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Besides Crutchlow's win in Argentina, what other milestone did it achieve?
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Marquez at it again in qualifying, 3 place penalty.
Can’t help himself can he
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What time is the race at?
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Default Re: MotoGP 2018 Season. SPOILER ALERT

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Marquez at it again in qualifying, 3 place penalty.
Can’t help himself can he
Hes some talent but hes also a flute who doesnt think the rules apply to him.
He causes more accidents than he avoids.

Sunday driving in qualifying without looking about is going to fuck up someone elses race.
3 place penalty is not enough 12 places is whats in the rules, special treatmemt for 93 again....
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Honda and Dorna should get a room together.
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Got to watch MotoGP today -first time in yonks. My god how boring! Marquez is streets ahead of the pack. BT Sports hyping the Brits but in truth they are also rans.
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Lorenzo got his ass handed to him.
Delighted to see that.
Rumour has it Ducati will ditch him at the end of the year.
Might end up at Suzuki.
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Lorenzo got his ass handed to him.
Delighted to see that.
Rumour has it Ducati will ditch him at the end of the year.
Might end up at Suzuki.
Bit early to talk about who is getting shafted at the end of the year init?

Lots of blood sweat and tears to go yet?
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Originally Posted by boyd1005
Got to watch MotoGP today -first time in yonks. My god how boring! Marquez is streets ahead of the pack. BT Sports hyping the Brits but in truth they are also rans.
BSB is way more exciting, but have a look at the supersport 600 race from WSBK at Assen on Sunday, way more competitive and interesting than MotoGP, any of the top 6 could win,.

That commentary and pit lane walk from BT sports is awful too, they’re just spoofing gobsheens with no real knowledge or insight into teams and racing like for example Matt Roberts and Jamie Whitham on Eurosport, 90% of the paddock won’t even talk to Hodgy or that Gavin clown.
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Originally Posted by Japcati
Lorenzo got his ass handed to him.
Delighted to see that.
Rumour has it Ducati will ditch him at the end of the year.
Might end up at Suzuki.
You mean you heard what Keith Huewen said then............

Shit race...moto2..excellent tho..
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Default MotoGP: MotoGP Le Mans: Crutchlow suffers ?mo major injuries? in crash

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow has suffered no major fractures or injuries in his MotoGP qualifying crash today but is still in hospital and looks unlikely to race at Le Mans tomorrow.

The LCR Honda was thrown over the top of RC213V before then being hit again by the motorcycle as it slid along the track behind him.

Crutchlow was attended immediately by the marshals and medical staff at the side of the track, where it became clear that he had not lost consciousness at any moment, but was complaining of pain in the hip region.

He was stretchered off, before being transferred by ambulance to the circuit’s medical centre. Once he was checked over by the medical team at the circuit, he was taken to the Centre Hospitalier du Mans for further examinations, which are still ongoing.

“The most important thing first of all, is that after examination both at the Le Mans circuit medical centre and here at the hospital in Le Mans, Cal has suffered no fractures or major injuries,” said team boss Lucio Cecchinello.

“However, before Cal can be discharged from the hospital, he must undergo a series of blood tests and get their results.

“We will await the results of these tests and reports before making any further decisions, and will endeavour to keep the media and fans updated as soon as we have more information.”
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MotoGP Le Mans - conditions dry

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 41’49.773 162.0
2 20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing DUCATI 41’52.083 161.9 2.310
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 41’55.123 161.7 5.350
4 13 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing DUCATI 41’56.087 161.6 6.314
5 11 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 41’57.192 161.6 7.419
6 10 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team DUCATI 42’00.128 161.4 10.355
7 9 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 42’13.531 160.5 23.758
8 8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL HONDA 42’15.568 160.4 25.795
9 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 42’15.979 160.4 26.206
10 6 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR SUZUKI 42’17.710 160.2 27.937
11 5 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 42’22.077 160.0 32.304
12 4 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 42’24.735 159.8 34.962
13 3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA 42’27.654 159.6 37.881
14 2 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 42’28.072 159.6 38.299
15 1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU HONDA 42’31.759 159.4 41.986
16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA 42’35.033 159.2 45.260
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team DUCATI 42’46.645 158.4 56.872
18 10 Xavier SIMEON BEL Reale Avintia Racing DUCATI 43’01.890 157.5 1’12.117
Not classified
45 Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 15’50.276 158.5 17 laps
53 Tito RABAT SPA Reale Avintia Racing DUCATI 17’02.377 147.3 17 laps
5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 13’33.013 148.2 19 laps
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 6’15.860 160.3 23 laps
19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Angel Nieto Team DUCATI 1’41.096 149.0 26 laps
Not finished first lap
29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR SUZUKI
Air: 24° Ground: 45° Humidity: 41%

