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MOTOGP: Kenny Roberts on the FRONT ROW

Pedro takes pole, but Roberts and hayden close behind.

A customer honda on the front row! Awesome.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Jul/tb/060715v.htm

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Rossi starting 11th. Any bets on him finishing better.....much better?

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Since acquiring the RC engine, the KR machine finally seems to have the rider and power to run up front. I"m glad to see it, Roberts Jr hasn't had a competitive bike since the two strokes.

My finish....Hayden, Stoner Rossi

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My finish....Hayden, Stoner Rossi

Hayden, Rossi, Pedro, Melandri, Roberts.

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My pick is Ditka, Hayden, Nakano.
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Look out for Rossi tomorrow...

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MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will start Sunday's German Grand Prix from just eleventh on the grid after Camel Yamaha's handling problems continued at the twisty Sachsenring circuit.

Rossi's main difficulty was balancing the intense force exerted on the front end of the bike at this circuit, a problem exacerbated by the extra rear grip offered by the softer qualifying tyres.

"The race setting is not so bad but things were very different on the qualifying tyre," said Rossi, who lapped over one second slower than pole position holder Dani Pedrosa. "We are getting too much weight onto the front end of the bike and when the rear qualifying tyre grips so much this pushes the front even harder and I almost crashed a couple of times. My hand is still a bit sore but to be honest when I am riding I don't even think about it and this is not what is troubling us today. It looks like tomorrow will be tough because Dani Pedrosa has a very fast pace but I am starting from a long way back.

"Unfortunately I can't say that we are down in eleventh because I was unlucky; today we deserve to be in eleventh and we have a lot of work to do," underlined the Italian superstar. "It's difficult to overtake at this track and you need a good setting to make up positions in the race. At the moment our bike is not quite ready and this situation is not limited to today - it seems we have struggled in practice all year. Once again I need another great job from my mechanics tonight so that I can try and chase the lead group tomorrow."

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prediction...rossi, pedrosa, melandri,.....with hayden and roberts close behind
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prediction...rossi, pedrosa, melandri,.....with hayden and roberts close behind
You should've bet a boxed trifecta. Nice pick.
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I had the top four right, but the wrong order - I guess it was more of the order I was hoping for.

Rossi seemed to pull out "his 700th miracle" (according to Edwards) but I have a different theory. Rossi says he has a lot of trouble running the qualifying tires. So I think he doesn't spend as much time on that setup and focuses much more on race set up instead. He doesn't qualify well 'cause he can't run with the Q, but he has a good setup for the race and it looks amazing.

Too bad Kenny fell, but that tells me he is very happy with the bike and is starting to hang it out there a bit more. He says he can't believe the drivability of the Honda motor and comments how it behaves so good its like a street bike.

Awesome to see Nicky fighting off Pedro so hard. I read Nicky has tire marks down his leathers from Pedro's front tire. The on board cammera shot was scary. Looked like he almost ran Nicky and himself off the track. But he is a 3x champ, so I guess he knows what he's doing.

I am a HUGE Colin Edwards fan (GYFS), but it really looks (and sounds from the press releases) to me like he will be off the Yamaha squad next year. I would love to see Colin go back to WSBK next year though, teamed with Haga and having another titanic battle with Bayliss.

They say Stoner may be going to Yamaha, but they really need to tame his riding. Crashing out twice in morning warm ups on Sunday is a big waste of everyone's time. But he is very very young and has plenty to time as long as he doesn't injure himself and hurt his career.

Marco Melandri is amazing. The guy still has a cracked collar bone that he didn't know he had for the past 3 weeks. He is one hard bastard - he was riding so so hard at the end of that race.

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**SPOILER**







Great racing...felt for Tamada getting taken out by Robert, just racing i guess but it sucked to see his best run of the season end like that. Roberts is a real class guy, you could definately see he wasn't happy with himself. Thrilled to see Hayden get past Pedrosa, most of you are aware of my disdain for that fellar...Rossi is Rossi, looked great and it's good to see him back up front with consitency. I like variety in the winners, but not the way it was happening to Vale in keeping him off the podium. Melandri looks like he's back to last year's form...the last half is shaping up to be a good one...can't wait for Laguna, leaving Thursday afternoon

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