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Old 06-09-2003, 05:07 AM   #1
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FIRST POST! I saw the race on SpeedTV and it was as thrilling as the press release makes it to be. The guts of Biagi and Capirossi, especially, were just amazing. For one lap they kept passing eachother, so close that I was sure one or the other (or both) was going to crash. I was on the edge of my seat. Good show for Ducati, too. Capirossi did have an edge on the straightaways (205 mph!!!!). The braking action at the end of the long fast straigt was just amazing.

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Old 06-09-2003, 05:10 AM   #2
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I agree. The duel between Capirossi and Biagi was fantastic. Ducati deserves much praise for having a great bike in their first year back. Contrast it to Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Aprilia I give a break cause they are small and have new riders to the series.
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:20 AM   #3
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Default Death of Inline Fours in GP racing!

Maybe Kaw, Suzuki, and Yamaha are getting their ass kicked because they are running outdated, inferior inline fours?? LOL Yeah, that's the scoop! When the REAL racing is on the line, the inline four just doesn't measure up, eh KP??
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:38 AM   #4
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Never said V-4s or V-5s suck. Just that your beloved V-Twns do. LOL back at you. Besides not all the above mentioned bikes are inlines. Snicker Snicker.
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:49 AM   #5
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Just the ones losing bad are inlines. It's an outdated design, worthy of nothing more notable than to be kept alive by restrictive racing rules. Isn't that your beef with the twin? I think it is.
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Old 06-09-2003, 06:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Death of Inline Fours in GP racing!

I thought Suzuki was a V-4: Just Kawasucki and Yamaha run inlines. I can give Yamaha a break since they've had so many injuries to their riders this year. Kawi and Suzuki have no excuse- those things just aren't competitive.
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Old 06-09-2003, 06:15 AM   #7
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Explain it to me how the rules favor a inline 4 over a V-4????
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Old 06-09-2003, 06:58 AM   #8
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The Ducati was fantastic, even Biagi commented on it, Great race all around.
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:40 AM   #9
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Speaking of which, you gonna trade that Beemer for a nice ST4s?
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:53 AM   #10
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Default Ducati's 4 cylinder history

Check this out http://www.ducati.com/bikes/techcafe...l&amp;artID=25
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