MotoGP: Italy (spoilers al dente)

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  1. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    my prediction:

    Marquez continually stuffs everyone in the corners, bouncing them out.

    Marquez
    Dovi
    Collin Edwards

    Everyone else is DNF
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  2. mdubya

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  3. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    I wonder whether Marquez lost an engine there.
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  4. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Spoke to Spies. Said his shoulder is weaker than he thought. Hoped it would be stronger, but because it's his right shoulder, he can't control throttle and brake at the same time. He's not sure he'll be able to race. Really needs another 2 months to recover fully, but wants to get back to work.
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  5. swimmer

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    Disappointing but not surprising I guess. Pretty hard to simulate the forces that go though your body while braking (repetitively) on a motogp bike.
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  6. Kropotkin

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    He said that it's actually not braking, but the changes of direction which are killing him. He doesn't have the strength to brake, flick the bike from one side to the other, and feed in the throttle. That fine control is difficult to combine with the physical force required.
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  7. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    It seems that this may be a lost year for Spies, the first of two contracted with Ducati.

    I'd rather see him sit out until healthy, fit and competitive. He's not doing himself or Ducati any good now, trying to ride yet incapable of really riding a MotoGP bike.
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  8. Parx400

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    I still have hope for Ben. Maybe he should take the year off and just test the lab bike from time to time.
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  9. Skowinski

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    Seems like Spies bad luck continues.

    Rossi in FP2, nipping at Lorenzo's heels, good to see that, he needs a good showing this weekend.

    Edit: just watched the crash that Marquez had, that was weird - and he was going fast, he's lucky he didn't get hurt worse!
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  10. BOOTLACE

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    Too true, he looked like he was in a world of struggle..
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    http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/Marquez+breathes+sigh+of+relief+after+crash

    In the afternoon, he posted the fastest speed of the day at 342km/h (212mph). On his next run, the bike become out of shape at 337.9km/h (209.9mph) and seconds later the rider was crawling out of the Turn 1 gravel trap. After being transported to the circuit Medical Centre by ambulance, he was announced as having escaped with no more than a bruised chin. "Just after the hill on the straight, I grabbed for the brakes but I (lost) the front," he explained later in the afternoon, having missed the usual post-session press call. "I tried to save it but the bike was pulling me towards the wall, so I jumped from the bike to avoid hitting it. I hit my chin hard and strained my neck quite badly; I also have some contusions to my right shoulder, arm and leg, but other than that I'm okay. Thanks to all the medical team that were quickly on the scene to assist me. Now I need to rest and see how I feel later tonight and in the morning."
    "Bearing in mind the crash he had, he is okay," Team Principal Livio Suppo told motogp.com. "His chin was very swollen but, considering the speed, he has been very lucky…he jumped off the bike to avoid the wall, but the crash was really big.
    "In theory there is nothing broken, so it should be possible, but for sure it is better to wait until tomorrow morning to see how he feels."
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  12. BOOTLACE

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    View from my tent. Does it get any betterer ??:1drink

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    Rain o/night, could happen again anytime. Think I heard about ten minutes of semi quiet just a while ago.......:lol3
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  13. Kropotkin

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    Spies is out for the rest of the weekend. Dovizioso is also looking shaky.
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  14. Pecha72

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    Marquez was considerably slower in FP3, probably still suffers from that huge crash yesterday. I'm wondering, if it's just that, or he's had to take that warning seriously (any sensible man would, but I admit he's no ordinary man) and maybe now back off just a little?

    (ok in fact MM did his personal best in FP3, but his speed compared to others is slower, he's 12th and has to take part in first QP).
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  15. Drif10

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    Broken bone, top of humerus. That'll slow him down some. Another crash in fp3, too. Gravel dump, but it can't be helping his confidence much.
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    Crappy feed this morning. Static, skips. Tried all settings. :dunno
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  17. Pecha72

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    I wondered about possibly the same thing during FP4... my computer gave funny ´popping´ sounds, and the live picture froze for milliseconds each time when that sound came. Really annoying (but not 100% sure, if it was the feed or the computer).
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  18. Kropotkin

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    All data connections in and out of the circuit are of laughably low quality. Internet about as fast as the 9600 baud modem your grandma still uses. Even TV feed out of circuit for internet site is dog slow.

    The irony of this event being sponsored by an Italian telecommunications giant is not lost on the assembled press.
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  19. JStory

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    Shades of Jorge's rookie season. Brilliant performances interspersed with spectacular get-offs.
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  20. JStory

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    You suck.:D(can't find a "jealous" smilie)
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