Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I tried to buy a Chaz Davies t-shirt when he was racing AMA. I couldn't find one. :lol3
  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  3. bluegreen

    bluegreen Adventurer

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    That's because Dovi was in MotoGP with a Tech3 bike that was very close to factory spec and Rossi/Hayden were racing in the DuCRTi series. Not the same thing at all.

    And don't get me wrong, I rate Dovi quite high, he handed Cal his butt all year on the same bike.
  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    After watching the Hondas blaze to 211 mph down the back straight at Austin and seeing the CRT bikes do what they could with a knife in a gunfight, I think I have a way to level the playing feild.
    It will take a lot of developement on their part, but, there's no reason the O.E.M.s couldn't help out with that.
    So, here it is: the proto- types continue as they are. And the CRT bikes will get 2 advantages over their current predicament.
    Unlimited fuel load for CRTs and superchargeing. Superchargeing is common in modern autos and unlike turbocharging there's no throttle lag. Superchargeing would level the playing feild as far as top speed goes, possibly even giving the advantage to the CRTs.
    If not this, then what ,could possibly get the production motors in the same race with the proto-types ?
  5. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    No,

    The best way to level the playing field with Honda and Yamaha leasing motors and frames which they will be doing. I also think the CRT bikes should have unlimited motors. You can get more power out of the Aprilia V4 is you have unlimited engine changes
  6. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    DRS!!
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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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  10. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    I'm glad Puig mentioned Rainey's injury, because it's the first thing I thought of when I saw Schwantz lording his one title over Pedrosa's "nothing."
  11. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Wow. I am not a Puig fan, but that was well written, biting, and to the point.

    Well done defending yourself and Dani, Alberto!
  12. chasbo

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    Wow, Puig showing some serious class...Awesome. Dani is a hell of a rider. If he never wins a championship in the premier class, he is still a world class racer.
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Agreed. You gotta let that stuff go or reply in a way to make the other look person stupid. He should have ended his statement with eternal words of the great Stone Cold Steve Austin, "Kevin, know your role and shut your mouth."
  14. Pecha72

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    Schwantz was a great rider, but this time he probably would have done better, if he kept his piehole shut.
  15. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    I agree with most of what Puig said and for me to admit that is a big step.
    I never liked the guy , met him a couple times when i was doing some business in Spain.
    His demeanor was arrogant and condescending towards everyone, and that's during a meeting where he was looking for sponsorship on Dani Pedrosa !

    Kevin has his panties in a twist at the moment and Puig's comments sure will not help him in his dilema with COTA and the FIM .

    As for how Kevin actually won his championship, well shit happens. He was close enough in the points to be there when it counted. Yes , it's a shame about Rainey , but that kind of a list is long , including many others who's luck ran out at the wrong time.
  16. Skowinski

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    Pedrosa seems to get bashed about never making the top rung in MotoGP (seems I've seen that theme on here a few times), but Puig sure does lay his accomplishments out very clearly and shows why Pedrosa deserves more respect than Schwantz gives him.
  17. tinhead

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    From the other side, and yes I'm a homer for Amerika,
    The PeePee team (Puig and Pedrosa) ought to lock lips and go jump off a tall bridge.:evil

    Schwantz' point was Pedro will never win the World Championship.
    Puig wasted lots of words not refuting that at all.
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    If I were going to pick a man to trust. It would not be Puig.

    I'd pick Kevin.

    The statements by Kevin don't compare himself to Pedrosa, or to anybody else. Measure Pedrosa against those he has been competing against. Against them in the top class he is without a championship.

    The production of motoGP winners from the US in general and ANY particular camp outside of Stoner, Lorenzo and Rossi are slim pickings. Nicky is the only one to win the title outside of that group.

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    Spencer - 2
    Lawson - 4
    Gardner - 1
    Rainey - 3
    Schwantz – 1
    Doohan – 5
    Criville – 1
    Roberts Jr – 1
    Rossi – 7
    Hayden – 1
    Stoner – 2
    Lorenzo – 2

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  19. cogitate

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    Absolutely no fucking point for a former world champion to put down someone with Pedrosa's accomplishments. As Puig pointed out, Danis' results are in fact better than Kevins, minus the WC he won due to someone's mishap.

    Schwantz lost my respect. American or not.:deal
  20. PeteN95

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    Kevin never held himself up for comparison with Pedrosa, just gave his opinion about him. Puig is welcome to share his own opinion, but he really didn't say much to contradict what Shwantz actually said?!