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FP 1 & FP 2 are in the books, session 1 in the wet, session 2 on a drying track slicks tried out late on in session 2 which probably explains the unusual score card in session 2, suspect some riders were still tip toeing about. Glad they're back to racing and hopefully it will be a dry race.

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Free Practice (1) results from the 2017 Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, round 10 of 18.

Wet session...

1. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 05.201s [Lap 19/20] 296km/h (Top Speed)
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 05.240s +0.039s [15/15] 293km/h
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 2m 05.321s +0.120s [13/15] 296km/h
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 05.446s +0.245s [16/16] 287km/h
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 2m 05.712s +0.511s [16/18] 293km/h
6. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 2m 05.845s +0.644s [18/18] 296km/h
7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 2m 05.886s +0.685s [16/16] 295km/h
8. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 2m 05.896s +0.695s [10/17] 298km/h
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 05.922s +0.721s [10/11] 292km/h
10. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 05.984s +0.783s [15/15] 293km/h
11. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 2m 06.126s +0.925s [15/20] 288km/h
12. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 06.147s +0.946s [13/17] 292km/h
13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 2m 06.261s +1.060s [14/14] 299km/h
14. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 2m 06.429s +1.228s [13/14] 295km/h
15. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 2m 06.461s +1.260s [16/16] 294km/h
16. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 06.507s +1.306s [6/16] 296km/h
17. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 2m 06.622s +1.421s [15/15] 292km/h
18. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 2m 06.691s +1.490s [16/17] 297km/h
19. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 07.013s +1.812s [20/21] 293km/h
20. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 2m 07.078s +1.877s [15/15] 290km/h
21. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 07.157s +1.956s [12/15] 292km/h
22. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 2m 07.613s +2.412s [17/17] 283km/h
23. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 07.801s +2.600s [15/17] 295km/h

Free Practice (2) results from the 2017 Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, round 10 of 18.

Drying track, with riders changing to slicks midway through the session.

Jorge Lorenzo gave Ducati's new fairing its public debut:

1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.332s [Lap 14/15] 310km/h (Top Speed)
2. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.730s +0.398s [12/12] 306km/h
3. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.751s +0.419s [13/15] 306km/h
4. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.862s +0.530s [15/15] 307km/h
5. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.864s +0.532s [14/16] 309km/h
6. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.905s +0.573s [13/14] 304km/h
7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 56.933s +0.601s [11/13] 307km/h
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.961s +0.629s [10/11] 302km/h
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.019s +0.687s [13/14] 305km/h
10. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 57.209s +0.877s [6/13] 304km/h
11. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 57.289s +0.957s [12/12] 302km/h
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.314s +0.982s [14/14] 309km/h
13. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 57.378s +1.046s [11/14] 306km/h
14. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 57.396s +1.064s [14/14] 303km/h
15. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 57.637s +1.305s [13/15] 308km/h
16. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 57.869s +1.537s [16/16] 307km/h
17. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 57.992s +1.660s [16/17] 297km/h
18. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 58.042s +1.710s [17/17] 304km/h
19. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 58.179s +1.847s [15/16] 301km/h
20. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 58.194s +1.862s [13/15] 302km/h
21. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 58.437s +2.105s [16/18] 302km/h
22. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 58.638s +2.306s [11/13] 302km/h
23. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 59.382s +3.050s [10/13]
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Re: SPOILER - Brno MotoGP

Where are the points standings now...?
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Re: SPOILER - Brno MotoGP

Marquez, Vinales, Dovi, Rossi.
Top 4 separated by only 10 points i think.
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Where are the points standings now...?

It's pretty much an open championship, 10 points between the top 4, and I wouldn't count out Pedrosa, maybe next year to see Lorenzo in the hunt again, seems like he's having as much fun on the Ducati as did Rossi.

