Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    I think it's one bad season, followed by 2013 on the Ducati. :deal


    I couldn't find any good images for when I searched for "career-killing turnip truck" so I'll just use this instead...

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  2. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Ben is 1.4 secs behind Dovi, who is also new to the Ducati, who himself is almost 1.4 down on Pedrosa. It would be easy to see this as the writing on the wall, but I am willing to hold my judgement until he has had a couple good months on the machine. Still, it seems to me that the Ducati is the single biggest career killer in MotoGP these days.
  3. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Considering Ben's injury, I'm not bothered by the times he's posting currently. The problem for him is even if he's the fastest Duc rider......he's still screwed.
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Naw, just seventh.

  5. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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  6. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    If Ben is the fasted Duc by the end of the year I see he has a future in the sport. If not then its time to go Race a RSV4 in WSBK.
  7. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Spies will be OK. Suzuki will be back in 2014.
  8. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Would be interesting to see Suzuki come back and beat Ducati the first year...with Spies riding...and as long as I'm dreaming..with Hayden also on a Suzuki ...
  9. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    Tell me you have rumors of him signing? IS this why he has only a 1 year deal with Duc?
  10. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    I think RDP is getting the other seat.
  11. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    There are signs which point that way. But there's a long way to go still.
  12. Mr Head

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    Suzuki never showed me anything from back in the 500 days. The only way they won championships was by the rider going well beyond the call and hanging it all out. Roberts won on it but it was ugly.
    I don't look for them or Kawasaki to come back with anything as good as the Ducati.

    If Suzuki had given Hopper or McCoy a decent bike either of them would have been at the pointy end. As it was they got a steaming pile of parts.
    If the Ducati is the career killer the Suzuki is the trailer. The Aprilia CRTs will lap it.
  13. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    OK....we gonna' hold you to this, right?
  14. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Bautista was doing some pretty good numbers considering, in '11. If they'd stayed in it'd still be a decent bike.
    New inline 4 will be NEW, but it's not like they have zero experience with inline 4's.
    I believe (fingers crossed :wink: ) that they will be good bikes by the end of '14, kicking Eyetalian butts.
  15. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  16. Rd650

    Rd650 Been here awhile

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    Kenny JR
    2000 Champ on the 500 Zuke I think
  17. getagripgreg

    getagripgreg Been here awhile

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    Roberts JR won for Suzuki in 2000.

    Just saw an old pic on Soup recently that called young Kenny...

    "[SIZE=-1]A very young KRJR learning the ropes in Europe. He would later become the biggest GP racing enigma since Freddie Spencer.[/SIZE]"

    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/image/archive/jimola-archive/1/gp100.htm
  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    True, KRJR slipped my brainspace.
  19. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i think the suzukis will slip in at the bottom of the factory bikes and be running the same pace as the sattelite bikes, they will be better than the ducs, they wont be brilliant,but they wont be flawed
  20. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Won't they be using spec ECU's then? That might level the field a bit.