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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ugh, Nicky was hit with the rear tire demons as he slipped from 2nd in the first turn down to 9th by the last chicane. How he only leads Pedrosa by 25 and Rossi by 38 with 5 rounds left in the series.

Capirossi just clobbered everyone, including Rossi. He put over a 7 second gap on Rossi in 2nd by the end. Perosa put a couple nice passes on Rossi, which just pissed him off and Val took off the last few laps and left #26 in his dust.

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That battle between Pedrosa and Rossi was some of the most aggresive racing I've seen in a while. At one point Pedrosa actually ran over Rossi's leg with his front tire! "Rubbin is racing" I guess.

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I found it interesting how Val just decided to start trying hard when pedrosa passed him, like he was still holding back some of his ability. That guy is fucking phenominal.

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Yeah, he knew there wa no catching Loris, so he only needed to race hard enough to stay in 2nd.

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I actually remembered to watch this one when it aired It was a boring race for the most part compared to what we've had so far this season. Capirossi just took off. This season would be a lot different had he been healthy all year. Rossi and Pedrosa's battle towards the end was fun until Rossi got pissed and pinched Danny in a corner and took off. In a big shocker Stoner acutally finished a race without crashing I think Nicky will be fine. He was due for a bad race.

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That battle between Pedrosa and Rossi was some of the most aggresive racing I've seen in a while. At one point Pedrosa actually ran over Rossi's leg with his front tire! "Rubbin is racing" I guess.

Disappointing for Nicky.
Kinda sounds like the carousel at RoadAmerica with you me and Marshall... LOL!!

It was definitely one of the best laps I had seen in quite a while. Great racing!

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There was one extra little piece of history to accompany Loris's win. He now has the longest winning career in the history of Grand Prix at 16 years and 15 days between his first and latest victories, beating Angel Nieto by a week.
Twelve months ago it finally came right for the Capirossi/Ducati/Bridgestone combination, with a rostrum behind Valentino Rossi. Capi followed it up with dominating wins in Japan and Malaysia before getting hurt in Australia. His team mate got a rostrum there instead. Today, Loris dominated in an even more Doohan-like fashion than he did in Jerez, he led every lap and didn't drop out of the 1min 58sec bracket until two laps from home. It was an awesome display of superiority made even more amazing by the fact that the man had wanted to go home on Friday, so bad were his bike and tires. A major Ducati pow-wow Friday night resulted in some radical set-up changes and when he immediately found one second on used tires Saturday morning he knew things would be alright. They were, the only thing Loris seemed slightly put out by was that he didn't get pole. And that his chances of taking the title were probably ruined by that crash in Catalunya.

Valentino doesn't agree, he thinks five people are still in with a chance of the championship, and as Nicky Hayden had a bad day at the office he might be right. Nicky suffered from several small niggles, first the continuing misbehavior of his bike going into corners, the fact he damaged the clutch getting off the line and then the indignity of being relegated two places on the last lap. Rossi had warned us all that tyre conservation would be vital and Nicky came out of the last corner sliding and spinning and having to watch Shinya Nakano ride round the outside of him. He took a long look at his rear Michelin going back into his garage but there was no obvious damage. Capirossi and Rossi actually did Hayden a favor by limiting the points gained by third place man Pedrosa, who was a little displeased with the way both Rossi and Nicky closed the door on him on a couple of occasions.

The fight of the race was a splendid battle for second, the first proper head- to-head confrontation we've seen between Pedrosa and Rossi. It took a while for Valentino to assert his authority and, from the outside, it looked as if both men were making some pretty tough moves.

There was one extra little piece of history to accompany Loris's win. He now has the longest winning career in the history of Grand Prix at 16 years and 15 days between his first and latest victories, beating Angel Nieto by a week. All of the great Spaniard's victories were on 50 and 125cc machines. Loris's first was at Donington Park on a 125, followed up by wins on 250 Hondas and Aprilias, 500 Yamahas and Hondas, and latterly the Desmoseidici MotoGP Ducati.

