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yooperbikemike 09-26-2012 07:31 AM

MotoGP: Middle of nowhere, Spain (Spoilers)
The MotoGP Circus reconvenes this weekend at Aragon, a lovely facility close to, well, not much. With 5 races to go, after the series of cock-ups at Misano that left Dani Pedrosa 38 points adrift from front-runner Jorge Lorenzo, the series, absent some unforeseen cataclysmic occurrance, looks to be largely bereft of drama. Given the lack of credible competition (Until Stoner returns, possibly at Motegi) the fight looks to be among the Spanish aliens and Lorenzo can afford to be conservative. The silly season is waning as well with the lone prototype seat not currently accounted for at Gresini Honda likely to be (re)occupied by Alvaro Bautista.

snowhawk jockey 09-26-2012 09:14 AM

The real question is, can the turnip truck sniff the brass again?? Will Hayden have enough hand strength to show what the new parts do for his ride? This fan wants to know!

swimmer 09-26-2012 09:22 AM

Love this track and looking forward to good action and a wound up little pony.

viajero 09-26-2012 09:54 AM

I just hope my homies (Hayden, Spies, Edwards) have a good race for a change.

It will still be a Lorenzo and Pedrosa show at the front. I sure miss Casey.

sprocketjock 09-26-2012 10:06 AM

Glad I'm not hectic barbera this weekend

mdubya 09-26-2012 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by sprocketjock (Post 19684666)
Glad I'm not hectic barbera this weekend

You sure about that?


tinhead 09-27-2012 01:53 PM

I'm looking forward to the show. There's still riders with Something To Prove out there, Rossi that he hasn't given up, Nicky that pain doesn't count, Dani that a bad race is in the past, JLo that he won't coast to a title, Alvaro that he deserves to keep the Gresini ride.

Along with the Moto 2 and 3 gangs that HAVE to show something every lap every race.

Motodisiac 09-27-2012 02:47 PM

Rev'it! on Facebook: "Just arrived......Fresh suits for Aragón this weekend!"
Me: "How many suits are allowed for one race weekend?"
Rev'it!: "@Dennis: no limit Dennis, that's the problem! ;-)"


swimmer 09-27-2012 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by Motodisiac (Post 19694643)
Rev'it! on Facebook: "Just arrived......Fresh suits for Aragón this weekend!"
Me: "How many suits are allowed for one race weekend?"
Rev'it!: "@Dennis: no limit Dennis, that's the problem! ;-)"


I'm surprised there wasn't a media blitz from rev'it after AB got onto the box last round.

HoneyBunz 09-28-2012 01:27 AM

FP1 delayed due to oil spill. Track is very dirty and wet.
Should have nice weather for race day.

scottmoto16 09-28-2012 03:01 AM

Hmmm , nothing to see here..........................:ear

Seem to be getting a lot of , not dry , not fully wet free practice this year.

RedRocket 09-28-2012 06:00 AM

Rossi is 2 seconds back in the wet.

Rajin Cajun 09-28-2012 06:06 AM

Great FP2 Session by Spies and not too bad by Hayden. Looks like Ducati has made "Some" Improvement. Lets see how the race goes now! :ricky

Goofy1 09-28-2012 07:27 AM

Go Nicky, GO!! It's good to see him at the pointy end again.

swimmer 09-28-2012 07:38 AM

Per the norm, NH close to the front in slippery conditions. Ben didn't crash at all which is a nice change. Top speeds of over 205mph in the wet. Go Dani!

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</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">2</td><td class="alignright">26</td><td>Dani PEDROSA</td><td>SPA</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td>Honda</td><td class="alignright">330.5</td><td class="alignright">2'00.285</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.066 / 0.066</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">3</td><td class="alignright">99</td><td>Jorge LORENZO</td><td>SPA</td><td>Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">323.2</td><td class="alignright">2'00.746</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.527 / 0.461</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">4</td><td class="alignright">69</td><td>Nicky HAYDEN</td><td>USA</td><td>Ducati Team</td><td>Ducati</td><td class="alignright">322.4</td><td class="alignright">2'00.996</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.777 / 0.250</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">5</td><td class="alignright">4</td><td>Andrea DOVIZIOSO</td><td>ITA</td><td>Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">325.3</td><td 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