Official TSR Moto GP Thread Watch

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A bit late for this but here is the Official TSR Moto GP Thread.

2018 is the 70th Year of the Moto GP Championship and the question on everyone's mind since pre-season testing is: Will anyone stop the Young sensation and future G.O.A.T Marc Marquez from winning his 5th Moto GP title at the ripe old age of 25 years old.

The race calender comprises of 19 races this year. So far 1 race has been and has already been won by the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso after a close fight with Marc Marquez and both biding their time behind Sophomore rider Johann Zarco


1) 18 March Grand Prix of Qatar[35]Losail International Circuit, Lusail
2) 8 April Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina[36]Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
3) 22 April Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[37]Circuit of the Americas, Austin
4) 6 May Gran Premio Red Bull de España[38]Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
5) 20 May HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France[39]Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans
6) 3 June Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley[40]Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero
7) 17 June Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[41]Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
8) 1 July Motul TT Assen[42]TT Circuit Assen, Assen
9)15 July GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[43]Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10) 5 August Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky[44]Automotodrom Brno, Brno
11)12 August Motorrad Grand Prix von ÖsterreichRed Bull Ring, Spielberg
12) 26 August Octo British Grand Prix[45]Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
13) 9 September Gran Premio Tribul MasterCard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[46]Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
14) 23 September Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón[47]Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
15) 7 October PTT Thailand Grand Prix[48]Buriram International Circuit,[N 1] Buriram
16) 21 October Motul Grand Prix of Japan[49]Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
17) 28 October Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[50]Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
18) 4 November Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix[51]Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
19) 18 November Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana[52]Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
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Riders & Teams of the 2018 Moto GP Championship
Repsol Honda Team (M)
93 Marc Marquez (RC)
26 Dani Pedrosa

Movistar Yamaha Moto GP (M)
46 Valentino Rossi
25 Maverick Vinales

Ducati Team (M)
04 Andrea Dovizioso
99 Jorge Lorenzo

Monster Yamaha Tech3 Racing
5 Johann Zarco**
55 Hafizh Syahrin (R)*

Pramac Racing Ducati
9 Danilo Petrucci
43 Jack Miller*

Team Suzuki (M)
29 Andrea Iannone
42 Alex Rins

Marc VDS Racing Honda
12 Thomas Luthi (R) *
21 Franco Morbidelli (R) *

LCR Honda
30 Takaaki Nakagami (R) *
35 Cal Crutchlow

Angel Nieto Ducati
17 Karel Abraham **
19 Alvaro Bautista*

Red Bull KTM Racing (M)
44 Pol Espargaro
38 Bradley Smith


Reale Avintia Racing Ducati

10 Xavier Simeon (R) **
53 Esteve Rabat*

Aprillia Racing Team (M)
41 Aleix Espargaro
45 Scott Reading

Key: (M) - Manufacturer Team; RC - reigning Champion; R-rookie, * 2017 Bike, ** - 2016 Bike
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Rider's Championship
1) Andrea Dovizioso 25 Points
2) Marc Marquez 20 Points
3) Valentino Rossi 16 Points
4) Cal Crtuchlow 13 Points
5) Danilo Petrucci 11 Points
6) Maverick Vinales 10 Points
7) Dani Pedrosa 9 Points
8) Johann Zarco 8 Points
9) Andrea Ianonne 7 Points
10) Jack Miller 6 Points
11) Esteve Rabat 5 Points
12) Franco Morbidelli 4 Points
13) Alvaro Bautista 3 Points
14) Hafizh Syahrin 2 Points
15) Karel Abraham 1 Point
16)Thomas Luthi
17) Takaaki Nakagami
18) Bradley Smith
19) Aleix Espargaro
20) Scott Redding
21) Xavier Simeon
22)Pol Espargaro
23) Alex Rins
24) Jorge Lorenzo
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Teams & Constructors Championships

Constructors
1) Ducati 25 Points
2) Honda 18 Points
3) Yamaha 16 Points
4) Suzuki 7 Points
5) KTM 0 Points
6) Aprillia 0 Points

Teams Championship
1) Repsol Honda 29 Points
2) Movistar Yamaha 26 Points
3) Ducati 25 Points
4) Pramac Racing Ducati 17 Points
5) LCR Honda 13 Points
6) Monster Yamaha 10 Points
7) Suzuki 7 Points
8) Real Avintia Ducati 5 Points
9) Marc VDS Honda 4 Points
10) Angel Nieto Ducati 4 Points
11) KTM 0 Points
12) Aprillia 0 Points
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Marc’s too loose I think. He finished very close to Dovi at Qatar, where last year he struggled. He should dominate the next two races as well.

I will be amazed if Zarco doesn’t win a race.
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(Original post by Andrew97)
Marc’s too loose I think. He finished very close to Dovi at Qatar, where last year he struggled. He should dominate the next two races as well.

I will be amazed if Zarco doesn’t win a race.
what is ominous however is Marc was this close on a ducati track. But agree, Zarco should win a race and if I were Yamaha, Id give him a 2018 bike (although they probably wont as alleggedly tech 3 will be switching to aprillia due to VR46 team)
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I don’t have BT sport. Just heard Miller is on pole, what the hell happened?
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I don’t have BT sport. Just heard Miller is on pole, what the hell happened?
I dont have it either but from what I have read on motorsport.com Miller got pole in intermediate conditions from pedrosa and Zarco.

Rabat and Rins were 4th and 5th with Marquez 6th, Aleix Espagaro 7th, Dovi 8th, Maverick 9th, Cal 10th, Rossi 11th and Iannone 12th (top 3 covered by 0.212 seconds, with dani 0.177 slower than miller), top 6th were 0.601 seconds (0.528, 0.59 and 0.601) with dovi 1 second slower than miller.

Lorenzo incidentally was 14th...0.935 seconds slowe than the fastest time in q1

So fair play to Miller and I am curious to see the race tomorrow (sadly will have to wait till highlights)
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Read the Autosport live service for the race, utterly insane. Miller was robbed by DORNA.
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Read the Autosport live service for the race, utterly insane. Miller was robbed by DORNA.
motorsport.com & autosport.com share articles together (both are owned by a certain Zak Brown...) but I use motorsport.com as you aren't limited to x views a month (although prime articles still require subscription).

But yh, sounds like Miller was robbed and Cal Crutchlow is leading the championship ?!

I need to watch the race highlights on Channel 5 (do ITV still show it or has it moved to Channel 5?)
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(Original post by quasa)
motorsport.com & autosport.com share articles together (both are owned by a certain Zak Brown...) but I use motorsport.com as you aren't limited to x views a month (although prime articles still require subscription).

But yh, sounds like Miller was robbed and Cal Crutchlow is leading the championship ?!

I need to watch the race highlights on Channel 5 (do ITV still show it or has it moved to Channel 5?)
It’s moved to channel 5. The Autosport live feature does not count towards your views. I also followed the race on the official motogp twitter page.
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Lorenzo has won 2 races in a row!!!

Talk about finding form when you commit to another team
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