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MOTOGP RIDERS' CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 - Round 9
Position Entrant Total

1 Marc MarquezRepsol Honda Team 129
2 Maverick VinalesMovistar Yamaha MotoGP 124
3 Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team 123
4 Valentino RossiMovistar Yamaha MotoGP 119
5 Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda Team 103
6 Johann ZarcoMonster Yamaha Tech 3 84
7 Jonas FolgerMonster Yamaha Tech 3 71
8 Danilo PetrucciOCTO Pramac Racing 66
9 Jorge LorenzoDucati Team 65
10 Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda 64
11 Alvaro BautistaPull&Bear Aspar Team 44
12 Jack MillerEG 0,0 Marc VDS 41
13 Scott ReddingOCTO Pramac Racing 33
14 Aleix EspargaroAprilia Racing Team Gresini 32
15 Loris BazReale Avintia Racing 31
16 Andrea IannoneTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR 28
17 Tito RabatEG 0,0 Marc VDS 23
18 Hector BarberaReale Avintia Racing 21
19 Karel AbrahamPull&Bear Aspar Team 20
20 Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM Factory Racing 14
21 Bradley SmithRed Bull KTM Factory Racing 8
22 Alex RinsTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR 7
23 Michele PirroDucati Team 7
24 Sam LowesAprilia Racing Team Gresini 2
25 Sylvain GuintoliTeam Suzuki ECSTAR 1

MOTOGP CONSTRUCTORS' CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 - Round 9
Position Entrant Total

1 Yamaha 70
2 Honda 54
3 Ducati 43
4 Suzuki 16
5 Aprilia 10
6 KTM 2
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Lorenzo's new fairing at Brno

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Lorenzo's new fairing at Brno


Looks like some kind of Smokey Yunick hack!
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Qualifying done, positions are set, hopefully it will be a dry race as qualifying was under bright sunshine, Crutchlow had a big crash in FP3, and apparently has been cleared to race despite fearing a cracked vertebrae, apparently sore but not cracked, - these guys are tough,

Here's the lineup for the race, MM taking the pole and the old guy 9/100ths behind him, go old man go :

More stories here, http://www.crash.net/motogp, and there may be rain for the race, hopefully not.


Full Qualifying results and grid line-up for the 2017 Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, round 10 of 18.

Qualifying 2:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.981s [Lap 6/7] 306km/h (Top Speed)
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.073s +0.092s [6/7] 308km/h
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.119s +0.138s [7/7] 310km/h
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.441s +0.460s [6/7] 312km/h
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.489s +0.508s [6/7] 303km/h
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.552s +0.571s [5/6] 305km/h
7. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.663s +0.682s [7/7] 308km/h
8. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.738s +0.757s [5/6] 312km/h
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.027s +1.046s [6/7] 308km/h
10. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.075s +1.094s [6/7] 309km/h
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.355s +1.374s [2/5] 305km/h
12. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.624s +1.643s [6/7] 303km/h

Qualifying 1:
13. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 56.460s 305km/h
14. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.540s 305km/h
15. Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 56.543s 305km/h
16. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.685s 311km/h
17. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.786s 307km/h
18. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.034s 307km/h
19. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.042s 304km/h
20. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 57.245s 305km/h
21. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.288s 307km/h
22. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 57.465s 303km/h
23. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.517s 307km/h
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Vinales sounds lost and frustrated.
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1. i kinda like the new Duc aero package ... for sure better than the the full "hammer head" version


2. great strategy and timing by Repsol ...


3. sad for Folger:

3.1 shitty timing in quali:
(came 2sec too late over start/finish)

https://www.facebook.com/MonsterYama...55398791803046

3.2 shitty timing in race:
(came into pit, same time as Marquez, had to ride through, as team wasn't ready yet ... came in a second time, 1 lap later)

https://www.facebook.com/notes/monst...4377315587176/
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Marquez nailed it changing to slicks on the second lap, and wound up winning the race by a wide margin, Rossi's changeover strategy, or lack thereof cost him at least a shot at the podium, his comments below, results, with MM now leading the championship over Vinales by 14 points, Vinales had his best race in several events, Austria and the Red Bull track next weekend,

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/872...o-race-results

Race results from the 2017 Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, round 10 of 18.
Marc Marquez dominates the Czech Republic MotoGP at a drying Brno, after a clever switch to the soft wet rear and then early pit stop for slicks put the world championship leader into a 20-second lead...

