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Old 06-15-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Spies only .03 off Stoner on first day. Rossi was quicvkest in the wet fiorst session, but dropped to 11 in the dry. While Nicky was 4th quick in the dry and 2nd in the wet session. Hopefully Ben can ditch his string of bad luck this weekend. Seems like it was a lousy week for me to tell Comcast to F*&%off?!

1. Casey Stoner (Honda) 2:04.791
2. Ben Spies (Yamaha) 2:04.825
3. Alvaro Bautista (Honda) 2:04.995
4. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 2:05.353
5. Stefan Bradl (Honda) 2:05.391
6. Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha) 2:05.448
7. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2:05.488
8. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) 2:05.574
9. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2:05.886
10. Hector Barbera (Ducati) 2:06.084
11. Valentino Rossi (Ducati) 2:07.125

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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It is NEVER a bad weekend to tell Comcast to pack it. /just sayin'

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Hopefully Ben shakes the bad luck though this season I find myself rooting for Crutchlow. Must be all the British hype from the commentators getting to me.

Seems the Ducs found their issues this season....just make it rain and the bike performs. lol

Comcast...F*&# them, I switched to Qwest 6 months ago and haven't had a single issue since. Comcast can suck it!

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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I can't say I've had any Comcast issues, at least not issues in the Ducati sense of the word.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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LOL

Are you watching at the house on Sunday Fred?

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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Fuck comcast, I prefer just paying motogp directly for their access.

Ahh I'm very hopeful for Spies this weekend. In the back of my head I am very skeptical though... he can certainly put some good laps in but he just doesn't seem to be able to keep in together for the full length of a race. I really hope he's going to turn this around. Certainly a different than norm order of times there. Surprised to see Lorenzo 7th fastest... I'm sure that will not be the case on race day.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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Lorenzo---agreed, same with Pedrosa...however, it doesn't matter where he is on the grid...that guy can start a race.

Ben--yeah, who's going to be riding on his Yami next year?

Hell, who's going to be on Stoners bike?

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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Hoping for a good race.

Silly season has started. A lot of contracts will start being decided by results starting this weekend.

Lorenzo already signed on w/ Yamaha for 2 more years (after turning down HRC).
Ben needs to string together some good results.
The rookie rule will likely go away, so Marquez will probably take a seat on a factory Honda now.
Rossi said he'll wait until after Laguna or even Brno to make his decision on next year. It's hard to imagine what kind of options he would even have. The marketing pull alone that he would bring could mean he'll get a factory seat... but he's kind of burned bridges at Honda and Yamaha.
Hayden will probably stay with Ducati... which, honestly I'm sad about. I want to see Hayden on a satellite Honda or Yamaha..... OR in WSB.
Actually, I want to see Spies, Hayden, Rossi and Edwards all back in WSB.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #9
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
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Ill call Rossi to Gresini Honda next year with a new big sponsor in tow.

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #11
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Ill call Rossi to Gresini Honda next year with a new big sponsor in tow.
Why Gresini when there will be an open seat in the Repsol camp?

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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Why Gresini when there will be an open seat in the Repsol camp?
What is this open seat you speak of?

Right now, Marquez is a shoe-in. He has Repsol as a personal sponsor. Dorna has already said the rookie rule may get repealed next year (as if HRC didn't already have a dozen ways around it). HRC might be getting a little tired of Pedro, and even if they sign him for another year, his time is limited, and they need a Spaniard to keep Repsol. Even if they do drop him, I don't know that Rossi would be their first choice. Maybe Cal would be.

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #13
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Unless there is a drastic change to the bike come Laguna, Rossi is leaving. My predictions (From the WERA board).

Pedrobot - HRC
Marquez - HRC
Spies - Factory Yamaha (1yr contract if his perf continues like it has, otherwise if he gets his shit together he might get a 2yr)
Hayden - Ducati
Rossi - Gresini Honda (w/ a full Factory bike)

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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What is this open seat you speak of?

Right now, Marquez is a shoe-in. He has Repsol as a personal sponsor. Dorna has already said the rookie rule may get repealed next year (as if HRC didn't already have a dozen ways around it). HRC might be getting a little tired of Pedro, and even if they sign him for another year, his time is limited, and they need a Spaniard to keep Repsol. Even if they do drop him, I don't know that Rossi would be their first choice. Maybe Cal would be.
The last time the rookie rule was repealed was for Suzuki and Bautista, because the only Suzuki out there was the factory bike. Not so in the HRC situation.

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #15
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The last time the rookie rule was repealed was for Suzuki and Bautista, because the only Suzuki out there was the factory bike. Not so in the HRC situation.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #16
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Strickly armchairing this;

I could see Cal moving into Spies spot next year if he doesn't get his shit together.

Rossi, I think he's already done with the Duc but only time will tell.

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #17
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What is this open seat you speak of?

Right now, Marquez is a shoe-in. He has Repsol as a personal sponsor. Dorna has already said the rookie rule may get repealed next year (as if HRC didn't already have a dozen ways around it). HRC might be getting a little tired of Pedro, and even if they sign him for another year, his time is limited, and they need a Spaniard to keep Repsol. Even if they do drop him, I don't know that Rossi would be their first choice. Maybe Cal would be.
Fair points. It will be interesting..

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #18
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Unless there is a drastic change to the bike come Laguna, Rossi is leaving. My predictions (From the WERA board).

Pedrobot - HRC
Marquez - HRC
Spies - Factory Yamaha (1yr contract if his perf continues like it has, otherwise if he gets his shit together he might get a 2yr)
Hayden - Ducati
Rossi - Gresini Honda (w/ a full Factory bike)
Good call. Arm chairing it myself, I see this happening too.

The only thing is, HRC may want Rossi to go out on thier bike (he is giving it 2 more years) and he always brings big sponsor dollars which is icing. Most likely Gresini, I actually think Sicc's old team will sway Rossi a bit too. Depending on the rest of the year, Cal could take Spies place.

Bautista to CRT or Pramac
Dovi on a factory Duc
Bradl to Tech3

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #19
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Rookie rule is now gone. Official announcement at the next round.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #20
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Marquez to HRC then. Although HRC has also stated that they will not have two Spanish riders next year. So what is to become of Dani?

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