Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. mdubya

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    Don't forget excuse making for Rossi. :wink:
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  2. mdubya

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  3. azkiwi

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    Time will show Casey made the shrewd move in this exchange.

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  4. azkiwi

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  5. azkiwi

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    Valencia test times;

    1. Alvaro Bautista ESP Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 35.936s (Lap 4/5)
    2. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 36.198s (3/5)
    3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 39.868s (3/17)
    4. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 42.239s (2/16)
    5. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) 1m 43.736s (27/28)
    6. Aleix Espargaro ESP Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 46.060s (10/15)
    7. Michele Pirro ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 46.829s (6/12)
    8. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 47.129s (2/6)
    9. Claudio Corti ITA Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 48.020s (15/16)
    10. Randy De Puniet FRA Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 48.351s (12/13)
    11. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 50.853s (7/8)
    12. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 56.992s (9/12)

    Rossi put in lengthy wet weather runs and completed more laps than any other rider.

    Former MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi rode Smith's bike this morning, posting a lap of 1m 35.954s.


    Crash
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  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Not to mention that their helmets are manufactured by the same company.
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    Crash forgot Hayden.

    1 P BAUTISTA, Alvaro Go & Fun Honda Gresini 1:35.936 4/5 Pit In
    2 P BRADL, Stefan LCR Honda MotoGP 1:36.198 0.262 0.262 3/5 Pit In
    3 P DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 1:39.868 3.670 3.932 3/35 Pit In
    4 AOYAMA, Hiroshi Avintia Blusens 1:42.239 2.371 6.303 2/31 1:53.277
    5 P HAYDEN, Nicky Ducati Team 1:42.571 0.332 6.635 21/30 Pit In
    6 P ROSSI, Valentino Yamaha Factory Racing 1:43.736 1.165 7.800 27/28 Pit In
    7 P PIRRO, Michele Pramac Racing Team 1:44.297 0.560 8.361 33/35 Pit In
    8 P CORTI, Claudio NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:45.814 1.517 9.878 24/25 Pit In
    9 P DE PUNIET, Randy Power Electronics Aspar 1:46.045 0.231 10.109 16/21 Pit In
    10 P ESPARGARO, Aleix Power Electronics Aspar 1:46.060 0.015 10.124 10/15 Pit In
    11 P EDWARDS, Colin NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:46.426 0.366 10.490 14/19 Pit In
    12 ABRAHAM, Karel Cardion AB Motoracing 1:46.992 0.566 11.056 21/23 21:40.541
    13 IANNONE, Andrea Pramac Racing Team 1:47.772 0.780 11.836 22/26 1:57.234
    14 P BARBERA, Hector Avintia Blusens 1:49.457 1.685 13.521 30/31 Pit In
    NC PETRUCCI, Danilo Came IodaRacing Project
    NC PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team
    NC CRUTCHLOW, Cal Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    NC SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    NC BYRNE, Shane Paul Bird Motorsport
    NC MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team
    NC LORENZO, Jorge Yamaha Factory Racing
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  8. David_Moen

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    What's up with Capirossi going faster than VR? They are both new to the bike, and VR has a whole season of racing, whereas Loris has been wandering around the paddock chatting up brolly girls.

    Speaking of brolly girls, who is the blonde shade operator that keeps Colin cool, she's yummy!
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  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Capirex got out before it got too wet.
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  10. David_Moen

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    Ah, that explains it. I didn't renew my "Video Pass" so I'm back to relying on y'all for colour commentary.
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  11. Jadon

    Jadon Been here awhile

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  12. DC2wheels

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    Some WSBK riders will also be at Aragon on Wednesday.
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  13. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Ok, I'm happy, Krops' comments on Motomatters look about where I had hoped Vale would be ie; riding a bike and looking comfortable. I really should spend some money of a subscription so I can actually see what's going on.
    I was hoping for a better test day to see how Marquez and the n00bs all got on.... they could run the testing down here, sunny, warm and cold beer? :D
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  14. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Herve and the Tech III guys are no fools. Most of his calls have been pretty good ones through the years (OK maybe not Toseland). I am sure they are ok with Smith being there. With such limited seats, and the dollars involved if Tech II or Yamaha thought he was a liability he wouldn't be there, contract or no contract.
    Their Moto2 bike is a backmarker and I think they know it, so they are not looking at results, versus ability and how he works with the team. I think he will be one of those who doesn't crash this year, finishes near the CRT's but picks it up as the year goes on a bit. The following year he will find some more speed and fight the other satellite riders for mid prototype positions.
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  15. mdubya

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    I'll try to behave.
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  16. yooperbikemike

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  17. craigincali

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    Any word on Maverick Vinales going to Moto2??

    Based on that tweet sounds like Casey is definately going to V8 Supercars....
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  18. tinhead

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    John Hopkins? :1drink
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  19. RobbieO

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  20. Mr Head

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    Why would anybody racer V8 Supercars?
    Slotcars maybe but really? After motoGP? It was that fucking boring?
    That kid has some issues.

    Oh, and I may have wasted my time re-upping for the off season, since live isn't an option. But it was cheaper. :lol3
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