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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2008, 09:48:11 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

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2008, 11:37:16 am »
Pedrosa will be the new KING.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2008, 07:51:51 pm »
Guess one will have to watch Jorge Lorenzo.

3 Pole positions in the first three races plus a win today.

Really great stuff  ;)

Vale is also back on form  ;D ;D

Casey who  :o

Seems like all is not well in the team at Ducati  :o
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2008, 07:28:11 am »
Rossi da king .....

interesting season , after 3 races last year the season was pretty wrapped up ...this year its much different ...
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2008, 10:34:38 am »
I think one of the Ducati mechanics wants a kick in the head, Stoner's bike had what looked like the left handle bar control box hanging off during the race yesterday, I may be wrong but I think that this box has multiple electronic switches on it that controls the mapping and the traction control, on one corner he even picked off the left fairing and stuffed it inside the windscreen.

I thought yesterday's race was going to be a classic, the first few laps were really tight, but once the pack split up it turned into a boring lep by lap following game.

As usual there were one or two antics going o down the field, but not good racing.

Ss for the commentators, bring back Keith and Julian, why do they rattle on about a few spots of rain? 
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2008, 10:43:26 am »
That thing hanging from his bike was in fact the onboard camera that came loose.

Quote from: BBC Sport
Stoner's sixth place finish was all the more creditable considering that early in the race he dropped back to 11th.

Afterwards, he revealed the problem had been a loose on-board television camera.

"I didn't know what it was and I was very afraid that the box was coming off and it was something important," he told autosport.com.

"So I was trying to put it back in, and it would get in-between the steering and sometimes lock the clutch or lock the steering."

Even then, the Ducati seems to be going backwards, gonna be a long season for the reigning champ I rekon...
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2008, 12:32:10 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

Standing around the braai with your mates:

HEY, DID YOU TJEK THE MOTO GP???
YA, Bru. ROSSI did it again!!
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2008, 12:48:20 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

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She's fine thanks, working hard at the private hospital and really keen to meet you. ;)
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2008, 12:49:25 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

He's only 29. The 'young okes' are all 25 or 26 years old (not much younger)
Rossi still has lots of racing left in him.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2008, 12:53:33 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

He's only 29. The 'young okes' are all 25 or 26 years old (not much younger)
Rossi still has lots of racing left in him.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2008, 01:47:22 pm »
Figuratively speaking LS. Rossi's earings have been on the podium many, many times.

Cmon LS, like going to Teazers and getting that same old Bulgarian bird, over and over, 'do yu want slap dans'.
Shes always frikken there! Was good the first 3 or 6 times, but.....cmon


 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2008, 03:02:23 pm »
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2008, 03:05:22 pm »
Figuratively speaking LS. Rossi's earings have been on the podium many, many times.

Cmon LS, like going to Teazers and getting that same old Bulgarian bird, over and over, 'do yu want slap dans'.
Shes always frikken there! Was good the first 3 or 6 times, but.....cmon


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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2008, 05:23:33 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

He's only 29. The 'young okes' are all 25 or 26 years old (not much younger)
Rossi still has lots of racing left in him.

Just for interest, Mick Doohan won his first world title at 29 and held it successively for 4 years. Makes one think?

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2008, 05:25:49 pm »
Time for Rossi to pack it in now. Hes the man and all, but when its time, its time.

He does not fit into the picture anymore. Let the young okes bring new life to the sport, its just too boring otherwise.

He's only 29. The 'young okes' are all 25 or 26 years old (not much younger)
Rossi still has lots of racing left in him.

also look up ago's record an the age of his last championship , or tony mang

rossi is but a babe in theri company

Just for interest, Mick Doohan won his first world title at 29 and held it successively for 4 years. Makes one think?

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2008, 05:10:46 pm »
Anyone watched the race this morning?

Rossi at his best. Seems he's got the machine and tyres tuned.

He was really pleased to stand on top of the posium again - first time since Valencia last year (7 mths).

Respect to Lorenzo who finished 4'th with a broken anckle and multiple bruises after Fridays high-side.

Pedrosa also put up a good fight, but Vale was just to good on the day  ;)
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2008, 05:27:15 pm »
Some good racing further down the pack.
Top speed still to Ducati - 343.3km/h
Yamaha is looking impressive.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2008, 08:47:03 am »
Some good racing further down the pack.
Top speed still to Ducati - 343.3km/h
Yamaha is looking impressive.
Did you see the high side? Fark!

That was the top speed from the 990's not the 800's.

Herewith top speeds for this weekend:

Factory rider Marco Melandri was fastest of all, setting a 327.6km/h (203.6mph), with Sylvain Guintoli second on 327.1km/h (203.3mph) - indicating there is little difference in engine output between the factory and satellite machines. Then came world champion Casey Stoner with 324.0km/h (201.3mph) and Guintoli's Alice team-mate Toni Elias 321.9km/h (200.0mph).

The leading non-Ducati was Valentino Rossi's factory Yamaha, which reached 318.5km/h (197.9mph), followed by pole sitter Colin Edwards, whose Michelin-shod Tech 3 Yamaha.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2008, 08:59:45 am »
Edwards really disappointed me. He's finished now, might as well stop. Good to see the Doctor back on top.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2008, 09:57:14 am »
No one talks about the 250s! ???

2 KTMs have won the Shanghai GP!
1. Mika Kallio (FIN, KTM), 48'12''217
2. Hiroshi Aoyama (JAP, KTM), 3''238

And so far Mika Kallio is the overall leader on his KTM.

So I'm in the market for a KTM.

Moto GP 800 is boring!

Now the big question: Why is MotoGP leaving China?
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