2021 MotoGP Season

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2/24/2021 10:01 AM

The new season is hopefully only few weeks up the road and we had already test delays, MM93 uncertainty & most recently Fausto Gresini passing away.

This is the point where i leave the stage for you folks to post positive comments about what are you looking for this upcoming MotoGP season.

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

2/24/2021 5:01 PM

Another great season! MM93 uncertainty is definitely the lead story. If he misses 2 races then the championship could be gone. I think the Suzuki’s are the favorite, with Rin’s coming out with the championship. All the manufacturers are so close now (compared to years past) that it’s just a win for us fans. Hopefully it’s an exciting championship.

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2/24/2021 7:56 PM

Oh yea, almost forgot about Joe and Cameron. Can’t wait to watch them this year....... Hopefully Gerloff can get some wins in WSBK too!

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2/25/2021 4:11 AM

jgmxdad251 wrote:

Another great season! MM93 uncertainty is definitely the lead story. If he misses 2 races then the championship could be gone. ...more

I will play devil's advocate and say that last season I think Marquez could have missed approximately half the season and if he could have made a comeback, may possibly have still won the title. I honestly think he would win the championship even if he missed the first 2 rounds. On the other hand, will we even see him back on a bike? There's no doubt his recovery even from the last operation has been prolonged...we have to ask why? MotoGP was not the same last season without him, not for me as both a MM93 and Moto GP fan.

On the other hand, I expect a similar season to last, with many riders exchanging podiums. I think Morbidelli will continue to shine on the Petronas Yamaha but Quartararo really should come of age this year. Then there's Miller on the factory Ducati...Rossi, Pol on the Honda, Vinales? One thing for certain last year though was that the Suzuki was a brilliant all-rounder. If Rins can stay injury-free this year and Marquez isn't in it for the championship, then I would put my money on him. Can't wait!

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2/25/2021 12:44 PM

I have no clue who’s going to be upfront this season fighting for championship, just hopes.
Would love to see morbidelli up clinch it and/or one of the ktm’s in the hunt too.

I think MM93 isn’t going to be the same rider off the bat, if at all. This injury is taking some recovery and even if it isn’t affecting him physically by the time he comes back, it is going to be mentally, let alone the rust he’s going to have from over a year off.

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2/25/2021 1:33 PM

I love how these guys race every lap. From the start to the last corner they are making passes. I believe MotoGP is the best racing of any motorsports series today. Can't wait for the new season to start.

Pissed they are delaying or skipping the Austin round. Going to have to give in and take the girlfriend to Europe for a week so I can see at least one race in person.

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2/28/2021 12:00 AM

jgmxdad251 wrote:

Oh yea, almost forgot about Joe and Cameron. Can’t wait to watch them this year....... Hopefully Gerloff can get some wins in ...more

Yea it's going to be an interesting season for sure and with Marquez a question mark I hope for multiple winners like in 2020.

Until somebody shows faster lap times I would have to say that Suzuki is in the driver seat with the best overall package.

And yes finally we have some Americans going overseas to represent!


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3/2/2021 8:04 AM

I hope Rossi can have a better season, but the changing of the guard happened in a big way last season with Marquez out.

There are a lot of FAST young guns in MotoGp!

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2021/03/01/petronas-sepang-racing-team-launch-their-2021-campaign/362128?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=offseason_reportarticle_en&utm_campaign=traffic

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3/2/2021 3:37 PM

G-man wrote:

I hope Rossi can have a better season, but the changing of the guard happened in a big way last season with Marquez out.

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What’s crazy is Morbidelli was highest point scoring Yamaha last year on a 2019 bike.This year he will be on the 2020 bike. With the bikes being so close year to year, I wonder if having a year old factory bike is just as good or better than the latest model?

Looks like Joe is off to a good start. He was top 3 in testing.

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3/3/2021 6:45 AM

I'm going to go out on a limb and pencil in Miguel Oliveira for a top 3 series finish. The KTM is strong and he had a few fantastic rides last year.

