2016 MotoGP Discussion Thread *SPOILERS*

Dicko

Active Member
I've been every year bar 1 (made redundant and swapping jobs the same week as the race) since 2010. The facilities were improving until last year, and now it's in rapid decline. Have sat in every grand stand except Gardner straight (who incidentally might be out of Jail by now?? Former motorcycle great Wayne Gardner spends son Remy's Moto2 grand prix in Japanese police cell - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ). We still like Siberia the best, but Lukey heights is also good. Bass not so much.
 

Dustin

Moderator
Very mixed conditions at Sepang so far. Qualifying is in the books and here's the top 12:

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Should be an interesting race tomorow...
 

Dicko

Active Member
I can't believe they left Moto3 so long before red flagging the race! that was crash fest and I hope all the riders are OK, I saw one was being air lifted to hospital, but didn't see any results.

Well done to Zarco for defending his Moto2 world title, all classes are now wrapped up.

Well done to Dovi, I think that was a fantastic result and adds one more winner for this years list. I think this record will stand for quite a while.
 

Klurejr

Active Member
Now, go back 2 weeks and say rossi n Jorge don't crash out, the title chase would of come to Valencia.....

Huge props to dovi, about time he had a win.
 

Dustin

Moderator
I enjoyed that MotoGP! Very happy to see Dovi take his second win ever. Well deserved. The battle between Rossi and Iannone was great but I was scared for Andrea when he went down. I'd hate to see him aggravate that injured neck.

I was rooting for Baz to take a podium but it just didn't work out for him. Seems that the Hondas were not working well at Sepang, especially in those conditions.

Moto3 was crazy. I didn't see Moto2 yet but I will try and catch it tomorrow morning
 

Dustin

Moderator
Last race of the year! :( I am looking forward to seeing KTM running around the track with the rest of the teams. I hope they do well.
 

Dustin

Moderator
That Q2 was absolutely incredible. Non-stop action and the guys were riding out of their skins! Lorenzo gave it his all and completely annihilated the lap record and the rest of the field.

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And the best news of all? Kallio and KTM weren't last! Not only did he beat Rabat and Hernandez, he did so by a pretty good chunk!
 

ballmead

New Member
Lorenzo is currently 5th 1.124 seconds off first place (Marquez)
Iannone 3rd fastest on the Suzuki and Vinales 4th fastest one the Yamaha.

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ballmead

New Member
The results of day 1 testing.
Looks like Lorenzo will still be up the front and Rossi now has Vinales to contend with.
Iannone is quite fast too.

Testing, which took place from 10am to 5pm, continues on Wednesday...

1. Viñales, Maverick SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.930s
2. Rossi, Valentino ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.950s +0.020s
3. Lorenzo, Jorge SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.052s +0.122s
4. Marquez, Marc SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 31.102s +0.172s
5. Dovizioso, Andrea ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16/17) 1m 31.131s +0.201s
6. Crutchlow, Cal GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.156s +0.226s
7. Iannone, Andrea ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.165s +0.235s
8. Redding, Scott GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15/16) 1m 31.242s +0.312s
9. Barbera, Hector SPA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2/16) 1m 31.286s +0.356s
10. Pedrosa, Dani SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 31.306s +0.376s
11. Miller, Jack AUS Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 31.477s +0.547s
12. Bautista, Alvaro SPA Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.674s +0.744s
13. Pirro, Michele ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP16/17) 1m 32.068s +1.138s
14. Espargaro, Aleix SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.177s +1.247s
15. Baz, Loris FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 32.315s +1.385s
16. Folger, Jonas GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 32.450s +1.520s
17. Zarco, Johann FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 32.462s +1.532s
18. Rabat, Tito GBR Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 32.578s +1.648s
19. Espargaro, Pol SPA KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.613s +1.683s
20. Smith, Bradley GBR KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.806s +1.876s
21. Rins, Alex SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 32.811s +1.881s
22. Laverty, Eugene IRL Aprilia Test Rider (RS-GP) 1m 32.935s +2.005s
23. Abraham, Karel CZE Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP14.2/15) 1m 33.231s +2.301s
24. Lowes, Sam GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.359s +2.429s
25. Tsuda, Takuya JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 1m 34.110s +3.180s
26. Bagnaia, Francesco ITA Aspar Ducati (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 36.940s +6.010s


* Rookie
 

Dustin

Moderator
I watched a lot of today's test and it was very fun. I'm looking forward to tomorrow! :)

I'm going to make a 2017 MotoGP thread to celebrate!
 
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