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  1. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Who can stop MM?

    This guy really likes the bike to slide around. :eek1
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  2. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  3. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    My observation is that MM is very precise. Like Stoner, he knows the line he wants through a string of turns, and he hits his marks perfectly. Sometimes that means he moves the back end around to tighten a radius, but I don't think it means he is sliding the motorcycle. His front wheel is exactly where he wants it I think.
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  4. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I would say most, if not all, racers at that level hit their marks within fractions of an inch. MM seems very comfortable with the bike moving around for sure. Finesse is not a word that comes to mind when watching him ride, but nobody goes that fast without employing some level of finesse. Both Pedrosa and Lorenzo can produce lap after lap within fractions of a second. That's precision and hitting your marks. What makes MM faster than the others? :dunno He does seem to be able to chose a different line to make a pass and maintain the same or a faster speed. Seems to me Pedrodsa had a problem with that his first couple years. If he didn't break out and run away with the race he'd get 'stuck' behind another rider.

    MM is fun to watch for sure. He doesn't really remind me of Stoner much except the winning.
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  5. mdubya

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    Bikes are on track, and very Yamaha friendly track, at that.

    Racing should be good. Silly season should be interesting, too. :deal

    MM
    JL
    DP

    in the top 3.

    Hoping for NH69 to be top Ducati, but Dovi is looking strong and probably has something to prove.

    Look for CEII inside the top 15.
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  6. mdubya

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    Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
    1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 309.1 1'56.698
    2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 312.9 1'57.041 0.343 / 0.343
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 307.6 1'57.058 0.360 / 0.017
    4 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 313.9 1'57.120 0.422 / 0.062
    5 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 308.6 1'57.243 0.545 / 0.123
    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 310.9 1'57.610 0.912 / 0.367
    7 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 311.5 1'57.694 0.996 / 0.084
    8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 308.3 1'57.930 1.232 / 0.236
    9 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 309.1 1'57.947 1.249 / 0.017
    10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 308.3 1'58.030 1.332 / 0.083
    11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 304.7 1'58.725 2.027 / 0.695
    12 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 302.2 1'59.019 2.321 / 0.294
    13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 293.7 1'59.092 2.394 / 0.073
    14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 297.9 1'59.178 2.480 / 0.086
    15 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 295.9 1'59.416 2.718 / 0.238
    16 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 296.0 1'59.531 2.833 / 0.115
    17 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 292.9 2'00.293 3.595 / 0.762
    18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 292.1 2'00.307 3.609 / 0.014
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 295.2 2'00.316 3.618 / 0.009
    20 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 294.2 2'01.213 4.515 / 0.897
    21 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 290.4 2'01.331 4.633 / 0.118
    22 45 Martin BAUER AUT Remus Racing Team S&B Suter 283.0 2'01.441 4.743 / 0.110
    23 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 296.3 2'01.489 4.791 / 0.048
    24 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 292.6 2'02.112 5.414 / 0.623
    25 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 290.4 2'04.091 7.393 / 1.979
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  7. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I'm gonna go with Jorge, but I really want Cal to get a win dammit!!
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  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    note the wheels are of the deck
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  9. mdubya

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    That is fuggin' awesome! :bow:bow:bow
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  10. mdubya

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    I would bet on another good battle between Cal and Vale for 2nd best Yamaha.
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  11. Pantah

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    I'll go with a Yamaha sweep of the podium. Cal gets his first win. :1drink
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  12. mdubya

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    That would be quite interesting.
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  13. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    It would be really great to see CC go on a tear for the rest of the season, just to show Yamaha that they should have done a factory support bike out of Tech3 for him next year.

    Underdog- go get 'em. :D
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  14. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    After how close these three were at Indy, and how close they are now, they need to get a room! :lol3
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  15. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    There's a funny story going on about Colin Edwards's baseball bat. Let's just say that tonight he woke up on his motorhome and almost found a way to try it. :D
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  16. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  17. mdubya

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    Cool photo of Bradl

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  18. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Forgive me on my ignorance but who is the rider on the far right, riders left?
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  19. mdubya

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    Looks like Luis Salom, Moto 3 Championship leader.
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  20. mdubya

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    FP2, Smith pulls clear of the Ducs, Dovi pips Hayden right at the end of the session.

    Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
    1 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 311.6 1'56.500
    2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 308.4 1'56.538 0.038 / 0.038
    3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 314.6 1'56.600 0.100 / 0.062
    4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 309.4 1'56.726 0.226 / 0.126
    5 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 312.5 1'56.733 0.233 / 0.007
    6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 308.0 1'56.800 0.300 / 0.067
    7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 308.4 1'57.351 0.851 / 0.551
    8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 309.1 1'57.401 0.901 / 0.050
    9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 306.2 1'57.754 1.254 / 0.353
    10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 308.3 1'57.896 1.396 / 0.142
    11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 304.9 1'58.039 1.539 / 0.143
    12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 295.1 1'58.217 1.717 / 0.178
    13 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 306.4 1'58.958 2.458 / 0.741
    14 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 297.0 1'59.235 2.735 / 0.277
    15 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 292.2 1'59.288 2.788 / 0.053
    16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 295.7 1'59.390 2.890 / 0.102
    17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 289.1 1'59.539 3.039 / 0.149
    18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 294.3 1'59.613 3.113 / 0.074
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 293.4 1'59.719 3.219 / 0.106
    20 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 289.9 1'59.799 3.299 / 0.080
    21 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 296.1 2'00.338 3.838 / 0.539
    22 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 296.6 2'00.413 3.913 / 0.075
    23 45 Martin BAUER AUT Remus Racing Team S&B Suter 281.9 2'00.730 4.230 / 0.317
    24 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 289.3 2'01.549 5.049 / 0.819
    25 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 291.1 2'01.746 5.246 / 0.197
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