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ROFL, Jeep! Yeah, the run offs are crazy!! They bought the land because it was the cheapest and shittiest land around there. And because the track is moving around so much, and they are having to constantly resurface it, it is always a new track! :ROFLMAO: But the "Mullet of America" makes me laugh every time I walk the grounds!
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40 million is a great many people, but looked at another way it represents only a very small portion of the world's population. Assuming there are 7 billion people on the planet, then about 0.6% of them are MotoGP fans. That explains why most riders get this confused and irritated look on their faces when I bring up the subject.
 

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40 Mil is what they can track and verify based on various subscriptions...however there are Millions or Billions that enjoy the MotoGP content through various "pirate streams, shared accounts passwords, torrent sharing, and other many, many, many ways to get a FREE content"
More than 80% of global online piracy is attributable to illegal streaming services

That goes for all media, music, movies, sport etc very few are paying for content.

Pirated video material gets over 230 billion views a year.
(Forbes & Statista)
The US accounts for around 15 billion of that total, 12.8 billion of which are TV shows and 2.2 billion movies. In other parts of the world, the numbers show similar preferences: 215 billion views for TV shows and 44.7 billion for movies.

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Silly season: Miller linked with KTM switch
The Australian’s future has long been the subject of speculation, and Sky Sport Italia reports that it will be in orange

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The pre-2023 MotoGP™ silly season is shaping up to be one of the craziest on record, with plenty of big names coming off-contract, and highly sought-after seats becoming available. Jack Miller is no stranger to contract chatter, but there appears to be a twist in the tale as far as his future is concerned. Sky Sport Italia reports that he will be on the move to KTM at the end of the year.
Miller’s current home is, of course, the Ducati Lenovo Team. However, with Francesco Bagnaia already locked into another two-year deal, Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) waiting in the wings for a seat at the Bologna factory’s official team, and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing) putting in performances that are hard to overlook, it seems likely that the Australian will have to find somewhere else to go next season.
Until now, it had been suggested that he would return to Pramac, where he spent three years before getting the endorsement of a promotion to the factory Ducati outfit. Miller himself even said after the Grand Prix of the Americas that he “wouldn’t care” if he went back there, because it is a squad which enjoys parity with the official team in terms of the equipment it receives.
But, as Sky Sport Italia notes, there is a significant figure at KTM who worked with the three-time MotoGP™ race winner at Pramac. Francesco Guidotti was installed as Team Manager at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ahead of the 2022 season, making the shock switch from Pramac to replace Mike Leitner. Is a reunion on the cards?
Perhaps, but what is far from certain is exactly which team Miller would ride for, assuming he does sign a contract with the Austrian manufacturer. Brad Binder is already locked in for next year but his factory team-mate Miguel Oliveira has not quite sealed a new contract just yet. He is close to doing so but, if the Portuguese rider were to move on, he would be replaced by ‘Jackass’.
If not, then Tech3 KTM Factory Racing would be the destination, setting up an all-Aussie rider pairing at the satellite team. Sky Sport Italia is tipping that Raul Fernandez will leave at the end of the season but 2021 Moto2™ World Champion Remy Gardner is likely to renew and stay in the orange family.
All of this comes after Ducati Corse Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti recently told Sky Sport Italia that “the futures of Bastianini and Martin will be clear in June.” Bastianini did his cause no trouble with a victory in the SHARK Grand Prix de France, but Miller should also be a prized signing after finishing second to the Italian at Le Mans.
 

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Silly season: Miller linked with KTM switch
The Australian’s future has long been the subject of speculation….
Love Jack Miller. He must have spent 10 min’s riding around the track after todays race. You’d have thought he won (he took 2nd). Tossed gloves to fans, did a little stunting… the fans loved it. Plus… he didn’t crash at Le Mans :LOL:
 

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F1 Monaco race today:

I just wish Martin Brundle would stop chasing "celebrities that are not into F1"...who gives a fcku what all the Jay-Z,Jay-R, B, Q etc think, the Williams sisters etc.

Martin has made headlines in recent months following awkward interactions with rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis champ Venus Williams and basketball player Paolo Banchero, whom he mistook for star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

However, many fans of the sport see Brundle as an institution and slammed Simone Ashley and Jacob Elordi actors for being “disrespectful” today in Monaco.

