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Old 09-28-2009, 03:14 PM   #21
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This is going to be good.............

Simoncelli is the future of MotoGP, but it will be interesting how he stacks up against the WSB lads. He is definitely aggressive enough. Top 10 would be a good result for him.
I mean, he is good and all, but he was following ducs all day.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #22
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Grinchy clean your PMs and Rea is the man- did i hear go ducs
dude I agree
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Stoner is back this weekend isn't he???
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dude I agree
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Stoner is back this weekend isn't he???
I could see how people would hate on the winners 1st and 2nd no less
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I could see how people would hate on the winners 1st and 2nd no less
when they're a 1000cc like everyone else I might raise a small cheer

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hey man, those guys are good to, but it wasn't even close before the bump in that turn. They just got smoked this weekend. The end.
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just watched a highlight program,
I see no wrong

That must have been a highlight reel that Johnny edited himself. Yeah, he was pushed wide, but his move of cutting back across the track and almost taking out Haga, Fabrizio (which wouldn't bother me), and Spies all at once, definitely douchey. I can understand wanting to fight for the win, but he's out of this fight with regards to the championship. Even if he wins every race going forward and everyone ahead of him DNF's every race, the best he could do is move up to 3rd in points (currently 263 to Fabrizio's 330). Let Spies and Haga battle it out without his involvement. I will say, if he can mature his riding a little bit and calm down, he's going to have a very successful career.
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dude I agree
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**** the Ducs

Stoner is back this weekend isn't he???
Still hurting cause we run a 1200cc V-twin, man is not like we are running buells against 600. MAN UP lol

Yes, Stoner is going to clean the next two races.
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Still hurting cause we run a 1200cc V-twin, man is not like we are running buells against 600. MAN UP lol

Yes, Stoner is going to clean the next two races.
Two wrongs don't make a right

I read somewhere Stoner has "Obsessive Compulsive Cleaning" syndrome, is that what you meant
you don't think he's going to clean the goat do you???
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That must have been a highlight reel that Johnny edited himself. Yeah, he was pushed wide, but his move of cutting back across the track and almost taking out Haga, Fabrizio (which wouldn't bother me), and Spies all at once, definitely douchey. I can understand wanting to fight for the win, but he's out of this fight with regards to the championship. Even if he wins every race going forward and everyone ahead of him DNF's every race, the best he could do is move up to 3rd in points (currently 263 to Fabrizio's 330). Let Spies and Haga battle it out without his involvement. I will say, if he can mature his riding a little bit and calm down, he's going to have a very successful career.
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Still hurting cause we run a 1200cc V-twin, man is not like we are running buells against 600. MAN UP lol
I'd prefer Ducati man up, and build something competitive. Instead of and moaning for a displacement advantage. And lets be honest............it IS an advantage. No other manufacturer has 4 bikes in the top 10.....
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I'd prefer Ducati man up, and build something competitive. Instead of and moaning for a displacement advantage. And lets be honest............it IS an advantage. No other manufacturer has 4 bikes in the top 10.....
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I'd prefer Ducati man up, and build something competitive. Instead of and moaning for a displacement advantage. And lets be honest............it IS an advantage. No other manufacturer has 4 bikes in the top 10.....
I don't think that just for the fact that it has a 200cc difference relates directly to a 200cc advantage, if you tell me they are both running the same engine configuration, pistons, cams, weight etc then i will say is not fair but they are running a v-twin vs inline, now i am not saying is fair either i just think they have to find a better way to match and equal performance from both configs. I do believe the ducs and moan though. The other piece of the puzzle is the electronics, there are several articles that talk about Yamaha not having a good base setup (electronic wise) at Imola from previous years and then you have the ducs running at their home track where with all the slow turns gives advantage to torque bikes and we know the Yamaha is a slow boat of the turns compared to the factory ducs.

All in all it was good racing, nice seeing Heary Simoncelli showing what he has. Next 2 runs will be sweet, haga is a demon at Magny and ducs run just fine there, spies is out for blood. Portimao is a duc track as well and with Bayliss setup Haga and Fab should be very strong plus i see Shakey running a factory electonics and we've seen what he can do there so they will try to keep bullet elboz at bay. Spies already shown what he is and has nothing more to prove but if he takes down the duc empire it will be a very very impressive achievement.

Sykes needs to help spies out there, Rea is helping a bit but nowadays you don't know who is he trying to help, those grinchys i mean brits lol
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Jonathan Rea was left frustrated with his somewhat erratic run to sixth and seventh position during the two World Superbike races at Imola, the Northern Irishman experiencing a number of off-track excursions throughout the day.