MotoGP Le Mans Moto2 - conditions dry

1 25 42 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 40’40.162 154.3
2 20 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 40’42.871 154.1 2.709
3 16 36 Joan MIR SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 40’45.027 154.0 4.865
4 13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Dynavolt Intact GP KALEX 40’47.203 153.9 7.041
5 11 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Dynavolt Intact GP KALEX 40’49.973 153.7 9.811
6 10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 40’50.105 153.7 9.943
7 9 13 Romano FENATI ITA Marinelli Snipers Team KALEX 40’52.455 153.5 12.293
8 8 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA MB Conveyors - Speed Up Raci SPEED UP 40’54.747 153.4 14.585
9 7 41 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 40’55.591 153.3 15.429
10 6 62 Stefano MANZI ITA Forward Racing Team SUTER 40’57.390 153.2 17.228
11 5 40 Hector BARBERA SPA Pons HP40 KALEX 40’58.971 153.1 18.809
12 4 5 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 40’59.703 153.1 19.541
13 3 22 Sam LOWES GBR Swiss Innovative Investors KTM 41’01.274 153.0 21.112
14 2 24 Simone CORSI ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 KALEX 41’03.672 152.8 23.510
15 1 89 Khairul Idham PAWI MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 41’06.158 152.7 25.996
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NED Tech 3 Racing TECH 3 41’09.429 152.6 29.267
17 4 Steven ODENDAAL RSA NTS RW Racing GP NTS 41’12.655 152.3 32.493
18 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 41’24.168 151.6 44.006
19 16 Joe ROBERTS USA NTS RW Racing GP NTS 41’25.771 151.5 45.609
20 95 Jules DANILO FRA Nashi Argan SAG Team KALEX 41’26.002 151.5 45.840
21 52 Danny KENT GBR MB Conveyors - Speed Up Raci SPEED UP 41’26.214 151.4 46.052
22 66 Niki TUULI FIN SIC Racing Team KALEX 41’28.533 151.3 48.371
23 3 Lukas TULOVIC GER Kiefer Racing KTM 41’34.466 150.9 54.304
24 19 Corentin PEROLARI FRA Promoto Sport TRANSFORMIERS 41’37.640 150.8 57.478
25 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 41’47.874 150.1 1’07.712
26 18 Xavi CARDELUS AND Team Stylobike KALEX 42’01.918 149.3 1’21.756
27 80 Cedric TANGRE FRA Yohan Moto Sport TECH 3 42’16.704 148.4 1’36.542
Not classified
21 Federico FULIGNI ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 KALEX 16’46.707 149.6 15 laps
14 Hector GARZO SPA Tech 3 Racing TECH 3 17’19.707 144.9 15 laps
7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Pons HP40 KALEX 13’56.031 144.1 17 laps
27 Iker LECUONA SPA Swiss Innovative Investors KTM 11’01.048 136.7 19 laps
9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 9’41.517 129.5 20 laps
51 Eric GRANADO BRA Forward Racing Team SUTER 1’49.003 138.2 24 laps
10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’52.654 133.7 24 laps
Not finished first lap
32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA SAG Team KALEX
Air: 21° Ground: 38° Humidity: 46%

