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Old 10-23-2012, 12:40 AM   #5056
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Man he was entertaining that year.. the highside king!

the word Trebuchet came to mind..
i hope you dont actually mean that....entertaining?!
That is a life and death situation right there .The slightest change of circumstances could have seen him seriously injured or worse!
Or am i being to much of a purist?(puritan?)
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:06 AM   #5057
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Those look like mini drag bikes they race in Asia. They have some pretty pesky 2strokes too
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:51 AM   #5058
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Can someone elaborate on the Moto 1 series a bit?
The thing that I dislike about the series is the combined rider/weight minimum limit. The total weigh of the bike with 5 liters of fuel and the rider fully dressed with helmet is 88kg (193 pounds) really puts the Puig Pygmies at a great advantage. Since the bikes weigh around 112 pounds we will be seeing riders in the 81 pound category. As these riders improve and move up we will see smaller and smaller Moto3,2 and then MotoGP bikes. Full-sized riders will be pushed out of the series. Though i am intrigued about seeing 250hp YSR50 sized bikes.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:07 AM   #5059
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The thing that I dislike about the series is the combined rider/weight minimum limit. The total weigh of the bike with 5 liters of fuel and the rider fully dressed with helmet is 88kg (193 pounds) really puts the Puig Pygmies at a great advantage. Since the bikes weigh around 112 pounds we will be seeing riders in the 81 pound category. As these riders improve and move up we will see smaller and smaller Moto3,2 and then MotoGP bikes. Full-sized riders will be pushed out of the series. Though i am intrigued about seeing 250hp YSR50 sized bikes.
I'm waiting for the "Seniors" category where the minimum weight of the rider (minus gear) is around 240 or so . . .



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Old 10-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #5060
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1 year ago today we lost Sic. Ciao Marco
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #5061
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1 year ago today we lost Sic. Ciao Marco
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:39 AM   #5062
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #5063
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His audacity is sooo dearly needed amongst the boys at the pointy end.
Not satisfied to follow and ready to pull a Hail Mary, to gain position.
A true racer and sportman, not a gamesman. RIP Marco
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #5064
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props to Alex De Anglis for mentioning Marco on during his interview after the race
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #5065
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Interesting, racing with a crew that is looking for work, and likely not allowed to see any of the new trick goodies.
Is there any actual evidence of this? As far behind as Ducati is, it would not seem prudent to slow development for fear that Yamaha might benefit from the big ace they are hiding.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #5066
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Is there any actual evidence of this? As far behind as Ducati is, it would not seem prudent to slow development for fear that Yamaha might benefit from the big ace they are hiding.

Just my guess that Yamaha wouldn't be keeping team Spies at the front end of the development cycle, to protect their stuff from others.
If the rider and the staff are bailing, how much of your best stuff do you continue to share?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #5067
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Just my guess that Yamaha wouldn't be keeping team Spies at the front end of the development cycle, to protect their stuff from others.
If the rider and the staff are bailing, how much of your best stuff do you continue to share?
Ah. I misunderstood this as a reference to the crew leaving Ducati.

In Spies case, I'm less sure. Have to wonder if he has been getting the best stuff all along ... Still, there might not actually be much transferable data to be concerned about, unless they are cutting an electronics tech loose.

Presumably they'll all be leaving 2012 off their resumes anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #5068
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His audacity is sooo dearly needed amongst the boys at the pointy end.
Not satisfied to follow and ready to pull a Hail Mary, to gain position.
A true racer and sportman, not a gamesman. RIP Marco
I miss Marco like I miss Hurricane Katrina.
He was bad news, stubborn and more drama than talent.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #5069
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I miss Marco like I miss Hurricane Katrina.
He was bad news, stubborn and more drama than talent.
Even if that statement was correct (and it isn't), the fact that you would post it on the anniversary of his passing shows your complete lack of class.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:29 AM   #5070
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That's poor taste.

In other news, Vinales has gotten off the Drama Llama and issued an apology.
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