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#1 skidrumr

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

From my avid following of the new V4 Desmosedici in MotoGP testing, it sounds like this will be a banner year for Ducati. The all-new bike, with it's redesigned chassis and crazy V4 is killing it, with Lorenzo setting a track record at Sepang and saying it was nowhere near it's potential. Pretty exciting stuff.. it has been hard being a MotoGP fan and Ducati fan, with the brand unable to deliver on the grand stage since Stoner. Things are looking up, we may see a battle between Lorenzo and Dovizioso for the title!

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    Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:06 AM

    While I share in your excitement for Ducati, the season is long and this was one test. So I'm optimistically hopeful right now.

    No matter what, I think this season is going to be great and I can't wait for it to start.

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    Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:40 AM

    Meh, Lorenzo is hopeless, if the bike isn't spot on he can't finish in the top ten. The Yamaha suited his style much more, that lap record will be a flash in the pan, the regular season will see him turn in average performances again.
    I hope Dovisioso got a substantial pay rise in the off season, 2nd in the championship is nothing to sneeze at and he gets paid a pittance compared to that spanish whinger.

    The honda is supposed to have an even more aggressive engine than last year so i'm predicting Marqueez will fall off even more often, and he's only one flip of the coin from an injury, Crutchlow will likely be crashing a lot too.

    I'd love to see Miller do well on the Ducati, would certainly help him get another year on his contract which is a no brainer to me but it's got to be Vinales' year this year, he knows the bike an d what is expected of him, he's talented enough, he just needs to keep his focus and Rossi behind him, which will be no mean feat.

    Pedrosa, Zarco and Petrucci will be the fly in the ointment on and off all year............

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    Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

    ^^^^Dovizioso won MotoGP at Catalunya last summer Bud. He dominated the straight aways.

    http://www.cyclenews...from-catalunya/

    Edited by Rex in the Big Easy!, 06 February 2018 - 09:27 AM.


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    Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:43 PM

    View PostRex in the Big Easy!, on 06 February 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

    ^^^^Dovizioso won MotoGP at Catalunya last summer Bud. He dominated the straight aways.

    http://www.cyclenews...from-catalunya/


    And the British GP
    And the Italian GP
    And the Austrian GP
    And the Japanese GP
    And the Malaysian GP

    2nd in the championship, six race wins, the Ducati has ALWAYS been fast in a straight line, there's much more to his success than horsepower. And where is Lorenzo? Miller will finish higher in the championship this year than Lorenzo, who wants a wager on it?

    Yeah, you could say Ducati hasn't been able to deliver, NOT.

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    Posted 08 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

    View PostCropDuster, on 05 February 2018 - 12:40 AM, said:

    Meh, Lorenzo is hopeless, if the bike isn't spot on he can't finish in the top ten. The Yamaha suited his style much more, that lap record will be a flash in the pan, the regular season will see him turn in average performances again.
    I hope Dovisioso got a substantial pay rise in the off season, 2nd in the championship is nothing to sneeze at and he gets paid a pittance compared to that spanish whinger.

    The honda is supposed to have an even more aggressive engine than last year so i'm predicting Marqueez will fall off even more often, and he's only one flip of the coin from an injury, Crutchlow will likely be crashing a lot too.

    I'd love to see Miller do well on the Ducati, would certainly help him get another year on his contract which is a no brainer to me but it's got to be Vinales' year this year, he knows the bike an d what is expected of him, he's talented enough, he just needs to keep his focus and Rossi behind him, which will be no mean feat.

    Pedrosa, Zarco and Petrucci will be the fly in the ointment on and off all year............


    That's a perfect analysis Crop! :rock

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    Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:07 PM

    Dovi wins today so let's see if we have a trend coming on.

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    Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:09 AM

    Jack Miller on pole on the Pramac Ducati, GO MATEY!!!!!




    The hot tip already is Lorenzo will be on the Suzuki in place of Iannone and Petrucci will get his Lorenzo' factory bike next year

    Edited by CropDuster, 08 April 2018 - 12:10 AM.


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    Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:16 AM

    someone should do something about this dickhead!

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    Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:04 PM

    well said !!!

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    Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:40 PM

    I can't ever find MotoGP races being shown on DirecTV - I know Fox Sports shows it, but it doesn't show up in a search on the guide. Do any of you guys have any luck with that? I've tried streaming with mixed results.

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    Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

    I have no problem watching live at Bein Sports

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    Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

    Holy Smokes! Just catch today's Jerez Spain race!

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    Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

    ^^^^^^Pls share a link Bud?

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    Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

    Spoiler alert:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kunWbV8NBCE

    Edited by Oneup008, 06 May 2018 - 05:50 PM.


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    Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:25 PM

    Yep... Ducati would have been so proud if...

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    Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

    Too bad Lorenzo is just getting a handle on the Duc and he's jumping ship.. Nobody is gonna catch Marquez but some podiums bode well for next season

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    Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

    I think 2019 may be tough. I don’t think Petrucci Or Dovi are nearly the rider JL99 is. I don’t think Honda will make the mistake of not listening to JL99.

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    Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:06 AM

    View Postoilfield_trash, on 26 August 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

    I think 2019 may be tough. I don’t think Petrucci Or Dovi are nearly the rider JL99 is. I don’t think Honda will make the mistake of not listening to JL99.


    Dovi's results on the same bike since Lorenzo came aboard for Ducati are better, he finished higher in the championship last year, As good as Lorenzo is, and no one is saying he isn't, he's a 5 time champion???? the bike just doesn't suit his smooth precise style.
    I doubt very much Ducati wouldn't listen to what he wants, they paid him a shitload of cash to win, doesn't make sense not to give him every opportunity to do so.

    Petrucci might do ok next year but i'm betting his results won't be much better than they are now, he is after all on a factory 18 bike, and Miller will get his shot in the factory team, which should suit him perfectly.

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    Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

    I’m only saying since Ducati gave JL his tank appendage, he’s been killing Dovi. I’m really a Honda fan. I love my Italian girls (Ducati/Aprilia/Guzzi) in the garage, but I think Honda fields a much better team with MM, DP, and CC. No matter who wins, the sport is getting better than ever since the introduction of standard electronics.





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