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Moto GP Boring?

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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Ciro Pabón on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:07 pm

Warweezil wrote:... how does that old saying go?
To finish First... first you have to finish

Well, that's "Rick Mears Principle".

I propose "Ciro's Corollary to Rick Mear's Principle":
... second, you have to overtake when you're second.
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Warweezil on Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Fact remains that when you crash out for trying too hard when leading - and not under immediate pressure - and you are riding slicks on a drying surface - and there are 17 laps remaining in which to find your way past a back-marker... it kinda marks you out as being a bit of a klutz if you still take a stab and end up totaling many grands worth of kit, :banghead:

Guys like that cause me too much work some weekends... and afterwards they sit on the tyrewall blaming everything but their own lack of sound judgment for the DNF they have brought upon themselves. :roll:
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Lyria on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:40 pm

I guess the kindest thing is to say he made an error of judgement. Okay so in his position it's not one he should make but we all do stupid things from time to time, like when I found myself about to put the kettle in the fridge this morning for no good reason other than I wasn't concentrating on what I was doing :roll: :shy: We all get brain fade from time to time, I agree in a race when he should know better isn't a good time but none of us are perfect, we don't all wreck such an expensive machine when it happens to us though do we?

Saying that, I don't know why I'm defending Lorenzo, I don't even really like the guy that much if I'm honest. I wanted Pedrosa to beat him!
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Ciro Pabón on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:34 am

Well, I'm astounded.

Is there no good judgment among thirteen-year-old crazy-as-a-goat moto drivers?

Where is this world heading to? :armchair:

I still remember when these guys were the epitome of responsibility and prudent driving.

Lyria, cut out the "drinking and partying all night" live you're living.

That will help you to keep your kettle "out of the fridge"...

If you need help with that, just ask: we'll be happy to oblige.
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Warweezil on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:02 pm

Suzuki to return in '14? If they do join in testing next year as is rumoured then we could see the welcome return of a mainstream manufacturer to the sport.

"Better" than F1? ... Lets say more enjoyable for a certain type of motor-sport fan, one that prefers the racing to take place on the circuit rather than in pit stops, where the ability of gizmo's and toys to influence a season is much more limited, Add to that some ballsy overtaking.. and the ever present danger of a high-side or similar spill and yeah, it has the ability to excite some fans far more than F1 has been able to for many seasons. No one wants another "Super Sic" death, but there is something breathtaking about the risk these guys take - And I say that both as a fan and as someone who sometimes picks up the pieces.

This isn't about bikes v cars... I turn out for far more car events than bikes, and enjoy both types of racing equally - even at the lowly levels in which I move - but the excitement about F1 was killed for me and shows no sign of returning.

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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Warweezil on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:05 pm

Anyone in the UK who is able to get Eurosport might be interested to know they are showing a few races from 2012 again next week.

Just sayin'.......
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Paul on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:59 pm

Cheers Mate.. however, being a bit skint, I just told Virgin rip off bastards to stuff theit TV package , of which eurosport is a part, so I'm busted there
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Warweezil on Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Paul wrote:Cheers Mate.. however, being a bit skint, I just told Virgin rip off bastards to stuff theit TV package , of which eurosport is a part, so I'm busted there

Damn that means that the BBC get to destroy your enjoyment of Moto GP as well as F1. :(
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Re: Moto GP Boring?

Postby Paul on Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:54 pm

Well Lyria tells me I can get it on red button, but you could be somewhat acurate there Mate :confused:
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