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Matthew Birt  says:

Marc Marquez remains upbeat after disaster Down Under

Spaniard Marc Marquez refused to be too downbeat after he saw his commanding MotoGP world championship lead slashed in half after a disastrous Phillip Island race.Marquez knew going into the Australian clash that if he scored eight points more than Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo, he would clinch a historic first premier class crown.A dramatic weekend though dominated by major Bridgestone...

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

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 race direction had time if it were not for yamahas protests to black flag MM as he came into the pits, which is what should have happened.  It was the mother of all f*@k ups that snowballed. MM should be glad he even got back to the pits, his rear tyre had more holes than a tramps pants.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Ah but Rob

where does the greater shame lie - CC, or the world nr.6 with all the privileges of the world laid at his feet?

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hurdyfurdy

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hurdyfurdy says:

Not MotoGP's finest hour

I believe the lack of tyre testing at PI was not a Bridgestone decision but Dorna saving money. Also, the air temp was a lot higher than expected.  I see Crutch slow says if he'd had a better start he'd have been on the podium but it wouldn't have meant anything because of MM'S KO.  Another cheap dig at Rossi.  Cal, he's better than you. Honestly, it's not just the bike.  Pedro was lucky not to get a ride thru.  Marquez messed up the lap count (understandable after he was nearly off earlier that lap) and the team are sharing the blame. That was obvious from their body language once he went past on lap 10.  Race direction should have spoken to his pit once he started lap 11 and told them he wasn't to leave pit lane.  When MM came out of the pits, he looked over his shoulder.  The high camera angle showed JL & DP coming over the brow but it's hard to know what MM's view was.  I thhink MM knew where JL and DP were but technically once he passed the end of pit lane he was in the lead of the race so had no obligation to move out of the way (within reason).  JL and DP would have seen him far enough away to brake early or go round the outside if he was travelling slowly but MM went to the apex at racing speed. JL admitted he braked too late and took half the blame. IMHO 50/50 is about right. Before we criticise the riders too much, just remember over 20 bikers risked their asses off for our pleasure (just look at the effort they made even to get in the top ten).

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Honda's mistake fell perfectly into Dorna's hands. It kept the championship slightly alive and the tyres, pit stops and MM's black flag get headlines.....sadly for all the wrong reasons. dorna definitely think any publicity is good publicity - i'd disagree.

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hurdyfurdy

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hurdyfurdy says:

And another thing

The crowd on Sunday was 31,000.  Apparently due to the absence of that fella who retired to drive a taxi or something?  That should be a warning signal to Dorna - taking the TV rights off Eurosport and BBC will drastically reduce the TV audience.  You think we'll all pay £144 a year to watch MOTOGP but we won't.

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glm7354

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glm7354 says:

Dorna want to make a lot of money.If can do it with 2 pit stop or put limit to 150hp or run only CRT they'll do it.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

no one

dislikes the Welsh in general.

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glm7354

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glm7354 says:

All manufactures sell bikes in Australia.

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glm7354

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glm7354 says:

Why you don't like Welsh? and Scotch too?

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hurdyfurdy

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hurdyfurdy says:

2014

 My predictions for next year won't help Dorna sell their pay per view. Marquez will win the title this year Lorenzo second Pedrosa third and Rossi fourth. Next year will be the same result. Lets face it. Only lorenzo has the ability and determination to beat the honda on a slower bike. DP has been the nearly man for years but is too fragile/not prepared to take the risks etc to do it.  Rossi is probably the Goat but doesnt want to finish in a wheelchair and who can blame him. Crutch will get beaten every week by Dovi and will tell us how he could be world champion if only he had the fastest bike on the grid and a turbo and didn't have to carry his salary in cash in his leathers causing weight distribution problems.  He will have to watch young Brad beat him too. Its a lot for Dorna to think we will pay extra when only two riders have a realistic hope of winning.

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