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3/3/2021 11:52 PM

I will do my due diligence in this thread and post results of Day 2 of test in Portimao:

Moto2:
1. Remy Gardner 1:42.962
2. Joe Roberts 1:43.344
3. Jorge Navarro 1:43.516
4. Xavi Vierge 1:43.542
5. Fabio Di Giannantonio 1:43.625
6. Marcel Schrötter 1:43.872
7. Raul Fernandez 1:43.887
8. Tony Arbolino 1:43.938
9. Cameron Beaubier 1:44.041
10. Marcos Ramirez 1:44.046
11. Marco Bezzecchi 1:44.078
12. Hector Garzo 1:44.087
13. Stefano Manzi 1:44.142
14. Lorenzo Dalla Porta 1:44.295
15. Yari Montella 1:44.338
16. Celestino Vietti 1:44.588
17. Somkrat Chantra 1:45.407
18. Ai Ogura 1:47.433

Moto3:
1. Pedro Acosta 1:47.849
2. John McPhee 1:47.903
3. Andrea Migno 1:47.903
4. Darryn Binder 1:48.454
5. Jeremy Alcoba 1:48.524
6. Jaume Masia 1:48.555
7. Gabriel Rodrigo 1:48.650
8. Filip Salač 1:48.873
9. Deniz Öncü 1:49.102
10. Ayumu Sasaki 1:49.113
11. Yuki Kunii 1:49.168
12. Kaito Toba 1:49.778
13. Max Koffler 1:50.164

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/4/2021 12:06 PM

G-man wrote:

I hope Rossi can have a better season, but the changing of the guard happened in a big way last season with Marquez out.

...more

jgmxdad251 wrote:

What’s crazy is Morbidelli was highest point scoring Yamaha last year on a 2019 bike.This year he will be on the 2020 bike. ...more

My understanding is that Morbidelli would be on a 2019 chassis with more of a 2020 engine. I am very interested to see how things shake out at Yamaha over the season, with 2 fast but mentally fragile riders on the factory team and 2 riders who might be better all-round on the Petronas bike (although Vale is on the works bike too).

Also I think Suzuki is ripe for some infighting because Rins is every bit the equal of his World Champion teammate. In fact if he does not dislocate his shoulder at round 1 he probably wins the title. Ifs and buts. Either way, with not much happening in development across the grid because of the pandemic, the Suzukis will be the best overall bike again.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

3/6/2021 9:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2021 10:26 PM

2021 Qatar MotoGP test times - Saturday

1. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, 1:54,687 min
2. Stefan Bradl, Honda, 1:54,943 min, + 0,256 sec
3. Joan Mir, Suzuki, 1:54,980, + 0,293
4. Jack Miller, Ducati, 1:55,022, + 0,335
5. Miguel Oliveira, KTM, 1:55,084, + 0,397
6. Johann Zarco, Ducati, 1:55,110, + 0,423
7. Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha, 1:55,174, + 0,487
8. Alex Rins, Suzuki, 1:55,198, + 0,511
9. Maverick Viňales, Yamaha, 1:55,259, + 0,572
10. Alex Márquez, Honda, 1:55,278, + 0,591
11. Takaaki Nakagami, Honda, 1:55,467, + 0,780
12. Brad Binder, KTM, 1:55,535, + 0,848
13. Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati, 1:55,572, + 0,885
14. Valentino Rossi, Yamaha, 1:55,584, + 0,897
15. Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha, 1:55,707, + 1,020
16. Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha, 1:55,807, + 1,120
17. Pol Espargaró, Honda, 1:55,878, + 1,191
18. Jorge Martin, Ducati, 1:56,147, + 1,460
19. Lorenzo Savadori, Aprilia, 1:56,511, + 1,824
20. Enea Bastianini, Ducati, 1:56,593, + 1,906
21. Yamaha Test1, 1:56,641, + 1,954
22. Iker Lecuona, KTM, 1:56,920, + 2,233
23. Danilo Petrucci, KTM, 1:56,989, + 2,302
24. Luca Marini, Ducati, 1:57,335, + 2,648
25. Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, 1:57,460, + 2,773
26. Dani Pedrosa, KTM, 1:57,617, + 2,930
27. Yamaha Test3, 1:58,696, + 4,009
28. Michele Pirro, Ducati, 1:58,917, + 4,230
29. Takuya Tsuda, Suzuki, 1:59,693, + 5,006

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/6/2021 12:23 PM

So who has signed up for the MotoGP season pass?

