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Old 10-06-2003, 05:53 AM   #11
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Amen to Longride!
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:55 AM   #12
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You were right. He has the eye of the tiger (Rocky music going in my head). It was great to see a race where the outcome wasn't so predictable.
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Old 10-06-2003, 07:36 AM   #13
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Can someone esplain to me why John Hopkins gets a 1 race suspension and probation and a fine, for what appears to be clean agressive riding, while (whilst?) Makoto Tamada, just gets a DQ for the same agresive riding. I know he took down Checa, he has admited he went in to hot. What about all the other agressive riding, any of those guys getting fined for racing a motorcycle in a motorcycle race.



Congrats to Nicky, hope the next one he gets will be all him.
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Old 10-06-2003, 07:58 AM   #14
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Good job, Nicky! Keep working hard, and sooner or later you'll be standing in the middle.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:49 AM   #15
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The rider Tamada passed was Sete Gibernau, who according to Brit site MCN UK was riding with a 102' temp and could barely see the track in front of him.

If anyone should be disqualified it should be Gibernau for endangering his fellow riders by racing when when he was that ill.

Tamada should have had third and Hayden should get a well deserved fourth.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:57 AM   #16
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Not real sure about the skill. Not yet anyway. He certainly has more style that's for sure. He'll be ON next season. Seventh in points his first year on the GP tracks just blows me away. I knew he was gonna be great but Damn. The last two races have been fantastic for him.



Mladin will go down in the AMA history books. That's a given. But Nick will own the world.
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Old 10-06-2003, 10:50 AM   #17
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I agree, I saw the race and I did not think it was a bad pass.
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Old 10-06-2003, 02:25 PM   #18
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I agree with your comments. Tamada was clearly past Gibernau under brakes up the inside leading into a bend, and Gibernau turned into him. Isn't this how passing is meant to take place? If you ask me the fault lies with Gibernau, but no-one should have been disqualified here.
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Old 10-07-2003, 05:29 AM   #19
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All aboard the Bash Mladin train! How bogus.



Granted, Mat is not the most personable guy in the world, people bash him whenever he says something other than "The bike is great, my sponsors are great, the other riders are great, gee willikers I'm so happy to be in the perfect AMA world." He oes out there, blows the stickers off of everybody else than his tire explodes. He says that this is bad and Dunlop needs to do better. Then everybody says he's classless.



Let's see you act with more class under those circumstances.
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Old 10-09-2003, 05:52 AM   #20
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A true champion acts with class no matter what the circumstances. A true whiner cries about next years' rules after just winning a championship this year. The AMA gives his ego a place to shine where it cannot anywhere else in the world. Mat would suck in WSB and GP, where the REAL riders end up. Nicky is in GP at 22. You figure it out.



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That could be the biggest understatement since "I think those Indians may be unfriendly General Custer".
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