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When Dovi smiles it makes me smile.

I think order stays the same with Marquez's bike not failing. Great finish for Zarco, once again.

@jd41 You nailed it. Racecraft. Patience. Utilizing the extra power of the Ducati to coast where he needs, little late on the power, just enough to save tires. Enough for some hard braking late in the race. Plus just putting the bike in the right spot at the right time.

Anyone check out the podium girls. Props to the men of MotoGP for making sure one of them gets hosed down.

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God damn it!! Piece of shit Honda!! That race was awesome but could've been even better had marquez's bike not destroyed itself!

The little Marquez fucked up too and crashed out of the lead in Moto 2, but good job to Nakagami! Didn't know he signed with LCR Honda GP team for next year. Good week for him.

Moto 3 race pretty awesome too. Was waiting for a last-lap carnage, but it never came cuz of the red flag.
That Moto3 race was insane!

I equated it to letting an entire B group session out at the same time and telling them the winner gets a free set of tires. #Meatgrinder
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That Moto3 race was insane!

I equated it to letting an entire B group session out at the same time and telling them the winner gets a free set of tires. #Meatgrinder
Not at any track I've been to. There are always those guys that should be in advance group who like to sandbag cuz it makes them feel better about themselves if they're like 10 seconds faster than everyone in the slower groups lol

However, my closest experience to this moto 3 race was the 2nd practice session with CCS at Road America back in July where they let out ALL lightweight and ultralightweight bikes go out at the same time for a 15-minute practice session. It was chaos...like 50 bikes going out at the same time. First lap out, there were guys going 5-6 wide into a turn at race pace! lol

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"We are not the fastest." Therein lies the key to Dovizioso's success. For sheer, outright lap time, it's a choice between Marc Márquez on the Honda and Maverick Viñales on the Yamaha, as the nine poles from twelve races the pair have racked up between them so ably demonstrates. Yet it has been Dovizioso who has been the most successful this year: his four wins are one more than two young Spaniards, and he leads them both in the championship. Where Dovizioso is winning is with what's between his ears, not what's between his legs. He is thinking his way to a championship.
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Wow. Terrible for MM. For the first time in a long long long time I rooted for Rossi to stay in first to keep the points closer between MM and Dovi (wife's new favorite rider). Alas, it was not so.

This season is shaping up too be super exciting again, just like last.

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Wow. Terrible for MM. For the first time in a long long long time I rooted for Rossi to stay in first to keep the points closer between MM and Dovi (wife's new favorite rider). Alas, it was not so.

This season is shaping up too be super exciting again, just like last.

The last two seasons of MotoGP have been the best in recent memory. The stats show that this championship is the closest at this stage / after 12 races. Five riders with 35 points between them, and the lowest points for the leader. I'm super happy for Dovi too. I hope Rossi and Pedrosa start winning some races as well.

I also wish that Marquez didn't have a blown motor, but hey that's racing ..... at least it does make the championship more interesting
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KTM is following the tried-and-true development method akin to Yamaha's philosophy of small improvements over major changes. Seems to be working so far this season after switching the engine from screamer to big-bang.

KTM has "improved massively" during 2017, says Espargaro



Espargaro credits the recent progress to a series of small changes being made to the bike, rather than one major upgrade or development that has made all the difference.

"It's a bit strange because we didn't change super big parts," he said at Silverstone, where he was 11th fastest in qualifying and finished in the same position after briefly moving forward at the start.

"The parts we change, every time we improve, but we didn't feel like we are doing that. We change small pieces that we think maybe are better, we gain a bit on the engine, power management, even some chassis changes, forks.

"When we do those changes the improvements feel small, but together they are really big. It's super-interesting, because we have improved massively."
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KTM is following the tried-and-true development method akin to Yamaha's philosophy of small improvements over major changes. Seems to be working so far this season after switching the engine from screamer to big-bang.

KTM has "improved massively" during 2017, says Espargaro



Espargaro credits the recent progress to a series of small changes being made to the bike, rather than one major upgrade or development that has made all the difference.

"It's a bit strange because we didn't change super big parts," he said at Silverstone, where he was 11th fastest in qualifying and finished in the same position after briefly moving forward at the start.

"The parts we change, every time we improve, but we didn't feel like we are doing that. We change small pieces that we think maybe are better, we gain a bit on the engine, power management, even some chassis changes, forks.

"When we do those changes the improvements feel small, but together they are really big. It's super-interesting, because we have improved massively."


Good, I'm super happy for him. I'm probably Pol's biggest fan on the board. That dude is fast and aggressive while put together. I've mentioned too many times he could've easily been Lorenzo's replacement.

And on another KTM note, I feel bad for Bradley Smith. He just hasn't seemed to be able to push since he destroyed his knee in the endurance race from 2015. Too bad. He has the skill and brains to be extremely fast, and he kicked ass in 2015 in motogp
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KTM is following the tried-and-true development method akin to Yamaha's philosophy of small improvements over major changes. Seems to be working so far this season after switching the engine from screamer to big-bang.

KTM has "improved massively" during 2017, says Espargaro



Espargaro credits the recent progress to a series of small changes being made to the bike, rather than one major upgrade or development that has made all the difference.

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"The parts we change, every time we improve, but we didn't feel like we are doing that. We change small pieces that we think maybe are better, we gain a bit on the engine, power management, even some chassis changes, forks.

"When we do those changes the improvements feel small, but together they are really big. It's super-interesting, because we have improved massively."

This has been interesting to watch throughout the season. When I was at COTA early in the season I watched the KTM's just because they are new. I understand why these riders are often times called pilots after watching them hanging on to these machines. The KTMs sounded different and they were bucking really badly over some of the bumps and dips that the Hondas and Yamahas were barely noticing. They really had their work cut out for them.
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Valentino Rossi injured in enduro accident | MotoGP

Hope he gets better soon. Possible broken right leg.

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Confirmed. Rossi's out of the championship fight.

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I just got a text from a buddy about this. Bummer man.

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I just got a text from a buddy about this. Bummer man.

Go Dovi!
Hope he heals up soon.

Every MotoGP fan out there will be rooting for Dovi this year. Good guy deserves the title if he keep up the magnificent performance.
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I just got a text from a buddy about this. Bummer man.

Go Dovi!
Hope he heals up soon.

Every MotoGP fan out there will be rooting for Dovi this year. Good guy deserves the title if he keep up the magnificent performance.
I obviously want MM to win another but if Dovi took it, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I'd love for Pedrosa to win one too.

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I obviously want MM to win another but if Dovi took it, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I'd love for Pedrosa to win one too.
I agree with this.

Although I don't see Pedrosa winning this year. In my book there are now 3 options...Marquez, Dovi, or Vinales. I want Marquez to win cuz I'm a fan. I also want Dovi to win cuz I'm a Ducati fan, and cuz I think he deserves it...plus it would be a bit of a slap in the face to Lorenzo to have his teammate win on the same bike
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