I have not pulled the trigger, give me the lowdown.

Do they offer a free weekend trial You know the free one thatnever seems to work right.

Meanwhile have times changed, old school pits! grin

Photo

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3/7/2021 10:40 PM

2021 Qatar MotoGP test times - Sunday, 7th March

1. Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha, 1:53,940 min
2. Jack Miller, Ducati, + 0,077 sec
3. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, + 0,212
4. Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha, + 0,213
5. Stefan Bradl, Honda, + 0,270
6. Johann Zarco, Ducati, + 0,416
7. Maverick Vinales, Yamaha + 0,455
8. Joan Mir, Suzuki, + 0,575
9. Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati, + 0,711
10. Alex Rins, Suzuki, + 0,718
11. Miguel Oliveira, KTM, + 0,726
12. Pol Espargaró, Honda, + 0,733
13. Takaaki Nakagami, Honda, + 0,750
14. Alex Márquez, Honda, + 1,012
15. Tester 1, Yamaha, + 1,366
16. Enea Bastianini, + 1,546
17. Lorenzo Savadori, Aprilia, + 1,630
18. Luca Marini, Ducati, + 1,665
19. Jorge Martin, Ducati, + 1,692
20. Valentino Rossi, Yamaha, + 1,768
21. Danilo Petrucci, KTM, + 1,855
22. Tester 2, Yamaha, + 1,927
23. Iker Lecuona, KTM, + 1,933
24. Brad Binder, KTM, + 2,004
25. Dani Pedrosa, KTM, + 2,512
26. Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, + 2,822
27. Michele Pirro, Ducati, + 3,955
28. Takuya Tsuda, Suzuki, + 4,970

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/9/2021 8:49 AM

I don't wish MM93 any thing bad, but a season without a single, dominant rider was a lot more fun to watch.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

3/10/2021 10:44 AM

G-man wrote:

So who has signed up for the MotoGP season pass?

I have not pulled the trigger, give me the lowdown.

Do they offer a free ...more

I sign up every year and believe it’s worth every penny. It is simply the most professional, well put together package and broadcast that is available today. Access to every event of the weekend, complete archive access and never once have I had a technical issue.

My only complaint is the price. However you get what you pay for. Going to be a cracking season.

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3/10/2021 4:01 PM

kdizzle_rider wrote:

I sign up every year and believe it’s worth every penny. It is simply the most professional, well put together package and ...more

Thanks it's $170? ermm

Damn I already get ass raped every month from Cox cable and I think they just upped my bill again!

Is there a way to share it like the old days with somebody else?

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3/10/2021 4:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/13/2021 11:38 AM

I just watch the free replays on https://fullmatchtv.com/.

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3/11/2021 3:10 PM

G-man wrote:

So who has signed up for the MotoGP season pass?

I have not pulled the trigger, give me the lowdown.

Do they offer a free ...more

kdizzle_rider wrote:

I sign up every year and believe it’s worth every penny. It is simply the most professional, well put together package and ...more

G-man wrote:

Thanks it's $170? ermm

Damn I already get ass raped every month from Cox cable and I think they just upped my bill again!

Is ...more

I second what kdizzle says. They have a ton of content and I enjoy the the Moto2,3 races almost as much as the MotoGP races. They archive pretty fast and even have a no-spoiler feature. Worth every penny IMO.

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3/24/2021 9:04 AM

So it'll be another interesting season now that Marquez will miss round one. That'll be a pretty big hole to dig all the way out of .

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3/24/2021 11:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2021 11:13 AM

Marquez is missing round 1 and 2 at Qatar. When he comes back, there will be fireworks. It’s Going to be a cracking season.

