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Old 12-17-2001, 08:01 AM   #1
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I thought they were looking for an experienced rider. Laconi doesn't seem like he's GP1 material.



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Old 12-17-2001, 08:05 AM   #2
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Experienced? What do you call riding in GP since 1995? Who won the last SBK race of the season?
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Old 12-17-2001, 11:39 AM   #3
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My guess is that he will do some R&D for Aprilia so Haga will have a decent ride next year.
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Old 12-17-2001, 11:56 AM   #4
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I guess I meant a proven winner. SBK is not GP. Laconi has only 1 GP win and only 1 other podium finish.
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Old 12-17-2001, 05:12 PM   #5
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How come everyone thinks Haga is going to do so well in MotoGP when he got his rear end handed to him this year? and don't give me that "4-stroke has smoother power delivery" garbage, the GP 4-strokes gonna be an animal just like the 2strokes are. Haga is good with a mildly tuned WSB bike. He's gonna have his hands full with 200bhp
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Old 12-17-2001, 06:32 PM   #6
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I thought Haga was slated for a ride on the Mille for 2002...?
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Old 12-18-2001, 03:09 AM   #7
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.......on the Mille in 2002. Maybe they're thinking of getting the bike ready for him in 2003. I don't fully agree with the earlier post that Haga got his ass kicked in GP this year. On Dunlops he'll definitely be a force.
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Old 12-18-2001, 04:38 AM   #8
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You Dimwit, ask anyone (Including Haga, Crafar, Laconi, Bostrom) Making a tire switch is hard. Had Haga completed a GP season on Dunlops, things would have been different. Laconi was a different racer on Dunlops, often close to the front. There were races when Crafar handed Doohan his ass on Dunlops. Haga is no different. He never slid the Yamaha on MIchelins like he did on the Dunlops. He almost won the title on the D's while he crashed like crazy and was not a challenger on the Michelins. Do your research before you run your trap. Look at the tire they gave Laconi in GP1. Yes, it's Dunlops, because they know he is a proven racer on Dunlops.
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Old 12-18-2001, 05:45 AM   #9
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go ahead and blame his lousy racing on his tires. according to the speedvision guys, roadracingworld, motogp.com, and pretty much everyone else, it was the powerband he could not come to terms with. but you know better than them, right momma's boy?
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Old 12-18-2001, 09:58 AM   #10
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That milk is tight. Your moms milk taste good too. Anyway, Haga could not come to terms with michelins, not on the R7, not on the GP bike. You watch and see. You want to make a Gentlemen's bet...???
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