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Gianlu33    726
3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I'm still not over how incredibly frustrating this race was, I can't wait for the next one :p 

My waiting times are minor , there is first the motorbike 3 :p 

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heywoodu    2,372
1 minute ago, Gianlu33 said:

My waiting times are minor , there is first the motorbike 3 :p 

I know, you have no idea how much I am looking forward to Moto3 :woot:

 

Moto3 is almost always the best race of the weekend (Moto2 is often pretty boring and MotoGP is only sometimes interesting) so I always like it the most. However, this year it's even better because we finally have a real talent! I wish the clock would go faster :d 

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Federer91    200
18 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I can also still hardly believe how good we are suddenly (since 1-2 years) going in motorsports :yikes:

 

We have Max Verstappen who is widely tipped as a very, very big talent and someone who has a huge chance to start winning races in the next few years.

Then there's Michael van der Mark winning the World Supersport title in 2014, reaching some podiums in WSBK last year and already 3 podium finishes in 4 races this year.

And now we have Bo Bendsneyder who destroyed the field in the Red Bull Rookies Cup last year and is looking very promising in Moto3 so far this weekend.

 

Good years are coming, finally :d 

 

Don't forget motocross :p Jeffrey Herlings should have been a 4 time champion in MX2 if it wasn't for the injuries. 

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heywoodu    2,372
18 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

 

Don't forget motocross :p Jeffrey Herlings should have been a 4 time champion in MX2 if it wasn't for the injuries. 

Oh yeah, there's him too, but somehow I can't get very interested in motocross :p 

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heywoodu    2,372

Verstappen was asked "at least you got a point, is that something positive?"

His answer: "I don't give a crap about that point." :d 

 

Also: "The team told Carlos to let me pass, but that didn't happen...I know enough."

 

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heywoodu    2,372

As for more motorsports, this morning I saw a fantastic Race 1 at the V8 Supercars in Symmons Plains, Tasmania. Especially the fighting between Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup and Will Davison was wonderful! Tomorrow morning (07.30 CET I believe) we'll have race 2 :)

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heywoodu    2,372

The second race in the V8 Supercars in Tasmania had quite the dramatic ending. Van Gisbergen was leading for more than an hour, when he slipped over some spilled oil 4 laps (laps of 52 seconds) before the finish of the race. Winterbottom, who was in 2nd, almost slipped as well but could continue, however it was Will Davison (who was in 3rd) who suddenly found himself in the lead and won the race.

 

 

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heywoodu    2,372

Great race Max :cheer:

 

And it's so great to see the Manor is finally competitive, especially with a very talented driver as Wehrlein behind the wheel. They're definitely gonna get a point this year (with Wehrlein probably) :)

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heywoodu    2,372

There's also NASCAR going on by the way, 100 of 500 laps done at the half mile oval of Martinsville. 

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Federer91    200

I watched today only bits from F1 and the second WTCC race. It was so good watching Hamilton in the middle-pack, but sadly he made it to the podium in the end. If it is going to be the same year again, it is no wonder why i'm finding myself drifting away from F1 all the time. Rosberg at least seems more confident this season and could make a push for the title (finally). WTCC was much more exciting. I don't know if Honda have gotten really better this year, or it was just that Citroen were 80 kg heavier, but the race was more interesting without the usual Citroen dominance. Lopez held the victory, but if there were another 1-2 laps, Monteiro could have passed him. 

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heywoodu    2,372

So far I'm actually enjoying this F1 season very much, also today was just a really cool race where a lot of things happened. Alright, Mercedes won again, but still, there were quite a lot of good fights and I feel like this year (and last year as well) is much more fun than 2013-2014.

 

I've only watched the first WTCC race so far (the 2nd one I had to record because it was at the same time as F1, probably I'll watch it after MotoGP and NASCAR). Catsburg and Coronel were fighting hard and I think Catsburg fought a bit too hard :d 

 

Still it's good to see 2 Dutch drivers fighting for positions in the top-8. 

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