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MotoGP season starts!

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It's been too long on off-season.

Here's hoping Vale has got his Ducati working a bit better than last year.

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I have high hopes for Mr Rossi this season.

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Also looking forward to seeing how the new Moto3 class pans out. With experience, Maverick Vinales will be even better than he was in his fantastic debut season.

Downside: Bradley Smith starts yet another season with an uncompetitive bike.

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I have high hopes for Mr Rossi this season.

Oh well - maybe next round. :( Good performance by Crutchlow though, and I think Stefan Bradl will improve as the season goes on.

Stoner already whingeing after just one race - is this a record? :P

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Stoner already whingeing after just one race - is this a record? :P

Well he is Australian after all :biggrin:

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Teriffic action over the weekend, helped by the unpredictable weather. A 4th place for Cal Crutchlow, but what sticks in the memory is Jakub Kornfeil in the Moto3 race "I got it, I got it, I got it, I... oops!"

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Was hoping for a Spanish 1 2 and 3 for Cal but Stoner managed to take the podium.

Did you see the mouse/rat traps in Cal's motorhome, looked like something from the mousetrap game

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Second place for Rossi! :) Admittedly in unusually wet conditions, but that Ducati seemed to handle it well.

An absolute crashfest in the Moto2 and Moto3. Hopefully no-one too badly hurt.

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Let's hear it for Britain's MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow.

He crashed on Saturday, badly spraining (at the very least) his ankle. The doctors told him not to race, so he checked out of hospital, returned to Silverstone and told the race officials some porkies about his state of health.

He started from the back of the grid and finished 6th. Top man!

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Cal has a dislocated ankle also broken some bones, he is a mad man. I wonder if the boot holds everything in place?

Saw him get off the bike after the race, unable to walk on it.

Expect him to race as Assen as well.

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Casey Stoner, you eejit! :D Edit: I originally typed 'p i l l o c k', but the board changed it to 'annoying person'. :P

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Love it, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy :lol:

Nice to see Danni win.

Wonder where Cal will go, loads of rumours

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Love it, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy :lol:

Nice to see Danni win.

Wonder where Cal will go, loads of rumours

Ducati I reckon

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Ducati I reckon

That's what worries me; apart from Stoner, that bike's been a career albatross for everyone else who's ridden it. I know Cal wants a factory ride, but is the Duke really the answer?

In other news, Honda are considering promoting Marc Marquez from Moto2, to the vacant seat left by Stoner. He's really pretty quick, but not a popular figure amongst his peers.

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That's what worries me; apart from Stoner, that bike's been a career albatross for everyone else who's ridden it. I know Cal wants a factory ride, but is the Duke really the answer?

It's not going to do his career any harm though, even if he's not competitive it's a high profile ride

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Would love to see Cal and Brad riding together next season.

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Would love to see Cal and Brad riding together next season.

I'd just like to see Bradley on a competitive bike next year, even if he stays in Moto2. He's improving his performances, but started this season with so much development work to do, he was always handicapped.

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For those Motorcycle racing fans among us, I forgot to mention there was this very good documentary on ITV4 the other day.

Superbikes: When Brits ruled the World. Great stuff, with contributions from Carl Fogarty - a man who could make Mark Cavendish look like a diplomat.

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I don't really follow it, but in line with all the national euphoria manufactured / manipulated / generated over the past fortnight:

Go BSA!

;):D

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Valentino Rossi returns to Yamaha on a 2 year deal. Pretty much guarantees that Cal will be wrestling with the Ducati next season.

Well, I was wrong about Cal. He's staying at Tech3 Yamaha, and will be joined by fellow Brit Bradley Smith. :) Dovi's off to ride the career-killer instead.

Carnage yesterday at Misano, riders falling off left, right and centre, including Dani Pedrosa, which was a shame (and not his fault).

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he got hit from behind and I have to say, was quite restrained in his reaction.

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As a slightly linked aside, I was next to John Guinness on Saturday at Grantham Honda - he looked quite uncomfortable as fans made him hold a number of babies - not all at once, you understand - whilst they had their photos taken with him. :O

and as another even less relevent aside see http://chippiesforbi....blogspot.co.uk

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It's a bit harsh to call the Ducati a career killer Futtocks me old mate. Maybe a bit of an ego bruiser. Might suit Dovi cause he's another little un who can ride problems aint he ?

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Great to see the Sic bike on the podium plus Vale on there in his home GP.

Thought Jonny Rea did really well on debut, hope he gets a ride next year. I will have to learn not to hear Dexy's singing everytime I hear his name though

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