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Matthew Birt  says:

Rossi and Lorenzo not surprised by Marquez’s winter pace

Factory Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have said they have not been surprised by Marc Marquez’s blistering speed during the pre-season testing campaign ahead of the Spaniard's first 2013 MotoGP world championship. The Repsol Honda rookie has impressed with a series of scintillating winter testing performances that included an impressive display during last week’s private HRC and Yamaha test...

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Mike

Hey guys, not on topic but 23rd March 1981 Mike Hailwood R.I.P.  died, no was killed together with his daughter, by that bastard in a lorry, and got a £100 fine. Mike was a class act, and one of the greatest riders ever.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

Cornbowl, going for a Sunday diner at my pops house tommorow. I will ask him about Mike Hailwood, should be great stories. My memories of bike racing started with an always smiling Yamaha 2/350 rider from Venezuela .

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Cornbowl

I've still got a couple of papers from the time of Mike's death including MCN.   Tragic all those years racing bikes and cars and he gets killed by  lorry doing a U-turn.     Strange coincidence the South African MV works rider Garry Hocking gave up bike racing because it was 'too dangerous'  and then was killed in a car.   Fate is a strange bedfellow.

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Hedgehog5

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Hugs...

" Arguing that 2nd isn't 2nd I can confimr that it is"

No problem with that... Hayden proved the very next year you can win a championship with 252 points... he won 2 races but 1st is 1st. Melandri, with 228 points (meaning he finished higher up in more races than he did in 2005) came 4th... 4th is 4th.

220 points is 220 points... irrespective of where you finish in the championship, you get points for where you finish in races... Melandri's Honda got exactly the same points as a bike you said was being developed backwards... so, on average, Melandri on the fabulous Honda finished as close to the front in 2005 as the Casey did on the piece of shit Ducati in 2009 in each race... except of course he only won 2 races to Casey's 4... & crashed 3 times to the Casey's 1.

Are you still with me? Did I go too fast? I can explain it again if you want... ?

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Hugs... "it's becoming a bit of a habit with you. Arguing that" one bike was competitive while another, with exactly the same points, was crap. It gives us all a laugh though.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Saturn & Carlos

Yes, you're right about fate, Mike's ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth McCarthy, was told by Mike, that when he was in South Africa, he had been told by a fortune teller that, he would not live past 40 and would be killed by a truck !!! a scary thought if it's true, no reason to disbelieve it. 

Mike was a 'peoples' champion, and to make a comeback to the TT after 11 years, and win, is something that would be un-achievable today. 

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revnev7

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revnev7 says:

WHO`D HAVE THOUGHT?

         I`m not surprised at Rossi`s pace either! Not in the front runner`s league,bleedin` obvious to anyone with any knowledge of racing really. Bring back the day`s of mediocre opposition and 1 off tyre`s! And "team-mate`s" who can`t win,unless all the planet`s and star`s line up perfectly.Then we`d see the"real" Rossi?    Oh goody.

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pogo_it

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pogo_it says:

how many races

How many races were there in 2009 and 2010?

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Pogo...

2009? 17... same as 2005 so directly comparable... 2010 18... so not comparable... valid point. Thanks for pointing that out.

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73mach3

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73mach3 says:

rossi times at 4

better go check them out might make you upset lol and im a hayden fan! just wish he rode something other than that red pile of ****

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

You lost me Hedgey, you a statos love child. Do you think marco will tell his grand kids he scored 200 and odd points in 2005 or he came 2nd in the world. There are, lies damn lies and statistics.. Nice to see Rossi making a whole host of long winded 'experts' into chimps again. That includes you Hedgey as usual ...

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