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British moto-gp

« on: June 22, 2017, 06:50:28 PM »
Anone heading to Silverstone for the moto-gp this year?
Dates are Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August.
My eldest son, Andrew, and I, will be attending (by bike) on Saturday and Sunday.
I missed this last year. The year prior it rained, but the day was brightened with a Rossi win. ;D
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:25:18 AM »
Not us. We're at a music festival in Upton upon Seven.

How exciting is that !

But it is the price of a bacon roll at Silverstone for the whole weekend.
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 07:56:30 AM »
I was there on Friday practice day.

Marquez came off twice, once at high speed and the second time, just in front of our stand.

Next day he claimed pole - what a boy!

Rossi did a hell of a lap for second place.

Crutchlow is the real deal. No hype.

Looking forward to the race. It feels like a classic in the making.
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 08:44:17 PM »
Well what a weekend.
I couldn't have wished for better weather on the last weekend of August, even if I'd attended a Spanish round of the championship. I met Crutchlow in the paddock and oddly Tom Sykes too.
I won't give results away for those watching highlights tomorrow.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 11:10:00 PM by tomcat »
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 10:11:54 PM »
Well what a weekend.

Just watched it all. As you said, what a weekend. What a shock for Honda. There's an Italian I think could be a very worthy world champ.
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 11:13:22 PM »
Brian. We watched the racing but without the commentary. Was there any mention about the condition of the moto3 rider ambulance'd away from the accident that brought that race to an premature closure?
It happened directly in front of us and the young man was totally motionless, from the second the incident occurred right up to being ambulance'd away.

On a brighter note. The car park at the side of the BRDC is always a place with attractive and expensive motors in situ.
Today was no different. An abundance of modern Ferrari, Porche, Maclaren and the likes.
This little vintage Ferrari was the toy attracting everyones attention today though. I dread to think of its worth or cost to insure.
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 11:56:30 AM »
Brian. We watched the racing but without the commentary. Was there any mention about the condition of the moto3 rider ambulance'd away from the accident that brought that race to an premature closure?

I can only recall someone being sent for a scan "just in case".

I can understand the crowd round that Ferrari, what a feat for the eyes. A bit priceless.

I did see something not quite as nice in Sorrento on GB plates, thought "WOW", but later I traced it as being a Truimph Herald.


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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 12:43:38 PM »
I did a bit of digging today and found reports of him undergoing a scan because he'd been unconscious.
It looked far worse than the outcome thankfully.
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 08:42:20 PM »
"Crutchlow is the real deal. No hype."

...told you!
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Re: British moto-gp

« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 08:53:55 PM »
...oops. Don't read that if you've not seen the race yet!!
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