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Since there are two of those motorcycles, they could race each other with passengers aboard...

 

Do you think those handles on the fuel tanks get gripped very hard?

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That's a fairly typical Faceberk-style factually incorrect over-reaction (Stoner wasn't downed at Laguna Seca, Rossi just rode up the inside on the dirt) and the over-reaction of suggesting that those thinking MM went too far think it was "cold blooded murder" is unfair at best.

 

However it does highlight that similar things have happened before, but each incident has to be taken in its own context, every incident will be different by the very nature of racing.

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6 hours ago, SEBSPEED said:

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+1... rubbing is racing...

 

The kid made a couple of bad split second racing decisions...

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Rossi on the Duke KO'd Stoner on the Honda one year, in poor conditions, with a similar rebuff in the pits.

 

There is no doubt that MM is a fantastic bike rider, but he does seem to do quite a few dumb things. He must be penalised because it might kill someone, but it is hard to imagine it changing him. It seems to be in his DNA.

 

It certainly looks like we are in for an exciting year.

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6 hours ago, Skids said:

That's a fairly typical Faceberk-style factually incorrect over-reaction (Stoner wasn't downed at Laguna Seca, Rossi just rode up the inside on the dirt) and the over-reaction of suggesting that those thinking MM went too far think it was "cold blooded murder" is unfair at best.

 

However it does highlight that similar things have happened before, but each incident has to be taken in its own context, every incident will be different by the very nature of racing.

 

And you've responded in stereotypical stuffy VFR owner fashion... while correct, it was overthought... my posting was simply an attempt at injecting some humor... 

 

Two wrongs don't make a right, but remind me what penalty Zarco received in the same race for the same move?

 

I was a bit taken back by MM's onboard video - in stark contrast to all outside angles, you can see the bobble on the brakes in the wet where he was diving into the corner later, and, amazingly, you can't see VR in the peripheral. 

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3 hours ago, SEBSPEED said:

 

And you've responded in stereotypical stuffy VFR owner fashion... while correct, it was overthought... my posting was simply an attempt at injecting some humor... 

 

Two wrongs don't make a right, but remind me what penalty Zarco received in the same race for the same move?

 

I was a bit taken back by MM's onboard video - in stark contrast to all outside angles, you can see the bobble on the brakes in the wet where he was diving into the corner later, and, amazingly, you can't see VR in the peripheral. 

 

It may have been an attempt at humour m8, but it was Faceberk-typically bollox disguised as humour. I've never been accused of being stuffy. A first for me! :tongue:

 

I agree 2 wrongs don't make a right....Zarco should have been penalised.

 

What we see on the camera does not necessarily translate to what the rider can see, or feel. :beer:

 

 

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I didn't think Zarco actually touched Pedrosa?  Anyway, it shouldn't matter who MM clattered (though obviously knocking the Pope off the Popemobile was a bad idea...)

 

Ciao,

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7 hours ago, JZH said:

I didn't think Zarco actually touched Pedrosa?  Anyway, it shouldn't matter who MM clattered (though obviously knocking the Pope off the Popemobile was a bad idea...)

 

Ciao,

 

Que?

 

https://www.motorcyclesports.net/motogp/video-pedrosa-crashed-after-violent-hit-with-zarco/

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12 hours ago, JZH said:

I didn't think Zarco actually touched Pedrosa?  Anyway, it shouldn't matter who MM clattered (though obviously knocking the Pope off the Popemobile was a bad idea...)

 

Ciao,

 

Cracking up thinking of Rossi in robed leathers and a pope-shaped AGV...

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16 hours ago, SEBSPEED said:

 

I wouldn't call that a "violent hit", but I agree it does look like he did hit him.  When I watched the race it just looked like Zarco inserted himself in a place Pedrosa did not expect to find him, and then I read many comments from people who insisted they had not touched at all.  I don't know why I didn't just assume Zarco had hit Pedrosa--he's done it to other riders many times before!

 

Ciao,

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