You got the talkin' done
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Alaska, WI
Location: Alaska, WI
Sportbike: 2016 Honda Africa Twin & 1979 Honda CB750F
Years Riding: long enough to have fallen off a few times - glad I wear a helmet!
How you found us: Loose Lips Sink Ships, Loose Wires Cause Fires
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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Last edited by jrock; 07-17-2006 at 09:48 AM.