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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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ASSEN Bring it on

I under stand your reluctance to commit to a podium prediction cos your pretty much nearly always wrong

But here's mine ...

Potato head for podium
Stoner not.

Go on boys stick yer neck out....just had the new hatchet attachment fitted to the armchair

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Saturday race

Remind you boys that the race is on Saturday, not Sunday, as is tradition at Assen.

Looks like Stoner is looking good after the first day practice. Yam' boys still struggling with tires...

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Well done lads ... and err good on you silva ... I would have missed it !!

Err ... I'll go for Stoner 1, Dedrosa 2, Rossi 3 ....

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Stoner says he hates the changes to Assen..... he'll still win

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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wsb's were run anti clockwise this year, which i guess is the new layout for Assen, and the changes your refering to. I understand they have modified a few corners as well.

Assen is a mega track, one of your fav's PB?

Thoughts anyone on this?
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wsb's were run anti clockwise this year, which i guess is the new layout for Assen, and the changes your refering to. I understand they have modified a few corners as well.

Assen is a mega track, one of your fav's PB?

Thoughts anyone on this?
Yes Ledge, been fortunate enough to have ridden there many times. The medical centre's pretty good too

Used to be just a top track. Not sure about the changes ...we'll see.
ANti clock wise Are you sure.
Best part of the track is the run down into the chiqane...just ask potato head

Trick was to know where your brake point was. Tricky after howling thru the previous long left hander which has at least 5 good lines !!! The gravel trap isn't that big cos the clogs like gravel trust me

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doh! .... sorry lads, thanks for the heads up BP, it was Mizano which was anti clockwise that got changed to clockwise ...

he he ... you were a medical center whore (speaking of which, is Boycie ok, not heard from him in a while ?)

If the motor racing gods are smiling, they'll let Edwards take a win ...
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Edwards could only manage 6th on the grid Ledge, and if you've seen what the mess of it he can make from the front row, he's got no chance!!!

Rossi is 11th and Westy snatched a very decent 7th spot..

Stoner will romp it in

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Oh yeah baby !!

It looks like we still have a championship on our hands!!

4th row on the grid, behind 5 seconds, then rides like the Rossi of old to take the win. The biggest difference though is although he caught up easy, it looked damn hard to pass. Stoner is just a legend, no mistakes under all that pressure!!

And .. to top it all off, the Kentucky Kid has got himself and his onda sorted. He rode like a world champion (yup, I've crossed over to the dark side BP, I'm a KFC lover). Did you see him sliding it into turn one ??!!

Rossi looked like he really enjoyed that one.

It looks like the ACG's missed something. The Duck AND the Suzies have been doing very well this season, and while it could be argued that Stoner is legend, and the suzies started developing their 800 last year .... it may also be a case of the Bridgestones stealling a healthy pre season lead ... which may now have been bridged by the Michelins ...

And ... has the Yamaha clawed back to top speed deficit to the Duke now ... ?
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Holy sheeyat, didn't the Duc fly off the line?! The boy was gone!! Well, until Rossi hit his stride. Glad to see it took Rossi a few laps to go past, though he did it with consummate ease in the end. Was it just me or did Stoner not look too happy at the post race interview?

Top ten for West!!! Well done, son! Had a good battle with Hofmann and did us and Kwacka proud!

Shame to see Vermeulen "de Pushed" off the track. Glad the French bastard wasn't able to continue and that Chris was able to get through the kitty litter. He was going backwards before the off-track excursion, but a top ten would've been good.

Hope Rossi continues to make it an exciting season and doesn't let Casey get away too much. Just enough to win the championship would be good.



Early predictions for Kraut Land?

1. Stoner
2. Rossi
3. Edwards
< 10. West




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