MotoGP: Middle of nowhere, Spain (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    The MotoGP Circus reconvenes this weekend at Aragon, a lovely facility close to, well, not much. With 5 races to go, after the series of cock-ups at Misano that left Dani Pedrosa 38 points adrift from front-runner Jorge Lorenzo, the series, absent some unforeseen cataclysmic occurrance, looks to be largely bereft of drama. Given the lack of credible competition (Until Stoner returns, possibly at Motegi) the fight looks to be among the Spanish aliens and Lorenzo can afford to be conservative. The silly season is waning as well with the lone prototype seat not currently accounted for at Gresini Honda likely to be (re)occupied by Alvaro Bautista.
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  2. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    The real question is, can the turnip truck sniff the brass again?? Will Hayden have enough hand strength to show what the new parts do for his ride? This fan wants to know!
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  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Love this track and looking forward to good action and a wound up little pony.
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  4. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I just hope my homies (Hayden, Spies, Edwards) have a good race for a change.

    It will still be a Lorenzo and Pedrosa show at the front. I sure miss Casey.
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  5. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Glad I'm not hectic barbera this weekend
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  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    You sure about that?

    :ear
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  7. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    I'm looking forward to the show. There's still riders with Something To Prove out there, Rossi that he hasn't given up, Nicky that pain doesn't count, Dani that a bad race is in the past, JLo that he won't coast to a title, Alvaro that he deserves to keep the Gresini ride.

    Along with the Moto 2 and 3 gangs that HAVE to show something every lap every race.
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  8. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Rev'it! on Facebook: "Just arrived......Fresh suits for Aragón this weekend!"
    Me: "How many suits are allowed for one race weekend?"
    Rev'it!: "@Dennis: no limit Dennis, that's the problem! ;-)"

    :rofl:rofl
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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I'm surprised there wasn't a media blitz from rev'it after AB got onto the box last round.
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  10. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    FP1 delayed due to oil spill. Track is very dirty and wet.
    Should have nice weather for race day.
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  11. scottmoto16

    scottmoto16 Scooter Adventurer

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    Hmmm , nothing to see here..........................:ear

    Seem to be getting a lot of , not dry , not fully wet free practice this year.
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  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Rossi is 2 seconds back in the wet.
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  13. Rajin Cajun

    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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    Great FP2 Session by Spies and not too bad by Hayden. Looks like Ducati has made "Some" Improvement. Lets see how the race goes now! :ricky
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  14. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    Go Nicky, GO!! It's good to see him at the pointy end again.
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  15. swimmer

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    FP2
    Per the norm, NH close to the front in slippery conditions. Ben didn't crash at all which is a nice change. Top speeds of over 205mph in the wet. Go Dani!

