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#4482247 - 07/10/19 12:09 PM MotoGP rider Marc Marquez makes it a perfect 10  
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Anyone else following MotoGP? I have been fan for ages and feel blessed to be able to experience Rossi in his prime and now Marc Marquez at the top of his game (MotoGP class champion 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018). He looks to be on course for his 6th MotoGP championship this year. Impressive, hard work from the rider.

At the German GP last weekend Marquez made the "perfect 10." For the past 10 years at the Sachsenring circuit he has been on pole position and won his class race.

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#4482351 - 07/11/19 04:17 AM Re: MotoGP rider Marc Marquez makes it a perfect 10 [Re: Patrocles]  
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I followed it religiously until they canned the last of the 2 strokes, pricing the privater out of the competition. I wonder if any of these kids could tame a 'Big Bang' V4.

wink Oh well, Get off my lawn kid.


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#4482675 - 07/13/19 05:11 PM Re: MotoGP rider Marc Marquez makes it a perfect 10 [Re: Brit44 'Aldo']  
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Originally Posted by Brit44 'Aldo'
I followed it religiously until they canned the last of the 2 strokes, pricing the privater out of the competition. I wonder if any of these kids could tame a 'Big Bang' V4.

wink Oh well, Get off my lawn kid.


My word! how old are you? I have seen a few documentaries on MotoGP and they state the last privateer to even win a grandprix was like 40 years ago. It has been pretty clear for the past 30 - 40 years or more that with increased costs and competition that privateers were never going to do much against well-funded factory teams and factory satellite teams. did you get to see "king kenny" (Kenny Roberts 3-time world grandprix champion) take on Barry Sheene (2-time world grandprix champion)? from the clips and descriptions it sounded like a clash of giants when these two were going at it over several years.

Interesting how you bring up the old 2-strokes. I have seen many comments by Kenny Roberts, Mick Doohan (5-time world grandprix champion 1994-1998, still working/supporting Honda and Marc Marquez), Rossi (9-time world champion, my favorite rider and the "old man" still racing at 40years of age!) when asked if riders of today could adapt to older machinery. All of them say the riders of today on their 4-strokes, ECUs, traction control bikes are extremely motivated mentally and physically and would easily adapt to the older 2-strokes. And for those out there who think traction control is for babies all of these older riders said they would use TC without hesitation to at least avoid or reduce the number of dangerous high side crashes alone! LOL

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#4482833 - Yesterday at 12:34 AM Re: MotoGP rider Marc Marquez makes it a perfect 10 [Re: Patrocles]  
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Very impressive, indeed! Being from Kentucky I was a 'Kentucky Kid' Nicky Hayden fan. I only live a couple of hours away from his family's town. With all due respect those bike racers are 'crazy'!

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My word! how old are you?

I am old enough to have been lapped (in a sprint race) by a couple of kids named Hayden (#69 & #13) in 1994 at Gratten MI (CCS light weight twins) . I think they were 11 and 13 at the time.

4 stroke only GP racing is nothing more then WSB, or even less then. I prefer two separate series that allow the manufacturers to push the limits of technology. It is true that the premier class will never be privateer friendly, but I would have liked to see Moto2 a mix of 250 2t against non spec 600 4t and Moto3 stay with the 125s for cost reasons. It costs twice as much to develop and maintain a racing 4t. Modern 4t are not the forgiving XR 600s.

To counter this, FIM made Moto2 a "spec" series, utilizing a single engine provider. The FIM has chosen "spec racing" to keep the cost down and crush 2t. I would still like to see a study for the carbon footprint (from manufacturing through crushing) of a titanium valved 4t compared to a same CC 2t using modern, biodegradable 2t oil.

I just billed out 2 YZF450 rebuilds and 2 CR 125 rebuilds. The YZF rebuilds were each engine only (engine cases had to be replaced). Both were in excess of 2K and required no transmission gears or clutch parts. One CR was a top end with new Honda cylinder ($675) (serious cold seizure, owner is a squid frown I just went through this entire bike last year when he purchased it) The other CR is rebuilt crank, new piston-main bearings-gaskets-seals, complete trans cluster (used), new linkage bearings, new wheel bearings for Talon hubs, swing arm assembly (used with good bearings, chain slider and flawless chain adjuster threads ( lucky find on Ebay)), and god knows how many miss matched bolts replaced. The cost of this this CR is under 1800.

Fortunately for the world, no one cares what I think biggrin 2 Stroke, using biodegradable oil, RULEZ . Forgive me that I do not see the world the same as you do. smile This has been a civil exchange of ideas. Thank you, it seems hard to find on the interweb.


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Not really followed the MotoGP scene since the demise of the 2stroke.
Most of my bikes have been 2 stroke, singles, twins, triple, never had a 4 cylinder 2t tho, but always have desired an RG500.

Loved my IT465 single, was a great bike and had many happy miles on it on and off road and on track too.


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