Yooperbikemike's 2014 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  2. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    Money is always nice (especially lots of it) but it always comes at a price.
    Admiring your bank balance would be little compensation for someone with a keen competitive persona.

    JM-2008[/QUOTE]

    I agree, and judging by the look on Cal's face in some of the photos from yesterday, he was not enjoying himself so much.
  3. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I'm not even gonna quote it, but really BOOTLACE, seriously? In todays world that is an ignorant and offensive joke at best. And honestly to me it should be a banable offense.

    Please think before you type.
  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Copy that. Apologies.
  5. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    ok, back to racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Or at least testing. :D

    Who is going to win, err, at least come second in day 2 of testing? :ear

    :wink:
  7. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    I'd like to say Bautista will end up 2nd, if I had to put money on it though I would say Pedrosa.
  8. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Thanks for clarifying that it was the rear. I hadn't picked that for some reason (likely stupidity) and so had failed to see the joke. Now I'm glad to see Rossi's still able to have a laugh at himself.

    This comment from him after Day One of testing sounds promising:

    “I have more experience with the bike and can work towards being stronger than last year. It looks like this bike has very big potential."

    It would be nice if Yamaha had pulled out a stunner, with lots of room for refinement, while the Honda had little development left. Nice for the show, anyway.

    Edit: good shot of Rossi here on Crash, with a story. Looks kind of comfortable. :D
  9. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Well ... there is Ducati. They will feel a lot better with Hayden behind them. :evil
  10. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    My ears perked up at that too. Early days, and Lorenzo won't exactly take it lying down.
    Would be nice if Yamaha actually wanted Rossi competitive and not just a circulating ambassador. Course, they won't want their Spaniard going to Honda either.
  11. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    Crazy Joe 2:00.855 :D
  12. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Nicky Hayden: From Turnip Truck to Honda Cub.

    At least it turns....
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    He'll have a pneumatic head and a seamless box by Austin.:D
  14. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    Now if only they can get a few go kart tracks on the calendar Hayden will have a chance.
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    yety61 Global Vagabond

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    Cruel, but funny. :lol3
  16. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    I never would have guessed the open class/production/customer/stock/non factory/whatever-ya-call-it HONDA bike would be down on power.

    Bummer.
  17. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    See KRJR comments re: first Honda 800

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  18. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Pretty wild out there.

    At 2:33pm local time we have Marquez with a cushion of 0.4s, after a lap set about 1:50pm, and then mainly on laps set much earlier (when I dare say it was cooler and grippier), we see:

    Pedrosa next, but only 0.003s ahead of Bradl.

    Rossi fourth, plus 0.125 from Bradl. Great, huh? :D

    But then, Aleix Espargaro, less than a tenth behind Rossi. :eek1

    Is last year's M1 with a spec ECU and a richer fuel map better than this year's with bespoke electronics????

    And only half a tenth behind Espargaro, we have Smith :deal by a whisker from Lorenzo. :yikes

    And then Lorenzo is only a quarter second quicker than Iannone on the Duc. :huh

    And Iannone is two tenths better than Pol Espargaro on the satellite Yam. :wave

    Oh, and Hayden has got the Honda up to 14th, a quarter sec better than Edwards.

    All sorts of things going on in the background, no doubt. But I can't seem to remember a test this mixed up. :lurk
  19. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Glad to see that Iannone is healthy now. Hopefully he doesn't hurt himself this year and is closer to the front.
  20. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    It's just a test.

    For example: as much as I'd like to see Rossi up his game for this year, this is just one track, and also one track, where he's always been good at (..ok, not on the turnip truck, but anyway!)

    Oh, and it's only a laptime. Doing 25-30 fast laps will get you championship points, and as we know, that is a bit different from doing one fast lap.

    I do enjoy following them on track today a lot, but just to keep things in perspective.