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Old 06-02-2012, 05:13 AM   #31
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QP on OneHD now, super slow motions just unreal.

Nick Harris mentioned that Cal had the new u-beaut Brembos. I read somewhere (motomatters?) about a fan fund, trying to raise the $75k for the kit...Hmmm $75k for a set of stoppers, yeah they're flash, but $75k???? 'Unobtainium' does seem to have a price...

The 'Angry One' has thrown down a fast time early...
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:19 AM   #32
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The rear wheel seem to to be doing almost double the rotation of the front on the slo-mo shots....
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #33
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Hopefully Ben has found his mojo.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #34
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Hopefully Ben has found his mojo.
Hopefully, but he's had competitive sessions every round except the ones that count. Looks like the Ducs are closer too. Can anybody comment on the hard tire comparisons? I know #1 is lights out, but anybody close on the hard tire? I read somewhere that Nicky was fast on them too.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #35
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Slowmoes were amazing. And the director showed them plenty

After QP at press conference, Stoner's leathers had some "slight marks of usage" around elbows. And he didn't lay her down (RCV213 I mean...)
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:59 AM   #36
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Hopefully, but he's had competitive sessions every round except the ones that count. Looks like the Ducs are closer too. Can anybody comment on the hard tire comparisons? I know #1 is lights out, but anybody close on the hard tire? I read somewhere that Nicky was fast on them too.
IMHO - the FP and QP final results are not the best indication of where riders and bikes really stand. In FP 2 for instance, only about 4 riders put in a soft tire and went for fast laps. This clouded where the riders actually stood, looking at final results only.

Rossi was slow yesterday with the new Alu swing arm. He was much better in QP with the older carbon swinger Hayden has stuck with. Nicky has looked pretty good in every session, until QP today, where he languished for most of the session until they put in the soft tire. Makes you wonder what the problem was, or even more, what they were trying/testing?

Cal and Dovi still look quick everywhere and Bautista and Bradl seem to be stepping it up.

Stoner says he has chatter and that it is an issue.

Funny about the Spies/confidence thing. That is the announcers and the press and those around Ben. Spies himself hasn't said much, if anything.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #37
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And on a side note, the whole "confidence building" schtick with Ben is getting old.... Just get on the bike and ride the damn thing man!
Yeah, it is just that easy. Don't be a dope.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #38
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Might be if it would play . . .
Occasionally when the videos don't play by just clicking on them they will play if you right click->open in a new window.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #39
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IMHO - the FP and QP final results are not the best indication of where riders and bikes really stand. In FP 2 for instance, only about 4 riders put in a soft tire and went for fast laps. This clouded where the riders actually stood, looking at final results only.

Rossi was slow yesterday with the new Alu swing arm. He was much better in QP with the older carbon swinger Hayden has stuck with. Nicky has looked pretty good in every session, until QP today, where he languished for most of the session until they put in the soft tire. Makes you wonder what the problem was, or even more, what they were trying/testing?

Cal and Dovi still look quick everywhere and Bautista and Bradl seem to be stepping it up.

Stoner says he has chatter and that it is an issue.

Funny about the Spies/confidence thing. That is the announcers and the press and those around Ben. Spies himself hasn't said much, if anything.

Spies never says much, even when he is winning. Hard to tell what is going on.

I am going to think that Rossi feels it will be a race of attrition, with the heat eating up the tires, and spent his time up to qualifying working on dialing in that set up (hard tires). If the Hondas chatter, and those that used the softer tires to qual higher up, his work will pay off later in the race.

He already knows if it pours what to do.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #40
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And our ADV use of "Honey Badger" for Pedrosa didn't take I see.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #41
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Italian commentators explained that there has been a lot of working on the bike in Rossi's side of the Ducati box even during qualifying sessions, but not much on Nicky's. Also probably a new engine (or just electronics) will be on the Ducs at Laguna.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #42
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And our ADV use of "Honey Badger" for Pedrosa didn't take I see.
Cal needs a factory ride, stat.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #43
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It was funny listening to the commentators trying to figure out what "Honey Badger" meant, clearly they had not seen the YouTube vid.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #44
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If you have the motogp.com subscription and are having problems with the videos not working please take a moment to contact them. http://www.motogp.com/en/contact/website . I was fine with a couple of the interviews not working but now I can't watch moto2 qp and that sucks.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #45
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Yeah, it is just that easy. Don't be a dope.
Seriously? I might not ride at their level everyday but I do my fair amount of races & yes I've fallen down a few times. You know what, I got back up and rode the damn thing! If your sole job is to ride bikes for a living you damn well get over what issues you have and ride because there are allot of younger, hungry guys waiting to take your place! And as far as Spies not saying he's had some "Confidence" issues, I suggest you go watch EVERY one of his interviews... It's getting OLD!
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