MotoGP: Spain; Again (Spoilerth)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    If his is the only team on the grid that is able to only have one set-up over a weekend, it would explain more than one thing about the capabilities of that bike and its manufacturer. I seriously doubt that is the case though....
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  2. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    .More than one rider tends to favour a race set up strategy rather than shoot for pole.Dovi for instance tends to race better than qualify.I think thats what motu means
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  3. mdubya

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    Rossi seems to move forward on the Duc more by attrition than by anything else. Steady as she goes. It is smart, but it is boring, even to him.
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  4. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i think the last thing on his mind would be to be a commentator,even a guest
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  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    but vr is not even close. He doesn't have the luxury of concentrating on race pace.
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  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    If he's not even close, then why DOESN'T he have the luxury of a race set-up? He (and they) know that with their best possible 'Q' set-up, the Duc isn't going to be front row in the dry. So why not concentrate on race set-up and try for a season-best finish (or some other acheivable goal)?
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  7. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Shooting for pole is an uttainable goal for them, sure, but 11th after a CRT bike and satellite duc - that's more like an embarrasment. They shouldn't be there even IF they focused only on race set-up.
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  8. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Maybe he is saying fuck you to Ducati for not listening to him. :eek1
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  9. advNZer?

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    a good race set up means he turns the same lap times all race,and as he has shown he picks off the blokes who are suffering from tyre wear(or whatever).Its why he consistently scores BETTER FINISH places than nicky etc(and bautista and Bradl) Its all they CAN do
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  10. gco0307

    gco0307 Been here awhile

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    Not aimed at you personally Cogitate but I just laugh when I see comments similar to those you use above (and they are all over the net).

    I laugh because many of the same people who genuinely type and believe the above are the self same people who are critical of other riders for 'not trying' as they may perceive them because of their riding number.

    Were Rossi (or any rider) not to try then he should in be given a wire brush enema treatment for his (lack of) efforts as he is not paid to bludge irrespective of his feelings regarding the product on which he rides.
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  11. K0m4

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    If that warm-up is anything to go by, it could be interesting. Did the top three not give a shit, or were they unable to get things right?

    Seems likely that conditions will be similar for the race too.
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  12. Moronic

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    That's the way I see it, too. And I have little doubt it's the way Rossi sees it. It makes it hard to avoid the conclusion that Rossi's issues with the Duc are not just about the Duc, but are also about his (in)ability to ride in a way that makes the Duc work. And I am a Rossi fan. :D

    Two other relevant stats were cited by commentators during the qualifying broadcast. Rossi had held the qualifying lap record here since 2006 (at 1:31.002) until Pedrosa went under it yesterday. But as I write this, the race lap record of 1:32.582 is still held Stoner - set in 2008, on the Duc.
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  13. Brodovitch

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    FFS Marky Mark just slammed into Aegerter's elbow, sending him wide onto the curb for 3rd...

    :dizave
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  14. greendude

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    watching the overhead shot of marquez off the start
    with bikes that are supposed to be within 1hp of each other
    how can someone pass so many bikes from a standing start?
    yes he's a lightweight but there's something else going on there
    not doubting his talent but left shaking my head
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  15. Pecha72

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    MM just won the race from the last grid position in treacherous track conditions.
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    Yep, he and his team are just plain old cheating in front of our eyes. He´s got a tampered ECU, and his bike makes about 30bhp more than the others, while it weighs about half of what it should. The organisers turn a blind eye, cos he´s Spanish.

    And all that.

    Next year I think they´ll get him a teleport, so he can cheat his way up the order more conveniently... that´ll be much less stressful than if he had to actually spank ´em all one by one :lol3

    This friggin guy has now whooped everybody´s *ss in a very similar fashion TWICE in a very short period of time. Wonder what all other Moto2 riders are thinking right now.
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  17. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    This young man is a combination of Senna and Simoncelli. I can't understand those who don't think he is going to be a class act in MotoGP. I'll make a prediction that he's going to be MotoGP champion in 2014. I cannot recall a more dominant rider than Marquez in the second tier of MotoGP. This young man is really something else.
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  18. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that kid has MotoGP world champion written all over him in a pretty near future. What a ride, absolutely jaw dropping. And what makes it even more so, is the fact that he just did virtually the same thing a few weeks ago!
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    Moto2, again, continues to deliver. Great stuff.

    Mgp? We always hope, but are always disappointed. Now with 99 on slicks, but no one else, means that at best, we have the two honders racing each other.
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  20. Pecha72

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    1 lap in, Espargaro leads on a CRT bike! Pedro, Hayden and a few others went to change bikes at the end of w-up lap, had to start from pit lane.
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