Showing posts with label channel5. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday and Chinwagging About Motogp at Texas

Way to go Rossi, 10th Title Getting Closer me Thinks....

Well, well well what a race! Seemed to be so much going on!


Rossi's words....



And the team are happy....



Hi folks, it's that time of the week again when I share your piccies and chinwag about Motogp.

Thanks for all your great piccies so many excellent pictures of bikers doing what they do best with their bikes.

I have added quite a variety this week for you all to take a look at, aren't they great, please keep them coming, I love to see what you folk can do with your bikes, so much talent out there!





Motogp for me is not available until the Monday on Channel 5, thank goodness they cover it.

My way of reading  but not seeing or hearing how the race is going on the actual day is through Twitter.

I log on to my twitter account and the people that I am following send me up to the minute tweets on what is happening at that specific time throughout the race.

It's quite amazing how I picture the race in my head by what others are saying. My emotions go up and down during the race as I picture what is supposedly going on.

Give it a go if you have to wait until the Monday like me to watch the race it's a really good way of getting an idea of what is happening and if your anything like me you may even get a buzz from it!








So, this was the official Motogp Class Tyres which were used for the race that might interest you all....





Well done to Marquez another win at Texas to add to his wins there.....


Brilliant, leading on points, 10th title here you come....






Ok, so here is the best bit other than the photos, the round up of comments from the riders posted around the web, I love doing this gives me an idea of what the riders are thinking....

Folger:- 'It is strange because normally at the end of the race I feel stronger on the bike, especially when the fuel is less, but this didn't happen here, I tried to do like always and adapt with a differenr riding style with the lighter bike but it was not working.

We will analyse everything and see what happened. There was not much time different to the top six so that is positive but I have to learn to make less mistakes and be stronger in the fight'. Quote - Crash.net

Vinales:- 'I couldn't have done anything about this crash, said Vinales, who is now six points behind Yamaha team-mate and new championship leader Valentino Rossi and 12 clear Austin winer Marc Marquez in third.

I know the tyre was not as good as this morning, because on the left side I had some warning at the start of the second lap.'

'I'm disappointed about the race for myself and the team because they worked really good all weekend and then yo get a tyre without the same grip we had in the morning and I crashed doing the same thing as the morning'. - Quote Autosport

Smith:- 'It was a tricky day with tire choice. When the sun came out we were a bit worried about whether the soft tire would really work, and we had done the majority of our work on that tire choice. The hard tire was okay when we had grip but then we had problems when it slowly disappeared. I was a bit nervous when I saw Pol's bike smoking and after that, I just tried to look after the bike and the tires. I started to push a bit to see if I could stay in front of Bautista but he was strnger than us. In the end I just tried to finish the 21 laps to get some important information for the team.

We always knew that this race was going to be dfficult one for us. I'm proud that wwe were able to have a bike that could do one fast lap, now our objective is to move forward and make one that does 21 laps'. Quote - Bradley Smith Website




Crutchlow:- 'It was a good race, I felt confident throughout and my team did a fantastic job all weekend. Of course, I'm a little disappointed not to get the podium because we were very close, but I took oo long to pass Johann Zarco and after that I lost a little bit time running off the track'.

'But I felt comfortable dring the race ad physically strong, and I was still able to push towards the end. I would have liked another podium, but a third in Argentina and fourth here in Texas is good from the last two flyaway races. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the first European round in Jerez'. Quote - Coventry Observer

Marquez:- ' I was playing a lot with the set-up, trying to find staility and have more confidence, for some reason we didn't find it, then I was looking to tyre life because the front tyre I was destroying a lot.

'In the race everone suffered but we were able to manage quite well and I felt better. Bit still it didn't feel like I wanted'.

'The mistake of Argentina was big and I didn't want to repeat it'. Quote - Autosport

Rossi:- It was a great surprise for me and for the team because we were struggling very much with the new bike, especially during the winter'.

'I thik we need more time to understand the setting ad te way to ride it, but at the end this bike is very good, especially in the race and with the used tyres. I'm so happy about Sunday's race, because I wasn't so far from the front and it's also the best result of my career at this track, so its good'.

On the penalty Rossi said:- 'For me, the penalty wasn't right, the problem is we either do it like this, or we crash together at a ery dangerous point. But for me, though accepting Race Direction's decision, the mistake was made by Zarco'.
 Quote - GPUpdate.net

Lorenzo:- Obviously, ninth place is not a good position, because we are here to fight for the championship, and to win. For the moment this is not possble, but we are much closer to the other Ducatis, and we are much closer obviously to the other competitors'. Quote - Crash.net




Steve English had a chat with Mike Webb about the Rossi time penalty and the thinking behind the decision from Race Direction to give 0.3s penalty, here's what was said:-


Interesting read.....













