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Old 01-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #781
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HRC has always had that mentality, that it was the bike.

Build the right bike, and anyone can win on it.
I should've said "still believes".
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #782
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No, between 8 and 10 million will get you top billing on the MotoGP champion's bike.

4 million gets you the same thing that ENEOS has in the picture below.

How much for one of those tiny stickers? Curious. It all has to add up, is it one mill for a 2 x4 sticker, half mill for a 1 x 2 sticker, etc? Ok , there may not be a lot on this particular Yamaha, but in general, couldn't the team pick up lots of sponsors for relatively cheap, and it all add up to make it worth it?

I just saw a nose cone for a Honda Indy car, lots of stickers on that one!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #783
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MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb just left here, we had a grand ride.




Except he did bin my pristine R80g/s:


The bastid can still ride fast....
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:03 AM   #784
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I like this part.

Nakamoto thinks Honda's mid-season upgrades transformed Pedrosa.

And this:

"Our new machine has much improved braking and cornering, and getting his hands on such a good bike seems to have filled Dani with fresh confidence."

It still seems that Nakamoto believes that the bike is the most important part of the equation. Of course after seen Val on the Ducati it would be hard to argue with him
read it again He quite definetly thinks that some people are better than any bike.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #785
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MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb just left here, we had a grand ride.




Except he did bin my pristine R80g/s:


The bastid can still ride fast....
He's genuinely one of the good guys in the paddock. Won't bother trying to phone, as clearly, he won't be answering at European times...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #786
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read it again He quite definetly thinks that some people are better than any bike.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 AM   #787
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Marquez: Better than Rossi, Lorenzo and Pedrosa

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #788
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Ant West confirmed at QMMI Moto 2. Should be good news for all of us. I hope.

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/187...d_by_qmmf.html
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #789
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Marquez: Better than Rossi, Lorenzo and Pedrosa

http://www.gpone.com/index.php/en/20...e-Pedrosa.html




Ramping up the hype. Not that he is not that good, but lets see what happens in the big leagues.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #791
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Desmosedici late out of the shop for the launch again? So what's the frame going to made of this year? Recycled turnips might be worth a try . I kid I kid... Having turned red myself this year (as in the bike I ride duh!) I'm rooting fer em.
Marky mark? Pah! Wait till you see the turnip truck go this year
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Desmosedici late out of the shop for the launch again? So what's the frame going to made of this year? Recycled turnips might be worth a try . I kid I kid... Having turned red myself this year (as in the bike I ride duh!) I'm rooting fer em.
Marky mark? Pah! Wait till you see the turnip truck go this year
I must admit, if you wanted to own a tricked out high performance motorcycle, the bike in this image is clearly the max. BMW, Aprilia, Yamaha need not apply.
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"Well, Andrea its all downhill from here and I ain't talking about the ski slopes."

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"Well, Andrea its all downhill from here and I ain't talking about the ski slopes."

Note the hats...

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #795
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Note the hats...

I've been wondering if the flat bill didn't make it to Italy or has it been and gone?
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