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Old 05-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #1

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Can anybody explain to me how Rossi got his bike turned after he passed Stoner today? I thought for sure he was going to run way wide, but he just hugged the corner and closed the door. To bad Pedrosa couldn't give Rossi more of a fight. I guess Rossi was to much for him when he put the hammer down.

As for Nicky I don't know what to say. I am still rooting for him every race but that Ducati seem to destroy riders and use them to fertilize the infield. Stoner is obviously a bad ass. I doubt even Rossi could ride that thing straight away. Casey was winning races on it as soon as he swung a leg over it. Does anybody have a link to an article that can explain why it is so hard to ride for everyone but him?
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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There was a time not long ago where everyone proclaimed the bike to be an unfair advantage. Nice job Casey. Hang in there Nicky! I'm still optimistic. No really.
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I was hoping for so much more from Nicky. Bummer. He'd better get it crankin' or else... he'll be living in a van down by the river!
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Rossi is the best rider ever. Wait, he's not quite as good as Mladin, but he's close!
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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Good race, nothing compared to the 250 race but kept me entertained. I'm coming to the conclusion that Nicky is just too big of a rider.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:00 AM   #7
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Good race, nothing compared to the 250 race but kept me entertained. I'm coming to the conclusion that Nicky is just too big of a rider.
Dude, he weighs like one-eighth what you do, and probably could only look you in the navel......

(but then-again, Pedrosa only weighs like one-tenth, and could look you in the testicles)
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #8
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I cheered myself hoarse when Nicky won the title in '06, but even then he didn't show real racing chops. There are things you'd like to see from a top racer. Top racers get knocked of the track and make heroic rides back through the field with damaged equipment. Nicky circulates 4 seconds off the pace with no discernable damage to the bike. Top racers make tough passes when it counts and make them stick. Nicky just follows. Top racers relish wheel to wheel battles and are ruthless in their drive to the front. Nicky settles. Top racers will follow someone to find their weaknesses, but then pounce. How many times has he followed someone for lap after lap without even attempting to make a pass for the lead? (Melandri in Spain '05, Pedrosa in '06 China, Capirossi and Rossi in Mugello '06). I think Ducati made a mistake hiring him. I hope I'm wrong, but I think Hayden's not the guy to make the Ducati work.
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