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  • rossi46
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    On the Rossi subject: 3rd row at Mugello – good god, it’s looking embarrasing now. This is his favourite track in front of home fans, hope he can pull himself through in the race and at least manage a podium.
    Basically if he can’t do it here then he’s had it πŸ™„

    Muke
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    Not good is it, I’m starting to think it’s maybe time to swap bikes with Cal πŸ˜‰

    rossi46
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    ^^^ Hopefully Mr Yamaha may think the same….

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    Let’s wait and see how Rossi goes in the race before writing him off.

    Pigface
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    Rossi was never a great qualifier, as Epi says let’s see what happens tomorrow.

    brakes
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    what a great qualifier, coming down to the last laps after the clock had stopped!
    I don’t normally watch MotoGP but caught this today and was captivated.
    liked the commentary on EuroSport too.

    wolfenstein
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    Wohoo! My boy still on top 8) ..its a shame about my other boy marquez though πŸ˜•

    rossi46
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    Oh dear it’s not looking good for Rossi is it?

    Marquez crashing all on his own- see he is human after all πŸ˜†

    And Cal Crutchlow in the post race interview: “Yeah i let Dani finish second, no good losing points” πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Brilliant bit of history today from Scott Redding- quality!

    5thElefant
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    Redding really is looking like a junior alien.

    Crell
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    In fairness to Rossi that was a nerf from Bautista so hardly his fault. Overall a quality day for Redding & Crutchlow. I did laugh at Cal’s comment, though Pedrosa couldn’t have looked any more miserable if he’d tried.

    Biggest pain was watching McPhee and Webb head backwards. Webby must be gutted he’s not on the Mahindra this season.

    wolfenstein
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    does honda repsol can only afford only one grid/umbrella girl? all the time since eternity how come the mechanic or some crew bloke is the one holding dani umbrella?

    rossi46
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    a nerf from Bautista so hardly his fault.

    No not his fault, but i mean this season so far- looks like he’s running out of luck. But i can’t help thinking that he’s no longer in a class of his own so he’s having to ride the wheels off the thing.
    It was an interesting comment by one of the Eurosport commentators that Jorge can lean the bike over a ridiculous amount and that Rossi had said that he just cant get that last half a degree of lean angle. Meaning that he’s not as fast through the corners as these new boys.

    5thElefant
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    If rossi qualifies on the front row getting tagged in the mid-field melee won’t be an issue.

    Pigface
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    Webby was nerfed off by a dutch bloke to be fair, did well to stay upright.

    Bautista got that very wrong didn’t he.

    Redding very very good.

    A mate of a mate says rumour type thing that there are divisions in the Yamaha camp and that the bikes arent the same, budget constraints.

    deviant
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    It was an interesting comment by one of the Eurosport commentators that Jorge can lean the bike over a ridiculous amount and that Rossi had said that he just cant get that last half a degree of lean angle. Meaning that he’s not as fast through the corners as these new boys.

    Not sure how relevant that is, a lot of what Ryder and Moody say is claptrap.

    Marquez is in BIKE magazine this month explaining that despite appearances his and Pedrosa’s lean angles are the same, its just Marquez’s position on the bike that is extreme.

    He expands on this by saying that he has had to unlearn the extreme lean angles and corner speed that he learnt on the way to MotoGP and these bikes (the Honda anyway) have to be stopped in the corner, stood up as quickly as possible onto the fat part of the tyre and then fired out the other side….he said his times came down when he realised this as on his first tests he was riding the bike like he’d ridden in Moto2 (extreme lean, high corner speed) and was slower on an overall lap despite being faster through the bends.

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    does honda repsol can only afford only one grid/umbrella girl? all the time since eternity how come the mechanic or some crew bloke is the one holding dani umbrella?

    Good on Dani I say, it’s his choice apparently not to have a brolly girl. The whole brolly/prodium girl thing is slightly anachronistic, probably time it was done away with.

    hels
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    And she’d be about a foot taller than him. But yes, tacky and anachronistic too, I’m sure that’s it.

