Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. gco0307

    gco0307 Been here awhile

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    Some would argue that the Yellow shirts may indicate a Rossi fan first and foremost rather than a fan of the sport itself.

    Certainly many people have become aware of the sport because of Rossi and his antics, but are they a fan of the personality or the sport ................... the jury is out on that score as time will tell




    And yes, FWIW I am not a fan of tiresome theatrics but rather a fan of what occurs on the tarmac during the race, that is what brings me to the sport.
  2. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    True! But as elitist fans we get to enjoy the sport maybe a little longer because their money still counts :deal

    It annoys me to go to events where people are obviously there for the glamour or for the "I was there" bragging rights, but ultimately I'm grateful for their mindset.

    It's like boxing or UFC events... empty until the main event then all the suits and high heels show up. :D
  3. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    I respect and like them all as a fan, Rossi isn't my favorite but I always respected his talent and enjoyed his celebrations. Very fun to watch him win. His interviews normally positive and whimsical. I hope he has Lorenzo his own ass on the identical bike I really do but that won't be easy.

    Lorenzo i respect his smooth flow, I hate watching his celebrations I can't explain why. Just doesn't fit. I don't enjoy watching him ride like the others.

    I like Pedro's quiet demeanor and how he let's his racing speak for himself. He's tied with Stoner as my fave and watching Marky on the Honda next year will really be a treat to. Mark I think will qualify well all year but won't get on the podium too much in the first half of the season until he learns the tires and how to press his luck against the other sharks at the front.

    I will miss Stoner's slow motion replays of crazy slides at extreme angles and how much he spanked his rivals when he was really on his times, which was a lot of the time, also explains his success. I somehow forgive the sour attitude he was tagged with because his racing was always so perfect.

    Spies was a let down, I wanted to see him do better but what a crappy season. Hopefully the Duc goes better but I don't think it can be such a drastic turn around for them in just one season. Same goes for Nicky, man some nasty luck for these guys last year and some scary crashes.
  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    OI! Wake up you mob! :rofl

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  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Now that is Doohan it!?! :clap
  6. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    only about 90 days to go :D
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    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    Only 89 tomorrow :clap
  8. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    Can't wait :clap

    Have been watching clips of last season and a lot of IOM, TT film .
  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  10. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    David_Moen Long timer

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    Great motivational words from a "high ranked Yamaha employee". Jarvis' picture should be right next to twatwaffle in the ADV terminology reference.
  12. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    That was a pretty good interview and it seems the whole thing went down just like most of us suspected. Ben was insulted by a Yamaha executive and preempted them by telling the world he was done with Yamaha. The only fuzzy piece is how he went from wanting to go back to Superbike with either BMW or Ducati, and somehow ended up in Ducati's MotoGP bike. Must have been a lot of fast talking going on.

    I am glad he didn't go back to Superbike, but he seems to still have a hankering for that paddock. It must've been fun what with Nitro Nori and all.
  13. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    Ben is a smart dude , lot's of business savy learned from being around Mladdin so long.
    He has unfinished business in GP and can possibly make a statement there with Ducati ( what they can deliver is the big question in my mind) .
    He realised that taking a second string ride with someone else in GP was not going to cut it, probably spent some time talking with Colin Edwards if he is as smart as i think he is.

    Going back to Superbike is a great fall back position if Ducati fails to get the bike right. Wonder how long his contract with them is for ??
  14. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I think he questions his skill a little in that interview. He was pretty discriptive of Lorenzo's advantages. He said he couldn't quite get the corner speed where he needed it. That he was too ragged to get the most out of his tires. He certainly ruined a few so he knew he was doing something wrong. Dovi looked smoother even though they both lapped about the same pace. It was definitely a tough season to watch for Spies fans. Watching him grab the lead at Indy and then start to slow before finally grenading the motor on the front straight...:cry
  15. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    With his 2012 amount of bad luck, it probably became hard for him to perform well even during those few occasions when the bike was working... "Ok, what's gonna go next?" Really the whole situation sucked big time. And like he said in the interview, even though he knows there's no-one to blame, it's incredible that ALL this misfortune happened on their side of the garage.
  16. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    That's a great interview; glad to see him open up a bit. Classy IMO to wait until the dust settled. I know there were dissenters when he announced he was quitting Yamaha but it was obvious that there were reasons for the way he did it. His boss was a prick; a lot of people might have slagged the boss and Yamaha a lot on the way out.
  17. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    I don't think it was Jarvis. I think it was one of the Japanese guys.
  18. Parx400

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    He has said before publicly that it was NOT Jarvis.
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    Some interesting info there.Its interesting that Dovi and Crutchlow were able to be fast ,Dovi is smooth and a late braker,Cruthlow certainly doesnt look as smooth as Dovi and Lorenzo.
    Must of been really tough for Ben.
  20. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Will be very interesting to see how things go with Ducati. They have three wild riders and one who is smooth and a demon late braker. :lurk

    I think we would all love to see them come up with a design that likes to be ridden fast and loose. :wink: