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Liam Marsden  says:

Jerez MotoGP: Stoner takes first win of 2012

Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has taken his first race win of 2012 at Jerez today despite suffering from arm pump in the latter stages of the race. The start of the race saw some of the best racing seen in the premier class for a long time, with the first six riders all switching places as they battled for the...

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Sep 10

Posts: 836

CBR11X says:

Oh you armchair experts. The reason Lorenzo didn't pass Stoner was because he couldn't despite his brilliant effort in keeping up with the Honda. If he was being held up by Stoner, he'd have passed him and that's that.

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May 12

Posts: 6

MotoZ says:

Top Race

How good is Stoner?He and his team are great at finding solutions for a race setup in a limited time even when they are struggling with issues.Very crafty sitting out warm-up and maybe resting the arm pump situation.Can he win at Estoril?Yes.The season is looking good ahead and once Spies gets going again and Dovi settles in some more I expect 6 bikes regularly battling for the front in the early laps at least and at different times some of them are going to be going for that podium all the way.

Great to see Cal stepping it up and giving Dani the hurry up.Lorenzo is fantastic.Stoner is even better.

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Sep 10

Posts: 836

CBR11X says:

Ben Spies

I hear ya. Ben needs to sort out his riding quick smart or he'll be scrambling to find a ride in MotoGP next year. The guy has potential but I doubt Yamaha will keep him if he doesn't step up this season. Good luck Benny boy!

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Aug 07

Posts: 80

marty1035 says:


Jerez MotoGP? Another yawn fest. Yet again the same 2 or 3 bikes up front and everyone else back behind. Jorge and Casey are lightyears ahead of everyone else on ability. Make it interesting with a reverse grid. Then we'd see some action.

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Jun 09

Posts: 887

aquarius says:


My pen pals have me here – I didn’t expect Casey Stoner to take the Win @ Jerez for a bunch of reasons & said so to them. Despite being “fastest” & Jerez in Testing in late March, since Dorna stuck their big oar in & dumped an extra 4 x KG on all the “factory” machines – a fact the Teams themselves seemingly weren’t aware of because the Rule Meeting notes & reports were “distorted”?


Stoner has complained bitterly he has been hampered & adversely affected by “chatter” & it seems he wasn’t alone with this. Also, his “arm pump” was back, albeit not as bad - & neither he nor anyone else was happy about the tyre situation. Couple all this with that historical Jerez “hoodoo”& struggling into 5th in Qualifying & he wasn’t looking or sounding at all like his happy camper self. The stars weren’t aligning – more of a total eclipse! My apologies, Champ – your talent, fighting qualities & guts carried you through. Turning up the wick to drop down to 1.40.285 from a string of 1.40.88’s & 1.40.66’s on stuffed tyres – just when everyone thought you were toast coming into that 2nd last Lap & totally demoralising Lorenzo was just genius. Well done!

I see we are debating the entire GOAT issue all over again. As I have opined numerous times, comparisons are odious – especially from differing eras – BUT – when Valentino Rossi or anyone else retires with 9 x World Championships & doesn’t go near a motorcycle for 11 years – then jumps back on one to Win the IOM – not just once – but twice – on a 4-Stroke Ducati 900 SS & then a 2-Stroke RG500 Suzuki - maybe they are eligible to stand up there with my GOAT - Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, MBE & George Medal (2 April 1940 – 23 March 1981)- aka – “MIKE THE BIKE “. He was an absolute gentleman - liked & loved by all – including his closest rivals.

In 1968/69, Honda decided they’d had a gutsful of the FIM & left GP’s, paying Hailwood a poultice NOT to ride for anyone else. The plan was to grab him when they returned but this didn’t happen for another 10 years. Bored & restless, Hailwood went to cars, winning the European F2 Championship & ultimately going to FI, where his best result was a 4th place before being badly injured in the 1974 German GP.

When he was actually racing the Ducati in the IOM, there was an F1 Practice going in Europe at the same time. When it was suddenly realised Hailwood was winning, all radios were tuned to the IOM race coverage & the F1 Practice simply stopped. When the IOM Race was over - big, boofy motor-noters & F1 blokes applauded & cried – they cursed & cried again too, as many of us did, when he was killed @ just 40, along with his & Pauline’s 9 year-old Daughter - such was the high regard for this absolute colossus of our sport. RIP, Mike & Michelle. Cheers

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Feb 11

Posts: 616

Milkybars says:

This is better to read than the idiot below with the queers-r- us name.

A California man has sued BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that a four-hour round-trip ride on his 1993 BMW bike with a "ridge-like" seat gave him "a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection)" that's lasted 20 months and counting.

While there have been concerns about narrow "banana" bike seats causing loss of feeling in that area -- for men and women -- this is the first report we've seen of way too much.

The product liability lawsuit against BMW and well-known aftermarket seatmaker Corbin-Pacific (reported first by Courthouse News Service in California) was filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco last Thursday by Henry Wolf and his lawyer, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito.

The Wolf v. BMW lawsuit alleges that Wolf has continued to suffer the erection problem since the September 2010 ride -- and, as we know from Viagra ads, anything past four hours is a problem.

The lawsuit for emotional distress says Wolf is "now is unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish."

According to the lawsuit, Wolf wants compensation from BMW and Corbin for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and "general damage."

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Mar 12

Posts: 502

Ben Spies

well if he keeps this up the Tech 3 Yamaha team will beat the Factory one for the Teams champhionship!! D'oh!

standings a the moment : 77 Repsol, 55 Factory Yamaha, 48 Tech 3 Yamaha

BUT, once the upgrades come for the factory team it might come to save ol Benny boys arse in the nick of time. Nonetheless it is a pretty pathetic display so far by him, i never rated him that high as a GP rider but this is something beyond...ala Toni Elias on a LCR last year

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Feb 10

Posts: 566

RobTZ says:


All very relevant comments regarding Hailwood.

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Apr 11

Posts: 3510

Bultoboy says:

He definitley capitulated at the end

Strong word to use from the comfort of a chair in front of a TV or keyboard

These guys are within a millisecond of crashing every lap, they ride those bikes that hard and the constant many subtle corrections to 'save' them aren't always noticeable from a spectator's vantage point, just the obvious ones.

If Lorenzo could have had a go he would have. He was surely pushing at his limit, why would you think otherwise. Stoner certainly pulled one out of the bag with that penultimate lap time but could he do it again on the last lap? Could he risk pushing like that again or did he feel he didn't have to? He wouldn't have known where Lorenzo was going into that lap. We'll never know the answer to that one.

Capitulated, or being sensible, knowing you can't go any faster without the very real and likely risk of crashing out.

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Jul 11

Posts: 1901

CHRainmaker says:

Wosi, the point is..'re making assertions with an air of factual certainty. How the hell do you know he "capitulated". Opinion is one thing son, but you just stick to the facts like a good boy.

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