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by TheSecondStain
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Happy F-ing Birthday Kropotkin!
Replies: 106
Views: 7632

Re: Happy F-ing Birthday Kropotkin!

Indeed, Happy Birthday Kropotkin, however late I am. Didn't want to start my own thread, but I came back to say goodbye. I find I don't really have the time to keep with the forum, so I thought I'd make one last entry. I'd appreciate it if you'd take me off the prediction board, ta. I'll quit while ...
by TheSecondStain
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Motegi Boycott
Replies: 421
Views: 38733

Re: Motegi Boycott

Apologies if already posted: Motegi goes ahead.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motogp/14284841.stm
by TheSecondStain
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MoTM Laguna Seca
Replies: 49
Views: 1788

Re: MoTM Laguna Seca

My sincere sympathies, Phil. An simply awful and tragic event. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Back to trivial matters: MOTM: Lorenzo, for being so beaten up, yet managing to stay ahead for so long. DOTM: There's quite a queue here, but the...
by TheSecondStain
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Laguna Seca Race Topic! *spoilers*
Replies: 134
Views: 4519

Re: Laguna Seca Race Topic! *spoilers*

In the post race coverage it showed the Ducati pit, Rossi seemed to be apologising to Hayden for something, Hayden didn't look very happy about it, anyone know what happened? I suspect Vale had to ride rather aggressively defensively, if you know what I mean, to keep Nicky behind him for quite a wh...
by TheSecondStain
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Motegi Boycott
Replies: 421
Views: 38733

Re: Motegi Boycott

Aftershocks..? We had a 3.9 tremor in the Solent, just off Spithead the other morning. Think it made me stop snoring. I do consider us very lucky to live in such a stable zone.
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Bostrom to ride LCR Honda at Laguna
Replies: 34
Views: 1748

Re: Bostrom to ride LCR Honda at Laguna

If it's true I think it'll be interesting. We know what will happen if Bostrom is far more competitive than Elias after a short while. But what happens if he's rubbish and doesn't get that much better..? Blame the rider or the bike..? With LCR's attitude, I think they'll just believe they picked the...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Motegi Boycott
Replies: 421
Views: 38733

Re: Motegi Boycott

I'd read yesterday that the MotoGP riders were solidly against Motegi apart from Aoyama. That leaves him and the entire field of Moto2 and 125 riders who, I would imagine, will do as they are told. Plus, as I think Steve Parrish has already said, if one rider breaks ranks, they'll all break and even...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff
Replies: 61
Views: 2918

Re: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff

Very disappointed in the riders to have made it known they are not to go to Motegi. I know that radiation is a major worry, but actually one has to get things into perspective. Perhaps it was rash of the riders to publicly support Japan, earlier in the season, but it feels like major bull**** now. I...
by TheSecondStain
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff
Replies: 61
Views: 2918

Re: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff

The grapevine is saying Loris is going to be announcing his retirement plans around Brno time or before.

TBF, that wouldn't be a surprise.
by TheSecondStain
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff
Replies: 61
Views: 2918

Re: Sausagering 2011 - off track stuff

Pretty good attempt at a Lucy there, Oscar.
by TheSecondStain
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Mugello Round: off-track stuff (2011 R8)
Replies: 214
Views: 7753

Re: Mugello Round: off-track stuff (2011 R8)

ipso wrote:And where is Lucy? Get back here and entertain us. We miss you! :D
  • What’s your damage Heather?
She reckoned she's had enough. Too much bickering [here and there] and boring races. I must admit, for similar reasons, I nearly went the same way.
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati 11.1 or 12-0.9, what's new?
Replies: 215
Views: 20140

Re: Ducati 11.1 or 12-0.9, what's new?

