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Old 10-30-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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11.06 SUN - Final MotoGP Race - Tangent
FINAL MotoGP Race of 2011

12:00 NOON Sunday 11.06 - MotoGP Party Q C Dragon's house in Tangent


This is what a track day with Billy looks like now - 2-3 times per SESSION!!!

Sunday, Nov. 6th, come join us at Q C Dragon's house in Tangent where we're watching the Gran Premio Generali
de la Comunitat Valenciana
for Round Eighteen of the MotoGP World Championship at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.


Come by as early as 11:30 AM - The MotoGP race starts at 12:00 PM PST on Demand and COMMERCIAL FREE via MotoGP.com

We will PM directions Friday before the race to those who have CONFIRMED.

$5 per guest to help cover the cost of Food...
Extra proceeds collected by seasons end will be used to fund the FINAL PARTY!
Please help out!

All are welcome!
Please join us

Guest List so far...
QCDragon
R1 Jackal
NakedRider
HoboBanana
CBRiceman
Cutback
ShrkBite
Trav87 - mebbe
BlessedCurse - mebbe

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Circuit info
Length: 4,005 m. / 2.489 miles
Width: 12m
Left corners: 9
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m. / 0.544 miles
Constructed: 1999
Modified:

Introduction:
The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the pit complex contains 48 garages whilst the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators. The circuit layout which allows all parts of the circuit to be seen from any stand helps to create a unique atmosphere enjoyed by Spanish and international riders alike and as the last race of the season there is always a party feeling to the Grand Prix, which was voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.

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Start PLANNING for next year!


2012 MotoGP Calendar Released
Date, Grand Prix - Circuit

15 April, Qatar* - Doha/Losail
29 April - Spain (STC) - Jerez de la Frontera
6 May - Portugal (STC) - Estoril
20 May - France - Le Mans
3 June - Catalunya - Catalunya
17 June - Great Britain - Silverstone
30 June - Netherlands** - Assen (Hopefully we can do this at Jack/Anna's again)
8 July - Germany (STC) - TBC
15 July - Italy - Mugello
29 July - United States*** - Laguna Seca
19 August - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
26 August, Czech Rep. - Brno
16 September - San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano
30 September - Aragon - Motorland
14 October - Japan - Motegi
21 October - Malaysia - Sepang
28 October - Australia - Phillip Island
11 November - Valencia - Ricardo Tormo – Valencia
* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
STC (Subject to the contract)
TBC (To be confirmed)

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Old 10-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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so are HoboBanana and Trav87!!!
and NakedCheezeWhiz, of course...
and TheyCallMeBRUCE!!!


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Old 10-30-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Josh Hayes to join Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in Valencia
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Josh Hayes to join Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in Valencia


American Superbike Champion Josh Hayes
will replace injured Colin Edwards for this
weekend's Valencia MotoGP round in Spain.

The 36-year-old has been drafted in by the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad because Edwards is unable to participate in Valencia while he recovers from injuries sustained during the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang on October 23.

Edwards was due to make his final appearance for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit after a long and successful career with Yamaha in the MotoGP World Championship, which started back in 2005.

The Texan though will undergo an operation to repair cartilage damage around the top of the humerus bone in his left arm after he was involved in an incident with Marco Simoncelli and Valentino Rossi on the second lap of the Sepang race. Tragically, Simoncelli succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.

Hayes, who won his second successive American Superbike crown for the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Team in a dramatic final round in New Jersey, was due to test the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine the day after Sunday's final race.

Yamaha US and Monster Energy arranged the test appearance to reward Hayes for capturing the American Superbike title for the second year in succession in 2011.

Hayes will now join British rider Cal Crutchlow when practice for the Valencia round gets underway on Friday morning.

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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I am heading out to play with someones scooter this weekend...highly unlikely I am making it

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #7
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Glad to see Josh getting a taste of the M1, hope he does well...

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Positive start for the Repsol Honda Team in wet Valencia
Positive start for the Repsol Honda Team in wet Valencia


The final round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship kicked off today under difficult conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

The cold temperatures that reached a high of 16 degrees in the afternoon, mixed in with rain showers throughout the day, resulted in a very slick circuit making it almost impossible to take any direction in set up of the bike. Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa finished first and second respectively in the combined free practice times, with Andrea Dovizoso in ninth position.

The final classification of this first day of free practice sessions was determined in this morning's FP1 when, with the track drying up in the last minutes, new World Champion Casey Stoner set a fastest lap of 1'45.513, closely followed by Dani Pedrosa with a 1'45.736 lap and Andrea Dovizioso 0.889 off Stoner.

The weather forecast predicts good weather for tomorrow, but nobody trusts the skies. Regardless, Stoner will be looking for another great result and more points to consolidate his lead in the World Championship. Andrea Dovizioso will do his best to visit the podium again, especially here at his home race, and Dani Pedrosa, who is suffering great pain in his return to racing, will try to make one of his notorious good starts to arrive with the front group from early on.

Casey Stoner:
"It hasn't been a great day to be honest, we've never had a great feeling here in the wet. I love riding this circuit in the dry, but there seems to be some sort of oil or grease on the circuit, I'm not sure if it's due to a lot of car rubber down but it makes things hard for sure. It's been pretty useless in terms of finding a good set up, both sessions began with a little water and then drying out towards the end, when it's like this you're chasing the set up all day so we didn't do too much work on the bike. We tried a few small things to make it better in the wet, but then as it dried up we saw everything we had done was a waste of time. We'll wait and see what tomorrow brings and if it does rain again I hope it at least rains consistently so we can get a full wet session in."

Dani Pedrosa:
"This morning we had a very good run, but in the afternoon we had some issues on the bike with the rear shock and I only managed a few laps, spending a lot of time in the garage making changes. The track surface is quite old and very slippery, even when the track was drier it was still tough. The feelings are not so bad and I think we need to be ready for mixed weather conditions, improving the set up step by step. Let's wait and see if tomorrow we have some dry sessions to get out on slick tyres, this would be important to better understand the direction to take on the set up of the bike."

Andrea Dovizioso:
"Today the conditions of the track were really demanding as there was no grip. We did good work with the team and we were careful not to make mistakes as we didn't want to take additional risks with these difficult conditions. All in all, I'm quite satisfied as I was able to ride quiet fast without pushing too much but of course we need to keep on working. I hope that tomorrow the weather and the track situation will improve."

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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Set Clocks BACK Saturday Night
Remember:
Set Clocks BACK Saturday Night
for the END of Daylight Savings Time!

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #10
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GREAT turnout today!
Two great races, to boot

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Old 11-06-2011, 08:45 PM   #11
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Good times! Thanks Q & Lady Lisa!!

PIR 1:28, Q man holding the record........

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Old 11-06-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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Good times! Thanks Q & Lady Lisa!!

PIR 1:28, Q man holding the record........

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Old 11-06-2011, 11:55 PM   #13
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PIR 1:28, Q man holding the record........
Only 'cause you couldn't ind your flippin' video...
post one on Flickr.com, my friend...

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #14
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Sorry I missed the race, the day was a full one. Hoping everyone had a good time.

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:01 AM   #15
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #16
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Ooh! Riceman's bouncy ass cam!

WOW - 1:20 and change...





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Old 11-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #17
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #18
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Can't wait to see the CBR out there, that SV gets you passed on the straights. Looks good Billy.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #19
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Can't wait to see the CBR out there, that SV gets you passed on the straights. Looks good Billy.
You'd be amazed at how FEW people pass him...

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #20
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You'd be amazed at how FEW people pass him...
Most of them ducati's that can't keep corner speed.

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