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Love the track layout. Always seems to be a dive bomb into the last corner...

Yamaha will be down a little in the mega straights.

Let's see if KTM can continue their success.

Dovi won last year right? MM tried the dive bomb move and Dovi drove right under?

2020 ducati's unfortunately suck. So I'm going to say Zarco podiums.
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Zarco
Miller
Binder

Can't count Dovi out here but I think there is some weirdness with the factory management so he is off my top list and I am putting next years factory team up top and Binder as runner up.

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Pole like Crutchlow will have the pace but wont resist a tour of the gravel.
 

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Dani Pedrosa is a great benefit to the campaign for KTM and I had hopped that I was going to get to see him wildcard this year but covid killed that. It should make him feel great to have beaten Honda with his help in development. The Marc bike "I don't care if it handles just make it fast" clearly has not worked out for anyone in the long run. Marc may just have beaten himself.

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A wet start and maybe a wet race. Another race where the smaller teams might steal the spotlight...
 

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Dovi and the duc great in the rain Yamaha is in trouble with their engines Zarco unknown in the rain on the duc the new KTM could shine and than there is Honda? Ducati Suzuki sweep with a possible KTM spoiler? It’s gonna be a long weekend.
 

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That was weird... last week's winners struggling through Q1.
Dry qualifying but 1/2sec off last year's fastest lap.
Its been a Topsy turvy year for sure.
 

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Dovi basically giving Ducati the big middle finger was funny. Both with his decision and his q2 performance.

The pit had no reaction when he set fastest lap ? at one point in qualifying.
 

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That was weird... last week's winners struggling through Q1.
Dry qualifying but 1/2sec off last year's fastest lap.
Its been a Topsy turvy year for sure.
It may be the tires as they are different than this years build and the same as last years for this track. Dovi cant seem to adjust to the new tire, " Not an issue here". Yamaha probably dialed the bikes back to full power for qualifying but down for practice. The Yamaha may go POOF in the race trim or just slow. Binder I believe is known for coming from the back for the win in the loser class. I think Zarco was tasked with towing Miller to try to get him on pole so his chances were diminished.
 

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Dovi basically giving Ducati the big middle finger was funny. Both with his decision and his q2 performance.

The pit had no reaction when he set fastest lap ? at one point in qualifying.
Nothing like the boss wanting you to lose.
 

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Great race!
Drama, carnage, speed and strategy. What a roller coaster ride it’s been.

How do you go from 11 or 12th last race with like 20th qualifying to winner very next race?
Yamaha are as f’d up right now as they can be leading the riders and constructors championship. They are lost at some tracks... Rossi is going to be leading Yamaha soon.
 

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Told you Pol E would do the pea-gravel tour.

Ducati was yet again reserved in Dovi's win.

Rossi is lucky to be walking and talking this afternoon.

Zarco looked devastated for his part. I would blame Ducati for making Zarco pull Miller in an attempt to get him ahead of Dovi on the starting grid. Had he gone for position on his own for himself he would have started elsewhere.
 

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Apparently a huger crash was had in moto 2... yikes.
I am totally NOT a nascar crash fest fan. Especially on motorcycles... but look at these

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Amazingly no one died and I think so far everyone has escaped serious injury... I think that is H Syrhain hitting a downed bike on track at full trot in moto2 crash.
 
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