Rea was confident of another race-winning turn on the Ten Kate Honda having qualified in third position, but a less than perfect start in race one dropped him down to fifth position.

Passing Ben Spies early on, Rea was following Michel Fabrizio on the downhill stretch towards Rivazza when the Italian sat up slightly, forcing the Northern Irishman to take a wider than desired line in avoidance.

Putting him on the inside for the upcoming tight left-hander, Rea had no opportunity to tip the bike in, sending him across the bows of Noriyuki Haga and into the gravel trap. Dropping to last position, Rea was nonetheless able to save face with a charging ride back through the order to finish in seventh.

“It's been a disappointing day, as I felt we were in good shape for a win here. At the start of race one, the pace seemed quite slow and as I drew alongside Fabrizio to line him up for a pass he must have hit a curb or something. He sat up suddenly and pushed me wide, and I had to run straight into the gravel.”

Rea fared little better in race two as he battled with brake problems on the CBR1000RR. Running fifth early on, Rea endured a dramatic excursion across Tamburello hairpin on lap three, before doing something similar at Variante Bassa on lap five.

Slipping outside the top ten, although Rea collected himself enough to battle back to sixth position, he was disappointed with his results given his early promise.

“Race two was not so good. I got a bad start and it turned into a bit of a dog fight, with people chopping me off and letting the brakes go again when I'd passed them. I made a few mistakes after that, but something also happened with the brakes, which had a bad vibration and the power was inconsistent.

“I had my heart set on a win but the results aren't the end of the world – I've been fast here and the package was good.”

Rea is now just six points ahead of Max Biaggi in the battle for fourth in the overall standings.
Can't wait to see him skating it into the hairpin at Magny C
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I don't think that just for the fact that it has a 200cc difference relates directly to a 200cc advantage, if you tell me they are both running the same engine configuration, pistons, cams, weight etc then i will say is not fair but they are running a v-twin vs inline, now i am not saying is fair either i just think they have to find a better way to match and equal performance from both configs.
I'm saying that having 2 privateer bikes in the top 10 (obviously ahead of several factory bikes) proves that the 200cc extra that the ducati has been "gifted" is a distinct performance advantage. Whether its because they make more peak power, they get off the corners better, or they conserve tires..........the ducati is THE bike to be on this season.

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I do believe the ducs and moan though. The other piece of the puzzle is the electronics, there are several articles that talk about Yamaha not having a good base setup (electronic wise) at Imola from previous years and then you have the ducs running at their home track where with all the slow turns gives advantage to torque bikes and we know the Yamaha is a slow boat of the turns compared to the factory ducs.
Obviusly ducati is going to have a setup advantage at their home GP, BUT the standings for the entire SEASON show 4 ducatis in the top 10 (currently 1,3,9, and 10). You can't say they have home-track advantage everywhere.....they must have some other advantage.
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I'm saying that having 2 privateer bikes in the top 10 (obviously ahead of several factory bikes) proves that the 200cc extra that the ducati has been "gifted" is a distinct performance advantage. Whether its because they make more peak power, they get off the corners better, or they conserve tires..........the ducati is THE bike to be on this season.



Obviusly ducati is going to have a setup advantage at their home GP, BUT the standings for the entire SEASON show 4 ducatis in the top 10 (currently 1,3,9, and 10). You can't say they have home-track advantage everywhere.....they must have some other advantage.
maybe they just have better riders
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I don't think that just for the fact that it has a 200cc difference relates directly to a 200cc advantage, if you tell me they are both running the same engine configuration, pistons, cams, weight etc then i will say is not fair but they are running a v-twin vs inline, now i am not saying is fair either i just think they have to find a better way to match and equal performance from both configs. I do believe the ducs and moan though. The other piece of the puzzle is the electronics, there are several articles that talk about Yamaha not having a good base setup (electronic wise) at Imola from previous years and then you have the ducs running at their home track where with all the slow turns gives advantage to torque bikes and we know the Yamaha is a slow boat of the turns compared to the factory ducs.

All in all it was good racing, nice seeing Heary Simoncelli showing what he has. Next 2 runs will be sweet, haga is a demon at Magny and ducs run just fine there, spies is out for blood. Portimao is a duc track as well and with Bayliss setup Haga and Fab should be very strong plus i see Shakey running a factory electonics and we've seen what he can do there so they will try to keep bullet elboz at bay. Spies already shown what he is and has nothing more to prove but if he takes down the duc empire it will be a very very impressive achievement.

Sykes needs to help spies out there, Rea is helping a bit but nowadays you don't know who is he trying to help, those grinchys i mean brits lol
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Possibly, but highly unlikely.
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