Qatar first day results SPOILER

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by Paul B, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Guest

    Quite a few surprises in some respects.

    No surprise Stoner is fastest on both sessions BUT only by a whisker
    over Lorenzo in both sessions!! In fact in session 2 there are a
    gaggle of Mich shod Yamaha's 2nd thru 4th, a Mich shod Honda of
    Dovizioso in 5th, Alex DeAngelis's Bstone Honda next and Rossi in 9th
    nearly a second off the pace and the slowest Yamaha.
    The 2 factory Hondas are really struggling so far been outshone by the
    other Hondas

    It's looking like a Mich track atm apart from Stoner. The young guns
    (or newbies) seem to be adapting very well. I'm assumming Stoner was
    on race tyres but wonder if the 3 Yams were on Q's or not? f they
    aren't then the race could be close, if they are on Q's and Stoner is
    on race tyres then it's bye bye Casey see you on the podium.

    I'm picking Stoner to win but hell it's hard to predict any other
    positions yet. One would assume Rossi will get sorted but the other
    Yams are looking good, (although Edwards will no doubt get his usual 5
    forward gears and 1 reverse setup for the race) I'll see how they go
    tomorrow before my final 2 rostrum picks.

    Paul B, Mar 7, 2008
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  2. Paul B

    Julian Bond Guest

    They weren't. Everyone was doing 5-6 lap runs.
    The yamahas were losing 0.1s to 0.5s in the last sector that includes
    half the main straight. Toseland has the same problem as Rossi last year
    of being 15 klicks slower on top speed.

    The lights and running at night thing is weird. They're racing deep into
    the night, which means it's cold and potentially there's mist and dew on
    the track. And with Europe only 3 hours difference it's not in normal TV
    time. Does look good though.

    Surely titanium slider screws is illegal? But Stoner seemed to be
    running them.

    GO BRADLEY! 3 Brits in the top 10 of 125. How did that happen? His
    Gingerness is proper fast. Inside the circuit record and well in front
    of the field.
    Julian Bond, Mar 8, 2008
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