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Old 12-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #586
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Lorenzo and Pedrosa rode very close to absolute perfection this year. One single mistake by each man in 18 races (and Lorenzo didn't even do that, before he had clinched the title!)... and to do this, while they were NOT cruising around, they were basically disappearing up front from everybody except Stoner most of the time. These two guys will be very, very tough to beat. You take one DNF early on, and you know your chances against them are almost gone.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #587
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Let's play a game:
Marky Mark will win his first race by what round of the championship? Or not a snowballs chance in hell this year he is against aliens.
My prediction is he wins his first race at Le Mans which is round 4.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #588
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I guess the US equivalent would be turkeys voting for Thanksgiving. Surprised it isn't used in the US, seems like a pretty self-explanatory phrase...
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:28 AM   #589
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #590
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Lorenzo and Pedrosa rode very close to absolute perfection this year. One single mistake by each man in 18 races (and Lorenzo didn't even do that, before he had clinched the title!)... and to do this, while they were NOT cruising around, they were basically disappearing up front from everybody except Stoner most of the time. These two guys will be very, very tough to beat. You take one DNF early on, and you know your chances against them are almost gone.
It has become sorta like a video game. At least the way I play Gran Turismo
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #591
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I guess the US equivalent would be turkeys voting for Thanksgiving. Surprised it isn't used in the US, seems like a pretty self-explanatory phrase...
Libertarians like to use the phrase "2 wolves and a lamb deciding what to eat for dinner" when describing democracy.

Off topic, but I like both sayings.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #592
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:17 AM   #593
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Suzuki to participate in official tests in '13?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:06 AM   #594
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:00 AM   #595
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I think this supercar thing is pretty cool. He's young enough to make his mark in cars. Wardie was 36 when he moved to Indycars and had a strong couple of seasons. CS could certainly exceed Ward. How old was Surtees when he made the jump?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #596
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A bit below the dignity of a multi-champion?

Crash.net has this article
Rossi: Stoner 'started to hate me' after Laguna 2008



Sure, wait until the guy leaves then talk about him.




IMHO, not too classy there, VR
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #597
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it's probably true, though. Rossi gave a masterclass that day, Stoner was denied his runaway victory, and the race is remembered well to this day (for good reasons, too).
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #598
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Let's play a game:
Marky Mark will win his first race by what round of the championship? Or not a snowballs chance in hell this year he is against aliens.
My prediction is he wins his first race at Le Mans which is round 4.
I think MM is going to be the X factor this year, I betting he will be dangerous right from the first race. Maybe not wins but he will be throwing a wrench in the workings and maybe causing some of the regulars to taking risks they normally wouldn't.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #599
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Rookies Cup goes transatlantic in 2013

The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup starts its 7th season with 2 races at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on April 20th and 21st. The 14th round season will conclude with 2 races at the Grand Prix of Aragón at the end of September.

During that 7 months the 24 teenagers will once more thrill the racing world with their intense dedication to improving their racing skills and showing themselves ready to move into the World Championship Grand Prix classes.

2013 sees not only a new race track but new machinery as the Cup adopts the KTM 250 RBR 4-stroke Moto3 machine, finally saying goodbye to the 2-stroke KTM RC 125 that has powered so many on their way to GP careers.

The Rookies get their first chance to ride the new machines at 2 Jerez tests, a total of 4 days of pre season testing on February 22nd and 23rd and March 12th and 13th. The new machine is a very close brother to the 2013 factory Red Bull KTM that will be used by the Ajo Motorsport Team that starts the year as reigning World Champions through Sandro Cortese's title in 2012.

There could be no better machine for the Rookies for not only did the KTM take Cortese to 5 victories and a total of 15 podiums last year but it also gave team mates and ex Rookies Danny Kent 2 wins and put Arthur Sissis on the podium in his 1st GP season.

No greater inspiration than that is needed and the young riders that will assemble from across the globe know that they have everything they need to follow the trail to Grand Prix success.


2013 Entry List

3 Diego Perez (ESP)
6 Corentin Perolari (FRA)
7 Aris Michail (GER)
10 Felix Nässi (FIN)
18 Mario Tocca (ITA)
19 Tarran Mackenzie (GBR)
24 Marcos Ramirez (ESP)
27 Joe Roberts (USA)
28 Bradley Ray (GBR)
29 Stefano Manzi (ITA)
33 Enea Bastianini (ITA)
34 Jordan Weaving (RSA)
36 Joan Mir (ESP)
40 Darryn Binder (RSA)
45 Olly Simpson (AUS)
46 Yui Watanabe (JPN)
50 Lukas Trautmann (AUT)
54 Toprak Razgatlioglu (TUR)
64 Anthony Alonso (USA)
74 Soushi Mihara (JPN)
88 Jorge Martin (ESP)
95 Scott Deroue (NED)
96 Manuel Pagliani (ITA)
98 Karel Hanika (CZE)
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #600
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Really looking forward to following NorCal product Anthony Alonso in the Rookies Cup.
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