Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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  2. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    For those who have access, "The Unrideables" is up on RFM
  3. mdubya

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  4. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    Yesterday.
  5. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Trouble is, it was ill-informed gossip from outside the paddock. I heard nothing about this, and I would have expected to.
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Thanks. I can see by your location, you may have a better grasp on the translation. :D

    Or maybe not? :wink:
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    Translational difficulties with Hectors sentencing.

    It was a trials BITE accident.

    Lee
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    Hi Goofy1!
    Thank´s for the reply!
    I´ll continue the search... One day The Unrideables smokes in Brasil!

    Cheers!
    :freaky
  10. bluegreen

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    Same 2013 spec motor. An over the hill Rossi didn't have a problem passing all three.
  11. bluegreen

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    Pol appears to have a lot of work to do before he can take that WC home. He's hardly off to a roaring start. It would be awfully funny if he gets signed and somebody else (Redding) ends up winning it.
  12. Leex

    Leex n00b

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    Yes : The Pirate Bay!:clap:clap
  13. mdubya

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    Rossi ran out of fuel on the cool down lap. Cal had plenty left. Cal's motor may not be allowed to rev as high as Rossi's (I don't know that, but it is possible), but there was also a miscalculation in fuel management.
  14. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    One good race, two not so good races back on the Yamaha, and now he´s over the hill? I think this old dude might still have a few tricks up his sleeve.
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    advNZer? Long timer

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    He has some tough competition,maybe more his equal than ever but i expect some improvement yetHe AND the team are learning.They ALL live on a knife edge with the tyres it seemsh
  16. Pecha72

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    He´s a 9-time world champion, and you don´t get those titles from the morning cereal boxes, do you? His age is not helping him at this point, but I believe he will be there this year, and at least take a few race wins, maybe even challenge for the title... though for that one he must stop at once the "trend" of losing points to the three Spaniards.
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Moooojello mate. I reckon he'll have it sorted by then.
    It needs to be remembered that this isn't the same bike he left a few years ago!
    He's not gunna just jump on it and resume.....they'll need to get it sorted for him. And me thinks they will, by Mooojello. Hope so, it's a long way to go from OZ to be disappointed! (And as everyone would/ should know, I'm not exactly a 46 fan boi. But NEVER right off a champion!!):D
  18. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    This. The factory fueling is more accurate. They have more fuel for the race, which is why they are faster. Running out on the cool down lap is perfect usage of the available fuel volume.
  19. mdubya

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    True. It is the Ben Spies badluckmobile. Cursed. :D

    How long until the swingarm breaks? Or until the handlebar grip slips off and he ends up with bruises around his neck from a lovers quarrel with Hector Barbera?

    :eek1
  20. Jurassic

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    Yeah, I don't buy that. Apart from the fuel consumption difference already pointed out, the two Hondas gapped CC every time down the straight so that he spent the rest of the lap closing the gap again only to lose it again next time. Rossi didn't lose anything on the straight. Maybe not just the engine I'll grant you, maybe ability to get the power down as well but the difference was significant in my (possibly biased :evil) eyes.