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Liam Marsden  says:

Qatar MotoGP: Marquez tops final practice, Smith makes Q2

Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez topped the Friday evening free practice session at the Losail circuit as the top ten riders for the Q2 qualifying session were decided. Marquez beat fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo to the top spot by just 0.001s after the reigning world champion again took the top spot from Cal Crutchlow. Factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi set the fourth...

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Bob Buttamasangy

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Dreaming

Honda the best race bike?

Never has been since the 2005 V5, not even close. If you disagree, you're probably dreaming of the taste of Italian as you read this.

Cheers knuckleheads.

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jim929cc

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jim929cc says:

Bradley Smith

So where are all the naysayers? Still in bed dreaming up who to slag off next?

Who would have put Bradley Smith ahead of Bradl, and only 0.4 off Pedrosa?

Some of the shit I read in here on a daily basis by the same few dickheads really gets on my tits.

I hope Bradley and Cal both go amazingly well and give the fingers to the useless nob jockeys that delight in putting them down. You know who you are. 

 

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Farnarkle

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Farnarkle says:

Whingeing, excuses

Yesterday it was a headache, today it's slow riders looking for a tow.  No wonder people have no respect for Rossi, it's always the same old story - oh wait, that was someone else. When it's Rossi, it's pearls of wisdom and justified criticism. Not the same thing at all.

Of course, if it waddles like a Duc and sounds like a Duc, it's just  1/1000th of a second behind you, Rossi.  With an Eyetalian rider aboard!  I guess Ducati must have put that magic nut back in the bike they took out the night before you first rode one. The one that connects the handgrips.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Ohh..the pain..the heartache..

Roll up the bottom lip, stop dribbling and tuck those wizzened orange teabags into your thong safely out the way of a long overdue shoeing.

No need to take the bitter realisation out on Rossi cos he sent your boy home early? - although I'll agree, it means there's not much to cheer for now..SSHHaame.

 

Well done the Brits, especially Bradley Smith..

Good effort from Dovi & Hayden but, the times are slow..if the track doesn't improve it will suit the Ducati better.

Top 10 within a second..looking forward to the new Q1/2 grid deciders.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

just for my interest wosi

How exactly did rossi send stoner home early? Even in wosiworld it can't have been by his devastating performances on the ducati in the last 2 years, however good he has been on Hondas and Yamahas in the past and looks like being again back on a Yamaha.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

You're quite right DF..

..It wasn't the performances. Things ran a little deeper than that..

Anyway..looking forward..leaving history aside..How do you think Rossi will go in Q2?

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Farnarkle

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Farnarkle says:

Ahh, possihound

I sympathise with your chagrin; Stoner did indeed decide that there was more challenge in life from casting a line over the side of a boat than having to wait around in parc ferme in the gathering gloom for Rossi to finish so they could get on with the podium ceremony without the noise of Rossi weeping in his pit box interrupting the telecast. Having delivered to Honda the WC they hadn't managed to win since Rossi's old team mate Hayden beat him in '06,  Stoner decided that it was all a bit of a game of silly soldiers and moved on in his life. While that cut your reason for living off rather sadly, it's good that you soldier on in the fluffy fields of imagination rather than just throwing your lot in with the harsh realities of life.

But that was then and this is now, and just like the first race of '06 when Stoner beat him (oh, and so did Pedrosa, incidentally), Rossi is staring at the fact that another rookie on a Honda is about to wax his arse.  To be fair, Rossi probably will be closer to Marquez than the 60+ seconds he was behind Pedrosa and the 44 seconds he was behind Stoner in their first motoGp race in '06, but he has the advantage this time of riding a bike developed by Lorenzo into a WC winning machine rather than having to rely on something for which he was responsible.  All he has to do is follow Dovi home.

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bigbashbonanza

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What was the score with Hayden's rear brake?

Did anyone else see it glowing red and I'm not just on about going into a corner? I thought the rear brakes were steel? If so, that surely means it was dragging/binding and that would have slowed him down somewhat. Fair enough it would have also kept his front wheel in line (maybe a new Ducati ploy....!?) but if it was binding, he did a brilliant job of getting it up there. The Dukes looked great under the lights, angry yet stunning. Just what a race bike should be!

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BennytheRev

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BennytheRev says:

Crutchlow says ...

... "Would Jorge Lorenzo still win on my package? Yes, maybe - but that's him. Would Valentino Rossi or anyone else win on it? I don't think so." Fans of Crutchlow can read his new, regular BBC column and be amazed at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motogp/22042391

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supermario

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supermario says:

I think thats just Haydens style

 using a lot of rear brake. I think I'm right in saying he uses a bigger rotor than most. He might even be using it with the throttle open to try and dampen the "Ducati pump" we've been seeing under acceleration.

 

I do love the comments from all these "race fans". Its only practice ladies. Keep calm.

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