- Moto GP 2013
Huge shame it won’t be on BBC! I’ll have to investigate this BT Sport thing then… Is it streamed?
My only beef with the coverage which is nothing to do with the network is the constant shots to pit garages to see what team managers or girlfriends reaction is to something that’s happening on track!Posted 4 years ago
Eurosport had to let Mamola go, I’m not sure if it’s changed now, but at the start of the deal they weren’t allowed to be at all the races, the commentary was done from a booth somewhere. IIRC they only go to the non fly aways.
I’ve signed an online petition to keep it non live on ES, that said, I’d miss the GP a lot less than WSB or BSB, I’m a bit worried now dorna have bought the WSB though.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
No more ‘back at the front’, ‘across the stripe’ or ‘he needed that like a third armpit’? Or jolly banter with ‘Sheene’s best mate’ about ragging the hire car? What will we do?
amen, they spoil the coverage for me (though I am an intolerant sod). Previous round Charlie Cocks goes “and a great start from marquez”, as the footage shows him losing 4 places in the first 100 metres. If they werent talking bollox they’d be saying nothing at all, and they seem to miss half the moves.
Also agree the Moto2/3 commentary team are both far more knowledgeable and engaging.
As per Mr Blobby I have BT Sport by virtue of having their broadband. Sad to see it go off Beeb, BT are trying to do what Sky have done for the last 20 years.
I’d miss the GP a lot less than WSB
I signed up to eurosportplayer for the cycling but still seem to have managed to have completely missed the last two entire seasons of WSB 🙄Posted 4 years agoReluctantMember
We’ll get BT Sports as part of our Virgin TV package next year. Pheew, no need to switch!Posted 4 years ago
At the mo, i watch GPs live on BBC and tolerate Parrish and cox, then turn over and watch it again with the far superior commentary of Ryder and Moody.
BBC commentary ~ it’s a nightmare in a bubblecar! 😆
Looks pretty grim out there. What chance of afternoon practice? Anyone seen the weekend forecast?
Edit… seems all Friday practice now abandoned.
Double edit… just reading about Redding being passed fit to ride at Montegi. Great news and I really hope he can stick it to the Spaniards, though I do wonder what sort of state a rider would need to be in to not be passed fit to ride!Posted 4 years ago
Could be a one day GP…
From race director Michael WebbPosted 4 years ago
If fog returns for some or all of Saturday, Webb said plans were in place to move the helicopter to the circuit in time for anticipated better weather on Sunday.
“If the helicopter still cannot fly by tomorrow afternoon, it will be dismantled, shipped by road to the the circuit and reassembled for Sunday morning, when we expect conditions to be significantly better.”
Should conditions not improve until Saturday lunchtime, the afternoon will be given over to practice sessions that Webb said will run “as long as possible”, with qualifying and the races all on Sunday.
If no running is possible at all on Saturday, a draft schedule has been created that would squeeze practice, qualifying and races for all three grand prix classes into Sunday.
Blimey that could be interesting. May not be great for Scott if he has to practice, qualify and race all in one day with the dodgy wrist.
Weird that they would truck the helicopter in for Sunday if it can’t fly on Saturday. What’s the point of that? If it’s clear on Sunday then why not just fly it in that morning? Could it maybe take off but not land?Posted 4 years ago
Only caught the last 5 or so laps, cocked up the start time 😳
Lorenzo looked in control by then, Marquez made a couple of mistakes and backed off to settle for second (or maybe just didn’t have the speed to challenge anyway).
Anybody see what happened to Redding? Absolutely nothing on the BBC webstite, and just a brief mention that he got mixed up in a race stopping crash on the first lap elsewhere.Posted 4 years agoDr_UpGradeMember
I only caught the highlights here on austrian TV, rabat and someone else tangled coming out of the corner and Redding had nowhere to go and was launched over the bars onto the wrist again. The race was red flagged but he didn’t make it to the restart… (and sorry for any spoilers there!)Posted 4 years ago
I am torn between wanting Marquez and Lorenzo to win.
Marquez has been fantastic, really added some excitement and to do what he has already done as a rookie is amazing, he loves riding and always just seems excited by being there.
Lorenzo has really responded to the challenge laid down, and upped his game. His rides in the last few races have just been incredible. To up his pace in response to Marquez while still keeping that precision, composure and control throughout has just been masterful.Posted 4 years agoCrellMember
Best race was M3 yet again by a long shot. Well done McPhee. Best finish by far in his career. Absolute crash-fest making the title race wide-open again.
Rea did OK in M2 again. Hopefully he can sort out a full time 2014 ride on a decent package. Missed Kent’s warm up crash that’s apparently bust his collarbone. Sam Lowes should hopefully shake that class up next year though if SpeedUp get their act together.
Didn’t think Redding’s season could get any worse. Watching Tito loose it I was trying to work out where Redding was then the inevitable boom as he hit Tito’s bike. I’m sure Redding’s bike whacked Rabat on the head as well. A real anti-climax (unlike Moto 3 with 3 contenders going in to Valencia).
MotoGP …. Yawn.Posted 4 years agoJAGSubscriber
Agreed Lorenzo was amazing.
It looks to me like Marquez is doing well simply because he’s prepared to take risks. Lorenzo was able to just ‘turn-on-the-style’ and keep ahead of Marquez despite his risky behaviour.
Marquez always seems just a little bit more ‘on-the-edge’ than Lorenzo 8)
I’d still love to be able to ride half as well as either of them!!Posted 4 years ago
I think Marquez could be faster if Lorenzo wasn’t in the way, he seems to be able to carry more mid corner speed, but can’t use it when Lorenzo is in front. It is a great skill though to ride with a probably faster rider behind you, keep it so precise and not make any mistakes. That has always been his style but Marquez has just pushed him a bit further and he really has become a master at it.Posted 4 years ago
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