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Old 05-01-2012, 03:44 AM   #136
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Faaark!! What a picture
just about full opposite lock....and his left foot is just about level with the seat,surely he is on the way to a lowside
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #137
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http://images.cdn.realviewdigital.co...ality=70&v=v15

I'm liking Crutchlow.

He's a rising MotoGP alien and also a character, albeit waaay different to Rossi and Marco.
I like this type of no bullshit character.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #138
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What I read was that both Casey & Dani both thought the tyres were fairly similar, but picked the 'old' tyre as a preference. I can't see the new tyre dramatically altering the order at the front of the field.
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Bridgestone has announced that they are to bring forward the introduction of a new 2012-spec front tire, and start allowing riders to use it from the Jerez round of MotoGP. The new tire was tested extensively during the preseason, with versions tried at both Sepang tests and at the IRTA test at Jerez. The tire features a modified construction which allows it to heat up more quickly as well as provide more feedback to the riders.

The selected construction was one of two types tested during the preseason. The two types - designated as "21" and "24" - differed only slightly, the central section being slightly less rigid in construction on the 21 compared to the 24. The riders were positive about both types, but were split on which tire was best. The majority of the riders preferred the 21, praising it has having better stability and feedback. Surprisingly, the Honda riders took the opposite view, saying that it was the 24 which was the more stable tire, the 21 providing less stability under braking. The difference appears to be in the way that the Honda reacts under braking, when compared to the Yamaha and the Ducati, but Casey Stoner felt that riders preferring the 21 were making a mistake, suggesting that once they found themselves in the pressure of a race situation, they would also start running into the stability issues that he and Pedrosa were encountering with the 21.

After consultation with all of the riders, as well as Dorna and Loris Capirossi, who is acting as liaison between the tire company and Dorna, Bridgestone eventually elected to go with the wishes of the majority. The new tire will be introduced gradually, starting from Jerez, where the riders will be given two new spec tires to go along with the nine original spec tires they are currently using. From Silverstone, all of the front tires will be of the new spec.

Below is the official press release from Bridgestone, announcing and explaining the changes:
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #139
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Perhaps explains why he was lighting up the rotors more than the other riders at Qatar
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #140
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http://images.cdn.realviewdigital.co...ality=70&v=v15

I'm liking Crutchlow.

He's a rising MotoGP alien and also a character, albeit waaay different to Rossi and Marco.
I like this type of no bullshit character.
Great interview; thanks for posting it
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #141
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Perhaps explains why he was lighting up the rotors more than the other riders at Qatar
He was using a different spec rotor.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #142
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Got to see the replay today on Speed. The first few laps were the best I've seen in MotoGP in a few years. That was some good stuff. Just hate it that Spies finished so low.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #143
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I'll just leave this here.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #144
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Just when I was starting to like him you had to go and post that



DON'T pass me over here is what he must have been saying here




You don't hear Casey Stoner saying anything about Dani taking a position from him..

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #145
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Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:01 AM   #146
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Just when I was starting to like him you had to go and post that
He was probably having flash backs of Assen last year when Simoncelli took him out in the first lap.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:30 AM   #147
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No doubt Jorge is a great rider... but this part (if its really what he said word-to-word) does sound a bit arrogant to me:
"in MotoGP you have to learn how to take calculated risks … that’s why I signalled Andrea not now. Experience has taught me this.”

(This reminds me of two decades ago, when Rainey once complained to the press, that a rising star named Doohan had put a very tight pass on him some time, and Mick responded: "Well, what am I supposed to do – not pass him, because hes Wayne Rainey??")

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:08 AM   #148
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I guess Dovi needs to fall into line and not threaten Jorge.
















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Old 05-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #149
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I have no issue with what he said about Dovi. He has a championship to win and Dovi doesn't yet have the pace to do the same. The first couple laps are tough because the tires aren't there yet. Without a rider error, the risk is too great. If he can impose his will on Dovi, good for him.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #150
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Uhh.. yeah. So if you ride the same manufacturer then there's a certain lap that you can start passing on?

Less passing. That's what this series needs.

It's a race.
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