MotoGP: Easy, peasy, Portugesey (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, May 3, 2012.

  1. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    An interesting wrap-up here on sportrider.com of Rossi and Hayden's thoughts on Jerez and what it implies for Estoril.

    Not a great deal we didn't know but bits of detail I hadn't seen, such as:

    "Rossi’s Yamahas were set up to pitch forward under heavy braking, while the Ducati likes a set-up that keeps it flat at all times."

    A couple of quotes from Rossi on how he would have to change his style to work with the Duc, but also how when using the less nose-heavy setting borrowed from Hayden the feeling he wanted from the front seemed to be available after all.

    Now when was it Burgess said he told Rossi that he would have to adapt to the Duc, rather than trying to make the Duc into a Yamaha? From memory, before Rossi rode the Duc for the first time.

    More quotes there from Hayden too.

    There is also a piece on Fox Sports quoting Nakamoto on how he would't be interested in Rossi.

    "After he left Honda, he wrote a book and said it is the rider what matters and not the machine.


    "So now is the time for him to prove that."

    Ouch.

    I would love to see Rossi wipe away Nakamoto's smirk with a return to the top. And ever the optimist, I have taken some hope from how good Hayden looked early at Jerez.
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  2. Pecha72

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    Oh, so NOW is the time?? I guess he does not remember, or he does not want to remember 2004.

    No doubt this is a very, very hard and embarrassing time for Rossi, but he already did prove 8 years ago, that it was about the rider more than it was about the bike. Honda didn´t achieve much until 2006 either, and does anyone have any doubt, that Rossi would´ve whooped everyone for several years more, had he decided to simply stay on the RCV?
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  3. Moronic

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    Spies, Hayden and Rossi top the timesheet in FP1 at Estoril.

    Must be pissing down over there. :lol3
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  4. BOOTLACE

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  5. greendude

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  6. Jutta

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  7. Pantah

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    Honda really makes it hard to admire them. No respect for anybody. Rossi won Honda a lot of championships. What pricks those people are.
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  8. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Leave the goat alone. Concentrate!



    He's goin ok at the moment......let's hope whatever it is/was, is gone.
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  9. 20valves

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    or 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010. :lol3
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  10. Pantah

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    I hope that 2nd session is a sign of things to come! Lots of bikes on the same second.
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  11. fdl3

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    I *wish* Ben had chatter problems - never hear a thing from him! :lol3
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  12. chasbo

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    Ben definitely looking better...good form in FP2. He looks like he is really fighting the bike though.
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  13. swimmer

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    Stoner fastest top speed at 204.7mph. Followed by 3 ducatis and then CC and JLo.
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  14. Silver

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    David Emmett &#8207; <s>@</s>motomatters Arm pump is an unknown for Stoner, hasn't ridden bike hard enough to find out. QP should be better. He slept badly, is quite ill.




    Wonder if Honda dudes palms just got sweaty. Last time he was ill he took 3 races off.
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    The only thing making the Honda dudes palms sweaty is thinking that Stoner might retire, and how much they'd have to pay Lorenzo to come take his place.
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    You go sit in the corner and be quiet, ya perv.


    Good to see that, especially in dry FP2. But, oooh boy, is Crutchlow ever breathing down his neck. :lol3
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  18. RaY YreKa

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    Btw, if you guys in north america can tap British Eurosport, it's BSB, WBSK and MotoGP all day on Sunday.
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  19. advNZer?

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    Estoril, Friday, May 04, 2012
    Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
    1 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.396
    2 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'38.717 0.321 / 0.321
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'38.742 0.346 / 0.025
    4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.797 0.401 / 0.055
    5 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'38.930 0.534 / 0.133
    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'38.959 0.563 / 0.029
    7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.029 0.633 / 0.070
    8 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1'39.193 0.797 / 0.164
    9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.357 0.961 / 0.164
    10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.615 1.219 / 0.258
    11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1'40.207 1.811 / 0.592
    12 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'40.898 2.502 / 0.691
    13 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'41.088 2.692 / 0.190
    14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'41.634 3.238 / 0.546
    15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 1'41.638 3.242 / 0.004
    16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 1'41.973 3.577 / 0.335
    17 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1'42.252 3.856 / 0.279
    18 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 1'42.587 4.191 / 0.335
    19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 1'42.804 4.408 / 0.217
    20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 1'42.984 4.588 / 0.180
    21 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1'43.665 5.269 / 0.681
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    Fastest Lap: Lap: 13 Casey STONER 1'38.396 153.0 Km/h
    Circuit Record Lap: 2009 Dani PEDROSA 1'36.937 155.3 Km/h
    Best Lap: 2008 Jorge LORENZO 1'35.715 157.3 Km/h
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  20. bikerfish

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    now we''re talking! spies is up where he should be. hope he stays there! now nicky and rossi need to find the throttle!
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