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Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
[URL="http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/sport/spor...

[URL="http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/sport/sportresults/motogp/2014/july/hrc-boss-no-thought-to-replace-dani-pedrosa/"]

Seems like an unnecessary jab that doesn't reflect well on Nakamoto-san,...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
+1

+1
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
Saving face from a pay cut? And an option to...

Saving face from a pay cut? And an option to renegotiate price <s>if</s> when he improves.
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
Obviously, I'm not privy to the exact markup in...

Obviously, I'm not privy to the exact markup in each machine, BUT ... 250,000 units of anything is still a lot of product. And if they weren't making money on it, you can be sure they wouldn't...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,348
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Posted By azkiwi
A pittance, I tell ya. A lot more margin in a...

A pittance, I tell ya. A lot more margin in a CTX1300 than a Malaysian 125. :augie
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
I guess they can afford to throw these away...

I guess they can afford to throw these away because they will be keeping their advantages and know its all only good for one year anyway, as 2016 is the next ground zero.
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Wish granted. Brough Superior...

Wish granted. Brough Superior (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/206813/1/moto2-brough-superior-to-wildcard-at-silverstone.html).
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
Who do you think sells more helmets? :norton

Who do you think sells more helmets? :norton
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 178
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Posted By azkiwi
Accepting the inevitable. Not much to do at this...

Accepting the inevitable. Not much to do at this point but try to enjoy the show. Wet, dry, new, old, pole or pit lane .. the result is the same. :1drink
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
There are a variety of engine leases available...

There are a variety of engine leases available that simplify the chore. Note BMW; plenty of experience with alternate geometry, but abandoned it for their race bikes. :dunno
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,935
Posted By azkiwi
Qualifying in front of both factory Ducatis -...

Qualifying in front of both factory Ducatis - that must feel warm and fuzzy.
Good effort from Bradl - though hopefully he isn't the roadblock that allows Marquez and Pedrosa to escape the Yamahas...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 178
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Posted By azkiwi
Luck never gives; it only lends. We'll see how...

Luck never gives; it only lends. We'll see how Marquez feels tomorrow when he's had time to think about it and wake up with a stiff neck.

Rossi not so bad as it looks - using the extra hard to...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Are you sure you aren't confusing "different"...

Are you sure you aren't confusing "different" with "better"? These concepts were tried and beaten by what we have now. Marlboro spent how many millions on carbon fiber frames? Innovation in twin spar...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 178
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Posted By azkiwi
Not a Honda track so far ... FP1 ...

Not a Honda track so far ...

FP1

1. Aleix Espargaro (special soft)
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Pol Espargaro
5. Alvaro Bautista
6. Marc Marquez
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Chicken or egg? There have been various attempts...

Chicken or egg? There have been various attempts at unconventional engine and front end configurations that have inevitably led us to where we are. If any manufacturer had seen real commercial...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
Who said anything about Stoner? :evil They...

Who said anything about Stoner? :evil

They all have to adapt if they want to go faster. Marquez is adapting fastest. Riding the curb, steering with the back wheel in the air, swapping bikes in Q,...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Moronic lays out a pretty good case...

Moronic lays out a pretty good case (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24575658&postcount=30).

I guess it comes down to how much you have in the bank and didn't blow on red leather.
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 08:41 AM
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Views: 11,935
Posted By azkiwi
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Racing 07-08-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
+1. Anyone who can race with two broken ankles is...

+1. Anyone who can race with two broken ankles is not a quitter. That said, he may need to spend a little more time in the wilderness to refind clarity of self. Needs a few 3rd to 5th places to get...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
Interesting stat; If Marquez is to have as...

Interesting stat;

If Marquez is to have as long a career as Rossi (assuming he completes his new contract) he will need to remain in MotoGP until at least the end of the 2029 season.

:twitch
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
OTOH you can't shell out $3M a year for 5th ......

OTOH you can't shell out $3M a year for 5th ... or 15th ... so you offer him something juuust insulting enough that he defects. :augie


Too many rules preclude that.
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
It's not complicated; for that kind of loot its...

