Yooperbikemike's 2012 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by spezjag, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    No, that's a fair assessment. They're mostly bona-fide nutcases with no sense of danger.
  2. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    except for stuff that might be dangerous but you cant see it
  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I think he was just outclassed. Not happy to say it as I had high hopes for him but that seems to be the case. A few good races or qualifying each year doesn't cut it.
  4. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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  5. Silver

    Silver Dirtnewb

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    lol how many mechanical failures did he have? Outclassed? I don't think he ever really had a chance this past season so show what he had except for once when the bike actually worked and he was so shocked he binned it.
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    He made a lot of mistakes this year.
  7. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Watch Nicky Hayden's post race interview. He's always nice, but this was about as harsh as I've heard him talk about Ducati.
  8. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Link ??
  9. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    I've got the MotoGP video subscription , it may be free on their website. It was as disappointed as I've seen him.

    Also have I got the team standings right in that satellite Yamaha is going to beat Factory Ducati in the final team standings?
  10. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Correct. Shocking.
  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    So what's going to happen, Krop? Do we get two more years of Preziosi smiling and side stepping questions while the Ducs fall further and further down the field?

    :ear

    I think I read a comment by Vito G. saying they wouldn't have anything radically new to try at the Valencia tests. Meanwhile Honda and Yamaha and Aprilia march forward.
  12. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I've even stopped saying I'm a Ducatista in public, it's that bad....:D


    Bloody Italian, when's he going to move out of his Mamas' house into the real world?
  13. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    I thought this was interesting.
  14. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Change is coming, and it has four interlocked rings attached to the front of it. Next year is a wash, but there must be signs of change inside Bologna. If there is no progress, then Marlboro walks and Audi has to decide whether to pick up the tab or not. Audi is going to be more and more actively involved, and Preziosi may be moved sideways or have his responsibilities altered.

    The bigger test will come in WSBK. If the Panigale sucks as bad as it looks like it might, then Preziosi is looking for work, or shifted to engine mount design. If the Panigale is competitive, then he may keep his job.
  15. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Yabbut keep in mind T3 typically finished in front of the "other" factory Yamaha too. The Hondas were clearly putting down lots more power than everybody else - especially in the second half - but there did not appear to be too much daylight between the Yams. Lorenzo's title is more a testament to his powers of consistent concentration than a factory advantage.
  16. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    So did I. Stoner was nervous, he said, he didn't want to take risks and not win the race. I think he sacrificed an attempt at the record for the win.
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    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    If you add LCR and Gresini together (the two satellite Hondas) they are ahead of the Ducati team as well.

    EDIT - wait, that isn't fair, have to subtract Pirro's points. Even then, it's 300 points for the satellite Hondas to 279 for Ducati factory team.
  18. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Is the Panigale unusably powerful and doesn't turn? :D

    I haven't read much about the bike other than I know Checa didn't like it enough to want to leave Ducati over it.
  19. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

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    Preziosi might want to put tandem axels with dualies on his wheelchair; he's going to have the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  20. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    "going to have"? I think the last 2 years have already been reasonably tough.