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View Poll Results: who will win the 2004 MotoGP title
Rossi on the Yamaha 5 17.86%
Hayden on the Honda 3 10.71%
Edwards on the Honda 8 28.57%
Gibernau on the Honda 7 25.00%
Biaggi on the Honda 2 7.14%
Bayliss on the Ducati 0 0%
Caparossi on the Ducati 2 7.14%
Byrne on the Aprilla 0 0%
some fool on the Kawasaki 1 3.57%
bigger fool (Cletus?) on the Proton 0 0%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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2004 MotoGP champion poll

Who do you think will win the 2004 title? Also feel free to make foolish bets in this thread if you're so sure
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Massimiliano Biaggi will win the 2004 World MotoGP Championship. 2004 will also see Rossi become a crash monkey.

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With Rossi on an unfamiliar bike, and Edwards moving back to Honda, and after a decent season on the Aprillia I have to go with Edwards.
1)Edwards
2)Gibernau
3)Rossi
4)Hayden

and dead last asfar as I care.....Biaggi

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Although you can't count out Ducatti entirely either.2004 will definitely be an interesting year for Moto GP

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I'll be pulling for Edwards again this year, it's been a dismal year.... I was sooo ready to give Nicky some huge respect when he went off and I was looking for a Rossi-like battle back to somewhere near the front. No such luck. I like Nicky. He did great near the end of the season--although I never saw his real podium (Jim? ).

Who will win next year? If I had to guess, I'd say Rossi. The guy just seems to have sooo much in reserve. Who else can fly through the pack? He's truly amazing. Next year will be exciting to see if it was just the bike. Championships aren't alwasy one by the fastest guy so it's really anyone's guess.
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After seeing Sete run with (granted, mostly behind) Rossi this season, I think he has to be the favored champ for next year. Already with plenty of saddle time on the Honda, and IMO was a clear second best in the field this year... I've gotta give him odds. I have no doubt that Rossi's talents will overcome any issue he has with the Yammy, but he might not have his ducks in a row to early enough in the season to take a 3rd title. Can't wait to see it...that is if SPEED even decides to air it...

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Many people are able to win and only time will till. Rossi, maybe, but I think Caparossi on the Ducati is going to be there. It was a learning year for Ducati and they have the speed with the riders.

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My Guesses are

1,Gibernau
2 Edwards
3, Rossi
4, Hayden

(Maybe swapping 2 and 3)

I agree Giberno was running really close behind Rossi a lot,
I think his staying on the honda is going to be helpful for his team.
and give them an advantage.

I think Edwards will be impressive next year as well

I think Hayden will get the experence he needs this coming season.
He seemed like he was driving a little over his head on the race he got his "official" podium on and well you saw what happened last race.

Biaggi will still be whining about his bike all year and will end up 4th or worse all year. behind whoever of the above choose to spank him.

I hope Rossi wins a lot, but think that may take a little time.
another variable is how much he was involved in the setup on the Honda team.. if he was very involved, he will bring some valuable info with him.

I can hardly wait for the season to start.

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Looking at the poll it kinda makes me think...Could the ucatti team be the upset team in moto gp?hhhmmmm

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I meant ducatti

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I'll be pulling for Edwards again this year, it's been a dismal year.... I was sooo ready to give Nicky some huge respect when he went off and I was looking for a Rossi-like battle back to somewhere near the front. No such luck. I like Nicky. He did great near the end of the season--although I never saw his real podium (Jim? ).

Who will win next year? If I had to guess, I'd say Rossi. The guy just seems to have sooo much in reserve. Who else can fly through the pack? He's truly amazing. Next year will be exciting to see if it was just the bike. Championships aren't alwasy one by the fastest guy so it's really anyone's guess.
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as for my picks, though id like to see edwards kick ass, i think its going to be gibernau, then these 3 in no particular order, edwards,rossi, and hayden!! the points spread between the top 5 will be close, closer then ever!! and a kawasaki will finish the year in the top 10. mark my words!!

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why all the Biaggi hatin?

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why all the Biaggi hatin?
I think it is mostly due to his big mouth. He always has an excuse as to why he is not performing good instead of just saying I am just not as good as Rossi

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I really don't think Rossi is good enough to ride the Yamaha faster then the Hondas, but I thought Yamaha was going to be racing a new bike next year, too? If they give Rossi a competitive bike at Yamaha he will be at the top again. I'm voting for Edwards, though, he wants it more then anybody else and is very skilled.

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I think it is mostly due to his big mouth. He always has an excuse as to why he is not performing good instead of just saying I am just not as good as Rossi
The guy is a 4 time 250 WGP champion and he's never finished out of the top 4 in 500GP and MotoGP championship since he moved up to the class in 1998. Whether he's got a mouth or not, he deserves some respect for his skills.

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I don't think most people doubt Max's skill - it's how he acts/sounds most of the time that drives me nuts. I think Nicky said Max was the smoothest rider he'd ever seen.

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I guess you're right. Just about every professional sport has it's share of whiners and I suppose Max is the most visible of the whiners in MotoGP. You just never hear about the other whiners because they don't get the opportunity to whine infront of the camera. He's still one of my all time favorites.

I agree with you about Edwards. I think he'll do very well. He's always been pretty consistent when on the right bike so he'll definately be up front from time to time fighting for podium positions if not for a win or two. As far as Capirossi? HAH! yeah right! That dude will either end up hurting himself out of half the season or he'll start strong and fade back as usual.

I hope Nicky does well but for some reason, I have the feeling that the second year is going to be tougher for him. There will be more pressure and he may very well be the No. 1 rider on his team which means that he'd better perform or else!

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what about hodgson on the ducati???

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--although I never saw his real podium (Jim? ).

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Lemme check. I still may have it on Tivo. I don't delete them until Kimmy's stopped by to watch them, and she hasn't stopped by in almost two months.

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personaly,

i hope one of these 3 people win it next year.

caparossi
bayliss
sete

i havent seen any of the races after 08.17.2003-Brno but those 3 guys along w/ of course rossi put in some great battles.

now with a few of the teams changeing it will be interesting to see how it is. its like a fresh slate for the whole field.

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My heart is with Nicky.... Shit... when he wipped out, I was crying!!!!

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Roadracing World is reporting that Rossi paid to take most of his crew with him to Yamaha. Does the crew make a difference? That may make them tough to beat next year.
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haveing a crew that knows the rider can make a world of differance.

that will deffinetly play into how they set up a bike for any givin rider.

its like your favorite shirt. vs a new one. you know the old one fits in every way and is very comfortable, and you know where all the flaws are.

the new one is always a bit stiff and just not right..

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