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Well the F1 at the weekend was insane. Roughly the F1 equivalent of The Grand National, more twists and turns than a Vince Russo booked episode of Nitro. Danny Ric turning on his own partner and taking him out was pure Russo, as was Grosjean dumping his car into the wall and trying to blame Ericcson. Vettel and his massive attempted overtake that lead to his downfall was the equivalent of Goldberg spearing Russo out of the cage and to complete this Russo-F1 analogy we had Bottas taking himself out with the puncture, an act of accidental sabotage Vinny Ru would have been proud of, and that barely describes 1 tenth of the action. Alonso finishing where he did after that early double puncture was remarkable. Can we race in Baku every time. 

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I was at Silverstone last weekend and had the best time ever! My mate won a pit walk for Thursday so we got to see into the garages and met Leclerc, Ericsson, Vettel, Jacques Villeneuve, Anthony David

Thought it was a great race today. One of the more entertaining in quite some time. There were lots of battles going on and I thought it was great. I feel sorry for both Haas drivers, obviously someth

Alonso tearing into the team for his piece of shit car over the radio is what kept me interested in F1 last season.  Long may he stay at McLaren and they keep putting sugar in his tank.

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Baku is a visual feast. That run through the medieval section is very impressive. A good portion of the top guys did seem to lose their minds. Made for a dramatic race. Giving us a rare opportunity to see cars actually jostling for position on track. 

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Lots of Rally action this past weekend.

WRC was in Argentina. Fog catching out a number of drivers.

 

FIA World Rallycross was in Montalegre, Portugal. Where they had all sorts of weather conditions. Including snow!

 

The Global Rally Cross series has cancelled its events for 2018. They'd been under financial difficulties for a while and losing the main manufacturer teams before the start of this season, clearly didn't help their predicament. They were initially quite an exciting series and certainly had a certain level of presentation that the FiA WRX series lacks. GRC largely fed off of the X Games fan base and definitely had an X Games flavour to it. With a number of the drivers being X Games competitors in various disciplines. This may help to strengthen the FIA WRX series with some of the former GRC teams looking to enter that series.

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MotoGP and Moto3 were crazy races again yesterday. The Moto3 was as usual a compelling race. Until about 7 laps to go 3 seconds covered 19 riders but Aron Canet (Mentioned earlier as a lunatic) got into a corner far too quickly and took 3 other riders and himself out. 

 

Then in the GP a similar situation, but more of a racing incident where 2nd, 3rd, and 4th took each other out of what was shaping up to be a fantastic finish to what had already been an exciting race. Watch them on catch up if you can. 

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Just caught the Moto GP. That accident towards the end was scary. How'd the guy cutting in think he could make that?

There was some fantastic videography of Marquez leaning into the corners and lightly dragging his elbow along the corner rumble strips. 

Alonso raced in WEC over the weekend. 6hrs at Spa for Toyota.

 

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1 hour ago, BigJag said:

Just caught the Moto GP. That accident towards the end was scary. How'd the guy cutting in think he could make that?

 

Doviziozo and Lorenzo tripped each other up and both missed the apex of the corner and ran wide. They then both tried to pull it back down to the racing line. Pedrosa came from a long way back and hit the apex beautifully. Unfortunately Dovi and Lorenzo didn't see him as they were really concentrating on each other, and that's why they ended up in the gravel. Pedrosa high-sided again, landing on his arm that was only operated on 4 weeks ago and is still held together by screws and a metal plate. That must hurt like fuck. 

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Yeah Pedroza was cut across. it would have been a great move if he'd been allowed to complete it. Marquez dancing on the spill over gravel, exhibited some incredible bike control.

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Marquez is different level crazy. He crashed 3 times over the weekend and like every time he crashes he refuses to accept the crash is his fault in any way. He always goes back to the team and says "This bike doesn't do what I want it to do. Bring me one that does" he never owns the crash. 

 

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Nurburgring 24 hours this weekend - on the proper Nordschleife

150 cars ranging from full factory Audi/Mercedes etc... GT3 through to some mates in a garage bringing their BMW out to play

I've been tasked by racing24-7 to report through the week, but the Radio Le Mans guys will be on commentary live and in full

 

 

The story so far....

 

Practice session http://www.racing24-7.net/…/nurburgring-24hr-day-practice-1/

Night qualifying http://www.racing24-7.net/…/english-nurburgring-24hr-night…/

Day qualifying http://www.racing24-7.net/…/…/nurburgring-friday-qualifying/

Pole Shoot-Out http://www.racing24-7.net/…/nurburgring-24hr-top-30-qualif…/

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Cheers for that @courageous. I'll be checking that out. How long have you been doing the reporting for? Are you at the circuit?

We also have the Monaco Historic Grand Prix this weekend. Some glorious machines of yesteryear getting a run out.

 

 

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On ‎5‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 8:30 AM, BigJag said:

Cheers for that @courageous.  How long have you been doing the reporting for? Are you at the circuit?

 

Tucked away comfortably in the office. Always reminded of the Screenwipe sketch about on site reporting - irony is, being on location means you are probably last to know what is going on

I'm new to the written form, but been doing commentary since 2010 so figured how hard can it be to regurgitate my speech onto page... :rolleyes:

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The Indy 500 happens on May 27 and qualifying for the race takes place over this weekend. Once qualifying is done. There'll be a 33 car field running around the Brickyard. BT Sport are covering the qualifying and the race. Alonso raced in it last year. There isn't any high profile involvement of F1 drivers this year with field largely made up of the regular Indycar teams plus a couple of independents. Look for speeds in excess of 230mph.

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First time I watched the Indy 500 was last year and that was purely based in Alonso's involvement.

I'll be watching again this year despite not knowing any of the drivers really.

 

In other motorsport related news, I've just booked Hotels, tickets and flights for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prixin November. Just hoping for a title decider but if not, Guns n Roses are playing after the race so that'll make up for it!

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