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PostPosted: 19:07 - 09 Jan 2020    Post subject: MotoGP 2020: Contains Spoilers. Reply with quote

Andrea Iannone has now had his B test results through and will be heading for a ban of sorts.

So even if he'd inadvertently ingested some steroids because he shared Arnie's soup spoon that wouldn't be enough to get him off the hook.

I didn't know this but apparently some steroids are used for weight loss.

pdf showing the extent of testing the FIM do.


http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/CMI/2019/2019_FIM_Anti-Doping_Controls_Results_171219.pdf
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PostPosted: 22:54 - 09 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like he was only tested once near the end of the season, he could of been high as a kite all year
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PostPosted: 16:12 - 30 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorenzo;
“I’m very happy to announce I just signed an agreement with Yamaha to join their Test Team. I want to do my best for Yamaha’s future, and I hope my riding experience will be helpful to engineers and riders to bring the title back to Yamaha.”
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PostPosted: 10:30 - 01 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vinales, Rossi, Quateraro, Moebidelli riding and Lorenzo testing the yamaha..... they'd better give them the engine to compete! That's a lot of pay to race for podiums!
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PostPosted: 11:25 - 01 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

The B test was a formality. The two testing samples come from the same origin sample. The B test just eliminates a possibility of confusion or lab contamination.

As this is a WADA rules drug test, it's an absolute offence and it's the athlete's duty to ensure they don't ingest any banned substances but the interesting factors in this are as follows:

Arrow Iannone had a cosmetic procedure last year which looked to be a nose job or similar.

Arrow Iannone seems to be very much in luurve with his own image, especially looking at some instagram stuff. I personally am not on instagram but people have posted some of his images on FB... and... well... jeez.

Arrow The drug in question is an expensive version of a steroid which is too expensive for use in meat production. Apparently it's supposed to metabolise within 3 weeks, and is used on a 3 week cycle for weight loss and muscle definition. The traces are consistent with the end of a 3 week cycle apparently... (Maybe he thought he'd get away with it?)

Arrow Iannone has lost a few KG in weight since the end of the last season.

That all points towards Iannone being a very naughty boy indeed likely because of his body dysmorphic disorder, or perhaps more likely his Trump level narcissism.
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PostPosted: 12:36 - 09 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^Sending in a hair sample to back up his story. With hair showing a timeline of chemicals.

He's clutching at straws.
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PostPosted: 12:38 - 09 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bike test has been completed at Sepang.

0.8s between top 18.

Marc crashed twice, one of which was a low side at high speed.
Front end folded.
Crutchlow also complaining about the front end of the Honda.

I get the inkling that the start to the 2020 season is when they could be at their weakest what with Marc having had another shoulder operation.

Here's the timesheet.

Top speed upper right.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQUzOpTUUAE2-Bu?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
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PostPosted: 16:33 - 09 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bit of kit eh.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQUbua9U8AMshRs?format=jpg&name=large

Yam holeshot.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQUbSZ9U0AANltW?format=jpg&name=large

Different aero tryouts

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQTMxE4UwAEDuyk?format=jpg&name=large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQQFaV5UwAMYlSV?format=jpg&name=large

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PostPosted: 16:40 - 20 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marquez re-signs for 4 more years.
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PostPosted: 16:49 - 20 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howling Terror wrote:
Marquez re-signs till retirement.


Quite.

I'm sure he's got another 1 or 2 Championships in him. There comes a time when you don't bounce so well - hopefully Rossi doesn't push until something major decides for him when he quits.
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PostPosted: 17:08 - 20 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re Rossi.
I remember him saying that he'd know by a few races in whether it was worth doing another year.

If the stars are in correct alignment he could end a brilliant career in the top 3, hopefully including a couple of wins.

Marc? He's at another level from them all. Pretty much invented a new riding style and that hadn't happened since King Kenny. Agree he's been very lucky not to have totalled himself.
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 22 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 weeks from the first race and Gigi hits the whole paddock right in the ride height adjustments.
The reply from Danilo Petrucci is my favourite.

Have you been trying something that lets you adjust the ride height today?

‘I don’t remember’.





https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERYzVnrWsAA5Ip2?format=jpg&name=large

Having just watched bits of the testing it's plainly visible when the back of the bike drops whilst exiting the corner.
It'll be deployed by the rider down the straights too.

The red and green buttons nearest to the bar end.
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PostPosted: 21:31 - 23 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day2

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