G-man they have an installment option. That’s what I do. 30 something bucks a month is easier for me to stomach than 170$ which is damn near a new set of tires for my bike.

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3/24/2021 11:52 AM

Thanks kdizzle
A buddy here at work wants to share the app, he seems to think it would work but can't watch at the same time.

My questions are
1) Is it like the freaken Peacock App where if you miss the start of qualifying you can't watch from the beginning until it's over and you can't pause or rewind?

2) I have a Firestick on my TV if I buy the app can I watch on my TV and phone if I am away?

Thanks

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3/24/2021 12:21 PM

1.) if you are watching the live feed you can’t rewind /pause if I remember correctly. I almost always watch the race from the “no spoiler” page after the race. Usually the race is posted within hours of completion.

2.)You can watch on any device that has a web browser, or a device that can have the app installed.

I think you will be ok sharing the subscription, especially if you are both on Cox internet. I have shared my login in the past with my buddy in San Diego without issue.

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3/25/2021 11:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2021 11:26 PM

Ok boys I bit the bullet and signed up.
Watched the Press Conference on the phone and can't wait for the weekend.

Going to a Wedding heading down to Tucson so will be hit and miss on viewing, but will get to watch on Sunday when I get home. Will need to download the app to the BooB tube.

Gonna be an Exciting season and get to finally watch two Americans in Moto2.

18 races--WHOA! w00t

Thanks for the tips. 👍

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3/26/2021 3:54 AM

For all the early birds in US: The season just started! Moto3 FP1 is under way

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/26/2021 5:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2021 6:01 AM

Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Moto3 FP1:
1. # 37 Pedro ACOSTA SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2'05.809
2. # 40 Darryn BINDER RSA Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 2'05.898 + 0.089
3. # 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA JPN CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2'06.186 + 0.377
4. # 5 Jaume MASIA SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2'06.188 + 0.379
5. # 17 John MCPHEE GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 2'06.208 + 0.399
6. # 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 2'06.246 + 0.437
7. # 50 Jason DUPASQUIER SWI CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2'06.252 + 0.443
8. # 27 Kaito TOBA JPN CIP Green Power KTM 2'06.420 + 0.611
9. # 82 Stefano NEPA ITA BOE Owlride KTM 2'06.433 + 0.624
10. # 28 Izan GUEVARA SPA GasGas Gaviota Aspar Gas Gas 2'06.901 + 1.092
11. # 54 Riccardo ROSSI ITA BOE Owlride KTM 2'06.915 + 1.106
12. # 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 KTM 2'06.971 + 1.162
13. # 11 Sergio GARCIA SPA GasGas Gaviota Aspar Gas Gas 2'07.095 + 1.286
14. # 19 Andi Farid IZDIHAR INA Honda Team Asia Honda 2'07.145 + 1.336
15. # 20 Lorenzo FELLON FRA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 2'07.229 + 1.420
16. # 99 Carlos TATAY SPA Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 KTM 2'07.256 + 1.447
17. # 7 Dennis FOGGIA ITA Leopard Racing Honda 2'07.278 + 1.469
18. # 92 Yuki KUNII JPN Honda Team Asia Honda 2'07.282 + 1.473
19. # 73 Maximilian KOFLER AUT CIP Green Power KTM 2'07.308 + 1.499
20. # 12 Filip SALAC CZE Rivacold Snipers Team Honda 2'07.334 + 1.525
21. # 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 2'07.390 + 1.581
22. # 71 Ayumu SASAKI JPN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2'07.393 + 1.584
23. # 31 Adrian FERNANDEZ SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team Husqvarna 2'07.566 + 1.757
24. # 55 Romano FENATI ITA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team Husqvarna 2'07.591 + 1.782
25. # 2 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3 Honda 2'07.607 + 1.798
26. # 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ TUR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2'07.784 + 1.975
27. # 43 Xavier ARTIGAS SPA Leopard Impala Junior Team Honda 2'07.808 + 1.999
28. # 52 Jeremy ALCOBA SPA Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3 Honda 2'07.948 + 2.139

Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Moto2 FP1:
1. # 72 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 2'00.305
2. # 22 Sam LOWES GBR Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 2'00.321 + 0.016
3. # 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 2'00.547 + 0.242
4. # 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NED Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team Kalex 2'00.644 + 0.339
5. # 87 Remy GARDNER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 2'00.668 + 0.363
6. # 96 Jake DIXON GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Kalex 2'00.693 + 0.388
7. # 75 Albert ARENAS SPA Inde Aspar Team Boscoscuro 2'00.822 + 0.517
8. # 25 Raul FERNANDEZ SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 2'00.906 + 0.601
9. # 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ SPA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 2'00.965 + 0.660
10. # 79 Ai OGURA JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 2'01.020 + 0.715
11. # 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Liqui Moly Intact GP Kalex 2'01.026 + 0.721
12. # 44 Aron CANET SPA Inde Aspar Team Boscoscuro 2'01.042 + 0.737
13. # 9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA MB Conveyors Speed Up Boscoscuro 2'01.079 + 0.774
14. # 16 Joe ROBERTS USA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 2'01.080 + 0.775
15. # 42 Marcos RAMIREZ SPA American Racing Kalex 2'01.103 + 0.798
16. # 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Petronas Sprinta Racing Kalex 2'01.124 + 0.819
17. # 5 Yari MONTELLA ITA MB Conveyors Speed Up Boscoscuro 2'01.314 + 1.009
18. # 11 Nicolò BULEGA ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 2'01.374 + 1.069
19. # 62 Stefano MANZI ITA Flexbox HP40 Kalex 2'01.395 + 1.090
20. # 14 Tony ARBOLINO ITA Liqui Moly Intact GP Kalex 2'01.448 + 1.143
21. # 13 Celestino VIETTI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 2'01.522 + 1.217
22. # 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV Agusta 2'01.600 + 1.295
23. # 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team Kalex 2'01.640 + 1.335
24. # 35 Somkiat CHANTRA THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 2'01.672 + 1.367
25. # 24 Simone CORSI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV Agusta 2'01.738 + 1.433
26. # 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 2'01.799 + 1.494
27. # 6 Cameron BEAUBIER USA American Racing Kalex 2'01.827 + 1.522
28. # 40 Hector GARZO SPA Flexbox HP40 Kalex 2'02.038 + 1.733
29. # 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2'03.071 + 2.766
30. # 70 Barry BALTUS BEL NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2'03.182 + 2.877
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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/26/2021 7:25 AM

Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - MotoGP FP1:
1. # 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'54.921
2. # 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'55.046 + 0.125
3. # 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'55.112 + 0.191
4. # 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.213 + 0.292
5. # 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'55.255 + 0.334
6. # 12 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.309 + 0.388
7. # 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'55.353 + 0.432
8. # 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'55.365 + 0.444
9. # 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'55.419 + 0.498
10. # 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'55.745 + 0.824
11. # 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1'55.748 + 0.827
12. # 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1'55.754 + 0.833
13. # 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'55.871 + 0.950
14. # 6 Stefan BRADL GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.942 + 1.021
15. # 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.046 + 1.125
16. # 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'56.057 + 1.136
17. # 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY VR46 Esponsorama Ducati 1'56.069 + 1.148
18. # 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1'56.198 + 1.277
19. # 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'56.230 + 1.309
20. # 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'56.541 + 1.620
21. # 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'56.559 + 1.638
22. # 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'56.943 + 2.022
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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

3/26/2021 9:38 AM

Wow, didn't expeect to see an Aprillia on the front row!

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Washed up Canadian ex-pro couch racer. Selling bikes for a living

2003 KTM 125SX
2009 KTM 450SX
2016 YFZ450R


3/26/2021 11:00 AM

Jack Miller only 7 thousandths off the lap record!

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Washed up Canadian ex-pro couch racer. Selling bikes for a living

2003 KTM 125SX
2009 KTM 450SX
2016 YFZ450R