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Has 'The Doctor' reached his limit? (Although he was doing OK until the whoopsie.)
Long ago.

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Last night's race was pretty lacklustre compared to some of the recent races. Was it the track? Are the riders pushing too hard? Are the machines too gizmo-ed these days?
Its become the standard... Like all racing - there are so many in the field that are just there to make up the numbers... like the Aprilias... the only way they'd win is if everyone else crashed.
If you want competitive racing - watch Moto3... ****in insane.
But I hope it will pickup once Marquez comes back to dominate.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 10:07:29 AM »
Yea, I watch all 3 classes and Moto3 is the pick.

Years ago, when car racing interested me, I loved the 'Formula V' events. Never knew who'd win until the chequered flag ;D
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 10:28:54 AM »
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Years ago, when car racing interested me, I loved the 'Formula V' events. Never knew who'd win until the chequered flag ;D
agree.. was almost foot to the floor racing LOL!

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 12:11:35 PM »
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I feel MotoGP is heading the way of F1...
Too much electronics and bullShit. Let them ride the flaming things.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 10:20:42 PM »
Bring back Doohan, Rainey & Schwantz, Lawson & Mamola !!

And the Big Bang motor :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2020, 01:15:16 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 08:44:34 AM »
Gary McMoy was in my opinion one of the most fun to watch. 
But the best ride I've seen was Troy Corser on a  super bike coming over the hill at Phillip Is and having the bike sliding about a metre sideways at full noise.

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 10:47:54 AM »
To me nothing comes close to the races between Schwantz Vs Rainey

Some of the braking and passing moves they pulled on each other defied logic, gravity and everything.
Sometimes it looked like 2 mates at a ride day they were that close and trusting of each other
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2020, 10:43:35 PM »
Gary McMoy was in my opinion one of the most fun to watch. 
But the best ride I've seen was Troy Corser on a  super bike coming over the hill at Phillip Is and having the bike sliding about a metre sideways at full noise.


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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2020, 10:47:37 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 11:13:47 AM »


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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 11:49:28 AM »
Moto GP is led by politics. Same as road racing in Australia.  The golden years have long gone and I doubt we will ever see them again.  A few more years and all electric bikes will be the go.   I also hope Markie gets back soon.  At least his wild riding made for an entertaining race. The Doctor is out classed now...has been for a while. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2020, 08:37:36 PM »
You do know that Garry McCoy lives out at Cooyar and owns the Cafe there?
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2020, 12:53:04 PM »
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Moto GP is led by politics.
name one motor sport on the face of the earth that isnt.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2020, 09:48:17 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2020, 06:56:16 PM »
Cool dudes!
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yea thats awesome.. back when brass cods were standard, look at the safety gear....  Back when tyres were no wider or gripper than a knife LOLOL!!!!!

I only raced bikes there once, 250 proddies... scared **** out of me... just couldnt put everythign into it.
our club was heavily involved in the 70/80s in running the bike races (Arthur and Jan Blizzard), we used to marshall up there.. was always an awesome weekend.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2020, 07:50:10 AM »
I only got to the Easter races once, in the mid 70s. Had a '65 650 Bonnie. Great bike except for the 6v "Prince of Darkness" electrics! :D
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2020, 08:45:32 AM »
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Had a '65 650 Bonnie.
why dont you have it now!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2020, 10:39:06 AM »
why dont you have it now!!
                                 
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2020, 11:51:00 AM »
                               
you swapped it for a Tbone? wow.. :D
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2020, 01:21:46 PM »
you swapped it for a Tbone? wow.. :D

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2024, 09:35:00 AM »
Moto3 bikes are now lapping under Valentino Rossi’s 500 cc lap record set on the NSR500 two-stroke in 2001.  :o :o :o :o :o


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