Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. fdl3

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  2. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    That bike is as good looking as the Duc is ugly.

    I hope Yamaha runs an ad of Vale kissing the Yamaha as a welcome back, like the picture of him kissing the bike goodbye.
  3. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Just watched short video of MM's first Moto GP ride. He looked incredibly comfortable. Any word on Yamaha lap times at Aragon?
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    Things got interesting at the end of the day as the track dried and there was about an hour and a half that all were out on slicks.


    Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Prev. Gap Lead. Gap Laps Last lap
    1 PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 1:32.322 25 / 30 1:32.559
    2 CRUTCHLOW, Cal Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:32.671 0.349 0.349 28 / 28 1:32.671
    3 BRADL, Stefan LCR Honda MotoGP 1:32.813 0.142 0.491 21 / 25 1:38.570
    4 HAYDEN, Nicky Ducati Team 1:32.956 0.143 0.634 33 / 33 1:32.956
    5 BAUTISTA, Alvaro Go & Fun Honda Gresini 1:33.109 0.153 0.787 25 / 26 1:33.454
    6 P DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 1:33.238 0.129 0.916 30 / 31 Pit In
    7 P MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:33.403 0.165 1.081 27 / 28 Pit In
    8 PIRRO, Michele Pramac Racing Team 1:33.625 0.222 1.303 51 / 51 1:33.625
    9 P IANNONE, Andrea Pramac Racing Team 1:33.833 0.208 1.511 52 / 56 Pit In
    10 P DE PUNIET, Randy Power Electronics Aspar 1:34.081 0.248 1.759 28 / 30 Pit In
    11 P SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:34.538 0.457 2.216 42 / 43 Pit In
    12 P ABRAHAM, Karel Cardion AB Motoracing 1:35.309 0.771 2.987 21 / 25 Pit In
    13 PETRUCCI, Danilo Came IodaRacing Project 1:35.403 0.094 3.081 26 / 26 1:35.403
    14 P BARBERA, Hector Avintia Blusens 1:39.248 3.845 6.926 25 / 26 Pit In
    15 P ESPARGARO, Aleix Power Electronics Aspar 1:43.517 4.269 11.195 35 / 40 Pit In
  5. mdubya

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    Last thing I saw was that they were rained out after lunch. Rossi did 9 laps, Lorenzo 0. I think they were running the WSBK config, too, so lap times would not be relevant, unless you are interested in whether Rossi was faster than or close to Lorenzo.
  6. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Just saw a short clip of MM on the RC213V (MotoGP site)

    He looks like he is riding his Moto2 bike- looks comfortable. :eek1

    He almost had his elbow down.
  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Valencia test -- Day 2

    <table class="resultsTable"><tbody><tr><td>1</td> <td> 26</td> <td> Dani Pedrosa</td> <td> Honda</td> <td> 1:32.322</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 2</td> <td> 35</td> <td> Cal Crutchlow</td> <td> Yamaha</td> <td> 1:32.671</td> <td> 0.349</td> <td> 0.349</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 3</td> <td> 19</td> <td> Stefan Bradl</td> <td> Honda</td> <td> 1:32.813</td> <td> 0.491</td> <td> 0.142</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 4</td> <td> 69</td> <td> Nicky Hayden</td> <td> Ducati</td> <td> 1:32.956</td> <td> 0.634</td> <td> 0.143</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 5</td> <td> 6</td> <td> Alvaro Bautista</td> <td> Honda</td> <td> 1:33.109</td> <td> 0.787</td> <td> 0.153</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 6</td> <td> 4</td> <td> Andrea Dovizioso</td> <td> Ducati</td> <td> 1:33.238</td> <td> 0.916</td> <td> 0.129</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 7</td> <td> 14</td> <td> Marc Marquez</td> <td> Honda</td> <td> 1:33.403</td> <td> 1.081</td> <td> 0.165</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 8</td> <td> 51</td> <td> Michele Pirro</td> <td> Ducati Test</td> <td> 1:33.625</td> <td> 1.303</td> <td> 0.222</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 9</td> <td> 29</td> <td> Andrea Iannone</td> <td> Ducati</td> <td> 1:33.833</td> <td> 1.511</td> <td> 0.208</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 10</td> <td> 93</td> <td> Randy De Puniet</td> <td> ART</td> <td> 1:34.081</td> <td> 1.759</td> <td> 0.248</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 11</td> <td> 38</td> <td> Bradley Smith</td> <td> Yamaha</td> <td> 1:34.538</td> <td> 2.216</td> <td> 0.457</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12</td> <td> 17</td> <td> Karel Abraham</td> <td> ART</td> <td> 1:35.309</td> <td> 2.987</td> <td> 0.771</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 13</td> <td> 9</td> <td> Danilo Petrucci</td> <td> Suter BMW</td> <td> 1:35.403</td> <td> 3.081</td> <td> 0.094</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 14</td> <td> 8</td> <td> Hector Barbera</td> <td> FTR Kawasaki</td> <td> 1:39.248</td> <td> 6.926</td> <td> 3.845</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 15</td> <td> 41</td> <td> Aleix Espargaro</td> <td> ART</td> <td> 1:43.517</td> <td> 11.195</td> <td> 4.269</td> </tr> <tr> <td> 16</td> <td> 7</td> <td> Hiroshi Aoyama</td> <td> FTR Kawasaki</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 17</td> <td> 71</td> <td> Claudio Corti</td> <td> FTR Kawasaki</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 18</td> <td> 5</td> <td> Colin Edwards</td> <td> FTR Kawasaki</td></tr></tbody></table>
  8. mdubya

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    I wonder if Piro and Iannone had the latest spec Ducs to test. :ear

    Also, I thought Krop said Preziosi was going to speak today. Did I miss it?

    :lurk
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    What did I miss about Colin on an FTR Kawi?
  10. mdubya

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    Selling his soul.

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    Give the poor kid a Factory bike.
  14. mdubya

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    I am pretty sure that is what he has signed on for in that photo. :deal
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    MM is 1.1 secs behind Pedro. On his first time EVER aboard the bike. Shouldn't get too excited about some test laptimes, and first race is light years away. But that won't cool the media frenzy around him, that's for sure.
  16. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Good news for Stefan, he deserves the support, I'm very impressed with Marquez, maybe my predictions of "getting up to speed over his first season" area bit off!
    What about Aragon? Only rumour I can find so far is about Jorge falling off his bike?

    Fron the MotoGP site:

    "Elsewhere, the Yamaha Factory Racing duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi had a difficult session at their test in Aragón, which was marred with rain and a crash for Lorenzo. Lorenzo was fortunately unhurt in the crash. Rossi commented afterwards that he was happy with the bike, and that apart from the increase in power, not much had changed from the last time he rode the 800cc bike in 2010."
  17. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Wonder if it is as "factory" as MM's :wink:
  18. mdubya

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    And MM and Pedrosa will wonder who is getting the good stuff too.

    I heard some interesting stuff suggesting that Spies did not have the same spec bike as Lorenzo this year.

    Remember 2006 when Hayden was stuck on the 'lab' bike even though he was leading the championship and far preferred the standard factory bike?
  19. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    After watching the Moto2 race from Valencia, I'm really excited to see Marquez in GP this year. The dude is an aggressive passer, it'll be great to see him mixing it up with whomever he's racing with.

    After one of MM's hard passes, the guys on Eurosport were wondering what would happen if he pulled such a move against Colin Edwards* Could be some fireworks, hopefully it's kept clean but aggressive.

    JC

    * I'd be ecstatic if CE ends up any where near racing MM in 2013.
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    If you're going to be my teammate you've got to loose that silly scarf:lol3