Yooperbikemike's 2014 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. swimmer

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    It was interesting that in the post race interview he said, roughly "now Marc is #1 (in the team) and we need to try to learn something from him." I suspect if he won the championship next year he'd just call it a day. The guy has had so many injuries.
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  2. yooperbikemike

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    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    Hilarious! :rofl:rofl
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    Aspar has just one Honda RCV1000R at the test so Aoyama will test today. Hayden will ride it Tuesday and Wednesday.
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    Redding on the Honda PR.

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  8. yooperbikemike

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  9. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Maybe this was his "punishment year" for leaving the fold. :evil Now he can say, "If you fix the braking, I can be help to Lorenzo!"
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  10. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    After Cal rides that thing, he'll need to keep the muffs on all year long ...
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  11. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    I hope Rossi gets another win and has a decent season, but part of me hopes it is his last. I think that trying too hard to run with those 3 Spaniards could lead to retirement through injury.

    Honestly, I'm surprised the 3 aliens made it to the end of the season in relative health.
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  12. Drif10

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    Only one did, that's why he's champ.
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  13. Pecha72

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    Partly, yes. But he also had to whoop the asses of two other fast Spaniards on track a few times, and he did that. Valencia doesn't really count, as he was avoiding trouble, check out for example Malaysia, when both were going as fast as they can.

    And interestingly, MM took 4 extra points by leaning on JL on Jorge Lorenzo-corner at Jerez... and that's how many points separated these two in the end.
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  14. mdubya

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    May be true.

    Cal has already agreed that it does not turn. :wink:

    Those two have their work cut out for them. :deal

    Even Dovi has already said, "I will believe it when I see it," as far as improving the bike goes.

    I think he is quietly carrying a few injuries, too.
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  15. Codewheeney

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    It's going to be a long winter (Is it March yet? :ostrich )

    What can F1 Learn from Moto GP?

    I think the author is right that there are more good on track battles in MotoGP than F1, but that's an awful low bar, IMHO

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    Pol getting to grips with the M1. He said it was not as frightening as he expected it to be.

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    Some of us are very anxious to see how this goes.

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  19. sailor22

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    Re-upped. Loved every minute last year. Because of the feeds, this thread and Krop's site GP is huge fun.

    Obviously this is Rossi's get faster or leave year. I don't think he can match the three in front of him - hope I'm wrong on that.

    MM dodged a few bullets by crashing as much as he did and not getting any very serious injuries - I'm looking for that to change next year. Might open the door for Pedro.

    I don't dislike Pedro but Puig just chaps my ass. If Dani dumped him I would be cheering for him as a hard luck underdog. As it stands I'm happy to see him 3rd just because I like to see Puig disappointed.

    JL looked seriously determined at the test today, I'm really looking forward to the fireworks between him and Marq in '14.
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  20. ErikY.

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    Yes some of us are :D

    Testing was great to watch today; looking forward to Hayden's reports once he's done tomorrow.
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