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MotoGP Sachsenring

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by Vale46Yamaha (U1645743) 14 July 2007
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With qualifying just round the corner you've gotta have stoner down as your pole man, although the yamaha does hook up well on the sticky rubber and also the hotter it gets the better the yamaha seems to run...which is a good thing for laguna seca this year..after last years crock!

I did like casey's interview with motogp.com yesterday, mentioned the whole thing about the track not having any straights....yes we know your bikes working well everywhere and your riding well casey, but no one has mentioned anything about the power thing for weeks.

I think its gonna be another good race tomorrow hopefully like 2006 with the top 4 all within 3tenths of a second of each other, dunno if im the only one but i watched the FP2 on eurosport yesterday and was highly delighted at the childish acting of Ryder and Mamola...with bits of hayden's honda all other the track mamola say's 'i've got a valve head' is it me or did ryder soil his pants when he shouted back 'WOW!' very funny stuff....seems to be a lot better when moody's not involved, that bloke should have stuck to paris dakar!

anyway im sure they'll be some comments on here after qualifying, my front row looks like this.

Stoner, Rossi, Pedrosa

my top 3 for the race.

Rossi, Stoner, Pedrosa....so not much really changing there, lol

ciao!

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comment by hammer (U6795237)

posted Jul 15, 2007

rossIFumi - Yes Dani has done well at a few races this year. I want to see him do well every week, like Rossi and Stoner.

Also, my comment about "if's" was meant for VALE46. Apologies but it is 3am here.

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posted Jul 15, 2007

Raw - you're right, but I'd say that the gap between Pedrosa and Stoner is all but insummountabale

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posted Jul 15, 2007

rossifumi- you're right, but I'd say that the gap between Pedrosa and Stoner is all but insummountabale

depends if the bridgestones fade in the heat at laguna..
cra - at least it will mean a decent time for you! not 3am, thats commitment that is mate.

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comment by AndyRAC (U7186829)

posted Jul 15, 2007

If I was on Bridgestones I'd be mighty worried at the moment, the wy they went off is worrying, and with Laguna next week and normally really high temperatures they could struggle again. Fortunately they have nearly a month until the next race at Brno to sort something out. As Suzi and Steve said though, a proper World Championship allows many tyre companies to take part, unlike the snooze-fest that is F1. Oh and off subject, I can't remember 5 live mentioning this afternoons race, when are they going to give it the coverage it deserves, at least send a reporter to th race, instead they mentioned golf, rowing, cricket, rugby league,athletics. You seriously think they are bigger than Moto GP, I mean there was even a F1 programme on last night when there wasn't even a race. Unbelievable!!

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comment by Txominn (U9019090)

posted Jul 15, 2007

The video report on the BBC sport web page about the race is pathetic. Pedrosa´s race was asthonising and they mention him just once in the 52nd sec in a video of 1 min and 20 secs...
She says it was "... a sensational ride from Hayde " when he finished 3rd just cause of the bridgestone problems and cause the rest of the rivals crashed...

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posted Jul 17, 2007

What's with the 'Mr Boring' rubbish? I agree with Txominn, Dani's one of the most exciting riders out there. His aggression rattled Rossi last year, and his scrap with Stoner in the 250s before that was a belter. If he hadn't been wiped out in Turkey he'd be amongst it again, and where are the other Hondas? Don't count on rolling Stoner yet either. I like the guy, but surely there's a zero coming before the end of the year.

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comment by scaffoo (U8927446)

posted Jul 18, 2007

I think Hayden has found a groove with the 212, imho he will definitely be on the podium if not on top of it. I cant see Rossi pulling a race win out. He hates the circuit and doesn't like to push. The last two races were crucial for Rossi to peg back Stoners lead. A brilliant win in Assen followed by a frustrated get-off at the slowest part of the Sachsenring have been a mixed bag. After Seca we are back to the big open circuits, starting with Brno. I can smell Ducati's first MotoGP title.

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comment by scaffoo (U8927446)

posted Jul 18, 2007

Just as a further point, how impressive has Ant West been on the Kawasaki? He has proved to be a good decision for the factory. Interesting turn of events. Nakano leaves for Honda and has disappeared off the radar. Yet he could ride the wheels off the 990 Kwak and consistently place in the top 10 even though it was a dog. Most disappointing rider this year, including the ever underperforming Edwards. Hopkins will ride for Kawasaki next year, leaving the much improved Suzuki outfit. A step down or sideways? That will be an interesting partnership if West stays on next year with Hopper.Who will ride for suzuki? Surely not a certain 'over the hill' italian WSB Suzuki rider? If Capirossi leaves Ducati, who will partner Stoner? Rumours that Rossi wants to end his career on a Duke. Don't think Hayden will be riding a Repsol mini moto next year either. There are some interesting changes afoot.

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posted Jul 19, 2007

Scaffoo > Who will ride for suzuki?

Ben Spies might be in with a shout as he's on course to win a second AMA championship for them.

Scaffoo > Don't think Hayden will be riding a Repsol mini moto next year either.

Did he not sign a new 2 year agreement of which this is year one?

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comment by scaffoo (U8927446)

posted Jul 19, 2007

Well, hopefully not Max Biaggi, but he is a suzuki rider with strong sponsership clout. I believe Hayden signed just for 2007. Repsol had a plan of introducing a small bike thinking Pedrosa would be the next champion. But then Honda always makes strange choices with its riders. I have always rated Stoner as a better rider anyway, and his form this year has proven that. Fast ducati or not, at Catalunya he did what Pedrosa has never done. Beaten Rossi in a straight fight. Donnington 06 didn't count, as everyone seems to think because Rossi started 15th and finished 2nd. If he had been next to Danny on the grid, danny would have been the bridesmaid.

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