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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    Shit. I didn't mean to light that fuse. I just always think of Berlusconi as a great punchline. Sorry everyone.
  2. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Which is great, because I think the new leading party is lead by a comedian. Yes, really. :lol3

    We have Al Franklin, but he's just a Senator.

    Motorcycles? Those have two wheels, right?
  3. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Oh but I have a few times! I do apologize, it was rude and a bit inflammatory. In fact, I'm a Cultural Anthropology student. The fact that he is back in office is fairly reminiscent of what I've been learning of Mexican politics this quarter; people are more often manipulated into voting for most officials than actually autonomously voting for them. I also had read an article back when he had made his bid for this election that many had felt that because the economy had become so bad after he left that they had become convinced by him that he was the only thing holding it together before.

    But here's the real issue, does the Executive leader of Italy ride?
  4. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Ohhhh yeaaaaaa, he rides!:viking
  5. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Whatever they tried yesterday put Nicky .5 closer to the front and put Dovi .8 closer.

    I think it was fuel tank position and weight distribution, which could mean anything. But a .5 and .8 second improvement is a step in the right direction.
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    No one was convinced about Rossi until after he switched to Yamaha and won.

    There is nothing to lose in believing he has the highest potential. He certainly has given every indication that he has it. You won't be penalized if you are wrong. :D
  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    From GP One, today.
  8. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Hahaha I was expecting this.
  9. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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  10. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Yeah, they should have elected a governator rather than a fornicator. Or the combo, as California did. :lol3
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  12. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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  13. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Pretty sure Arnie fell on the same sword.
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    swimmer armchair asshole

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  15. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    From the article:

    "The dual MotoGP world champion gave a glimpse of the belligerence which unnerved motorcycle superstar Valentino Rossi when he previewed his first run in Red Bull Racing's Holden."

    I can think of a lot of things to say about Casey's motoGP career, but belligerence? Statements like this put the whole article in perspective. As bullshit.
  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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  17. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Check out Espargaro on the CRT Aprilla! He's on a CRT right? He's on par with the B team Ducatis. Did he miss a corner? He's also postiong times near the test riders for Yamaha!

    Aprilla's showing @ Sepang and at WSBK Philip Island is really impressive.

    I'm sad to say this, but I think this will be Ben Spies last year in MotoGP. Either he's still hurt or the Ducati is just that bad! Hopefully I'm wrong, but so far he's doing terrible. Relooking at Test 3 results, it looks like the Ducatis are just that bad, fastest Ducati rider, Andrea D, is 1.0 second down. Nicky's 1.5 seconds. another tough year to ride red.
  18. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    At what point does being 0.5 seconds down become his pace, versus "he's just getting used the M1" ? :deal
  19. sailor22

    sailor22 Jay Pegg pusher

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    Race day is usually a pretty good marker.
  20. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    About now.