One has to begin to wonder if Rossi is the right man for the job. I am not questioning is development skill, just that in THIS case with so much that is fundamentally different his experience may actually be an impediment rather than a lighter of the right path. Interesting thought, but it begs the...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Mugello 2011 * Spoilers*
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: MOTM Mugello 2011 * Spoilers*

MOTM: Pretty much Lorenzo for seeing the target in front of him and not giving up. Mature riding. Honourable mention to Bradley again, because his bike hasn't been that good in the dry, so far and although he's on a modified frame, he's still making a difference. Former 125cc WC Mike De Meglio is hi...
by TheSecondStain
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 8 - Mugello
Replies: 103
Views: 2917

Re: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 8 - Mugello

I think there was some confusion. If you sit out, you don't get any points. RedJet received 100 points for the Spies vs. Rossi round for accurately predicting that Spies would take a win first. When I posted that I had a major feeling it wasn't so straight forward. Fact is, for various reasons, I'm...
by TheSecondStain
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 8 - Mugello
Replies: 103
Views: 2917

Re: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 8 - Mugello

Just to see what happens to my placing, I'm going to sit this one out. After all, 100 points will probably be better than none.
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 7 - Assen
Replies: 123
Views: 3585

Re: 2011MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 7 - Assen

I think I might give up right now. A second zero pointer. I really don't have the time or commitment to do the :ugeek: thing either.
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*

Some commentators were saying it was Sic that prevented everyone getting the other tyres Bridgestone had freighted over in time for the race. If that's right it makes his actions so early on the hard tyre even more difficult to forgive. I don't see that any true comparison can be made between him a...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Hopkins on Suzuki 2012?
Replies: 20
Views: 2657

Re: Hopkins on Suzuki 2012?

I don't think it is any accident that the best racing is at 125 and Moto2 level, where there are no factory teams, as such. With their bigger grids guaranteeing a little more all-round action, it is simply because there is a much more level playing field in the lesser classes that makes them more ex...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*

Colins tire was the soft option... True, I couldn't find a picture of a hard tyre option, and you can see the white strip. This one is courtesy of Mr Edwards. Crutchlow did not use the soft option, according to him, as one manufacturer disagreed to take up Bridgestone's offer. Here's the text: Cal ...
by TheSecondStain
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: MOTM Round 7 2011 Assen *Spoilers*

MOTM - Would be churlish not to give it to Lorenzo. He managed his aggression superbly to cut through the field to 6th, after being taken out by... DOTM - Who else but Marco. He'll come good. That's as sure as the Sun rising in the morning. But he's taking a little time over it. Mind you, no more th...
by TheSecondStain
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 7 - Assen
Replies: 123
Views: 3585

Re: 2011MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 7 - Assen

Well that's my first prediction down the swanny. Elena Rosell will not come last in her Moto2 race. She just won't compete at all. Off to a great start then. And there was me showing support..! I don't suppose I get my points returned to me, as it was unchallenged..? [faint hope..?] Don't know who e...
by TheSecondStain
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Why mtm Standards Matter
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Why mtm Standards Matter

It's racing, it shouldn't be making you angry. I have to disagree with this one. With the amount of passion most of us have towards this sport, the racing is very much supposed to make us angry or whatever extreme emotion fits to the situation. Shows how much it means to the fans IMO. Excited, not ...
by TheSecondStain
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011 R7 Assen Race Topic ** Spoilers**
Replies: 156
Views: 5744

Re: 2011 R7 Assen Race Topic ** Spoilers**

My understanding is that engine allocation restrictions follow riders, not bikes. Is that true? Is Aoyama’s effort on the “second” Repsol bike completely outside of Pedrosa’s engine count? Does Aoyama then have two running counts - one for the 'work team, and one for Gresini? This is complicated. T...
by TheSecondStain
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Chasing the Holy Grail - Title Battle
Replies: 111
Views: 6074

Re: Chasing the Holy Grail - Title Battle

BTW, do we have an early candidate for DOTM in Alex Baldolini..? For coming off in a Moto2 practice session [OK, everyone and his cat does that], but then remounting with a leaky engine, putting oil across the track, effectively cancelling FP2 for everyone. I bet everyone, including notably Elena Ro...