MotoGP:Gran Premio bwin de España (Jereth Spoilers)

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  1. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I think it is pretty damn impressive of Barbera and Espargaro sticking themselves firmly into the top 10.
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  2. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Crutchlow says he is riding this year's engine in the chassis the factory team were using at Aragon last year, which is 2 or 3 iterations behind (minor changes in stiffness). Biggest difference are the electronics, which are controlled by a factory engineer anyhow. For all satellite teams, only the factory engineer controls the electronics.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    With Dovi out of his way, Crutchlow really seems to have stepped it up this year.
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  4. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    yep, CC tops FP3 and combined practice timesheets. Top 4 (incl. DP, JLo, VR) are within 0.13 secs!

    but hey, look at Dovi, though half a second from the top (well, that's actually pretty damn good on that Italian Harley!) - he beat Marquez for 5th!
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  5. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    ... with a tow from Rossi. Same as Iannone and Barbera.
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  6. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Pretty sure each rider selects the position and angle of all his controls. These aren't street bikes.
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  7. Jim Moore

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    I think he's saying street bikes should have wider, flatter bars. His rant was a little hard to follow.
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  8. Jim Moore

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    Q2

    1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 288.2 1'38.673
    2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 290.8 1'38.920 0.247 / 0.247
    3 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 290.9 1'38.971 0.298 / 0.051
    4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 287.0 1'39.262 0.589 / 0.291
    5 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 287.1 1'39.300 0.627 / 0.038
    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 290.6 1'39.509 0.836 / 0.209
    7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 285.8 1'39.654 0.981 / 0.145
    8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 290.5 1'39.847 1.174 / 0.193
    9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 286.4 1'39.848 1.175 / 0.001
    10 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 280.0 1'39.980 1.307 / 0.132
    11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 285.2 1'40.087 1.414 / 0.107
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  9. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    One of Nicky's complaints at Honda was they wouldn't let him adjust the controls the way he wanted. So maybe you get to select the position and angle within certain parameters depending on what the team thinks is best for you. :dunno
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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Nicky, bum wrist and all, into 7th in Q2. Ahead of all the other Duck riders and the rest.

    O.K. 7th may not figure in the podium, but , considering the negatives , it's still impressive.
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  11. Skowinski

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    I seem to recall hearing something like that also... but it's really difficult to understand why a team/manufacturer would not allow a rider to set the bike up as needed as far as control position goes. How could anyone but the rider possibly know what positions are best?

    And Hayden in 7th qualifying and only ~1 second behind pole with that hand on that bike, that's really pushing to make it happen. Respect, that guy works hard.
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  12. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    At the time Nicky was riding for Honda their attitude was that the bike mattered more than the rider. It was one of the reasons that Rossi went to Yamaha back then.

    Nick has always had a good work ethic. He knows what it's like to wash cars all day at Earls. :D
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  13. bobzilla

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    or pick melons :rofl
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  14. swimmer

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    Correct. You understood so it couldn't have been too vague.
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  15. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    FWIW, NH in the post qp interview said the team found out he had a cracked front wheel in in Qatar and Austin that he used during the first part of those qp2 sessions which did not allow him to follow his planned q2 routine.
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  16. sailor22

    sailor22 Jay Pegg pusher

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    Did anyone else think Marq's crash had a lot in common with Simo's?
    Both seemed to be low sides where the rider never abandoned the bike. Marq's bike eventually lost traction at the rear and spun out while Simo's got traction and shot him back across the track.
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  17. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Most, if not all of the crashes were 'lost the front' comments from the riders. 99 mentioned problems too.

    Race tire selections are gonna be interesting.

    All agreed that a hot Jerez is greasy, so if temps are the same tomorrow, it might be a race of attrition more than anything. Bummer. Brought to you by Bridgestone.
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  18. Silver

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    I would LOVE to see Nicky back on something competitive. Looking at that hand and riding what he is riding. Bro is true grit for sure. Hell even a tech 3 ride would be awesome seeing as how they're at least capable of getting up there.
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  19. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Scary as hell crash at the start of the Red Bull Rookies Cup race. Bikes touched and one veered off hard left into a steel wall at pit out. A few on Titter says rider OK. But wow was that a scary crash.

    From Hayden's twitter
    Nicky Hayden &#8207;<s>@</s>NickyHayden <small class="time"> 54m </small> Happy to hear the kid from the rookies cup crash was not injured worse, that crash made me sick at my stomach.... <s>#</s>brothers
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  20. mdubya

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    See Ben Spies last season.

    The issue with the handlebar position was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for Hayden at Honda.

    :eek1 That is messed up!

    That isn't going to happen, unfortunately. Nicky better hope the Duc improves and he puts on a show with it.

    Crutchlow made kind of an interesting jab at Nicky regarding his own prospects to go to Ducati; he said Nicky was willing to do just about anything to stay at Ducati, including a very rigorous appearance schedule which very few other riders would be willing to agree to.