Yooperbikemike's 2014 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    No rest for the wicked...

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    The 2014 season starts tomorrow...

    If you haven't re-upped your MotoGP.com subscription, BTSports will be carrying testing live.
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  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    Re-upped. Ready. :D
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  3. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Just because.
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  4. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    Looking forward to another great season of racing!
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  5. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

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    God willing and the creek don't rise, I'm in. :D

    I'd love to see Rossi repeatedly return to the top step and be a factor in the championship next year, but it will be either a Marquez repeat or a Lorenzo return. :evil
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I'm with you in regards to Rossi.
    I don't know how JLo can step up his game other than not breaking any bones.
    The way he finished the season you'd think that would be enough but Mark will get even better for sure next season.
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  7. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    Ah the challenges of being a fan--Although we THINK MM will get better there are a myriad of scenarios that would make him a non-factor for next year; accidents, injuries, et al. Could next year be Pedrosa's year? Will Dorna level the playing field and give Nicky another chance? The thrill of anticipation!!
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  8. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    I'm rubbing my hands in anticipation to see how Redding and Hayden do on the Honda tomorrow. It'd be nice to see Aoyama get his mojo back to. I've got to find a new rider to cheer on now that Spies is retired. Glad I bought all that Spies/Ducati gear at Indy. :lol3
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  9. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    I'm wondering how much Redding is going to ride. He didn't look so good today.
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  10. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    Nicky probably won't be able to sleep tonite, too excited to get on that Honda!!:clap
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  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Sorry there will be no 'Pedrosa's year".:deal
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  12. gonnagetthere

    gonnagetthere Been here awhile

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    As a Nicky supporter, I sure hope the RCV1000R is everything Honda claims it to be. Keep in mind though, Nicky is very methodical in his approach, and no doubt the bike will require considerable set-up. I'm not expecting to see Nicky at the top of the time sheets anytime during the 3 day test. Of course Nicky's incredible work ethic will no doubt help the Aspar team and Honda gather tons of data. I'll be happy to see steady progress over the 3 days.

    Oh...and if Nicky ends up with significantly better lap times than Cal or Dovi, that will be a sweet bonus. :lol3
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  13. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

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    Will the Esparargo brothers be on their new bikes?
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  14. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I am not going to be able to sleep tonight :lol3
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  15. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    Are we there yet?:twitch
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  16. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I think Yamaha made some big improvements in the last 1/3 of the year, for Jorge, anyway. Hopefully they continue that trend. Jorge's was the bike to beat in the second half of the season.

    Vale is going to need to see some similar improvements for the bike to suit his personal riding style. No evidence of that happening just yet.

    This is the only result needed at this point. :wink:

    :D

    He has been like a sprinter with lead weights tied to his ankles for the last 5 years.
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  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I guess if I have three hopes for the 2014 season it would be for Pedrosa to win the championship, NH to be closer to the podiium and, for CE to regularly beat his teammate. Never really been a fan of Edwards but there is something about Aleix Espargaro that I find slightly irritating. All three are probably a long shot.
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  18. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I guess it's time to shell out 100 euros for 2014 Moto GP subscription so I could enjoy testing on Monday.
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  19. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    I don't know how he maintains his zen-like composure with one crushing disappointment after another. Maybe a nice home in Switzerland makes the pain go down easier.

    In any case, my hope for him is going through the season without breaking anything. That's a long shot right there.
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  20. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    I'm in...re-upped for the 2014 MGP videopass. I bought the 1/2 year pass for the first time this year, best money I have spent in a long time, already looking forward to see how the testing goes tomorrow, especially Hayden on the Honda! :D
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