Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. swimmer

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    Looks like JLo has switched to HJC helmets.
  2. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Sepang Test -- Day 1

    <table class="resultsTable"><tbody><tr><td>1</td> <td> 26</td> <td> Dani Pedrosa</td> <td> Repsol Honda Team</td> <td> 2:01.157</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 2</td> <td> 99</td> <td> Jorge Lorenzo</td> <td> Yamaha Factory Racing</td> <td> 2:01.165</td> <td> 0.008</td> <td> 0.008</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 3</td> <td> 93</td> <td> Marc Marquez</td> <td> Repsol Honda Team</td> <td> 2:01.201</td> <td> 0.044</td> <td> 0.036</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 4</td> <td> 46</td> <td> Valentino Rossi</td> <td> Yamaha Factory Racing</td> <td> 2:01.584</td> <td> 0.427</td> <td> 0.383</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 5</td> <td> 6</td> <td> Stefan Bradl</td> <td> LCR Honda MotoGP</td> <td> 2:01.789</td> <td> 0.632</td> <td> 0.205</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 6</td> <td> 35</td> <td> Cal Crutchlow</td> <td> Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td> <td> 2:01.881</td> <td> 0.724</td> <td> 0.092</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 7</td> <td> 19</td> <td> Alvaro Bautista</td> <td> Go & Fun Honda Gresini</td> <td> 2:01.981</td> <td> 0.824</td> <td> 0.100</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 8</td> <td> T2</td> <td> Katsayuki Nakasuga</td> <td> Yamaha Factory</td> <td> 2:02.968</td> <td> 1.811</td> <td> 0.987</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 9</td> <td> 72</td> <td> Kosuke Akiyoshi</td> <td> HRC Test Team</td> <td> 2:02.972</td> <td> 1.815</td> <td> 0.004</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 10</td> <td> 69</td> <td> Nicky Hayden</td> <td> Ducati Team</td> <td> 2:03.336</td> <td> 2.179</td> <td> 0.364</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 11</td> <td> T1</td> <td> Wataru Yoshikawa</td> <td> Yamaha Factory</td> <td> 2:03.456</td> <td> 2.299</td> <td> 0.120</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12</td> <td> 38</td> <td> Bradley Smith</td> <td> Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td> <td> 2:03.460</td> <td> 2.303</td> <td> 0.004</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 13</td> <td> 4</td> <td> Andrea Dovizioso</td> <td> Ducati Team</td> <td> 2:03.535</td> <td> 2.378</td> <td> 0.075</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 14</td> <td> 41</td> <td> Aleix Espargaro</td> <td> Power Electronics Aspar</td> <td> 2:03.782</td> <td> 2.625</td> <td> 0.247</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 15</td> <td> 14</td> <td> Randy de Puniet</td> <td> Power Electronics Aspar</td> <td> 2:04.283</td> <td> 3.126</td> <td> 0.501</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 16</td> <td> 29</td> <td> Andrea Iannone</td> <td> Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team</td> <td> 2:04.500</td> <td> 3.343</td> <td> 0.217</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 17</td> <td> 11</td> <td> Ben Spies</td> <td> Ignite Pramac Racing Team</td> <td> 2:05.086</td> <td> 3.929</td> <td> 0.586</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 18</td> <td> 37</td> <td> Takumi Takahashi</td> <td> HRC Test Team</td> <td> 2:05.154</td> <td> 3.997</td> <td> 0.068</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 19</td> <td> 8</td> <td> Hector Barbera</td> <td> Avintia Blusens</td> <td> 2:05.469</td> <td> 4.312</td> <td> 0.315</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 20</td> <td> 68</td> <td> Yonny Hernandez</td> <td> Paul Bird Motorsport</td> <td> 2:05.656</td> <td> 4.499</td> <td> 0.187</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 21</td> <td> 17</td> <td> Karel Abraham</td> <td> Cardion AB Motoracing</td> <td> 2:05.694</td> <td> 4.537</td> <td> 0.038</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 22</td> <td> 9</td> <td> Danilo Petrucci</td> <td> Came IodaRacing Project</td> <td> 2:05.753</td> <td> 4.596</td> <td> 0.059</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 23</td> <td> 7</td> <td> Hiroshi Aoyama</td> <td> Avintia Blusens</td> <td> 2:05.919</td> <td> 4.762</td> <td> 0.166</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 24</td> <td> 71</td> <td> Claudio Corti</td> <td> NGM Mobile Forward Racing</td> <td> 2:06.426</td> <td> 5.269</td> <td> 0.507</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 25</td> <td> 33</td> <td> Michael Laverty</td> <td> Paul Bird Motorsport</td> <td> 2:06.507</td> <td> 5.350</td> <td> 0.081</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 26</td> <td> 52</td> <td> Lukas Pesek</td> <td> Came IodaRacing Project</td> <td> 2:07.015</td> <td> 5.858</td> <td> 0.508</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 27</td> <td> 67</td> <td> Bryan Staring</td> <td> Go & Fun Honda Gresini</td> <td> 2:07.044</td> <td> 5.887</td> <td> 0.029</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 28</td> <td> 5</td> <td> Colin Edwards</td> <td> NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team</td> <td> 2:08.206</td> <td> 7.049</td> <td> 1.162</td></tr></tbody></table>
  3. swimmer

