Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Thanks for that link. I just can't believe Lorenzo had much of a say in who his teammate would be. I recall reading that Rossi was vehemently opposed to Lorenzo joining the team, yet even he in his prime couldn't veto the management's decision. Based on that fact, I doubt Lorenzo would have much influence over that decision this time around.

    Rossi didn't seem to leave Yamaha on bad terms, so it is surprising that the racing guys are opposed to him. But maybe their desire for youth and exuberance trumps age and experience at this time.

    And congrats David, you deserve all the recognition that comes your way.
  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Well done my man! Looks like my buy, when we finally catch up.....:freaky
  3. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    Rossi did Veto Stoner coming to Yamaha when Burgess wanted him.
  4. Joe

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    CS27 and DP26 don't run around fist pumping like idiots, and both are more likeable IMO.
  5. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    When Rossi was with Yamaha the last time , the animosity in the pit was so bad the teams had to put up a wall between the two . Neither set of mechanic's were allowed to talk to the other side and info was closely held.

    I'll bet this year it won't take long for that to happen again.
    Remember, GP racing is not "club"racing , there are no friendships only us and them.
  6. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    this.

    I like VR46 btw.
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    mdubya Right Brigade

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  8. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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  9. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Like it or not, most fans want a little exuberance with their racing. Pedrosa was nicknamed Pedrobot on these very forums and an 'L' word most commonly used to describe Stoner would be laconic. Rossi's antics for the most part "worked" because they were expressions of exuberance - maybe it was in the delivery, maybe it was because it was new, but in Lorenzo's case it just comes off as lacking in sincere joie de vivre.
  10. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Watched the Race of Champions tonight and Jorge was in it. He looked good racing cars, except his first race was comical. In an Audi RS8 he slept coming off the line (ala Marquez) and when he took off was going well, and spun. he couldn't get the car restarted and ended up hitting the onboard fire extinguisher making a mess of the car and track.
    Comical, but he did better in his next few races.
  11. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    This is what made me wonder about the move up until it was official. Maybe Rossi can shake that off easily, but it still seems strange. I wonder if Burgess ever considered parting ways and remaining with Ducati to try and turn it around, and if so I wonder how Rossi convinced him otherwise.
  12. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    David,

    Congrats. Nicely done.

    Another reason to re-up with MotoMatters.....like I needed another.
  13. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Rossi's age probably had a lot to do with his decision to move. He can't wait around, while they try to fix the turd.

    And seriously, they haven't made much progress. Even Stoner was unsatisfied with the bike, when he left, then there was two years of "dream marriage" and no results. But it's somehow all gonna turn around next year? May be. But its been that same story for many years now, and they've fallen short of expectations.
  14. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Absolutely. Still, that nag of "unfinished business".. I would feel just like Burgess expresses in that article. How old is he anyway? Will he remain in the game longer, or will he retire when Rossi does?
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    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Burgess has said he will continue as long as Rossi does, then retire. I believe he is 61, but I'm not sure exactly.
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    I have little respect left for Burgess personally after the last couple of years of supercilious condescension. He is still no doubt very good at his job, but to say he feels sorry for the mechanics with mortgages, and takes the job anyway, even after his length of tenure? What a crock.
    His actions are part of the reason for "MotoGP the way it is now".
  18. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Rossi only looks half that, he must be using wrinkle cream or summit similar :evil
    Moonrod, yoo another Rossi hating Stoner fan? :huh
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    craigincali Just hanging around

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    I completely disagree. I think Lorenzo and Rossi celebrations are stupid and unprofessional. The only reason I am NOT a Rossi fan is because he acts like an idiot when he wins. I preferr a winner to act like he has won before and not be a blubbering idiot or act like a child on Christmas.
  20. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Thank goodness Rossi hasn't won in over 2 years, so you didn't have to stand his stupid celebrations... :lol3

    Personally I don't care, if they act 'stupid' or 'professional' after they've reached the finish line. It's the 45 minutes before that, that count for me. There's room for some better, tighter racing in MotoGP right now, hopefully putting Rossi back on a competitive bike will help a bit.