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Good battle between Rossi and Pedrosa, and Pedrosa had a few nice passes on Rossi but you knew Rossi would come back and show the youngster a thing or two. And Pedrosa is definitely not going to out brake Rossi into any corners. Don't forget about Kenny Jr finishing in 4th, nice result.

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Good race.. Every time Vale closes the gap a little, we're left to wonder what could have been. Of course I won't be dissapointed if Hayden takes it all

Any news on what Hayden will ride in 07? From what I hear, even if he wins the champoinship, he won't stay in Repsol. The new 800cc bike will be built around Pedrosa who will become the lead rider next year and Honda is looking to bring over another young rider (Stoner?) in place of Hayden..

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Good race.. Every time Vale closes the gap a little, we're left to wonder what could have been. Of course I won't be dissapointed if Hayden takes it all

Any news on what Hayden will ride in 07? From what I hear, even if he wins the champoinship, he won't stay in Repsol. The new 800cc bike will be built around Pedrosa who will become the lead rider next year and Honda is looking to bring over another young rider (Stoner?) in place of Hayden..
If Nicky wins the title and stays at Honda he will remain the lead rider I am sure. Nicky wants to stay at Honda, but no contract signed yet. He won't get to test the 800 until he has a signed a contract. There is a rumour of a Duc offer since both Loris and Sete are up for renewal. I think Loris will stay and Sete will go.

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If Nicky wins the title and stays at Honda he will remain the lead rider I am sure. Nicky wants to stay at Honda, but no contract signed yet. He won't get to test the 800 until he has a signed a contract. There is a rumour of a Duc offer since both Loris and Sete are up for renewal. I think Loris will stay and Sete will go.
Sete's a fantastic rider, but has been all bad luck the past 2 years (Rossi curse? ) I wonder how Loris would do this year is not for that incident..

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Wow! What a horrible race for Nick .....On another note great to see Rossi tell Pedrosa to fuck off and how he made sure that Pedrosa didn't have a chance after he passed him a couple of times.

It was funny to watch Pedrosa riding to the best of his ability and Rossi was just doing what he does, looked like he wasn't even breaking a sweat.

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Sete's a fantastic rider, but has been all bad luck the past 2 years (Rossi curse? ) I wonder how Loris would do this year is not for that incident..
Rossi cursed him! He hasn't won a race ever since Vale said he would never win another race!!!

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That right there is what separates a racer from a winner.

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Tough race for Nicky, but bottom line is so far this season his "bad" finishes have been top 10. That's what champions are made of. The championship is still his to lose, i hate Pedrosa and this year has been my favorite Rossi season. His character has remained rock solid through a lot of diversity, speaks volumes a bout who he is as a racer, a competitor and as a person

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Any news on what Hayden will ride in 07? From what I hear, even if he wins the champoinship, he won't stay in Repsol. The new 800cc bike will be built around Pedrosa who will become the lead rider next year and Honda is looking to bring over another young rider (Stoner?) in place of Hayden..
It hasn't been said in any fashion publicly, but word around the water cooler is Nicky is not entirey chipper with the Honda boys. Ducati has been tossed around a lot as a potential local for Hayden's racing effort next season...and beware of Pedrosa's downfall on the 800

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Sete's a fantastic rider, but has been all bad luck the past 2 years (Rossi curse? ) I wonder how Loris would do this year is not for that incident..
talk about bad luck and overcoming it, Rossi was knocked down in the first race, chunked a tire in another, and had tire problem & engine failure in another. The best rider will win the championship & that my friends is THE DOCTOR.
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Tough race for Nicky, but bottom line is so far this season his "bad" finishes have been top 10. That's what champions are made of. The championship is still his to lose, i hate Pedrosa and this year has been my favorite Rossi season. His character has remained rock solid through a lot of diversity, speaks volumes a bout who he is as a racer, a competitor and as a person
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I know....I was kidding, I just think it's pretty funny that Sete hasn't won since then.

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I know....I was kidding, I just think it's pretty funny that Sete hasn't won since then.
Something defiantely changed with him. He was looking to be Rossi career rival. He was always there fighting. But after they media hype about the supposed curse, there were a few races where he was leading or in a very good position and he threw it away.

