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Old 03-31-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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I like Hayden a lot, but it should be noted that he had the fastest overall lap. However,

Valentino Rossi set the fastest lap on race rubber. I'd say that is more important than a single flyer on a Q tire. -Sean
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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True, but doesn't every rider pretty much think Biaggi is a complete a**hole? Why should Nicky be any different.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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You bet! And Colin Edwards was second fastest on race rubber. My point is (I should have written more) that if Hayden really thinks he has only two rders to fear this year he's likely to be terribly disappointed very soon.



I doubt he DOES believe it; his comment is probably a slap at his partner Max and a challenge to the other young riders. Could be an interesting year, don't you think?
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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Because Max has been trying to bully him for two years, and now they're teammates. I hope Repsol doesn't think team orders will work with these two.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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Tamada was the hottest at Jerez according to Noyes on Speed website. He was hampered by being on Bridgiestones last year but he might be a dark horse this year on Michlins. Not that I wouldn't

want to see any of the Americans leading the charts.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:53 AM   #6
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Go Nicky.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:57 AM   #7
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I don't think Nicky was being particularly presumptuous. He estimated the Rossi and Gibbers where the only sure title contenders. I don't think this is inconsistent with the opinions of other MotoGP observers.



And if Nicky also sees himself as a title contender, how else should any top rider see himself?



Personally I'm routing for lots of people...



For the young guns, Hopper, Hayden and Melandri.



For Gibbers to finally beat Rossi.



For Bayliss to beat Ducati.



For Edwards to beat Honda.



For Ducati to make a come back.



For Tamada to show his worth.



For Nakano to whip that green machine to the front.



For Rossi to continue being the consumate class act that he is.



LOL, basically I'm routing for everyone but Biaggi... He's a good rider and deserves some wins, too, but as long as he's a whiner, I'll decline to route for him.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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Actually, he was pretty clear in claiming superiority to all but Sete and Valentino with the exception of a "few races" where Biaggi had an advantage.



I aggree with your "routing" list pretty much. But it really comes down to the best man/best bike combination. Please let luck have nothing to do with the outcome of the 2005 MotoGP season.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:23 PM   #9
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Looks like he has the confidence to ride up front with the big boys this year. Rubber side down, Nicky!
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #10
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LOL, good catch. I'm glad we mostly "aggree".



I think it's going to be a fun racing season. Can't wait.
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