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Old 12-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #496
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I guess I walked into that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:54 AM   #497
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Good for Dovi for winning the supermoto race with Finnish supermoto racer Mauno Hermunen
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #498
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Good for Dovi for winning the supermoto race with Finnish supermoto racer Mauno Hermunen
´You wanna win, get a Finn!´.... ok, sadly hasn´t been quite like this in GP racing for quite a while. Kallio is good, but for several years now he´s just just too up&down to really be a contender.

(But I think in -13 Raikkonen will spank the field in F1!)
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:35 AM   #499
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You think the GP crew chiefs who create the bike setups are capable of riding their machine to its absolute limit?
You are a GP crew chief now?

The riders--Spencer, Rainey, Doohan, Rossi, Stoner, Lorenzo, Hayden, etc.--have said they occasionally tuck the front tire on corner entry as a method to scrub speed that in that moment is preferable to applying brake pressure. I'm going to take their word over yours. Ok?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #500
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Yonny Hernandez and Michael Laverty are confirmed at Paul Bird Motorsport CRT using ART-Aprilia machinery.

I knew you guys were on the edge of your seats waiting for that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #501
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Yonny Hernandez and Michael Laverty are confirmed at Paul Bird Motorsport CRT using ART-Aprilia machinery.

I knew you guys were on the edge of your seats waiting for that.
Hernandez is on an ART, Laverty will be riding an Aprilia engine in a British-built frame, designed by an ex-KR guy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:17 AM   #502
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Hernandez is on an ART, Laverty will be riding an Aprilia engine in a British-built frame, designed by an ex-KR guy.
That could be mildly interesting.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:24 AM   #503
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Hernandez is on an ART, Laverty will be riding an Aprilia engine in a British-built frame, designed by an ex-KR guy.
Roberts bikes worked pretty well, so it will be interesting to see how they go. I know many knock it and I get the reasoning why, but I hope to see the gap drop more and their be a battle between the slower prototype guys and the CRT guys every weekend. I also wish they scored them amongst themselves. I know that Espargo and DePuniet pretty much had their own little battle. But with only a small handful of points available a crash or DNF was not that devastating towards the championship.
Before BSB changed the rules I like the concept of the superbikes and the evo class racing together.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:26 AM   #504
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Curious if you were a fast Moto2 guy, someone who could stay in the lead pack and then maybe fade and finish 6-10th consistently and maybe squeak a podium here and there would you stay in Moto2 or go to a CRT bike given all things money-wise being equal?
I think I would stay Moto2 and see if I could find some more speed to somehow get a satellite prototype at some point.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #505
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Need to renew my MotoGP subscription. It was worth having last year, and I'm looking forward to watching the 2013 season - I think it's gonna be more exciting than this year. And, I don't give a shit if they are sliding the front tire on purpose or not.
Speaking of which, do they offer any real discounts at any point between now and the first race next year? I don't really care about the off-season coverage, as my work schedule is crazy enough through the winter to keep me occupied, but if I'm going to end up spending just as much when the season kicks off, I might manage to watch an archived race or two before then...
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #506
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I would have thought all the front end hardwear would be the same, but there are subtle differences between Casey and George's bikes. I like the wieght saving on the rim, and would imagine the crap wear on the tyre was caused by his reduced pace, just bringing it home for the championship. (?)


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Old 12-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #507
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Ho Hum. Not much has changed since 2003, except maybe the little balance pipe/brace. Still fekn sweet!

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #508
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Ho Hum. Not much has changed since 2003, except maybe the little balance pipe/brace. Still fekn sweet!

It's still pornographic.

Exactly as you promised.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #509
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Good Ben Spies interview:

http://cyclenews.coverleaf.com/cyclenews/20121204#pg41
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #510
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Curious if you were a fast Moto2 guy, someone who could stay in the lead pack and then maybe fade and finish 6-10th consistently and maybe squeak a podium here and there would you stay in Moto2 or go to a CRT bike given all things money-wise being equal?
I think I would stay Moto2 and see if I could find some more speed to somehow get a satellite prototype at some point.
That is an interesting question. I think maybe because in the public eye, CRT has only three accomplished racers, it hasn't enjoyed the traction it might. I think that will change soon. Good Moto2 riders will migrate to CRT if they can get paid or see it as a superior stepping stone. Of course, Marky Marq didn't help the CRT cause.
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