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Old 05-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #2371
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You could bet against it -- the return would be good.
In 2012 he was very good, certainly would´ve been champion, if Marquez wasn´t there. This year, somehow I think I´m gonna need a little more convincing, that he is now head and shoulders above the rest (as was probably expected).
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #2372
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Taking the only Tech 3 rider with any sort of success off the bike would be a stupid move, but then again it is MotoGP. Cal has proven himself in my book and is one of the most interesting riders in the class.
Yamaha just looking for JLo's next teammate and they want to give him a year of understudy before moving to the factory team.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #2373
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In 2012 he was very good, certainly would´ve been champion, if Marquez wasn´t there. This year, somehow I think I´m gonna need a little more convincing, that he is now head and shoulders above the rest (as was probably expected).
I don't think he was (head and shoulders above the rest) and I think Rabat is showing that very clearly. I think that Redding is the fastest rider in Moto 2 on raw speed and talent, his problem is that he's so much bigger than most of the other riders (Rabat is tall as well but Scott's tall and stocky). The playing field has been leveled a little this season with the introduction of a weight limit for bike and rider in Moto 2 so it's no surprise to see Redding, Rabat etc looking more competitive. Some of the smaller, lighter riders who previously had a big advantage have seen the gap narrowed and I think you can see this with Pol's performances.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #2374
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Hector Barbera sentenced to 6 months of jail for hitting his girlfriend. (then commuted to 14 months of social work)

Hector Barbera's girlfriend sentenced to 5 months of jail for biting him.



http://www.abc.es/deportes/motos/201...305101933.html
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #2375
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How about MV 675 triples ?
Get another brand on the track while bringing back a legendary name.
Honda won't miss the sales.
I could go for that. I don't think MV could afford to do it though.

I guess I thought Yamaha was already making a 3 cylinder R6? Not yet.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #2376
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Hector Barbera sentenced to 6 months of jail for hitting his girlfriend. (then commuted to 14 months of social work)

Hector Barbera's girlfriend sentenced to 5 months of jail for biting him.



http://www.abc.es/deportes/motos/201...305101933.html
Makes you wonder how much the Moto GP team knew as they reported his "trials bike accident?"
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #2377
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Hector Barbera sentenced to 6 months of jail for hitting his girlfriend. (then commuted to 14 months of social work)

Hector Barbera's girlfriend sentenced to 5 months of jail for biting him.



http://www.abc.es/deportes/motos/201...305101933.html

Not surprised.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #2378
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Makes you wonder how much the Moto GP team knew as they reported his "trials bike accident?"
the fight happened on thursday night.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #2379
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Makes you wonder how much the Moto GP team knew as they reported his "trials bike accident?"
Well, it was a trial of sorts
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the fight happened on thursday night.
http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/...riend-1.175235
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #2381
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http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2013/May/13050834x34.htm

Not a 34 fan, but this article was the very best I've ever read from Kevin. I loved it. Maybe it was posted earlier, but I've not been on the site much lately.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #2382
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For those who have access, "The Unrideables" is up on RFM
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #2383
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the fight happened on thursday night.
Which Thursday night?

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That is the account I read, making it sound like it happened during the Moto GP weekend.

I have now read an account on GP One which makes it sound like it happened yesterday or the day before.

Lost on translation.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #2384
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Which Thursday night?
Yesterday.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #2385
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In fairness to Melling, he flagged this article as nothing more than "well informed paddock gossip" and then put together what amounts to a very entertaining argument for why Stoner might have sufficient reason to return.
Trouble is, it was ill-informed gossip from outside the paddock. I heard nothing about this, and I would have expected to.
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