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Old 27.08.2017, 01:37 PM
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Bumper cars between Perez and Ocon again. No idea why the stewards didn't take any action on the second one which left debris all over the track, when they rightly punished Perez for the first one.
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Old 27.08.2017, 01:45 PM
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Great stuff at the British MotoGP. Canet was a worthy winner of Moto3, up from 16th on the grid, but a bit of a question mark as the race was red-flagged on the last lap.
Oh, no! Alex Marquez fell off from the lead of Moto2 and both Nakagami and Pasini swept past his team mate, Morbidelli, for the top podium places.

MotoGP still to come!

p.s. Apparently, there was a GP going on in Belgium at the same time. Some guy in a German car won.
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Old 27.08.2017, 04:27 PM
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Not a wonderful day for everyone called Marquez @ Silverstone. Marc's Honda engine blew up with 7/20 laps to go in the MotoGP event.

Maybe he should start a misery club with F. Alonso, whose Honda-engined McLaren gave him another DNF in Belgium.
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Old 27.08.2017, 05:25 PM
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Maybe he should start a misery club with F. Alonso, whose Honda-engined McLaren gave him another DNF in Belgium.
Max and his Red Bull ain't that much better,guess Fernando talked himself out of better teams.

not a great GP,just no over taking at the front as usual.
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Old 29.08.2017, 01:50 PM
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The non-American really has to do a fair bit of research to get to grips with the Gateway 500 IndyCar race. For a start, it’s not 500 miles, like the Indianapolis 500, it’s 248 laps of 1.25 miles, which adds up to 310 miles. Here’s where the swindle comes in; that’s 500 kilometres. Worse, the announcers kept banging on about St. Louis, which is in Missouri, when the track is actually a bit to the east of there at Madison, Illinois. Even worse, the current Gateway Motorsports Park was once known as the St. Louis International Raceway.

The newly paved track is a bit tricky. Kanaan crashed on the parade lap before the race even started and the Aussie whinger went out at turn 1. He lost it after Newgarden had the cheek sweep past to undertake him for the lead. Natch, the whinger blamed it on his team mate in his inevitable interview.

After that, it was fairly good mannered, with one or two exceptions, and most of crashes took place in advert breaks in the highlights edition. Newgarden bumped past another team mate, Pagenaud, for the lead in the final stint and Pagenaud's attempts to avoid a slide up to the wall let Dixon past for a 2nd place finish. So much for the predicted Penske 1, 2, 3, 4.
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Old 03.09.2017, 02:54 AM
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To make Grand prix's's more interesting, I think perhaps a slow moving vehicle or 2 should pootle around the circuit in the opposite direction to the racers.

It would certainly test the reaction of the drivers and their brakes!

This thought occurred to me driving to Fort William yesterday when an RV driven by an elderly Swiss gentleman suddenly appeared in front on the wrong side of the road.

It's amazing what details the brain processes as your life flashes before your eyes
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Old 03.09.2017, 10:45 AM
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Pootling sounds as interesting an idea for livening up GPs as praying for rain. Yesterday was definitely a good day for feeling superior to Italians with the sun blazing down here and Monza turned in to a paddling pool. And with that 2.5 hour rain delay, the replay on Channel 4 was definitely the best place to watch the qually session.
Best crack of the day came from the other bloke (the one who's not DC) about Alonso: with his enormous number of gird-drop penalty places (35), he'll be starting the race from Spa.
Oh, yes, and Louie Samilton is now the all-time leader in poles.
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Old 03.09.2017, 01:09 PM
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Valentino Rossi is described as ‘the nine-world champion’ in reports that he fell off a motorcross bike in training and broke his right leg. Does that mean that Pluto has been reinstated as our ninth proper planet in his honour?
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Old 03.09.2017, 06:05 PM
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To make Grand prix's's more interesting, I think perhaps a slow moving vehicle or 2 should pootle around the circuit in the opposite direction to the racers.

It would certainly test the reaction of the drivers and their brakes!

This thought occurred to me driving to Fort William yesterday when an RV driven by an elderly Swiss gentleman suddenly appeared in front on the wrong side of the road.

It's amazing what details the brain processes as your life flashes before your eyes
today's GP was dreadfull,the Merc's both turned there engines down with half the GP togo.not sure we need to add on coming traffic or even reverse grids but they have to do something and when ever they do a mayor rule change they just seem to go from one dominating team(Red Bull) to another(Merc).

we either have power circuits where you can over take unless its on fresh rubber or DRS or street circuits where its all about down force and there's still very little over taking places on those tight circuits.

its amazing watching the classic F1 races on sky from 10 years ago when the racing was so much better and fun.
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Old 03.09.2017, 06:48 PM
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A very easy win for Louie and nothing terrifically great happening behind him.

Meanwhile, the IndyCars are at it around The Glen at this moment of your minutes and there's Labour Day Weekend CFL to follow. The words potato and couch are top of the list for today.
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