A lot of people say he is gay, but recently a Spanish tabloid published pics of him with his model girlfriend on a boat on vacation getting to know each other better if you know what I mean. I am sure those pics will go a long way to settling those rumours. I don't think he is gay, I just thing he is really into himself and his image.

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No chance of this happening, but I wouldn't mind seeing Hayden take Edwards' ride next year. I feel bad that Edwards is going to most likely lose his ride though.
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For a season that has seen such close racing, and for a race Sunday that saw such tight battles for most of the positions, Loris Capirossiís dominant 4.9-second victory in the Czech Republicís MotoGP round in Brno was surprising and impressive. The Ducati Marlboro rider was untouchable, despite encountering severe problems in Friday practice and having been injured earlier in the season in a crash at Barcelona. The following is excerpts from Capirossiís small conference with the foreign press following the win.

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This race I had the position possible, and Iím really happy. After the bad situation, I did many races in bad condition, and for sure, Nicky was gone from us at a key point. But after this break, I [regained] my good condition, and I came here stronger than before. I think the last part of the season is going to be really impressive for us. I think weíve had many good races, looking back from last year, but here itís [better], and Iím very happy about that.

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I saw the bike running in Mugello, but I never rode it. I said before that the plan for tomorrow is to work with the 1000 to develop the tires for the next couple races. After that, weíll jump on the 800 and start to test that.

On the change made to the bike:
We found something different [this weekend]. All year, the bike [has been] so strong, but itís difficult to find the best way to ride it. But after that modification, it has a good feeling. [Asked what they changed] A lot of things [smiles]. With such a big thing like that, I was like, F---, itís impossible! My bikeís working so good. Iím happy!

On the improvement the bike made over the weekend:
Friday afternoon wasnít good. Just the last five minutes, we found something that wasnít so bad, but we said, ďThis is not enough to go quick.Ē We had a big meeting on Friday night with the whole team, and we said, ďWe have to do something big for tomorrow morning,Ē and we tried to do that. Sunday morning, I started with a used tire, and I went f------ one second quicker than every body. I said, ďOkay, this is a good way to go.Ē

On qualifying:
I saw in the qualifying practice that Valentino made a really, really good lap, and I said, ďWow, this for sure is really good.Ē But I saw that my pace on race tires was a little bit better than everybody, and that was my program for today, to try to press really hard for the first couple of laps. I tried to do the best couple, three, four laps, and I saw my advantage coming more and more. I said, ďOkay, my advantage is not too bad, I can go a little bit slower.Ē But my laps were [still] 58s and the gap got bigger. I am impressed about today.

On what might have been without the Barcelona crash:
I think [crashes] are something that sometimes happen, because this is racing. This is normal. But anyway, without that, for sure, I [wouldnít be] 50 points behind. For sure I also wouldnít be close to Nicky, because some races back our package was not so good. But maybe not 50ómaybe 20 behind. Thatís better than 50, but weíll try and do our best.

On his championship hopes:
Like I said in Barcelona, when we have three consecutive races, itís tough for everybody. The big problem happened to me, because I had a big injury in the first of these three, and I didnít do anything in the three races. I think the championship is still open [until] the last flag. We have to do our best, and we will see. If we finish second, third, fourth, fifthóitís really important to do our best.

On having the longest winning period of any rider:
I think this is great! One thing is, Iím really old. I know that! Iím not still young, but I think itís possible to do more. I donít want to stop now. I think today, for sure, I made a really strong race. From the first to the last lap, I didnít lost concentration. I tried to go my pace, and I didnít think about everybody. I was only me, and I rode by myself. I think this was a good concentration.

On whether or not he talked to himself in the race:
A lot! A lot! The last couple laps, I said, ďPlease bike, donít stop. Please, help me to the flag, because the race is amazing. We want to finish!Ē I think when youíre like that, itís really important not to lose focus. When I have everybody by eight seconds, itís easy to lose relax and crash, so I tried to keep concentrating.

On whether Gibernau will help him in the upcoming races:
I hope to see Sete in good condition soon, because the championship is not too bad. I think itís possible [for him] to help. I donít know. We will see.

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