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In what could be the dumbest news you'll read all year Formula 1 have trademarked the "Shoey" :roll: :roll:

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Post by bonehead » May 1, 2018, 6:13 am

In Motogp news, young Aussie Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has broken both legs and 1 ankle during training. Massive shame for him he's come on in leaps this season.
Another up and comer to watch on the bikes is Billy Van Eerde in the Red Bull rookies and Asia Talent cup, he's only about 14yo going very well.

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Post by Sossman » May 1, 2018, 2:37 pm

bonehead wrote:In Motogp news, young Aussie Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has broken both legs and 1 ankle during training. Massive shame for him he's come on in leaps this season.
Another up and comer to watch on the bikes is Billy Van Eerde in the Red Bull rookies and Asia Talent cup, he's only about 14yo going very well.

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Bad luck for Remy. He's been better this year and visibly improving his racecraft.

Let's be fair though. He's not at the Marquez / Zarco god-tier in Moto2 so not sure how long he should keep battling away burning Dad's money.

To have any sort of future in MotoGP you need to be rinsing the opposition in the junior categories.

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bonehead wrote:In Motogp news, young Aussie Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has broken both legs and 1 ankle during training. Massive shame for him he's come on in leaps this season.
Another up and comer to watch on the bikes is Billy Van Eerde in the Red Bull rookies and Asia Talent cup, he's only about 14yo going very well.

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Bad luck for Remy. He's been better this year and visibly improving his racecraft.

Let's be fair though. He's not at the Marquez / Zarco god-tier in Moto2 so not sure how long he should keep battling away burning Dad's money.

To have any sort of future in MotoGP you need to be rinsing the opposition in the junior categories.

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Gardner isn't short on talent, he's no freak but every time he's been on decent equipment he's had good results.
Next year will be interesting for him, likely stays at Tech3 on a ktm chassis with the new triumph engines. KTM australia keen to back him.

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bonehead wrote:In Motogp news, young Aussie Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has broken both legs and 1 ankle during training. Massive shame for him he's come on in leaps this season.
Another up and comer to watch on the bikes is Billy Van Eerde in the Red Bull rookies and Asia Talent cup, he's only about 14yo going very well.

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Bad luck for Remy. He's been better this year and visibly improving his racecraft.

Let's be fair though. He's not at the Marquez / Zarco god-tier in Moto2 so not sure how long he should keep battling away burning Dad's money.

To have any sort of future in MotoGP you need to be rinsing the opposition in the junior categories.

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Gardner isn't short on talent, he's no freak but every time he's been on decent equipment he's had good results.
Next year will be interesting for him, likely stays at Tech3 on a ktm chassis with the new triumph engines. KTM australia keen to back him.

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He might, MIGHT, do well in Superbikes.

He's not MotoGP calibre, and if you've ever seen him interviewed you'd know this is Wayne living through him vicariously.

Miller on the other hand has shown he's the real deal this year.

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Post by bonehead » May 1, 2018, 7:43 pm

been following him from the cev moto3 in 2014, he's his own person a lot more since joining Tech3 and has started to mature from the cheeky brat.
I'd agree I don't think he's motogp quality and pending opportunities I'd like to see him on a decent supersport bike, it was almost a shame he missed following through the German superstock factory yamaha ride when he replaced the rider on the Tasca bike in 2016.
His CEV moto2 rides in early 2016 were impressive, replaced by Lecuona who couldn't replicate same results.
That Tasca bike was a 2yo piece of junk with no spares and minimum of crew. Last year he started out bad with the broken ankle and never really recovered so it was good to see the improvement early this year after Vierge left tech3 and they tried him on the setup Vierge was running suddenly made a big jump.
As I said, I'm biased and a fan of his, as I was his dad but there's a lot more than a surname involved here he definitely has some ability.
World Championship bike racing is a big bucks game, you need backing and then some.
More talented kids won't get the same chances and that's a massive area Aussie racing and business needs to address, the Europeans have the pathways sorted and seem to be more patriotic than us who'd rather run down the tall poppy.
Follow Van Eerde, I reckon he'll be competitive against the Oncu boys in the Red Bull rookies, already won a race in Asia Talent cup.

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Post by Sossman » May 5, 2018, 5:16 pm

bonehead wrote:been following him from the cev moto3 in 2014, he's his own person a lot more since joining Tech3 and has started to mature from the cheeky brat.
I'd agree I don't think he's motogp quality and pending opportunities I'd like to see him on a decent supersport bike, it was almost a shame he missed following through the German superstock factory yamaha ride when he replaced the rider on the Tasca bike in 2016.
His CEV moto2 rides in early 2016 were impressive, replaced by Lecuona who couldn't replicate same results.
That Tasca bike was a 2yo piece of junk with no spares and minimum of crew. Last year he started out bad with the broken ankle and never really recovered so it was good to see the improvement early this year after Vierge left tech3 and they tried him on the setup Vierge was running suddenly made a big jump.
As I said, I'm biased and a fan of his, as I was his dad but there's a lot more than a surname involved here he definitely has some ability.
World Championship bike racing is a big bucks game, you need backing and then some.
More talented kids won't get the same chances and that's a massive area Aussie racing and business needs to address, the Europeans have the pathways sorted and seem to be more patriotic than us who'd rather run down the tall poppy.
Follow Van Eerde, I reckon he'll be competitive against the Oncu boys in the Red Bull rookies, already won a race in Asia Talent cup.

