Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Man! Thats a bit harsh! Waving flags tday at WSBK testing, and #21 went past! Got excited for a minute! :lol3 (And yes, it was red...)
  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    OK, my turn.....

    1. Rosie...(Never right off a Champion. And he IS)
    2.Ped. (Again)
    3.George (Sumpns gunna happen..)
    4.Dovie (So there!)
    5.Cruthclow (Cause he can)
  3. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Harsh but true. Hard enough winning in MotoGP when you're 27. Damn near impossible at 34.

    The contrast with WSBK is pretty interesting. A lot of older winners there, not just Checa and Biaggi, but also Bayliss (of course), Raymond Roche, Doug Polen, Fogarty (29 when he got the first of his 4 titles), Corser's 2nd title, Hodgson (30 when he won his first). All 30 and up. Without going through the full list of MotoGP champs, most of them were under 30 when they won.
  4. Joe

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    If VR was 25 my list would look different, and I would love to see Valentino win another. I just think that when MM gets near the front (and he will) there will be very little that can keep him from the win, much like a young VR.
  5. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Dovi in 4th? Ok, ok, I can see this. But all the current circuits need to be abandoned and all the bikes race from an open cargo plane door. First one that hits the ground wins! :lol3

    Wait a minute- revise the top 4 standings- 1 thru 4....all Ducatis. :rofl

    Just funnin' ya'

    Would actually be GREAT if the GP13 finished the year top 5 or better
  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  7. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    My probably poorly educated guess:

    1) Lorenzo or Pedrosa or Rossi
    2) Marquez or Crutchlow
    3-5) from the above group

    I think I've got it nailed.
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    That didn't take long.......:D
  9. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    I don't think the Duc is aerodynamic enough to reach the ground first. Plus, it is so ugly it would probably be repelled by the ground, similar to the principle that allows helicopters to fly. :lol3
  10. Mighty Kentor

    Mighty Kentor Been here awhile

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  11. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Rossi is good at setting records - oldest Moto GP Champion is a good one to aim for.
  12. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    - The old champ returning to a bike he´s always performed very well on, and now with a point to prove...

    - The young rising star, who gets to hop on the best machine on the grid, creates huge expectations, but seems to fulfill them straight away, and he´s just learning...

    - The defending champion, and his hardest opponent from last year, both of them virtually guaranteed to fight for podium positions in each and every race they finish...

    On paper, this seems like true dynamite – and that´s just the top four guys from Sepang test-1 mentioned (though it looks almost certain, that one of these riders will be crowned this year´s champion).

    In the past few years, something always seems to happen, that kills the excitement. Like Rossi breaking his leg, Pedrosa getting a DNF caused by a stupid team error, etc.... or somebody just runs away with the title, that´s not very exciting either. I really hope MotoGP delivers this year.
  13. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Faster than a GP13 :D

    Anyone else think that they should have skipped over that number? :huh
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    The way Carlos and the Alstare team sorted the Panigale over the last two days at PI, maybe that's an option..?
  15. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    If it wasn't a 1200cc engine........
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    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    I don't think you're write about Rossi.:evil
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    He may not be right about Rossi, but he did write about Rossi. :1drink
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    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Write/right/rite you are :D
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    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    So as part of a story I'm doing for a Dutch bike magazine, I calculated the ages of all past MotoGP and 500 champs. Below is a frequency distribution ranked according to age:

    21 2
    22 3
    23 4
    24 6
    25 7
    26 6
    27 6
    28 5
    29 6
    30 6
    31 5
    32 3
    33 2
    34 1
    35 1
    36 0
    37 1
  20. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    David,

    Looking further into those figures, are the more recent champions younger than back in the 500cc days? Just thinking of the past few years.