Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    I thought invisible asterisk translates as "Fans and journalists assign judgement of questionable validity."
  2. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    so when is that sandy night race ?
  3. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    for me its 3 ddays and 3 hours to the Jerez test,Unfortunately its 47 days to that night race in Quatar
  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Is that going to be the livery? Looks good to my eyes.
  5. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i am picking there is gonna be some blue come race day
  6. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Speaking of 'picking', are we going to have an official start of series prediction list? To be visited at end of season?:1drink
  7. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I really like the black and silver livery, shame to mess it up with blue.
    now maybe some yellow,white and black like they did a few years ago!
  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    what like people make their picks now for say the top 5 or 6 at year end?
  9. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    OK, I'll go first (and probably regret it)


    1- Pedrosa.......he is hungry and hears MM's footsteps

    2- JLo........because VR and MM take some points from him

    3- Marquez.....I am out on thin ice here but youth will take more chances than older guys. If they are well calculated chances- he will out-point #46. If not I see some offroad excursions

    4-Rossi.....some podiums but the 3 ahead of him WANT it and beating VR is the carrot.

    5-Crutchlow

    6+ everyone else


    Who knows- probably invert my first 4 and that will be more accurate :lol3
  10. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    yeah, I think we could throw a blanket over J Lo and Pedrosa, gonna be close. Rossi and MM, even though going good at the test, are still an unknown as yet, I believe both will get podiums, but not sure about their consistency, but I do believe they will be 3rd and 4th. after that I'd say a toss-up between Bradl and Crutchlow. I just hope everyone stays healthy!
    is anyone else racing?:evil
  11. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    I'd agree with that, barring injury.
  12. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Right after posting that, the injury wildcard did cross my mind. But maybe this will be a year where there are few if any race-missing boo-boos and the final standings will reflect true points accumulation.

    We can only hope......
  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I'm going to go with,
    1. J Lo, he has this thing wired.
    2. Pedrosa, seven dresses...
    3. Rossi, everything to prove to himself. Could be close second even.
    4. Marquez, youth and enthusiasm won't win the day over and age, experience and treachery.
    Crutchlow, and the rest.

    The Ducs will continue to orbit in tenth just ahead of the CRT's.

    Sadly Colin's experiment with the Kawasaki at FTR will prove to be another building year. First year again. I have a hard time seeing CRT's as anything more than backmarkers.
    I see zero point in racing a bike you absolutely know won't see the front other than when it goes past them. That holds for Ducati and Suzuki when they join in.

    I do think we're in for some good racing at the front. We have four men on nearly equal machines all at or near the top of their game.
  14. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    1. Pedrosa (it will be his year)
    2. Rossi (consistent and a few wins)
    3. J-Lo (just have a feeling of a few DNF's, hope not though)
    4. M-M (youth will cause a handful of crashes early on, by then end of the year he will be winning more than anyone else)
    5. Bradl (Crutchlow will beat him often, but crash enough. Bradl will be consistent with 4th and 5ths all year. )
  15. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I'm betting a CRT finishes ahead of the ducatis! And I'm a ducati fan, but losing faith fast!
  16. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  17. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    1. JLO
    2. Rossi#46
    3. MM
    4. Pedrosa
    5. Bradl
    6. Crutchlow

    And the Aspar CRT's will be mixing with the Ducs.
  18. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Pedrosa
    JLo
    Rossi
    Bautista
    MM

    I don't see MM getting through this complete season unscathed.
  19. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    I'm not really a big Rossi fan, but think it would be an astounding way to end his career if he could come back and take the championship one more (last?) time at the geriatric age of 33 or whatever he is now. :lol3
  20. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Dani
    Vale
    JLo
    MM
    Bradl
    Crutchlow

    I'm really hoping Dani finally gets one in the bag now. If and when Marquez learns all the tricks of the big class, barring any major injuries he's gonna rule for some time.

    Beating JLo's not gonna be easy for anybody... just thinking maybe he can't quite repeat the absolute perfect season he put together last year. And Rossi is probably more hungry than he's ever been.