Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Suggesting he look at MotoMatters as a more viable outlet!

    Wonder if the Duc boyz are gonna swap in those cast aluminum subframes on their GP rides now that they have felt all the feedback they provide...:deal
  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    You may have seen the links in the other thread.

    http://www.roadracingworld.com/news...ircuit-of-the-americas/#.UUop6tFgGDQ.facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/BoycottCotaMotogp
  3. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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  4. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    The CoTA ownership group's asshattery is well known by now, I think. I laughed when they tried to cowboy stunt their way into a better F1 deal from Bernie Ecclestone, who simply announced a New York GP and graciously accepted even more money from CoTA when they swallowed the original terms. :lol2 Bernie's ol' friend Tavo was tossed aside, with severance, but that was just business, mate . . .
  5. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    In the first place, its a semi-public facility, and in the second its a horrible tiny-minded PR faux pas. What's he going to do - leave with the grandstands in his back pocket?

    Not sure that one Texan dissing another can be unseemly ... but that was unseemly. :topes
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    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    There is only one rule in Formula One: Bernie always wins.
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    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Bernie has friends?:huh
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    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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    Bernie has friends?
    Only in the Twilght Zone!!!
  9. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Of course. Hundreds of millions of them. :1drink

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  10. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    I agree it is not a good PR move, just saying it is reality. Especially given the history of the group that runs CotA.
  11. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    I'm not gonna boycott COTA, I like MotoGP too much.

    Where can I get a few Kevin Schwantz T-shirts to wear that weekend at the track?
    The louder the better.:evil
    Something flourescent that sez "Kevin Schwantz- World Champion and Fantastic Person Generally" should do.:deal
  12. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Yes, it seems they may have unwittingly helped Kev recoup his lost $ with T-shirt sales!? :rofl
  13. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    I think it's a shame for Kevin to be treated that way even though he started the law suit.
    Seems like a huge low class move by the folks at COTA .
    Unless i am mistaken , credentials and pit passes are all vetted and approved in advance by the facility .
    Was Kevin using another name when he applied for his credentials ?
  14. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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  15. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Journalists are issued individual, named passes, as are riders and regular team members. Teams are often also given a selection of anonymous passes for guests and other sundry visitors. I suspect Schwantz tried to enter using one of those passes.
  16. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Was it a matter of cutting out the middleman (Schwantz) to save some bucks?

    Probably LOTS more here than meets the eye, eh?
  17. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    What really matters here is that the whole thing is a stupid mess, does nothing to enhance the racing, improve the sport , or get the fans excited about GP racing.

    Bunch of drama queens with more money than brains .:puke1
  18. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    For sure.

    From what I've read, it's not clear that KS had a contract -- or, at least not a very good one. It would be so much more classy if Dorna / COTA made a place for him, like they did for Capirossi. Schwantz has been lobbying hard for a Texas GP for a long time.
  19. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    there are too sides to every story no doubt,but this kinda smacks of cutting of your nose to spite your face.I amsure it will lose them some ticket sales amongst the KS faithfull
  20. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    Perhaps a better way of saying it is ;
    There are two sides lying in every story, and somewhere in between lies the truth. :D