MotoGP: Turning Japanese (Spoilers, I really think so)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    Legionnaires' Disease strikes grid, but Iannone is spared because he's a pariah, lines up on the grid solo and sets record for slowest overall time for a win.

    (Jesus, race prediction posts are f'in stupid.)
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  2. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    This year especially!!
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  3. tinhead

    tinhead Long timer

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    Anyone picking Lorenzo thinks so. :deal
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  4. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    I wonder...he certainly has the speed from the start...it is just consistency and tyres.
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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Well since the circus is in Japan he should have fresh octopus for the box on the Duc. :imaposer
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  6. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Rain rain rain.
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  7. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Cal just took JL out in FP1. Much hand waving....heh. Both OK. JL entirely innocent and very lucky....
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  8. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    If it rains Lorenzo is no go IMO. Who cares about Rossi at this point he isn't in it.

    KTM keeping Smith !? WTF !!!??? Really, what a waste. I like Smith but he isn't a MotoGP rider
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  9. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Marquez
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  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Waiting to stream FP1. The video still would not show.



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  11. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Raining now and supposed to rain into the middle of next week.

    Seventy percent chance of rain at 1400 Sunday. I think I am just going to watch the race in Tokyo, under a roof, because trying not to slide down one of the grass hills where I usually watch is not really on the menu. Nor is 5 hours in the rain to get to the track. The Twin Ring is NOT close to very much of anything.
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  12. PeterW

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    Lorenzo didn't do badly in his last wet race so I wouldn't cross him off the list in the wet now. Yes he crashed, anyone can crash in the rain, but unlike his earlier efforts on the Yamaha he was FAST until that point.
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  13. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    Folger out with Epstein Barr virus. I guess this can cause mono and is also quite nasty on its own.

    Commentary guys mentioned that he may even miss the next two. Poor guy...
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  14. BadgerDog

    BadgerDog It was a dark and story night...

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    Just watched that. Couple of times. WTF was Crutchlow going on about?!?!? Looked like he was blaming JL, curious what was actually said.

    I hereby nominate CC for today's Iannone Award. Haven't watched FP2 yet, so I reserve the right to withdraw the nomination, but doubt anyone will do better.
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  15. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    No, Cal is streets ahead, for sure....:lol3
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  16. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Oh, oh.....:eekers



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    “I didn’t want him to get turned into meaty monkey-paste courtesy of HRC and your constant inability to keep a motorcycle upright.”

    Dear Cal,

    It’s Gigi. Sorry to bother you, but it appears you killed George’s special Best Luck Racing Monkey, Ucciccio, when you threw your Honda at him in Free Practice One this morning.

    As you can imagine, George is going to pop like a lanced boil when he finds out. You’re lucky he didn’t realise Ucciccio was dead when he started yelling at you in the gravel trap. He might well have gone for your throat.

    We only worked out Ucciccio was dead when we got the bike back to the garage and opened the special box (behind George, on top of octopus, and just to the left of the telemetry and the Mambadromic valves) that we made for Ucciccio to ride in.

    It was not a pretty sight. I didn’t like the screeching, pissing little bastard, but I didn’t want him to get turned into meaty monkey-paste courtesy of HRC and your constant inability to keep a motorcycle upright.

    I scraped Ucciccio’s remains into a rubbish bag and hid the bag under a pile of pallets out the back. I’m hoping the Japanese don’t find it, but you know how OCD they are about keeping everything clean. I think we may have a day or so before Ucciccio starts to smell, and with any luck, we’ll be on a plane to Australia by then.

    My most pressing concern is that George not find out about Ucciccio and your role in his terrible death. At the moment, he’s just happy with the fact he’s riding faster than Rossi, and he’s trying on different capes and posing with his spears in front of the big mirror in his hotel room.

    With any luck, he won’t even remember he had a Best Luck Racing Monkey. But you never know. I think I can distract him for a while, but if he doesn’t do well in Qualifying tomorrow, then he might demand Ucciccio be brought to him for inspiration.

    And then we’re both fucked. You first, because I will shop you so fast you won’t have time to blink those shit-mad eyes of yours, and then he’ll come for me.

    You might want to consider this the next time you feel like low-siding your second-rate Honda when you’re riding behind him.

    And no, I cannot explain how a crashing motorcycle was going faster than a not-crashing motorcycle.

    Best regards,

    Gigi.
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  17. BadgerDog

    BadgerDog It was a dark and story night...

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    Just watched FP2, with MM testing his air bag leathers once again. I've lost count how many times he's crashed. Meaning crashed and gone down, not the many times he's crashed and managed to keep it upright.
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  18. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Japan weather report on the ground, its the sprinkly half dry British drizzel shit, the Brits are thrilled because it feels like home, its the worst chit to ride a bike in.

    Sunday my be a bit ...sporting.
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  19. limbo63

    limbo63 Simple

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    i bet miller is cursing his broken leg
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  20. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    He is. Reckons he can ride.....
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