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I cracked up when Colin said that...
Pretty cool that he found some settings he liked, I heard somewhere that Michelin made a tire specifically for him.

Rossi again showed that he is a rider among riders.

Nicky is still doing well and came in 4th

I think these races coming up are going to be really hot at the front. wish there were more of them.

Valentino Rossi
Colin Edwards
Sete Gobernau
Nickey Hayden
Troy Balis
Carlos Checa
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Sheeet Yeah! Being a major Edwards fan, I was stoked to see today's race.

At the same time, I wonder if the team director will be giving him an earful for not letting Sete pass for the sake of the championship.

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Just like the old days....rooting for Edwards

It is about time for him...hope you can remain competetive. Its so much more enjoyable seeing the Americans stepping up.

As far as letting Gib pass...no free lunch in my book. There was no chance of anyone catching Rossie yesterday.
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Sheeet Yeah! Being a major Edwards fan, I was stoked to see today's race.

At the same time, I wonder if the team director will be giving him an earful for not letting Sete pass for the sake of the championship.
I hate it when they start talking about team orders..
I say make em earn it....

Anyone notice Rossi's bike or his leathers had no tobacco sponsor on them ?. I heard he was going to do this but thought it wasn't going to be until next year

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I hate it when they start talking about team orders..
I say make em earn it....

Anyone notice Rossi's bike or his leathers had no tobacco sponsor on them ?. I heard he was going to do this but thought it wasn't going to be until next year
I saw that too. He is such a pre-madonna...I can't stand Rossi. Well, anyway kudos to Edwards and Hayden....Representin' the good ole USA. I don't know what was wrong with Biaggi but I was really disappointed in his performance.

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I hate it when they start talking about team orders..
I say make em earn it....

Anyone notice Rossi's bike or his leathers had no tobacco sponsor on them ?. I heard he was going to do this but thought it wasn't going to be until next year
It's not just Rossi and it's not by choice some tracks won't allow tobacco companies logos. That's is why sometimes instead of West they use to say Loris and Alex for some of the races. Same with WSBK you'll notice some races the L&M logo wasn't on there, and same with Marlboro. All of them have to remove it for certain tracks. Not exactly sure what the deal is with it though.
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No one was in their tobacco garb this weekend. UK has a ban similar to many other countries.

How can you call Rossi a primadona? The guy left Honda so he could enjoy racing again, stands for his convictions, and doesn't talk smack unless provoked by Biotchy. What's not to like?

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How can you call Rossi a primadona? The guy left Honda so he could enjoy racing again, stands for his convictions, and doesn't talk smack unless provoked by Biotchy. What's not to like?
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The premadonna comment was not about the tobacco. I know they got the ban over there just like they have it here.

I have read too many interviews about him I guess. I used to like him but can't stand him now. He just rubs me the wrong way. One of the things that kind of bugs me was the way he handled being offered a ride in a F1 car. Some of the comments about it and also his attitude about it just bothered me.

I am not sure what you mean about him leaving Honda to enjoy racing again.

Talking smack straight out is one thing but he reminds of me Montoya in F1. Both of them say things that are not exactly wrong or right; but they say just enough to piss ya off & needle the other guy or the other team.

And come off the Biaggi thing. The entire thing goes back to Biaggi saying last year that if he had a Repsol Honda he could compete with Rossi. Biaggi was pissed because he was low in points. Other than that Biaggi is just standing up for his convictions.

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How can you call Rossi a primadona? The guy left Honda so he could enjoy racing again, stands for his convictions, and doesn't talk smack unless provoked by Biotchy. What's not to like?

I didn't know about certain tracks not allowing tobacco advertisment

I like it when the Americans do well and hope that Nicky and Colin will win some races soon.

but I agree with what the above completely
When the flag drops the BS stops and Rossi and his team have shown they belong in the winners circle... not many have had the balls to change teams when they were winning..


I read somewhere that Biaggi said the reason for his poor showing was due to ongoing transmission problems.

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but I agree with what the above completely
When the flag drops the BS stops and Rossi and his team have shown they belong in the winners circle... not many have had the balls to change teams when they were winning..

I read somewhere that Biaggi said the reason for his poor showing was due to ongoing transmission problems.
I have not looked into what was going on with Biaggi yesterday but he was sucking it up. And there is no doubt that Rossi is the king. He has got unbelievable skills and he can make that motorcycle do crazy things. I just dont like him. and definitely a shout out to the USA boys.

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"I am not sure what you mean about him leaving Honda to enjoy racing again. "

Rossi left Honda because he was bored outta his mind. The guy loves racing...not just winning. He had no one to race when he was with Honda on the RC211V. The Rossi/Honda combo was unstoppable. I'm sure you'll recall last year when he was docked 10 seconds during a race and still managed to overcome that deficit and more, to win yet again.

And there's certainly more to the Rossi/Biaggi thing than just last year. They've been at is since Rossi came to 500 (if not before). Wasn't it 2000 when they got in that fist fight on their way to the post race interview?

To paraphrase someone from the movie/documentary "Faster"...there is no rivalry here. For there to be a rivalry, Max would have to be competitive with Valentino.

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"I am not sure what you mean about him leaving Honda to enjoy racing again. "

Rossi left Honda because he was bored outta his mind. The guy loves racing...not just winning. He had no one to race when he was with Honda on the RC211V. The Rossi/Honda combo was unstoppable. I'm sure you'll recall last year when he was docked 10 seconds during a race and still managed to overcome that deficit and more, to win yet again.

And there's certainly more to the Rossi/Biaggi thing than just last year. They've been at is since Rossi came to 500 (if not before). Wasn't it 2000 when they got in that fist fight on their way to the post race interview?

To paraphrase someone from the movie/documentary "Faster"...there is no rivalry here. For there to be a rivalry, Max would have to be competitive with Valentino.
It was 2001 that it really all started. No one really knows what all goes on between these two except those two. But EVERY and I mean EVERY interview or anything I've seen with Biaggi he has made really rude comments, and not just about Rossi. There was an article in Road RacerX I think it was where they brought up Nicky Hayden, and he basically said something to the effect of "I wouldn't give him any advice that would help him to possibly beat me"
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