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Old 10-12-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Max Verstappen just got his motorcycle license and bought a Harley. Now he wants to test a MotoGP bike, "But they say no chance. They said absolutely no. They think it's too dangerous. So that's it," the Dutchman revealed.

Red Bull says no to MotoGP test for Verstappen

They are probably correct:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xk1jIdAOzE
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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George Rusell, F2 almost-champion and Mercedes junior signed for Williams. Hope the teams gets its crap together, it's sad to see a historic team struggling so much.

Esteban Ocon didn't want to commit for more than a season, so Williams didn't pursue him, and now he'll most likely be test & reserve for Mercedes. I wonder who they'll favor for a factory team seat, him or Rusell?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Max Verstappen just got his motorcycle license and bought a Harley. Now he wants to test a MotoGP bike, "But they say no chance. They said absolutely no. They think it's too dangerous. So that's it," the Dutchman revealed.
I know how he feels. I built a model airplane once and United won't let me fly a 747. The Bass Tids!

Seriously, what is Max thinking?
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:35 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I know how he feels. I built a model airplane once and United won't let me fly a 747. The Bass Tids!

Seriously, what is Max thinking?

Probably the same thing most 21 year old think: He's indestructible.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:36 AM
Status: "0-0-2 Game On!" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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At the moment, it looks like another wet practice/qualifying and dry race weekend.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:50 AM
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.. and, hey, a better-than-average race, with one person per top team on the podium!
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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TV viewers live + same day. On broadcast channel ABC (last year NBC).

791,000 total, 223,000 ages 18-49

Down from last year.

1,053,000 total, 351,000 ages 18-49

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 10.21.2018 | Showbuzz Daily
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Pretty good last few laps. Nice to see Kimi get a win.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Nice to see Max Verstappen win. Hopefully next year with a Honda power unit they will be competitive on more tracks.

Because Mercedes seemed to be slightly off the pace and he made 3 pit stops, Valtteri Bottas was lapped by the leader......and yet Bottas lapped everybody who finished below him.......”the rest of the field” was lapped at least twice by the leader. What a huge difference in performance.

In Miami, where Liberty Media really wants to have a race, the ABC affiliate, channel 10, didn't broadcast this race and last weeks COTA race. They took it upon themselves to preempt them with other programs.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: 59°N
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I listened to the Behind the Grid podcast featuring Jackie Stewart as guest yesterday. I know the guy is a legend but he seemed like a [jerk] at moments to me. He even spoke of himself in third person.

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