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Old 04-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #121
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Why are they calling Pedrosa "Captain?"
Got arrested for cheating on a test for his boat driving license last week.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #122
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Lorenzo gets first pole
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Dovi
Rossi is 12th
Crutchlow (and Tech 3) has been a bit of a surprise, at least to me. 1/2 second over Spies, too.

Only the top four are within a second, another surprise.

Hayden taking 5th is another, but may not indicate race pace. Just look at where Rossi is, who was probably more concerned with getting it comfortable for race conditions.

Should be a very entertaining race tomorrow. I wouldn't count out Pedrosa getting his bike (and himself) dialed in for the fight at the sharp end.

We could even see a first time winner, if Cal can keep it together.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #123
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Despite some ADV member claims that Ben Spies is burned out, my complaint with him is that he's too hungry! He crashes a lot in practice trying to give something to his crew. He never crashed a lot before the world stage. As a result, he gets hurt.

And so it goes today.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #124
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Despite some ADV member claims that Ben Spies is burned out, my complaint with him is that he's too hungry! He crashes a lot in practice trying to give something to his crew. He never crashed a lot before the world stage. As a result, he gets hurt.

And so it goes today.
he crashed alot his first year with Ulrich, John said he wasn't putting any pressure on him to perform. He puts it on himself.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #125
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he crashed alot his first year with Ulrich, John said he wasn't putting any pressure on him to perform. He puts it on himself.
What? He was sixteen!

Did he crash a lot in AMA Supers?

Nah, this is a new thing.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #126
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Spies holding on the throttle with the left hand until the bitter end.
He wasn't hanging on - on board video shows his hand was caught between the fairing and the bars. He did try to save it right to the bitter end though!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #127
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Just look at where Rossi is, who was probably more concerned with getting it comfortable for race conditions.
Being 2.2 secs off the pace & the very last rider of non-CRT bikes(!) is not making VR comfortable, I can assure you. It is plain and simple bizarre, how he just ainīt getting it together at all the whole weekend, while his team-mate is showing the bike is not that slow.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #128
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I hear Troy Bayliss is available.

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Old 04-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #129
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Rossi is going to get desperate at the start and take some people out. Go Nicky !!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #130
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Being 2.2 secs off the pace & the very last rider of non-CRT bikes(!) is not making VR comfortable, I can assure you. It is plain and simple bizarre, how he just ainīt getting it together at all the whole weekend, while his team-mate is showing the bike is not that slow.
I will bet he rues the day he did not take the pay cut and stick with yamaha. His race craft is intact, i am sure that did not go away, but the ducati will go down in history as a career destroyer.

I bet he has nightmares. No wonder Casey had an upset stomach
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #131
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Rossi seems uncomfortabe (strangley given his lurid slide-fests in the 990 days) steering with the rear wheel, which he says he has to do with the GP12. Nicky includes flat-track in his off season training and generally seems quite adaptable to a loose bike. Perhaps this is part of the difference in lap times?
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #132
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Rossi has never been hurt like he was when he broke his leg. He hasent been the same rider since
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #133
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His race craft is intact, i am sure that did not go away, but the ducati will go down in history as a career destroyer.
May be so, but still does not explain, why heīs over a second behind Nicky. Granted that points will only be available tomorrow, and it might well be an unpredictable race, too........ but he sure looks to have a mountain to climb.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #134
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Rossi has never been hurt like he was when he broke his leg. He hasent been the same rider since
Did you watch his comeback on the yamaha after his recovery? In 2009. The fairing banging race with Lorenzo in japan was epic, and sent jorge off crying to yamaha race management.

I will bet his leg was way less than 100 percent then, and his leg is way better now.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #135
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Spies holding on the throttle with the left hand until the bitter end.
his hand was caught in the fairing,not on the throttle,that crash was eerrily similar to marco's

i see i was beat to it,yeah, you could see his hand clearly tied up

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