MotoGP: Down Under (Spoilers, Mite!)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Stoner did a 1:29, all other laps in the 1:30's.

    Pedrosa did a single lap in the very high 1:30's

    Everyone else in the 1:31's!

    :eek1

    Thanks for the reports form the scene! :clap
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  2. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I've been fighting with this over the last 2 days too. In the end I used the iPhone app on my pad and it works great. I'm waiting for a reply fromPB help line to see why the iPad app doesn't work or at least a how to. I'll let ya know when I get the answer.
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  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Yeah but remember this is Australia where everything is upside down :lol3
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  4. Tar snakes

    Tar snakes Been here awhile

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  5. MODNROD

    MODNROD Wheat and Sheep

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    It just looks that way coz all you blokes up there are standing around on your heads.
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  6. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    That's not the way it's going to be.
    Stoner, way way ahead
    Pedrosa
    Lorenzo.
    This is Stoner's last race at PI and he'll make it a winner.:deal
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  7. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Looks like from FP1 that the front half of the Moto2 group would be mixing it up with about the back third or so (14th and back) of the MotoGP group. Doesn't say much for the CRT bikes eh.
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  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    he is blitzing them,Dani has some issues??

    1 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 334.1 1'29.665
    2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 332.4 1'30.684 1.019 / 1.019
    3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 334.4 1'30.981 1.316 / 0.297
    4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 335.0 1'31.197 1.532 / 0.216
    5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 332.9 1'31.438 1.773 / 0.241
    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 333.5 1'31.635 1.970 / 0.197
    7 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 320.2 1'31.651 1.986 / 0.016
    8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 337.7 1'31.821 2.156 / 0.170
    9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 335.3 1'32.058 2.393 / 0.237
    10 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 338.0 1'32.081 2.416 / 0.023
    11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 318.9 1'32.141 2.476 / 0.060
    12 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 332.2 1'32.366 2.701 / 0.225
    13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 330.8 1'33.185 3.520 / 0.819
    14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 310.2 1'33.586 3.921 / 0.401
    15 84 Roberto ROLFO ITA Speed Master ART 313.5 1'33.911 4.246 / 0.325
    16 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 316.6 1'34.108 4.443 / 0.197
    17 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 313.2 1'34.183 4.518 / 0.075
    18 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 316.9 1'34.303 4.638 / 0.120
    19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 313.6 1'34.407 4.742 / 0.104
    43 Kris McLAREN AUS Avintia Blusens BQR 306.0 1'36.251 6.586 / 1.844
    Weather Conditions:
    | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 13º| Humidity: 58%| Ground: 23º
    Records:
    Fastest Lap: Lap: 15 Casey STONER 1'29.665 178.6 Km/h
    Circuit Record Lap: 2008 Nicky HAYDEN 1'30.059 177.8 Km/h
    Best Lap: 2008 Casey STONER 1'28.665 180.6 Km/h
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  9. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Looks like Stoner just has to turn up, wonder what he's planned to do with the winnings? Their talking a two minute lead at the end of the race, has he dedicated the win to anybody yet? :evil On a not so cynical note he did look pretty good in practice with the slides.
    There is still this afternoons quailifing and a looooong race in the morrow, Would be good to see him go out with a win and be gracious about it.
    With all the talk about the inevitable win I recall a saying something about counting chicken eggs in a bush is worth more before the winners check is spent after all your chickens come home to roost...................or something like that. :D
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  10. MODNROD

    MODNROD Wheat and Sheep

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    If Casey doesn't have any issues come race day, then no amount of sacrificing virgins or aligning planets would seem to help the rest of the field.

    But the race hasn't been won yet.......
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  11. mdubya

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    ART CRT bike is now as good as, or better than, the factory Ducatis? :lurk

    Keep in mind that Hayden and Rossi are both aces around PI. Hayden still holds the track record.
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  12. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Stoner lands on his feet after a highside, back in the pits 5 minutes later, and out on No2 in less than 10 minutes. Qualifying stopped for rain with 2 minutes to go, but I doubt if anyone could've got anywhere near Stoner.
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  13. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    It can use more fuel in the race, but then horsepower obviously is not the problem for Ducati.

    You do make a very interesting point.

    Sure, it is almost a factory Aprilia, but even so ...
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  14. DC2wheels

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    Couldn't resist.....perfect lead in.....

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  15. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee

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    Could someone please post a Stoner P.I. sliding pic.:super
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  16. Pecha72

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    That is amazing. I wonder how many people actually believe, that they are able to turn it around next year? They just seem to be getting nowhere with the whole project, even with Rossi&Burgess, so how are they gonna do better without. Ok, so maybe some new magic rider is suddenly gonna appear, and he´ll be as good as Stoner was on the Duc... I would not hold my breath.
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  17. dirt_bloke

    dirt_bloke Triumph Tiger. Because Resistance is Useless.

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    Busy day. Nothing to report that you don't already know. Got to have a look over the Paul Bird CRT bike, cool guys on the team, let us take lots of photos, post them after i get home. The local Moto3 wildcard; Linc Gilding (75) is going well for a home grown effort running a modified 125 frame, team have a big thank you to David from motomatters, photos later.

    The Ducatis were working better today, but have gone from complete crap to just plain crap. As David says about the handling problems being know, to watching and hearing the bike perform so badly around such a critical part of the track and how the riders have to compensate for the instability is a head scratcher.
    Hector is a crack up as he cruises around waiting for a tow! I didn't mention what a piece of shit Colins bike was on Friday. However, they must of exercised some demons out it with voodoo dolls, as it performed much better today.

    Other stuff; Boot hasn't posted because he been drunk/cannot get his ipad to work/couldn't be bothered! The main camp is a seething cess pool of drunken party animals, we're having a good time there each night. If you're not here, you're missing out on a top event...

    Anyway, shower time, a few quiet beers then bed.... Big day tomorrow.

    Pete
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  18. Aquatic

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    RDP qualified 7th. Ahead of ALL the Ducks and 1 honda!
    The best CRT qualifying result to date.
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  19. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    All I did was answer a few questions for them. Happy to help. Linc is having problems with the spec ECU they use in Moto3, bit of a struggle to get it right, apparently. Good luck to him tomorrow.
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  20. 5th-Elefant

    5th-Elefant Long timer

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    Any news on Mick Doohan's lap times?
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