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Old 03-07-2013, 06:38 AM   #1606
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^ +1

That was a fantastically well-written, dare I say literate, piece of work.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #1607
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LOL, well done!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #1608
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:13 AM   #1609
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Dorna are almost getting it. A free, fantastic video on the history of the rivalry between Lorenzo and Pedrosa. Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUyTg2C16Kc
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #1610
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Dorna are almost getting it. A free, fantastic video on the history of the rivalry between Lorenzo and Pedrosa. Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUyTg2C16Kc
Excellent! That's what they need to sustain or grow the sport; real, accessible stories with heart.
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I read this yesterday on my phone from Twitter. I'm bookmarking that one. That is very good stuff Krop!
Excellent analysis and even better writing. Well written and informed journalism. Reminded me to update my support.

Great work David.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #1612
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I read this yesterday on my phone from Twitter. I'm bookmarking that one. That is very good stuff Krop!
Excellent analysis and even better writing. Well written and informed journalism. Reminded me to update my support.

Great work David.

Thank you for all your hard work.

The only credit I can claim is persuading SofaRacer (who is not me) to write for me. His stuff is totally awesome, always a great read!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #1613
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That was good reading Krop, thank your contributor for me.....


Mind you coming from berserker stock (Scots & Norse) myself I'd give Vale a better than 1 in 4 chance, it's always about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight.


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Old 03-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #1614
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Another month!! I'm going to lose my ferking mind.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #1615
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That was good reading Krop, thank your contributor for me.....


Mind you coming from berserker stock (Scots & Norse) myself I'd give Vale a better than 1 in 4 chance, it's always about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight.


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Are you calling Rossi a dog?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:03 AM   #1616
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Are you calling Rossi a dog?
Yep, hopefully a lean, mean, sneaky one that outsmarts all them youngsters!



In reality tho, my thoughts are that Marquez will be competitive but is not expecting to win in his first year so will not, Dani will be under the most pressure he ever has been and will find that hard to cope with, Jorge is the ice man and will be hard to beat but Vales hard riding will disconcert him a bit (I think he will hold the championship at the end). I would love Vale to win but I suspect that is very unlikely, he will be very competitive in the second half of the season but to win you need to be consistent all year.

I'm cheering for Vale & Cal and will have to put up with admiring the rest.
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Yep, hopefully a lean, mean, sneaky one that outsmarts all them youngsters!



In reality tho, my thoughts are that Marquez will be competitive but is not expecting to win in his first year so will not, Dani will be under the most pressure he ever has been and will find that hard to cope with, Jorge is the ice man and will be hard to beat but Vales hard riding will disconcert him a bit (I think he will hold the championship at the end). I would love Vale to win but I suspect that is very unlikely, he will be very competitive in the second half of the season but to win you need to be consistent all year.

I'm cheering for Vale & Cal and will have to put up with admiring the rest.
That's a good assessment. After Bens flameout I really don't have a dog in this hunt, I like and admire all these guys for their remarkable talents. I think Rossi is a bit too long in the tooth to win another championship. Whatever happens, let's just hope for some good racing and good health to all.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:40 PM   #1618
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Mind you coming from berserker stock (Scots & Norse) myself I'd give Vale a better than 1 in 4 chance, it's always about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight.

Of course, but: Who else in the top four isn't hungry for the win?

Lorenzo? Former champion. If wanting the win for the sake of it wasn't enough, now he wants to win to prove primacy over Rossi on the same bike.

Pedrosa? Always a bride's maid, never a bride. Never a champion in the premier class, but he really got something halfway through last season. He knows this might be his only chance.

Marquez? Like a young Rossi: Full of ambition, and too young to have any fear. You saw what he did to Thomas Lüthi last year in Qatar, so you know he is rough and tumble. You saw what he did at Motegi after he flubbed the start, so you know what he is capable of!


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Of course, but: Who else in the top four isn't hungry for the win?

Lorenzo? Former champion. If wanting the win for the sake of it wasn't enough, now he wants to win to prove primacy over Rossi on the same bike.

Pedrosa? Always a bride's maid, never a bride. Never a champion, but he really got something halfway through last season. He knows this might be his only chance.

Marquez? Like a young Rossi: Full of ambition, and too young to have any fear. You saw what he did to Thomas Lüthi last year in Qatar, so you know he is rough and tumble. You saw what he did at Motegi after he flubbed the start, so you know what he is capable of!


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Pedrosa is a 3 time World Champion. Just never a Moto GP World Champion.
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Pedrosa is a 3 time World Champion. Just never a Moto GP World Champion.
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