MotoGP: Asian Flyaway 1 (Humid Spoilers)

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

  1. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    And it would have stayed under the radar had someone not asked for clarification. I thought his first comment about it being too much was curious, but didn't think about it much; but when he started talking about awarding a championship point to Marquez for risky riding (and the way Marquez was smiling nervously next to him), that was good stuff.
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  2. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I don't ever plan contact and I don't think MM did either. He got in too hot, go tpinched between DP and the curb, then inadvertently barley touched DP's swing arm with his clutch lever guard (most likely). I don't think he was planning contact, just trying to stay on the track. If DP would have turned in a split second earlier, there would have been no contact. My point was while trying to set up a pass it is not uncommon to get in too hot and run up beside somebody.

    First, that wasn't a "forced pass", it was a "got in too hot". And second, if you did the same thing at a club race, no one would know because that light touch wouldn't have done anything, much less cause a crash. The only reason it caused a crash here was TC, the poorly protected wire, and the poorly programmed system.
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  3. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Case closed.

    Next!
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  4. mdubya

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    Apparently not in Kangaroo Court. :D
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  5. mdubya

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    A dry and fairly uneventful FP1

    Po. Name BikeGap First
    1PEDROSA D.Honda2:01.229
    2MARQUEZ M.Honda+0.367
    3LORENZO J.Yamaha+0.394
    4BAUTISTA A.Honda+0.648
    5ROSSI V.Yamaha+0.810
    6CRUTCHLOW C.Yamaha+1.141
    7BRADL S.Honda+1.192
    8HAYDEN N.Ducati+1.403
    9SMITH B.Yamaha+1.496
    10DOVIZIOSO A.Ducati+1.810
    11EDWARDS C.FTR Kawasaki+2.345
    12IANNONE A.Ducati+2.367
    13ESPARGARO A.ART+2.544
    14AOYAMA H.FTR+3.044
    15BARBERA H.FTR+3.196
    16CORTI C.FTR Kawasaki+3.474
    17HERNANDEZ Y.Ducati+3.556
    18DE PUNIET R.ART+3.673
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  6. HoneyBunz

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    MM forced Hayden wide, but he waved an apology. I guess that's his interpretation of what race direction was looking for when they warned him to be more careful. :lol3
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  7. scottmoto16

    scottmoto16 Scooter Adventurer

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    Now starting to rain for the Moto2 guys.
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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    The footage of MM in super slow motion were great. I think right now, nobody has a hope in hell come race day against this kid.
    I figure when the front boys can carry the front wheel askew, at will they are on it. MM is on it.. Don't care who's at the top, come Sunday afternoon MM is the man to beat.
    Pedrosa may be going good now, but, MM is going to be banging the nails come FP2.
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  9. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    DP is pissed !!
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  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    About what?
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  11. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    No more Mr. Nice Guy from DP. He wants to stuff Marquez in the race.
    Nervous times at Repsol Honda.
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  12. Pecha72

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    About a truly idiotic technical design taking away his title hopes... and to top it all off, the whole chain of events, that made engineers look very silly, was triggered by his teammate, with whom he´s not best buddies.

    Yep, DP is in win it or bin it-mode.
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  13. Pecha72

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    FP2: Pedro is half a second quicker than MM in 2nd spot, and the only rider to do a sub 2.01 lap. He means business.
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  14. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Yeah. That role didn't suit him very well, anyway...:evil
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  15. mdubya

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    Slow mo shots at T3, elbow down with the back lit up and stepped out! :eek1:eek1:eek1

    New rear wheel speed sensor protection

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  16. mamm

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    Here's the real one:
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    Apart from that, maybe some heads rolled in the software dept. and they finally coded a failsafe for when a sensor stops sending data?
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  17. Pecha72

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    Yep I noticed they had some real funny way to say "when the sensor quit, the engine went straight to Launch into Orbit-mode!"

    The best way for DP to say 'Up yours' to HRC is to win every race left, rest assured he's gonna give it all he's got.
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  18. mdubya

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  19. scorpion

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  20. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Would be nice to see him take it, especially with recent circumstances.
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