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Old 01-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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So, looks like it's going to be an interesting year with Rossi going back to Yamaha.

I said it before and saying it again now, Rossi is going to be in the running for the championship now that he'll be back on a real bike.



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Old 01-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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since the introduction of these idiotic claiming rule bikes Ive lost the interest
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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I'd love to see Rossi get back up front and help make MGP worth watching, along with the newer guys in the mix to spice things up. Right now it is a snoozefest after the first 3 laps in general and I much prefer WSBK right now.

And I REALLY hope that the Italian bike, owned by Germans, and ridden by Americans can do something worthwhile next year.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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And I REALLY hope that the Italian bike, owned by Germans, and ridden by Americans can do something worthwhile next year.
That's the only story I'm interested in. I sincerely hope that the four of them can do something on next year's bike and they the Pramac team get the same factory bikes as promised.

I couldn't care less about this Rossi drama, though I would like to see Lorenzo beat him into retirement, or a switch to World Superbike which he's mentioned a few times.

And yeah, CRT. Why would anyone want to ride one? I'd rather be a big fish in a Superbike series somewhere than a backmarker in MotoGP. Why Edwards is slumming on a CRT bike instead of going back to WSB where he can still win world-level races again is beyond me.

I understand why Dorna did it, but going to four strokes and electronic rider aids killed most of my interest in GP racing. Bring back the heyday of 90's 500cc and WSB racing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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Show kicks off this weekend!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Looks like it's still on SPEED this year, correct?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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It's a shame Spies' shoulder is such a mess. I have a feeling this year will be his last in MotoGP unless he does something truly epic on that 2nd class Ducati while hurt/healing. And since the chances of that happening are slim...
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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I'd love to be proven wrong, but I don't think Vale has another championship in him. Should be a fun season though
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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Yes it is
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
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Marquez taking top for both FP2 and FP3. Rookie is showing well.
I'm liking how well Dovi is doing on the Duc, and I'm LOVING how well Crutchlow is showing on the Tech 3 Yamaha!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Marquez is an absolute monster. I remember watching the last race of moto2 last season (the one where it was pouring rain and he came all the way from the back of the grid to win) and thinking to myself that he could be 1,2, or 3 this year. The other guys are right though. Aside from Marquez, there really isn't too much to look forward to. I'll watch wsbk any day over a gp race.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:35 AM   #12
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Marquez has surprised me, and I think he has a ton of potential, I just hope he avoids doing some of the idiotic **** he got away with in Moto2, and doesn't get anyone hurt. I think Rossi will do well, but I think it'll come down to Jorge and Pedrobot. It's a bummer to see Hayden riding around in 7th, 8th place when you see how competitive Rossi is now that he's back on a good bike.

I also think Crutchlow will do well, he's got a massive chip on his shoulder, and after Yamaha lying to him, he's going to do whatever it takes to give them the middle finger at the moment... I'm a fan of Cal, not many riders/drivers left in the big time series that will tell it like it is, and have a real personality.

I too have lost a TON of interest, with the introduction of the CRT's, as well as races where sometimes you'd see 3-4 passes throughout the ENTIRE field after lap 1, hopefully this season will give us some better action on track, time will tell.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #13
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too soon for spoilers I guess. I want to see the podium interviews though. I hate that they don't show them anymore.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #14
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Awesome ride by Rossi, too bad he was caught in traffic during qualifying, otherwise he would have been in better position to contest for the win.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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Anyone else watch the Moto3 race. That one was the best out of them all, P1-4 being traded through most of the race.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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I missed the Moto3 live; need to watch that one still on the motogp site. I do typically enjoy the Moto2/3 races as there can often be a whole heck of a lot of scrapping going on.

Indeed, a well done (re?)inaugural ride with Yamaha by Rossi. I have a feeling Marquez and he will see a lot more of each other as the season progresses.
I also wonder if Pedrosa is already getting poop in his britches that Marquez is outperforming him.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, Lorenzo performed sickeningly well. Good grief.
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Yeah...Rossi is BACK!!
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I'm very glad I ponied up the 99E for the video pass.

Missed Moto3 because I was out at brunch w/the future wife and FMIL.

Moto2 race was good. I want Redding to win some this year.

I was fist pumping when Rossi too Marquez like a cast member of Jersey Shore.

Dovi showed decent form on the Ducati at the start. Sucks about Bradl. I could care less about JL99...this season is all about the Doctor and the Rookie. I'm predicting that this will be Dani's last season in the premier class.
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How ironic that Rossi came to the podium on a Ducati.
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How ironic that Rossi came to the podium on a Ducati.
Yeah, win on the Yamaha, use the Duc as a taxi.
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I'm very glad I ponied up the 99E for the video pass.

Missed Moto3 because I was out at brunch w/the future wife and FMIL.

Moto2 race was good. I want Redding to win some this year.

I was fist pumping when Rossi too Marquez like a cast member of Jersey Shore.

Dovi showed decent form on the Ducati at the start. Sucks about Bradl. I could care less about JL99...this season is all about the Doctor and the Rookie. I'm predicting that this will be Dani's last season in the premier class.
Agreed, I'd like to see Redding taking some wins, but I'd also love to see Pol just clean sweep.
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Yeah, win on the Yamaha, use the Duc as a taxi.
Hahaha...nice!
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I'm predicting that this will be Dani's last season in the premier class.
Why would you say that?
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Why would you say that?
Depending on how things go this year, I'd be more curious to see if he'd entertain a ride with a different team.
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Pedrosa and Puig are dug into Honda's ranks like deer ticks. They aren't going anywhere. Sure, he hasn't been able to win the title for Honda yet like everyone expected him to but he still runs up front and wins races. He almost did it last year. I'm not much of a fan but it would be nice to see him finally win the championship at least once.
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