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The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:38:55 pm »
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 10:45:20 pm »
Yep,Casey is still the man ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 10:50:28 pm »
What's up with Rossi ? Is he now too old ? Stoner must be one heck of a rider as he wins and his team mate finishes way down the grid. Luckily no load shedding in Qatar  ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008, 10:53:24 pm »
Just love it, elbows scraping tar, this night race is great. Well,well, well...............Rossi's got a mountain to climb, and Stoner is on his own.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008, 10:56:18 pm »
And watch Pedrosa as well.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 10:57:15 pm »
Can we make this thread a sticky?
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 11:00:13 pm »
maybe ;D

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 04:37:51 pm »
EK het in 2007 in Valencia gaan kyk glo my dis beter as trein ry en kondensmelk,dit hap hap so aan n vrou se gat.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008, 04:53:42 pm »
that duc/stoner combo is the beesknees right now but i still have hope for rossi...the 2 new stroker lads did well
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008, 05:10:28 pm »
Go Lollipopman  ;)

Seeing the one factory Yamaha Riders seems to be sukkeling, I'll vote for the next  :o

What really pissis me off, the qualifying was played to empty grand stands. Last night with the race, there were a few spectators, very few lapkoppe.

WTF can't be get a MotoGP race back in SA  >:D >:D

The last year it was held in Welkom, we were 69 000 people in attendance  8) Surely that must count for something  ???
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008, 05:11:57 pm »
Go Lollipopman  ;)

Seeing the one factory Yamaha Riders seems to be sukkeling, I'll vote for the next  :o

What really pissis me off, the qualifying was played to empty grand stands. Last night with the race, there were a few spectators, very few lapkoppe.

WTF can't be get a MotoGP race back in SA  >:D >:D

The last year it was held in Welkom, we were 69 000 people in attendance  8) Surely that must count for something  ???

nope , its all about the money ,the organisers dont care about attendance just about how much money the track pays em....

i think welkom still owe dorna cash
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 05:39:03 pm »
The first thing you have to do is beat your team mate.  To see Rossi so comprehensivly beaten by his surely means he is all washed up & only needs to be dried now.  A sad spectacle, I did not enjoy watching the demise of someone who was so special.

How is it that only Stoner can tame the Duc?  He has extensive dirttrack experience - that probably accounts for it.

Poor Hayden also lost out mega to his team mate but he chose the 2007 bike so that may have something to do with it.  Still, he was extremly lucky to be world champ.  Top class guy though.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2008, 08:28:57 pm »
Rossi should have stuck with Honda. Yes he did win on the Yammie but I think that is where his trouble started. Honda R&D with Rossi and Burgess would have made a better run for it. Rossi is down in 7th and 8th place and Honda does not know if they should run the '07 or '08 bike. But let's see the season has just started and I still think Rossi is better than a 5th placed rider.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2008, 08:38:49 pm »
Will be interesting to see if Jorge Lorenzo can keep up with Stoner. He performed good for hi's first Moto Gp race. Pole position and a second place finish
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 11:31:03 pm »
Stoner is the man...... For a while anyway. ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008, 09:25:10 am »
Pedrosa is nog nie 100% na sy besering nie so ek dink hy het ook n goeie kans.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 01:32:25 pm »
Unfortunately neither you nor I will ever see another Motogp in RSA. Before the last GP in Welkom, the track had to be resurfaced as well as other things (upgrade Welkom airport, hotels, etc) that were required for the GP to stay in RSA. The gubberment refused to do anything, stating that there were no funds for it. Due to the fact that Phakisa had become a favourite track for the riders, Dorna lent the SA gubberment the money needed (if memory serves me correctly in the region of 36 million rand). After the last Motogp, it was calculated that the Motogp brought in around 500 million rand. Sooo Dorna approaches our gubberment for the money and gets told, "Eish... got no money" and the latest one is, "Eish but you gave us the money and so we do not have to pay you back, but cannot anyway as there is no money in the budget".

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 01:41:28 pm »
Brilliant show in the dark on Sunday.
There's a lot of talk about the MotoGp Class, but what about those kids on the 125s
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 02:09:07 pm »
It was really weird not seeing the crowds! - it looked like they were racing at an empty track.
I still don't understand the reason for a night race - Qatar is only a couple of hours ahead of Europe, so it's not like the race would be shown very  early in the morning like Aus or Japan ???

Stoner is probably the man, but watch out for Pedrosa and Lorenzo!
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008, 02:21:54 pm »
It was really weird not seeing the crowds! - it looked like they were racing at an empty track.
I still don't understand the reason for a night race - Qatar is only a couple of hours ahead of Europe, so it's not like the race would be shown very  early in the morning like Aus or Japan ???

Stoner is probably the man, but watch out for Pedrosa and Lorenzo!

They said the reason for night racing was because of the heat during the day (+/- 40 to 45 degree C) and because of the wind. Apparently the dust is a factor but the wind dies down at night.

I think Rossi made a big mistake changine from Michelin to Bridgestone as the team mate is on Michelins and ran better and smoother ride than Rossi. 
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