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Old 11-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #316
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I reckon Krops' a secret MM lover, he won't come out a say it being a refined pom but will work away at our subconcious (or, if you're an Aussie, unconcious ) until we find we all love him.
Secret my arse. I've made no bones about it, he is an alien. Only need to see those onboard videos from Motegi and Valencia to see why he is faster than the rest: no indecision. He instinctively makes the right call every time, and knows no fear. He's going to hurt himself a lot, though, because he's going to crash a couple of times next year. I hope he doesn't hurt himself too badly or anyone else.

Now he just needs his Spanish handlers to loosen the reins a little, and let him be the young man he is. Right now, he's a little too I'd-like-to-thank-my-sponsors to be truly entertaining.

And on a side note, something of the opposite is happening with Pedrosa. He is cutting loose a little, and is developing the knack of the bone-dry put down. He isn't lively, but he is becoming much wittier than he was before.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #317
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And on a side note, something of the opposite is happening with Pedrosa. He is cutting loose a little, and is developing the knack of the bone-dry put down. He isn't lively, but he is becoming much wittier than he was before.
After all his wins last year, he can loosen up a bit, eh? He is starting to know how good he is. Championship or not.
And MM will push him to do even better. Dani should go over to MM's bike at the start of the season and piss on the fairing, just to let him know who is alpha.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #318
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I think MM could develop into an alien a lot like Lorenzo did. I just hope he doesn't need a parachute in the process. No doubt he's going to push his own envelope. He was the only rider at Indy besides CS that seemed to use the back end to finish turns. Of course we all read that Stoner dials down his traction control to do that. MM clearly has that magic right wrist... Sounds like a recipe for a few sky shots in the early going...

Meanwhile, I'm going all in for Dani in 2013. He's my man. The full 112lbs of him.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #319
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Secret my arse. I've made no bones about it, he is an alien. Only need to see those onboard videos from Motegi and Valencia to see why he is faster than the rest: no indecision. He instinctively makes the right call every time, and knows no fear. He's going to hurt himself a lot, though, because he's going to crash a couple of times next year. I hope he doesn't hurt himself too badly or anyone else.
Although it hurts my Rossi branded heart I suspect you're right, he is an impressive young man!

(must remember to use this button on Krop in the future, clearly pressing it elicits a response....)

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Meanwhile, I'm going all in for Dani in 2013. He's my man. The full 112lbs of him.
For Dani's sake I hope it is, I like the little bugger and he deserves to sit on the top seat but I also want to see the Crutchlow & Rossi show, maybe they can all share the podium?

I can see I'm in for another tough year!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #320
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He isn't lively, but he is becoming much wittier than he was before.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #321
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Dani should go over to MM's bike at the start of the season and piss on the fairing, just to let him know who is alpha.


I actually laughed out loud. That would clear up all this talk about how dry Pedro is.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #322
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He instinctively makes the right call every time,
Ratthapark Wilairot might debate you on that
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #323
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Looks like he's comfortable enough on the bike.

It's going to be an EPIC year.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:53 AM   #324
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #325
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #326
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Elbow sliders are the new toe sliders.
Apparently he's already spoken to Alpinestars about getting better elbow sliders fitted...
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #327
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Apparently he's already spoken to Alpinestars about getting better elbow sliders fitted...
I thought I read somewhere that part of MM going faster on the GP bike was he needed to learn not to use as much lean angle as he did in Moto2. Something about getting more power to the ground. Could have been a vivid dream.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #328
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Elias was always leaning way off the LCR bike last year.......
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #329
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I thought I read somewhere that part of MM going faster on the GP bike was he needed to learn not to use as much lean angle as he did in Moto2. Something about getting more power to the ground. Could have been a vivid dream.
Pretty sure it was a quote by Marquez at the Valencia test.

....followed closely by him complaining that the traction control was hurting his corner exits

On that note, I've never ridden a MotoGP bike, I've ridden an S1000RR and it could only be described as mindbendingly fast. These guys are almost a different species.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #330
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Pretty sure it was a quote by Marquez at the Valencia test.

....followed closely by him complaining that the traction control was hurting his corner exits
It will be interesting to see how his riding style adapts (will it change?) to the MGP bikes, looking at how Dani stands the bike up as fast as possible at the end of a corner, Casey similarly, I wonder if Mark will need to maintain a more upright attitude through the corners to get the drive down?

Off to troll through the MGP site to see if I can find some riding style comparisons... back in several days!
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