Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    they'll probably be showing the national spelling bee live!!!!! and after that, they'll have some kind of ball teams sitting around picking players for the next season! hoooorayyyy!!!

    the internet is gonna be our very dear friend, goodbye cable!
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    Very entertaining read. :clap
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    Excellent! That's what they need to sustain or grow the sport; real, accessible stories with heart.
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  13. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    That was good reading Krop, thank your contributor for me.....


    Mind you coming from berserker stock (Scots & Norse) myself I'd give Vale a better than 1 in 4 chance, it's always about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight. :deal


    Is there racing soon?
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    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Are you calling Rossi a dog?:evil
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    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Yep, hopefully a lean, mean, sneaky one that outsmarts all them youngsters!



    In reality tho, my thoughts are that Marquez will be competitive but is not expecting to win in his first year so will not, Dani will be under the most pressure he ever has been and will find that hard to cope with, Jorge is the ice man and will be hard to beat but Vales hard riding will disconcert him a bit (I think he will hold the championship at the end). I would love Vale to win but I suspect that is very unlikely, he will be very competitive in the second half of the season but to win you need to be consistent all year.:deal

    I'm cheering for Vale & Cal and will have to put up with admiring the rest.
  17. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    That's a good assessment. After Bens flameout I really don't have a dog in this hunt, I like and admire all these guys for their remarkable talents. I think Rossi is a bit too long in the tooth to win another championship. Whatever happens, let's just hope for some good racing and good health to all.:deal
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    Of course, but: Who else in the top four isn't hungry for the win?

    Lorenzo? Former champion. If wanting the win for the sake of it wasn't enough, now he wants to win to prove primacy over Rossi on the same bike.

    Pedrosa? Always a bride's maid, never a bride. Never a champion in the premier class, but he really got something halfway through last season. He knows this might be his only chance.

    Marquez? Like a young Rossi: Full of ambition, and too young to have any fear. You saw what he did to Thomas Lüthi last year in Qatar, so you know he is rough and tumble. You saw what he did at Motegi after he flubbed the start, so you know what he is capable of!


    It's going to be a smokin' season! :clap
  19. mdubya

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    Pedrosa is a 3 time World Champion. Just never a Moto GP World Champion. :deal
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    Yes, this. :nod