Yooperbikemike's 2014 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. mdubya

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    Initial results. Nice debut for Pol who said Moto GP was easier than he expected. :huh

    Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Lead. Gap Prev. Gap Laps Last lap
    1 MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:30.287 54 / 56
    2 SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:30.598 0.311 0.311 35 / 36
    3 BRADL, Stefan LCR Honda MotoGP 1:30.868 0.581 0.270 20 / 54
    4 PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 1:30.992 0.705 0.124 32 / 70
    5 BAUTISTA, Alvaro GO&FUN Honda Gresini 1:31.229 0.942 0.237 57 / 58
    6 ESPARGARO, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:31.533 1.246 0.304 12 / 28
    7 IANNONE, Andrea Pramac Racing 1:31.594 1.307 0.061 49 / 69
    8 ESPARGARO, Aleix NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:31.644 1.357 0.050 45 / 49
    9 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 1:31.716 1.429 0.072 33 / 36
    10 CRUTCHLOW, Cal Ducati Team 1:31.875 1.588 0.159 44 / 54
    11 PIRRO, Michele Ducati Test Team 1:31.883 1.596 0.008 47 / 58
    12 HAYDEN, Nicky Power Electronics Aspar 1:32.123 1.836 0.240 37 / 40
    13 AOYAMA, Hiroshi Power Electronics Aspar 1:32.530 2.243 0.407 27 / 60
    14 LAVERTY, Michael Paul Bird Motorsport 1:33.055 2.768 0.525 43 / 44
  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  3. Drif10

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    It reminds me of Marc's move on Lorenzo, except Jorge kept it up.
  4. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Boys will be boys, but I hope MM don't bring that new "trick" Brad showed him, to the big track. He'll knock D-Ped right off the bike...:rofl
  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    No, MM hit Jorge right in the center of the turn because he got inside and Jorge continued on his late apex line. That move above was entering the turn or at the end of the straight when MM moved in and Baker was already there.
  6. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    well, at least he had a good excuse!. maybe next year!!
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    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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  8. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  10. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Thanks for posting that, an interesting read.
    I can empathise somewhat with his feelings. The stuff about being bullied at school and then withdrawn to be home-schooled is quite revealing. Those emotions go deep, and being further isolated can't have helped.

    I liked Oxleys line here:

    Yep. Far too much of that practiced PRtalk everywhere these days.
  11. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Well said. I know I'd be lost in that scene. (And then some...)!

    But anyway, here's a bit from TB about this weekend. Went last year, and it was gas! But just having got home from two weeks night shift..blah ...3K round trip......blah blah....yeah, I'm a sook.

    http://www.mcnews.com.au/international-riders-give-taree-track-the-thumbs-up/
  12. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    It's called maturity. You can accept that it's a sponsor- and fan-driven sport and accommodate that, or you can retire.
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Are there any good pics of Adriana in Stoner's book?
  14. Silver

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    If you're one of the lactose intolerance nay-sayers such as myself, that article definitely points more towards anxiety and panic attack issues rather than lactose intolerance with 2008/2009 series. Coming off a championship, pressure is high, after Laguna and "the pass" he basically folded after that. Then 2009, pressure still on, not as dominant, anxiety/panic attacks set in.

    Being that high strung and having that much pressure put on you, and on a bike that is crap, I could definitely see the nerves getting to him for sure. I've dealt with both and it sucks so definitely feel for the guy and after reading that just somewhat cements my thoughts that it was anxiety and not so much lactose intolerance.

    Just my couch racer 2 cents. Bro could ride the hell out of a bike. ALMOST as good as he could hold a grudge lmao, "I'M PISSED AT YOU FOR SOMETHING YOU WROTE WHEN I WAS RIDING IN THE 125 SERIES THAT WAS YEARS AGO". Danngggggg.
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    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Did you guys see rumors about Lorenzo talking to Ducati about 2015? It's on Motogp.com
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    looked, didn't see it, link?
  17. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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  18. Mike Yanagita

    Mike Yanagita Been here awhile

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    The Ducati response was pretty good:
    Interesting academic question, though: could Lorenzo and Marquez on Ducatis beat Pedrosa on a Honda? I'd have to guess that would be Pedrosa's year.
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    Nah, he's got Ted Kennedy status at this point...he'd find a way not to win, probably with help from a deus ex machina event. :1drink
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    Speaking of Pedrosa. Big year for him. In some regards he should be safe to retain his seat (if he wants it) as he is still one of only 3 riders capable of running at the front unless someone else can make an impression this year. On the other hand maybe HRC things they can get a better bang for the buck from someone else.
    I hope we wins the title this year and then retires.