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by ReviveTheWhigs
Tue May 23, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Nicky Hayden
Replies: 46
Views: 6303

Re: Nicky Hayden

I started watching MotoGP in 2005 when I was 20 years old, on a whim. I downloaded all the races from that season on the old Racing Underground torrent site, and eventually watched Nicky win Laguna Seca a day after it happened. His joyful and earnest disposition was infectious, his humility and poli...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2015, Valencia
Replies: 751
Views: 53149

Re: MotoGP 2015, Valencia

Nicky Hayden, last race Motogp. Since 2003 ive enjoyed watching Nicky & appreciate his humble demeanour. He has been a wonderful ambassador for Motogp. I want to wish him well in SBK & basically just say thanks mate, its been a great ride. Have fun at Valencia. NIcky's performances in Germany and P...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2015 title battle, 5 GPs in and beyond
Replies: 404
Views: 39101

Re: 2015 title battle, 5 GPs in and beyond

The debate has mostly been about whether Marquez or Lorenzo is on Rossi's mind. I wonder how far it's Rossi that's on Rossi's mind - that this is about stirring shit up in ways which motivates him to find another few % and vindicate himself, with others as collateral damage. Take the sacking of Jer...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri May 01, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2015, Jerez. Things get serious now.
Replies: 61
Views: 4965

Re: MotoGP 2015, Jerez. Things get serious now.

Is it possible Rossi sanbags as a part of mindgames? Perhaps, although I don't think Rossi has been able to really sandbag a practice session (as far as I can recall) since way back in 2006/2007. There's just way too much speed on the grid to sit back and not work on the last 0.001% of your setup. ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2014, Misano.
Replies: 26
Views: 4168

Re: MotoGP 2014, Misano.

^^ Vale typically struggles at those tracks, so I'm definitely expecting a great ride tomorrow. That was definitely the best qualifying session of the year, and the pace of the Yamahas are definitely encouraging. I wonder what about Misano's layout causes the Hondas to suffer so much, to the point t...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: User CTK
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

Re: User CTK

What's that quote? "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience." :D Which reminds me of a nice story concerning an encounter between John Wesley and ‘Beau’ Nash in Bath. Walking towards Wesley along a narrow pavement, Nash is said to have proclai...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri May 30, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP Round 6, Mugello
Replies: 41
Views: 3183

Re: MotoGP Round 6, Mugello

I can't help but notice how quickly Rossi gets up to speed in FP now. He was all over FP1 before MM put up that 1'48.0. Again, incredibly impressive stuff from Marc. But Rossi looks like his confidence is exponentially growing. I'm cautiously optimistic for fireworks on Sunday.
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri May 23, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's Physical Condition
Replies: 88
Views: 5935

Re: Lorenzo's Physical Condition

I'd like to see him refocus and regroup and set himself a new goal for 2014, since it looks like the title is out of reach. ... I can understand it too, what the f*** is the point in risking everything, maybe crashing and picking up a bitch of an injury just to get on the podium? Especially when ev...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Tue May 20, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Round 5 - LeMans
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: MOTM Round 5 - LeMans

For the sake of variety: MOTM: Miller. Great Ride, strong (perhaps too strong) finish. Good to see from him. HM: Kallio. It seems that whatever confidence problems the Fin was dealing with the past few years is long past, and his speed regained. It's good to see him flying at the front again. DOTM: ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sat May 17, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Le Mans?
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: Le Mans?

Looks like MM has found a Mario Kart-style shortcut on the track again, that involves a banana skin and jumping over the central wall :) 7 tenths of a second. Seven tenths of a second. Jesus fucking wept while riding a bicycle, you run out of adjectives. Mario Circuit on the N64 per chance? :D I wa...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Burgess staying home in 2014?
Replies: 186
Views: 9916

Re: Burgess staying home in 2014?

Krop, for reasons I understand, the wording on your front page article regarding this subject in some areas opens up an interesting question. Knowing how political this game is.......... Was this Rossi's decision, or something of an ultimatum , or "push" from Yamaha/Jarvis ? This gpOne article seem...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Burgess staying home in 2014?
Replies: 186
Views: 9916

Re: Burgess staying home in 2014?

My wholly uninformed opinion: I don't think this choice has anything to do with Burgess' technical ability or skill. Rossi knows how fortunate he was to have JB as his crew chief, and he never has anything but high praise for JB when he's asked about it. I think this is something that Rossi needs to...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Sachsenring Race topic 2013 Rnd 8. **spoilers**
Replies: 81
Views: 7002

Re: Sachsenring Race topic 2013 Rnd 8. **spoilers**

Post race press conference: When asked how he expected Marc to go at Laguna on his first visit... Valentino Rossi I expect that this fuckin' bastard is fast from the beginning As an aside, I have to say that I've enjoyed the press conferences alot these past two races. Cal, Marc and Vale are a lot ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Nicky Hayden - MotoGP in 2014 or not??
Replies: 197
Views: 15585

Re: Nicky Hayden - MotoGP in 2014 or not??

