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Old 03-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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MotoGP: The Big Sandbox (gritty spoilers)

Well, here we are: the 2014 MotoGP opener. Marquez says he's not 100% from his busted leg (not that he necessarily has to be), Jorge Lorenzo is hungry as hell but not happy with the new tire, Valentino Rossi has looked better in testing than he has in years, Dani Pedrosa is still short and the Ducatis will still be battling for Ducatith, albeit maybe somewhat up the finishing order. Looks to be an interesting year. We also have the advent of the "open" class, which, as we have seen, means different things to different manufacturers.

Keep in mind that all practices and the race will be run under the desert moon and adjust your internal racing clock accordingly.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:49 AM   #4
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About freaking time....is it just me or do the off seasons seem to be getting longer every year?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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Still time for a few more rule changes before Thursday.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=yooperbikemike;23722277]Well, here we are: the 2014 MotoGP opener. Dani Pedrosa is still short


Here is to a great season of rule changing!
Er, I mean a great season of racing!
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:46 PM   #7
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Here's hoping for all to have a healthy season. I want this one decided on the track every race.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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Dani Pedrosa is still short


Here is to a great season of rule changing!
You mean Dani could be tall after this year...?
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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ok, so with the time change and the night race, exactly when is this thing gonna be run? (eastern time)
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:51 PM   #10
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ok, so with the time change and the night race, exactly when is this thing gonna be run? (eastern time)

At night.































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Old 03-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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As best I can tell the series is not be telecast on any free US channels. Is that correct?
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #12
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If you have an extra $120 or so laying around a video pass is highly recommended.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #13
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ok, so with the time change and the night race, exactly when is this thing gonna be run? (eastern time)
www.tvracer.com has it live on FS1 on Sunday at 2:30pm - 4:00pm.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #14
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As best I can tell the series is not be telecast on any free US channels. Is that correct?
Yep!
The only way to watch MGP is to pay.
The subscription is really a good deal.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:49 PM   #15
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You mean Dani could be tall after this year...?
That's the next wave of changes - 2017. Spec body dimensions (height, weight, body fat %, cardio levels, etc.) for all racers.
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