MotoGP: Middle of Nowhere, Japan (Time-Delayed Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Krop has said they teams have the motor thing down. No worries. Yet. :wink:

    The half wet, half dry sessions that the fast guys have sat out have added to the comfortable situations with the motors.
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  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I read in one of his posts that 99 was on motor #5 already. Not sure if I remember that correctly though. I am old and retarded.
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  3. Davi5678

    Davi5678 Been here awhile

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    Lorenzo 1.46.558
    Pedrosa 1.46.699
    Dovizioso 146.919
    Stoner 1.47.316
    Spies 1.47.328
    Crutchlow 1.47.366
    Hayden 1.47.551
    Bradl 1.47.561
    Bautista 1.47.637
    Rossi 1.47.786
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  4. Davi5678

    Davi5678 Been here awhile

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  5. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    Ah trickery it is, you see the man and woman posing as Honda employees with a decibel meter? Well you aint so smart bucko that there is an incognito Geiger counter.

    there on to it...

    :evil:D

    Cheers
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  6. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    What's up with Rossi in FP2? He's only about 0.6 seconds off the fast time by Pedrosa... suprised to see him so far up there.

    (not saying I wan't him to do poorly, just the opposite in fact, would love to see Rossi and the Ducati on the podium...)
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  7. mdubya

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    It was a lap out of nowhere.

    He and Nicky have been looking pretty steady, but I wonder if things haven't been going well enough with race pace set up for him to make a lunge for a fast lap?

    Hard to say.
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  8. mdubya

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    Here is what Vale and Nick had to say:

    Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 5th (1:46.687)
    "Today went pretty well, especially in the afternoon because we made a setup change that helped us to improve grip on acceleration. When I open the gas I'm able to exit the turns better, without spinning too much, and that's why I went pretty fast. I'm especially happy because the gap isn't too big. Tomorrow, though, we'll have to improve our pace as well, because for now I'm able to ride well for some laps, and then the tyre starts to slide a bit too much. The rear-tyre choice will be very important because the performance of the soft and the hard are very similar. The soft works a little better but we have to understand if it can last the race distance. Tomorrow we'll try some more changes and then we'll also consider the temperature for Sunday when making a decision."

    Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) 10th (1:47.551)
    "It was good to have a full day of dry weather on a Friday, but it was a difficult day. This morning we weren't so far off, but I didn't improve in the afternoon. I'm not getting the feedback from the bike that I'd like under braking. Also, my hand is giving me some pain and I don't have a lot of strength, especially into the right-handers. There's lots of hard braking on this track, so I'm losing time mainly on the corner entry, and it's hard to recover on the exits. We need to have a re-think tonight and try to do a good step tomorrow."
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  9. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    I would like to think his confidence is returning. That would be worth half a second in itself.
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  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Just cracked an ice cold Sapporo as the work week end and as moto3 gets ready to roll for practice. Gotta love time zone differences and live motogp.:1drink
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  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Yer getting VERY good at this reporting you are doing, and I am grateful for your insights. I am mystified how you manage it. How much information you must blade through to find relevant stuff and turn it into something that makes sense for us.

    You must be an engineer or somebody technical. Amazing to me, though.

    My thanks for your good work.

    -P
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  12. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    It's about time Marquez gets a taste of his own medicine. That move on Kalio was too aggressive for practice
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  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    It seem to me less of a situation where he does bad moves on people but more of a feeling that he thinks others are going to yield to him or just doesn't give others much respect. Redding doesn't put up with that BS and when MM gets to motogp he might be forced to change his habits.

    My feelings about Redding and MM have reversed since the start of this season.
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  14. advNZer?

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    I agree with this he is totally focussed or ,totally ruthless and just doesnt seem to give others any racing room at all.Not sure that this is a trait that will go down well in motogp,shenanigans like that dont end well there.And with good reason you just cant ride like that with those bikes
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  15. HoneyBunz

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    Marquez will have a very rough first year in the MotoGP class, much the same as Lorenzo's first year.
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  16. advNZer?

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    i think Casey is finding his first weekend back a bit tough

    os. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
    1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 302.4 1'44.969
    2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 306.9 1'45.215 0.246 / 0.246
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 304.7 1'45.257 0.288 / 0.042
    4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 302.5 1'45.336 0.367 / 0.079
    5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 303.7 1'45.481 0.512 / 0.145
    6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 302.9 1'45.612 0.643 / 0.131
    7 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 304.0 1'45.745 0.776 / 0.133
    8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 309.1 1'45.848 0.879 / 0.103
    9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 302.6 1'45.976 1.007 / 0.128
    10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 301.8 1'46.461 1.492 / 0.485
    11 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha YSP Racing Team Yamaha 303.0 1'46.780 1.811 / 0.319
    12 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 305.2 1'46.881 1.912 / 0.101
    13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 286.5 1'47.383 2.414 / 0.502
    14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 288.7 1'47.581 2.612 / 0.198
    15 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 303.2 1'47.791 2.822 / 0.210
    16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 287.2 1'48.125 3.156 / 0.334
    17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 284.7 1'48.513 3.544 / 0.388
    18 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 283.6 1'48.653 3.684 / 0.140
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 283.6 1'48.831 3.862 / 0.178
    20 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 286.5 1'49.023 4.054 / 0.192
    21 84 Roberto ROLFO ITA Speed Master ART 282.9 1'49.183 4.214 / 0.160
    22 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 283.8 1'49.831 4.862 / 0.648
    Weather Conditions:
    | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 22º| Humidity: 42%| Ground: 22º
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  17. azkiwi

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    Still getting the early taste of retirement out of his mouth. As long as he's in front of Rossi he sleeps OK. :evil
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  18. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    About the only interesting rider in qualifying was Cal (ok, Ben did well too), I am very over this processional they are trying to call racing, with superbikes finished I've only got Moto 2 & 3 for entertainment.

    Pedrosa,
    Cal,
    Spies,
    Lorenzo.


    :D




    Just so the title becomes a competition and stops this "play safe" riding. I'm off to put the 125 back together and pretend I've got a works garage not a small hole in the ground as a workshop!

    This may take a lot of beer to create that illusion. :freaky


    Almost forgot... GO Pol!!!
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  19. swimmer

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    In the qp interview stoner made no mention of any physical problems relating to his pace he simply said they went the wrong way with the bike. Still, I think the race will be tough for him.
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  20. HoneyBunz

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    The Honda chatter is back. Stoner is whining about his arms not being strong enough to take up the slack from his sore ankle.
    Lorenzo is as smooth as ever. So it's shaping up as a procession rather than a race.

    Ben looks fast, but for some odd reason, I don't see him holding it together for race distance.

    The big race will probably be Cal vs Dovi.

    Hayden and Rossi could give us a few good laps.

    I wonder what lap Barbera will crash on. If he wants it to be on camera, he should crash during the first 2 laps, otherwise we will miss it.

    As usual, I expect several key events will be missed, as the director cuts to assorted paddock reaction shots.

    Fuck the race! Show me the back of a guy throwing a signboard over the paddock wall.
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