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Old 05-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #61
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Drama queen.
That's ironic because my point is that MotoGP doesn't need artificial drama to be exciting; motorcycles ridden to their limits by the world's best riders is entertaining enough that mayhem isn't required to appreciate it.

I realize there's a big audience for mayhem, but there are other motor sports with a higher crash-to-finish ratio if that's what you're looking for.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #62
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As a Rossi fan bois, it does not look good for him.

Ok, lets root for Marky.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #63
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As a Rossi fan bois, it does not look good for him.

Ok, lets root for Marky.

If it was a foregone conclusion there wouldn't be any real point in lining them up would there be

...and I can't really get behind MM as long as he is on that fucking Honda. (no pun intended)
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #64
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...and I can't really get behind MM as long as he is on that fucking Honda. (no pun intended)
So most probably you will not root for MM... Ever,,,
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #65
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So most probably you will not root for MM... Ever,,,

Likely not.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #66
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Interesting Q.

Rossi way off the pace you expect from him, especially after FP2.
Crutchlow and Bradl right about where you'd expect.
Pedrosa outside row 2 after a crash.
Smith looking okay for the first time on the Tech 3 bike.
Hayden a little off what I would realistically hope for (p7 or 8)
But Dovi puts in an absolute flier (for Ducati)! How are he and Hayden so far off? Well done Andrea.
I hope for a flag-to-flag race. I like the drama and unknowns that it brings every once in a while.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #67
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Interesting Q.

Rossi way off the pace you expect from him, especially after FP2.
Crutchlow and Bradl right about where you'd expect.
Pedrosa outside row 2 after a crash.
Smith looking okay for the first time on the Tech 3 bike.
Hayden a little off what I would realistically hope for (p7 or 8)
But Dovi puts in an absolute flier (for Ducati)! How are he and Hayden so far off? Well done Andrea.
I hope for a flag-to-flag race. I like the drama and unknowns that it brings every once in a while.

Hayden and Dovi have been finishing the races real close to each other, so I wouldn't pay too much attention to their qualifying positions but how they go in the race.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #68
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. Second row start in a dry race won't be so good, .
Given DP's fast launches and big radius first corner I wouldn't be surprised to see DP P3 in short order.

A year ago this time I wouldn't have thought so but given his wet weather performances last year (i.e. Sepang) DP shouldn't be counted out of winning a wet race.

I think we are in for a good race tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #69
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My guess is that Rossi gets better as the temperature goes up. It is looking more like FP2 yesterday was the anomaly...
Yeah, I hadn't considered temperature. It's already just plain HOT here in AZ so that part of my brain just shuts down and ASSumes its hot everywhere. As always, thanks for your invaluable perspective.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #70
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Rossi's created a nasty habit of qualifying miserably. He says his race pace is quite good, (but admits he can't match MM/JLo). Even that last podium position seems far away from the 3rd row. Doesn't mean he can't pull it of tomorrow, though, and if the rain comes, then it really becomes a lottery.

This is supposed to be one of Rossi's best tracks, so to have little hope of staying with the championship leaders here, must be very worrying for him.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #71
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I don't like 99, but he's spot on with Capirossi having no place in deciding rider conduct at all. Carmine made a bad choice in him. If you're gonna have a minister of ethics, maybe you ought to pick a guy who isn't morally bankrupt, caught on film demonstrating it.
Drif, what are you referring to here? Not taking issue, just wondering what the incident is that you are talking about?
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #72
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Drif, what are you referring to here? Not taking issue, just wondering what the incident is that you are talking about?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3oN_hAUWEU
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #73
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Bingo.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #74
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And Capirossi got black-flagged the following year at Mugello when he deliberately swept across the front wheel of another rider.

If you have a subscription: http://www.motogp.com/en/videos/seas...0cc+Highlights
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #75
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That's ironic because my point is that MotoGP doesn't need artificial drama to be exciting; motorcycles ridden to their limits by the world's best riders is entertaining enough that mayhem isn't required to appreciate it.

I realize there's a big audience for mayhem, but there are other motor sports with a higher crash-to-finish ratio if that's what you're looking for.
You're the one talking about mayhem, blades on the wheels and crash-to-finish ratios. Talking about artificial drama...

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