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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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2004 MotoGP Predictions

Wow, what happened to this forum? Where did everyone go?

Any predictions on how well Rossi will do onboard the Yami this year? Who will be the top contenders for the championship?

I think the following guys will be running for the lead throughout the season: Gibernou (sp?), Biaggi, Rossi, Capirossi, Bayliss, Edwards, Hayden, and Xaus. Maybe Barros and one or two others will be fighting for top ten finishes during the year.

It would be really nice if Yamaha could give Rossi a bike that he could be competitive with right from the beginning of the season. Honda obviously has a tremendous R&D lead on their proven bike.

In any case, the season should be great!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 04:58 PM
 
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Not sure about Xaus. Doubtful. Hayden maybe.

And it'd be nice if the Yamaha is competeivve, but it'd be even nicer to see Rossi win on a less then perfect bike.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 09:56 PM
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Welp, being that we really don't know how Rossi's bike is gonna perform....or if Barros is up to being his old self...I'll go out on a limb, and prolly be wrong again...

1...Sete G.

2....Val R.

3....Alex B.

4....Max B.

5....Colin E.

6....Nicky H.

I know, Nicky did real well at Sepang durring testing....but racing is totally different...

And for the record, I hope Colin does MUCH better than my prediction..

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:45 AM
 
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My List:

Colin Edwards
Max Biaggi
Alex Barros
Sete Gibernau
Nicky Hayden(Will wreck to often)
Val Rossi
Troy Bayliss
Capirex
The rest will follow!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 09:32 AM
 
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My predictions:

1. Valentino Rossi
2. Loris Capirossi
3. Sete Gibernau
4. Alex Barros
5. Troy Bayliss
6. Max Biaggi
7. Nicky Hayden
8. Colin Edwards
9. Neil Hodgson
10. Ruben Xaus
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 06:53 PM
 
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What I predict will happen. It is going to be close.
1. Giberneau -If he can repeat what he did last year
2. Rossi- Best overall rider but on 3rd best bike
3. Biaggi-Experience on Best bike, but on C- team
4. Hayden-Best bike on A- team but still learning
5. Edwards-Best bike but on B- team
6. Barros-Best Bike on A -Team but Injured
7. Capirossi-2nd best bike, still under development
8. Bayliss-Hope for lots of rain events
9. Checa-3rd best bike and gets Rossi leftover parts
10. Tamada-Best bike, But No Michelin tires
11. Melandri-3rd best bike gets Checa hand me downs
12. Roberts Jr.-4th best bike but experienced
13. Hodgson-real compitition this year
14. Xaus-2nd most likely to get others killed
15. Hopkins-heals too late to learn 4th best bike

20. Kurtis Roberts- most likely to get others killed

Wish will happen
1. Edwards-Consistancy, could win if he makes no mistakes
2. Hayden-Watch Edwards and learn not to crash
3. Roberts Jr.-Said this is wish list
4. Barros-If 100% healthy, look out
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 11:12 PM
 
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rossi is gonna give em a run on the Yamahammer
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 11:16 PM
 
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rossi is gonna give em a run on the Yamahammer
The sad thing, and all of the other racers know this, is that Rossi could give them a run for their money on ANY bike. It's just fun to watch someone who found their calling in life, as it doesn't happen often.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 11:35 PM
 
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exactly, like how he won the BMW Z4 w/ the fastest lap on the Yamaha

I think riding a motorcycle fast is EXTREMELY dependent on the skill of the rider, and Rossi was born to ride bikes fast IMO

if anything, i hope it at least makes alot of the racers alot closer and rossi doesnt win races by huge margins like he has in the past
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 01:56 AM
 
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Ahh, I don't care what happens, just as long as he keeps stuffing it to that bitch Biaggi. That guy does what we all dream of doing, is making killer money doing it, and all he does is bitch about his 'job'.

Hey Biaggi: wanna trade places with anyone in the real world? Yeah, I guess I'd get tired of making money hand over fist, everyone wanting my autograph all of the time, banging hot models whenever I want, and showing up to work in the best gear available (for which THEY pay ME to wear), and getting to ride the most technologically advanced bikes on the planet at warp speeds. Yeah, I guess I'd bitch, too, Biaggi.
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