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    I notice we do not have a MotoGP thread like for F1, does MotoGP have a following on the forum?

    I think now that we have a South African in the top class, there will probably be more people following.

    To start us off, how were those two Marquez moments on Sunday?

    https://youtu.be/JSsASqBgtuQ
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    Epic race

    Brad Binder did some exceptional lap times (consistently) during the latter part of the race - watch that oke, he will on the podium within the next 4 races
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    Quote Originally Posted by JS-V8 View Post
    I notice we do not have a MotoGP thread like for F1, does MotoGP have a following on the forum?

    I think now that we have a South African in the top class, there will probably be more people following.

    To start us off, how were those two Marquez moments on Sunday?

    https://youtu.be/JSsASqBgtuQ
    I believe there will be a strong support base on this forum.

    Those laps of Marques between the 2 accidents may have been the best bit of track action I have ever seen, and I have been glued to F1 and Moto GP for many decades now.

    I am going to say it - I believe he is the best rider ever. Done.

    As for Binder - here comes something special.

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    Nice one - good thread. Fascinating race - MM out would have been enough to ignite the season - injured not so lekker. Great for BB; I really hope he keeps it up - got good praise from the commentators.

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    MM is good.Very good in fact.But he tends to push things just past the limit too often and ends up crashing.Especially in Free Practice.Not sure if this crash is going to cost him but he will be badly injured one day.
    BB is a special rider.Im sure he will reach the top in the next 2 or 3 years.Well liked by commentators and all in the paddock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LC Man View Post
    .....BB is a special rider.Im sure he will reach the top in the next 2 or 3 years.Well liked by commentators and all in the paddock.
    Yip, when interviewed he promptly says what he wants to say (without sounding coached) , but he says it with a almost "boerseun" honesty and humbleness. For sure the commentators and media will latch on to this....it sells easily with viewers.

    He must work this quality into his own Brad Binder branding strategy - maybe he has already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Yip, when interviewed he promptly says what he wants to say (without sounding coached) , but he says it with a almost "boerseun" honesty and humbleness. For sure the commentators and media will latch on to this....it sells easily with viewers.

    He must work this quality into his own Brad Binder branding strategy - maybe he has already
    Having attended one of the KTM open days I can say BB is really an all round nice guy with humility off the track and a steely determination on it. MM is an absolutely brilliant rider but some of his on track antics makes him easy to dislike, hopefully he makes a full recovery soon we need a "villain" in the race.

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    I'm a Rossi and BB fan, but can't argue that MM isn't a top class rider.

    I was in the Addo Elephant Park on Sunday with the family so only caught the highlights of Sunday's GP. Where can I view a repeat of the whole race?
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    Geezit would be fantastic to have a world champion from ZA. I am definitely backing Brad, MM has been my rider since he started, not a fan of Rossi (my son is though). Unfortunately we dont have TV at home so dont watch any of the races unless we are somewhere and it is showing there


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    MM93ís operation went well with apparently no nerve damage. Aiming to rave again at Brno.

    I hope El Diablo wins so that he has a bit of a cushion compared with MM93 to keep the season interesting.

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    Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce_k View Post
    I'm a Rossi and BB fan, but can't argue that MM isn't a top class rider.

    I was in the Addo Elephant Park on Sunday with the family so only caught the highlights of Sunday's GP. Where can I view a repeat of the whole race?
    I was told it is on Yootoob, but I managed a rerun on TV before going looking.
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    I have to agree with Jaconell, MM is the best around, I was originally a Rossi fan but MM is something special to watch.

    Really excited about Brad though, put him on a Yamaha and he'll give MM a hard time.

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    On my side, still have a soft spot for Rossi, although I do think his best is now behind him.

    I always have time for a charger, from back when I started watching (500cc back then) - Kevin Schwantz on that Lucky Strike Suzuki, Mick Doohan on the Rothmans (and later Repsol) Honda, Valentino Rossi (from the lower classes), The Roman Emperor Max Biaggi (some of his duels with Rossi was epic), Casey Stoner (on both the Ducati and Honda), Marc Marquez (Honda obviously) and now Brad Binder (KTM).

    I have great hopes for Brad, his pace was on the ball on Sunday, with a better starting position he will right up there for sure.

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    So Marc has passed his fitness test ??

    How is that even humanly possible? With Honda allowing him to race, it shows me they value the points more than the rider.

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    Their Doctors are probably some of the best money can buy.But passing a fitness test and fighting a 260 HP rocket are 2 different things altogether.
    Many MotoGP riders have been passed fit only to withdraw after Free Practice 1.
    I hope he can ride.If not his chances of another world title are slim in this short season.
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    Marc, Cal and Alex will race this weekene

    Edit: didnít see previous post on phone so duplication :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    So Marc has passed his fitness test ??

    How is that even humanly possible? With Honda allowing him to race, it shows me they value the points more than the rider.
    That is nuts!

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    Just watching the race again(before free practice 1&2 practice starting at 9)and the thing that amazes me is the "saves", when the bike twitches, it is incredible skill to stay in the seat. Like being on a rodeo horse.
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