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Old 02-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #1366
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Ducati release an extraordinarily ambiguous statement on the private test at Jerez with Andrea Ianonne and Michele Pirro.

I guess we will have to wait for the next Sepang test to see if it made any difference at all.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #1367
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My probably poorly educated guess:

1) Lorenzo or Pedrosa or Rossi
2) Marquez or Crutchlow
3-5) from the above group

I think I've got it nailed.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #1368
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Dovi in 4th? Ok, ok, I can see this. But all the current circuits need to be abandoned and all the bikes race from an open cargo plane door. First one that hits the ground wins!

Wait a minute- revise the top 4 standings- 1 thru 4....all Ducatis.

Just funnin' ya'

Would actually be GREAT if the GP13 finished the year top 5 or better
That didn't take long.......
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #1369
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Dovi in 4th? Ok, ok, I can see this. But all the current circuits need to be abandoned and all the bikes race from an open cargo plane door. First one that hits the ground wins!

Wait a minute- revise the top 4 standings- 1 thru 4....all Ducatis.

Just funnin' ya'

Would actually be GREAT if the GP13 finished the year top 5 or better
I don't think the Duc is aerodynamic enough to reach the ground first. Plus, it is so ugly it would probably be repelled by the ground, similar to the principle that allows helicopters to fly.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #1370
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Rossi
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CE2 ;)
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #1371
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Rossi is good at setting records - oldest Moto GP Champion is a good one to aim for.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #1372
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- The old champ returning to a bike he´s always performed very well on, and now with a point to prove...

- The young rising star, who gets to hop on the best machine on the grid, creates huge expectations, but seems to fulfill them straight away, and he´s just learning...

- The defending champion, and his hardest opponent from last year, both of them virtually guaranteed to fight for podium positions in each and every race they finish...

On paper, this seems like true dynamite – and that´s just the top four guys from Sepang test-1 mentioned (though it looks almost certain, that one of these riders will be crowned this year´s champion).

In the past few years, something always seems to happen, that kills the excitement. Like Rossi breaking his leg, Pedrosa getting a DNF caused by a stupid team error, etc.... or somebody just runs away with the title, that´s not very exciting either. I really hope MotoGP delivers this year.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:55 AM   #1373
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That didn't take long.......

Faster than a GP13

Anyone else think that they should have skipped over that number?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:26 AM   #1374
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Faster than a GP13

Anyone else think that they should have skipped over that number?
The way Carlos and the Alstare team sorted the Panigale over the last two days at PI, maybe that's an option..?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 AM   #1375
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The way Carlos and the Alstare team sorted the Panigale over the last two days at PI, maybe that's an option..?
If it wasn't a 1200cc engine........
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #1376
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OK, my turn.....

1. Rosie...(Never right off a Champion. And he IS)
2.Ped. (Again)
3.George (Sumpns gunna happen..)
4.Dovie (So there!)
5.Cruthclow (Cause he can)
I don't think you're write about Rossi.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #1377
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I don't think you're write about Rossi.
He may not be right about Rossi, but he did write about Rossi.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #1378
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He may not be right about Rossi, but he did write about Rossi.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #1379
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So as part of a story I'm doing for a Dutch bike magazine, I calculated the ages of all past MotoGP and 500 champs. Below is a frequency distribution ranked according to age:

21 2
22 3
23 4
24 6
25 7
26 6
27 6
28 5
29 6
30 6
31 5
32 3
33 2
34 1
35 1
36 0
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #1380
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David,

Looking further into those figures, are the more recent champions younger than back in the 500cc days? Just thinking of the past few years.
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