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2012 - MotoGP, WSB, Moto2, WSP, AMA, BSB Part II


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#801 Rob

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 20:41

I think he'll struggle coming in mid-season but I hope he proves me wrong. :)

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#802 bigarthurisgod

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 20:46

Tech 3 confirm Crutchlow and Smith.



HRC annoucement coming tomorrow, Jonny Rea could replace Stoner after testing the RC213 on Monday.


Bloody hell, it's Christmas!! :love: :rotfl:


#803 Obi Offiah

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 20:47

In the PC Dani confirmed that the 2. bike was more rigid and had more chatter, especially at the front. They didn't know why.

Yeap, good call :)

#804 Nova

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 21:08

I think he'll struggle coming in mid-season but I hope he proves me wrong. :)



No doubt, but it will still be interesting. See Crash reports that Spies might be interested in a Gresini ride. That would be sweet.

http://www.motorcycl.../_/R-EPI-137598

Edited by Nova, 25 August 2012 - 21:11.


#805 Tonka

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 21:37

No doubt, but it will still be interesting. See Crash reports that Spies might be interested in a Gresini ride. That would be sweet.

http://www.motorcycl.../_/R-EPI-137598



Spies had better be quick. If Rea makes a good impression, Honda might like to see him on that bike.



#806 Nova

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:24

I have a hard time believing that Spies really wants to trade a factory Yamaha for a satellite Honda.

#807 Seanspeed

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:33

I have a hard time believing that Spies really wants to trade a factory Yamaha for a satellite Honda.

It may not have been much of a 'choice' for him.

#808 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:54

Yamaha is making it sound like it was.

#809 hulmerist

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:29

I have a hard time believing that Spies really wants to trade a factory Yamaha for a satellite Honda.


Motomatters making it sound like there would be some support from Honda, also linked Scott Redding to the ride

While on the eurosport commentary yesterday that made it seem like relations between gresini and Honda had soured

#810 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:20

Sykes remains at Kawasaki for 2013. His teammate is still unknown, could be Haslam, Baz or ... Checa. :drunk:

#811 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:33

It's wet at Cadwell, Brno and Moscow this morning.

#812 PokePoke

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:18

Good racing in Moscow. Laverty, Gugliano and Rea fighting for 2nd place; Davies closing gap to this group, Biaggi & Melandri far back-what on earth?
Chceca out (Spaniard crash when Rea overtake him in last corner)

Edited by PokePoke, 26 August 2012 - 08:21.


#813 Obi Offiah

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:21

Good racing in Moscow. Laverty, Gugliano and Rea fighting for 2nd place; Davies closing gap to this group, Biaggi & Melandri -what on earth?
Chceca out (crash when Rea overtake him in last corner)

I don't even really watch WSBKs, but I predicted Checa would crash out after about 2 laps :drunk:

#814 PokePoke

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:28

Some parts of track are still wet.
Gugliano out.

Wow, Davies 2nd.
EDIT: Noooooo, what on earth Leon?

Edited by PokePoke, 26 August 2012 - 08:33.


#815 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:31

Looks like a third crap weekend in a row for Biaggi. He won't be champion riding like this.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:45

Sykes finally win a race. Melandri 2nd..... :eek: How did you get 3place Biaggi?
Leon :down: Destroyed race for himself and Chaz. Poor performance at last laps by Laverty and Rea.

#817 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:47

Very lucky podium for Biaggi.
Sykes :up:

#818 carbonfibre

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:48

Yep strange because at the beginning off the season biaggi was doing very well. Still he got laverty who ruined his tyres. Davies wasting a secure 2nd place by pushing too much.

Melandri also a lucky 2nd everyone in front of hom crashed or went off. Same goes for biaggi.

Edited by carbonfibre, 26 August 2012 - 08:50.


#819 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:54

I think Melandri had more tire left than anybody else and would have finished 2nd anyway.

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#820 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:56

Has anyone ever won a WSBK title without winning a dry race? :p

#821 GX390

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:11

I have to say McPhee has done a great job in this race so far.

