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Old 02-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #1051
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Everyone knows what an incredibly talented rider MM is
But just last year he was cheating, according to some....
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 AM   #1052
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They still don't have that figured out? What have they been doing these past few months? Wouldn't it have been reasonable to expect that Audi put a torch under their asses already? Evidently Rossi made the right call.


For the past few months they haven't done much testing because they are not allowed.
I'm sure they want superior German-gathered data to analyse, not the substandard Italian stuff they have reams of.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #1053
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@gemma2417: Márquez starts 'playing' with electronics and looking for consistency. 21 flying laps and 14 under the circuit record

@gemma2417: Today, Pedrosa's been working on bike balance. 20 flying laps in total, 9 under the circuit record

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:40 AM   #1054
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Nicky Hayden admits Ducati has lost ground in first MotoGP test

Executive Translation: "same shit, different year"
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #1055
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@gemma2417: Márquez starts 'playing' with electronics and looking for consistency. 21 flying laps and 14 under the circuit record

@gemma2417: Today, Pedrosa's been working on bike balance. 20 flying laps in total, 9 under the circuit record
Sounds like both are going fast, but Marquez, 14 of 21 under the record? Are other riders also under? Just wondering if MM is standing out already.....

Edit: or is everyone moving forward in pace, while Ducati remains stationary - or actually slows down?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #1056
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It's really a shame these guys can't have more practice time. To me, it's like telling a doctor that they have a new robot to use for surgery, but they can't use it until the day before the surgery, and for that day, they can only use it for 4 hours, and for 2 of those hours it's malfunctioning.

Silly.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #1057
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Sounds like both are going fast, but Marquez, 14 of 21 under the record? Are other riders also under? Just wondering if MM is standing out already.....

Edit: or is everyone moving forward in pace, while Ducati remains stationary - or actually slows down?
The "circuit record" is the fastest race lap (Stoner, 2007 -- 2'02.108) The "fastest lap" time is held by Lorenzo (2012 Q -- 2'00.334).

Lots of riders were under the circuit record, no one bettered the fastest lap..
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #1058
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The "circuit record" is the fastest race lap (Stoner, 2007 -- 2'02.108) The "fastest lap" time is held by Lorenzo (2012 Q -- 2'00.334).

Lots of riders were under the circuit record, no one bettered the fastest lap..
Subtle difference eh? Thanks for the clarification, we sometimes get overwhelmed with statistics here and it's good to see some clarity.

MM's not allowed to win a race until Vale has, he has to take his turn here..... (New MGP rules written by me!)
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #1059
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Nicky Hayden admits Ducati has lost ground in first MotoGP test

Executive Translation: "same shit, different year"
That kind of makes my stomach hurt. I can imagine what it does to Nicky. Maybe he and Spies and teach Dovi how to wear a cap this year.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #1060
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oh ducati! Lost ground? yikes, they were already behind, and now even further. well, maybe after this year, Nicky can come back home and get that dirt track mile win!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #1061
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maybe...

Do you think that maybe MM is pushing harder than the other riders? Hes hauling ass and will be a force no doub,t but maybe the other riders (lorenzo, valentino, and dani) are focused more on testing the bikes characteristics? I could be wrong just figured id throw the idea out there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #1062
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oh ducati! Lost ground? yikes, they were already behind, and now even further. well, maybe after this year, Nicky can come back home and get that dirt track mile win!
That's just what I was thinking,come back and race in America and quit beating that Ducati like a dead horse.
Im sure they pay him well to run mid pack but dang its got to be dis-heartening for a racer like him.
Im sure he could get a good WSB ride.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #1063
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oh ducati! Lost ground? yikes, they were already behind, and now even further. well, maybe after this year, Nicky can come back home and get that dirt track mile win!
I've seen him do laps at Indy Mile and 'twas awesome, but I cant see him driving a Chevy van around the Midwest for 1000$ purses and the 500$ Dash for Cash quite yet.
But yeah I get it; it's gotta be tough. Like Groundhog Day kinda. Waking up every day knowing the same result is inevitable no matter how much you go for it.
I'd love to see him fighting at the front. He's better than the bike he's on.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #1064
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He was rumored for a Ducati SBK ride and turned it down like CE it's hard to go down a class.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #1065
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Maybe NH and BS on a couple of 1199 Panigales in WSBK?

Would get my attention more than them being field fillers in MotoGP. Racing for a maybe top 10 isn't gonna' be fun....
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