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 44m 15.974s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 44m 28.412s
3. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 44m 34.109s
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 44m 36.440s
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 44m 36.866s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 44m 39.233s
7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 44m 40.053s
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 44m 46.533s
9. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 44m 46.728s
10. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 44m 49.210s
11. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 44m 49.264s
12. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 44m 50.569s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 44m 50.671s
14. Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 44m 54.036s
15. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 44m 56.074s
16. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 45m 0.350s
17. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 45m 1.428s
18. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 45m 9.950s
19. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 45m 39.320s
20. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) +1 lap
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) DNF
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) DNF
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) DNF

Rossi's comments:

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/872...ime-we-re-five

"Normally I’m the stupid one. This time we’re five!"

Valentino Rossi is in self-deprecating form after misjudging when to pit in the flag-to-flag race; was awaiting team’s signal to change to slicks, which came too late.

Thanks to a stirring performance in the second half of the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, Valentino Rossi was able to poke fun at himself, his team and his inability swap bikes at the correct time in a flag-to-flag scenario. "To understand the moment is not my strong point," he conceded.

The Italian salvaged a fine fourth place on the final lap after an error in judgement cost him the shot at a podium at the very least, leading him to later joke that he and five members of his team were ‘donkeys’, as his Movistar crew had not signalled for him to pit as early as was needed.

Sitting first early on with wet tyres on a rapidly drying track, Rossi stayed on track until the end of lap five, losing crucial time to Marc Marquez (who pitted after lap two), Dani Pedrosa and Maverick Viñales (both pitted on lap four).

At first, it appeared this would cost the 38-year old dear. Rossi was 14th on lap six, but set about clawing ground back on the top three. To finish just over two seconds back of Viñales at the flag, after cheekily nicking fourth place from Cal Crutchlow on the final lap, eased Rossi’s strain.

“I’m very happy this time because normally I’m the only stupid,” he quipped. “This time we are four or five. We share the ‘donkey’ name. This time, like I said, we are a bit unlucky.

“It’s always difficult in these conditions with the flag-to-flag. For sure it’s not my stronger point, this type of racing. At the end the result is not so bad. We improve a lot from the other flag-to-flag. I finish fourth. I think before the end of my career we can defeat this flag-to-flag race.

“At the end the result is not so bad. I think in the full dry or the full wet race I can fight for the podium for sure. But remains a good weekend because I work well in the box. I feel good with the bike and I was strong in the wet and dry.

“The race was very hard. I push very hard from the beginning until the end. It’s a shame because we could take more points and arrive on the podium. But it’s like this. Considering the conditions, fourth place is not so bad.”

Pressed on why he had not pitted when it was apparent dry tyres were the best option, Rossi offered, “First of all, it’s a lot different compared to last year because last year, the track never dried up. At the end we finished with the wet tyres. We know this time could be a flag-to-flag, but I didn’t think so on the first lap.

“For some reason, maybe less water, the track dried quickly. Usually in the first lap with the slicks in the wet, we are a bit in trouble with the Yamaha. I tried to push as much as possible in the wet because I was stronger, to have a small advantage with the slick.”

Sunday’s encounter had parallels with the German Grand Prix last year, where Marquez pitted for slicks ahead of the rest, and Rossi lost out. However, the Italian was keen to point out one difference: last year he had disobeyed the team's advice, while this time around the order did not come soon enough.

“It’s not like last year," he said. "We agreed with my team to [show] ‘BOX’ and when I see ‘BOX’ I come back [to pit lane]. Unfortunately the board arrive one lap later. I always have the problem in this condition that I’m first. A lot of riders are helped by being in the second group. One enters and everyone enters.

“The problem is I was a bit too strong in the wet. Last year at the Sachsenring they put the board out for me but I continue. I said, ‘When I see the board I come back. I promise.’ But unfortunately the board arrive a bit too late. To understand the moment to come back is not my strong point. I think I can come back one lap earlier but this time we are also a bit unlucky.

“Anyway, fourth is better than eighth. Also, I enjoy. I recover and there were a lot of battles. It’s a shame, because in a normal race I could fight for the podium in both conditions.”

The performance sees Rossi remain fourth in the championship standings, but the Italian now sits 22 points behind leader Marquez.
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Rossi tops Brno practice.

