Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Was that an intentional reference to the possibility of Marquez getting a bit hairball and overenthusiastic and taking some others out when he bins it while really going fast with the front runners? :lol2

    I'm starting to get excited about this upcoming season. Looks like some real fighting up front among maybe 4-5 riders all season. :deal
  2. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Rossi is 34. Only two men have become world champion at that age or older: Phil Read, who beat Agostini when there was no other competition, and Leslie Graham, the first ever 500cc World Champion in 1949. History is against Rossi. But Rossi has shown scant respect for history.
  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I believe that in Rossi's mind the age thing is just another chance to be mentioned in the record books.
  4. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    Yeah, he's getting older. And in interviews lately he has even started to doubt himself a bit. That is a bit worrying, but i would never bet against the Doctor, he's special. If anyone can do it at 34, it's Rossi.
    I believe the title fight will be tight and between the smooooth Yamaha guys.
  5. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I also agree that MM is gonna be scary at the starts, trying to win the race in the first turn. Rossi is a tough call right now, gonna take 3 or 4 races to see where his skill level is at compared to pedrosa/lorenzo.
  6. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    Didn't Walter Villa win his second championship at age 52 ??
    Maybe he was on a 250 or a 350 , they had so many more classes operating back then .
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    kyns Long timer

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    My point was: i rather bet on Rossi than Pedro, no matter what the odds, never claimed anyone undervalued.
  8. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    if Pedro doesn't do it this year, Puig is gonna explode!
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    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    One can only hope.
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    Walter won his later championships in 1976, at age 33. It was both the 250 and 350 classes. For Harley/Aramacchi.

    Another older winner was the infamous Angel Nieto. He was 37 when he won his last championship in 1984. In the 125 class.

    Neither were top class champions. Which is what we're really talking about here.
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    stk0308 Long timer

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    My name is Steven, and I approve this posting.
  12. Pecha72

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    He really needs to ride to absolute perfection to achieve that. And maybe for the others to have a bit of misfortune at the same time, too. But that can happen. I do not doubt for a second, that he will be VERY determined, and with one goal ONLY, no matter what crap he feeds to the media.. "the wall" will be in their pitbox after Qatar, or latest Jerez... :lol3
  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    sure hope he is getting paid well to ride that dog ... GO 69 !
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    Makes me think of the games Rossi has played in the past... maybe he knows he is going to be fast and up front and is saying things like this to mess with peoples heads.
  15. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    Obviously, if you think Rossi has better chances than Pedrosa at 2.6, 5.5 for Rossi is undervaluing his chances. With that belief, Bet&Win is basically offering you free money. Stop wasting time here and place a bet!

    As for Marquez, when was the last time a rookie won the premier class? And yet people talk about him having a strong chance.
  16. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    1978. Some crazy-ass American.
  17. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    34 years. Same as Rossi's age -- coincidence?
  18. Silver

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    Eh he's just kind of a whiner. Expects a lot but doesn't really produce is how it seems to me. Had factory ride, didn't produce, left, had satalite ride, wanted factory ride, didn't produce, left. And some choice comments on various things that just rubbed me wrong. It's like he has this strong sense of entitlement but hasn't really done anything to earn it and is pissy about it.
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    Huh? KR was 26 in '78 and 28 in '80 when he won his last WC.
  20. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    34 years ago, not 34 years of age.