MotoGP: Der Sausagering (Ach du lieber, spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Pedrosa was an injury away from at least one motogp championship. Doesn't change the fact that he hasn't won one but he's got the wins and consistency to prove the caliber of rider he is and you can be sure the guys lining up next to him on the grid aren't thinking he's 2nd rate because he hasn't won a championship and nearly all of them can only wish they had the career he's had.

    Beyond all that the guy seems to be pretty decent dude. Just low key and is not out trying to be an attention whore or blaming others or making excuses when shit doesn't go right for him. You don't see people here posting shit about him the way the do about Stoner, CC or, JLo.
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  2. Skowinski

    Skowinski bilaterally symmetrical

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    I'd settle for a pay cut to $1M Euros a year! :lol3

    Seriously, I would, but seriously, Lorenzo is far from done and going downhill. I think he is in some sort of slump now, but I expect him at the pointy end of the races again.
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  3. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    A terrible spot, clearly. :rolleyes
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  4. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I wasn't taking a shot at Pedroza, just stating what I truly think his place in history will be. Nicky will never again be a factor in a MotoGP race, unfortunately. Starting to wonder if any American ever will...
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  5. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

    I dunno what you're hoping for with the kiddy insults of Pedrosa -- that he'll read this forum and get his feelings hurt? The only thing that's happening is you sucking the air out of the virtual room.
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Pretty good move, eh? :wink:
    How many other guys can make that claim?
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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  8. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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  9. tinhead

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    Does anybody recall that Nicky and Pedro were teammates in 2006? Equal machinery, who took the crown that year? :deal

    I'd bet any rider on the grid would prefer a MotoGP World Championship instead of 'leading' some back pages stat sheet like race wins, laps led, poles won, passes made, number of tires used, sets of leathers worn, number of gloves thrown into the crowd, etc.
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  10. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    Anybody else? We got a hungry 'un.
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  11. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    Ah yes, trips down memory lane to '06. Gotta love it. Anyway now that the factory seats are settled, I hope that Bradl can retain his seat at LCR. Surely I would think Tito will be making the step up into GP, anyone else rumored to be? And my obligatory prediction

    DP
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  12. swimmer

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    Do you recall that Pedrosa beat Hayden in his very first motogp race on that same bike? Or that Pedrosa also won two races that year? I'm a huge Hayden fan but the only reason he won that championship is the same reason Pedrosa has never won one, because of an injury. That's part of racing but there is no question who the more talented rider is.
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  13. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Dani has won more Gp world championships than Nicky.
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  14. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Could be said every year.

    Point moot.
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  15. zerohype

    zerohype Been here awhile

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    Good point. Those were world championships too (125 and 250), right? Nicky won a AMA championship on, by far, the best bike in superbike racing that year. Edwards won the WSBK (as it was known then) and to me, is the better rider.
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  16. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    If you think that at any point in 2006 Hayden and Pedrosa were on the same bike, you are very naive.
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  17. Moronic

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    Sure. But it is not obvious that next year's Duc will ride like this one.

    In fact, the whole point of the redesign is that it doesn't.

    And the year after, it will be on Michelins.

    Anyway, I prob should hav put this in the full-season thread.

    It will be very interesting to see how Lorenzo goes this weekend. I am pretty sure he's been quick here in the past, even if not a winner. (Can't clear my head of puns about him bouncing back. :fpalm) I would love to see him up at the pointy end, and rubber side down all the way.
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  18. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    All true, for the most part. The point of the redesign is to make sure the Duc does not ride the same. I just don't see it happening.

    Uhhh, how many years to get this right?
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  19. dsilver1007

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    Im interested to hear more on this
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  20. Pecha72

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    It has been the same story every year after ca.2008: NEXT YEAR, we will have a FULLY NEW bike. Believe it only when I see it! They just lost the plot gradually after Stoners championship winning year, while at the same time Honda and Yamaha solved the problems they had at the beginning of the 800 era. Lorenzo may not have too many good choices outside Yamaha, but he´ll be crazy, if he does not take Crutchlow´s downward spiral as a very serious warning.
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