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another MotoGP championship over 😢 however it was a great fun
MotoGP Valencia final race yesterday:
  • Bagnaia clinched the World title 🏆
  • Suzuki checked out with a style P1
  • Jorge Martin is soo good in qualifying, why can't he deliver on Sunday's ?
  • Vale, Ago and F1-F. Alonso on hand to celebrate
  • Ducati wins after 15yr drought
  • M.Marquez riding like mad, hit gravel, DNF
  • Quartararo will be happy and sad, both at the same time, he did a lot with Yamaha this year, the bike was just not fast enough on straights
  • Miller from P4 hit gravel, DNF
  • Great and exciting 2022 championship in all three categories.
  • Morbidelli never recovered from that knee surgery, just can't bounce back, wonder if his days are numbered?
  • Miller will do good in KTM, alongside with B. Binder, they just need the bike in top shape, also Miller needs to keep his falling in check :ROFLMAO: ...lots of bruises to kiss-it-better, for Ruby Mau 💋
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  • Suzuki should reconsider and stay
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Everybody wants for Suzuki to stay, Alex Rins even won yesterday and Mir came at P6 which is amazing, Suzuki is in the top3 of the most competitive machines. It must have been hard for Rins and Mir,
to race knowing this is the end, I'm surprised they did find the motivation.

Mir said:
“I don't know if you saw. I didn't celebrate it. I didn't want to celebrate this last race with Suzuki. Because for me, it's not a happy day,” Mir explained. “We will not work together as a team again, and this makes me sad.”

2023 will look something like this:
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Ducati qty 8
Aprilia qty 4
Honda qty 4
KTM/GASGAS qty 4
Yamaha qty 2...are they next, to pull the plug?

Hard to believe Bagnaia was 91 point behind at one point, half way through the championship

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Can't wait for the motorcycle race season to start again...
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Can't wait for the motorcycle race season to start again...
Hoping to get to Austrian MotoGP if you fancy meeting up?
Hoping to get to Austrian MotoGP if you fancy meeting up?
Are you going for the full weekend or only race day?
Dakar 2023 done and dusted :) (y)
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Are you going for the full weekend or only race day?
Arrive late afternoon Friday and leave Monday (camping at the Redbull Ring). Due to work commitments I have two big days to get there but after that it is time to relax. After the race weekend the plan has not been confirmed yet but I hope to find a camp site in either West Austria or Northern Italy and use that for a base for 4 days, riding some of the big mountains each day (320-440km per day, nice and relaxed, stopping and taking in the scenery and cultures). Then make my way home.
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Arrive late afternoon Friday and leave Monday (camping at the Redbull Ring). Due to work commitments I have two big days to get there but after that it is time to relax. After the race weekend the plan has not been confirmed yet but I hope to find a camp site in either West Austria or Northern Italy and use that for a base for 4 days, riding some of the big mountains each day (320-440km per day, nice and relaxed, stopping and taking in the scenery and cultures). Then make my way home.
Watch out in Austria for speeding tickets or other violations, expensive penalties. If it is a serious violation they even confiscate your motorcycle :rolleyes:
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Watch out in Austria for speeding tickets or other violations, expensive penalties. If it is a serious violation they even confiscate your motorcycle :rolleyes:
Thank you. Lets just say I am already familiar with the local traffic officers in Austria. But thanks for the reminder! 🤣
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Those wide arches 🤩😍
Looks like fun, driving this😅.
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I'm ready! Let the season begin!

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I hope Basta gives Pecco a good run for his money, I also hope Honda give Marc a semi-decent bike (thats all he will need) and I feel sorry for the Yamaha riders…..they will be nowhere this year!
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I hope Basta gives Pecco a good run for his money, I also hope Honda give Marc a semi-decent bike (thats all he will need) and I feel sorry for the Yamaha riders…..they will be nowhere this year!
Bastia will do that 😅. And what about the Aprillia bikes, I hope they make a big progress like they did last year. It will be a Ducati year for sure, Honda and Yamaha will be in trouble I think.
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Bastia will do that 😅. And what about the Aprillia bikes, I hope they make a big progress like they did last year. It will be a Ducati year for sure, Honda and Yamaha will be in trouble I think.
I think the Aprilia is the only contender to the Ducati’s BUT not with their current pilots. I like Aleix’s energy but he makes so many rookie mistakes - and he certainly is not a rookie any more. Maverick will be lightening quick in qualifying and then nowhere for the rest of the weekend, I hope I am wrong but I am tired of hoping for him……I don’t think he will finish inside the top 5 for the rest of his MotoGP career (sad as that is).

