New Rule for MotoGP, effective immediately

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Marty H, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Marty H

    Marty H Guest

    A new rule has been put in place for MotoGP, effective immediately..

    Marco Simoncelli has been banned from Qualifying and will start from
    Pole position for the remainder of the 2011 season. Simoncelli will
    start a half a lap ahead of the field so when he does crash he will
    not take anyone with him.

    The other riders are furious with the new rule...they just wanted him
    Marty H, Jun 26, 2011
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  2. I thought that he had pole position for Assen anyway,
    It is odd but when I was watching the race, I thought that Simoncelli was
    ahead of Lorenzo,
    same with the last race at Catalunya when he crashed bringing Pedrosa
    down,he was ahead as he was in a passing manoeuvre
    George W Frost, Jun 26, 2011
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  3. Marty H

    Lars Chance Guest

    Naah; leave him in qualifying, he seems to have figured out qualifying OK.
    Racing is a whole other matter though.
    Lars Chance, Jun 26, 2011
  4. Marty H

    bikerbetty Guest

    a bit like a woolly-headed Casey Stoner or Jorge Lorenzo, you mean? I
    remember sending a post to ausmoto in Jorge's rookie year, about how, if I
    were Jorge's mum, I'd be begging hi to give up racing for his Mama's sake.
    So many crashes....

    I think we're seeing a true rising star in Signore Fright-Wig - but at the
    moment his drive and enthusiasm need to be tempered by experience and the
    Size 10 boots of his competitors...

    bikerbetty, Jun 26, 2011
  5. Marty H

    Nev.. Guest

    I dunno. I reckon Casey Stoner could probably take some "how to push
    start your own bike without getting sooky with the marshalls and crying"
    lessons from Marco, and de Puniet could probably get some how to finish
    a race lessons from him. (I know he's not the most finishingest rider,
    but de P should set realistic goals).

    On a not quite related note, a couple of Aussies have had a bash at the
    Moto2 class in the past few months, brothers Alex and Damien have each
    had wildcard rides and had pretty good results. Their parents, Shane
    and Annette, are taking part in the 2011 Iron Butt Rally, currently
    underway in the USA, the only Australian participants this year.

    Nev.., Jun 26, 2011
  6. Marty H

    Marts Guest

    Marty H wrote...

    I wonder if the fans will hang signs off the fence similar to that which enraged
    Christian Sarron's camp way back when.

    "Share the Christian experience - Crash".

    How can something like that be worked into Simoncelli's name?

    Or the F1 driver, Andrea de Cesaris (Andrea de Crasharis...)
    Marts, Jul 1, 2011
  7. Marty H

    Yeebok Guest

    Simoncelli .. slippery and slidey.. how about "Rides on jelly" ?

    Yes "decrasharis" was a classic.. only F1 guy I really remember ..
    Yeebok, Jul 1, 2011
  8. Marty H

    Nev.. Guest

    For all his failings as a competitor, he does hold a F1 record which
    might never be broken, although for a while it did look like Mark Webber
    was giving it a crack.

    Speaking of names ripe for shithanging.. 80's-90's pommie 500cc rider
    Simon Buckmaster (Simon Backmarker)

    Nev.., Jul 1, 2011
  9. Marty H

    Lars Chance Guest

    He's hardly got a leg to stand on!
    Lars Chance, Jul 1, 2011
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