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Old 12-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #391
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If Dani hits full form for a stretch in 2014 it will sure make things interesting.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #392
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If Dani hits full form for a stretch in 2014 it will sure make things interesting.
"Full form", like, 5' 3"

I agree, Dani is talented, and experienced, enough to make the championship interesting. What we need is all the players to stay healthy.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #393
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The Three Amigos have all made one error by themselves last year. Marquez DNF at Mugello, Lorenzo went down at Assen breaking the collarbone, and Pedrosa did the same at Sachsenring.

So what really took Dani out of the title fight this year was the unfortunate incident at Aragon, when his TC sensor wire was cut off by MM (amazing design stupidity by HRC, that one!) and that one was not Dani΄s fault at all, just incredibly bad luck.
You could say Dani was at some degree of fault for not being faster.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #394
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If Dani hits full form for a stretch in 2014 it will sure make things interesting.
I hope it happens. I can see Dani calling it a career after this year whether he wins the championship or not. Won a ton of races, very rich, and very beat up.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #395
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Honda threatens to leave Moto GP if a spec ECU is introduced.

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #396
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You could say Dani was at some degree of fault for not being faster.
DP wasn't slow, but their riding styles are so different they got too close (and MM had made this 'almost touching' a habit long before Aragon, he actually received a penalty point because of that).
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #397
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Dani's problem is himself. He holds back to much and does seem to be able to ride the bike when the tires go away.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #398
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DORNA needs to call Honda's bluff.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #399
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DORNA needs to call Honda's bluff.
Honda doesn't bluff.....If Honda isn't afraid to leave Formula 1, they won't have any problem leaving MotoGP.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #400
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Honda doesn't bluff.....If Honda isn't afraid to leave Formula 1, they won't have any problem leaving MotoGP.

lol. Honda had to leave F1 (the last time). They were an embarrassment to the sport and their company. Toyota and Honda (it's last effort) are tied for the biggest failures in F1 history. Seriously, how much money did those manufactures spend to get what, 1 win (did Zonta also have a weird win for toyota?) between them.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #401
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #402
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It does get tiresome that the only riders that have a chance to win these days are riding the 4 factory bikes.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #403
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You could say Dani was at some degree of fault for not being faster.
he had just passed MM...
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:16 AM   #404
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It does get tiresome that the only riders that have a chance to win these days are riding the 4 factory bikes.
well, they ARE the 4 best in the world. there are others that give glimmers of hope, crutchlow was fast at times on the tech 3, but those days are over for now, Bradl was fast at times, but like crutchlow, doesn't have the consistency. There were quite a few tracks where the sat bikes were right up there with the factory bikes, but I think it comes down to the riders, the top 4 are there for a reason, they are simply better riders than the others. They are consistently fast, where the others just show glimpses of what it takes.
so yeah, the top riders get the top factory rides, the top crews, etc, which is how it should be.
I enjoy watching them duke it out, better than having just one rider dominate the field every race.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:03 AM   #405
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It does get tiresome that the only riders that have a chance to win these days are riding the 4 factory bikes.
With only a few exceptions, hasn't that pretty much always been the case?
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