Next Motogp Event:- 7th May 2017, Circuit, Circuito de Jerez, Location, Spain, Circuit Length, 4,423km, Width, 11m, Pole Position, Left, Longest Straight, 607m, Left Corners, Five, Right Corners, Eight

That's it for me folks for this week, I really must try to start gathering this information earlier! I always leave it so late....

Ride safe all and please keep adding your piccies to my facebook and twitter account I love to share them with others, don't forget to like and share.

Laters....


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday and Channel 5 Have Come up Trumps Thank you

7 days, that's all!

Good news folks, Channel 5 will be airing the highlights for Motogp on Monday's, if we or you don't have Sky this is a real bonus!


Hello again, it's me, ready to write about what ever I want to write about.

Really frustating isn't it if you haven't got sky, so pleased to hear that Channel 5 has agreed to air the highlights on Monday's.

 I know that we could pay a subscription fee and watch the races on Motogp but to be honest with you I really feel that we pay out enough for all the channels we have already, and that said we can't find the time to watch all the channels either.

I wrote an e-mail to the BBC last year, yes I did, I was outraged at the fact that they cover all kinds of sports but not Motogp. It was a question of sport that got me agitated, never do they seem to include Motorcyclist, so annoying. Why I asked? This is what I wrote:-



Subject:- Why Motogp is not part of the BBC Coverage

Full complaint:- I watch the BBC all of the time, I love BBC1 and 2, but, I get increasingly frustrated at the fact you do not follow Motogp. Tonight is Friday I watch a question of sport and no question relates to Motorbiking. As I type I am infuriated that everything is around Football, Cricket and Horse Racing! Why? 

Please give me a valid reason. If you want a poll for the bikers in the UK who actually watch Motogp including Prince Harry who himself rides motorbikes let me know and I would be quite prepared to provide the statistics. 

I pay my TV Licence.
Combined Standings Day 1,2,3


The response I was given was this:- (I have written in red what I think of the response)

Thank you for contacting us. I had no choice!
BBC Complaints team

Dear Mrs Cooper
Thank you for getting in touch.

I understand you feel that there is a lack of coverage provided for Motogp. Yes, I do

We have to focus our limited resources on providing coverage of the main sport events or those with a direct connection to the UK. So your saying that Motogp is not a main sport event

 Being publicly-funded we have to ensure the best value for money and fairness for all licence fee payers but this reality inevitably means that some sports - from right across the sporting spectrum - receive less coverage than others. So when you say some sports you mean Motorcycling

We do report on Motogp through our BBC Sport website but I appreciate that you would prefer to see televised coverage. When you say report you don't show the full race

You can find our dedicated section online here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport

All complaints are sent to senior management and production teams every morning and I included your points in this overnight report. They make the decision then, are any of them bikers

 These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the BBC and ensures that your complaint has been seen by the right people quickly. When you say right people do these people appreciate Motogp

This helps inform their decisions about current and future programmes. Really

Once again, thanks for taking the time to contact us. Didn't get me anywhere did it!


So, there you have it. No real reason was given and now Motogp is very close I am getting increasingly annoyed again!


All I can say is if more people made complaints to the BBC maybe, just maybe they would listen.


I cannot thank Channel 5 enough for covering the highlights, I was quite concerned that I wouldn't be able to watch any of the racing only snippets after the occasion that my twitter and facebook friends and Motogp share with me.


Winge over, so we only have a few days left now to wait for the Motogp to start and I know from the posts on twitter and facebook and instagram that we are all ready and waiting.


Rossi, is well ready, you never know what he will pull out of the bag next, such an exciting and unpredictable racer. Not a boring moment when he is on the track.


All of the riders seem to be raring to go this year, it's gonna be one hell of a Motogp.


So I have added piccies of other riders in my blog today as so many have been added to my facebook and twitter pages. Thank you all, I absolutely love wheelies.


Mustn't forget Sic...


Yes Cal we know....



What would I do without my weekly fix of looking at Rossi doing these fabuloso wheelies, absolutely blows me away with the precise way he manages to keep the bike up! And for so long!


BSB starts at Donington park on the 22nd March for all you BSB lovers.



Hubby is cracking on with the plans for our tour later on in the year, ferries booked, first b&b booked going down, Eurocamp booked, just has routes to do and two b&b's coming back up to the ferry. And, from what him and Mike have said we may be staying over in Spain one night whilst we are down there. So much to look forward to.


The Triumph Meet and Greet is tomorrow for anyone interested and is being held at The Delme Arms, 1 Cams Hill, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8QY the evening starts at 7pm in the lounge area of the pub. Mike the Pack leader has said all are welcome.

Maybe will see you there.

Anyway for now, ride safe and keep your eyes peeled for my next blog thank you all for following me.

Until later....