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Old 05-01-2006, 02:00 PM   #11
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that is a High Pressure job. O and if u get it wrong there's possibility to wind up dead or in wheel chair. have a nice ride!

for those guys a track day is hard work i am guessing.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:04 PM   #12
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Yeah, yeah. I know that, as one journalist said in "Faster" they are all heroes in MotoGP, just to be at that level and to do something so well that finishing 0.5 seconds slower than someone else in a 40 minute race (!) can make the difference between being on top or an also-ran, BUT, I have a serious problem with Nicky being on top of the charts without winning. He is consistent, in the sense that he sits there and waits for others to screw up (and sometimes, as on Sunday, that happens), BUT, is he exciting? After he got passed and passed again, it looked like he sort of quit. Don't you want your favorite racer to go at it with abandon? look at Melandri fighting Stoner on the last lap (BTW, is Stoner 15 yet? He looks about 14). The best (Schwantz, Rainey, Rossi etc.) are exciting to watch: Nicky is kind of boring.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:42 PM   #13
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i don't think u would think boring if he took u for a couple laps. you must have a very hi boring threshold man that was best GP since like last GP.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:59 PM   #14
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Default Ducati needs a rules change or 4 cylinders...it's that simple

I agree... Team Kate in WSB seems to do OK. Kawasaki is closer than Ducati I think....Ducati needs a extra 200 cc or WSB mods (rules change) or two more cylinders to compete
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:53 PM   #15
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Totally agree jb Rossi came from out in the weeds, pedrosa was way back to start with, a very good race right up to the last!
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:23 PM   #16
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I don't think AMA Duc is a full factory team. At least not in the sense that Xerox Ducati is in WSBK. It's costing Duc a fortune to keep the WSBK bikes in a state of tune that's competitive. The rules are different in AMA, too. No traction control, for one.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:25 PM   #17
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Yeah, didn't he have a rear tire failure too?
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:34 PM   #18
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As everyone knows by know, Hayden said that he had a tire warmer melt onto his brake rotor while sitting on the grid. He thought about pulling in on the warm-up lap. He said that eventually, the situation improved, but that's got to sap your confidence when the pace went ballistic toward the end.



Excuse? I don't know. But I'll give him credit for backing off, not binning it and collecting the points.



Nicky's going to have to win some races eventually to win a championship, but consistency beats momentary brilliance most times. Just ask Biaggi.



Unless, of course, we're talking about Rossi who's consistently brilliant.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:35 PM   #19
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All the Hondas were miserable in the last WSBK race.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:36 PM   #20
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I think Wayne Rainey is in the back of every American G.P. rider's mind.

How much harder would you like Nicky to push?
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