#822 FlashMaster

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:15

Folger trashing the field :eek:

#823 hulmerist

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:17

Anyone watching eurosport finding it incredibly incredibly irritating that Julian Ryder keeps saying folger was riding a mahindra? He was on an ioda bike, it was schrotter who rode for mahindra

He did it yesterday in front of Danny Webb, i think he was to polite to correct him

#824 GX390

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:21

Popov doing a great job as well.

#825 GX390

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:34

Kent fastest lap but I think it's the case of too little too late.

#826 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:41

Dirty dirty Sofuoglu on Lowes again.

#827 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:42

Popov is my new favorite rider.

http://imgur.com/vpQvx

#828 olliek88

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:55

Popov is my new favorite rider.

http://imgur.com/vpQvx


Salom has just taken that spot for me! :lol:

#829 GX390

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:23

Are all of the Moto 2 bikes on slicks?

#830 olliek88

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:40

Are all of the Moto 2 bikes on slicks?


Would think so, only 2 Moto3's had wets on and they went backwards.

#831 PokePoke

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:50

Wow, Biaggi smash Halsam from track. Melandri is a new leader SBk champs.
Sykes still 1st, but Marco reduces gap.

#832 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:51

What a mistake from Biaggi, glad to see Leon on his legs, that was scary.

#833 carbonfibre

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:52

Wow big crash for biaggi and haslam there. Biaggi coming in with way too much speed and couldnt avoid haslam.

#834 carbonfibre

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:54

What a mistake from Biaggi, glad to see Leon on his legs, that was scary.

Yep i guess because of the slipstream he had way more speed then normally and just couldnt stop it anymore. Haslam just was unlucky he was there.

#835 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:57

I believe Biaggi got surprised when Rea slightly pulled to the left.

Rea coming strong now.

#836 Tarzaan

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:02

Wow, Biaggi smash Halsam from track. Melandri is a new leader SBk champs.
Sykes still 1st, but Marco reduces gap.



What a mistake from Biaggi, glad to see Leon on his legs, that was scary.



Wow big crash for biaggi and haslam there. Biaggi coming in with way too much speed and couldnt avoid haslam.



I believe Biaggi got surprised when Rea slightly pulled to the left.

Rea coming strong now.


Me too + the had a slight touch in the breaking zone...

Big loss in the WDC, I hope Max still able to win it.


#837 GSiebert

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:05

That Yamaha of Spies is a joke.

#838 GX390

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:08

What happened to Spies?

#839 carbonfibre

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:12

I believe Biaggi got surprised when Rea slightly pulled to the left.

Rea coming strong now.

yep he dus have a strange line there, still its not good for the championship.

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#840 PokePoke

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:17

Great 2nd race in Moscow.
Melandri take the lead in world championship in great style.
What on earth did Laverty in last lap...
Chaz take the 3 place.

Good weekend for Sykes.

Even in slow, boring track in Moscow SBk provided a lot of excitement and action

Edited by PokePoke, 26 August 2012 - 12:18.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:30

Anyone know when the British TV rights are up ?

I'm shit sick of BBC commentary. It is truly awful and not a patch on Eurosport.

#842 ArnageWRC

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:34

Anyone know when the British TV rights are up ?

I'm shit sick of BBC commentary. It is truly awful and not a patch on Eurosport.


Good question. I can't believe they'll keep them - compare their MotoGP coverage to their F1 coverage, it's like night & day.


#843 lbennie

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:44

PEDROSA!!

#844 Arn

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:44

Dani :up:

#845 Obi Offiah

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:44

What a race! :up: :up: :up:

#846 goldenboy

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:45

cracking race!

#847 Andromeda

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:45

Wow what a finish I've never seen Pedrosa fight so strong before

#848 Mackey

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:47

DidnĀ“t expect Dani to win at all. Glad i was wrong

#849 krapmeister

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:48

Epic last lap there! :up:

#850 pRy

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:48

Not quite Rossi vs Lorenzo @ Barcelona but close. Great finish.