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Old 08-12-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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MotoGP: Turning it up to Eleven (spoilers)

Just a week after the flat plane of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, MotoGP reconvenes in the hilly countryside surrounding Brno. It is self-evident that the only thing that can stop Marc Marquez is himself and don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen. Looking to history doesn't provide any relief either, because Marquez has won at the Czech track for the last two years.

So, possibly, the excitement will come mostly from the lesser classes and the silly season. Jack Miller still holds a 19 pt lead in Moto3 and did creditably well here in 2013 on the out-gunned Honda. Ice-cool Finn Mika Kallio chopped teammate Tito Rabat's points lead to 7 in Indiana and will be looking to reprise his 2013 win at Brno.

The silly season is approaching terminal velocity, with word expected on the fate of a variety of riders, including the aforementioned Miller and Kallio.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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So, possibly, the excitement will come mostly from the lesser classes and the silly season.
I find watching Marc all by himself to be quite exciting!?!
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #4
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I find watching Marc all by himself to be quite exciting!?!
Yeah his style is great to watch.
Still I would prefer some dirty last lap last corner passes for a change.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Yeah his style is great to watch.
Still I would prefer some dirty last lap last corner passes for a change.
Yeah, but I think of everybody out there right now, Crazy Joe could give him a run if he was on better stuff. Maybe we see that next season.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:42 PM   #6
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Yeah his style is great to watch.
Still I would prefer some dirty last lap last corner passes for a change.
They owe him a few, the problem is they cant get close enough on the last lap to pay him back....the yamaha's need to turn it up one louder and faster

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:17 PM   #8
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In. I'll be rooting for Marc because I believe he has a shot at all races sweep this season.
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I'm in for the sweep.
But, I want to see that first six laps of paint swapping too.

Moto3 will be the usual edge of the seat, nail biting fun. Which guy will think: "This will be the race I win going into the last corner in front."

It could happen, but not in this ten-pack.
Looking for a battle in Moto2.
I'll have to squeeze my viewing between weekend honey-do list and some cycling, my poor attempt at fighting the fat.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
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The silly season is approaching terminal velocity, with word expected on the fate of a variety of riders, including the aforementioned Miller and Kallio.
Kallio back on a Ducati?
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Kallio back on a Ducati?
well I sure hope not. Didn΄t work out the last time round.

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Old 08-15-2014, 02:19 AM   #12
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Looks like Lorenzo et al will need to turn it up to 12 to stop Mr Marc
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:59 AM   #13
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i dont find motogp boring at all.The writing is on the wall when MM passes two former world championship winners on very good bikes in ONE manouvre.What i find amazing is his transitions from one side to the other is faster then others and the ground he can make up from braking to apex is huge!
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:41 AM   #14
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Yeah his style is great to watch.
Still I would prefer some dirty last lap last corner passes for a change.
Agreed. Although the scraps of the first halves this year is certainly a whole staircase of steps up from the 10-12 seasons.

Brno is a fun track. And the only one I've seen the circus live at so far. I like the fact of being witness to history written, but if anyone else is to grab number one I hope it's the old man, for old times' sake. And this is the track to do it (just like the ten before ).
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:23 AM   #15
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Despite Marquez winning all so far this season, I have found MotoGP to be a bit more interesting than the procession it has mostly been for the past couple or three years. There have been a few tussles up the front, but still nothing like when Rossi was being challenged by those after knocking him off his perch.

It is good to see Rossi back in the mix again. He has charisma that is good for the sport. Marquez is still young, but his pleasant personality is good too, and will develop with time.

Lorenzo, on the other hand, try as he might (and improve he did) just didn't seem to have much to offer other than smooth style on a bike. As for Stoner, though probably a nice guy in himself, just didn't seem to care beyond what he did on the track

Still, it is the Moto3 class that has provided the most exciting racing for a while now. Often the leading group has had half a dozen or more, all frequently swapping positions. The lead sometimes changes several times in a lap, and it is not unusual for a race to finish with several also rans within a second of the winner. That championship will surely play out until the last race.
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