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Old 05-06-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Ducati should be competitive on this track, as they used it to develope the bike and their riders are very familiar with it.

Nows the time boys, kick it into high gear and go for the win.
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:33 AM   #2
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I'd love to see Ducati win, but I'm afraid this track is a little to corner intensive, for the Ducati's to keep the tires healthy over an entire race distance. I think you'll probably see a Ducati on or next to the pole though.
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Old 05-06-2003, 09:06 AM   #3
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Yes, they do provide good info, but they left out a key fact about the Jerez circuit. When it rains there, the white lines get slippery, and there are concrete walls within highside distance of the track. That's where and how Mick Doohan ended his carreer.

Hope it will be dry.
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Old 05-06-2003, 09:22 AM   #4
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You're probably correct, but untill the race happens I still have my fantasy world (how else can I make it through the work day, well MO helps
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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I suspect you are right; however, I do believe that Ducati did extensive race simulation testing here in the offseason so probably have a better idea of compound selection and tire management than at Phakisa where they had never been previously.



I am not gonna bet any money on them, but this is probably their best shot at it for the early season.



My money does have Capi on the pole.



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Old 05-06-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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I find it interestingly peculiar that the lap record is actually slower than last years pole position time... Perhaps I should go ponder the space-time continuem?
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:39 PM   #7
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I think the official record is in a race, while the pole was set in a qualifying session on qualifying tires.
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:41 PM   #8
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OK, so if Rossi set the record on 5/5/2003, it wasn't in a race. Damnfiknow
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Old 05-06-2003, 01:48 PM   #9
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5/5/2003 is probably a typo. 5/5/2002 was a Sunday. So Rossi probably set the record in last year's race.
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:22 AM   #10
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That's right. Whenever people start talking "Official" lap records for a class, they are speaking Race laps. Qualifying records are a different thing.
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