MXGP of Valencia (Spain).. Practice Discussion

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3/24/2018 2:27 AM

Its on ... EMX 250 Group 1 finished.. lots of names not making the cut.

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3/24/2018 2:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 2:35 AM

I think there is only 1 EMX250 group?

Edit: I was wrong there are 2.

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3/24/2018 2:32 AM

EMX 250 Group 2 out now... expect folk to laying a lap early . Lets see if James Dunn can get the 250 Smoker in the show.

http://results.mxgp.com/mxgp/livestandings.aspx

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3/24/2018 2:37 AM

Charboneu 29th, Sihvonen 30th.

LCQ for two of the favorites with very bad gate picks.

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- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 2:43 AM

Charbonneau cant qualify, was like this last year.

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3/24/2018 2:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 2:53 AM

philG wrote:

Charbonneau cant qualify, was like this last year.

That is so weird because he comes from USA were they race sprints as amateurs. I would think that putting down one fast lap shouldn't be a problem for him.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 2:55 AM

How does a rider who has a top 5 in ama outdoors not qualify straight through in emx? Lack of effort?

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3/24/2018 3:01 AM

JB479 wrote:

How does a rider who has a top 5 in ama outdoors not qualify straight through in emx? Lack of effort?

I have no idea, it's crazy.

But he was really good in the end of last season, finished 5th in points. Everyone that beat him is in MX2 now so he is on paper the favorite.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 3:01 AM

Dunn jumps to 10th... thats a great lap... Kellet and Carpenter struggling ... Van Der Vlist at the bottom, looks like he went out on his first lap

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3/24/2018 3:04 AM

Karlis Sabulis 22th at the moment...

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 3:05 AM

Damn Lawrence 20th right now, come on

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3/24/2018 3:06 AM

JB479 wrote:

Damn Lawrence 20th right now, come on

This is such a crazy class, no shame in that considering that he is probably the youngest rider out there and it is his first race.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 3:10 AM

I saw this on Twitter.

One week ago:
MX2, moto 1.
20. Agard-Michelsen

Today:
EMX250, quali group 2.
29. Agard-Michelsen

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 3:12 AM

Gilbert, Sabulis,Lawrence and Kellet all miss the cut.

Be interesting to see the times compared to MX2 .

I see 6 guys capeable of winning the LCQ .. and only 4 spots.

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3/24/2018 3:12 AM

JB479 wrote:

Damn Lawrence 20th right now, come on

Motofinne wrote:

This is such a crazy class, no shame in that considering that he is probably the youngest rider out there and it is his first ...more

Hopefully he can get a good start in the lcq cause of his weight. Dunno how fast that suzuki is but

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3/24/2018 3:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 3:51 AM

just spoke to Tristan Charboneau.... he tore his meniscus a short while ago, but wanted to come here and give it a shot.... obviously it wasn't good enough, so now he's going to try and get surgery asap

as for Jett Lawrence's bike.... i was told that he is using Bas Vaessen's stuff from last year, so it should be pretty decent, however like someone said, he is extremely young and all they are really aiming for is to qualify and get some experience

EDIT: pretty sure Jett is 14, so he's going up against guys a LOT older than him

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3/24/2018 3:47 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

just spoke to Tristan Charboneau.... he tore his meniscus a short while ago, but wanted to come here and give it a shot.... ...more

That makes sense ..shame for him... and Vaessens bikes were good last year, so it should be good enough this year.

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3/24/2018 3:57 AM

Did Steve Dixon attach a jet motor on Sanayeis Kawasaki?

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 4:11 AM

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3/24/2018 4:14 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Did Steve Dixon attach a jet motor on Sanayeis Kawasaki?

They are always fast , its just how long they last .

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3/24/2018 4:24 AM

confirmed... Jett is 14 (15 in August)... also spoke to him and he said he recently got some new suspension and didn't quite have it setup right for the session, but he's gonna go out and try and holeshot the LCQ and see what happens from there

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3/24/2018 4:44 AM

Looking forward to some action on livestream later today! That track looks so damn awesome from that Prado Helmet cam video!

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3/24/2018 4:53 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

confirmed... Jett is 14 (15 in August)... also spoke to him and he said he recently got some new suspension and didn't quite ...more

Knew he was young, but not that young. Will be good if he makes the cut in the LCQ , but no shame it not making it.

Fair to say a 5th in the LCQ will be faster than 5 guys in MX2

This is why guys buy an MX2 ride , because they might not even get noticed in EMX250. .

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3/24/2018 5:02 AM

philG wrote:

Knew he was young, but not that young. Will be good if he makes the cut in the LCQ , but no shame it not making it.

Fair to ...more

This ^^^

Then people question me when I say how did Zach Pichon get a ride in MX2.

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3/24/2018 5:03 AM

Just a comparison, Josh Gilbert, as first non qualifier in EMX250 group 2 in 19th , did a 1.53.4 which would have put him 29th in MX2, but remember EMX session is a timed session to make the race , whereas MX2 is free and counts for nothing .

Martin Barr who was fastest , would have been in the top 15 .

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3/24/2018 5:04 AM

EMX250 is just ridiculously stacked.

Renaux had 14-16 scores last week in MX2 at Valkenswaard, now 9th in his qualifying group. Michelsen 24-20 at Valkenswaard and now 29th in his group. Crazy. LCQ on the gate now, some solid guys there too.

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3/24/2018 5:06 AM

Spinks leads ... go on son . Kellet crap start and a crash .

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3/24/2018 5:09 AM

Sihvonen wont make it.

He has had a horrible few months with injuries and only 2 weeks on the bike but i expected that he would make the motos.

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

3/24/2018 5:12 AM

Sihvonen with his usual crappy start probably not gonna make it. He’s on pace with the leaders in traffic but probably too far back.

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3/24/2018 5:15 AM

From Lugana in 4th with the last qualifying spot to Sihvonen in 12th only 8 seconds separating. Why can’t we get this on mxgptv?

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