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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Shanghai MotoGP - SPOILER

Kind of a boring race as far as action at the front...but the mid-pack battles were great (Melandri, Tamada, Capirossi)

-Tough break for Rossi with the tire problem...his troubles continue

-Great race from Edwards, back on the podium

-I personally don't like Pedrosa...he's just got zero personality...come on, your first MotoGP win, be a LITTLE excited at the post race press conference...but the little bastid can ride

-Hayden continues to show he is currently the most consistent rider on the grid...his wins will come, and maybe even the championship!!...his lead increased to 13 points.

-Best ride of the race has to go to John Hopkins...it's really good to see him up front...maybe he DID know something when he resigned with Suzuki for two more years...the bike looked strong today and unlike the last race didn't fade as the race progressed.

35,000 spectators though...not good

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 06:30 PM
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If Hayden could have gotten ahead of the pack earlier, we would have been in for a hell of a race.

It was like a 5 second gap between 2nd and 3rd. Kinda boring.

Even without a tire problem, no way Rossi would have caught Ped and Hay. They were breaking the track record back and forth all day.

Even still, that announcer for Motogp is the best in the business. That guy could make watching the grass grow a suspenseful event.

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Without the tire problem Rossi would have gotten on the podium though. New frame for him next week as well.

Great race by Hayden and Pedrosa. That kid is fast as hell!

The 35,000 fans is double what was there last year apparently...but still a very small crowd.
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The 35,000 fans is double what was there last year apparently...but still a very small crowd.
It was pouring last year


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Even still, that announcer for Motogp is the best in the business. That guy could make watching the grass grow a suspenseful event.
yeah they're pretty good. That one guy has a good build up in his voice that puts you on the edge of your seat I'm amazed at Nicky's consistancy. It looked like Stoner and Melandri we going at it pretty good. I wish they would've showed more of it.

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Hell of a season so far and I'm sure it will only get better. Next race should be even better with Rossi getting a new frame. Hayden and Pedrosa kicked ass this race.

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What's up with Rossi this year?? The man is a god and this year he is getting shitty pole position and and just having tough luck. Can it be that his mind is on F1 too much? Guess I am just spoiled seeing him win so easily in the past. Fack

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What's up with Rossi this year?? The man is a god and this year he is getting shitty pole position and and just having tough luck. Can it be that his mind is on F1 too much? Guess I am just spoiled seeing him win so easily in the past. Fack

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Major problems under braking with the new setup this year...and this fuel load problem??...first i've heard of it...apparently he's having trouble tipping the bike into the turns until he burns through a certain amount of fuel...every rider goes through this type of thing it seems...luck has not been on his side...but when he is on the track during the race he's been fast....real fast.

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When they got to about 5 laps remaining, I was shouting 'GIVE IT UP, SETTLE FOR SECOND' every time going into a corner after a straight. Last thing I wanted was for Hayden to come in too hot and lowside. He's got a championship to think of, and he chewed through his tires trying to get up there.

And Suzuki's got a great rider in Hoppy. Hopefully they figured out his tire destruction issues.

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