Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Like him or leave him, the guy draws a crowd. One race and he has single-handedly breathed life into every commentary of what was frankly, a nearly moribund genre. Marketing gold.

    :nod
  2. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    The concession to allow timing chain replacement on Honda engines at regular intervals, which involves supervised breaking of the engine seals, will be extended until the end of 2014.

    Why am I not surprised

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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Honda timing chain problems ? Who woulda thought ?
  4. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    MM got a really great start to his MotoGP career... but so did Jorge (back in 2008), he was actually 2nd in Qatar. After that he took a 3rd, a victory (in Portugal, on his 3rd MotoGP race!), a fourth and another 2nd... so after 5 rounds, he was only 3 points behind Rossi. But then came a few painful crashes and injuries, so his level dropped a lot after those first five rounds. Be interesting to see, how Marquez does compared to that.
  5. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  6. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    Needs more wolf.
  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    awesome
  8. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    And a bald eagle or 2
  9. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    I see the Sturgis organizers are designing the MotoGP shirts now. I'll wait until the wolf and bald eagle are shown high fiving each other and hanging out with tatt'ed up bikini chicks.
  10. Joe

    Joe Debaser

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    If anyone is interested:

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  11. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Does Rossi's shirt really say "Nurses Do It Better?" :lol3

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    Indeed! :evil
  12. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Thank you for making being a fan of the sport rather tedious. :wink:
  13. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Headed to COTA and was thinking about getting the Moto Gp app but the reviews I've seen are bad. If I could get the live race audio on it would be worth the $24, anyone here have it and have any input?
  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I have it on my iPhone. Allows me to stream live timing and audio from the practice sessions. I didn't check it during the racing as I was watching, so no point for me.
    With only one race weekend as a data point, there was a time lag I noticed between the commentary and the results stream.


  15. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    And..... on the other side of pond we've got the Euro thing going on. Sorry non-subscribers (or maybe the other way around).
    http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/record+music+video+in+Barcelona
  16. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I bought a Free Kevin34 shirt instead.

  17. dontlr

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    The cell system gets very taxed at a race weekend and is always very slow at Laguna.. YMMV...
  18. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Thanks Joe, that was a great interview!

    That dude is a wonderful character, and has a magnetic personality.

    And to top it all off, he like the Blues Brothers.
  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yeah, what a genuine guy.
    Even though the questions were light I get the feeling he'd give you an honest answer to any question.
  20. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    +1. You could see his emotion when he spoke of Marco. I also like the fact that he has his eye on the future, helping young racers and their families to get in the system.

    I forgot that Casey was on Bridgestones the year he won on the Duc, and Vale was on Michelins. Hmm. He did still have admiration for the way Casey did pull of wins on an impossible to ride bike.

    In business with Cal? Too funny.

    And this interview was before Qatar, correct?