“If you don’t want to do a 20 sec interview, and don’t know who @MBrundleF1 is, you don’t belong anywhere near that grid,”

The race today was a chaos, but mostly thanks to weather interference. It was decided based on "The strategy" rather then on driving / overpassing merits. I hope they would remove all the tight street circuits from the F1 calendar, they are simply;
  • not wide enough for overtaking
  • not accessible for a quick cleanup
  • hard to cover by TV cameras
  • hard to watch on the TV, due to very limited field of view, switching cameras every 3 sec.
  • 2m x 5m cars need proper F1 tracks with "3-4 cars abreast wide corners" and long straights where Drag Reduction System (DRS) can help drivers overtake one another.
 

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MotoGP Mugello race today:

Great battle in MotoGP in Mugello today;
  • Marc M. P-9 great effort on his last race for a while, he will be in Minnesota next week on a surgery table, after they fix his right shoulder estimated recovery 6mnths or more
  • Fabio Q. was amazing, that Yamaha underneath was begging for mercy
  • Ducati's straight line power and speed still there and hard to beat
  • Bagnaia P-1, Quartoraro P-2, Aleix Esp. P-3
  • Jorge Martin doing blistering speeds 226.2 mph :oops:
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I dislike street circuits as well but I doubt Monaco will be dropped anytime soon. Besides, it is a great time to dock my yacht and spend a little time with the other beautiful people. :rolleyes:
 

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I dislike street circuits as well but I doubt Monaco will be dropped anytime soon. Besides, it is a great time to dock my yacht and spend a little time with the other beautiful people. :rolleyes:
I think I saw you there. I was in my fishing boat.

Seriously though. Monaco is just a race that we have to put up with. It may be more fun if they ran it like the Isle of Man. One car at a time. Haul ass or die.

I'm loving MotoGP this year. Finally there is parity again. I respect Marquez; no way around it - he's a fearless, fast mo'fo but it was getting old watching him pull ahead and dissapear. Check out Peter Jones article for a good laugh.
My wife is a real Rossi fan; in fact our dog is named Rossi. We got to see him Race in Austria a few years ago. His fans are seriously fanatics. Yellow smoke, yellow shirts, yellow hats everywhere. I'm glad his VR46 team is doing well.

I was an Andrea Dovizioso fan and Dovi won in dramatic fashion there year we were there (20019). Got 5 minutes to waste on YouTube?
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So, what are ya'lls thoughts about Suzuki pulling out?
Found out watching one of the races earlier this month.


Ran across this looking for other sources of the above news.
Wondering what had to happen for an engine fire? Is MotoGP like other motorsports where their team is able to remotely monitor coolant, oil temp + other stats?
 

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I'm sad about Suzuki pulling out. I don't know why Rins' bike caught fire. Probably becaused he crashed. He crashes so much that when I see anybody else crash I say "He Rins'd it". Rins is now a verb. I like Mir. He's done well in some races. Maybe it IS the bike.
IDK what they monitor but I've never seen a pit board that says "Box, box, box".
 

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I dislike street circuits as well but I doubt Monaco will be dropped anytime soon. Besides, it is a great time to dock my yacht and spend a little time with the other beautiful people. :rolleyes:
yes on a "normal track" the outcome would have been different,
  • Sainz would overtake Cheko,
  • Cheko would have to yield to Max
  • and Leclerc would even fight for P3 with Cheko
Sainz was quicker but there is no room to squeeze two cars at those speeds, all Cheko had to do is make sure he is fast in the tunnel, and the rest of the track is just "block" anybody behind you by driving in the middle of the track (and that's not racing)
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Liberty will do anything to turn F1 into a "profitable circus and reality show" and they don't care about the "quality of the sport"...you can see how they pressure;
  • Ted Kravitz to turn into Crofty
  • Martin Brundle to chase celebrities and Rappers
  • bringing in more commentators girls
we can see most teams in MotoGP (quietly) brought back the "umbrella girls", Liberty will probably do the same soon, it's good for the "views and clicks"
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yes on a "normal track" the outcome would have been different,
  • Sainz would overtake Cheko,
  • Cheko would have to yield to Max
  • and Leclerc would even fight for P3 with Cheko
Sainz was quicker but there is no room to squeeze two cars at those speeds, all Cheko had to do is make sure he is fast in the tunnel, and the rest of the track is just "block" anybody behind you by driving in the middle of the track (and that's not racing)
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Liberty will do anything to turn F1 into a "profitable circus and reality show" and they don't care about the "quality of the sport"...you can see how they pressure;
  • Ted Kravitz to turn into Crofty
  • Martin Brundle to chase celebrities and Rappers
  • bringing in more commentators girls
we can see most teams in MotoGP (quietly) brought back the "umbrella girls", Liberty will probably do the same soon, it's good for the "views and clicks"
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One can only hope that F1 brings back the grid girls.
 
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