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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #140 on: September 16, 2008, 09:35:05 pm »
The infield section of Indy definately looks too mickey mouse for flowing racing but the rest of the track seems to provide plenty of overtaking opportunities, so if it's sunny next time the race should rock.  I reckon Nicky Haydens riding style will suit the Ducati next year as he has similar dirt track experience to Stoner so he should be able to handle the beast when it starts squirming and bucking.  Take away the electronic rider aids and bring on 2009.

BTW Anyone know why Pedrosa was booed by the Americans?  Surely there must be more to the story than Nicky Hayden losing his factory Honda ride in favour of Pedrosa, or are some peoply that petty?
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #141 on: September 21, 2008, 10:17:34 am »
Maybe they still remember Hayden being taken out by Pedrosa.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #142 on: September 29, 2008, 04:55:46 am »
Congrats VR. Your are the man. ;D
 

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« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2008, 07:52:16 pm »
Congrats VR. Your are the man. ;D

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2008, 12:58:20 pm »
too easy this year for the king

melandri going to kwak
hayden to duke

hopefully next year is more of a contest

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #145 on: October 28, 2008, 10:06:52 am »
Season come an gone , the king reclaimed his crown.

Not to esciting a season it must be said , stoner lost it with his 2 off's effectively giving rossi the chanpionship...

small field as well...hopefully next year the grid is a bit bigger.

testing for 2009 has commenced already in valencia ....fastest was stoner , hayden on the duck was about 12th , gibbernau about 15th , 2 seconds slower.

roll on 09

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #146 on: December 31, 2008, 08:29:01 am »

Apparently Kwak are quitting motogp in 09.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #147 on: December 31, 2008, 08:50:28 am »
In your previous post you said "
"small field as well...hopefully next year the grid is a bit bigger."
Well now just the opposite may be happening.
Meanwhile Superbikes gain Aprilla & BMW as new teams next year and the racing IS competitive there.  MotoGP will be sending a lot of bored viewers to watch Superbikes.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #148 on: January 11, 2009, 04:00:37 pm »
From Kropotkin.

 Rossi To Ride At Qatar - In World Superbikes?
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    * Valentino Rossi
    * Yamaha
    * World Superbikes
    * Losail, Qatar

Since the end of the 2008 season, Valentino Rossi has been very public about his admiration of the World Superbike series. So much so that the revealed he had tried to arrange to race in the final World Superbike round of 2008 at Portimao in Portugal. After that proved impossible to arrange, Rossi then spoke of his desire to race triple world champion Troy Bayliss aboard a World Superbike some time in 2009.

Bayliss may have turned down Rossi's offer - or perhaps we should call it a challenge - but Rossi remains undeterred. The Doctor continues to press for a chance to ride in World Superbikes.

Now, according to the British motorcycle racing website bikesportnews.com, it looks like he could get his chance. BSN's Edgar Jessop has revealed that Valentino Rossi hopes to line up at the second race of the World Superbike season at Qatar in March.

The report cites unnamed sources inside the Yamaha Motor Italia team, but despite there being no official statement, the chances of Rossi actually racing in World Superbikes are pretty good. Rossi's MotoGP team boss Davide Brivio has already stated publicly that he is prepared to support Rossi in his bid for a World Superbike wildcard, so The Doctor would appear to have Yamaha's official blessing.

The prospect of Rossi riding in World Superbikes must be have Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta in a cold sweat. This has already been a very bad week for MotoGP, and the chance of MotoGP losing the goose that lays Dorna's golden eggs would see MotoGP's status as the premier motorcycle racing class showing some serious cracks. The next few years promise to be interesting times for motorcycle racing fans.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #149 on: January 15, 2009, 08:38:19 am »
Looks like Kwak are going to be forced to race in 2009

http://www.crash.net/motorsport/motogp/news/173245-0/dorna__kawasaki_must_race,_testing_now!.html


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