    <table class="width100 marginbot10 fonts12"><tbody><tr><td class="alignright">1</td><td class="alignright">11</td><td>Ben SPIES</td><td>USA</td><td>Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">324.6</td><td class="alignright">2'00.219</td><td class="alignright nowrap">
    </td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">2</td><td class="alignright">26</td><td>Dani PEDROSA</td><td>SPA</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td>Honda</td><td class="alignright">330.5</td><td class="alignright">2'00.285</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.066 / 0.066</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">3</td><td class="alignright">99</td><td>Jorge LORENZO</td><td>SPA</td><td>Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">323.2</td><td class="alignright">2'00.746</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.527 / 0.461</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">4</td><td class="alignright">69</td><td>Nicky HAYDEN</td><td>USA</td><td>Ducati Team</td><td>Ducati</td><td class="alignright">322.4</td><td class="alignright">2'00.996</td><td class="alignright nowrap">0.777 / 0.250</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">5</td><td class="alignright">4</td><td>Andrea DOVIZIOSO</td><td>ITA</td><td>Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">325.3</td><td class="alignright">2'01.379</td><td class="alignright nowrap">1.160 / 0.383</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">6</td><td class="alignright">6</td><td>Stefan BRADL</td><td>GER</td><td>LCR Honda MotoGP</td><td>Honda</td><td class="alignright">325.2</td><td class="alignright">2'01.626</td><td class="alignright nowrap">1.407 / 0.247</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">7</td><td class="alignright">35</td><td>Cal CRUTCHLOW</td><td>GBR</td><td>Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td>Yamaha</td><td class="alignright">324.0</td><td class="alignright">2'01.665</td><td class="alignright nowrap">1.446 / 0.039</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">8</td><td class="alignright">46</td><td>Valentino ROSSI</td><td>ITA</td><td>Ducati Team</td><td>Ducati</td><td class="alignright">323.8</td><td class="alignright">2'02.412</td><td class="alignright nowrap">2.193 / 0.747</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">9</td><td class="alignright">17</td><td>Karel ABRAHAM</td><td>CZE</td><td>Cardion AB Motoracing</td><td>Ducati</td><td class="alignright">324.2</td><td class="alignright">2'02.632</td><td class="alignright nowrap">2.413 / 0.220</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">10</td><td class="alignright">19</td><td>Alvaro BAUTISTA</td><td>SPA</td><td>San Carlo Honda Gresini</td><td>Honda</td><td class="alignright">322.8</td><td class="alignright">2'03.263</td><td class="alignright nowrap">3.044 / 0.631</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">11</td><td class="alignright">56</td><td>Jonathan REA</td><td>GBR</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td>Honda</td><td class="alignright">321.5</td><td class="alignright">2'04.046</td><td class="alignright nowrap">3.827 / 0.783</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">12</td><td class="alignright">14</td><td>Randy DE PUNIET</td><td>FRA</td><td>Power Electronics Aspar</td><td>ART</td><td class="alignright">303.7</td><td class="alignright">2'04.353</td><td class="alignright nowrap">4.134 / 0.307</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">13</td><td class="alignright">41</td><td>Aleix ESPARGARO</td><td>SPA</td><td>Power Electronics Aspar</td><td>ART</td><td class="alignright">302.4</td><td class="alignright">2'04.423</td><td class="alignright nowrap">4.204 / 0.070</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">14</td><td class="alignright">77</td><td>James ELLISON</td><td>GBR</td><td>Paul Bird Motorsport</td><td>ART</td><td class="alignright">307.3</td><td class="alignright">2'04.542</td><td class="alignright nowrap">4.323 / 0.119</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">15</td><td class="alignright">54</td><td>Mattia PASINI</td><td>ITA</td><td>Speed Master</td><td>ART</td><td class="alignright">301.3</td><td class="alignright">2'04.722</td><td class="alignright nowrap">4.503 / 0.180</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">16</td><td class="alignright">68</td><td>Yonny HERNANDEZ</td><td>COL</td><td>Avintia Blusens</td><td>BQR</td><td class="alignright">299.8</td><td class="alignright">2'04.858</td><td class="alignright nowrap">4.639 / 0.136</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">17</td><td class="alignright">51</td><td>Michele PIRRO</td><td>ITA</td><td>San Carlo Honda Gresini</td><td>FTR</td><td class="alignright">302.8</td><td class="alignright">2'06.030</td><td class="alignright nowrap">5.811 / 1.172</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">18</td><td class="alignright">8</td><td>Hector BARBERA</td><td>SPA</td><td>Pramac Racing Team</td><td>Ducati</td><td class="alignright">324.3</td><td class="alignright">2'06.182</td><td class="alignright nowrap">5.963 / 0.152</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">19</td><td class="alignright">9</td><td>Danilo PETRUCCI</td><td>ITA</td><td>Came IodaRacing Project</td><td>Ioda-Suter</td><td class="alignright">304.0</td><td class="alignright">2'06.368</td><td class="alignright nowrap">6.149 / 0.186</td></tr><tr class="even"><td class="alignright">20</td><td class="alignright">44</td><td>David SALOM</td><td>SPA</td><td>Avintia Blusens</td><td>BQR</td><td class="alignright">300.7</td><td class="alignright">2'06.593</td><td class="alignright nowrap">6.374 / 0.225</td></tr><tr><td class="alignright">21</td><td class="alignright">5</td><td>Colin EDWARDS</td><td>USA</td><td>NGM Mobile Forward Racing</td><td>Suter</td><td class="alignright">306.7</td><td class="alignright">2'06.677</td><td class="alignright nowrap">6.458 / 0.084</td></tr></tbody></table>
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  16. Jadon

    Jadon Been here awhile

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    Rossi two seconds off the pace in the wet: Bike must be finally getting sorted for the dry!
    Certainly hope so.
    Here's to a Yamaha Honda Ducati podium!

    :wink:

    Edit: that will be NH on the 3rd step, not 46.
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  17. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Are there team orders at Yamaha?

    What if Spies out-qualifies JLo? (not likely, but who knows?)

    Will Spies even obey orders to make sure JLo finishes ahead of him?
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  18. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    I'm pretty sure there are no team orders in motorcycle racing.
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  19. mtothef

    mtothef Been here awhile

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    old, i know, but:

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  20. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I simply can't imagine JLo needs Ben's help at this point.

    I am sure if it comes to that point, Ben will more than help, if he is able.
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