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Old 02-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #1336
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #1337
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1. JLO
2. Rossi#46
3. MM
4. Pedrosa
5. Bradl
6. Crutchlow

And the Aspar CRT's will be mixing with the Ducs.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #1338
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Pedrosa
JLo
Rossi
Bautista
MM

I don't see MM getting through this complete season unscathed.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #1339
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I'm not really a big Rossi fan, but think it would be an astounding way to end his career if he could come back and take the championship one more (last?) time at the geriatric age of 33 or whatever he is now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #1340
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Dani
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JLo
MM
Bradl
Crutchlow

I'm really hoping Dani finally gets one in the bag now. If and when Marquez learns all the tricks of the big class, barring any major injuries he's gonna rule for some time.

Beating JLo's not gonna be easy for anybody... just thinking maybe he can't quite repeat the absolute perfect season he put together last year. And Rossi is probably more hungry than he's ever been.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #1341
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I'm not really a big Rossi fan, but think it would be an astounding way to end his career if he could come back and take the championship one more (last?) time at the geriatric age of 33 or whatever he is now.
Well, for all the fanbois on here, you would think someone would know he turned 34 yesterday.

Marc Marquez turns 20 today.

For that reason, I will predict Rossi to win the chasmpioship as he will be there to collect results on the mistakes of the faster riders. Old age and treachery

1. Rossi
2. Marquez
3. JLo
4. Pedrosa


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Old 02-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #1342
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Prognostications

J-Lo beat Pedro this year, seems to me he can do the same this year.

Nobody knows how fast VR will be but I bet he still has the skills and I bet he is still hungry too.

MM is new to the big bikes, and I figure he'll be one of those guys that looks awesome in testing, and races really fast until he wipes out (a few times?) and either injury or fear of the bike slow him down. He ought to be good for a win or two.

The way I see it this adds up to:

1. Lorenzo
2. Rossi
3. Pedro
4. Marquez
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #1343
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Lorenzo
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Rossi
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Want:
Pedrosa
Marquez
Rossi
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #1344
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Well, for all the fanbois on here, you would think someone would know he turned 34 yesterday.

Marc Marquez turns 20 today.

For that reason, I will predict Rossi to win the chasmpioship as he will be there to collect results on the mistakes of the faster riders. Old age and treachery

1. Rossi
2. Marquez
3. JLo
4. Pedrosa



Oldest MotoGP champions:

1. Leslie Graham, 1949, 37 years 340 days
2. Phil Read, 1974, 35 years 208 days
3. Mick Doohan, 1998, 33 years 122 days.

Graham was the very first World Champion, racing in the post-war era, which society had necessarily been radically transformed. Read was the last of four-stroke champions, winning on an MV ahead of a horde of still-developing two-strokes. Doohan won his last title at younger age than Rossi is now.

The best years of a Grand Prix racer are between 23 and 29. Statistics are against Rossi.


Luckily, statistics don't win championships...
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #1345
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Oldest MotoGP champions:

1. Leslie Graham, 1949, 37 years 340 days
2. Phil Read, 1974, 35 years 208 days
3. Mick Doohan, 1998, 33 years 122 days.

Graham was the very first World Champion, racing in the post-war era, which society had necessarily been radically transformed. Read was the last of four-stroke champions, winning on an MV ahead of a horde of still-developing two-strokes. Doohan won his last title at younger age than Rossi is now.

The best years of a Grand Prix racer are between 23 and 29. Statistics are against Rossi.


Luckily, statistics don't win championships...
I am definitely not betting my house on my prediction.

ETA: I just wanted to be the first to pick Rossi.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #1346
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My thoughts.

Rossi
Jlo
Dani
MM

Why: I don't think rossi lost his racecraft in two years. He didn't push the ducati because he knew the bike couldn't turn. Jlo is more consistent than most, but rarely delivers stand in the bleachers demonstrations of racecraft like rossi has. Agreed, rossi did this in the past but I would bet he still got it. Dani will be fast., consistent, but tends to have an issue or two that keeps a few points away. MM will win races, wow us, won't get the championship this year.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #1347
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I see zero point in racing a bike you absolutely know won't see the front other than when it goes past them. That holds for Ducati and Suzuki when they join in.

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With that opinion it would mean that 98% of racers should never even bother to throw a leg over a race bike.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #1348
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Oldest MotoGP champions:

1. Leslie Graham, 1949, 37 years 340 days
2. Phil Read, 1974, 35 years 208 days
3. Mick Doohan, 1998, 33 years 122 days.

Graham was the very first World Champion, racing in the post-war era, which society had necessarily been radically transformed. Read was the last of four-stroke champions, winning on an MV ahead of a horde of still-developing two-strokes. Doohan won his last title at younger age than Rossi is now.

The best years of a Grand Prix racer are between 23 and 29. Statistics are against Rossi.


Luckily, statistics don't win championships...
And who won the last two WSBK championships?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #1349
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And who won the last two WSBK championships?
WSBK is an old man's game. MotoGP is a young man's game. Winning in MotoGP once you're past 30 is hard.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #1350
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And who won the last two WSBK championships?
An old guy who couldn't cut it in MotoGP.
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