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I'll have a look but usually don't watch much bike racing outside of WSBK and MotoGP (all 3 categories)

Oh and loving watching Bayliss get around on ASBK.

Australian feeder pathways too reliant on freakishly talented supercross kids who manage to make the switch.

The spanish have their kids riding road bikes really early on. There is footage only of Marquez as a 10y/o riding 125cc's.. can barely reach the footpegs. We need a SE Asia CEV-level championship with at least 50% of the races in Australia.

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Post by bonehead » May 6, 2018, 7:10 pm

Van Eerde not the best 1st race in rbr cup, 19th, whilst the freak Turk twins Can and Deniz Oncu took 1st and 4th.
Rossi & Marquez show on again tonight

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Post by raiderskater » May 27, 2018, 8:18 pm

Everyone ready to watch Dan get his long-overdue Monaco win tonight?

I am except that I don't trust ol Crashstappen not to do something stupid. Or Red Bull not to screw it up.

Also, the fact that the European races now start at 11pm instead of 10pm is killing me. Monaco is always a near two-hour race.
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Post by Sossman » May 27, 2018, 8:21 pm

Danny Ric is in ridiculous form this weekend. He should be fine as long as there isn't some BS mid-race VSC.

Best race of the year. Pumped.

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Post by bonehead » May 27, 2018, 9:02 pm

I'll be camping on the lounge with alarm set

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Post by raiderskater » May 27, 2018, 9:59 pm

Sossman wrote:
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He should be fine as long as there isn't some BS mid-race VSC.
...which is exactly what I'm worried his idiot teammate will cause.
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Post by raiderskater » May 28, 2018, 1:01 am

That was just as stressful as Friday night. JFC, good thing I'm not getting my blood pressure taken this week.
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Post by Sossman » May 28, 2018, 1:03 am

Amazing stuff. Ricciardo is a legend.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 28, 2018, 7:27 am

Good weekend for Aus Motorsport, with Power winning at the Brickyard as well


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Post by -PJ- » May 28, 2018, 7:28 am

Congrats Dan.

Anytime that arrogant pony LHamilton is denied a win is a good day....
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Post by -TW- » May 28, 2018, 4:58 pm

That's some kinda drive. Perfect track to have that kind of problem though, it's basically impossible to pass

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Post by raiderskater » July 6, 2018, 7:17 pm

Lowndesy announced his retirement from full time driving at the end of the season. :( :( :(
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overdue

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Post by -PJ- » July 6, 2018, 7:24 pm

raiderskater wrote:
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Lowndesy announced his retirement from full time driving at the end of the season. :( :( :(
He'll still drive a car though right ?

You know..shops, out for lunch etc !!!
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Post by -TW- » July 6, 2018, 7:32 pm

Nope, he's handed in his licence.. he's done

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-TW- wrote:
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Nope, he's handed in his licence.. he's done
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bonehead wrote:
July 6, 2018, 7:23 pm
overdue

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No! Overdue was Ingall, and Tander. Lowndsey is still 5th in the championship and just finished 4th in today's race - he still has it.

I bet he'll be the most in-demand partner for enduros.
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Post by Sossman » July 7, 2018, 6:59 pm

I love Lowndesy, closest thing we'll get to Brocky in the modern era.

But he's done. He's 5th in the championship because he's in a T8 car and hes had some good luck. He's no longer a contender.

Word on the street is that General Motors wants to see a competitive woman in a fast car in V8s.

Here is how this is playing out:

Lowndes retires..

Roland Dane buys the licence off Tekno

Team A: RBHRT with JDub and Van Skidzbergen.

Team B: "Toro Rosso" equivalent with Nick Percat and either Suzie Wolff, Danica Patrick or Molly Taylor. Yeah don't laugh. Molly Taylor is real **** talent. She would be fast in anything.

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Simona to 888.


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Post by -TW- » July 7, 2018, 7:20 pm

Heard that during the race today, interesting to see how she would go in a decent car

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Post by raiderskater » July 8, 2018, 1:52 pm

I heard that as well. I'd be pretty happy about that, a chance in a good car might be all she needs. Remember Richard Petty himself put wraps on her after seeing her in Indycar testing years ago. She's quick. She's no Danica.

And I'm with Sossman, Molly Taylor would be fast in a washing machine.
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Post by -TW- » July 21, 2018, 12:30 pm

Hahahahahahahaha exactly

THEYRE GONNA CRASH HERE

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Post by -TW- » August 4, 2018, 8:35 pm

This supernight concept is a winner

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Post by bonehead » August 4, 2018, 11:38 pm

-TW- wrote:This supernight concept is a winner
yeah was great, I was there back in 96 it was ok this was professional

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Post by Sid » August 5, 2018, 10:47 am

Yeah the night concept was good.

Gee there have been a few lousy safety cars this year

- spoiler was nowhere near the racing line last night

- one race a car was beached near pit lane so a safety car was called.. meaning everyone rushed into the pit towards the ‘danger’

- foam on the track in Darwin?

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Post by -PJ- » October 7, 2018, 6:20 am

Have a great day boney.

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