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Old 05-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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yooperbikemike is snoozing, so ...

It's easy to say a win at Mugello will be crucial to Lorenzo (given the way Pedrosa was looking really shaky just two rounds in, and two rounds after that started looking like the favorite again). But after Lorenzo's poor race at Le Mans, Mugello might well show whether he will be able to slow or stop the gap to the factory Hondas. If the track is cool (unlike Jerez, where the heat supposedly took away the M1 edge-grip advantage), and Lorenzo doesn't finish strongly, I imagine there's going to be a sense of doom in the Yamaha team.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Yeah, but there's that Rossi fella who is gonna win for Yamaha.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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It's actually still quite chilly here. Winter is hanging on.....

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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It's going to rain, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday, not so sure. This could end up saving Yamaha, as I think otherwise, they could get spanked by Honda. Badly.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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In fact the route through the western alps was aborted due to the weather, and had to face the prospect of being gassed in a bloody tunnel!



Still, the scooter GP goes on. And I love it!

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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It's going to rain, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday, not so sure. This could end up saving Yamaha, as I think otherwise, they could get spanked by Honda. Badly.
Really Krop, I didn't want to hear that.....best I find a high camp site early, huh?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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.....best I find a high camp site early, huh?
And on high ground!
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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Love this track. Love the wild front "straight" with kinks and dips at very high speeds, plus all those cool uphill esses and every other damn thing about Moo-Jello.

Video of Yamaha on-board lap. (You can simulate a Ducati on-board lap by freezing the video for two seconds at the entry to each corner. )

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #9
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It's going to rain, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday, not so sure. This could end up saving Yamaha, as I think otherwise, they could get spanked by Honda. Badly.
I can only hope if it does rain it's as good a race as Le Mans -- there was a lot of passing there for a wet race. And for the championship's sake, that Lorenzo takes it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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Mugello is one of the greatest tracks, a delight to watch even on the telly. Right there with Phillip Island and Laguna Seca. I went to Mugello in 2006, seeing that place live, its even better.

Yamaha must be worried, Lorenzo needs to bounce back quickly, but Honda seem to have the momentum now. And on the other side of that garage, Rossi must be worried, that if he gets his behind handed to him by his team-mate here, its gonna happen everywhere. 4 out of 4 rounds already, not looking good for him.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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Righto, I'll start,

Pedrosa
Lorenzo
Rossi
Marquez
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And if it rains, who knows.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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Oh, and Bootlace, looking forward to your photo's.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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Oh, and Bootlace, looking forward to your photo's.
Having serious difficulty with connections. Hope to have it sorted by then, but it's looking dodgy.....as is the weather!
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Having serious difficulty with connections. Hope to have it sorted by then, but it's looking dodgy.....as is the weather!
Well, at the least you are in Italy at the MotoGP, bad weather or not, and I'm going to work this morning, so count yer blessings mate... And, it's not the weather that's dodgy, it's you ya mongrel!

(looking forward to some pics as well...)
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:32 AM   #15
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Well, at the least you are in Italy at the MotoGP, bad weather or not, and I'm going to work this morning, so count yer blessings mate... And, it's not the weather that's dodgy, it's you ya mongrel!

(looking forward to some pics as well...)
Yep! Can't argue with any of that!

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