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Old 11-04-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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MotoGP: The Final Countdown (Spoilers)

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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Salom, Rins and Vinales more like! Looking forward to that bunfight.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:20 AM   #3
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I'm more excited about Moto3 than MotoGP.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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Moto3 is going to be all out. NO way all three of them will be finishing.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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I bet a Spainard wins the Moto GP title.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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I'm more excited about Moto3 than MotoGP.
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Salom, Rins and Vinales more like! Looking forward to that bunfight.
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Moto3 is going to be all out. NO way all three of them will be finishing.



Salom, Rins and Vinales....


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Old 11-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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Four way in Moto3

Don't forget that Marquez junior is only 10 points back as well. If the other three take each other out he'll be there to pick up the pieces!!!! Imagine if the Marquez family gets two titles like the Espargaros!!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #9
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Actually Alex M. is 100 points down.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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I bet a Spainard wins the Moto GP title.
They'll most likely take all three podium spots.

I can already hear the Spanish National Anthem playing.

Go Nicky, beat your teammate.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:49 AM   #11
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Go Nicky, beat your teammate.
Go Nicky, do a Bayliss...!

(probably won΄t happen, but we can always dream can΄t we??)
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:51 AM   #12
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Actually Alex M. is 100 points down.
If he wins the title he'll make his big-bro look ordinary.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #13
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So Dani won't be propping up Marc?

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Well, given the blatant self-promotion I feel unashamed to quote what for me is the key insight from the piece WRT MotoGP:

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Marquez' Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa has proven capable of beating Marquez regularly this year, and given both Honda's stated aversion to team orders (other than "whatever you do, don't take your teammate out"), and the open dislike there is between Pedrosa and Marquez, the senior member of the team is unlikely to go out of his way to help Marquez. If Dani Pedrosa can get on the podium, then he will surely try. He can always claim he was trying to beat Lorenzo, and take points off him that way.
I say insight because I imagine you're better placed than most of us to draw conclusions about this. I'd assumed Pedrosa would transform himself into Marquez's domestique for the final round. Interesting you don't think so. Thanks for the piece.

Certainly gives Lorenzo more of a chance.

I must be a very sad soul, because for a reason unfathomable to me I am licking my lips at the prospect of Pedrosa taking Marquez out in some confusion of intentions and hopes. But wouldn't wish it until the last lap or so.

Edit: given this is a fantasy, I am of course assuming no injuries.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #14
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I say insight because I imagine you're better placed than most of us to draw conclusions about this. I'd assumed Pedrosa would transform himself into Marquez's domestique for the final round. Interesting you don't think so.
Pedrosa does not feel in any way beholden to Marquez. In fact, quite the opposite. He has no reason to help Marquez, and HRC won't issue explicit team orders.
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Pedrosa does not feel in any way beholden to Marquez. In fact, quite the opposite. He has no reason to help Marquez, and HRC won't issue explicit team orders.
Your article about their respective patrons points fingers in this.
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