ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Racing
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2012, 06:55 AM   #256
Skowinski
Chordate
 
Skowinski's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Mojave Desert
Oddometer: 4,980
Wouldn't it be a stunner if Marquez took the championship, or just seriously challenged the top 2 for it?

(ok, maybe that was a bit much )

I bet he will win a race, maybe more than one, before the season's over...
__________________

"Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished."
- Lao Tsu


In memory of Nika: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990697
Skowinski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #257
Kropotkin
Big Girl's Blouse
 
Kropotkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Dieren, The Low Low Lands of Holland
Oddometer: 7,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skowinski View Post
Wouldn't it be a stunner if Marquez took the championship, or just seriously challenged the top 2 for it?

(ok, maybe that was a bit much )

I bet he will win a race, maybe more than one, before the season's over...
I see him winning at least 2 races in 2013, and making life very uncomfortable for Lorenzo and Pedrosa in 2014.
Kropotkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #258
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kropotkin View Post
I see him winning at least 2 races in 2013, and making life very uncomfortable for Lorenzo and Pedrosa in 2014.
Most interesting for this fan will be how his aggressive passing is dealt with.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:25 AM   #259
wbedient
MoTard
 
wbedient's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: North Central Washington
Oddometer: 1,222
Hey Krop!

Krop, Any thoughts/speculation concerning Val being back on a Yamaha and his ability to contend up front?

__________________

2008 KTM 690 Enduro
My Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/wbedient#g/u
wbedient is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #260
Kropotkin
Big Girl's Blouse
 
Kropotkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Dieren, The Low Low Lands of Holland
Oddometer: 7,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbedient View Post
Krop, Any thoughts/speculation concerning Val being back on a Yamaha and his ability to contend up front?

I think he'll be able to win a race or two, but I believe that having to race Stoner on a Honda has forced Lorenzo and Pedrosa to really improve their game. Lorenzo and Pedrosa have had two more years to mature and improve their focus, as witnessed by Pedrosa's standout season. They are now at their peak, and beating them regularly enough to be champion is a massive task. I see him getting 3 or 4 wins. But I also see him finishing behind Pedrosa and Lorenzo in the championship, and with Marquez snapping at his heels.
Kropotkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #261
Kropotkin
Big Girl's Blouse
 
Kropotkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Dieren, The Low Low Lands of Holland
Oddometer: 7,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drif10 View Post
Most interesting for this fan will be how his aggressive passing is dealt with.
Earplugs and medical care. Earplugs to cope with the quantity of whining emanating from the current top riders, and medical care for Marquez as he attempts to become the first person to achieve low earth orbit without the aid of a rocket.
Kropotkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #262
cogitate
Beastly Adventurer
 
cogitate's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: North of the Border, CA
Oddometer: 4,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kropotkin View Post
Earplugs and medical care. Earplugs to cope with the quantity of whining emanating from the current top riders, and medical care for Marquez as he attempts to become the first person to achieve low earth orbit without the aid of a rocket.
I thought that was Jorge
__________________
bikeless.

My book "If You Look at Your Health in a New Way..." is available here
and as PDF here
available in Kindle format here
cogitate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #263
Kropotkin
Big Girl's Blouse
 
Kropotkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Dieren, The Low Low Lands of Holland
Oddometer: 7,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by cogitate View Post
I thought that was Jorge
I think Marquez will be going after Lorenzo's record!
Kropotkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #264
Pecha72
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Oddometer: 3,561
Make no mistake Rossi is hungry. Not gonna win on 3 different manufacturers, he wants to go out as a 10-times world champ. Pissed off too because of two wasted years. But Krop is right, Pedro and Jorge will be very, very tough to beat. Still got a feeling Rossi can challenge. But now he's not the golden boy @ Yamaha - I wonder, if their riders start exchanging paint on a regular basis, will the other factory bike then be more factory than the other?
Pecha72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #265
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kropotkin View Post
Earplugs and medical care. Earplugs to cope with the quantity of whining emanating from the current top riders, and medical care for Marquez as he attempts to become the first person to achieve low earth orbit without the aid of a rocket.
I envision him tangling with Crutchlow. He's a product if BSB,where they teach a different form of racing.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #266
kyns
Beastly Adventurer
 
kyns's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Finland West coast
Oddometer: 1,775
I think next years title battle will be between Rossi and Lorenzo. Both fast, smooth and CONSISTENT.

Pedrosa has never been consistent, last part of this season was good, but his record on the honda, doesn't qualify an Alien status. He will never win the title. imo. During his time on the honda, both Nicky and stoner were able to win a title, Pedrosas record sucks.

Marquez, i think might win some races next year or maybe not...might just crash alot... Iannone might take rookie of the year title if Ducati starts improving.
kyns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #267
jktpa
X-Troller
 
jktpa's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Orlando/Blairsville
Oddometer: 780
That's not even slow trolling, just let loose the big net!
__________________
Knick
Low Tech-Hi Fun
F800GS
WR250R
ET4
jktpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #268
brents347
Trusting my Cape...
 
brents347's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the hell is Truckee, CA?
Oddometer: 3,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyns View Post

Pedrosa has never been consistent, last part of this season was good, but his record on the honda, doesn't qualify an Alien status. He will never win the title. imo. During his time on the honda, both Nicky and stoner were able to win a title, Pedrosas record sucks.

.
Yeah, 20+ MotoGP class victories and 25+ poles. His record sucks. Just ask the MULTITUDE of riders with more wins than him during his tenure. What are there, 2?
__________________
07 Yamaha R6
07 KTM 950 Super Enduro
04 KTM 250exc- plated two-stroke

01 Kawasaki KE100
74 Honda MR50
brents347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #269
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by brents347 View Post
Yeah, 20+ MotoGP class victories and 25+ poles. His record sucks. Just ask the MULTITUDE of riders with more wins than him during his tenure. What are there, 2?
Yeah, he can ride. But putting together a winning season? We're still waiting.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #270
yooperbikemike OP
high, wide and handsome
 
yooperbikemike's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: The blue groove
Oddometer: 12,460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drif10 View Post
Yeah, he can ride. But putting together a winning season? We're still waiting.
Actually, 2012 was a winning season for Dani. It just wasn't a championship season.
__________________
"...people in the stands want to see good, close racing. The thing is to put on a show, and that’s what’s going to draw people in..." -- Scotty Parker



yooperbikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014