The Sprint races will really show some surprises I think, it will be interesting to see how the more delicate racers will deal with the street fighters?
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NBC Sports announces 2023 MotoGP™ schedule
All 21 races are to be presented on NBC and CNBC, including LIVE coverage of the Americas GP in April
NBC Sports has announced its schedule for the blockbuster 2023 MotoGP™ season on NBC and CNBC, beginning with the Portuguese Grand Prix from Portimao on Sunday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC.
All 21 races will be presented on either NBC or CNBC, with timeslots designed to showcase the best of the sport. The Grand Prix of the Americas from Circuit of the Americas will be presented live for a second consecutive year on Sunday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. NBC will air an hour-long encore on Saturday, April 22, at 3 p.m. ET.
NBC will present coverage of the following five MotoGP™ Grand Prix races, including three consecutive events in September, this season:
  • British Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. ET;
  • Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. ET;
  • San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. ET;
  • Indian Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1:30 p.m. ET;
  • Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Ahead of the 2023 season, NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey spoke with reigning MotoGP™ champion Francesco Bagnaia and 2021 MotoGP™ champion Fabio Quartararo.
2023 marks NBC Sports’ fourth season as the exclusive television home of MotoGP™ in the United States. All race coverage presented on NBC and CNBC will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
In addition to weekend telecasts on NBC and CNBC, live and on-demand coverage of all races will be available to stream on MotoGP™ VideoPass, in addition to every session of MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™, and races and qualifying for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship.
Here’s the full MotoGP™ schedule on NBC and CNBC (subject to change):
Date
Race
Network
Time (ET)

Sun., March 26
Portuguese Grand Prix
CNBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., April 2
Argentine Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
Sun., April 16
Grand Prix of the Americas (LIVE)
CNBC
2:30 p.m.
Sun., April 30
Spanish Grand Prix
CNBC
2 p.m.
Sun., May 14
French Grand Prix
CNBC
6 p.m.
Sun., June 11
Italian Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
Sun., June 18
German Grand Prix
CNBC
2:30 p.m.
Sun., June 25
Dutch TT
CNBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., July 9
Kazakhstan Grand Prix
CNBC
2:30 p.m.
Sun., August 6
British Grand Prix
NBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., August 20
Austrian Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
Sun., September 3
Catalan Grand Prix
NBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., September 10
San Marino Grand Prix
NBC
1 p.m.
Sun., September 24
Indian Grand Prix
NBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., October 1
Japanese Grand Prix
CNBC
4 p.m.
Sun., October 15
Indonesian Grand Prix
CNBC
2:30 p.m.
Sun., October 22
Australian Grand Prix
CNBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., October 29
Thailand Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
Sun., November 12
Malaysian Grand Prix
NBC
1:30 p.m.
Sun., November 19
Qatar Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
Sun., November 26
Valencia Grand Prix
CNBC
3 p.m.
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Right then, motoGP/2/3 predictions…..

MotoGP (aka The Ducati Cup)
Pecco Bganaia, and my wildcard is Enea Bastiannini

Moto2 (aka The Spanish Championship)
Pedro Acosta, and my wildcard is Izan Guevara (if he gets fit)

Moto3 (The fight in the school playground championship)
Ayumu Sasaki, and my wildcard is David Munoz
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So true! Bring back those grid girls! 🤣
My daughter loves F1 and so I take her to Spa Franchorchamps circuit for a couple of years now to watch the practice and race. It is nice to be there but not that nice as going to a MotoGP race or a WSBK race...
Mighty Spa! That track is on my bucket list. And riding the Ardennes would be sauce for the goose.

And Le Mans 24 hr. So many things to do...so little time.

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