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Old 08-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #4126
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That is a very sad stat indeed...
Don't think so. Hayden has a MotoGp World Champion "belt" that speaks for itself, and he conquered it against the fastest motorcycle racers of this era. Also his career with FACTORY bikes has been 10 years long. Abraham is a cool guy to me but... Please be careful not to confuse silk with wool...
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #4127
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Don't think so. Hayden has a MotoGp World Champion "belt" that speaks for itself, and he conquered it against the fastest motorcycle racers of this era. Also his career with FACTORY bikes has been 10 years long. Abraham is a cool guy to me but... Please be careful not to confuse silk with wool...
Just to be clear..I am a Hayden fan..could care less about Abraham.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #4128
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Hayden to Aprilia, either WSBK or FULL Motogp. Any real truth to those rumors or just Wild Italian speculation.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #4129
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Hayden to Aprilia, either WSBK or FULL Motogp. Any real truth to those rumors or just Wild Italian speculation.
WOW!

That would stick it hard in Ducati's eye. Not that Aprilia would want to do that, right?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #4130
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Marquez has now 4 motogp career wins, there are only 3 guys on the current grid doing better : Rossi, Lorenzo and Pedrosa.

Even Hayden only has 3, despite his championship
Does this highlight the lack of the depth of talent in the MotoGP field or just how hard it is to get on the top step regularly??

Your thoughts!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #4131
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Does this highlight the lack of the depth of talent in the MotoGP field or just how hard it is to get on the top step regularly??

Your thoughts!!
For me, it shows the lack of winning capable bikes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #4132
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For me, it shows the lack of winning capable bikes.
Exactly why I'd like to see bikes a little closer to each other, which would probably make them less prototype and more restricted... but I think it would make for better racing and give you a better idea of the riders' skill.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #4133
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Exactly why I'd like to see bikes a little closer to each other, which would probably make them less prototype and more restricted... but I think it would make for better racing and give you a better idea of the riders' skill.
Honda doesn't want any part of your intelligent idea's Mr..

They want to do everything in their powers to show HRC superiority
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #4134
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #4135
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It sure seems that with all that's going on now 2013 is a good year to watch racing in MotoGP, and 2014 and 2015 are looking good too.

I've got mixed feelings about the prototype thing. On the one hand, that's what this class seems to be all about, unlimited technology. But, if one or two manufacturers dominate then it gets boring.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:40 AM   #4136
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More surgery for Spies.

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:27 AM   #4137
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I'm sure he's a great guy. But.
Spoiled kid with 1 win and 2 podiums in his entire pro hx....
*yawn*

I'm with Stoner on this one. Tons of talented guys fighting to get on any track that are more deserving. But bring $$ and you're in.
there are many others who fall into this category in motogp,most with far better backgrounds than KA
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:28 AM   #4138
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Yea I'm stirring the pot a bit. I grant that if you're there, you're damn good at riding a bike. But I look at the track record of others and see many wins, more podiums and even actual championships.
I know the business be's a business. But bottom line is that the guy (as a racer) an asterisk.
bullshit.Tell me how many podiums and wins CE has had.To single out KA and say he is an asterisk is unfonded.As i illustrate above there are others who have similar records in Motogp
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:45 AM   #4139
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I think his motogp career is over. At Indy we joked that maybe he could take up sidecar racing, and have his mom be the monkey.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:52 AM   #4140
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Not good...

I thought about Ben riding home from Indi. It was great to see him back on the track, but I also wondered if he would be back? I hope he remains in Moto GP, we will see.
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