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Old 06-15-2012, 04:07 AM   #2221
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Spies said it was harder to win a race in MotoGP than a championship in WSB.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:29 AM   #2222
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All very valid reasons why we love to watch motogp. Best talent, best bikes and a big show go a long way to drawing us in.

Personally, I'd love to see Spies get past this rough spot and get back some of his mojo. The more guys fighting for first the more exciting the racing will be!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #2223
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We are to used to manufactured entertainment.WSBK to me is a partially manufactured spectacle with the rules being tinkered all the time to try to keep the bikes "equal"
You mean like spec tires, minimum weight limits, engine configuration, etc.? Sounds like WSBK AND MotoGP to me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #2224
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You mean like spec tires, minimum weight limits, engine configuration, etc.? Sounds like WSBK AND MotoGP to me.
Every series tries to get all the equipment to be competitive. Remember when Danny Eslick was stomping 600cc 4 cyl bikes on his 1125cc Buell in AMA? People got upset because the rules seemed to give the Vtwin an unfair advantage, everyone likes to see bikes race on more or less equal footing.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #2225
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It's like all sports. People want to watch the elite of that sport competing.
Watching second string sportsmen going at it just doesn't have the same appeal.
With respect, I disagree.

I mentioned the NFL because the 'parity' sought by Pete Rozelle was a stroke of genius, in terms of expanding the fan base. Any given Sunday, and all that.

Domination by one rider/factory/team/player is great if you like band-wagons, but really sucks ass if you like exciting sport(s).
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #2226
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Seeing that Casey got silly season off to an early start, and JLo followed it up by staying with Yamaha through 2014, and the strong rumors that Nicky will re-up at Ducati, I declare it's time for a Rossi silly season prediction.

Where will The Doctor land?
In his own satellite team.
A two bike team, the second bike being for Marquez, leaving the Rookie Rule intact.
The other teams remain, grid numbers go up, happy happy joy joy.

Probably wouldn't cost Rossi a cent out of his own pockets what with his ability to draw sponsors. The grips company will likely have to pony up a half million euros to be on the bike, the levers company a cool million, and the number would only climb for the exhaust supplier, brake supplier, sprocket supplier, wheel supplier, the works.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #2227
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Do you really think Honda will be supplying bikes for him to form his own satellite team??
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #2228
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Why are all of the WSBK threads ignored and empty then? ..

WSBK fans know what they got, and aren't the drama queens many MotoGP fans are.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #2229
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WSBK fans know what they got, and aren't the drama queens many MotoGP fans are.

Marco's bouncing girl has them all pretty happy as they end the race with a big smile so less drama on forums.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #2230
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You mean like spec tires, minimum weight limits, engine configuration, etc.? Sounds like WSBK AND MotoGP to me.
1200 cc vs 1000 cc,900cc vs 750 cc etc etc
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #2231
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:36 PM   #2232
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #2233
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Talk is that the rookie rule is about to be scrapped, so silly season could be very short lived this year. Marky mark replaces Stacey so the goat has no where to jump to. Status quo at the factory spots. Cal and Dovi have a mini moto race off to see who gets the last tech trois spot.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:36 AM   #2234
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Marco's bouncing girl has them all pretty happy as they end the race with a big smile so less drama on forums.
No fooling-- I wonder how much TV coverage the BMW pit area would get without her. Wonder if she's on their retainer.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:15 AM   #2235
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No fooling-- I wonder how much TV coverage the BMW pit area would get without her. Wonder if she's on their retainer.
The camera guys love her. Every race, she is seen at least twice...and I don't mind at all.
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