It's not complicated; for that kind of loot its payment for this year's results, not last years'. Even if he wasn't getting trounced by his teamie - he is finishing well down the order. Lorenzo needs...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
Interesting, since Rossi was on record recently...

Interesting, since Rossi was on record recently refuting there was tension between him and Lorenzo with respect to team status. He said that for the most part their wants and needs were the same and...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Any comment from Toby Moody and the other...

Any comment from Toby Moody and the other obituary writers?

Is it game over for Valentino Rossi? (http://plus.autosport.com/free/feature/5771/is-it-game-over-for-valentino-rossi/) :deal
Forum: Racing 07-01-2014, 01:55 PM
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Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
Good reason not to cry for him or Ben. Despite it...

Good reason not to cry for him or Ben. Despite it being a little harder to get up in the morning in a few years, these guys will be living very comfortable lives filled with big boy toys, well into...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Yes, he certainly wants to win, but I think if he...

Yes, he certainly wants to win, but I think if he can't he still wants to be second. Unlike say, Lorenzo. And that's the difference.
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By azkiwi
He needs to do something because its starting to...

He needs to do something because its starting to look like if he can't be in the front, he's going to sulk in the back of the car all the way home.

:dunno
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Not racing. Riding. :huh

Not racing. Riding. :huh
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 08:49 AM
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Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
He has never been a great qualifier as I...

He has never been a great qualifier as I remember, but between the two events it certainly impacted the final standings. Starting from 12th no doubt influenced the gamble to start with the wrong...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
You have to wonder if the inexperience of Rossi's...

You have to wonder if the inexperience of Rossi's crew chief isn't showing. I'd expect Rossi makes the final call but perhaps the strong counterbalance he had was missed today? And did I hear his...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Great job from Dovi. Rossi dicked that up pretty...

Great job from Dovi. Rossi dicked that up pretty hard with tire choices but ran his usual great through-the-field race. At least he held on to second in the championship.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Perhaps Dovi summed up Qualifying best;

Perhaps Dovi summed up Qualifying best;
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Boost for Crutchlow anyway and the race for 3rd...

Boost for Crutchlow anyway and the race for 3rd to 5th might be interesting. I guess if its a full wet race the order could be scrambled.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Qualifying

1ESPARGARO A. (http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Aleix+Espargaro)NGM Forward Racing1:38.789
2MARQUEZ M. (http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Marc+Marquez)Repsol Honda Team+1.405
3PEDROSA D....
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014, 12:59 PM
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Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
A good friend talked some sense into Cal; ...

A good friend talked some sense into Cal;



http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a30mew3O1r1icoqo1_500.gif
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Aleix Espargaro pips Marquez with extra soft tire...

Aleix Espargaro pips Marquez with extra soft tire to set new lap record to lead FP2 ...

Free Practice 2:
1. Aleix Espargaro
2. Marc Marquez
3. Dani Pedrosa
4. Jorge Lorenzo
5. Andrea...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
Not so much embarrassing as heart-breaking. Such...

Not so much embarrassing as heart-breaking. Such a long and checkered career to never have a single victory in MGP, to have it in his grasp and then ... watch it slip away. I still cringe whenever I...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,788
Posted By azkiwi
VR (if not here - where?) MM DP Rossi...

VR (if not here - where?)
MM
DP

Rossi won here last year and has now had plenty of time to study Marquez from close behind.



He said that at the last press conference too. So apparently,...
Forum: Racing 06-24-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
:ddog Yamaha boss Kouichi Tsuji paid tribute...

:ddog

Yamaha boss Kouichi Tsuji paid tribute to Rossi, who is on the brink of clinching a new deal to remain on a factory YZR-M1 for 2015 and 2016.
MCN...
Forum: Racing 06-23-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 277,472
Posted By azkiwi
Nice chatty interview with Edwards over at Crash...

Nice chatty interview with Edwards over at Crash (http://www.crash.net/motogp/feature/205954/1/colin-edwards-faith-and-feel.html).
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