MotoGP Le Mans Moto3 - conditions dry

1 25 75 Albert ARENAS SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 37’40.056 146.6
2 20 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 37’40.216 146.6 0.160
3 16 42 Marcos RAMIREZ SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 37’40.765 146.6 0.709
4 13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO ITA Del Conca Gresini Moto3 HONDA 37’41.867 146.7 1.811
5 11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 37’42.361 146.6 2.305
6 10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox PruestelGP KTM 37’45.543 146.3 5.487
7 9 14 Tony ARBOLINO ITA Marinelli Snipers Team HONDA 37’47.633 146.1 7.577
8 8 44 Aron CANET SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 37’51.246 145.9 11.190
9 7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 37’51.573 145.9 11.517
10 6 5 Jaume MASIA SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 37’51.760 145.9 11.704
11 5 40 Darryn BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 37’52.067 145.8 12.011
12 4 17 John MCPHEE GBR CIP - Green Power KTM 37’52.129 145.8 12.073
13 3 76 Makar YURCHENKO KAZ CIP - Green Power KTM 37’52.414 145.8 12.358
14 2 10 Dennis FOGGIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 37’52.537 145.8 12.481
15 1 65 Philipp OETTL GER Sudmetal Schedl GP Racing KTM 37’52.802 145.8 12.746
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 37’52.864 145.8 12.808
17 27 Kaito TOBA JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 37’54.453 145.7 14.397
18 22 Kazuki MASAKI JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM 38’08.071 144.8 28.015
19 72 Alonso LOPEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 38’16.535 144.3 36.479
20 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAP THA Honda Team Asia HONDA 38’39.973 142.8 59.917
21 11 Livio LOI BEL Reale Avintia Academy KTM 38’47.419 142.4 1’07.363
Not classified
12 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA Redox PruestelGP KTM 35’55.782 146.7 1 lap
88 Jorge MARTIN SPA Del Conca Gresini Moto3 HONDA 35’55.933 146.7 1 lap
7 Adam NORRODIN MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 36’23.321 144.9 1 lap
33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Leopard Racing HONDA 34’13.182 146.7 2 laps
48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA ITA Leopard Racing HONDA 24’52.813 141.2 8 laps
8 Nicolo BULEGA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 15’36.597 144.7 13 laps
19 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM 5’12.967 144.4 19 laps
Air: 19° Ground: 33° Humidity: 53%
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Default MotoGP: MotoGP Le Mans: Flawless Moto2 win for Bagnaia

Sky VR46 moto2 star Pecco Bagnaia put in a flawless display to take victory today at Le Mans, extending his championship lead to 25 points over sixth-placed Miguel Oliveir.

The Italian, who will move into MotoGP next year with Pramac Ducati, was shadowed by the EG00 Kalex of Alex Marquez for the entire 25 laps but the Spaniard had nothing for Bagnaia and settled for the 20 points with two laps left when he began to suffer engine problems.

Reigning Moto3 champion Joan Mir passed Marcel Schrotter for his first podium finish to join Marquez on the rostrum while Xavier Vierge came from the back of the grid after a fuel pump issue to take fifth place.

Red Bull KTM’s Oliveira was sixth with Romano Fenati taking his first-ever Moto2 points in seventh place. Lorenzo Baldassarri loses his second place in the championship after a crash while Marquez leapfrogs the Italian for third.

Britain’s Sam Lowes had another tough encounter, dropping from seventh on the grid early doors to tenth and then slipping further back for three points in 13th place. Danny Kent ended in 21st place.
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Default MotoGP: MotoGP Le Mans: Marquez wins as Dovi, Zarco crash out

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez extended his MotoGP championship lead to 36 points at Le Mans this afternoon as he cruised to victory over Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi.

But it was disaster for both Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco as the pair crashed out of contention in separate incidents and scored no points.

Ducati’s Dovizioso went down into La Chapelle on lap five after unsettling his GP18 and running wide after just passing Jorge Lorenzo for the lead and then, three laps later, Zarco slid off at turn eight to the horror of the home crowd.

It left Pramac Ducati’s Petrucci and nine-time world champion Rossi to chase Marquez for the win but they had nothing for the Spaniard and he took victory by 2.3 seconds over the Italian with the Yamaha man a further three seconds in arrears.

Petrucci’s team-mate Jack Miller bagged an excellent fourth place after passing Jorge Lorenzo with 14 left to run and Dani Pedrosa eventually followed him through after spending way too much time trying to find a way past the Italian.

Lorenzo’s chances of keeping his works ride have just got smaller, getting beaten by two satellite Ducatis, and his soft/soft tyre combination was fast in the opening laps but he just couldn’t keep it together and he eventually finished nearly three seconds behind Pedrosa.

