Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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As you can imagine i think there'll be a few excited RTTL guys dying to watch this and see the track, work out where bits go and soak it up with the upcoming Euro trackday we've all got.

But there's an important thing of a bit of racing going on.

Crutchlows final race (unless he Wildcards), Dovis final on the Ducati, possibly ever.

Rossis last factory race, Pols final race on the KTM etc etc..

Not forgetting Lowes with a very outside chance of Moto2 title.

So, predictions... expectations...
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All 3 Brits to crash ;)
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I reckon Suzuki will let Mir off the leash and tell him to go win. He's played the long game all year and I reckon his team kept him calm

Gonna be a cracker :)
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Cal for the win..... failing that Miller

Lowes to bring home the Moto 2 crown.
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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Cal rides his balls off every race he'll do the same again.

Unless Yamaha have suddenly found that elusive 'something',I can't see Rossi having a glory day.

Dovi's head is down and he's struggling,but he'll want folk to remember his last race.

Pol rides his balls off every race he'll do the same again.

Another track to favour the Suzuki? Will Franco still be on a roll and flying the flag for Yamaha?

Maybe it'll rain and Miller will do the business. Nakagami may be the 10th 2020 winner,he's been threatening for a while now.

I hope Sam can get his hand working in time to give it his best shot.
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Frankie to win again on the 2019 Yamaha - throwing the factory into meltdown over the close season with how they're going to go forward. Rins to be right up there.
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I'm going with 2 KTMs on the podium along with Mir.
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I'm looking forward to see how quickly they get on the pace. They had a test day there a while ago, but the factory lads were on road bikes. They should be faster than the WSB boys, but by how much?

Here's some times to aim for....

1m 40.170 Aleix Asparagus on his factory RSV
1m 41.658 WSB FP3
1m 40.676 WSB Superpole on sticky tyres
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I'm just looking forward to the reaction of the lads who've booked the trip but never really paid much attention to the track until now.
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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They're getting all a bit stroppy here !!! It's like a RTTL politics thread !!!

Hodgson seems to be arguing for no real reason here.
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But he's now contradicting himself.

"It's really hard to learn, you can't believe how different it feels"
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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335km/h down the straight bits...

We may need a bigger boat/bike !
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weeksy wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:16 am They're getting all a bit stroppy here !!! It's like a RTTL politics thread !!!

Hodgson seems to be arguing for no real reason here.
He sort of had a point ;)
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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Yorick wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:39 am
weeksy wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:16 am They're getting all a bit stroppy here !!! It's like a RTTL politics thread !!!

Hodgson seems to be arguing for no real reason here.
He sort of had a point ;)
I'm not sure what it was... They get more time because they've never been there, more setup time, more time for engineers, more time to get to know the track.

The only thing that having shorter sessions would have meant was their times would likely have been slower... Sure

But why not give them more time, it doesn't harm anything and you give all the teams more time to set up bikes and riders.
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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Quartararo on 1.40.8 with 20 mins to go...
its a fucking Epic track, I reckon a fitness regime is in order to be able to enjoy 3 days on the trot round there!
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G.P wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:02 am Quartararo on 1.40.8 with 20 mins to go...
its a fucking Epic track, I reckon a fitness regime is in order to be able to enjoy 3 days on the trot round there!
My fitness regime is a brisk walk to the pub :)
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G.P wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:02 am Quartararo on 1.40.8 with 20 mins to go...
its a fucking Epic track, I reckon a fitness regime is in order to be able to enjoy 3 days on the trot round there!
Loads more to come yet. Salvadori is 10th and he's spent half his career racing around this track so there's a LOT to come from the front guys. Still very much feeling their way.

And yes, it looks like a real test of everything, concentration, physical fitness, bike handling, bravery. Good luck all!
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Sam :clap:
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Into the 1'39"s
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Re: Portimao, final MotoGP of the season 2020

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The new world champ on the last row of the grid.

Who'd have thought that?