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Old 07-21-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
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What a race, Rossi and Stoner had the field by half a lap. I just could not believe the drive down the straight that Stoner had over Rossi, he'd close from many lengths back like he had an afterburner. The 125 rookies cup though was some of the best racing of the weekend. The first race on Sat had a 1 thousandth of a sec margin of victory, or basically the front tire. 13 year old vs a 16 year old, kids were a flyin'... It was also good to hear and smell the two smoke on the track again. Damn, nother year to go...
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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Awesome MotoGP race. An even better Rookies Cup race. A few years ago, I used to beat Rookies Cup winner Ben Solis on an NSR50. Nowadays he'd spank me silly!
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Awesome MotoGP race. An even better Rookies Cup race. A few years ago, I used to beat Rookies Cup winner Ben Solis on an NSR50. Nowadays he'd spank me silly!
I didn't know you were that kinda guy!
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It was a great race but the headline is *awfully* misleading. Rossi beat Stoner by 13 seconds - hardly what you could describe as "edging" him out for a win.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:17 AM   #6
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Default Nice, even race coverage, Kevin.

I thought your coverage was "fair and balanced", as they say on Fox News. Of course, I thought the same thing about my blog post. Then I had some guy from Australia--go figure--call me a wanker for suggesting that Stoner was a "distant" second. 13 seconds in MotoGP seems like 13 minutes in IndyCars.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:33 AM   #7
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It was a great race but the headline is *awfully* misleading. Rossi beat Stoner by 13 seconds - hardly what you could describe as "edging" him out for a win.
If you saw the first 20 or so laps of the race, replete with banging fairings and outrageous out-braking maneuvers and even some dirt-tracking down the corkscrew, I think "edging" is an accurate description. I only wish Stoner had stayed on two wheels to make the finish of the race as exciting as the first 85% of it!
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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If you saw the first 20 or so laps of the race, replete with banging fairings and outrageous out-braking maneuvers and even some dirt-tracking down the corkscrew, I think "edging" is an accurate description. I only wish Stoner had stayed on two wheels to make the finish of the race as exciting as the first 85% of it!
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #9
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If you saw the first 20 or so laps of the race
I did.
replete with banging fairings and outrageous out-braking maneuvers and even some dirt-tracking down the corkscrew, I think "edging" is an accurate description.
Again - beating a guy by 13 seconds in MotoGP is not "edging" him out. Stoner got *spanked*, not edged.
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Maybe you should have watched the race before commenting.
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