Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by C.Deggs, Aug 19, 2007.

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    C.Deggs Guest

    I thought this one was a bit boring.

    Top spot was evident from the start. Surprised a bit by Hopkins, in that he
    did not fade and put in some quick laps. Hayden rode alone most of the

    Rossi blamed a bit on the tires, which I think is a stretch considering that
    Hayden and Pedrosa both did better on Michelins. I think he might just be a
    bit distracted by some of the Italian press comments.

    I thought this was one of the least exciting races of the year. However,
    Stoner is doing the job not unlike a young Valentino did with Honda early

    Opinions on when Stoner will wrap up the championship?
    C.Deggs, Aug 19, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    Rossi looks decidedly Human this year without his overnight specials
    from Michelin. He's still probably the best rider on the grid, though
    perhaps not part of the best "package" anymore.

    I do hope they loosen up the tire rules just a bit next year. I don't
    see why they can't have unlimited tires on the first practice day and
    then declare their selection at the end of the day. Still eliminates
    the overnight one-offs but gives them a practical chance to properly
    evaluate the tires for the conditions, especially when the variables
    have changed significantly like a new track surface or something minor
    like, oh, a switch from 990cc to 800cc bikes.
    Dave, Aug 20, 2007
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    Julian Bond Guest

    Except there's Doohan's record of 11 wins in a season to shoot for. And
    being World Champ at Philip Island.
    Beating his team mate quite convincingly.
    Julian Bond, Aug 20, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    After hearing the British Eurosport guys going on about how on Friday and
    Saturday the Michelin teams looks like they've given up and Jeremy Burgess
    says he's only concerned with building a bike for next year, pretty darn
    just bob, Aug 20, 2007
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    wamanning Guest

    i dont get's like the forgot how to make tires or
    bridgestone has stolen all of their race engineering/production

    it's odd, and the michelin brand is taking a beating.

    wamanning, Aug 21, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    Jeremy McWilliams(sp?) was asked just that on the broadcast and said the
    level of commitment from Bridgestone is higher. He said Michelin is a great
    company but they have not matched the resource commitment from Bridgestone.
    Over the season it's also been said that now that Bridgestone has a monopoly
    in F1 they can concentrate more resources on MotoGP.
    just bob, Aug 21, 2007
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