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MOKE1K 03-21-2011 10:24 AM

Qatar results!
Doha, Sunday, March 20, 2011
Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.5 42'38.569
2 20 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 166.3 +3.440
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.2 +5.051
4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.2 +5.942
5 11 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 166.1 +7.358
6 10 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 165.9 +10.468
7 9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 165.5 +16.431
8 8 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 164.8 +26.293
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 164.8 +27.416
10 6 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 164.7 +28.920
11 5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 164.3 +34.539
12 4 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 164.3 +34.829
13 3 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 164.1 +37.957
Not Classified
24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 162.8 4 Laps
65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 142.4 21 Laps
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 0 Lap

MOKE1K 03-21-2011 11:30 AM

Whatever kind of clutch Honda is using something is very very different. When Divo and Simochelli can put out a gap like that on 5th place in the first race. That's more than getting the setup right, Hondas done something to that bike and have passed it all the wY down to the satellite team.

MOKE1K 03-21-2011 11:35 AM

Dani pedrosa is going to have a looooooooong year.... Lol!!!

MOKE1K 03-21-2011 11:37 AM

Stoner finally has a real bike, now we will see how crappy the Ducati is. How ironic for Rossi.

acecycleins 03-21-2011 12:32 PM

My take: JB says the trans in the Honda isn't new science just better materials. So, +1 for Honda engineering.
I liked the raced except for two issues. Randy's fall stopped Nick on the track. That complete stop and start ruined his clutch and he was lucky to finish 9th. Had he a better start I believe he could have passed Rossi in the late stages because he was turning solid laps by the last 1/3rd. The Hondas are making crazy power. You can tell on the straights that the Yamaha's are relying solely on handling not top end.
I give the race a B. Not the greatest, but fun enough to not want to throw the tv out the door.

MOKE1K 03-22-2011 07:09 PM

My worst fears came to fuision whatching the Hondas on the straights. Man they were motoring by everything and not by a small margin.

Stoner just flicked a switch and checked out it didn't take but a few laps impressive, Dani's got a long year ahead of him.

MOKE1K 03-22-2011 07:14 PM

Didn't watch the whole race Monday and missed Nickys incident.

Dr_Sprocket 03-23-2011 03:29 AM

This should shape up to be an interesting year in MotoGP. FWIW, I'm still rooting for the US contingent. Let's go, USA!

MOKE1K 03-23-2011 04:33 AM


-Hey, we agree!

Dr_Sprocket 03-23-2011 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by MOKE1K (Post 257377)

-Hey, we agree!

Holy chit!!


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