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Old 05-19-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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MotoGP Le Mans *Spoiler*
Haven't seen anything written up yet. Start the chatter. Here's how they qualified

Qualifying

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 303.7 1'33.638
2 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 306.0 1'33.941 0.303/0.303
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSOITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 304.0 1'33.976 0.338/0.035
4 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 300.8 1'34.104 0.466/0.128
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 302.4 1'34.178 0.540/0.074
6 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 299.0 1'34.669 1.031 / 0.491
7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 298.5 1'34.907 1.269 / 0.238
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 300.4 1'34.922 1.284 / 0.015
9 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 305.1 1'34.950 1.312 / 0.028
10 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 301.8 1'35.250 1.612 / 0.300
11 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 298.5 1'35.291 1.653 / 0.041
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 286.5 1'35.694 2.056 / 0.403
13 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 300.7 1'35.862 2.224 / 0.168
14 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 283.7 1'36.646 3.008 / 0.784
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 283.6 1'37.202 3.564 / 0.556
16 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 279.2 1'37.666 4.028 / 0.464
17 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 281.3 1'37.760 4.122 / 0.094
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 269.5 1'37.767 4.129 / 0.007
19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 282.0 1'38.198 4.560 / 0.431
20 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 279.3 1'38.511 4.873 / 0.313
21 7 Chris VERMEULEN AUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 281.8 1'38.658 5.020 / 0.147

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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Wow, what a battle for second. Rossi finally reminded about his old self.

Final Results:

1 LORENZO J.Yamaha Factory Racing 49'39.743
2 ROSSI V.Ducati Team +9.905
3 STONER C.Repsol Honda Team + 11.298
4 PEDROSA D.Repsol Honda Team + 29.361
5 BRADL S.LCR Honda MotoGP + 32.477
6 HAYDEN N.Ducati Team + 32.842
7 DOVIZIOSO A.Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 59.759
8 CRUTCHLOW C.Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 1:05.152
9 BARBERA H.Pramac Racing Team + 1:07.846
10 BAUTISTA A.San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1:13.193
11 ELLISON J.Paul Bird Motorsport + 1:26.663
12 PASINI M.Speed Master + 1:27.633
13 ESPARGARO A.Power Electronics Aspar + 15.713
...

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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Great race, the great equalizer (rain) made it very good.

Rossi beat Stoner for second place, great battle the last few laps with a couple of swaps.

Wtf is up with Spies, some of the crt machines beat him.

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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I just watched the replay several times of Lorenzo's race wining pass of the two Hondas. It was pretty phenomenal maneuver under these wet conditions. He truly deserved to win this race.

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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I just watched the replay several times of Lorenzo's race wining pass of the two Hondas. It was pretty phenomenal maneuver under these wet conditions. He truly deserved to win this race.
Ya, it was a great move.

I felt bad for Crutchlow and Dovi going down, good thing they were able to rejoin and salvage a result. I knew it was going to happen, those two and Rossi were bunched up the entire race. Good to see a lot of close racing for the majority of the laps.

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #6
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A bit of a nail biter on the last few laps for 2nd place. I was wondering if he would be sliding down the track, blaming the front end again.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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At least he showed more confidence in that same front end than he has shown all seasons.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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At least he showed more confidence in that same front end than he has shown all seasons.
I don't know, I think the rain causes front and rear problems with all the bikes, thus making it a more rider based result. In dry conditions, he probably would probably be in 7th behind the other factory, tech 3, and gresini rides. Just my opinion here.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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Did anyone else notice that My Beloved Yamaha had three of the first four positions for much of the race? Just sayin'......

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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Great race! I think the greater rear weight bias of the 90 degree motor in the Duc is actually an advantage in the wet?!

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
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Spies is saying water was getting into his helmet the first 5 laps. Pretty much gave up from there, and just went back out to gather some data. He really should just be a bicycle racer, seems he's lost his love of motorcycles

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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Great race! I think the greater rear weight bias of the 90 degree motor in the Duc is actually an advantage in the wet?!
Good call and strong possibility. The all new 75 degree engines will be out for Laguna Seca, hopefully this will solve the issues on dry pavement.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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Fred, I noticed some CRT bikes finished better than 3 of your 4 yammies

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:47 PM   #14
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Did anyone else notice that My Beloved Yamaha had three of the first four positions for much of the race? Just sayin'......
No, did not notice that. I saw Honda's and Ducati. Must have been the coverage by choice.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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It sounds harsh, but I kinda hope Spies loses his GP ride and goes back to WSB - that's where the real racing is!

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #16
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It sounds harsh, but I kinda hope Spies loses his GP ride and goes back to WSB - that's where the real racing is!
was thinking the same thing after watching the race.

I wonder how much less they get paid in WSB?

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #17
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No, did not notice that. I saw Honda's and Ducati. Must have been the coverage by choice.
watch it again. it shows that it doesn't matter which Yamaha it is, or who is on it, the things are just the best!!!!

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:28 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=LSeca;2768316]Great race, the great equalizer (rain) made it very good.

QUOTE]

There is truth here...
I was thinking this exact thing while watching the race.
And Rossi got a pretty good start...

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #19
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1 LORENZO J.Yamaha Factory Racing 49'39.743
2 ROSSI V.Ducati Team +9.905
3 STONER C.Repsol Honda Team + 11.298
4 PEDROSA D.Repsol Honda Team + 29.361
5 BRADL S.LCR Honda MotoGP + 32.477
6 HAYDEN N.Ducati Team + 32.842
7 DOVIZIOSO A.Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 59.759
...
2nd 10 sec back
3rd 11 sec back
4th THIRTY sec back
7th a full minute...

SNORE.

to WSBK. And BSB, without traction control.

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #20
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Did anyone else notice that My Beloved Yamaha had three of the first four positions for much of the race? Just sayin'......
That's a pretty good Avboden (v).

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