Showing posts with label texas motogp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label texas motogp. 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 19, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday With Your Pictures Included and More

Welcome to chinwagwithme on Wheelie Wednesday!

Hi everyone,

Hope your week after the Easter break is going well. Always hard going back to work after a few extra days off isn't it.

Well, as you can see lots of you have been downloading your pictures on facebook, twitter and instagram, thank you for sharing them we and please do keep them coming.

Apart from the roundup of news from around the web re motogp I have also posted notices of up and coming events around the world that friends have posted to me, just in case, you never know you maybe in the country and able to go.

Next up for Motogp, Texas, this Sunday and I'm sure if your anything like me you just can't wait!

Hello number 90!

Welcome 333!

and welcome number 8!

We all know who this is! And didn't he do well in the last two Motogp's!

Just needs to push a little harder and get the 1st position.

Now this bike above looks pretty heavy to be doing wheelies!



hello number 38

welcome number 7

Brill number 58

fabuloso VR46!

Hello number 1

Wow number 36

Here are some of the trips that are going on here, there and every where!

And now it's time for a roundup of the news from around the web, and we can only hope that the quotes I am adding are not fake news!

Rossi - 'I'm happy to be in Texas. I really like Austin. The first two races of the season went well and I hope to improve the performance of the first days of free practice.

We have much work to do, but I'm confident in my bike and in my team. Austin is a
very difficult track and I love riding here. I have an account to settle with this track because last year in the warm-up I made a big step for a strong race but unfortunately  I made a mistake.

 This year I want to try to have a good race. I also really like the atmosphere at the American circuit and I come to this place always very happily.'

Dovizioso - 'I was very disappointed after Argentina but now we have to think of the next round at COTA It's a fantastic track, one of the best in the championship, and it has really different characteristics to the previous two in Qatar and Argentina.

I've always done well at COTA, in 2014 and 2015 I managed to get onto the podium, while last year things were going really well until I was hit by Pedrosa' - Quote

Lorenzo - 'Austin is a beautiful circuit, where I have not yet managed to win, but where Ducati, for example, has been on the podium for the past three years, it is a good place to test ourselves, to continue with the evolution of the Desmosedici and to continue adapting my riding style.

In the team we are positive, we are all working hard and I am convinced that soon we will change this bad stretch.' - Quote

Vinales - The next round is Austin and I'm happy because I won my first race there in Moto2, I've always been very strong here. I also did one of my best results in America the last year, so I think it's good track for my riding style. I love the up and down track, with lots of elevation, so I'm so excited to see hw my M1 will work here and how I'm going to feel riding the Yamaha. I'm confident and I know that I can do another good race weekend.' - Quote CycleWorld

Folger - 'I am excited for the next round in America, especially after the Argentina GP, where we had such a good weekend. We learnt a lot there, but the area that I improved the most in was myself, plus we made some really solid steps forward with regards to the start of a GP. So, I will take all the positives from there to Texas and I'm certain that we can make some more progress and seize a high point scoring finish, just like we did at the last round. I really like the COTA circuit and its physically demanding nature, and after the good result at the last event, I have a high level of optimism. I feel confident on the bike and we are all keen to get going, so I am very excited about riding my Yamaha at this awesome track.' Quote -

Marquez - 'I want to get a good result and Texas is a circuit that I like. I'm not even talking about winning, but about fighting for the first podium of the year.

We need a bit of stability because Vinales has won twice already and Valentino has been on the podium twice. Both  Yamahas appear to be very competitive.

If there's a chance of winning in Austin, I will try, but we have to understand if it's possible. We must learn from the error in Argentina.

We'll see when we get there, but I insist that a podium finish would be ideal to regain some stability.' Quote - Autosport

Marquez - 'After the Argentina race, I'm happy to go to a track I love as much as Austin, although of course I would have preferred to arrive there in a better position.' Quote - Ultimate Motorcycling

Pedrosa - ' We had the chance to spend a few days back home in Europe, to rest a little and also to do some good training, and now I can't wait to get back on my bike in Austin.

It's a pity we didn't get points in Argentina, but we'll put that behind us and concentrate on the positives. Now that we know more about our bike, we'll work to improve the stability and the general setup, and hopefully we can take another step this weekend. I like the circuit and visiting Austin and the fans are really fantastic there, so let's hope for a good weekend in Texas.' Quote -

So, thats it for this week, just some of the comments made by these fabulous riders, all of them keen to get going again. Who's your bet on for Texas?

Hi number 19

and number 2

Brilliant number 25

And more events going on around the world...

Did you know?

There have been 29 previous GP events in the USA and the only riders competing in the class that have won at any of the American circuits are Rossi, Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Marquez.

You can watch Motogp this weekend on BT Sport 2 Friday 21st April 15.00pm - 22.00pm, Saturday 22nd April 15.00pm - 22.15pm, Sunday 23rd April 15.00pm - 22.00pm and Channel 5 Highlights on Monday 24th April 19.00pm.

You can also listen to race on TalkSPORT2 - Live commentary of the race on Sunday.

For now folks that's it, I must just add to my Triumph friends that we went riding with on Easter Sunday, my apologies, I haven't finished my blog on our rideout but I will I promise....

Remember to send me your wheelie pictures via facebook or twitter and I'll add them to my Wheelie Wednesday blog and tell me in the comments if you think I should add your pictures of your motorbikes that you send me or not. I would love to know what you would like me to write about too.

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Until later, ride safe folks....