It would be a pity if Nicky simply left MotoGP after this season. A former World Champion left out like this? It's a rare occurrence. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of this is the 2013 Honda bike. It's a power hungry, 1000 cc point and shoot monster running at the highest level. Brake late, g...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM: Assen.
Replies: 68
Views: 5104

Re: MOTM: Assen.

MOTM: Lorenzo. Yes, guys like Colin, Casey, RdP, even Rossi have ridden very soon after some really terrible health issues. But still, to do it within 2 days of the of the accident? And within 24 hours of a metal plate inserted into his body? To quote Mark Jackson: " that's a grown man move ." HM: ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: WHO'S IN TROUBLE ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: WHO'S IN TROUBLE ?

I really liked (whether it's true or not) one I read involving, Kenny Jr, Kurtis Roberts, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, Rossi, The police and Max Biaggi's smart car............. So, I've been away from the forums for a while, but I've been checking in recently (as well as buying one of MotoMatter's ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6018

Re: Stoner unloads

I'm a bit surprised that someone as visible as Birt would do this. The comments he's made on his Twitter account seem to indicate he's standing by his story: "3 lines came from earlier chat in season and mistake was not 2 make that clear. 98% quotes were done in Laguna" This tweet was directed at th...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 56122

Re: Silly season 2013

It definitely smells like "Beat them to the Punch" move to me. I dont know if the move is an attempt to save his image, (save face rather than being canned) or deliberately just to slam Yamaha, or both. The wording of his email "press release" seems to indicate the latter - I can't recall Ben ever ...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011 R2 Jerez - pre and post discussion - SPOILERS
Replies: 451
Views: 16401

Re: Round 2 Jerez - pre and post discussion - SPOILERS

An interesting race, to be sure. Wonderful control and focus from Lorenzo, and great to see Pedrosa and Hayden finish on the rostrum. Looks like the Hondas are fast, but still within the reach of the Yamaha boys. One Repsol, though, needs a bit of a kick in the rear: I'm very surprised with Dovi's p...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 2 - Jerez
Replies: 110
Views: 3424

Re: 2011 MotoGP Prediction Contest Round 2 - Jerez

It's been a while, but I'll play along this round:

10 pts FOR Rossi top 6
10 pts FOR Casey leading by 3+ seconds at the start of the penultimate lap
10 pts FOR Dovi finishing ahead of Marco
by ReviveTheWhigs
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Estoril *Spoilers*
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: MOTM Estoril *Spoilers*

lucy wrote:MotM: Marquez. Are we witnessing the genesis of greatness here?
Hesitant yes. Considering he's racing against quality riders like Terol and Smith, I'd say he's the real deal.
by ReviveTheWhigs
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Estoril 2010 Race Topic **Spoilers**
Replies: 107
Views: 4968

Re: Estoril 2010 Race Topic **Spoilers**

what happened to the enthusiasm? :evil: ;) You will all soon be missing the races, so these precious last few are important! Unfortunately, life has taken priority and distracted me a bit! But I'm still excited about the last two races. I'm happy to see Burgess & Co. sorting out Rossi's bike to dea...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Rossi to Ducati!!!
Replies: 459
Views: 41683

Re: Rossi to Ducati!!!

Simoncelli joins a considerable list of riders who have commented that they just can't understand how the connection between Stoner and the Ducati works... I completely agree with your analysis of the Ducati and the crazy subplots that lie ahead for next year. However, the version of the quote that...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Phillip Island *Spoilers*
Replies: 26
Views: 1311

Re: MOTM Phillip Island *Spoilers*

MOTM: Stoner/De Angelis/Redding Casey for destroying the field in a spectacular display. I was kinda hoping that he kept pushing the whole race just for the outside chance that we would see someone lap a 15 rider field. Alex for having a good weekend and finding his mojo, and a shout-out to Redding...
by ReviveTheWhigs
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Phillip Island 2010 Race Topic **Spoilers**
Replies: 156
Views: 5014

Re: Phillip Island 2010 Race Topic **Spoilers**

I always love it when someone puts on a thoroughly dominant display. That was Casey in 2007 "F*** Everyone" mode. Great, great ride. It looked like he was riding a rocket sled out there. With Casey wrapping up by the race by the second corner, I was almost glad to see Rossi have a rather pedestrian ...