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    Quote Originally Posted by madvlad View Post
    Not the most entertaining of races but man hat off to Folger, what a race by him and to keep up with Marquez that well. Hell of an earned podium spot. This championship is anyone's at this point.
    Yeah I missed 2/3's of the race due to sleeping in. Only caught about 7 laps worth of racing. Good to see Folger keeping up with Marquez and he got his first podium. Knew this one was Marc's to lose. Insane how with a race win he leapfrogs everyone and is leading going into the summer break. Good to see Pedrosa back and in contention for the podium.

    Not much to say about factory Team Yamaha, can't really congratulate 4th and 5th places for a factory team. And I knew last week's results weren't going to be the norm, just a flash in the pan. Seems to me(again I'll have to rewatch the race since I missed 2/3's of it) that Vinales had the comeback ride from 11th on the grid. Didn't see in the replay's of when he caught Rossi but he did. Yamaha need to get this figured out. When last year's bike is miles ahead of the current bike(with all the upgrades), Team Blue is up sh*t creek if they can't get it figured out.

    At the half way point of the year, on paper Yamaha look to have the best bike(with 4 wins) but when you watch the races that's not the case and they more than everyone else seem to be struggling from venue to venue. I honestly don't see them having the upper hand until Misano(which is four races away). I'm betting that either Marquez or Pedrosa will take Brno(which is a classic Honda track), then Austria could go to Dovi(don't see Lorenzo in the mix) or maybe Marquez. Silverstone then maybe the Yamaha's might have a chance but Marquez is strong there as well.

    Really the rest of the season is now in Honda's control. We are heading into tracks that suit their bikes well, with a couple that could go to Ducati(Red Bull Ring & Sepang). I think Dovi can do well in Sepang based on how the bike is working for him. Plus with the two big straights will help his bike to stretch it out.

    It really is anyone's championship at this point. Top 4 covered by 10 points with shifts to come from the future races. Could have a string of DNF's from people yet, so that always makes a mess of the championship.
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    Yeah, this next half of the season is going to be rather interesting for sure. Pedrosa with that podium is within 25 points of 1st place which realistically isn't very far out. Hell, Marquez was only 17 behind and now he leads with just a single race win. Sure hope this month serves Yamaha to get some of their bugs figured out and take the battle to the top again. Still very happy for Folger, that dude rode beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Yeah the Honda's just have that track figured out. Folger was riding out of his mind and hopefully that will give him some confidence going forward and we will have another rider in the mix. Danillo seems like he is a little crazy and risky at times but the tires played a big role again. 2nd to 12th is a big slide. Lorenzo had the same thing happen but he has more issues than Ducati can even fix at this point. Dovi lost the tires towards the end as well and slipped from first to third in the championship. Crazy!

    The championship is close and this season may go all the way to the last race to decide a champion which means the fans win and the series gets stronger.
    Yeah Honda definitely doesn't have to adjust much on that track as it fits it so well. I am still hell of surprised as of how Folger found such pace, would have challenged for the win if not for the couple mistakes at T1. I was rather surprised at the soft tire choices by some riders, the track surface being new was super abrasive and was tearing tires up pretty good. Loved the pass on Lorenzo by Folger, made him look like a rookie . This championship is going to be insane to the last round and lap, this sport keeps getting better and better.
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    This summer break shit isn't working out... bored out of my mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by madvlad View Post
    This summer break shit isn't working out... bored out of my mind
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    Brno will be here before you know it. Least I have F1 to hold me over til then. Thanks to Playstation Vue still not getting BeIN sports back, I can't watch WSBK anymore. May have to take the plunge and get the WSBK subscription.
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