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PorkInsider

3,633 posts

87 months

Sunday 25th August
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Biker 1 said:
PHuzzy said:
Commentators sounded surprised Sam Lowes crashed rofl
How many DNFs has he had this season?
Six. So a 50% DNF rate.



Centurion07

7,365 posts

193 months

Sunday 25th August
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PorkInsider said:
Biker 1 said:
PHuzzy said:
Commentators sounded surprised Sam Lowes crashed rofl
How many DNFs has he had this season?
Six. So a 50% DNF rate.
Which is shocking, especially when you take into account all the practice/qualifying offs.

He shouldn't be anywhere near that VDS bike next season and I can't for the life of me work out how he's pulled that off, even if his missus is VDS PR, surely his record speaks for itself...?

Turn7

16,214 posts

167 months

Sunday 25th August
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yikes



Horrible crash....

Centurion07

7,365 posts

193 months

Sunday 25th August
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Amateur.

Should've styled it out a'la Kornfeil:



hiccy18

43 posts

13 months

Sunday 25th August
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Biker 1 said:
PHuzzy said:
Commentators sounded surprised Sam Lowes crashed rofl
How many DNFs has he had this season?
How many races has there been?

hiccy18

43 posts

13 months

Sunday 25th August
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Horrible crash at the start, glad to hear both okay.

Rins! YAY! clap

73... oops

Binder on the podium, next KTM 13th?

Dozzed off during Moto3, think that was the heat and post-rideout cider tho wink

sjj84

2,199 posts

165 months

Monday 26th August
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Didn't Bradley Smith have a moto 2 ride this round? Where did he finish?

Zarco

12,487 posts

155 months

Monday 26th August
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sjj84 said:
Didn't Bradley Smith have a moto 2 ride this round? Where did he finish?
Looks like he didn't finish (I haven't watched the race yet).

FredericRobinson

1,820 posts

178 months

Monday 26th August
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He didn't, fell off with a couple of laps to go

Condi

8,698 posts

117 months

Monday 26th August
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The Brits do seem to fall off a bit too often.

Cal and Sam both have dubious finishing records, Bradly wasn't reliable when he used to race, and neither was Scott last year.

Wonder why?

egor110

11,866 posts

149 months

Monday 26th August
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Condi said:
The Brits do seem to fall off a bit too often.

Cal and Sam both have dubious finishing records, Bradly wasn't reliable when he used to race, and neither was Scott last year.

Wonder why?
Over riding the bikes ?



Turn7

16,214 posts

167 months

Monday 26th August
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Cal gets to much stick in my mind.

The Honda is THE hardest bike to ride on the grid, he is constantly 2nd Honda if it doesnt throw him off it..

He has access to 93's data and still doesnt know how 93 does what he does......

Cal with a few others also had a chunked front tyre this weekend.

Sam on the other hand......

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Monday 26th August
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Turn7 said:
Cal gets to much stick in my mind.

The Honda is THE hardest bike to ride on the grid, he is constantly 2nd Honda if it doesnt throw him off it..

He has access to 93's data and still doesnt know how 93 does what he does......

Cal with a few others also had a chunked front tyre this weekend.

Sam on the other hand......
Having the data from Marquez is pointless, it’s be looking at a three years olds scribbles, that actually is the answer to life and everything else, but only he would get it smile

Zarco

12,487 posts

155 months

Monday 26th August
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Turn7 said:
Cal gets to much stick in my mind.

The Honda is THE hardest bike to ride on the grid, he is constantly 2nd Honda if it doesnt throw him off it..

He has access to 93's data and still doesnt know how 93 does what he does......

Cal with a few others also had a chunked front tyre this weekend.
Absolutely. Consistently the only other guy to have any success on the Honda for the past few years.



hiccy18

43 posts

13 months

Monday 26th August
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So what's the deal with the tyres? Rossi, Cal and Jack all seemed to have their races hampered by tyre issues early on.

Turn7

16,214 posts

167 months

Monday 26th August
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hiccy18 said:
So what's the deal with the tyres? Rossi, Cal and Jack all seemed to have their races hampered by tyre issues early on.
New surface and absolutely unheard of track temps basically....

Mich had to guess what was needed, and how much would you bet on Raceday being 30 plus degrees in the UK ?

Lindun

1,965 posts

8 months

Monday 26th August
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Turn7 said:
Cal gets to much stick in my mind.

The Honda is THE hardest bike to ride on the grid, he is constantly 2nd Honda if it doesnt throw him off it..

He has access to 93's data and still doesnt know how 93 does what he does......

Cal with a few others also had a chunked front tyre this weekend.

Sam on the other hand......
He should be the second Honda though. He has a factory bike that he’s been riding for years. His teammate has a customer bike, Lorenzo is new to the bike and hasn’t been there most of the season, a replacement rider shouldn’t be able to beat a permanent rider.

Turn7

16,214 posts

167 months

Condi

8,698 posts

117 months

Monday 26th August
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Turn7 said:
hiccy18 said:
So what's the deal with the tyres? Rossi, Cal and Jack all seemed to have their races hampered by tyre issues early on.
New surface and absolutely unheard of track temps basically....

Mich had to guess what was needed, and how much would you bet on Raceday being 30 plus degrees in the UK ?
How is that different to the rest of the grid? What was the deal with some people having issues and others not so much?

There was a 'harder hard' tyre available if anyone wanted it too, but nobody used it at any point during the weekend.

Lindun

1,965 posts

8 months

Monday 26th August
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Condi said:
Turn7 said:
hiccy18 said:
So what's the deal with the tyres? Rossi, Cal and Jack all seemed to have their races hampered by tyre issues early on.
New surface and absolutely unheard of track temps basically....

Mich had to guess what was needed, and how much would you bet on Raceday being 30 plus degrees in the UK ?
How is that different to the rest of the grid? What was the deal with some people having issues and others not so much?

There was a 'harder hard' tyre available if anyone wanted it too, but nobody used it at any point during the weekend.
It’ll be down to individual set up and riding style. Some are front end focussed, other more to the rear, either style has positives and negatives. Ditto race set up. On bikes that are infinitely tweakable like MotoGP bikes, it’s easy to make a minor change that can have major impacts.