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    Dovi looking like someone just kicked his puppy in the post session interview.
  4. bikerfish

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    the ducatis are already 2-4 seconds back, not a good sign, I don't see them reducing that gap, remember, the fast guys are only gonna get faster. Rossi is probably too busy smiling and laughing in his helmet to push it any harder.
    nice to see the top 4 or 5 pretty close though, hope it stays that way, gonna make for an awesome year.
  5. Mr Head

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    I watched the highlight feed this morning over breakfast.
    Rossi looks relaxed. Spies looks like Rossi did a couple of years ago, "..wtf?"
    Nicky looks like he always does; working it. So not even the "BNG" updates for Ducati so far? I'm thinking Audi have a good idea of how big the money firehose needs to be to make it work in MotoGP, and are uninterested. As long as sales are working, let it ride.

    Lorenzo and Pedrosa; "... same as it ever was ..."

    Mid- April new track? wonder what that will hold? Long time between now and Qatar to me is like Daytona. An odd race in an odd place at an odd time.
    So the real season will start in May when the circus gets back to Spain.
  6. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    I believe Marky Mark is gonna put a turd in everyones punch bowl...Not saying hes gonna win a championship this year but he might surprise people :D
  7. UngaWunga

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    Soooooo....

    Any predictions when Ducati takes their ball and goes home to WSBK? How long, even with Audi $dough, can they keep pouring the millions into that mid pack bike like its a boat (a hole in the water where you throw money)?
  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    A little early for death predictions, isn't it?
  9. wiseblood

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    ...And he was never heard from or seen again.... :grim


    (Is it just me, or do all Italians making excuses for Ducati sound the same? :lol3)
  10. UngaWunga

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    Four years isn't enough writing on the wall?
  11. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Maybe they will change the cc size to 800 again and Ducati will have the field by 10+mph...if that happens Dovi will start winning and they will proclaim him as the "best"
  12. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I will have what this man is drinking, bartender:1drink
  13. Zeekster

    Zeekster Been here awhile

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    Unless there is some magical breakthrough,I predict the demise of Ducati:huh in Gp when their contract expires.The reason being that the tobacco dudes have just about had enough of NO RESULTS:eek1 from there investments...jus sayin...:wink:
    With that being said, I think Audi will see the handwriting on the wall rather quickly,especially when the CFO tabulates the costs...
  14. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Good point; Ducati sales aren't entirely based on race results. As long as John Q Public sees the name in lights once in a while and a few red bikes at Starbucks, they'll sell. I wonder how many Ducati riders can even name 3 MotoGP riders of ANY brand, let alone a Duc?
    They are gorgeous bikes and have a mystique, so as long as people buy 'em, I don't know how much their performance matters. After all, look how many KLR's get sold each year. :rofl
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    As long as they don't run out of elbow pucks, I think the old guys are in trouble!?! :lol3
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  16. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    MM is gonna need helmet pucks. Holy shit!

    He may be the second coming!
  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    It's called "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT".
    It takes time for at least some time for the Audi guys to gather up enough of their own data before making changes.
    Let them at least start.
    It would be stupid of Audi to toss in the towel on MotoGP so quickly, BMW may end up there depending upon rules. Besides, Audi know there is brand value in racing success.
  18. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    best picture ive seen in a long time! Hes gonna be wild this year
  19. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    WHY....WHY hasn't Ducati closed up MotoGP shop and poured a fraction of the MGP $$$ into their WSBK budget?

    They are already pretty friggin' close to the front of World Superbike. Take, I don't know, 25% of the prototype budget and make the Panigale a WSBK pole sitter and race winner.

    Maybe Audi will see the light when a CRT bike or two pummels a couple of their factory riders.

    Maybe B.S. has some insider info about the next few years in both MGP and WSBK and he is factoring it in????
  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2013/Feb/13020569spenag1.htm


    Hayden: "We Knew"
    by staff
    Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    2006 MotoGP world champion Nick Hayden does not sound terribly surprised to find his name tenth-fastest on the timing sheets after day one of the Sepang MotoGP test. Ducati made it clear at their recent team introduction that they were not going to debut a new Ducati GP bike until they fully understood what the current one can and cannot do, its weak points and strong points all filtered through a new team structure. Thus Hayden is basically riding the same motorcycle today that he did in late 2012.