Rossi, who chose a soft rear, managed to keep his rhythm in increasing track temperatures but the same could not be said for team-mate Maverick Vinales, who ended some 13s behind Lorenzo and only two seconds ahead of Cal Crutchlow, who was still in hospital this morning.

Crutchlow suffered a monster highside in qualifying yesterday and had to spend the night in the Le Mans hospital but was passed fit for morning warm-up and battled to an heroic eighth after finding his way past Aleix Espargaro and and Alex Rins.

Pol Espargaro finished in 11th with Hafizh Syahrin picking up top rookie in 12th, one ahead of Franky Morbidelli. Bradley Smith and Taka Nakagami completed the top 15. Scott Redding crashed out while Iannone didn’t finish lap one, going down at La Chapelle.

Marquez is now on 95 points with, amazingly, Vinales second on 59. Zarco is third on 58, Rossi fourth on 56 and Petrucci moves to fifth on 54. Dovizoso is now ninth and almost two race wins behind.
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Another master-class by the King MM.
Gutted for Dovi and Zarco,they could have made it a race.
Rossi's new strategy of waiting for lads to fall off ahead of him worked out again
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Another master-class by the King MM.
Gutted for Dovi and Zarco,they could have made it a race.
Rossi's new strategy of waiting for lads to fall off ahead of him worked out again
First yamaha home all the same
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Default MotoGP: MotoGP Le Mans: Zarco blames impatience for crash

Monster Yamaha’s Johann Zarco has blamed his own impatience for the crash that robbed him of a potential hometown podium at the Le Mans MotoGP round.

Zarco was sitting behind Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo and said he probably should have waited for the Spaniard’s tyres to drop and for his own fuel load to go down, but he was aware there was also a queue of other riders behind him.

“I think I could have the pace, I don’t know for victory but for the podium, and second place was possible. Normally with the bike getting more light and with less fuel after half-race I could have an advantage. But the problem in all these laps at the beginning of the race to try to overtake Lorenzo has been too difficult,” said Zarco, speaking at the track.

“I tried to do it but I was losing a lot in acceleration and then when you have to catch him back and then think about how to overtake him, this I think took all my energy. I was more than 100 per cent to do it and that is what it pushed me to the mistake in that corner. I did not expect to crash.

“I should have maybe waited to have less fuel and feel more comfortable, and wait that Jorge can go a little bit slower to overtake him. But the way I was pushing already at the moment didn’t give me the possibility to act in this way. If I maybe tried to wait even more, I might have lost more positions.”
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Default MotoGP: MotoGP Le Mans: Podium doesn?t mean problems are solved - Rossi

Valentino Rossi took a pragmatic approach to his Le Mans MotoGP podium yesterday, saying the French track has always been good for Yamaha and, without a couple of crashes, he wouldn’t have been able to take third place.

Last year, the manufacturer dominated and only a late crash from The Doctor stopped a rostrum clean sweep but in 2018 Marquez and Dovizioso had better pace.

“The podium is always important but arrives in a difficult technical moment for us. It is important for me, for the team and for all of Yamaha. After a good weekend, in qualifying I was slow and started from ninth position and I was quite pessimistic as the work we did on Saturday in the end was not good,” said Rossi, speaking at the track.

“Yesterday we worked hard and make some modifications to the bike and it worked well and improved a lot. It improved the acceleration and the grip. This morning in the warm-up it was not so bad as I was P5 and my pace was not so bad.

“I would prefer to say it is good for other race tracks but unfortunately it is the race track that has helped us a lot. We don’t have particular problems, our problems are that our opponents are a little bit faster so we have to work.

“What was more positive was that my rhythm was good and I was able to go faster than in practice, especially as I was able to go fast until the end which is so important.

“This track for us is usually fantastic, last year Yamaha dominated despite my crash as we would have arrived first, second and third. This helps a lot with our bike so we have to work to improve the bike but I enjoyed the race.

“Danilo was always my target for all the race because I overtook at the start but he overtook me again at the first chicane. In my calculations he was the target for the podium. Without some crashes I wasn’t going to be on the podium but I wanted to try to beat him.”
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