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Old 04-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #181
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People like to slag on our dear departed Aussie, but a Repsol Honda team of Stoner and Marquez would have made for epic racing.
It was pretty good with MM and DP and when CC gets a full factory bike, I think JL and VR will have a new play mate
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #182
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It was pretty good with MM and DP and when CC gets a full factory bike, I think JL will have a new play mate
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #183
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Bradl has Nissin brakes. And I think he has a contract through 2014, too.

There seems to be something missing.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #184
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There seems to be something missing.

The rider? The footpeg (I can't see it)? the brake rotor? The fact that the right bar seems about to touch the tank and the wheel is still pointing straight? Nah, this bike is ready to go!
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #185
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Looks to me like the bellypan and everything Brent listed is missing. However, I learned in another MotoGP thread that camera lenses distort reality so all that stuff is probably really on the bike.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #186
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I saw 212mph by one of the Hondas?
Did they change the speedos to mph for Texas ?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:49 PM   #187
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Texas has the highest Speed Limit in USA. We also drive on the side of the road most others countries do. Just curious, if MotoGP is held in your part of the world, would they go counter clockwise?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #188
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Texas has the highest Speed Limit in USA. We also drive on the side of the road most others countries do. Just curious, if MotoGP is held in your part of the world, would they go counter clockwise?
Actually yes, the race in his part of the world does go counter-clockwise.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #189
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If you've been watching MotoGP a while, you'll have noted a couple of things:

1) Pedrosa has had six "make it or break it" years, according to non-fans on the intertubes; the point is, it doesn't really matter whether he wins the WC but whether there's a faster rider to replace him with.

2) The season usually consists of more than two rounds. Granted, getting beat twice in a row is no fluke, but for your sake you might want to wait a little before making any declarations about who's the fastest Honda rider. At this point last year Stoner was beating Pedrosa, and we saw how that turned out.

It wasn't too long ago we were hearing about how Rossi was going to win the WC this year, after just one round...
Faster riders are starting to appear. Pedrosa, while Spanish and all, has gotta watch his ass. Did you see his face during the post race interviews? Yeah... said it all.

I'm not a Marquez fan, but sliding the bike around while at full lean with the elbow on the ground? Damn impressive. He was much faster though the transitions than Pedrosa or Lorenzo. I think he's enjoying putting pressure on Pedrosa for 2/3rds the race, then passing him.

Lorenzo knows the deal, though. He's maintaining his points until they can get back to the tighter tracks.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #190
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There seems to be something missing.
That is the full version of the experimental disk Vale used this weekend.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #191
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in Moto2, Mika Kallio (9th on the grid), took podium and beat his teammate, poleman Redding quite comfortably. Even 2nd was up for grabs, but he made a mistake in the last bend (after being t-boned by Aegerter just a few corners before, that probably didn't help, actually Kallio did very well to stay on track) and so Rabat went second.
Mika rode a great race. Even all the excuses Gav and Nick were making for Redding couldn't stop Kallio. He was the only non-Spaniard to finish on the podium in any class, including CRT. Big congrats to Mika.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #192
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Two young American riders won the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship and couldn't get rides in Europe, while people they raced against and beat are doing well. If I was a young American rider I'd have to conclude there was no future in the MotoGP paddock, whatever my connections.
So, even as MGP is adding tracks to the US calendar, the local content is diminishing. Hard to imagine either Edwards or Hayden retaining their seats were it not for their passports. What is the pathway to a happy ending here?

Where are the other sponsors? Maybe its time for Trojan to stand up. :)
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:35 AM   #193
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Texas has the highest Speed Limit in USA. We also drive on the side of the road most others countries do. Just curious, if MotoGP is held in your part of the world, would they go counter clockwise?
Oops, sorry - did my finger slip up your arse by mistake ?
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #194
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I think the big problem is that the US has its own way of doing things, AMA/DMG superbike, Flat track, etc.
There isn't a national feeder series like in Europe with a bunch of kids on 125's or Moto3 machinery, that then go on to Moto2/600 before taking the big jump up to MGP.
If you have a relatively inexpensive way of starting young people on racing machinery that is relevant to a world series then its a great starting point and absolutely necessary for proper development of the sport as a whole.
Flat tracking while cool doesn't really bear any relevance in modern racing.
There are plenty of good circuits in the US, enough to allow local racing to develop, like the RB rookies.
If there are enough kids doing it then the profile gets raised and sponsorship follows and the sport grows or so the thinking grows.
I think this is what KS34 had in mind when he brought MGP to Texas.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:43 AM   #195
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Oops, sorry - did my finger slip up your arse by mistake ?
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