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Old 11-30-2001, 08:56 AM   #1
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I'll bet if the times were spectacular they'd tell us so. Gee, these guys have fun.
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Old 11-30-2001, 09:04 AM   #2
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Unlike the PR for the Honda test, there are no lap times given. Obviously, test lap times are not necessarily predictive of race winning but one must still wonder. What impressed me the about these two tests (Yam and Hon) was Katoh's lap time on the 2 stroke. Yowza...
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Old 11-30-2001, 09:54 AM   #3
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"Yoda was delighted with progress during his first track days with the crew." Haha, that's funny. You would think these guys were jedis or something.



THey probably didn't post the times because:

1. The times weren't better than 500GP race times

2. John K was whoopin' on the factory team boys.

3. Letting Haga go was a mistake. Put him on Dunlops and an M1 and he would be unbeatable, until he fell of course.
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Old 11-30-2001, 11:04 AM   #4
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I read that the track surface was totally redone, hence the Honda times were anamolous. It is significant that Katoh went well, but it may say as much about the immaturity of the RC as Katoh's riding.



Also, since the Honda times happened on a track that is brand new (surface-wise), it doesn't give much away. Yamaha ran an an established track and probably don't want anybody to know how they are doing.



Alternately, it is possible that Katoh is freaking great and the M1 is not going well.
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Old 11-30-2001, 11:09 AM   #5
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Default Yoda and Suzuki working for Yamaha

Ok, so Suzuki is the Japanese version of Smith, but how can they loose with the force AND a competitor working for them.



I am looking forward to seeing how the Suzuki 4-stroke works in testing. Any bets on whether they publish lap times?
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Old 11-30-2001, 11:13 AM   #6
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It won't happen, but I would sure like to see them race it painted matte black like that. It looks fast and nasty, no matter whether it is fast or not.
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Old 11-30-2001, 11:18 AM   #7
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I need to review the GP1 rules, but wouldn't it be funny to see Li'l John Kocinski as a wild card entry on a new M1 go out and have the GP of his life against Roberts on the 'Zooki, Haga outta nowhere on the Aprillia GP bike, and Rossi bringing the Honda in fourth place at the Suzuka opener?!



Geez, I gotta quit drinking Malox for lunch!!!



I am excited about GP1. Hope WSB goes well too. 1000 cc street bikes with World Supersport rules ought to do it!!!



Have fun, ride fast!

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Old 11-30-2001, 12:04 PM   #8
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Right, and right.
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:07 PM   #9
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Do you have a mental video of that you could contribute? About 2 MB?

Looks like a great year.
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:32 PM   #10
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I think freaking great may be right. 5 years of serious learning followed by commanding championships. I'll bet he's top 3 next year and 1 in 2003. Unless some other zen master comes along.
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