Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Indy has the benefit of the dirt track mile being held in conjunction with the MotoGP weekend. That makes it more desireable for me, and combined with the downtown activities makes for a diverse and entertaining weekend.

    The track at IMS is nothing special, but when you factor in the history of the place, and the friendliness and organization of the staff, it makes it worthwhile.
  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Argentina is already scheduled to host a race next year.
  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Back in the late 90's RA had the FIM come and look at the track and they said it would cost too much to fix the problems, specifically the Kink/Canada Corner through to T14 areas. However, in the interceding years, RA has done a lot of work in that area, eliminating the Billy Mitchell bridge, straightening the Kink and improving run-off. RA has also greatly upgraded the paddock area. There's no doubt in my mind that RA could easily handle double or triple the attendance of the AMA weekend.
  4. Peashooter

    Peashooter Older Dog

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    Went to COTA this year and camped at McKinney Falls State Park. Nice quiet place, cheap, 15 minutes from the track.
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  7. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    ...and the rest I'll punch to the shoulder on track in case I think they got in my way :lol3
  8. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    He'll have to answer those questions for the rest of his life. For a while it will be 'Do you think you'll go back." Then it will be "How would you have fared against Marquez." Then they'll ask do you think you left too soon and some one will ask do you regret leaving at your peak? Seldom if ever will he be asked to reminisce about his career.
  9. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Quick question.

    I am unable to attend Laguna Seca this year (so I have 2 great turn 2 suite tickets for sale!). In it's place I am going to head to the continent and catch a later round. It looks like either Misano (Sept 15) or Aragon (Sept 29). Does anyone who knows better have a preference? I really wan't to go somewhere with a huge party atmosphere (San Marino I assume?) but if Spain is cheap that would make sense too. Which track would have better viewing? Modern big screens?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Brent
  10. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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    Info on T2 tickets?
    Ive already got my tickets but wanted to do something different this year.
  11. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Motomatters, May 5, 2012:

    Casey Stoner has moved to quash rumors of his retirement which appeared in the Spanish press after Jerez. He would continue competing in MotoGP for as long as he still enjoyed the racing, and right now, he was still having fun, he said after the pre-event press conference for the Estoril MotoGP round. When he stopped having fun, he would retire, but that moment had not yet been reached, he said.

    Q: And you're still enjoying it?

    "At the moment, yes. I mean, results are good, so ..." Stoner joked. "But in general, I still enjoy it, it gets tough sometimes, but I still love my racing."


    Stoner's retirement statement, Motomatters, May 17, 2012:

    "This sport has changed a lot, and it's changed to the point that I'm not enjoying it, I don't have the passion for it. So at this time, it's better if I retire now."


    Autosport, June 13, 2013:

    "At this point I can't ever see myself going back," Stoner told Autosport.
    "I'm closed, I'm done with it. I can't see the championship going in the direction I want it to, where I think I'd enjoy riding the bikes enough again, to want to go back and deal with that."
  12. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Misano, no contest for what you want. Aragon is in the middle nowhere, and stunningly beautiful, but it's quite deserted. Misano is right next to Rimini, massive holiday destination, plenty of partying. Personally, I'd take Aragon over Misano any day of the week, but then I'm a miserable cuss.
  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    What about Valencia?
  14. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    So what? He paid his dues.

    It reminds me of Barry Sanders retiring from the NFL after only
    10 years.

    Give the guy a break.
  15. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Roger that...
  16. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Barry didn't open his yap at every opportunity to diss the NFL.
  17. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    All forgiven by Stoner's "your ambition outweigh your talent"* line which still cracks me up. :rofl














    *may be paraphrased as the quote has been reported different ways.
  18. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Might be an Australian figure of speech. First time I heard it was from Mladin after one of his rare crashes. Some body asked what happened and he said "My ambition outweighed my talent". :dunno
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Yes, un-orginal line to say the least. Sounds like something CE would have come up with.
  20. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Valencia's weird. Not really a party GP, usually too cold by then. Beautiful city though.