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Old 12-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #511
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Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it, but the author was not really reporting, but rather shaping his opinions for our consumption. No matter. Ben could stop racing right now, and he is one of our legends. He's going to race some more. He'll have more success I think.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #512
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Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it, but the author was not really reporting, but rather shaping his opinions for our consumption. No matter. Ben could stop racing right now, and he is one of our legends. He's going to race some more. He'll have more success I think.

I hope so. He's not only a good boy, but, as is blindingly obvious, a bloody fast one! Go son! (and personally, I think this move will improve him, in a number of ways. When the going gets tough.....etc + we'll see if the dead wood hangs around)
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:11 AM   #513
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And the biggest personality in bike racing is ...

Maybe I am behind the times, but had not seen this before.

A couple of days ago the FIM presented its Personality of the Year award, to ...


...



...


ahem, umm, well, you see ...






... it was Jorge Lorenzo.




Haven't seen this on Kropotkin's site. Did I miss something, or has he missed the news event of the off-season?



Don't believe me? crash.net has the scoop.

Yeah I know, it is all about how many bothered to vote.



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I would have thought all the front end hardwear would be the same, but there are subtle differences between Casey and George's bikes. I like the wieght saving on the rim, and would imagine the crap wear on the tyre was caused by his reduced pace, just bringing it home for the championship. (?)



That is a fabulous picture.

Given what we know about those tyres, and how hard they are to get working.

Can we wrap up the debate about how deliberately the top guys slide the front?????
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #514
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I hope so. He's not only a good boy, but, as is blindingly obvious, a bloody fast one! Go son! (and personally, I think this move will improve him, in a number of ways. When the going gets tough.....etc + we'll see if the dead wood hangs around)
Bootlace - What's the latest on your boy Metcher? Will he get another chance at the World Supers?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:25 AM   #515
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Chris Vermeulen to ride Ioda CRT?

http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-de...ng&newsid=8497
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #516
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Lorenzo, FIM personality of the year award? Ummm... what am I missing here?

Edit: I'd love to see Spies crank it up again and have some success. But, it seems like a long shot now with his move. Who knows, maybe Ducati will pull a rabbit out of the hat next year?
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #517
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Lorenzo, FIM personality of the year award? Ummm... what am I missing here?
Exit polls indicate only Lorenzo's entourage bothered to vote.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #518
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Exit polls indicate only Lorenzo's entourage bothered to vote.

Clearly the "Personality" of the year should be Colin Edwards every year
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #519
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Maybe I am behind the times, but had not seen this before.

A couple of days ago the FIM presented its Personality of the Year award, to ...
... it was Jorge Lorenzo.

Either Colin Edwards has been awarded Hall of Fame status and is no longer eligible or CE2 is in another category because they don't rank the pros with the amateurs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #520
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Either Colin Edwards has been awarded Hall of Fame status and is no longer eligible or CE2 is in another category because they don't rank the pros with the amateurs.
HAHA Pros and amateurs
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Mickey D did laps, at a casual 1.40. It'd be interesting to see where he'd end up after a couple of days practice.....



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Old 12-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #523
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Mickey D did laps, at a casual 1.40. It'd be interesting to see where he'd end up after a couple of days practice.....



Did laps where? And what is the current MotoGP pace for reference?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:39 PM   #524
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Did laps where? And what is the current MotoGP pace for reference?
Phillip Island. Stoner laps sub 1:30.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #525
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Did laps where? And what is the current MotoGP pace for reference?
After a weekend on the bike he'd probably beat all the CRT's..
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