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PostPosted: 16:08 - 26 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a clusterfuck.
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PostPosted: 16:32 - 26 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbh the only loses here are the fans - everyone else has been paid!!!
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PostPosted: 23:48 - 26 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've watched 2 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, one MotoGP, 3 years ago, and one way back in the 80's, before it was called MotoGP, (it was the year Barry Sheene made his last GP appearance there).
As a bike racing spectator Silverstone was garbage back in the 80's and it was still garbage 3 years ago!
You're too far away from the track, it's too exposed to the wind and it's way too expensive!
With any luck, after this debacle they'll drop Silverstone from the calendar altogether.
IIRC, it was going to be dropped and only reappeared because of the Circuit of Wales fiasco!
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PostPosted: 00:27 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the grandstands give an alright view, but they're way too expensive to justify paying for.

Donnington seems to be the only alternative ever touted, I've got really got memories of Brands Hatch WSBK in the 90s though. In any case, there are a couple of viable potential alternatives if the will to change is there. I don't think it is though!
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PostPosted: 08:01 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll end up losing the GP in this country.
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PostPosted: 10:02 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing What a fucking joke. All that money spent on resurfacing and the drainage is what kills the GP.. Rolling Eyes

I prefer BSB anyway, the racing is closer and the tracks are more interesting.
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PostPosted: 10:25 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleBFester wrote:
tbh the only loses here are the fans - everyone else has been paid!!!

Silverstone is the biggest loser here, the cost of refunding everyone after it has been laid on, they are struggling anyway financially, this may be a serious nail in their coffin.
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PostPosted: 13:46 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt anyone will get a refund until the investigation finds the contractors work to be substandard and then any refund will come from whatever Silverstone claw back from that.
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PostPosted: 14:15 - 27 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they want to have any of their reputation left intact then they need to refund everyone without delay

People who paid for hotels and suchlike are still going to be pissed at them and that's a trickier one to put right.

On the plus side, if Silverstone stops being the 'flagship' circuit in the UK then the price of trackdays there will become cheaper. Laughing
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PostPosted: 12:30 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fenati, NO!!

What was he thinking?

Should be banned for the rest of the season, flogged and then sacked.
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PostPosted: 13:16 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmpeBjuX4AASxkP.jpg

That's a proper ban that is.
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PostPosted: 14:02 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howling Terror wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmpeBjuX4AASxkP.jpg

That's a proper ban that is.


He's got form for this sort of thing. He wants kicking out of the GP paddock. He doesn't seem to be getting the message.
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PostPosted: 14:57 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is in his head?
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PostPosted: 15:22 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silverstone have said they are going to give all race day attendees a refund for that day's ticket.

I suspect the resurfacing work was fine when it was completed, but the subsequent near-on three months of unbroken hot sunshine had some kind of adverse affect on it, hence the bumps.
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PostPosted: 18:31 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 18:59 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two race ban for fenati! Shocked

Way too lenient, considering he's done it before, I can't believe he's still in the paddock, lifetime ban AFAIC!
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PostPosted: 19:29 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lifetime ban might be a little steep, but I'd have thought the rest of the season to be fair.

I'll be surprised if Forward still want him next year mind, must be some sort of clause in the contract with regards to behaviour of the rider and I'm sure they're questioning whether he's the sort they want linked to them next year.
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PostPosted: 21:12 - 09 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chechu reporting Carlo Pernat, who writes a column for Motociclismo & worked with Fenati in the past, has spoken with head of MV Agusta. "I was assured [Fenati's 2019] contact is broken. MV's not going to return to GPs with an image of a rider like Fenati."


He won't need a ban.
Sponsors won't touch him in the big leagues.


Good motoGP race I thought. Ok not the finest of races but enough to keep me interested.
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PostPosted: 12:13 - 10 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's official, fired by current team, MV boss says no way next year, guess that's the end of Fenati!
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PostPosted: 13:16 - 10 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban for life or GTFO.

Losing job is not enough.
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PostPosted: 01:01 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whichever team signs him he will miss the first 2 races....FIM Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 17:15 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Italian race license revoked...he can appeal.

A lifetime ban? Maybe, however other riders have done similar...Canet earlier this year. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/motorsport/5990725/moto3-madness-as-angry-rider-aron-canet-chases-rival-makar-yurchenko-in-practice-and-smashes-both-of-them-off-the-track/
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PostPosted: 23:23 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

He claims to have "retired" from racing:-

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/romano-fenati-video-retirement-crash-stefano-manzi-moto2-sacked-contracts-cancelled-a8532616.html

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that Manzi was to blame for his reaction as he rode into him “three times” that left a black strip on his leathers and helmet from making contact with his tyres.


Unfortunately this photo doesn't back that up, his lid seems to be without a Manzi sized tyre mark:-

https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/09/09/15/moto2.png?w600
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PostPosted: 00:01 - 12 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 13:32 - 22 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fenati banned from rest of season.



Now to Aragon.

WTF Rossi!!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnstN2KXsAAsy5V.jpg:large


Lots of messing about during the 2nd session too.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnsyozYWsAEtl92.jpg:large
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