Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    But if the perception among the many (like around here) is that Hayden outroad Rossi on the Duc, does that not count for anything? Rossi may have beat Hayden in the points, but if everyone thinks the opposite is true... does anyone go back to look up season points for positions 6 through 9?
  2. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Of course with his massive salary, Rossi should have performed a lot better, so in that respect Hayden may have been the better investment of the two. But he didn't outride Rossi on that bike.
  3. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    You must drive an audi...:lol3

    Audi did not buy the MotoGP team, they bought the brand, don't know why. Maybe so they can drop it like beemer dropped Husky.

    Le mans efforts don't count here. The way i see it, they are going to dump their motoGP team, after the deal with Dorna ends...2014 or 2016... Yes they are now saying, that they want to gather their own data before making changes. Audi please... Which has better data: Motorcycle company that has raced years in WSBK/MGP ?? Or a car company that has never built a bike ??

    I have an idea... Ducati should dig up the drawings of the 2007 bike, rebuild it and then gather some data... didn't that bike still have steel trellis "frame" ?
  4. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    No, Hayden did not out ride Rossi. Rossi did poorly, but did better than Hayden( not by much ). Hayden started many races better than Rossi, but Hayden seem to allways fade before the end. Rossi was more consistent and did not fade, Rossi did better.
  5. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Yes, Hayden often out qualified Rossi, but Rossi went forward during the race, Hayden went backwards.
  6. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Wow alot of guys drinking that Rossi KoolAid....
  7. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    At least the Rossi koolaid is just koolaid... The Nicky/Ben koolaid seem to have some acid mixed in there...
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I don't think there is any Ben koolaid left.
  9. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Jesus Juice. :evil
  10. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    The steel trellis frame was crap. Stoner begged Ducati to give him the carbon frame as soon as he tested it, it was so much better.

    Ducati don't need a 2007 bike, they need 2007 circumstances: a custom-built tire, Honda and Yamaha aiming at the wrong target (agility instead of fuel efficiency), and the mercurial talent of Casey Stoner. None of those factors are currently available to them. that's their problem.
  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    As the man most in the know around here do you think Audi is in MotoGP for only a short time?
  12. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    What I understand is that Marlboro are losing patience with Ducati. I think Audi would be perfectly happy to continue with Marlboro picking up such a large part of the bills. However, if they had to pay for it out of their own pockets, that might be another thing altogether.

    Audi's intention is to continue, as far as I am aware, and they intend to stay in if they can. They also have a contract with Dorna which will keep them in until 2017 or '18. They could leave, but it would cost them.
  13. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Is there a commitment to fixing the bike, to make it competitive, or is that just corporate talk?
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    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    There's a commitment to fix the bike.
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    Yeah, I ran out last year.
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    There is what people might think, and then there is what you can put on your resume. :deal
  17. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  18. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I was curious and graphed all of the races from 2012 that both Rossi and Hayden finished. Of course racing only counts if you finish.
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    So, the lower the graph, the better.

    From those 13 races Rossi finished ahead of Nicky in 8 races. And Nicky ahead of The Doctor in 5 races.

    You could have used yellow on the Rossi graph.:deal. :)
  20. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    For a good part of last year Rossi wasn't really pushing 100% I think. He'd seen the bike's a turd, can't get on the rostrum, and knew he wasn't gonna stay, so to try stubbornly and risk crashing and injuring yourself probably didn't seem like a wise thing to do.

    Btw, Hayden is lucky to be alive and well after that bizarre crash and flight @ Aragon.