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by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

Ah ok, thanks for that.

I think they were perhaps referring to Rossi realising that the Ducati was a lost cause at that time, rather than actually making inroads to approaching other teams.
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner to miss Brno!
Replies: 50
Views: 2404

Re: Stoner to miss Brno!

Very unfortunate, but I can't say I blame him considering what his doctor said about permanent damage if he crashes on it again. And of course unfortunate for the fans, there was the possibility for the first time in years for a 3-way fight for the MotoGP crown. Ultimately I think that's just bike r...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

then you have to time Fursusawa's trip to Italy? Actually Val has probably stayed in contact before that and orginized a move back to Yamaha. None of us PEON's will ever figure it out. I suspect Val started talks very early this season, possibly last seasons end? Right, the guys on Eurosport reckon...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: Boy, did Nick Harris get some mileage out of that one

a more extreme example, Talmasci back-stabbing his team mate Kallio on the KTM's and ultimately costing the Finn the title by that points amount. :shock: That old chestnut ! Boy, did Nick Harris get some mileage out of that one. What would you do when faced with the realistic opportunity of winning...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dovi to Ducati?
Replies: 50
Views: 6925

Re: Dovi to Ducati?

There is also the possibility of course that changes to technical regulations will upset the applecart again. Things might move away from Honda/Yamaha's favour (as happened in 2007, when Honda's first 800 wasn't anything like the force they thought it would be), and who knows perhaps Dovi will find ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

In this kind of case you have to blame the obvious (and sane ;) ) culprit, and that is incompetence. Not necessarily Ben, but almost certainly the team around him in some way or another. I try not to be too quick to blame his immediate team. Bent frame. (had no spares) Yamahas fault Helmet visor pr...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***

It's going largely under the radar, but who else has noticed everyone else is having Diani's usual run of shit luck and injuries ? That's true actually. It would certainly be an interesting end to the season if we end up with a kind of repeat of 2006, but with a role-reversal. Perhaps with Dani wit...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP Sterile?
Replies: 44
Views: 2552

Re: MotoGP Sterile?

The current wrangling over the rules is aimed at fixing this. A spec ECU and rev limit should reduce some of the need (and ability) to get the bike perfect, and that should make the series a little more exciting. If it also reduces costs, then that means riders can be a little more human and a litt...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Indy ***spoliers***
Replies: 51
Views: 3288

Re: MOTM Indy ***spoliers***

It's only a disappointment if you don't expect it right? :| I would have put my mortgage on Elias tootling around at the bottom of the teens and fighting with the CRTs. I agree though in that sense it does seem kind of pointless - the Eurosport guys were speculating on bringing in Jacob Smrz from th...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***

Absolutely, or one more case of Bautista thinking he can win the race in the first corner? http://www.emoticonsfree.org/wp-content/uploads/rolleye0001.gif Anything can happen in racing, as we have so often seen in the past - that took one of the most courageous rides I have seen (at least over the l...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

Perhaps 2 or 3 years ago I would have agreed with you, but these days I'm not sure if Vermuelen might have been away for too long and has since lost his 'edge'. To be honest, I could probably think of at least 5-6 riders I would rather give the seat to. Guys, and please stop stupid speculation about...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

Did anyone else spot the streak of brown as the rodent from Saturday jumped into Ben's air intakes down the straight? :? It's gone long beyond a joke now, into the realms of fantasy.. Julian Ryder said in the Eurosport commentary, if he gets into the lead in a race a UFO will come down and land in t...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***

I think at certain tracks you'd have been right. I think Yamaha have definitely made a step forward this year, that's for certain (they aren't loosing out on top speed like last year). But it's hard to say exactly how good. Lorenzo is riding at his best this year, meanwhile Spies seems to have taken...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

Looking at that strange creature (a fat rodent of some sort) waddling along the side of the track today, I hope beyond hope that it isn't at the track tomorrow. The way the stars have been for Spies recently, it will head for his back wheel like a homing missile once the race has started.. People ha...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***

After Hayden crashed in the same place I was wondering how that is possible. They all use different electronics and all have different chassis. I refuse to believe that all 3 and their respective teams set up their bike equally wrong and made the same mistake in the same turn. What are the odds? Wa...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57808

Re: Silly season 2013

An interesting piece on Spies' eventual return to MotoGP with Suzuki http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoGP-Indy:-Spies-linked-with-2013-Suzuki-MotoGP-test-team&newsid=7761 Maybe that's why BMW Italia insist that although they want the American, there's nothing to be official...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 177
Views: 13644

Re: 2012 Round 11 Indianapolis Race Topic ***Spoilers***

Hayden stretchered off, but was sat up waving to possibly the fattest crowd I have ever seen. I watch BSB. Britain can stop making fat cracks, you have caught up. Yes we certainly have, but looking at that race we still have some way to go before we are in 1st place! Let the speculation begin that ...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dovi to Ducati?
Replies: 50
Views: 6925

Re: Dovi to Ducati

Can you please put a question mark on the end of the title thread next time please? :D I agree his performance has been excellent this year. You could argue that he hasn't been challenging for race wins, but in the current technological climate in GPs that would be miraculous (considering no non-fac...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Re: Stoner unloads

Good call Oscar. Complete and utter CRAP journalism from motorcyclenews.com! Matthew Birt should hang his head in shame. They should be banned from the paddock. Diarrhoea like that, is one of the reasons we are prematurely loosing one of the greatest riders ever. Complete and utter shit!!! Complete...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57808

Re: Silly season 2013

I'll be gutted if Ben returns to AMA, and in the same way as Stoner quitting racing it will be a big loss to the sport. Yes the racing is entertaining and seems to be on the up again recently, but it will be a bit of 'big fish in a small pond' again. lennyzrx, I think the issue for Ducati might be n...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Re: Stoner unloads

Nice comment Zaphod. I think something that is being missed here is that maybe a lot of people from outside the UK aren't aware of the kind of articles that MCN writes from time to time - they can be far too sensationalist on occasion, whip out that big spoon and try and stir as much as possible. I'...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57808

Re: Silly season 2013

The Dovi to Ducati rumors are strong enough to be believable. I don't think he will go well on that bike, but then I am often wrong... Yes I think the same unfortunately. Comparing and contrasting styles, and how Nicky is riding compared to Valentino, I would rather have had Cal on that bike than D...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Rossi to Yamaha!!
Replies: 340
Views: 25998

Re: Rossi to Yamaha!!

Err I think the last two years at Ducati proved it was the bike not the Bike or is it the rider when your winning and the bike when you lose. Of course you need a competitive bike. Not one racer would win a race on the Came Ioda bike no matter how good he is. The thing at Honda was that they though...
by MiniNinjaMk5
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57808

Re: Silly season 2013

Dave_M, I thought that Poncheral has already confirmed that Smith won't be riding one of the two proto-type M1s next year?
by MiniNinjaMk5
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Rossi to Yamaha!!
Replies: 340
Views: 25998

Re: Rossi to Yamaha!!

Nice one Kropotkin for having the balls to make that new article. Everyone knows you are not pulling stuff out of thin air, and you have to use your intelligence and gut feeling wherever possible (and here is me telling you how to be a journalist :D ) http://www.emoticonsfree.org/wp-content/uploads/...