Can Gajser do it ?

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3/4/2019 12:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/4/2019 12:16 AM

Herlings is probably out of it for the championship. Taking that into consideration, Cairoli is the ultra favorite. The only challengers he has are Gajser, Febvre, Desalle and eventually Paulin. Febvre lost a bunch of points yersteday, Desalle and Paulin are looking good but a little off pace (for this first GP even though they both made an awesome come back in race 2).

Gajser was looking awesome though. He got passed by AC, okay, but he kept him honest in race 2 and was able to build a 30+ second gap on 3rd which is huge. The question is, can he find that little plus to got by Cairoli and challenge him for this title ?

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3/4/2019 12:18 AM

No

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3/4/2019 12:18 AM

Nope

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3/4/2019 12:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/4/2019 12:48 AM

I hope he can, but i doubt it. He will win GPs this year but will it be enough to actually challenge Cairoli (and Herlings if he comes back soon, something i doubt. His foot is probably in worse shape than what most people think.) and make it a fight for the title? I'm not sure.

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3/4/2019 12:35 AM

Herlings will not be racing for months (didn't you see his leg??), Febvre is out also... Paulin and Desalle? Too slow... It is between Gajser and Cairoli... Tim found his lost speed during winter...will it be enough? We will see... He is a much better hard pack rider and Argentina was a sand track so no real indicator...

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3/4/2019 12:44 AM

If he's able to keep his visor then it could get close.

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3/4/2019 1:04 AM

I'd say no. He already crashed his brains out twice. One during the Italian championship and one during qualifying. Cairoli is too good at the moment.

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3/4/2019 2:24 AM

Argentina is a crazy fast track which means more scope for error on Tim's part, and when he goes down, its hard.

I can see him, weather permitting, putting a fight to Cairoli in GB for the top step.



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3/4/2019 2:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/4/2019 2:31 AM

nope ...Cairoli has more in the tank as he showed , thats why he is a 9 time champ
it would be nice to see but Tony is still a level above rest like he was last year

maybe win a race , but he better do it before Herlings returns else the KTM winstreak will be there again like last year

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3/4/2019 2:30 AM

Can win a few motos here n there.... his done it b4 to carolli.

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3/4/2019 2:31 AM

Only if Cairoli gets hurt.

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3/4/2019 2:58 AM

Gasjer and also Febvre did not up their pace Cairoli can pick the time and place and just leave them

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3/4/2019 3:25 AM

MZ193 wrote:

Only if Cairoli gets hurt.

I pick Desalle over Gasjer on a long run.

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3/4/2019 3:30 AM

I'd love to see him do it but he can't even finish two motos in a row without having his visor fall off...

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3/4/2019 3:37 AM

He is still crashing. The one in the qualifying race could've ended his season and it wont be the last big one for him.

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3/4/2019 3:38 AM

Anyone can suffer a problem but after yesterday's race, as good as it was, I'm a little worried for the excitement of the season...

I don't know what the status is on Febvre but it didn't look good, and Gajser of course is also a fantastic rider but a little wild at times. Even if he beats Cairoli on speed here and there (as I'm sure he will from time to time), he looks unlikely to beat him on consistency.

Early days but no one else looked close.

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3/4/2019 3:52 AM

No. Cairoli gas more to give. The only way he doesn't win this title for me is if he gets injured or Herlings somehow makes it back for Matterley. Gajser will be much better than he was last year for sure and run him close, but Cairoli looks like he's out to prove a point this season

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3/4/2019 3:58 AM

It seems he is almost back to his 2016 form so i hope he keeps improving and for sure he will challenge Cairoli on hard pack track but he needs to put good results on the other types of tracks. Also a win will give his confidence back and without Jeffrey, i am 100% rooting for Gajser this year

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3/4/2019 4:56 AM

On Harpack tracks, yes. Gajser was looking like his pre injury 2017 self. Gajser was looking frisky and using a lot of track and at times was scrubing off of jumps much quicker than everyone else. The GPs seem to be getting softer every year and losing the rock hard tracks where Gajser, Febvre and DeSalle excell.

DeSalle outside of 2011 has never been a big threat just the closest to AC and Paulin is way off of AC in a champinship. Always has been.

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3/4/2019 5:31 AM

Until he or Febvre can learn to not find the ground, it will be a tough ask.

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3/4/2019 5:45 AM

Park Boys wrote:

On Harpack tracks, yes. Gajser was looking like his pre injury 2017 self. Gajser was looking frisky and using a lot of track and at times was scrubing off of jumps much quicker than everyone else. The GPs seem to be getting softer every year and losing the rock hard tracks where Gajser, Febvre and DeSalle excell.

DeSalle outside of 2011 has never been a big threat just the closest to AC and Paulin is way off of AC in a champinship. Always has been.

2015 he was a genuine threat. He had the points lead when he got injured

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3/4/2019 5:46 AM

TC222 seems like the clear favorite for the title. He also looked to be clearly faster yesterday. Having said that Gajser is a serious title contender, with Febvre likely out for a while i only see Desalle as someone who can take points from Gajser on a typical GP, so i would expect Gajser to stay within 30 points of Cairoli for a long time. TC knows it only takes 1 mistake to lose points and getting some small pains that will slow you down.

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3/4/2019 6:09 AM

I don't think Gasjer or Romain can run near that pace without occasionally axing themselves.

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3/4/2019 6:41 AM

Tiga has a few tracks he will be super fast at.

Problem is Tony will podium at worst

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3/4/2019 7:13 AM

I think Gajser has the speed unfortunately he will most likely crash too much.

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3/4/2019 7:17 AM

No. He always looks very out of control trying to ride that pace and typically has spectacular crashes because of it.

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3/4/2019 7:26 AM

cameron96 wrote:

Tiga has a few tracks he will be super fast at.

Problem is Tony will podium at worst

Matterley Basin is one of those tracks, I've got my money on Gajser for the next round..

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3/4/2019 9:04 AM

I keep laughing out-loud as I imagine Goldmember saying Gasjer's name...
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"Geiiisur"

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

3/4/2019 9:54 AM

Not a chance he will have to take too many chances to beat Toni

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3/4/2019 10:00 AM

Yes, people forget he did it before and he looked good this weekend. If he can keep the consistancy up he can win this title for sure.

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