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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2008, 10:02:56 am »
Edwards really disappointed me. He's finished now, might as well stop. Good to see the Doctor back on top.

Edwards has finished consistently in and around 7th no matter which team he is in .... (except mebbe the cube)

he aint finished in motogp , he never started

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2008, 10:24:26 am »
China is losing the Moto GP coz they don't have spectators. Did you see the empty stands? 20 000 people? Phakisa used to be full-house, but I doubt we'll ever get it back...
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2008, 11:19:00 am »
Yep! That with exploding buses, repressive regime, angry Tibetan monks... And China still puts a lot of cash in the MotoGP (Haojue).
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2008, 12:58:16 pm »
Not much happening in this thread... ???

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Now, according to a report on MCN, the rules for the new four-stroke class ‚?? which will replace two-stroke 250s in 2010 or 2011 ‚?? are ready, and will be announced at the upcoming French grand prix at Le Mans, on Saturday. It‚??s widely believed that the new class will indeed comprise of 600cc four-strokes, and that in its first year, no new teams will be allowed to race. (This would be to negate any advantage that experienced four-stroke tuners/racers from WSBK may have.)
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2008, 05:30:05 pm »
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2008, 06:54:47 pm »
Great race.  ;)

Lorenzo earned my respect. Finishing 2'nd with 2 fractured anckles - not bad  8)

Rossi is back with a vengeance  ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2008, 07:47:23 am »
all those okes writing off rossi as too old,not motivated warra warra

the kind has responded with a nice up yours

Rossi is in hte lead of the championship , the first time since the last race of 06.

is interesting year, pity the field is so small
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2008, 09:29:07 am »
For Lorenzo to have moved up from 10th to 2nd after the first 5 (?) laps means he was quicker than Rossi over the last 3/4 of the race.  He would have probably won if he had qualified higher & had a better start.  I expect him to be the champ this year.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2008, 09:54:26 am »
For Lorenzo to have moved up from 10th to 2nd after the first 5 (?) laps means he was quicker than Rossi over the last 3/4 of the race.  He would have probably won if he had qualified higher & had a better start.  I expect him to be the champ this year.

difficult to call that as rossi was riding to win not lap his opponents ...had there been a serious challenge by lorenzo i think rossi would of matched it anyway....
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2008, 01:18:23 pm »
For Lorenzo to have moved up from 10th to 2nd after the first 5 (?) laps means he was quicker than Rossi over the last 3/4 of the race.  He would have probably won if he had qualified higher & had a better start.  I expect him to be the champ this year.

I agree that Lorenzo is the man to watch... without fractured ankles he would definitely have given Rossi a go..
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2008, 02:32:10 pm »
Rossi is still the doctor ,what a great race to watch.Lorenzo has got real talent 8)
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2008, 02:55:42 pm »
Great race.  ;)

Lorenzo earned my respect. Finishing 2'nd with 2 fractured anckles - not bad  8)

Rossi is back with a vengeance  ;D

Not to mention that huge off on Friday..  The poor bloke must be black and blue under those leathers.. 

Great race and full of action again..  Rossi is still the man but I think Lorenzo was King on Sunday ;D ;D

Full Respect to Lorenzo, I would have been watching the race from my bed with both ankles wrapped in ice  :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2008, 03:00:18 pm »
and IF rossi had not crashed in the last race of 06 he would of been champion and IF rossi had bridgestones he would of been champ in 07 as well....

Rossi is  the king...he will defeat the pretenders and be champ in 08 an rewrite all the history books

i think he already has exclipsed the great MV rider agostinin in most podiums an is only 3 or 4 wins freom being the winningest racer of all time

Rossi is pure class

we have bene fortunate , inour lifetimes we have seen the greatest bike an F1 racers of all time...

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2008, 03:12:02 pm »
He's now the 2nd winningest rider, tied with Angel Nieto on 90. Aggo has 122(?) GP wins.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2008, 03:22:38 pm »
He's now the 2nd winningest rider, tied with Angel Nieto on 90. Aggo has 122(?) GP wins.

An in the premier class?

i always thought aggo only won 67 times in the then 500 class, rossi is now on 63 i think.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2008, 03:30:13 pm »
No, that's overall wins in GP racing. You may be right about the top class. I'm not a statistician...but Google will tell us
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2008, 05:19:47 pm »
getting kindaq boring with rossi winning so much ....roll on the boredom i say...the doctor is back
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2008, 05:43:13 pm »
The doctor performed great surgery today  ;)

How's that crowd all ¬Ī96 000 of them  :ricky:
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« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2008, 05:45:10 pm »
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2008, 10:26:30 am »
Did anyone see the slowmotion of Lorenzo's off?

I am no fan of the what so ever but respect!

He lost the front end. While sliding he basically climbs off the bike and uses his body(back and hip) as a brace, sliding on the tar, and tries to push the bike back onto it's wheels so it would hook up and keep going. Unfortunately he ran out of road. Farking insane!!!!
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