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Old 15 Aug 2018, 10:55 (Ref:3843738)   #151
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Great battle between Marquez and Lorenzo, just wait till they are on the same bike next season, it's going to be close!
It will certainly be "interesting" but will Jorge do what he did when he went to Ducati ? and take a time to get used to the bike ?
On the other hand Marquez will be as determined as ever to prove he is "top dog" and it might well get to the stage when Lorenzo and Rossi were at loggerheads at Yamaha
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Old 16 Aug 2018, 00:55 (Ref:3843927)   #152
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I have "strung" a few bits of video together that I have taken at the Almeria circuit from loads that I have taken at various times, just to show you what it's like if you have never been there.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmx-ASSx9GQ

One main thing, they don't get any complaints about noise
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Old 18 Aug 2018, 03:43 (Ref:3844391)   #153
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I have "strung" a few bits of video together that I have taken at the Almeria circuit from loads that I have taken at various times, just to show you what it's like if you have never been there.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmx-ASSx9GQ

One main thing, they don't get any complaints about noise
Looks great. Like a club racing circuit in the old days, but a bunch safer.

Do they ask everyone present to drive around and clean the sand off the circuit before they begin testing ?

Will they allow you to hire and use the track?
Track day business and holiday centre is looking good.
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Old 19 Aug 2018, 10:30 (Ref:3844572)   #154
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Michelin actually own the track and had it built as a test facility in the early 70s. I've no idea how much it cost to hire the circuit but the cost to individual riders on track days is very reasonable. Since I have been going there it has grown outwards and now incorporates another separate race circuit and various off road tracks for testing all sorts of vehicles.
I just go up there and take "pot luck" but mostly it's corporate days for motorcycles and occasionally cars on the actual original tarmac circuit with a lot of "born again" bikers reliving their "yoof" ! The winter testing for the various championships can be "locked down" but I normally find a way in.

This is from their blurb.
In order to ensure customer satisfaction and safety, Michelin must evaluate the performance of its products on test tracks. Its Centre d’Expériences Michelin Almería (CEMA) experimentation center in Almeria, southern Spain occupies 4,500 hectares in a beautiful desert area with the lowest rainfall in Europe. Michelin decided to integrate preservation of this area as a core objective of its presence in the region, proving that technology and ecology can go hand-in-hand.
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Old 24 Aug 2018, 16:24 (Ref:3845808)   #155
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Well baring it p*****g hard this weekend any guesses who will be on the top of the podium in Moto 1 this weekend ? Perhaps we might have a British winner ? I have narrowed it down to 3 candidates but you never know if the skies decide to open
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Old 24 Aug 2018, 20:20 (Ref:3845853)   #156
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Great live programme on FB by the BT sport crew, F1 could really learn a lesson from this. Take the sport to the fans - love MotoGP.
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Great live programme on FB by the BT sport crew, F1 could really learn a lesson from this. Take the sport to the fans - love MotoGP.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/btsport/posts/
Yes I watched it on BT sport, all the practice has been live all day as well.
It's not often that I praise BT as I have had nothing but aggro from them for the last 3 years, but on this occasion
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Old 25 Aug 2018, 20:08 (Ref:3846040)   #158
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Lorenzo on pole in mixed conditions. It's amazing what confidence can do to this guy. Honda knows what to do now, give Lorenzo a bike he can be confident with and he can beat anyone. Perhaps even Marquez.
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Lorenzo on pole in mixed conditions. It's amazing what confidence can do to this guy. Honda knows what to do now, give Lorenzo a bike he can be confident with and he can beat anyone. Perhaps even Marquez.
If he can learn how to do those "trick" low side saves he might, however he may find that the Honda is a bit more of a handful than he thinks !
Whatever it will liven the 2019 series up
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Old 25 Aug 2018, 22:59 (Ref:3846053)   #160
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tux should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtux should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridtux should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
So whats the story then? Silverstone drop the ball? The resurfacing contractors screw up? Or Moto GP Twitter working its self up over nothing?
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Old 26 Aug 2018, 10:37 (Ref:3846127)   #161
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Ducati 1-2. Can they keep it in the race? We'll see. Would shake things up further
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It's all going to be down to what team sets the bike up for the conditions that prevail or that can change as the race goes on. I think that it could be anyone out of a half a dozen, and not necessarily a works team
That's if they actually race at all as it's not looking good at the moment !!
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MotoGP race director Mike Webb said the cancellation of the British Grand Prix was because Silverstone's new-for-2018 asphalt was not safe enough to race under wet conditions.
In an attempt to get rid of long-standing bumps and give the circuit layout a consistent asphalt, Silverstone was resurfaced in its entirety for the first time since 1996 at the start of this year.
But multiple MotoGP riders complained the bumps were no better when British GP running kicked off on Friday.
When rain started falling during practice four on Saturday, several riders crashed at Stowe - including Tito Rabat, who broke his leg as he was struck by Franco Morbidelli's bike.
The race then had to be cancelled outright due to persistent rain on Sunday.
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Old 27 Aug 2018, 11:03 (Ref:3846492)   #164
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What a downer, shame for everyone. Big shame they can't do what they did with Qatar and just move it to Monday. Ah well
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That ought to be the end of that dump holding a GP race you hope.

Mate of mine had to pay £35 to park his car.

That is enough for me never to even contemplate supporting this event, that is borderline inhumane in my opinion, pathetic.
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