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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2008, 04:34:25 pm »
What I enjoyed under lights was the riders faces. They all had clear visors and with light from all sides, no shadows.
James Toesland's face as Rossi cooked him into turn 1.
I'm all for it!!!

JT will be another to watch when he gets the Pnumatic valve engine!!! He had them in the corners and got left behind on the straight. If the next race is wet!!!!!
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2008, 05:03:22 pm »
btw dont know if you guys notice, but the guy that won the 125 race was riding the full race wiff a broken collar bone. he must have some big ones
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2008, 03:04:56 pm »
I think Jerez will be very interesting as it is a tighter track , so top end wont count as much .

Just a pity we have to wait 3 weeks for it .

Lorenzo is going to cause major upsets this year , Rossi needs to get back on form .
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2008, 05:19:32 pm »
All good things come to and end, and so with it, Rossi's dominance. He doesnt have much more to prove, does he. (Just like Shummi)

Good to see the newbies entering GP and giving stick. Watch Lorenzo!

Dont know if anyone follows AMA Supercross, but Chad Reed (also an Aussie) is top of his game too.

Did you know, he earns more than Casey Stoner? Crickey Mate.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2008, 08:54:49 am »
I don't miss the AMA SX. Great racing. Reed is just lucky that James Stewart isn't racing. That boytjie is super fast. I remember him dropping the bike twice in one race and still winning it.

Also that new guy in the SX Lites, Stroupe. First year and already a win behind him. Maniac.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2008, 08:55:41 am »
Maybe we must start a MX threat as well ???
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2008, 10:59:06 am »
Go for it Groenie. You right about Babba, he is frikken scary. But slightly inconsistent.

Carmichael was the man!

Allot of top okes out with injuries hey? Babba, Langston, etc

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2008, 03:08:37 pm »
Pedrosa wins, the Doctor has a good race for second. Stoner is a sore loser.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2008, 07:52:10 am »
Aand how about this save by Colin Edwards!?!?!?! :o :o

 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2008, 09:21:21 am »
Texas tornado strikes again. Try that with your shorts an plakkies on!

Unfortunately he hasnt been able to get the rep in GP that he had in Supebikes.

One thing that he does have is character.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2008, 09:23:15 am »
All good things come to and end, and so with it, Rossi's dominance.



u ready to eat that statement now?

Rossi da king ....

Shown again yesterday ...stoner who?
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2008, 11:14:31 am »
Aand how about this save by Colin Edwards!?!?!?! :o :o


Too bad he couldn't save it in the race.
The same thing happened to a 250 rider during the race, and John Hopkins(I think) on a Kawasaki, also during the race.
And then Lorenzo's moment!!!

All good things come to and end, and so with it, Rossi's dominance.



u ready to eat that statement now?

Rossi da king ....

Shown again yesterday ...stoner who?

He sure as hell didn't dominate!!!!!!
Stoner went from 17th to 11th(almost 9) before getting pushed for his 2nd off. Have to admit the kid has balls. A kark setup and still he caught up all those places. He was pushing a little too hard.

How about James Toseland? Just about had pnuemonia and still finished 6th.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2008, 11:18:58 am »
Too bad he couldn't save it in the race.
The same thing happened to a 250 rider during the race, and John Hopkins(I think) on a Kawasaki, also during the race.
And then Lorenzo's moment!!!


Wasn't Hopkins, was Hayden, elbow and knee sliders saved him.


He sure as hell didn't dominate!!!!!!
Stoner went from 17th to 11th(almost 9) before getting pushed for his 2nd off. Have to admit the kid has balls. A kark setup and still he caught up all those places. He was pushing a little too hard.

How about James Toseland? Just about had pnuemonia and still finished 6th.

Rossi did pretty well, had a kark start and made up good places and held on for second. Pedorsa was in a class of his own.

Stoner rode like an idiot and did not get pushed off, he made the mistake on the first gravel run and on the second out braked himself.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2008, 11:42:04 am »
Wasn't Hopkins, was Hayden, elbow and knee sliders saved him.

Appologies - You are correct

Stoner rode like an idiot and did not get pushed off, he made the mistake on the first gravel run and on the second out braked himself.

First off - agreed

Second off - debatable. He was breaking into a gap the was closed up, and he had to sit up and go straight.(Commentators words!)
Not enough evidence to prove the point either way.

I like the way the King made the 2 Spaniards shake hands!! ;D ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2008, 11:43:33 am »
Al wat ek kan se is Donner daai Honda is vinnig.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2008, 11:51:12 am »
At the podium interviews Rossie is the star.  He has such a happy  (pleased) open face & speaks entheusiastically.  He is so easy to like because he has such a friendly manner.  Normally established stars become premadonnas but he has kept his carisma.  I was pleased to see him still competitive.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2008, 11:57:20 am »
At the podium interviews Rossie is the star.  He has such a happy  (pleased) open face & speaks entheusiastically.  He is so easy to like because he has such a friendly manner.  Normally established stars become premadonnas but he has kept his carisma.  I was pleased to see him still competitive.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2008, 12:02:21 pm »
Stoner rode like an idiot and did not get pushed off, he made the mistake on the first gravel run and on the second out braked himself.

First off - agreed

Second off - debatable. He was breaking into a gap the was closed up, and he had to sit up and go straight.(Commentators words!)
Not enough evidence to prove the point either way.

I like the way the King made the 2 Spaniards shake hands!! ;D ;D

Ya you're right but that's still a mistake.

What was evident yesterday was with a Ducati without a decent setup and Stoner under pressure, he's making mistakes. Only time will tell if the pressure makes him make more mistakes. He was devastated in the pits after the race...

Al wat ek kan se is Donner daai Honda is vinnig.

Agreed the 2008 bike looks a lot better, now all they need is to sort out the pneumatic valve engine and the title is Pedrosa's to loose.

Yamaha also seems to have got the mix right.

Esotril is gonna be more of the same, Ducati for the first time in over a year are playing catch up I think...
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2008, 12:04:31 pm »
Stoner rode like an idiot and did not get pushed off, he made the mistake on the first gravel run and on the second out braked himself.

First off - agreed

Second off - debatable. He was breaking into a gap the was closed up, and he had to sit up and go straight.(Commentators words!)
Not enough evidence to prove the point either way.

I like the way the King made the 2 Spaniards shake hands!! ;D ;D

Ya you're right but that's still a mistake.

What was evident yesterday was with a Ducati without a decent setup and Stoner under pressure, he's making mistakes. Only time will tell if the pressure makes him make more mistakes. He was devastated in the pits after the race...

Al wat ek kan se is Donner daai Honda is vinnig.

Agreed the 2008 bike looks a lot better, now all they need is to sort out the pneumatic valve engine and the title is Pedrosa's to loose.

Yamaha also seems to have got the mix right.

Esotril is gonna be more of the same, Ducati for the first time in over a year are playing catch up I think...

yamaha were the quickest thru the trap yesterday , bodes well for king rossi to reclaim his crown which he lent out for 2 seasons ...

he gonna kick ass ....
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2008, 09:39:09 am »

Esotril is gonna be more of the same, Ducati for the first time in over a year are playing catch up I think...

Is this a new track on the calendar?!?!? >:D