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Old 05-01-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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No rules change is going to fix this one. Ducati is down on power but Honda and Kawasaki aren't close either.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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Roger's not 22 is he?
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:05 AM   #4
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Roger Lee is #95. Tommy is #22. Rog didn't race (broke bones) Tommy did.



It's all set-up. The bikes are pretty equal on power (except the Duc). It's all about set-up.

Roger led at Dayton and Barber before crashing. Kawasaki's are strong. Honda is improving. Their problem isn't power. It's handling. Yamaha is only Factory supported this year (Grave's). Duc needs power but some of the more technical tracks are coming up so they'll be alright. Mladin has his hands full. Spies IS going to be the next American superstar roadracer. He'll get a GP ride within 3 years.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:53 AM   #5
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I must admit Madlin is handling defeat with more grace than i thought he would. If he gets beat again at sears point tho, he will go postal wear a flak jacket if u r in attendance.

then again maybe it is a relief for him. he knew it would happen sooner or later, he has happy baby nice home in Australia and successful business to run. All those years flying around has to get old. He was fun to watch and fun to listen to, AMA will be even less colorful when he's gone.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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HRC could fix that problem for Honda, but American Honda is stubborn, wants to do it themselves and won't win unless they lease HRC bikes again.
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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Remember the race at Road Atlanta a few years ago when the ambulance pulled on the track in the middle of the race?!!!!



Mladin almost rear-ended it at about 120mph and went totally ballistic.
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #8
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Is Ducati a full factory team like it is in World SBK? Or is it a satellite-type team?
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:25 PM   #9
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funny about the time your kid turns a year or 2 old you start to imagine possibilities you really hadn't considered so much before. that or you reach a certain age. KR's the one who said most racers have about a ten-year envelope.



He also tucked the front end at Barber and crashed out of the lead that is another sign o the times... unless you're like bubba stewart, then it's just expected.
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:37 PM   #10
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Yesterday's MotoGP - last couple laps. Nicky is just behind the leader until he gets passed by the other two just behind him whereupon he just lets it go and rapidly falls back 1.5 secs in fourth and is within a fraction of a lap of being passed by Rossi. If there was one more lap to finish the race and Dani Pedrosa hadn't fallen he would have finished 5th. His tires must be breaking traction in every corner, but it seems like it's all he can do to just hold on to the bike. What kind of job is that??
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