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Old 05-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #136
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it looks like he isn't going to be a contender for the top 3. It's a long season though...
Itīs just 3 races in, Rossi did well in Qatar, not very well in Texas, and today I guess was sort of in-the-middle. Lorenzo didnīt have the race pace, that he was expected to have, either. I wouldnīt count Rossi out just yet, heīs fast but maybe still needs to fine-tune his setup a bit, before everything starts to click. Is it really a surprise he canīt match JLoīs speed right away?
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #137
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More amusing was JLo's above normal amount of congratulating Dani on the podium.
I bet that came from the way Dani passed in contrast to his team mate.

At this point in time, 99 and 26 trust each other. 93 is known for punting people, as he's keen to show.


I think it's time Marquez had a nickname.

He is henceforth: Bambam.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #138
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Itīs just 3 races in, Rossi did well in Qatar, not very well in Texas, and today I guess was sort of in-the-middle. Lorenzo didnīt have the race pace, that he was expected to have, either. I wouldnīt count Rossi out just yet, heīs fast but maybe still needs to fine-tune his setup a bit, before everything starts to click. Is it really a surprise he canīt match JLoīs speed right away?
Rossi was behind in points in 08 up to Laguna, and the infamous Laguna pass on Stoner moved him closer in points but not ahead. It did give him the psychological advantage, and he went on to win the season.

We fans are an impatient bunch, but so far, he looks like the slowest of the aliens. Time will tell. I look forward to Lemans and Mugello to work in his favor.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #139
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I bet that came from the way Dani passed in contrast to his team mate.

At this point in time, 99 and 26 trust each other. 93 is known for punting people, as he's keen to show.


I think it's time Marquez had a nickname.

He is henceforth: Bambam.
I think that nickname is taken.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #140
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I think that nickname is taken.
Yeah, well JB ain't using it anymore since the big boys schooled him, figured it was available again.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #141
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You know the higher ups at Ducati are scratching their heads thinking, hum, I wonder if Marquez can ride this thing..
The real problem will be if MM wonders the same thing
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #142
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You regret the comparison, or is Pedrosa "Casey Stoner-like"?
Honda have staked claim to a formerly Yamaha track.

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I think Rossi and Cal should switch rides.

What a race! Marquez on Rossi and Jorge - kid has huge balls.
Japanese Yamaha technicians have been in Cal's garage all weekend, taking his data back to the the Factory Team garage. Some think Cal is on the better bike. It happened last season, too.

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I wouldnīt count Rossi out just yet, heīs fast but maybe still needs to fine-tune his setup a bit, before everything starts to click. Is it really a surprise he canīt match JLoīs speed right away?
How many years do you think this rookie will need?
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #143
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Honda have staked claim to a formerly Yamaha track.
I think I see how this works:

Marquez wins, it's the rider.

Pedrosa wins, it's the Honda.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #144
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...Is it really a surprise he canīt match JLoīs speed right away?
They probably just need another 20 minutes
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #145
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FWIW because I didn't see any updates on the motogp site or in their telecast, Techer, the crasher in the moto3 race which brought out the red flag is doing ok. "Just" suffered a concussion.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #146
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Full credit to Honda; they kept their late season momentum from last season going and thus far they putting 2 excellent bikes on the grid for two very evenly matched riders. Hopefully Yamaha has some upgrades coming very soon. If not, Jorge is gonna be needing some blood pressure meds soon. Rossi will need antidepressants if he's only 4th at MooJello.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #147
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A careful review of MM nipping at JL's heels showed a sliding lunging wobbly newbie rider doing whatever was necessary to get around a smooth fast, consistent rider and into 2nd place. I wasn't sure which was the greater talent to be honest.

I do find the likes of JL and Casey Droner to be admirable and an exercise in controlled beauty in riding on those times when they escape the pack. It is boring as hell once they get away but when a terrier like MM or Rossi pulls up and takes them down it is a hoot. I hope MotoGP doesn't get too NASCAR-like.

The first few laps on fresh tires and a strong motor seems to have a disproportionate influence on the outcome.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #148
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I think I see how this works:

Marquez wins, it's the rider.

Pedrosa wins, it's the Honda.
My original reply was in response to Kropotkin calling Jerez a Yamaha track.

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The Yamahas pretty much own Jerez. Honda will be closer than at the test, but you'd have to be brave and foolish to vote against at least two Yamahas getting on the podium.
Your attempt to twist it into something else is weak, at best.

I can feel your affection poking me in the back.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #149
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Guess we will get another glimpse into how "Casey Stoner-like" Marc Marquez is, then.

2010

Lorenzo

2011

Lorenzo

2012

Stoner
If Marquez had won, you'd have said it was a Stoner-like performance. Pedrosa won, so you said Jerez is now more a Honda track.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #150
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Pedrosa has delivered his answer to Schwantz, if anybody still remembers those comments.


Uh, he's still not the Champ.
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