Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    ooohhhh noooo....That's terrible. I'd also call it inaccurate. Felipe is nowhere near the front typically and certainly didnt dominate the second half of any seasons.

    Dani has the skills...I think he will deliver soon.

    p.s. I am a VR fan.
  2. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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  3. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Pedrosa would be looking just fine if he had not just acquired the team mate from hell. He is no longer being compared to his previous achievements but to current form relative to his teamie.
  4. Pecha72

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    Regarding Pedrosa, let´s not forget, that although he has not won a big class title, he actually gave it a very good go just last year. In the final standings, he was only 18 points away from Lorenzo, who had almost as perfect season as one can dream of (and it is pretty hard to beat a man, who finishes almost every time, and on top of that, ALL those finishes, every one of them, are either first or second places!) – to still get that close to JLo, is a big achievement in my book. Dani also beat his team-mate Casey Stoner in the process.

    Plus we´re only two rounds into this season. No doubt Marc Marquez has shocked the MotoGP world in Qatar, and even more in Texas. But here it´s good to keep in mind, although it won´t be fully comparable: when Lorenzo came into the big class (in 2008), he also took a 2nd, a 3rd and a victory from his first three races. That is pretty amazing, and actually looks a lot like what Marquez is doing now. But later on, JLo found out, that his rookie season also included many visits to the Clinica Mobile and local hospitals, and he finished that season well behind his team-mate.
  5. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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  6. Mr Head

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    That Swipe thing Cycleworld is using crashes out of Safari on my iPad. I'll have to look at this using my work computer.
    :clap

    Unless Suzuki bring more than they ever have since the early 500 days they will be chasing Ducati amid the CRT's.

  7. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    When you see those Repsols chasing down an M1, does it not remind you of Tie-Fighters chasing an X-Wing? :D
  8. Skowinski

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    Interesting thoughts on why Suzuki appears to be abandoning the V4 going back to an inline-4 engine design. As Cameron says, Yamaha have marketed the motoGP inspired crossplane crankshaft to the drooling masses.
  9. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    The phrase "Evil Empire" was first used on the Roberts-run Marlboro Yamaha team with Rainey and Lawson.
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    And Kocinski in 250.
  11. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    That's C3PO to Skywalker and Solo.
  12. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Your linky no workey
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Works fine.
    When I saw the original post I first read that as link to Spies' Linkedin profile.
  14. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    sometimes just because a person has something to say doesn't mean that what they said is of any value to any one. Piug should've just dismissed Schwantz's comments as not worth taking the time to respond.
  15. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Ben Spies: Moto Racer, Singer and Bike Builder. In Inked magazine. :lol3


    It's a 1,000 word fluff piece on Ben. Done before the season started. The only thing interesting is when he talks about his motivation to race. :dunno It's usually interesting to read about racers from a non-racing perspective.
  16. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    I can not picture Ben singing although I'd pay to see it.
  17. Pecha72

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    yes, maybe Puig should have just dismissed it. But now that he decided not to, it looks to me like he had much more point, than Schwantz ever did. If you make disputable public comments like that, be prepared that you might also get public replies to them.

    Cannot say, that I'm a fan of his, but this round went to Puig.
  18. Moronic

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    Motomatters editor David Emmett put the following question at the pre-Jerez media conference:

    David Emmett: “This is a question for everyone — it is quite a difficult question. Last week Jason Collins, an NBA player, admitted he was homosexual. Now there have been are no openly homosexual MotoGP riders. I want to hear your thoughts on why that is not the case. Are people afraid of coming out as gay, or are you all just more really interested in women?”

    Responses and his write-up are here, along with a bunch of impassioned comments already.

    In his report, Emmett castigates himself for not having put the question better. Let me go on record as opining that he put the question bloody well, given the conditions under which he asked it. Sometimes good enough is perfect, and it seems to me this was one of those times.

    Emmett says his timing was connected with the Jason Collins article but the motivation for asking the question at all came from his having known people who had left the MotoGP paddock because of discomfort with the (perceived) general level of aggressive machismo and homophobia. To some extent, I was surprised to read that. I am not convinced the atmosphere reported of MotoGP reflects that in the paddocks of less exalted motorcycle competitions. But it is a long time since I have hung around in any of those.

    Only comment I would make is that MotoGP's celebration of physical risk-taking has a lot in common with the gay community's celebration of social risk-taking. Courage is on display in both arenas. :wink:
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    As we've come to expect from David, great stuff.
    Personally I don't think it matters to racing. It does matter very much to society.
    As David points out there is a financial side to this, that in MotoGP could make a difference.

    Good stuff.

  20. Kropotkin

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    After I posted this, I was contacted by one team owner (in WSBK) who lost a potential sponsor over this. Gay couple, wealthy business, loved racing, couldn't handle the homophobia in the paddock.