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24 Apr 2013 16:55

krebs303 wrote:Imagekid is amazing


Pretty good indeed,reminds me 1st year of Lorenzo in Motogp.Hope he can outshine Pedrosa this season.Still im cheering for Vale46:):p
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24 Apr 2013 17:58

I thought you guys might enjoy this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaQCZh-9sGo
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06 May 2013 02:39

It was all I could do to submit this comment I don’t know where the inspiration came from…
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06 May 2013 19:48



Reminded me of the Stoner quote of ambition outweighing talent, Marc knew he was going in hot, knew he'd have to push Jorge wide and knew he'd be protected.
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23 May 2013 01:58

Guess where?
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It was all I could do to submit this comment I don’t know where the inspiration came from…
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27 May 2013 22:22

krebs303 wrote:Guess where?
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We lost Yoshinari Matsush_ita today who was killed during the qualifying session. As much as I love it, the rewards seem so little on occasions like this.

Yoshinari Matsush_ita (43yrs): [color="Navy"] "I think to be honest, I was surprised. As a member of this great team [Tyco Suzuki] for the TT, I draw the full power to be able to use their experience to fight this monster course at best.

"I did not ever think a miracle like this would ever happen. For several years I have wanted to fulfil my ambition to race in the Supersport 600 class. I am very excited to work with members of Tyco Suzuki and riders Guy Martin and Josh Brookes." [/color]

Gary Thompson, MBE, Clerk of the Course, ACU, commented:
“Yoshi was a really popular competitor who had a large number of friends in the TT Races paddock. He was a genuine and friendly character who always had time for everyone. He will be sorely missed.”
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03 Jun 2013 13:25

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever"

A win for Jorge, Dani learning that consistency wins championships and Marquez will have his time soon...

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28 Jun 2013 12:35

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Jorge Lorenzo will attempt to ride the Assen gp despite breaking his collarbone in the above accident two days before the race during a practice session.

Jorge flew to Barcelona in order to have surgery including insertion of a titanium plate and eight screws into his collarbone, he now returns to Assen to decide whether he can/should ride Saturday's race.
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29 Jun 2013 04:19

rgmerk wrote:There's a difference between skill and bravery/foolhardiness.

Are the Manx TT riders skilful, compared to 99.9% of all motorcyclists? Sure. Are they as skilled as Rossi? Not a chance.

What they are prepared to do is take risks that Rossi isn't prepared to take (I suspect he's also contractually barred from doing so, but the absence of the GP riders dates from Giacomo Agostini refusing to race there, if I recall correctly).

Given the number of riders killed and seriously injured, I tend to the view that the Isle of Man TT riders are foolhardy. I wouldn't dream of telling people what risks they should or shouldn't take, but there's no way in the world that, even if I had the talent to race a motorcycle there, I would do so.


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29 Jun 2013 13:51

:cool: #46 :cool:

First win since 2010. :D
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29 Jun 2013 19:26

Amsterhammer wrote::cool: #46 :cool:

First win since 2010. :D


Good win, just like old times! great ride by Jorge and Cal too, Marquez fortunate to hold onto second but doing enough to make this a three way fight for the title.
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02 Jul 2013 09:48

Amsterhammer wrote::cool: #46 :cool:

First win since 2010. :D


Only won because Lorenzo was riding injured. The factory Yamaha duel has pretty much gone the way I predicted. :rolleyes:
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02 Jul 2013 15:12

darwin553 wrote:Only won because Lorenzo was riding injured. The factory Yamaha duel has pretty much gone the way I predicted. :rolleyes:


Was never going to be much of a duel between the two of them, Rossi realised this before signing.
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04 Jul 2013 01:46

The Principal Sheep wrote:Was never going to be much of a duel between the two of them, Rossi realised this before signing.


So what's Yamaha doing signing him? The smarter thing to do would of been to chuck Crutchlow on the factory ride with Rossi on the satellite Tech 3 team. This is especially so given the Monster links. Hopefully this will occur for next season - give Lorenzo a run for his money there.
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04 Jul 2013 10:06

darwin553 wrote:So what's Yamaha doing signing him? The smarter thing to do would of been to chuck Crutchlow on the factory ride with Rossi on the satellite Tech 3 team. This is especially so given the Monster links. Hopefully this will occur for next season - give Lorenzo a run for his money there.


Remember that Rossi is by far the biggest name in Motogp with the most support and is still a top rider, Crutchlow on the other hand is having a superb season this year but last year was being outperformed by Dovi and had a luckless second half to the season.
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04 Jul 2013 10:14

The Principal Sheep wrote:Remember that Rossi is by far the biggest name in Motogp with the most support and is still a top rider, Crutchlow on the other hand is having a superb season this year but last year was being outperformed by Dovi and had a luckless second half to the season.


Dovi or Crutchlow would still be a better choice than Rossi IMO. Let's not forget that on many occasions last year Hayden was outperforming Rossi and Hayden wouldn't be in the same class as Dovi or Crutchlow either by a fair margin.
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04 Jul 2013 10:35

darwin553 wrote:Dovi or Crutchlow would still be a better choice than Rossi IMO. Let's not forget that on many occasions last year Hayden was outperforming Rossi and Hayden wouldn't be in the same class as Dovi or Crutchlow either by a fair margin.


Yes but Hayden, Dovi and Crutchlow combined don’t have the recognition and affinity with supporters that Rossi has, with Rossi and Jorge Yamaha have both the best rider to win Championships and the best rider for brand awareness.
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04 Jul 2013 10:50

Isn't the best scenario for a brand to have two bikes up there being competitive for the win rather than the one? ;)
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04 Jul 2013 11:20

darwin553 wrote:Isn't the best scenario for a brand to have two bikes up there being competitive for the win rather than the one? ;)


Of course, like I said, Jorge is for winning championships, Rossi (1st, 2nd) and the improving Crutchlow (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) can fight for podiums and hopefully Bradley will be able to get himself in the top six mix soon.

But never discount the importance of money and Rossi transcends the sport, he attracts sponsorship, attracts media, and attracts money like no other rider around.
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04 Jul 2013 11:31

Well hopefully Yamaha have learnt a lesson about this year and realised that Rossi has lost that spark and replace him :)

Not that it matters much for me being a Honda fan as it means one less bike I have to worry about :D
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