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    21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Well that's a wrap for the 2020 season. Good season if not for the very odd way it unfolded. Lots of history made and more to be made in the future.

    So, now we begin with the 2021 season tomorrow, new teams, new riders and new testing. Same old BS as far as Covid is concerned. Let's hope 2021 can turn things around and not be like this year. I'm interested to see how some riders get along with their new rides and see how others adjust to not being in a factory team anymore.

    Cheers to the new MotoGP year, 2021 starts now!!

    Who knows, maybe we(as posters) might be a little more active this coming 2021 race year. Hope for the best....
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    https://www.gpone.com/en/2020/11/12/...tml?refresh_ce

    I know it was hinted at in the last MotoGP thread, but this is not good for Marquez. I'm also starting to hear rumblings that he may not make it back for next year. Everything surrounding this injury is very tight lipped. Honda aren't saying much of anything, but I've heard that Marc isn't healing the best and is now having issues with other things. Heard his arm was very atrophied but I think that was nonsense as the article I linked here mentions he's been seen lifting weights and working out/training to some degree.

    Could this be the beginning of the end for the reign of Marquez??

    There's rumors that's why Dovi hasn't signed to a test rider deal. He's heard that Marquez may not even come back and then Honda will need a rider that has experience to jump in and help save the day. Not saying Dovi will be that guy, he's good on the Ducati, not sure how he'll take to a Honda tailor made for Marquez. That is all speculation at this point but like anything if there is smoke, there's fire. So may be some truths to these things we are hearing.
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Yeah definitely a great season considering the situation and honestly surprised we even had a season but I'll take it over the latter. What I loved about this season was the many unknowns and twists that kept riders pushing through till the last round as everything was up for grabs. Also many riders unlocked a level of themselves they never knew they could achieve thanks to Marc being out and with this said while I personally don't like him and don't wish him any ill will BUT him having been out opened this championship in a way we have never seen before and it's nice seeing others up their level to bring the fight to the front. Marc or no Marc in 2021 given his current state, the 2021 season is going to be outstanding! Hope Ducati find their way back at the front with Jack and Pecco now that KTM and Suzuki are full on at the front as well. KTM with Oliviera is going to be very strong, that kid as some insane talent and to have won 2 races with a satellite ride while Binder only won that one race in a superior bike. I will say it is awesome seeing the satellite teams bring it in the mix and show that they are just as capable on lesser machinery, hell take Nakagami and what he's done with Idemitsu. Glad that he's getting a multi-year deal with factory support and also a chance to a factory seat if things keep going the way they are.

    Yeah, the whole Dovi thing and HRC makes perfect sense as he's ridden for them before and the whole Marc situation is looking super grim honestly but hopefully he can ride for 2021 but with the injury being at its worst stage with side-effects it isn't looking likely and if he does, he won't be 100% and also let's hope it doesn't become a career ending injury cause that would be a damn shame given he's got a lot of good years of riding. This should help him realize that he's not invincible and honestly I'm surprised that he didn't pay the piper earlier given how many crashes he had been through but the body can only hold on for so long no matter in how good of shape you are. You know, it's pretty incredible to me that Honda did not consult with Costa who is a medical genius and has been around the paddock for so many years treating riders with all kinds of injuries, this mistake is going to cost them dearly at HRC... yikes.

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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Does anyone read this any longer?
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Probably not

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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    I do, maybe a few others.
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    I've been thinking about posting in here, that I think Yamaha did it all wrong... I know they try to bring in younger guys to learn from the older guys, and then boot the older guys, but more often than not, this past season Vinales was a one lap wonder, and Rossi would finish the race ahead of him... I think Yamaha should have developed the bike following Rossi's input, and it would have been a better bike for everyone. My $0.02
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Every once in a while...
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    I really hope the US GP happens next year, and they allow spectators (and we're allowed in the paddock)! Our tickets and campsite from this year got rolled over to next year's GP, but I heard that Texas is already starting to cancel public events for next year.
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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post
    I've been thinking about posting in here, that I think Yamaha did it all wrong... I know they try to bring in younger guys to learn from the older guys, and then boot the older guys, but more often than not, this past season Vinales was a one lap wonder, and Rossi would finish the race ahead of him... I think Yamaha should have developed the bike following Rossi's input, and it would have been a better bike for everyone. My $0.02
    Yeah honestly they should have listened and they're paying the price and they're screwed going into 2021 due to the current engine issues they're having and honestly I see Morbidelli finishing top yamaha again next season, that dude and his crew have that Spec A dialed down pretty well now meanwhile Rossi, Quartararo and Viņales will keep paying the piper with that now even more underpowered engine to keep reliability. Sure hope Yamaha are working on this around the clock for 2022 if they want to stay relevant in this championship given that KTM and Suzuki are making them look like crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post
    I really hope the US GP happens next year, and they allow spectators (and we're allowed in the paddock)! Our tickets and campsite from this year got rolled over to next year's GP, but I heard that Texas is already starting to cancel public events for next year.
    Hate to say it but don't see it happening, WSBK doesn't have any rounds here in the US for the 2021 calendar and the way things are going, it's looking grim man which sucks cause this is most likely Rossi's last season in the paddock, doubt he will continue on mainly after reaching a deal with Esponsorama to bring his academy riders into MotoGP ranks along with Ducati which is why Marini and Bastianini jumped into those seats for the 2021 season and they pushed Tito Rabat out which honestly just like Karel Abraham I am surprised he lasted in the paddock as long as he did. While Esponsorama may not be the main sponsor past 2021 but I'm sure the opportunity that Rossi and his team wanted to actually have access to a MotoGP team is finally coming to fruition given their moto2/3 teams have been pretty successful.


    In other news, it's official that Marquez will undergo a 3rd surgery on that right arm, things aren't looking great for him for the 2021 season honestly and if he does end up riding he will be risking way too much and won't be riding at 100%, if this dude isn't careful this could be a career ending injury too which would suck given he's got many more years to give in this sport. Guess we'll see how that situation develops since HRC has become king at keeping the media and people fooled with that situation. https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/...ght-arm/359668

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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Gresini will be an independent team from 2022 and on and will drop Aprilia after 2021. Looks like the end of Aprilia in GP unless another entity/owner picks the project up but with how bad they’ve been doing, I find that doubtful.

    https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2020/12/14/gresini-racing-from-2022-the-motogp-project-is-reality/359968

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    Re: 21' MotoGP/WSBK/MotoAmerica discussion thread **SPOILER ALERT**

    Testing sessions at Sepang for February have been cancelled. Looks like we are in for another weird year of racing with the way things are going

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