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Old 06-29-2014, 11:31 AM   #136
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... his ability to win.
I could likely be wrong, but what if Mugello turns out to be the high water mark?

At this point, I imagine Yamaha will be waiting for a sign that he can win before re-signing Lorenzo, and if the slump persists maybe Espargaro will be brought in out of desperation.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:31 AM   #137
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Yup. He's done his one amazing thing for this 5 year increment.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #138
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #139
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^^ Those were nasty! Hopefully those guys are ok. Probably looked worse than they were but glad it wasn't me.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #140
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I'm sure Ant West wishes every race was a wet one
Funnily enough in his post race chat he said he doesn't like the rain (but admitted he seems to do well in the wet).
I'm not a Lorenzo fan but I reckon he'll be back to something approaching his best soon enough (after the summer break would be my guess). It's far too early to write him off imho.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:32 PM   #141
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JL dropping behind Dovi in the standings is still something I must admit I never saw coming. Even though Dovi has done well, he rides a friggin Ducati!
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:49 PM   #142
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Agreed, i think Rossi was going to try the hail marry, if it would have worked (needed to be just a tab dryer at the start) he could have won. I admire his willingness to take a risk and give something a shot. Sometimes it works, sometimes he starts from the back of the grid.


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I think VR (almost) had the right idea about the tires at the start of the race. The full wets only worked for about three laps. With just a little more heat in the track, Rossi's set up would have worked and everyone would have been trying to chase him down. Everyone would have changed bikes (including VR) but Vale would have POSSIBLY had a decent lead after the swaps. Unfortunately, he found out on the warm up lap that the track was just a little too wet for the rear slick. You could see him saying 'faaack' when the rear kept trying to lead. The tires still tried to kill MM on his out lap after the swap...thank goodness for the long asphalt run off.
I found the TV work pretty poor this time. I guess they didn't have a clue which group to focus on in the motogp, so they kept bouncing around. Of course, they had a great pack to watch in moto3: eight bikes fighting for fourth place, with the positions changing every time they got to a corner That one high side looked like the guy stepped on a land mine. I thought he had gotten tboned it was so violent.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:15 AM   #143
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1st corner second lap. And he retains his lead in the Championship. That's different...




































Pity he didn't get going again, could have provided even more entertainment.!
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:54 AM   #144
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I watched the replay of his crash several times - you have to admire the way he tried to hang on to the bike all the way to the end. I would trying to push the bike away from me like crazy.

Mind you, I did not like the way his foot was trapped under the bike - lucky he wasn't badly hurt.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:05 AM   #145
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"...I did not like the way his foot was trapped under the bike ..."
Holding onto the bike was not too smart. He had already let go of the throttle, so if the bike was going to die, it was going to die.
Also, if I were he, I would be talking to the manufacturers of his leathers. That 'little' get off got all the way through the leather on the right side.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:06 AM   #146
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Also, if I were he, I would be talking to the manufacturers of his leathers. That 'little' get off got all the way through the leather on the right side.
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Yeah well, Alpinestars is new to this whole "racing" thing.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:06 PM   #147
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"...I did not like the way his foot was trapped under the bike ..."
Holding onto the bike was not too smart. He had already let go of the throttle, so if the bike was going to die, it was going to die.
Also, if I were he, I would be talking to the manufacturers of his leathers. That 'little' get off got all the way through the leather on the right side.

he's a racer, it's instinct to try to save it, if you don't understand, then your not a racer. also, the leathers are meant to protect one time and one time only, yes, they are leather, but the thickness varies regarding impact areas, they also have areas with no leather, simply a lycra type material, again, they are racers, not riding on the street.
and finally, a moto 3 bike weighs around 225 lbs, so it's not like a fully loaded 600 lb GS landing on your ankle. he was obviously not hurt, considering he jumped up and tried to get going again. That's racing, it's what these guys do.
When you start racing in the motogp series, you can show us how you would like everyone to crash.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:35 PM   #148
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Pah!! Leathers! Who needs em?







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Old 07-03-2014, 05:56 AM   #149
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Got the chance to meet Jack Miller in Austin, he was friendly and you could sense what a great time he was having and his fire for racing. i'm rooting for the kid
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #150
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"if you don't understand, then your not a racer"
I do understand, and apparently you don't. But none the less, my comment about the leather was tongue in cheek. Also, I know all about wanting to grab the bike if it is anywhere near you. BTDT. Got the torn up racing gloves to prove it.
And leathers are NOT meant to protect just one time. If the leather comes apart at the beginning of a slide or on the first bounce then the leathers are no good. You can get leather in a lot of thicknesses, and you can get them well made, or you can get them made by auntie Hannah on her Singer. His crew should look at the leathers and have adjustments made.
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