Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Yeah, I thought that Stoner was prone to throwing the bike under the bus. From his track record, I think Cal will set a whole new standard that way.
  2. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Or for truthfulness....
  3. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    It's starting to look more and more that the key to success in Moto 2 is more down to the team, and their experience/ resources. There are some mighty fine riders in the class who are just permanently stuck in the midfield.

    Good luck to him........
  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    More importantly, how much did he pay for the ride?
  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    :lol3 good point..
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    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Herrin just tweeted Mahindra is not the team.
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    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I don't know, it seems like if you are on a Kalex or Suter and you've got the skill and ambition you can be near the front. All the guys at the front have a high pedigree and even new comers that you expect to do well (Zarco, Terrol) are doing well and guys like West and Elias (gone) and DeAngilis (sp?) sit midfield even though they are on good bikes probably because they aren't will to take the risks or have lost the fire.
  12. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    So, by the laws of tweeting, then it has to be that team. :evil
  13. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I think he was starting to get the hang of his R1. He'll not be heard from again in Moto2. I think Cameron Beaubier will be awesome on that R1, but he'd probably excel in Moto2 as well. So who takes over his R6 seat? I like Jake Lewis and JD Beach. They both have been pretty competitive with the Graves bikes. Gerloff will be a lot faster next season, so one of those guys needs a better motorcycle. :deal
  14. mdubya

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    It will be very interesting to see how he fares.

    For sure good equipment is the key. But there are some riders on great teams with great equipment who have completely faded out as the rest of the field catches up, equipment wise.

    I am not a Josh Herrin fan, but I am open to him making me one. :deal
  15. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    This is their second season in Moto2.
  16. mdubya

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    DMG barely pulled off a half assed season this year. There is little or no evidence that there will even be an AMA season in 2014. Cam should have gone with Herrin. I guess Yamaha is paying him good $$$ to stick around the bush league.

    Maybe he can get some guest rides in BSB. They seem to play musical teammates at every round over there. :hmmmmm

    How good did Haga look as Shakey's teammate at Assen?
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    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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  18. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    I agree U.S. road racing is at it lowest point in my over 45 years of having interest in it. You can't blame it all on AMA, or DMG the hand writing has been on the wall for quite a few years the 200 is a joke has been a long long while since the Euro's left and it turned into a corporate club race then the rest of the trees in the forest have fallen too. There hasn't been a decent crowd at a US SBK round since 04 and this year they didn't draw at their Laguna round. Most of the folks I see on new liter sport bikes are middle aged guys on Duc's, MV's and Ape's more than younguns on Orient Expresses, they have seemed to be busy making stunt movies on their gopro's and building streetfighters. Maybe a coalition of a North America racing series could build interest consisting of Canada, USA, and Mexico. New venues, riders, and spectators would not hurt!
    Sorry to get so far off MotoGP stuff
  19. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    It isn't quite that bad. Some of the DMG rounds draw a big crowd. NJMP probably draws as well as any WSB meeting (at least when we were there in 2011), although I am guessing. True, the recent Laguna round was a promotional loser. It was DOA when they agreed to it.

    MotoGP is the biggest event for SCRAMP and Monterey. Bigger than the ATT golf or the car auctions. They tried to leverage it this season with WSB. It didn't pencil, but they knew it was a risk.

    Motogp has done well at Laguna I think. But if Dorna wants to play hard ball, I would vote SCRAMP to skip them. Laguna is a public park, afterall.

    Tom Sykes apparently said this weekend you had to have big balls to ride that track, and that he had mellons... Add in the remarkable photography and I think MotoGP comes back. The place is too iconic. The Texas place will run its course as the money men move on to other interests. My opinion of course.
  20. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    According to Planet and other sources SCRAMP announced no MOTOGP 2014