Valencia Moto GP (SPOILER,SPOILER,SPOILER)

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by Tim, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Unbelievable....I get up incredibly early, watch the 250 race with no
    problems, then the live feed drops after 17 minutes of the Moto GP race!

    BUT....did I already see the most important development? This newsgroup
    will be very interesting to read later in the day.
     
    Tim, Oct 29, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Tim

    just bob Guest

    motogp.com could not keep up. I watch all season without trouble but of
    course it fails on the final race - and I'm up early here on the west coast.
    Crap! So I followed the text comments on eurosport.com.

    I'm having a hard time typing what happened even though you said SPOILER
    three times!



    Read down here









    Congrats Nicky! Sorry Rossi, it was not your year, mate!
     
    just bob, Oct 29, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Still trying to find out the final order. Where did Troy Bayliss end up? I
    thought he was a bit of a story himself.
     
    Tim, Oct 29, 2006
    #3
  4. Tim

    just bob Guest


    TROY WINS!
     
    just bob, Oct 29, 2006
    #4
  5. Tim

    Tim Guest

    What a great race for Troy, and like him or not, Nicky deserves this
    championship.....I am a big fan of Rossi, but Nicky did what he needed to
    do, and I wonder if the pressure got to Rossi a bit more than it did to
    Nicky!

    How about that initial contact between Rossi and Hayden? Rossi comes out up
    front I believe, but quickly finds himself behind Hayden and in 7th place
    soon after. Great ride by Hayden. Terrific ride by Bayliss! Sete should
    take note!
     
    Tim, Oct 29, 2006
    #5
  6. Tim

    just bob Guest

    Rossi falls, Hayden World Champion UPDATE Nicky Hayden has sensationally
    beaten back Valentino Rossi's world championship lead to win the MotoGP
    title by 5 points with third place in Valencia Sunday, while Troy Bayliss
    took his first MotoGP victory ahead of teammate Loris Capirossi. Pole sitter
    Rossi fell from seventh position on lap five of 30, rejoined a distant 20th
    and was simply never a factor from then on, finishing in 13th place.

    1. Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 46min 55.415 secs
    2. Loris Capirossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 46min 56.734 secs
    3. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team 47min 4.645 secs
    4. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 47min 7.480 secs
    5. Marco Melandri ITA Fortuna Honda 47min 11.721 secs
    6. Toni Elias SPA Fortuna Honda 47min 12.805 secs
    7. Shinya Nakano JPN Kawasaki Racing Team 47min 14.744 secs
    8. Kenny Roberts Jr USA Team Roberts 47min 18.589 secs
    9. Colin Edwards USA Camel Yamaha Team 47min 21.487 secs
    10. Carlos Checa SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 47min 23.609 secs
    11. John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 47min 24.779 secs
    12. Makoto Tamada JPN Konica Minolta Honda 47min 25.122 secs
    13. Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 47min 33.961 secs
    14. James Ellison GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 48min 15.428 secs
    15. Garry McCoy AUS Ilmor SRT (800cc) 47min 10.246 secs

    DNF:
    Alex Hofmann GER Pramac d'Antin MotoGP
    Jose Luis Cardoso SPA Pramac d'Antin MotoGP
    Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
    Casey Stoner AUS Honda LCR
    Randy de Puniet FRA Kawasaki Racing Team
     
    just bob, Oct 29, 2006
    #6
  7. Tim

    robotiser Guest

    Interesting to think that the situation would have been reversed if
    Rossi had beaten Elias last time. Or have I got my calculations wrong?
     
    robotiser, Oct 29, 2006
    #7
  8. Tim

    robotiser Guest

    True, but it's usual to apply more weight to events that happened at
    the end of the championship. And we have two events in the last two
    races where Rossi lost points due to his own actions (and lack of
    actions).
     
    robotiser, Oct 29, 2006
    #8
  9. Tim

    j doll Guest

    And you don't think Rossi crashing down the order
    didn't factor into Hayden finishing third? If Nicky had to win, I'm sure the
    Ducati guys would have gotten squeezed harder. Win or finish second was't
    the option...
     
    j doll, Oct 29, 2006
    #9
  10. Rossi himself declared on italian television that he lost 5 points in
    more than one occasion and that's the truth
    Yet you are right, had Rossi won 2 weeks ago the championship would have
    been tied today and he would be World Champ having won more races
     
    Pablito [Paolo Rossi], Oct 29, 2006
    #10
  11. Why not the live audio? I'm in San Diego this w/e and had no trouble
    listening to Toby, Julian & Randy commentating, via wi-fi in my hotel room.
    (Except that I omitted to bring any proper speaker and this Dell is a bit
    tinny...). Had a moment of panic getting hooked up to the motograndprix.com's
    live timing, but it came good just in time.

    --
    Ivan Reid, Electronic & Computer Engineering, ___ CMS Collaboration,
    Brunel University. [email protected][brunel.ac.uk|cern.ch] Room 40-1-B12, CERN
    GSX600F, RG250WD "You Porsche. Me pass!" DoD #484 JKLO#003, 005
    WP7# 3000 LC Unit #2368 (tinlc) UKMC#00009 BOTAFOT#16 UKRMMA#7 (Hon)
    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Oct 29, 2006
    #11
  12. Tim

    adams_gomez Guest

    So you don't think Hayden could have had Capirossi for 2nd if he had
    needed to?
     
    adams_gomez, Oct 29, 2006
    #12
  13. Tim

    just bob Guest

    I had never tried the live audio on eurosport and when I did I must have
    been on the wrong page or something:. I clicked on live audio and was
    present with about 30 thumbnails of past sporting events. What was I
    supposed to click? I dunno but it matters not until next year! I'm
    downloading the Eurosport version torrent right now.
     
    just bob, Oct 29, 2006
    #13
  14. So, pour yourself a nice, big cup of shut the **** up.
     
    Michael Sierchio, Oct 29, 2006
    #14
  15. calculations Hayden !! you the man. i can dig it.
     
    JamesR. Walker, Oct 30, 2006
    #15
  16. I might have come in closer to Capirossi and fight for second. Having
    him would not have been easy for sure
     
    Pablito [Paolo Rossi], Oct 30, 2006
    #16
  17. That's the right page, but you reminded me that I needed a couple
    of clicks to get that started up cleanly too. There may have been some
    interest in the coverage this time... Once it was going it was fine.

    --
    Ivan Reid, Electronic & Computer Engineering, ___ CMS Collaboration,
    Brunel University. [email protected][brunel.ac.uk|cern.ch] Room 40-1-B12, CERN
    GSX600F, RG250WD "You Porsche. Me pass!" DoD #484 JKLO#003, 005
    WP7# 3000 LC Unit #2368 (tinlc) UKMC#00009 BOTAFOT#16 UKRMMA#7 (Hon)
    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Oct 30, 2006
    #17
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.