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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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At first look it appears as if the knuckleheads that run the racing organizations are retarding the sport - and probably are to certain extent, but the teams will alway seek to raise the bar. The speeds, in a year or two, will be right back up there. Still most of us mere mortals will never notice the difference between
180 and 200 mph on the boob tube.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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They are already running as fast or faster lap times as compared to last year's bikes. That means they are running faster corner speeds with just slightly lower top speeds. Only thing good I see so far is that the previously disadvantaged teams are doing fairly well in testing(ie, Suzuki).
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Isn't technology wonderful.
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Isn't technology wonderful.
LOL No kidding.
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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Man, Hayden sure was a failure today.
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 04:15 PM
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Man, Hayden sure was a failure today.
Better get used to it. He's a good rider and, sure, he won a championship, but he won't be a permanent contender.

Check out this list and look at how several names are repeated. Hayden won't be one of them, sorry.

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2006 Nicky HAYDEN (USA), Honda RC211V Moto GP (990cc)
2005 Valentino ROSSI (ITA), Yamaha YZR-M1 Moto GP (990cc)
2004 Valentino ROSSI (ITA), Yamaha YZR-M1 Moto GP (990cc)
2003 Valentino ROSSI (ITA), Honda RC211V Moto GP (990cc)
2002 Valentino ROSSI (ITA), Honda RC211V Moto GP (990cc)
2001 Valentino ROSSI (ITA), Honda NSR500 GP 500
2000 Kenny ROBERTS Jr. (USA), Suzuki RGV500 GP 500
1999 Alex CRIVILLE (SPA), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1998 Mick DOOHAN (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1997 Mick DOOHAN (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1996 Mick DOOHAN (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1995 Mick DOOHAN (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1994 Mick DOOHAN (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1993 Kevin SCHWANTZ (USA), Suzuki RGV500 GP 500
1992 Wayne RAINEY (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1991 Wayne RAINEY (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1990 Wayne RAINEY (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1989 Eddie LAWSON (USA), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1988 Eddie LAWSON (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1987 Wayne GARDNER (AUS), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1986 Eddie LAWSON (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1985 Freddie SPENCER (USA), Honda NSR500 GP 500
1984 Eddie LAWSON (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1983 Freddie SPENCER (USA), Honda NS500 GP 500
1982 Franco UNCINI (ITA), Suzuki RG500 GP 500
1981 Marco LUCCHINELLI (ITA), Suzuki RG500 GP 500
1980 Kenny ROBERTS (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1979 Kenny ROBERTS (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1978 Kenny ROBERTS (USA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1977 Barry SHEENE (GBR), Suzuki RG500 GP 500
1976 Barry SHEENE (GBR), Suzuki RG500 GP 500
1975 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), Yamaha YZR500 GP 500
1974 Phil READ (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1973 Phil READ (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1972 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1971 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1970 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1969 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1968 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1967 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1966 Giacomo AGOSTINI (ITA), MV Agusta GP 500
1965 Mike HAILWOOD (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1964 Mike HAILWOOD (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1963 Mike HAILWOOD (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1962 Mike HAILWOOD (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1961 Gary HOCKING (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1960 John SURTEES (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1959 John SURTEES (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1958 John SURTEES (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1957 Libero LIBERATI (ITA), Gilera GP 500
1956 John SURTEES (GBR), MV Agusta GP 500
1955 Geoff DUKE (GBR), Gilera GP 500
1954 Geoff DUKE (GBR), Gilera GP 500
1953 Geoff DUKE (GBR), Gilera GP 500
1952 Umberto MASETTI (ITA), Gilera GP 500
1951 Geoff DUKE (GBR), Norton GP 500
1950 Umberto MASETTI (ITA), Gilera GP 500
1949 Leslie GRAHAM (GBR), AJS "Porcupine" GP 500



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Better get used to it. He's a good rider and, sure, he won a championship, but he won't be a permanent contender.

Check out this list and look at how several names are repeated. Hayden won't be one of them, sorry.
Ah well, I prefer Rossi anyway.
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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Man, Hayden sure was a failure today.
It was interesting that the commentary during the race referred to Hayden trying to get used to the 800cc bike. What the hell, everyone else was in the same situation, and Pedrosa ran the heck out of that Honda.

That Ducati was one hell of a machine ripping through the straight!
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faster lap times.... now that's something i can get behind.
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I also heard that rules are going to change but there is not much difference in it. It happens in every game, whether the rules are change and every year new rules are issued.

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