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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    Moto 2 starts in 10 minutes on Fox Sports
  2. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    The last 7 or 8 laps were really good.
  3. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    Is it me or is MM's riding style looking like an improved version of Stoner?
  4. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    He just looks quicker, he just did what he wanted to do today, tried a out brake and ride around then poked his nose in and took it when it was right. Last weekend at Indy I was standing on T-4 and you could just see how much quicker he was. But he also had more moments than DP or JL today and last weekend, you can't ride like that and not have it bite you sooner or later. Stoner was smoother!
  5. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    He is sliding all over the place. I love to see him turn it in with the rear wheel sliding. Somehow, it doesn't hurt his tires that badly?
  6. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Well, so far MM has crashed out of the race just once. I remember Stoner crashing out once last year as well. And while I cannot be arsed to check, I would not be too surprised, if MM right now has more victories, and more points scored, than Stoner did at this point last year. Not 100% comparable, but it is amazing, that this Spaniard is still a rookie. He´s gonna leave others to sort out 2nd place for many years.​
  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Could this be the Team KR project?
  8. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    Watching Moto2 riders at Indi, it was amazing how many of them were backing those bikes into tight corners. I am not talking a small step out of the back wheel, but a full blown slide. When they started running flying laps at the end of practice sessions and qualifying it was noticeably different even compared to the MotoGP class. This style of riding seems to have arrived in the GP class more so with MM than others reading these comparisons. In my opinion, it speaks volumes how good these riders are moving up from Moto2 when you watch MM.

    Moto2 races have been very fun to watch this season.
  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  10. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I think Pedrosa's bike moves around just as much. Maybe it was Casey Stoner who brought that style. Both Dani and MM are pretty loose with the handlebars and the motorcycle looks pretty twitchy in the apexes and on corner entry. I like when they lift the front wheel a couple inches on the drive and it cocks to the right. Only the two Repsol Honda's seem to do that as far as I can tell. Both pilots seem to be working hard all the time, while Jlo looks half asleep. I know he isn't, though.
  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Those that know say it is the very unsophisticated spec slipper clutch that causes/allows the bikes to back it in so much.

    Marc has brought a bit of that style forward to Moto GP. They all used to do it in the 990 era.

    Moto 2 has always been good. They have matured quite a bit that last year or so. I always point to the 2011 race at Aragon. If you have a Moto GP pass and you haven't seen it before, do yourself a favor. :deal
  12. rob748

    rob748 resident alien !!!!

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    I like that he just speaks his mind, not a lot PR bull in his statements

    is he just saying
    Ok l was wrong let me ride the shit out what l know.
    Not trying to change the bike and take time to adjust because next year its all new.
  13. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    +1!
  14. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Was that the one with Iannone and a few others fighting at the front the whole time? Iannone took it at the line?
  15. swimmer

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    It would be nice to see an American in Moto2. Sorry if am being too nationalistic.
  16. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    King Kenny in the support class?
  17. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    What's he doing now? Hmmm, it would be nice to see him develop a team and a rider, show the sponsors a return before jumping to the premier class an not have all his bikes in a row!:deal
  18. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    I'm just watching the races from my couch but it looks to me that MM is using way less traction control? While I still miss the 250cc bikes I always look forward to watching Moto2 it's great racing.
  19. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Watching the Brno MotoGP race yesterday, MM looked like he was back in Moto2. He was clearly allowing the rear to drift wide going into many corners to get the bike turned.

    It was made more obvious by the fact that JLo and DP weren't.

    And his race smarts are just getting better with each race. When he REALLY gets comfortable and further improves his setup- everyone else is going to be racing for 2nd. Looking at #99 and #26 at the post-race Q & A- they are starting to look like deer in the headlights.
  20. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    & who would that American rider be if you were KR starting a new team?