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#1 tonyed

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Posted 05 June 2022 - 14:41

How many laps in a 24 lap race - some might say 23?

Yes you at the back Espargaro, stop writing 'Aleix world champion' in your book and concentrate.  :(

So folks, own up, who else has committed such a glaring error and did it cost you a championship?  :wave:



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#2 brands77

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 15:39

Julian Simon did it in 2009 in the 125cc, but did go on to win the title that year - ahead of Bradley Smith, but I can't think of anyone else at the top level who has done it though.



#3 tonyed

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 16:44

How about Jorge Lorenzo signing for HRC just as he'd got to grips with the Ducati. :down:

 

Or Philip MaCallen missing his pit stop in the 1993 Junior TT :down:

 

Daytona 1981 - I muddled the oil/petrol ratio up converting US pints to Imperial pints then to milliliters, luckily for me it was Martin Wimmers' bike that seized, not ours. :down:  :eek: 

 

Steve Parrish cooking chips for his hard pressed mechanic Martin Brookeman at the Italian GP in wood polish instead of cooking oil (allegedly)  :smoking:

 

Me leaving the clutch locking device in the chain case of the Greeves Silverstone I was riding in my 1st MGP in 1973, it engage halfway down Bray Hill  :rolleyes:



#4 brands77

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Posted 07 June 2022 - 07:44

I suspect that Stavros Parrish did his "faux pas" on purpose.

 

I would also like to hear more about Daytona 1981 incident, whether Wimmer found out and if so what did he say.


Edited by brands77, 07 June 2022 - 07:45.


#5 tonyed

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Posted 07 June 2022 - 12:30

I believe the Parrish incident was true and concerning Martin Wimmer, I don't remember him coming back for more 'advice'.

Believe the old adage, measure twice, cut once  :cool: and make your own decisions.