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Joan MIR 9 31.03%
Fabio QUARTARARO 3 10.34%
Maverick VIÑALES 0 0%
Franco MORBIDELLI 4 13.79%
Andrea DOVIZIOSO 2 6.90%
Alex RINS 2 6.90%
Takaaki NAKAGAMI 2 6.90%
Pol ESPARGARO 0 0%
Jack MILLER 2 6.90%
Miguel OLIVERA 0 0%
Danillo PETRUCCI 0 0%
Brad BINDER 1 3.45%
Alex MARQUEZ 2 6.90%
Johann ZARCO 1 3.45%
Francesco BAGNAIA 0 0%
Teets RABAT 1 3.45%
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:57 AM   #16
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I am sure Toprack's close ties with Redbull and the factory's close ties to Monster had everything to do with him being overlooked.
This. And Gerloff lives in Spain now so no issues with bringing in someone from outside the country.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:07 AM   #17
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Is Rossi's status confirmed yet??
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David Emmett says Rossi has to have another test on Saturday which will determine if he rides this weekend.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:51 AM   #19
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As for Toprak, either he went home to Turkey and they won't let him back or Sofuoglu's demands to Yamaha were too high.
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they should just sit him out for safety's sake and let someone else at least test and setup the bike proper for a race weekend. If Rossi shows up Saturday expecting to have a great setup for Sunday I'm betting he wont make top ten, which wouldn't be a good look for the Doctor or Yamaha, but if Gerloff doesn't make top ten it's expected, if he does it looks great for both.

Yamaha just got penalized for using naughty unapproved valves.
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I wonder if Gerloff with ride Friday and then see about Rossi.

That would make sense for Yamaha, but not much is making sense in 2020.

Excited to have racing this weekend. One of the few things that gives me some normal!
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they should just sit him out for safety's sake and let someone else at least test and setup the bike proper for a race weekend. If Rossi shows up Saturday expecting to have a great setup for Sunday I'm betting he wont make top ten, which wouldn't be a good look for the Doctor or Yamaha, but if Gerloff doesn't make top ten it's expected, if he does it looks great for both.

Yamaha just got penalized for using naughty unapproved valves.
Rain is forecast for Friday and Saturday with Sunday expected to be dry so set up info from the practice sessions may not matter at all.
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Can 2020 be more ridiculous?!

Now Yamaha guilty of modifying their motors.
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Can't say it's surprising. When you go through four out of five engines and all of a sudden start finishing races and going fast, something has to be up. It is somewhat surprising the riders aren't penalized as well, but that would turn the championship into more of a cluster than it already is.
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I get the decision though.

To be totally fair in punishment they'd have to prove the riders were included in the cheat.
If they can prove that the riders knew the valves were changed then they could be penalized. However, if the situation is more like Management and Engineers telling the riders; "Don't worry about revving it, everything will be fine" then I don't see how a rider can be punished.
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I think it's hard to say the riders had no idea, the bikes went from going pop to going brap. They knew it wasn't magic. I'm surprised yamaha only got penalized 4 point, sounds like something honda would have been able to get away with.
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I think it's hard to say the riders had no idea, the bikes went from going pop to going brap. They knew it wasn't magic. I'm surprised yamaha only got penalized 4 point, sounds like something honda would have been able to get away with.



The penalty in the constructor's championship and team championship standings was more than four points.

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For this reason, Yamaha Motor Company have had 50 World Championship Constructor points withdrawn. This is double the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol required for technical changes.

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP have had 20 World Championship Team points withdrawn. This is the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol.

Petronas Yamaha SRT have had 37 World Championship Team points withdrawn. This is also the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol.
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You're right. I don't know where I got 4 from. Been busy at work today I must have half read something while on the toilet.
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If Gerloff finishes ahead of Vinales I think Yamaha will boot Mav out onto the role of test rider.

Also Iker Lecuono is out due to his Bro testing positive. So that sucks. Maybe they can get Toprak out on there as a backup

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After more thorough reading on the subject:

"Of course, he won’t be replaced for this event, therefore the whole Red Bull KTM Tech3 team will concentrate on our sole rider, Miguel Oliveira.”

Would have been cool to see Dani or someone else on the bike. Might be interesting to see what Miguel can do with the whole team focus on him. It's his first time here on a GP bike though, so ...
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