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Old 06-09-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:03 AM   #2
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Thank you sweet jayzus, race week! Really looking forward to this one - again. Will Rossi find that little extra to mix it up with the two in front of him?
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #3
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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"Banging fairings like Castenets here in Spain" - love it.

Lets see what 5yrs and the bad affair with the lady in red has changed.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #5
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"Banging fairings like Castenets here in Spain" - love it.

Lets see what 5yrs and the bad affair with the lady in red has changed.
Not to mention the advent of Mr. Marquez...
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
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Oh yeah, that little thing.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:18 AM   #7
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I think this is yet another Marquez track.

1. Marquez, This is when we realize he is indeed rewriting the record books.
2. Lorenzo maintains his mojo, but only just
3. Rossi, working hard to get third, able to hound Marc and Jorge for only a handful of laps, but does stay closer. Inch, by inch...

4. Pedrosa, still no go. Rumors of Stoner's return to claim his slowing seat cast Dani into depression. He wakes in the gutter with a bottle and his arm around a stuffed bunny.

The rest? There are no other "Factory teams so nobody else is playing on the same field. The satellite Hondas and Yamahas don't have the riders to ride them to the front. Not for a complete race. Bautista is quick, but not Sharp end quick, early enough or long enough to be there in the end. Hopefully he has ridden beyond his gravel-grooming days. Bradl? More tossing into the weeds. Pol? Slithering himself out of a ride one binned bike at a time. Smith? Slow and steady into the back.

For the future of MotoGP, the bikes need to slow down. To do that Honda has to be beaten at the table into a rev limit. Slippy tires would hurt too many. Only the young and dumb would be willing to risk the highsides.
And racing has to maintain costs. Note that doesn't mean cheap. Not at even the back of the grid levels.
That means builder bikes. Buy a motor, build a chassis. Spec, tires, ECU and limits on suspensions, brakes, fuel and weight.
That's why there is a rule book to lay all this out.
Looks a little more like F1.

2015, Stoner returns to the Repsol Honda team aboard Dani's bike. He has a special deal. H never has to talk to or look at any press, or ever appear in public other than to ride. A more colorful Stig on two wheels, though with less personality.

Marquez ignores him. Goes by him like he's painted on the fence.
Stoner re-retires at the end of 2015 goes shrimpin' with Spies.
And it's only Monday morning.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #8
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The rivalry I'm paying special attention to this week is Miller and Fenati.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #9
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The rivalry I'm paying special attention to this week is Jack "I'm ready for MotoGP" Miller and Fenati.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #10
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #11
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The rivalry I'm paying special attention to this week is Miller and Fenati.
MOTO-3,Best race every weekend.

Barnburners one after the other!
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #12
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Crutchlow "0 confidence in the bike" "gets worse every time I ride it"

"last year's bike better" Isnt that about what the beginning of the end of Valentino's Ducati ride sounded like?

Ducati must pay well.


Although Dovi gets on with the bike nicely.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #13
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Now he is saying Hernandez is faster than him on last year's bike so it shows Ducati has made no progress over the last year.


For all we know Dall'Igna has told him to criticize the bike to keep the pressure on the Eye-ties.

More Lucy, now!
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:30 AM   #14
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2015, Stoner returns to the Repsol Honda team aboard Dani's bike. He has a special deal. H never has to talk to or look at any press, or ever appear in public other than to ride. A more colorful Stig on two wheels, though with less personality.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #15
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1. Marquez, This is when we realize he is indeed rewriting the record books.
Ok so winning championships on all GP classes when you´re twenty years old, wasn´t enough. Winning MotoGP on your first try wasn´t enough. Spanking the whole field from last on the grid in Moto2 and former 125 class weren´t enough. Winning the first six races from pole this year wasn´t enough.... Having between 5-10 enormous moments during an average race weekend, that he saves just ´business as usual´ isn´t enough. NOW we´re gonna realize, that the dude actually redefines the meaning of “real deal”!!

And I was actually stupid enough to bet a big bottle of whiskey, that Rossi wins 3 races this year... so I´m gonna go with him to take this one. Now he HAS to, otherwise my image of a whiskey bottle will slowly start fading away .......
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