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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    Thanks for the very flattering words, P.

    I simply try to know that facts when I reply or try to form my opinion from good solid sources.

    A couple of years ago, this very forum was a good source for well informed tidbits. Now, one needs to sniff around a bit more.

    Every once in a while, I overhear a conversation where others don't think anyone else is listening.
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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Watching warm up:

    Moto 2 looks like it will be a classic barnstormer.

    Moto GP looks like there might be some significant brake issues that will come in to play as the race progresses.
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  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Cool-down laps after warm-up.

    J Lo stops to make a practice start.

    Stalls the M1 on the clutch, like a beginning rider learning to launch his XR100

    Edwards comes along, chatting ensues.

    CE gives J-lo a push, foot on peg.

    J Lo restarts, gives CE a big thumbs up

    One of the great moments of this misbegotten season, right there.
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  4. mdubya

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    I'll be quietly rooting for this guy:

    [​IMG]
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  5. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Yep, that push start from Colin was a real cool moment. Wonder if Bautista's offended :lol3
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  6. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    What a last lap for Moto3.:clap
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  7. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    I believe he said his injury was making setup more difficult and that he can't get leaned over all the way on his injured ankle side. AND that they went the wrong way on setup in QP.

    Between those lines, it may well be a tough race for him. However, he has the bike so with a bit of grit and some good meds, I doubt he will be far behind.
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  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    yep bike problems and he finds that when he needs to get far forward to weight the front the stop the wheelies his ankle wont bend enough so he has to pull himslef forward with his arms(which although he didnt say) may aggravate the arm pump thing
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  9. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Ugh. Looks like the radiation may have affected a large number of the umbrella girls.:eek1
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  10. maloosik

    maloosik Squishimus Squidimus

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  11. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    Fuck the bastard that figured Cal's fuel load.
    Surely Cal wanted more fuel than he received.
    God damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  12. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Who had "brake failure" in the "what will break on Ben's bike this week" pool?
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  13. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Seriously? I thought this one was on him himself..

    Best performance of the weekend must be MArquez, coming back after that start. It'll be good to get some heat in the premier class next year, I hope he won't be mobbed by the whiners like SuperSic was. For once the Moto2&3 races were (almost) as anemic as the GP.
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  14. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Never would have guessed he'd be felled by brake failure. Carbon brakes? Two laps? His third season using them? I do not understand this.

    Pretty sure Ben is counting the days till his contract is up, as are Yamaha execs.
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  15. Skowinski

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    I thought Spies just ran off... another mechanical?
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  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The team stated they saw nothing unusual in the data.
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  17. Pecha72

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    Marquez may not be loved by everyone, and he does sometimes give good reasons for that.. But oh boy, what a display of total dominance. From nearly last to first.. there just ain't no other moto2 rider, who can do that. Actually saw him once do it in 125, too.
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  18. sailor22

    sailor22 Jay Pegg pusher

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    And the on board vid of him slicing through the pack was breathtaking. I don't know if it was courageous or total lunacy. Looked like a video game.
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  19. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    Honestly, I've had it with this shit!
    There is no place for fuel limiting dnf's in racing.
    Fuck Dorna in the ass. They have seen the last cent from my pocket.
    Ezpeleta can rot in hell.:splat

    He took a racing series and turned it into a fucking sideshow.

    What's next? No more finish line, instead a panel of celebrity judges will decide who is # 1?
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  20. Skowinski

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    No doubt! I watched it 3 times in a row. :nod

    And that last lap in Moto3, I gotta wonder if riding like that happened in the MotoGP class, how many people would cry and point fingers and how many penalties would get handed out? :lol3
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