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2020 MotoGP

csumt76

Autocross Champion
Any bike racing peeps in here? I see the F1 thread, so figured I'd start this up. Maybe could be a blanket thread to cover WSBK and ama as well.
 

torga

Autocross Champion
I've always kinda wanted to get into MotoGP, but I haven't done the legwork to try. I don't have cable or even standard TV - purely streaming. Now with the F1 TV site, I don't need to find the latest GP on the high seas.
But MotoGP has always looked cool to me; it has an old world and old fashioned feel to me. Like, sure the bikes have come a long, long way and the tech is only growing. But safety wise, it's basically the same. You're still basically a naked dude on two wheels at 325+ kph. You look at Formula 1 30 years ago and now it is in a completely different league of safety. It's almost like racing in a Tempur-Pedic bed, in comparison.
So yeah, I find MotoGP exhilirating, but I haven't made the efforts to dive it. I hear a lot about it because my favorite F1 driver is Fernando Alonso and he always has a lot of praise for his fellow countryman, Marc Márquez.
 

vbrad26

Drag Race Newbie
I used to be into MotoGP back in the day.
Casey Stoner was my boy! Jorge Lorenzo, The Doctor and of course Nicky Hayden.
Haven't watched it in years though.
 

csumt76

Autocross Champion
I've always kinda wanted to get into MotoGP, but I haven't done the legwork to try. I don't have cable or even standard TV - purely streaming. Now with the F1 TV site, I don't need to find the latest GP on the high seas.
But MotoGP has always looked cool to me; it has an old world and old fashioned feel to me. Like, sure the bikes have come a long, long way and the tech is only growing. But safety wise, it's basically the same. You're still basically a naked dude on two wheels at 325+ kph. You look at Formula 1 30 years ago and now it is in a completely different league of safety. It's almost like racing in a Tempur-Pedic bed, in comparison.
So yeah, I find MotoGP exhilirating, but I haven't made the efforts to dive it. I hear a lot about it because my favorite F1 driver is Fernando Alonso and he always has a lot of praise for his fellow countryman, Marc Márquez.
Trying to watch isn't as bad as it used to be(I think it was on Bein sports here)... I've been buying the full season video pass for the past few years($100eu ish) As far as safety well yea they do have air suits now but they don't seem to help that much. Still getting a fair amount of shoulder and collar bone injuries. Marquez is dominating but overall it's tighter than it used to be, and Suzuki is getting in the mix at certain tracks. Obviously I'm no motorcycle engineer, but they have been playing with aero the last couple years. Seems to be more of an anti-wheelie device.

Stoner was badass... Lorenzo just retired, didn't do so well on the Repsol Honda/injured. I hope Fabio gets some wins next year against Marquez. Also, Karel Abraham retired if anybody knows who that is hahaha.
 
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csumt76

Autocross Champion
I've always kinda wanted to get into MotoGP, but I haven't done the legwork to try. I don't have cable or even standard TV - purely streaming. Now with the F1 TV site, I don't need to find the latest GP on the high seas.
But MotoGP has always looked cool to me; it has an old world and old fashioned feel to me. Like, sure the bikes have come a long, long way and the tech is only growing. But safety wise, it's basically the same.
This is the Italian sweeping technology circa 2011... :LOL: This is at Mugello
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DonTuan

Passed Driver's Ed
Farewell tour for Rossi in 2020 or at least on the factory Yamaha team :cry:

I think Fabio will end up being quicker than Maverick too....
 

csumt76

Autocross Champion
Saw that this morning. Fabio has been quicker already IMO. I don't think Rossi will try to continue unless he can rack up a few wins this year. Vinalez seemed very promising his first year...
 

bentin

Go Kart Champion
I used to follow it closely, but it's been about a decade. I'm going to the race here, it's close and will be less crowded than the F1 race and I'd bet they sound better than the current stupid F1 cars.
 

csumt76

Autocross Champion
WELP.... Waiting game now I suppose. Premier class canceled at Qatar, Thailand GP postponed...
 

torga

Autocross Champion
Pretty sure the bikes are faster than the virus, so I don't see the problem.
 

csumt76

Autocross Champion
Pretty sure the bikes are faster than the virus, so I don't see the problem.
True. But can't enter Qatar right now from certain countries unless you are quarantined for 14 days.
 
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