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Discussion in 'Racing' started by spezjag, Nov 7, 2011.
You guys talking about Austin... I don't see it on the GP Calendar. When?
2013---TBA Indy, NorCal and Austin in 2013 if all goes to plan.
F1 is supposed to be there Nov. 2012.
Thanks, hadn't seen that yet. I hope they pull it together and take it to the Japanese manufacturers once again!
And with all the pissing and moaning about CRT I'd think this would also be a point of contention. There's now no prototype in this, so called, prototype racing. Think about it. Production bikes use aluminium perimeter frames, telescoping forks and swingarms. At it's basic component level there is not that much innovation going on here. Where are the Britten, Elf, and Swissauto types? They're stifled by rules built to toe the line for the Japanese manufacturers.
Right down the list of forums a bit, and trying to get into Moto2...
The rules are too influenced by the MSMA
I cant wait till someone actually CLAIMS and BUYS a bike...
That is beautiful. Not bad for a lash up. Those Eyetalians have some style.
If FTR built it, it's british style.
Gresini confirms Bautista signature for 2012
:eek1 I can't wait to see what he can do on the Honda!
He is riding Aoyama's bike, not the factory 800. He is already 1 second faster than Aoyama was in qualifying.
I'm with you, almost.
It may be just the way it worked in the interview but he seems to underappreciate how much of his success this year was down to luck.
The comment about Stoner's speed preventing other HRC riders from bitching about the bike says all we need to know.
He signed Stoner, and the result has surpassed his wildest dreams. Take that away tho, and there's every chance Pedrosa would still have hurt himself and Lorenzo would have pulled off the double ...
... with everybody saying the Yams were the business. while Honda threw money ineffectually at a futile attempt to demonstrate mastery of the class it created. Led by the bumbling Nakamoto ...
Oh, and for anybody who came in late, interview with the unassuming HRC boss Nakamoto is here.
I think Bautista is smart and fast. The thing I wonder and can never be answered is how good or bad is the Suzuki versus how good or bad Bautista is. Would Stoner have been putting the Suzuki on the podium every week, or around the same as Bautista or worse. Yes Stoner is the extreme but I was surprised that Bradl was faster than Bautista (from what I saw on some sheets), and RDP was faster than both of them on the Suzuki.
Of course it is only testing and the first day, but when we look at the numbers it does not say a ton about Bautista being held back by the Suzuki.
Maybe Alvaro was not pushing it, since it did not matter much. No need to get hurt when you are going to be testing your new steed in a couple of days. On to the future? The people riding it now have something to prove to convince Suzuki to stay and give them a seat.
So what the hell happened to Aoyama this year? From 250 champ to a consistent last place. I know he wasn't on the top spec bike, and that it must've been demoralizing to see Simoncelli get the factory spec bike on the team, but damn, son. Last place? Behind Ducati?
Same could be said about Yamaha signing Rossi. Sometimes you need something to get things rolling because no matter how hard you try you just can't get that 0.9% that gets you from 99% to 99.9%.
I think Stoner would have won a race or 2 with Suzy. Wet or not. Remember what he rode before throwing his leg over the Honda.
IMHO the factory Suzuki is better than the '10 satellite Honda. I also think Bautista left because Suzuki is probably pulling the plug not because he wanted to give a factory ride for a satellite one.
He was on Pedrosa's bike and had poor results with the best thing out there.
Of course. But I've an idea Furosawa gets that a lot more richly than Nakamoto ever will.