    Muke
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    Bet JB and the crew are getting frustrated banging their heads against a wall πŸ˜‰

    ijs445ra
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    It is a TT story but at the end there is a linky to a bit about Marquez’z crash and a chart for his airbag suit. Lost control at 209.9mph 😯 impact at 25G 😯 😯

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=27836

    Muke
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    Talk about rubbing someones nose in it…. Max Biaggi is to take part in a two-day MotoGP test for Ducati at Mugello later this week. It was rumoured that he would stand in for injured Ben Spies however Ducati has now confirmed that test rider Michele Pirro will stand in for Spies at the forthcoming Catalunya round.

    mrblobby – Member

    Good on Dani I say, it’s his choice apparently not to have a brolly girl. The whole brolly/prodium girl thing is slightly anachronistic, probably time it was done away with.

    How long have you been dying to use anachrwhatsitsay?
    Troll!!!haha

    Wouldn’t be a grid without a brolly dollies. Just to equal the balance, Ana Carrasco, the only lady in Moto3 had a male brolly dolly. Cant find link for picture evidence.

    Right the GP, what a magnificent days racing, Mugello really is Gods own tarmac!
    Great GP race, shame for Vale but shit happens. Bautista loves taking his brain out at times. Mega for Cal Crutchlow.
    Storming race by Scotty, that boy is going far. Putting Espagaro jnr into place and blowing his chances of a Factory Yamaha ride(fingers crossed) That’s Cal’s destiny, as long as he keeps his gob shut and doesn’t go after the money. Once he works out how to get off the line he’s an alien.

    Cal is putting it fantastic performances, but needs to shut his mouth. He nearly talked himself out of this years Tech3 ride he was so sure he deserved a factory ride, and he’s doing something similar now.

    http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoGP-Mugello:-Crutchlow-threatens-to-quit-over-Espargaro-deal&newsid=9432

    He’s on a one-year contract as it is, Poncheral made a joke about trying to get him to re-sign in parc ferme after his last podium finish, but reality is its not just talent that gets you a ride its money and markets. Hayden is near-guaranteed a Duke seat as the US is their target market (why theyve got Spies on the satellite bike too after saying he was going to walk away from motogp), but if Cal can’t sell bikes or products or bring a personal sponsorship package that pays for his ride and subsidises the team (Rossi’s Monster package is so big it bought out Lorenzo’s personal Rockstar contract and is bankrolling the team) he’ll struggle to get a ride.

    Fantastic moto2 ride from Redding.

    Muke
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    Vale being a tease again and looks like Bradders is in need of a team hug.

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    Got everything crossed for Rossi this weekend. He needs a win.

    Pigface
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    Podium will do

    rossi46
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    everything crossed for Rossi

    Aw thanks 😳

    I just need a ride πŸ˜‰

    monkeyfudger
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    “(Rossi’s Monster package is so big it bought out Lorenzo’s personal Rockstar contract and is bankrolling the team)”

    Wow, is that true?! Madness.

    rossi46
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    Wow, is that true?! Madness.

    Wouldn’t surprise me- is that why Cal isn’t on a factory machine (yet) ?

    monkeyfudger
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    Has Cal got enough personality for that kind of following? I’d doubt it myself, seems a good guy but he’s no Rossi, I can’t see people going mental for him. How many times have we seen Dovi punted on.

    rossi46
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    True, many riders have dive bombed once they get a factory ride- think Ben Spies- but id still like to see how Cal does on a factory bike πŸ˜‰

    transmute
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    Another fine set of performances from Cal & Scott! πŸ™‚
    Pedro looks on it this weekend, will his tyres last at that kinda pace?

    rossi46
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    Good ride from Cal- hopefully he can chase Dani tomorrow πŸ˜€

    Muke
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    Hope a few manage to stick to Dani for a bit of racing or it will be an off into the distance borefest of a race.

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    What’s going on with Bradley’s hair?

    rossi46
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    What’s going on with Bradley’s hair?

    Gravelrash πŸ˜†

    M1llh0use
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    Watched moto2 and went out this morning so will watch gp when I get back but I doubt we’ll see a satellite bike on the top step UNLESS Lorenzo and dani crash out (stranger things have happened)

    Pigface
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    Edwards πŸ˜† life in the old dog yet.

    Good result for Bradley.

    Muke
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    Alvaro Bautista the Romain Grosjean of motogp πŸ˜‰

    Suzuki back in motogp next year, place your bets on riders then…

    Hopper and Cal ?

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    2015 actually mate. Although they are testing it today apparently.

    Muke
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    Dohh, don’t even know what year it is 😳

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