MotoGP '13 Qatar- Desert in the dark (spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by DC2wheels, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Nicky, remember how the Ducati loudener handle only goes to 10?
    The Yamaha handle, I am happy to say, still goes to 11!!
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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Very interesting FP1. :lurk
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  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 56.685s
    2. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 56.743s
    3. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 56.756s
    4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 57.276s
    5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 57.538s
    6. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 57.601s
    7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 57.670s
    8. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 57.749s
    9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 57.843s
    10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 57.926s
    11. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 58.369s
    12. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 58.559s
    13. Ben Spies USA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 58.575s
    14. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 59.608s
    15. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 59.633s
    16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 59.758s
    17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 0.341s
    18. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 2m 0.426s
    19. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 0.563s
    20. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 1.227s
    21. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 1.438s
    22. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT)* 2m 1.942s
    23. Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 2.079s
    24. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 2m 2.135s
    * Standard ECU.
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  4. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    The top 4 are what I expected, though the order could and probably will change back and forth. Nice to see Dovi in 5th!
    Edit, pedrosa must have been stuck in 1st gear! Didnt even notice him down in 8th! He'll be up there I'm sure.
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  5. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    It was soooo good to finally see some Moto GP action.

    I'm really surprised to see Dovi in 5th and Aleix Espargaro on CRT bike in 9th. Great job. The amount of people running off in turn 1 was crazy. It seems like some riders did it few times. I'm also relieved to see Rossi on the sharp end.
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  6. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Espargaro on a CRT less than 1.2 sec to the front!

    Yeah I know this is just FP1, but he might out qualify 3 Ducs
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  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Dirty track and still 1 sec off lap record pace and even further off qualifying pace. Still, very interesting results.

    Things will be heating up.
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  8. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Jorge put in some multiple lap runs all around the low :57, high :56. The metronome looks up to it this year.

    JC
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  9. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Bugger,where's that voodoo doll and a set of long needles? :evil
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  10. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Deploy a Bautista?
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  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Your guy was pretty consistent too. :thumb
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  12. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    Rossi is back!!!

    Pedrosa isn't

    Cal is a podium contender

    I hope Spies and Hayden do better by race day.
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  13. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    :rofl
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  14. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    I could take over! :1drink
    Pedro seems to have the talent for not translating his mad skills into championships. The only thing getting old is Pedro himself, thrashing since 2006 (which I'll never forget :puke1 ) while his huge character faults keep the golden ring just out of his reach.

    Race prediction-
    MM pulls a Biaggi and wins his maiden outing.
    9 finger (GF's nickname for JLo)
    Bautista
    Rossi
    Crutchlow
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  15. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Marquez looked a little out of control during a period when the camera was on him. Not sure if he rides like that all the time. Bike was sliding a lot at both ends. Maybe he was just looking for the edge.
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  16. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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  17. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    wow, hard to believe that people are still upset over that incident in 2006. :huh

    I am not going to make any predictions until after the next practice session, but I would imagine that a factory Honda, or two, will be on the podium come race day.
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  18. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    What gets lost in that story is that was a great race, and I'd encourage people with MotoGP subscriptions to view it, or view it again.
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  19. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    I'm not still upset about it, but I haven't forgotten it either. Pedrosa earned his way out of the doghouse every time he beat Stoner, especially 2012 Sachsenring. I'm now neutral toward Dani.:lol3

    DP and CS had a mutual admiration thing that DP won't likely have with MM.
    He could get stupid again if provoked by MM, but that remains to be seen.
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  20. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Maybe I am sounding like a broken record but it's funny that Hayden himself has let all that stuff go but "fans" can't seem to get over it.

    Back the present. Took all of 3 minutes into the practice session for me to be completely over hearing anything coming from Nick and Gavin. Can't wait til the race to try out the commentator volume reduction option.

    MM didn't seem all the far from crashing at the end of the session. He also had some pretty serious wheelies going on.
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