Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I believe that the 90 degree vee is the cause of their problems.

    But what the fuck do I know? :lol3

    And who the fuck cares anyway? :lol3

    CW

  2. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Good point well made :D
  3. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Spies knew he was on the way out a Yamaha at that point, I would think. It would be rather foolish to wait quietly for that boot in the ass.
  4. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Another good point well made. :lol3
  5. bimmerx2

    bimmerx2 Been here awhile

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    True but does it matter? Unless he's been burning hundred dollar bills in the fireplace to stay warm for the past couple of years it's highly unlikely that Spies NEEDS another job, ever.

    The guy knew he could get on another team and make more money than 99.99% of us so it wasn't like he just took off walking down the road hoping to live off the charity of strangers.
  6. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    I'm a big fan of Spies, and what happened last year was just incomprehensible in so many ways.

    But there's no denying he now switched from the bike, that the reigning champ is on, to the bike, that a former nine-times world champion could very rarely put on the podium, and was having trouble to even keep the CRT bikes behind. Maybe some miracle will happen this year, but if not, it's hard to see this as anything else but a big blow to his career.
  7. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Hayden's done just fine on that thing for how many years? Ducati needs a new American ambassador for a while anyways.
  8. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Rossi beat Hayden in total points in -11 and -12. Ok, there were injuries, and expectations were through the roof with Rossi, so his results may still in a way be seen as worse than Hayden's. I do admire Hayden's attitude, and he always tries so hard, but it's fair to say he has not set the world on fire with the Duc either.
  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Yamaha Factory Racing Looks to the Future with Monster Energy Partnership


    Yamaha Factory Racing is delighted to announce a Sponsorship and Partnership agreement with the Monster Energy Company (MEC) for 2013 and 2014. As a result of this agreement Monster Energy branding will be visible on the Yamaha YZR-M1s and racing leathers of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi as well as on all team clothing and all team equipment.

    Reigning MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo has a personal engagement with Monster Energy and Yamaha included in the agreement. Valentino Rossi’s personal agreement with Monster Energy will be complementary to the agreement between Yamaha Factory Racing and MEC.

    The agreement between the satellite Monster Energy Yamaha Tech3 team and Monster Energy will remain unchanged and is unaffected by the Yamaha – MEC agreement."
  10. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    Did Yamaha or Monster buy out Lorenzo's Rockstar contract?
    It must have been one or the other.
  11. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Yamaha bought out Lorenzo's Rockstar contract. Monster paid Yamaha extra to cover the cost of the buyout.
  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Will JLo now have to suffer the humility of switching back to Dainese?:1drink
  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    They get 46 back, and lookie-lookie, they got a title sponsor.

    Couldn't get one with 99... :D
  14. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    :nod That is pretty telling.

    There is much more to the bidness side of racing than where you finish. :deal
  15. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    :D heck no, everyone is mean to me at work! I'm so mentally tough however, the Mladin's of the world bounce right off me. I guess they should pay me more, so I can quit!

    Spies excuses are lame justifications. Months later he almost admits could not adapt his riding style to the bike.

    Anyone with a teenager recognizes the pattern.
  16. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Rossi also beat Spies 163 to 88. Rossi on the worst bike, and Spies on the best ... :augie
  17. wbedient

    wbedient MoTard

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    with all the mechanical probelms I don't know that spies had the better equipment.

    Ya don't get many points when you DNF a race.
  18. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    As we often hear from top sports stars - You make your own luck. All Spies knew was how to make bad luck....all by himself.
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    Pecha72 Long timer

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    All the mechanical problems they had, could not possibly have been all his own fault.

    I also think, that when your aim is to challenge guys like Lorenzo or Stoner, your concentration has to be 100%. And you cannot feel uncertain about anything, especially your bike - if you do, you're already behind. With so much trouble in his bike, I cannot blame him, if he lost some of his confidence.
  20. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    ie - he lost his luck.