MotoGP:Barthelona (Catalan Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Skowinski

    Skowinski bilaterally symmetrical

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    Wow, for once Marquez is not at the front right from the start of free practices... wonder how long that will last, probably until FP3. :lol2
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  2. Nostop

    Nostop Adventurer

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    Go Bradders:clap would be nice to see tech 3 on the podium with Vale and Pedro :D
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  3. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    The kerbs at this track do not allow him to ride his usual style, but also Lorenzo and Rossi are stepping up. Better brakes and improved downshifting make the Yamaha more competitive with the Honda.

    The tire advantage of the non-factory option bikes is bumping them up the order as usual, but how this plays out in the rain is anybody's guess. :scratch
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  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I suspect in the rain, Marquez usual style will not be a factor. Or rather his need to use that style will be gone.
    Normal service will resume.
    If wet:
    1. Marquez not dragging things, but going faster than anybody else have the balls to attempt. After Bradl, Smith and Pol bin it into the kitty litter pretending to alien status.
    2. Rossi, nearly king in the wet too.
    3. Pedrosa fights with Dovi for the whole race. The rain allowing the mellowed Ducati to keep up with the slow to heal Pedrosa.
    Nicky has a soft get off that launches his doorstop of a bike into and across the gravel, where it skips and jumps the barriers, coming to rest in a dumpster, (That would be the "tip" for those on the far side of the pond). He escapes unhurt, but the master of all that is Honda is embarrassed beyond all mortal understanding, rushes frmo the factory garages in tears, wetting his nappies in the process. Fox News posts the smartphone photo of the bike in the bin. Commenting on the event in extreme error as a NASCAR race in South Carolina.
    By Monday Fox News are claiming their feed was hacked, and are investigating a middle school in Liberal Kansas, an oxymoron if there ever was one...
    Nicky is given his choice of factory bikes from Honda.

    NASCAR official deny any connection to actual racing. Then partially catching their mistake claim the image came from a stolen gixxer one million in the Hamptons.
    None of the above could be verified at this time. Operators are standing by.:huh
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  5. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Cal says this every round, like he never got the memo. :dunno
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  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    There we go.
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  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Finally watching some practice. What's up with Lorenzo's numbers?
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  8. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  9. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Rain starting to spit down in Q1. :evil
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  10. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Crutchlow best of the also-rans but misses out on Q2. He's a tenth and a half quicker than Redding on the proddy Honda. :cry

    Bautista and Iannone through to the final 12.
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  11. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Which will contribute to the likelihood of a fall. Something has to happen to slow this kid.

    Don't wish harm on anybody. Just sayin.
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  12. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Well, sometimes wishing works. :lol3

    Marquez crashes in qualifying, losing the front into turn 1 as he tries to catch Pedrosa and Lorenzo. He's okay.

    Bradl fourth despite running off on his final quick-lap chance. Rossi made a last-ditch leap from 10th up to 5th.

    Then it's Aleix Espargaro and then Dovi.

    Three and a half tenths between Dani on pole and Dovi in seventh. Looks like we might get another good race.

    Oh, and Yoni Hernandez will start on the end of the third row in 9th, having out-qualified Pol Espargaro, Iannone, Bautista (crash) and Crutchlow. On (IIRC) last year's Ducati. :eek1
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  13. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Well, well, well, Petrobot showed up today. MM isn't far off though.
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  14. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    You could since a sigh of relief amongst the competitors knowing MM lost his Alien status for at least one corner this season.

    Glad he walked away.......
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  15. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    1 PEDROSA D. Repsol Honda Team 1:40.985
    2 LORENZO J. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +0.115
    3 MARQUEZ M. Repsol Honda Team +0.150
    4 BRADL S. LCR Honda MotoGP +0.235
    5 ROSSI V. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +0.305
    6 ESPARGARO A. NGM Forward Racing +0.323
    7 DOVIZIOSO A. Ducati Team +0.352
    8 SMITH B. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +0.506
    9 HERNANDEZ Y. Energy T.I. Pramac Racing +0.686
    10 ESPARGARO P. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +0.692
    11 IANNONE A. Pramac Racing +0.766
    12 BAUTISTA A. GO&FUN Honda Gresini +1.039
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  16. azkiwi

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    Pedrosa owns most of the records for this circuit, so he is the man to beat. Protestations notwithstanding, Marquez pitched it trying to keep up. Rossi was lucky to make second row, but is in a good position to fight. Nice effort from Dovi. Cal who?

    The makings of a great dry race, but its going to be slightly wet. Any one of the top 7 could podium.

    <table cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" border="0"><tbody><tr><td class="resultElement">1</td><td class="resultElement">Dani Pedrosa</td><td class="resultElement">Repsol Honda Team</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RC213V</td><td class="resultElement">1:40.985</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">2</td><td class="resultElement">Jorge Lorenzo</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha M1</td><td class="resultElement">1:41.100</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">3</td><td class="resultElement">Marc Marquez</td><td class="resultElement">Repsol Honda Team</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RC213V </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.135</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">4</td><td class="resultElement">Stefan Bradl</td><td class="resultElement">LCR Honda</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RC213V </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.220</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">5</td><td class="resultElement">Valentino Rossi</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha M1 </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.290</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">6</td><td class="resultElement">Aleix Espargaro</td><td class="resultElement">NGM Mobile Forward Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Forward Yamaha </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.308</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">7</td><td class="resultElement">Andrea Dovizioso</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati Team</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati GP14 </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.337</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">8</td><td class="resultElement">Bradley Smith</td><td class="resultElement">Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha M1 </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.491</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">9</td><td class="resultElement">Yonny Hernandez</td><td class="resultElement">Energy Ti Pramac Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.671</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">10</td><td class="resultElement">Pol Espargaro</td><td class="resultElement">Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td class="resultElement">Yamaha M1 </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.677</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">11</td><td class="resultElement">Andrea Iannone</td><td class="resultElement">Pramac Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.751</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">12</td><td class="resultElement">Alvaro Bautista</td><td class="resultElement">Go&Fun Honda Gresini</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RC213V </td><td class="resultElement">1:41.1:42.024</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">13</td><td class="resultElement">Cal Crutchlow</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati Team</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati GP14 </td><td class="resultElement">1:42.578</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">14</td><td class="resultElement">Scott Redding</td><td class="resultElement">Go&Fun Honda Gresini</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RCV1000R</td><td class="resultElement">1:42.730</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">15</td><td class="resultElement">Michel Pirro</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati Team</td><td class="resultElement">Ducati GP14 </td><td class="resultElement">1:42.955</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">16</td><td class="resultElement">Nicky Hayden</td><td class="resultElement">Drive M7 Aspar</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RCV1000R </td><td class="resultElement">1:43.226</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">17</td><td class="resultElement">Colin Edwards</td><td class="resultElement">NGM Mobile Forward Racing</td><td class="resultElement">Forward Yamaha</td><td class="resultElement">1:43.360</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">18</td><td class="resultElement">Karel Abraham</td><td class="resultElement">Cardion AB Motoracing</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RCV1000R </td><td class="resultElement">1:43.530</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">19</td><td class="resultElement">Broc Parkes</td><td class="resultElement">PBM</td><td class="resultElement">PBM </td><td class="resultElement">1:43.564</td></tr><tr><td class="resultElement">20</td><td class="resultElement">Hiroshi Aoyama</td><td class="resultElement">Drive M7 Aspar</td><td class="resultElement">Honda RCV1000R</td><td class="resultElement">1:43.737

    </td></tr></tbody></table>
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  17. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    You wished for a racer to crash?

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  18. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Since Rossi charged from 10th to 3rd at Mugello, that makes seven places he made up.

    From fifth, he should be just fine :clap

    gonna be a great race.
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  19. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    As he was coming up through the field in Mugello, my GF was singing "Anything you can do I can do better" referring to MM in the previous race. :lol3
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  20. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Good to see Pedrosa in the #1 spot but my money is on Marques
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