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Simon Patterson  says:

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez takes pole as Dovi storms to front row

Marc Marquez stormed to his second pole position of his career, in only his fourth MotoGP race, ahead of Spanish championship rival Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez just pipped the reigning world champion, taking pole by only 0.03 seconds, having recovered from a heavy crash at turn one in the previous FP4 session. However, the real shock of the session was Andrea Dovizioso, piloting...

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Hey Hey My My

It won't work Wosi. Stoner fans have accepted his replacement. You see,we can't root for Stoner anymore 'cos he's not there. On the other hand Rossi still is. Trying to drive a wedge between old rolling Stoner fans and Marquez fans is irrelevant. I for one am a huge backer of Marquez(HRC) and anything Ducati now that the yellow man has pissed off back to the all conquering M1 transverse 4. Clearly he could not subdue the L-4. Dani and Marc are pretty handy with their L-4's. You on the other hand have to juggle your options race in and race out. Don't break a leg about it. Mugello's up next. All Flo has to do at home is focus on beating George. That should be good enough on the day.

At least we are on the same page regarding Marquez. Stoner's gone !!! Get it. If you can't stomach it at least make an attempt to stop regurgitating history. Rossi never won a race for Ducati and never will. Someone will this season and I look most forward to it,even if its a Capirex like Motegi 2007.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

I wonder

whether Dorna have again brought the law of unintended consequences into play with the tyre machinations of recent years. It would seem that the current factory yamahas have joined the ducatis in chewing up tyres.

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

... more than just a mild touch of bollox DF. Crutchlow's on a factory Yamaha and didn't seem to suffer too greatly. Neither did Smith. Nope, either you can ride the pace that the conditions dictate - or you can't. Rossi clearly couldn't.

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

12th place ...

... 'The former World Champion' - Valentino Rossi.


Duffed-up by a D16.

Demoralised by Ducati's revival.

Disgraced by Dovi. 

Defeated. 

Dismal.

Done.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

cal

is reputedly on the 2012 version. All credit to him regardless, but I don't think Lorenzo has suddenly lost it after 3 years of utter consistency in all conditions. Perhaps he had a more specific problem today. As for Valentino, anyone can have a lose as he occasionally did even in his glory years, but moving through the field then stagnating has not been a frequent occurrence in his career, and didn't happen at Qatar only 3 races ago. 

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

Qatar?

... times change and things move-on in the fast changing world of MotoGP. 


Let me share this with you - 'Once upon a time, there was a guy who was untouchable - particularly in wet conditions. But sadly, age overtook him on the final laps of his career.' 

Who want's to remember Rossi this way?

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Paddedcell100

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Ducati's revival .

I really am struggling to see this great Ducati revival that keeps being brought up. Rossi had two races at Le Man's in two years on a Ducati and got a second and a third, Dovi got a 4th after his other seventh place finishes this year(which is where Rossi was finishing on it). Where is the revival in that? Great 2nd from Cal once he got past the mobile roadblock that is Dovi though... Those satellite Tech3 bikes just love turning over the factory Ducati's don't they.

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

... in all fairness, you probably struggle to have a clear, balanced view of anything. But Dovi was 3rd in dry and 4th in the wet. Rossi fell trying to catch him, but fell under pressure from Hayden. Correct if I'm wrong, but isn't this a factory M1 sandwiched between two of last year's GP12's? You know - the one that Rossi couldn't ride?

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Paddedcell100

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I know you do struggle with your maths chap but surely even you could work out that 3rd on a factory Honda and 4th on a factory Ducati isnt an improvement on the 2nd and 3rd that (a supposedly past it Rossi ) managed on that Ducati. Maybe it's just me but I always though an improvement ,or a revival, meant that results got better?

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OwainGlyndwr

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OwainGlyndwr says:

... maybe, but it doesn't mean picking gravel out of your arse - like Rossi.

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