MotoGP: Asian Flyaway 1 (Humid Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Maybe you were watching a different pass than I did but it is very obvious that Marquez knew he was there and turned into Pedrosa. I am not naive enough to think he intentionally had plans to crash Dani or anything like that but he forced contact that in no way was necessary.
    You're telling me that you calculate contact into your "safe passes"?
    Granted, it's been a while but if I forced a pass like that in CMRA, CRA or WERA, the guy that I caused to crash would be searching the pits for me to see if it was physically possible to punt my nuts through the top of my head or to see if he could invert my nose with his fist.
    Marc could have easily ran that turn a little wide and not made contact in some valiant effort to force the pass on Dani...and then recovered within half a lap.

    All the evidence is right there in the replay...
    http://youtu.be/M7fZI0Vt2i4
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  2. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    yep, if it was simply a matter of twisting the throttle, then how come only a few are winning? Still take incredible skill to ride these bikes at their limit, and only a handful of riders have that skill, traction control or not, the fast will still be the fast.
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  3. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Wow, just dropped in and read the last page or so... we need some racing to start, and soon! :D
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  4. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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  5. Closed Casket

    Closed Casket Jaded and Faded

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    Holy crap, isn't this the "Asian Flyaway" thread and not the general "MotoGP 2013" thread? Debate all the MM pass antics and 'poor DP' shit elsewhere fer chrissakes.
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  6. scottmoto16

    scottmoto16 Scooter Adventurer

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    Mat Oxley on twitter says,

    "Forecast for all three days at Sepang: thunder, lightning, rain and 30 degrees. Can't wait for my annual sauna"

    That could make it interesting :wink:
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  7. sailor22

    sailor22 Jay Pegg pusher

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    Sounds like a perfect set up for Bridgestone to show up with exactly the wrong tires. If that happens it will only make it more interesting.

    ooops - just realized that's 30C not 30F. Nevermind and carry on gents.
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  8. Mr Head

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  9. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I'm going to say, Race direction gives MM a stern talking too. Slaps the Honda design team with bagel penalty where they are required to provide sliced bagels with fixings to all meetings for a week.
    And none of those stolen harder than a Bridgstone hotel breakfast buffet nasty bits either.

    I predict somebody will hit one of those monster snakes down there. The snake will be penalized and have to start the race from pit lane.

    Martha Stewart will announce she is going to run a Ducati customer team, with Benetton sponsorship. Baby blue and tan plaid. Scones and tea.

    I'm going to vote fro Rossi to get on the top step, followed by Cal in second. The three Spaniards will have all narrowly avoided drowning in the ensuing flood.
    Race direction will call a flag to flag race, and issue waterwings and flippers.
    Stoner will buzz pitlane in a bass boat, towing a barefoot skier.
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  10. zerohype

    zerohype Long timer

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    There is no whinning in MotoGP.
    There is No WHINNING in MotoGP...
    even if DP's small testicles and resolve come into question. Again.
    3 Spainards on the podium and an Italian 4th. Unless a Spainard DNF's.
    Relax Francis. :lol3
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  11. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    If it rains it there may be additional interloping on the podium....
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  12. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    As usual, Krop comes through with the story- MM vs. DP Aragon incident investigation by race direction.

    Minor slap on the wrist. A penalty point? Small enough that it doesn't affect MM if he "behaves" himself until the end of the season but makes a statement.
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  13. Pecha72

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    ..and also Honda stripped of 25 manufacturer points from the win, but instead allowed to keep what the next best Honda of Bautista brought home.
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  14. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Hey, isn't that the same penalty Dani got in 2006 for crashing into HIS teammate at Estoril?

    Oh wait, no it isn't . . .

    :lol3
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  15. erda

    erda Been here awhile

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    The only reason MM keeps running into riders in front of him, is that they're too damn slow:lol3
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  16. zerohype

    zerohype Long timer

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    I just read that and it's hard to believe they are doing that. Appeasing Puig and Pedrosa maybe?
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  17. Zeekster

    Zeekster Been here awhile

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    Hmm...I think DP should of got a penalty point fer being in the way!!!:rofl:eek1:deal
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  18. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    :wink:

    Think we may be witnessing an alien from a more advanced planet :eek1
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  19. Closed Casket

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    We all know DP means double penetration anyway....:lol3
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  20. swimmer

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    With each pre-event press conference I become more of a JLo fan. That was some funny shit.
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