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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2008, 05:41:00 pm »
F1 is so boring they going to convert it to bikes.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2008, 12:42:13 pm »
I see Stoner on pole, Vale down in 9'th  :o

My money is on Vale  :ricky:
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2008, 03:13:30 pm »
What a race between Stoner and Rossi.

Ad some of the spectators.  ;D

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2008, 04:27:21 pm »
WoW! What the hell was I watching then....
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2008, 05:51:28 pm »
Hell daai dingetjie met die rooi pakkie kan maar kom b uk vir behandeling  :ricky:

Great race between Rossi & Stoner.

Pedrosa suddenly got himself some wings!

Hate it when the frontrunner runs away with proceedings like Pedrosa did today :xxbah:
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #85 on: June 09, 2008, 08:17:20 am »
Pedrosa to strong in spain...home advantae is worth a couple of HP at least.

great race but i suspect the king was toying with stoner once he realised pedrosa was out of reach
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #86 on: June 09, 2008, 10:05:00 am »
I had been expecting Lorenzo to cause an upset this season after he started the season so well.  Not scoring any points this time has pretty well ended that.  Stoner used to be crash queen until he got onto Bridgestones.  Lorenzo next season?

Rossi had the measure of the Ducati; was just tailing him to see where was best to make the move.  Pedrosa out of reach so play the points game.
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2008, 03:16:32 pm »
I'm stuck in the past

I wish it was 1992 again with Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Wayne Gardner, Randy Mamola, Eddie Lawson and that Mick Doohan guy before he took over
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2008, 09:14:37 pm »
+1

that was good close racing.

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #89 on: June 19, 2008, 01:48:36 pm »
If you want really close racing, watch the World Super Bikes. Bayliss, Corser, Haga.....  always put on a good show.

Not taking anything away from any of these boys though. Never miss any motorcycle race.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #90 on: June 20, 2008, 12:54:02 pm »
Yep, SBK is nice close racing indeed.  But the fact that most MotoGP veterans, who's way past their prime, like Checa and Bayliss can do so well in SBK, while all previous WSBK champions that tried MotoGP were totally crap at it, just shows you a thing or two about the difference in the level of competition in these two formats.

For some bizarre reason it seems that riders stepping up from the 250cc class is much better at taming the MotoGP bikes than riders coming from SBK.  All the top MotoGP riders came through the ranks of the lower GP classes. I would have though that it would easier for ex- SBK riders to adjust to the MotoGP bikes than riders of the little 250 strokers. ???
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #91 on: June 22, 2008, 05:44:51 pm »
Great race today.

Stoner & Ducati on top form.

Hell I felt sorry for Toseland when he went down on the 1'st corner, infront of his home crowd - bummer.

Rossi, nice 2'nd to extend his lead in the championship  :ricky:
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2008, 06:13:29 pm »
Yee Haa. The opposition got Stonered.
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #93 on: June 22, 2008, 07:09:30 pm »
Anyone watch the 250's what a last lap WoW :ricky:
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2008, 08:03:15 am »
Rossi da man

he just needs to shake off pedrosa to be champ ..way to go still though
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #95 on: June 23, 2008, 02:01:48 pm »
Ever noticed how Stoner only smiles when he gets a win...LOOOOOOOOSER!  ???
Rossi on the other hand will give you a thumbs up even if he fell of. Valentino is still the KING in my books and he'll be back on his throne again by the end of this season. VIVA ROSSI! :ricky:
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2008, 06:58:36 pm »
Anyone watch the 250's what a last lap WoW :ricky:

Makes u think of that saying about 2 dogs fighting over a bone, and the third walks away with it  ;D
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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #97 on: June 23, 2008, 08:44:40 pm »
Exactly, what a race
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2008, 08:53:48 pm »
Take nothing away from Stoner because you still have to be able to ride like a demon to feature anywhere in the starting lineup, but I can't help wondering how he would have shaped without the much praised traction control of the Ducati. To him, it seems to be a matter of holding on (massive balls) and just giving the bike stick - traction control will sort out the odd slip and slide under power and juddering when on the brakes.  Someone like Schwantz, old father Roberts and those guys,seemed to have been more in tune with what an "untechnological" bike can do, real seat of the pants riding.

Ag, maybe I'm just de moer in because he beat the best seat of the pants rider in the world,  Rossi
 

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Re: The 2008 MotoGP thread.
« Reply #99 on: June 23, 2008, 09:45:47 pm »
Stoner can definately ride the ducati, and seems to be the only one. The other 3 Ducs didn't even feature. Qualified last row. They say all 4 bike are the same.
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