Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Well, for all the fanbois on here, you would think someone would know he turned 34 yesterday. :D

    Marc Marquez turns 20 today.

    For that reason, I will predict Rossi to win the chasmpioship as he will be there to collect results on the mistakes of the faster riders. Old age and treachery

    1. Rossi
    2. Marquez
    3. JLo
    4. Pedrosa


    :1drink
  2. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    J-Lo beat Pedro this year, seems to me he can do the same this year.

    Nobody knows how fast VR will be but I bet he still has the skills and I bet he is still hungry too.

    MM is new to the big bikes, and I figure he'll be one of those guys that looks awesome in testing, and races really fast until he wipes out (a few times?) and either injury or fear of the bike slow him down. He ought to be good for a win or two.

    The way I see it this adds up to:

    1. Lorenzo
    2. Rossi
    3. Pedro
    4. Marquez
  3. MTN

    MTN Been here awhile

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    Think:
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa
    Rossi
    Marquez

    Want:
    Pedrosa
    Marquez
    Rossi
    Lorenzo
  4. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Oldest MotoGP champions:

    1. Leslie Graham, 1949, 37 years 340 days
    2. Phil Read, 1974, 35 years 208 days
    3. Mick Doohan, 1998, 33 years 122 days.

    Graham was the very first World Champion, racing in the post-war era, which society had necessarily been radically transformed. Read was the last of four-stroke champions, winning on an MV ahead of a horde of still-developing two-strokes. Doohan won his last title at younger age than Rossi is now.

    The best years of a Grand Prix racer are between 23 and 29. Statistics are against Rossi.


    Luckily, statistics don't win championships...
  5. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I am definitely not betting my house on my prediction. :D

    ETA: I just wanted to be the first to pick Rossi. :bert
  6. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    My thoughts.

    Rossi
    Jlo
    Dani
    MM

    Why: I don't think rossi lost his racecraft in two years. He didn't push the ducati because he knew the bike couldn't turn. Jlo is more consistent than most, but rarely delivers stand in the bleachers demonstrations of racecraft like rossi has. Agreed, rossi did this in the past but I would bet he still got it. Dani will be fast., consistent, but tends to have an issue or two that keeps a few points away. MM will win races, wow us, won't get the championship this year.
  7. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    With that opinion it would mean that 98% of racers should never even bother to throw a leg over a race bike.
  8. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    And who won the last two WSBK championships?
  9. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    WSBK is an old man's game. MotoGP is a young man's game. Winning in MotoGP once you're past 30 is hard.
  10. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    An old guy who couldn't cut it in MotoGP.
  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I'm really surprised by this. I got the impression he barely hung onto his seat last year as to why he was late to re-sign and while I know he was running Showa stuff he didn't come off to me as overly impressive. I figured that seat would go to either one of the top moto2 riders or Hayden or some Italian. I guess it's two more years of Flock of Seagulls.
  13. WSobchak

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    I think you could leave the "once you're past 30" part out :rofl
  14. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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  15. Joe

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    1. Marquez
    2. Pedro
    3. Rossi
    4. JLo

    I am betting that extra year in Moto2 is going to start to pay dividends. I think he has the speed of JLo/Pedro with the nerve and confidence of VR.
  16. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    pedro
    Jlo
    Rossi
    MM
    Bradl
    Crutchlow
    Bautista
    Dovi for best duc

    i reckon the honda are gonna be good out of the box,unlike last year,and the way things go the yamahas have lost a little something.Jlo will resist VR with all his might,but they will tak points of each other.If the start mixing it Dani may benifit,and they better not try mixing with the boy.I also predict MM will get some penalty points(is that in this year?)
  17. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    he is one of the fastest out there but i dont think he is that good at setting up his bike,and he a)doesnt have a team mate to help him b) Have Ohlins to advise him,and no comparable suspension data to compare with
  18. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Do we have to post that video from Catalonia again? I think its going to depend on if Rossi says fuck it and goes balls deep or just tries to ride. Jlo will beat him (and possibly Dani) if he's out there playing it safe. If pissed off Vale is on the grid this year, its on.



    I'm going to....

    Jlo
    Rossi
    Pedrobot
    Crutchlow
    Markiemark
  19. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Sure, you can post the video from Catalunya:clap

    Also remember what, Motegi in 2010 where Rossi and Jlo were banging fairings for what, third place? After his broken leg?
    I will bet Rossi is that hungry:deal

    And he is well. And he has a bike that is competitive and turns. He is a racer, through and through. If he wasn't, he would have hung up his leathers.
  20. Pecha72

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    So MM will be straight away better than the two current “aliens”, and a 9-time world champion.. (means that he´s basically expected to do just like Stoner on his prime, but unlike Stoner, do this while he´s a rookie in the top class)?

    Yeah he´s definitely shown some truly extraordinary talent in the smaller classes, that´s why he got the most wanted seat in MotoGP. And I´m sure he´ll do well, and spice up the action on the track nicely, just what the top class needs. But if he takes the title this year, then he´ll do something that not even Rossi, Lorenzo or Stoner could do. They all needed at least one learning year.