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Old 09-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Love this track and looking forward to good action and a wound up little pony.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Glad I'm not hectic barbera this weekend
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Glad I'm not hectic barbera this weekend
You sure about that?

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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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! ;-)"

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #10
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FP1 delayed due to oil spill. Track is very dirty and wet.
Should have nice weather for race day.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #11
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Hmmm , nothing to see here..........................

Seem to be getting a lot of , not dry , not fully wet free practice this year.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:00 AM   #12
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Rossi is 2 seconds back in the wet.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #13
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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!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #14
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Go Nicky, GO!! It's good to see him at the pointy end again.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #15
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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!

111Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha324.62'00.219
226Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda330.52'00.2850.066 / 0.066
399Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha323.22'00.7460.527 / 0.461
469Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati322.42'00.9960.777 / 0.250
54Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha325.32'01.3791.160 / 0.383
66Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda325.22'01.6261.407 / 0.247
735Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha324.02'01.6651.446 / 0.039
846Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati323.82'02.4122.193 / 0.747
917Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati324.22'02.6322.413 / 0.220
1019Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda322.82'03.2633.044 / 0.631
1156Jonathan REAGBRRepsol Honda TeamHonda321.52'04.0463.827 / 0.783
1214Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART303.72'04.3534.134 / 0.307
1341Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART302.42'04.4234.204 / 0.070
1477James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART307.32'04.5424.323 / 0.119
1554Mattia PASINIITASpeed MasterART301.32'04.7224.503 / 0.180
1668Yonny HERNANDEZCOLAvintia BlusensBQR299.82'04.8584.639 / 0.136
1751Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR302.82'06.0305.811 / 1.172
188Hector BARBERASPAPramac Racing TeamDucati324.32'06.1825.963 / 0.152
199Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter304.02'06.3686.149 / 0.186
2044David SALOMSPAAvintia BlusensBQR300.72'06.5936.374 / 0.225
215Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter306.72'06.6776.458 / 0.084
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