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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

It's been too long on off-season.

Here's hoping Vale has got his Ducati working a bit better than last year.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

I have high hopes for Mr Rossi this season.
God Rides a Harley but the Devil rides a Ducati!

#3 Futtocks

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Also looking forward to seeing how the new Moto3 class pans out. With experience, Maverick Vinales will be even better than he was in his fantastic debut season.

Downside: Bradley Smith starts yet another season with an uncompetitive bike.

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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

I have high hopes for Mr Rossi this season.


Oh well - maybe next round. :( Good performance by Crutchlow though, and I think Stefan Bradl will improve as the season goes on.

Stoner already whingeing after just one race - is this a record? :P

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Stoner already whingeing after just one race - is this a record? :P


Well he is Australian after all :biggrin:
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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Teriffic action over the weekend, helped by the unpredictable weather. A 4th place for Cal Crutchlow, but what sticks in the memory is Jakub Kornfeil in the Moto3 race "I got it, I got it, I got it, I... oops!"

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#7 Red Willow

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Was hoping for a Spanish 1 2 and 3 for Cal but Stoner managed to take the podium.

Did you see the mouse/rat traps in Cal's motorhome, looked like something from the mousetrap game

#8 Futtocks

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

Second place for Rossi! :) Admittedly in unusually wet conditions, but that Ducati seemed to handle it well.

An absolute crashfest in the Moto2 and Moto3. Hopefully no-one too badly hurt.

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#9 Futtocks

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

Let's hear it for Britain's MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow.

He crashed on Saturday, badly spraining (at the very least) his ankle. The doctors told him not to race, so he checked out of hospital, returned to Silverstone and told the race officials some porkies about his state of health.

He started from the back of the grid and finished 6th. Top man!

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#10 Red Willow

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

Cal has a dislocated ankle also broken some bones, he is a mad man. I wonder if the boot holds everything in place?

Saw him get off the bike after the race, unable to walk on it.

Expect him to race as Assen as well.

#11 Futtocks

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

Casey Stoner, you eejit! :D Edit: I originally typed 'p i l l o c k', but the board changed it to 'annoying person'. :P

Edited by Futtocks, 09 July 2012 - 10:23 AM.

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#12 Red Willow

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Love it, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy :lol:

Nice to see Danni win.

Wonder where Cal will go, loads of rumours

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

Love it, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy :lol:

Nice to see Danni win.

Wonder where Cal will go, loads of rumours


Ducati I reckon
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#14 Futtocks

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

Ducati I reckon


That's what worries me; apart from Stoner, that bike's been a career albatross for everyone else who's ridden it. I know Cal wants a factory ride, but is the Duke really the answer?

In other news, Honda are considering promoting Marc Marquez from Moto2, to the vacant seat left by Stoner. He's really pretty quick, but not a popular figure amongst his peers.

Edited by Futtocks, 10 July 2012 - 09:06 AM.

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#15 Shadow

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

That's what worries me; apart from Stoner, that bike's been a career albatross for everyone else who's ridden it. I know Cal wants a factory ride, but is the Duke really the answer?

It's not going to do his career any harm though, even if he's not competitive it's a high profile ride
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#16 Red Willow

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Would love to see Cal and Brad riding together next season.

Edited by Red Willow, 10 July 2012 - 12:02 PM.


#17 Futtocks

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Would love to see Cal and Brad riding together next season.


I'd just like to see Bradley on a competitive bike next year, even if he stays in Moto2. He's improving his performances, but started this season with so much development work to do, he was always handicapped.

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#18 Futtocks

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

For those Motorcycle racing fans among us, I forgot to mention there was this very good documentary on ITV4 the other day.

Superbikes: When Brits ruled the World. Great stuff, with contributions from Carl Fogarty - a man who could make Mark Cavendish look like a diplomat.

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#19 Futtocks

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

Valentino Rossi returns to Yamaha on a 2 year deal. Pretty much guarantees that Cal will be wrestling with the Ducati next season.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

I don't really follow it, but in line with all the national euphoria manufactured / manipulated / generated over the past fortnight:

Go BSA!
;) :D

Edited by Wolford6, 13 August 2012 - 02:25 PM.

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