When have you heard Rossi top a non race weekend practice session?
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Have no idea what those teams who had the second bike in rain tires were thinking. Declared wet race. Track is wet. It is not raining. Either it will start raining again or it will not. If it does not start raining again, slicks will be required. If not, you're already on rain tires. WTH? Second bike needs to have slicks.
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I am puzzled that some of the teams, such as Ducati, did not have the second bike ready when the rider (Lorenzo) pitted. Why would the second bike not be ready when the race begins? I realize that there may be minor adjustments due to changing conditions, but it would seem that the bikes would be 99.9% ready, rather than having a pitted rider waiting for the bike to be race-ready...
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I am puzzled that some of the teams, such as Ducati, did not have the second bike ready when the rider (Lorenzo) pitted. Why would the second bike not be ready when the race begins? I realize that there may be minor adjustments due to changing conditions, but it would seem that the bikes would be 99.9% ready, rather than having a pitted rider waiting for the bike to be race-ready...
I agree heck I run two bikes for that exact reason - rain - and both the dry bike (slicks) and wet bike(rain tires) are always ready to go.

I'm no racer just a track day rider and I have it figured out - and I don't have to pit in and try to get right back out to try and win a race.
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Re: SPOILER - Brno MotoGP

I totally missed that.
They had Lorenzo sitting in the pits waiting for his bike? That's something you wouldn't even expect in the lower racing classes much less in motogp.
Do any other classes/organizations do pit stops during a race? I can't remember seeing one in Motoamerica series this year.
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I think I heard them say that they had the second bikes set up for wet also thinking that the entire race might be wet. When MM switched to slicks it got everyone else racing to switch the back up bikes from the rain tires - or that's the way it seemed.

And how in the hell does Ianonne dump it in the pits? How embarisking.

Honda guessed right/outsmarted the field on this one.
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I don't know why they would have the second bike set up with rain tires... If the entire race was wet and stayed wet, one set of rains should have been sufficient... they shouldn't have to change to a second set of rains mid-race. It actually appeared to me that it was dry enough that they could have started the race on slicks, although that would have been a gamble... and of course, I'm making that judgment from my TV screen.

Also, they showed an additional clip of the Iannone incident... just as he was turning into his pit, another rider (can't remember who it was) pulled out right in front of him. Iannone had to grab the brake to avoid a collision, missing him by inches. It was clearly initiated by the careless action of the other rider...
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I don't know why they would have the second bike set up with rain tires... If the entire race was wet and stayed wet, one set of rains should have been sufficient... they shouldn't have to change to a second set of rains mid-race. It actually appeared to me that it was dry enough that they could have started the race on slicks, although that would have been a gamble... and of course, I'm making that judgment from my TV screen.

Also, they showed an additional clip of the Iannone incident... just as he was turning into his pit, another rider (can't remember who it was) pulled out right in front of him. Iannone had to grab the brake to avoid a collision, missing him by inches. It was clearly initiated by the careless action of the other rider...

I can't remember what the other riders name was either, but he did get a 3 place penalty for being released unsafely by his team and causing Ianone to dump his bike.

As for Lorenzo's 2nd bike, I believe it was set up with full rain tires as oppossed to the intermediates with which they started the race. Weather predictions were that it was going to start raining again sometime during the race and they would need to change to full wet.
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Andrea Iannone grabbed a handful of front break
(no problem, if they had ABS , but as this tec "doesn't need development" and the riders are WAY too good for something like this, motogp doesn't need ABS)
to avoid the outgoing Aleix Espargaro
but hit then, a little, the bike of Alex Rins

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/872...-hit-rins-bike
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Iannone's trademark is tucking the front. Even at 5 mph.

Espargaro's crew should have made sure the coast was clear before sending him off, but who grabs the front brake like that?
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that was a 100% "emergency situation" reaction breaking moment.
some people do it, some don't ... that is something "one" can't really control.

that is like when you grab a live power wire ... some peoples muscle close, some don't
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that was a 100% "emergency situation" reaction breaking moment.
some people do it, some don't ... that is something "one" can't really control.

that is like when you grab a live power wire ... some peoples muscle close, some don't
Without reviewing the recording, I would imagine Iannone, at that point, had already taken his feet off the pegs or was in the process of doing so...
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1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ZwGsRbyEU
2.feet still on the pegs
3.what "much" would the feet have helped , in this case ??
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1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ZwGsRbyEU
2.feet still on the pegs
3.what "much" would the feet have helped , in this case ??
I was thinking he may not have had the option of using the rear brake, but reviewing the video, it is obvious that it would not have made any difference anyway...
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