MotoGP:Gran Premio bwin de España (Jereth Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Frostback

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    Listen, I am not saying I didn't enjoy the battle for second. I am just saying that the contrast of styles was quite evident. JL has a Stoner-like consistency that is impressive. I will chalk MM's dashing about to end of race tires and a willingness to take chances, and yes, he was wobbling like crazy with his charging JL's rear as he tried to set something up on the last two laps- great stuff. The. bump could have put them both on the ground however and then he would have looked like a desperate goat.

    Someone earlier drew the comparison of MM to Super Sic's riding style and that was very insightful. I think his young and immortal sense of self is letting him do stuff that Rossi, though capable of, may have outgrown the willingness to try.

    Moto GP needed this. I also think that DP has been taking some coaching on dealing with the media. He is getting better.

    Lee
  2. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    Even though the Jerez incidents were almost identical, it seems like Marquez has a more spotted history. He's more like Simoncelli than Rossi in that respect.
  3. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    Hilarious that just as Pedro got some coaching on how not to appear to be the dour brooding sourpuss that he really is, his teammate is the one the media really want to interview.:freaky
  4. chasbo

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    I can't disagree with that, just pointing out that the kid isn't that much different than Valentino. FWIW, I love both their riding styles as well as that of Jorge and Dani. Different ways around the track and great to watch.
  5. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    I thought I wouldn't miss Stoner, but I was wrong.
    Today I realized I will never get to see Marquez use Casey as a berm, nor
    will I hear Casey's post race retort. :cry
  6. BKFoster

    BKFoster Been here awhile

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    JLo doesn't have an issue with MM. He thinks Marquez is number one.

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  7. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Marquez nearly clipped JLo´s back wheel I think 3 times in a row braking for the same corner(?) ...And that last-corner pass was just about as legal/illegal as the famous Rossi/Gibernau clash in the same place. But fact is, it worked. And it put MM on top of the championship at this point.

    Even JLo admitted in the interview (once he´d cooled down a bit), that he had let the door open just a tiny bit. He should have known, that MM won´t need a second invitation. Maybe he thought MM was not close enough to try.

    But you take Marquez out of this race, and what´s left? ...ok you still have CC and Bautista fighting for 5th position a bit. Other than that, pretty much a boring procession, especially up front.

    Very interesting to see, how Dani and JLo adjust to this new situation, where unless you are certain you can break away from Marquez, you´ll need to be prepared to take your gloves off (and the same goes actually, IF Rossi proves he still has the speed to keep up with these guys)!

    Wilco Zeelenberg:
    "Dani and Jorge would never have tried to pull such a stunt, they don’t use their opponents as berms to try to make the corner, and that’s a bit what happened here."
    "We keep talking about mistakes, and they are mistakes by Marc, errors of judgment, but so far, he has got away with it."

    ^^^ This guy is naturally biased. While I agree it was a risky move, if any one of these guys was 3rd into the very last corner, and they´re close enough and see the 2nd place guy leave a tiny opening, they should go for it, or they´re not real racers. JLo is the one, who made the real mistake, by assuming there will be no passing attempt.
  8. Moronic

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    Thought someone might say that. You're right.

    A retort to Schwantz, then. Something to make him wonder whether maybe he will end up apologising. That was a very fine ride.
  9. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    so is anyone really surprised.I think MM did exactly what we all expected him to do,and wobbling and sliding around is part of riding these bikes when the run out of grip.MM showed a realglimpse of what it takes to win.Its one thing to follow another rider but quite another to overtake.MM shows that he is one of few .I have said before that i hope it doesnt end in tears but.....

    it begins

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  10. aspad

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    Somethings change. Casey has left the building.
    Somethings stay the same. You're still the same ignorant and classless pillock as before!
  11. mulgathumper

    mulgathumper Been here awhile

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    Aspad, please don't "quote" this clown. Me and probably many others have him on our "ignore" list. When you "quote" him, we get to view the crap he writes.:puke1
  12. Turder

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  13. PeterW

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    Don't see a problem here, MM was in front of jLo when the contact happened, which makes it jLo's fault. If he'd been punted from behind, different story, but a legal pass, jLo screwed up to let it happen.

    As for the earlier stuff, it's a lot easier to be neat and tidy if you are the one in front, behind, not so easy. Anyone really want a race where you may as well just run one lap ?

    Pete
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    It's called RACING! And may it continue. :clap
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    Lorenzo said he should have closed the door, or not let it open in the first place.

    Should be a great race in Le Mans.:clap
  17. RhinoVonHawkrider

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    ^^^^

    What he said

    I just watched it on the DVR - All I could think of was Vale/Sete. Sete was never the same after that.


    MM is making the season fun. Too bad SBK isn't on most US tv now - have to find it on the www to get it.

    But back to GP

    Crutchlow getting ahead of Alvaro was the only close stuff other than JLo & MM. Nicky beating Dovi is good for him.

    And I hate to say this, but I'm rooting for Vale & Yami to find him some more power / grip to get with the Repsol midgets.

    I'm sure Dani is stoked to win @ Jerez, cause if MM won, he would have taken over the crown of midget porn in Espana. :D
  18. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    beIN Sport carries the world feed, all 5+ hours of it uninterrupted by commercials. It's awesome. To bad Speed can't do something similar with MotoGP.
  19. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    One might have expected him to have learned that lesson after Rossi mugged him at Catalunya in '09. He thought he had Marquez beat. He didn't.
  20. yooperbikemike

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