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Old 02-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #1096
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Will we see the Audi logo on the Ducati kit once the bike is faster?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #1097
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I will second that opinion. Probably not the championship this year but I believe Dani and Lorenzo are going to be pissed more than once this year..... Just saying!!!
I think we'll see some off-seat drama between the seasoned vets and the "irresponsible" noob! Shades of Simo.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #1098
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #1099
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Dani's year

I've gotta say... given his performance in the second half of last year, and these three days at Sepang, Dani is on fire!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #1100
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I've gotta say... given his performance in the second half of last year, and these three days at Sepang, Dani is on fire!
He was also on fire when Casey low sided trying to keep up with him last year in Germany. Unapologetic Pedrosa fan boi here. Would be so stoked for him to win the championship this year.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #1101
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He was also on fire when Casey low sided trying to keep up with him last year in Germany. Unapologetic Pedrosa fan boi here. Would be so stoked for him to win the championship this year.
It's just too bad that Pedrosa and Lorenzo are buddies now. The off track drama would be better if there was some animosity between them

Pedrosa does look poised, but it's a long season and so many things can happen. Given the consistancy the front runners display he's going to have to be competitive every race.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:50 AM   #1102
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #1103
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Ducati got so much bad publicity from the "dream marriage", that turned sour. Even more now, when everyone can see, that it was the bike, that held Rossi back.

And in that respect, I am totally amazed, that they changed nothing. Tells you something, just how screwed they are.


Why? Gobbmeier said they wouldn't make any big changes until they gather their own data.
Sounds to me like they want German data. They're just starting to gather it.

Audi has conquered WRC, and LeMans. They won't see this as insurmountable either, and won't throw in the towel and run to SBK at years end.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #1104
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Where is that photo in the same turn on the Duc? Must be on someones hardrive.


Very competitive year, for sure. I am rooting for good racing, and we will get that
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #1105
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So now they've effectively raised their hands, and are just waiting around to see, if the car engineers could turn their ship, while the others make new steps forward all the time.

Beyond me, just when Ducati Corse lost the plot. They used to know how to build racing bikes, even prototype bikes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #1106
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #1107
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On the MotoGP video of MM in his pit after his lowside (?) I see a couple of blinking LEDs on the leathers of his left forearm.


I presume those indicate status of an active airbag system in his suit?


Does anyone know if most, some or all of the riders have this equipment?
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #1108
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If that is him getting comfortable with the bike, I can't imagine what we'll see once he feels like he's got the thing figured out. I was a little bummed initially to not see Bradl get that ride, but you can't argue with the way MM has come out of the box.

Finally, we might see a good 4-way battle again...if only the Bologna tractors could run well, too, things would be really interesting...
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #1109
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On the MotoGP video of MM in his pit after his lowside (?) I see a couple of blinking LEDs on the leathers of his left forearm.


I presume those indicate status of an active airbag system in his suit?


Does anyone know if most, some or all of the riders have this equipment?
Dainese and Alpinestars have airbag systems -- I assume all of their sponsored riders have this.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #1110
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He was also on fire when Casey low sided trying to keep up with him last year in Germany. Unapologetic Pedrosa fan boi here. Would be so stoked for him to win the championship this year.
I have to agree with you, despite my #46 fan club membership Dani is running strongly, with MM coming thru it's going to be some actual racing this year.
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