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Matthew Birt  says:

Marc Marquez remains upbeat after disaster Down Under

Spaniard Marc Marquez refused to be too downbeat after he saw his commanding MotoGP world championship lead slashed in half after a disastrous Phillip Island race.Marquez knew going into the Australian clash that if he scored eight points more than Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo, he would clinch a historic first premier class crown.A dramatic weekend though dominated by major Bridgestone...

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


  Ever been or ever raced there??

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Oct 10

Posts: 484

racingfan99 says:

As far as the subject goes about racing to the maximum or beyond. My take on it is it has always varied from rider to rider dependent on their success and standing.
For a 9 time world champion who has won everything and proved time and again his greatness over prolonged seasons, there must be slightly less motivation to risk going beyond the 100%. In the same way those with much to prove who have not achieved even a race win then clearly they are naturally prepared to risk far more in order to achieve higher than they so far have. Look at Casey in 07 – he had been let go by the satellite Honda team and went to Ducati a very angry young man with absolutely everything to gain and nothing to lose. If he came back next year to Repsol as an already double world champion and proven race winner would he ride with exactly the same attitude and venom as he had as a 20 year old? Of course not. Would he be still superfast and maybe still at 100%? Yes I reckon he would and that’s the same as Rossi this year. He keeps getting faster but not as fast as the top 3 usually. The Honda riders are proving points desperate to be Motogp world champions for their first time and JL playing the best game he can. Consistency and again already a successful Motogp champ. If VR was slowing down or others down the field could do better then Yamaha would be crazy to keep him – but he’s faster than any of those behind and he’s still speeding up.

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Oct 09

Posts: 152

dred0 says:

Well said racingfan..

 Rossi is achieving better results in the twilight of his career than most guys in the prime of theirs. What happened on the Duke and the nine world championships he has won is all in the past- good and bad.. What is plain to see every race is the Rossi is faster than all but three guys on the track.. Not bad for a has been!!

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Jul 05

Posts: 231

pogo_it says:

Rossis taking out of bautista at mugello was amazing you are correct nostro, just how he managed to stay ahead of bautista from the start whilst carrying an electromagnet powerful enough to drag bautistas motorcycle across the track, off its wheels and into his own upright bike is a miraculous feat.

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Jul 11

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CHRainmaker says:

31,000 is a higher percentage per capita..

 ..than the 70,000 that were at Silverstone. Lord only knows how that figure will drop when the Welsh get hold of it...

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Nov 10

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Fair play to Marquez  he could have just played the numbers game and just cruised around for the last few rounds. I seem to remember one World Champion waving to his team mate not to overtake him not so long ago

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Aug 11

Posts: 594

ChupaChump says:

On the subject of waving...

What was Jorge waving for on Sunday?  

Was it because he felt spots of rain or was it because MM was still on track?  

More Prima Donna behaviour?





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Oct 09

Posts: 152

dred0 says:

he was waving

 to say thanks for  the black flag.. I love it when a plan comes together!!

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Jun 11

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PaceyCasey says:


Well said bud.


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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Rossi was robbed..

Why did it take race direction 4 laps to show MM the black flag, when the ticker tape at the bottom of the screen told the world he was excluded as he left the pits?

This delay seems to have been the reason Pedrosa did not have to serve his drop in position penalty where he should, considering Marquez was out.

Had Butler and his goons put the flag out straight away, Pedrosa would have been forced to drop behind the 3 way battle of VR, AB & CC..because I doubt he'd have been able to squeeze in behind whoever was leading that trio at the time because it was so close?

Lorenzo rams Marc - nothing said.

Pedrosa cheats and gets let off..again!

Marquez gets penalty points left, right and centre then a black flag.

The whole thing stinks.

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