Showing posts with label riding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label riding. Show all posts

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 -

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 -

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 -

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.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday With Your Pictures & Roundup of Motogp

Well done to Vinales, Rossi, Crutchlow & all the Riders for a Brilliant 2nd Race at Motogp

Oh my goodness, what a fab race, so much going on. Marquez and Pedrosa losing the bike same place has to be mentioned. What a shock!!

And Lorenzo, what was going on!

And Rins, with his bad ankle, you just had to feel sorry for him.

And Espargaro!

Factory Hondas and Factory Ducati's mmm....

Well all I can say if this is what we have to look forward to for the rest of the Motogp then bring it on....

I wish you had been in my lounge on Monday night, sitting right on the edge of my seat I was!

The problem I have is that I have to wait until Monday evening to watch the Motogp on Channel 5 and because of this I can't even check facebook or twitter because if I do I will no the result before my hubby and that wouldn't be fair would it? Would it?

I'll try to wait.....

Moving on I want to thank everyone who posted their pictures of wheelies on my facebook and twitter pages, if I have missed you out then don't worry, re post and I will add them next time.

Not quite a wheelie but just so brilliant!

The doctor does a fab wheelie!


Breaking area of turn 5 and Rossi makes the break....

Love this.....
And this....

Not sure about the pink shirt.....


Love this one!!

So lets have a look at what is being said around the net about Motogp and the riders with a roundup:-

Vinales - 'We made the tyre decision aleady this morning. The tyre's grip level was really good. I feel really happy and confident. It's like we are in a dream. I have to say thanks to the team. They are doing a great job so let's continue like that. Quote Yamaha Motogp

Rossi - 'Pre season for me was a disaster. I was very sad. But Sunday afternoon when you cross the line is the most important. In my long career, I have learned that you always have to stay concentrated and never give up. A lot of things can happen. The race in Qatar gave me a good vibe because I started to know the bike better and, even if I suffer, I can be competitive on Sunday. I hoped to be stronger here in practice, but I suffered a lot.

On Saturday we were a little bit lucky to catch Q2 in front of Dovi. In warm up I started with the first bike. It was not so bad, but I stopped to try something else. It was important to understand the setting for the race. I was struggling in braking, be we improved the balance. I was very strong, especially after the back straight.

Good start, good first lap, but, especially, I could push to the end. I felt comfortable with the bike, better than in Qatar. The fight with Cal was great. He had a fantastic pace. When I followed, I saw that I had a bit more.

Problem for me is that Maverick did a fantastic preseason. He was always strong. Today, he was not so far, but he was a bit faster. We need to work. Quote - CycleWorld

Crutchlow - 'I managed to stay on the bike, which isn't normal in a tricky situation, when the bike moves a little it's really easy to lose the front' - Quote www.motorsportmagazine

Crutchlow - 'I could've beaten Viales'. - Quote MCN

Espargaro - 'We must be happy. But on the other side, I think we had the opportunity to do a little more. We are missing some speed in the straight to overtake the two guys I was fighting with. (Hector) Barbera and Tito (Rabat). It was a shame because I felt faster and we were faster today. We could have been in front of them at the end of the race, but it was impossible to do it.

 We still have some weak points, but on the other side, I congratulate the guys, they are doing a good job. We are making steps, for sure we are still far away but we are starting to see the light' - Quote UltimateMotorcycling

Smith - ' Today was a great day for us as a team because we scored our first points with both riders. We made a good step forward from Qatar because there we weren't able to fight with the group ahead of us. Here we could both stay with Barbera and Tito for most of the race, so we improved by another 3-4 seconds. I was really pleased with my race.' Quote UltimateMotorcycling

Marquez - ' In your career you always have good and tough situations - I don't like to say 'bad', he added, but it's in these moments that you have to try to learn and get better. We weren't so good at the start of the last season and we won.

This year we didn't start in the best way, but there is a long season left. We have to learn what we did wrong to improve the bike. I'm eighth in the championship, I'm behind. But is important to know that we are in a good level, because we fell in Argentina in the lead.

However, for now the two Yamahas are very strong, Vinales and Valentino'. Quote - Autosport

Pedrosa - 'I lost the front in the second corner. Our bike is very difficult to control in the bumps and generally speaking it was very difficult for the set-up here to run over the bumps - really hard to get the bike 'quiet' said the Spaniard'. - Quote

Lorenzo - 'It was a long time ago, maybe Australia 2009 that I don't make the first corner, very disappointing. I needed more than ever to find the kilometres and laps to keep the improvement we made during the weekend with the position of the bike, with the way of riding using more the rear brake to stop the bike.

 In the warm-up I felt very good, got a good start, but on the first corner I decided to go into the inside, there was a lot of bikes there and somehow I found the rear wheel of Iannone. I touched him just a little bit and the bike was going into the other side and I crashed. Very disappointed. - Quote Autosport

Iannone - 'In my opinion I didn't gain any advantage beause I just moved a bit but then imediately stopped. And also on the first corner, I lost too much because Jorge hit me very hard, and I don't know why I didn't crach, I'm very lucky. Because of this, my opinion is that the Race Direction could have given another evaluation of the situation and maybe not dictate such a penalising ride through.

It's a shame because my pace after the penalty was good, maybe not enugh for the podium, but for sure I could have fought for the top 6' - Quote

Zarco - ''Yes, very very, happy about the fifth position. I got two positions better because Marquez and Pedrosa crashed. But anyway, I was able to fight'. Quote

Well, lots of words....

Here's the leader board.

Just a few thing to note going on elsewhere....

This is going to be fun....

Well done Yamaha team....

That's it for now folks, thank's again for your piccies,  keep posting your piccies on my facebook and twitter and I'll add them next time.

Until later, ride safe......

Thats me....