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    MotoGP: Mugello Spoiler

    Lorenzo leads first practice. Melandri in top 10. Edwards is top privateer. Let's see what the standings are when the times start to drop.

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    Wonder if Rossi is going to rock a special lid for this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miticale View Post
    Wonder if Rossi is going to rock a special lid for this year
    I hope so, I was there for his "heart" lid, it was awesome to see him throw it into the crowd and have the guy who caught it sprint past me with a lynch mob in chase. Love Mugello, the locals are bloody fanatics.
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    I hope that Vale would take the checkered flag. He needs to show dominance right away for this year or else Lorenzo and Stoner will each take a piece out of his ass.
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    Looks like Nicky is working his way backwards. I hope he can learn to tame that Ducati soon.
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    Final Qualifying

    Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
    1 Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Yamaha 1:48.987
    2 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Ducati 1:49.008
    3 Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki Suzuki 1:49.121
    4 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Yamaha 1:49.148
    5 Randy De Puniet LCR Honda Honda 1:49.499
    6 Colin Edwards II Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 1:49.547
    7 Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Honda 1:49.648
    8 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Honda 1:50.073
    9 Tony Elias San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1:50.078
    10 Yuki Takahashi Scot Racing Honda 1:50.305
    11 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki Suzuki 1:50.405
    12 Alex De Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1:50.448
    13 Niccolo Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 1:50.528
    14 James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 1:50.537
    15 Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Kawasaki 1:50.710
    16 Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Ducati 1:50.924
    17 Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 1:51.008

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    Looks like Nicky is working his way backwards. I hope he can learn to tame that Ducati soon
    Things look very bleak for Nicky this weekend... Should be a good race up front though.

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    Wait... is that a Suzuki on the front row? Capriossi coming to form. Canepa showing a little better form on the Ducati, unfortunately Hayden and Kalio at the bottom. Melandri way down the order. Could be a good fight mid-pack. Lorenzo snags pole and Rossi in fourth. Could be an interesting fight for the hole shot. Whatever happens afterwards...

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    Facts is facts people. That Ducati can not be wheeled with ease. Casey does outstanding work with it. Seems as though no one else though. I'm not making excuses for Nicholas here, he has not impressed as of late, but no one impresses on that damned thing!

    Hate to see Marco so low after last round. Hope he can fight up to top 10.

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    Not over for Marco yet. Just a tough fight, and going to get tougher. I think all development has officially been stopped on the ZXRR, so any placement will be a huge moral victory. Hopefully he, Ni ck and Kalio can figure something out and work their way up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendels_arm View Post
    I personally think that the poster who made that thread about Nicky not finishing in the top 10 ever again will be right this year at least. Can't fault Nicky as no other Ducati rider is doing any good either.

    I just don't get how others riders can't be even close to Casey. I mean we're not talking 1/2 second here. We're talking about 1.5-2 seconds every lap other riders are slower. At least on the Yamaha you have the top 3 Yamaha guys within a second at least of each other. Why can't other riders and Ducati look at Casey's data to see where they aren't doing something right and Casey is?
    There's an interview with Kallio in Australian MCN where he says that he's faster than Casey through the corner but Casey is on the gas 10m before him. He says he needs to lose some 250 riding habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendels_arm View Post
    I just don't get how others riders can't be even close to Casey.
    That's because Casey is the greatest rider of all time ever with a personality the size of the Australian culture budget. He's lovely with his cute smile, not a bit like a horse's, and the best bit is he never ever whinges. The only thing I hate about Casey is that he's married, but in my fantasies, his wife is a lady boy.
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    Great Great Race Im starting to like the whole wet dry deal really shakes up the races. Here are the final standings:

    Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
    1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 45'41.894
    2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 45'42.895 1.001
    3 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 45'43.970 2.076
    4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 45'44.023 2.129
    5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 45'45.168 3.274
    6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 46'06.345 24.451
    7 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 46'07.515 25.621
    8 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 46'07.940 26.046
    9 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 46'13.709 31.815
    10 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 46'16.708 34.814
    11 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 46'16.984 35.090
    12 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 46'21.016 39.122
    13 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 46'34.356 52.462
    14 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 46'34.372 52.478
    15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 46'03.967 1
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    3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 25'15.529 11 laps
    72 Yuki TAKAHASHI HONDA 21'18.170 13 laps

    Rossi looked to have pitted to late and Dovi looked as if he was going to take it midway as he changed tires at exactly the right time. In the end Rossi and Lorenzo caught serious speed and quickly reeled in Capirossi 2nd and Dovi 3rd while Stoner just tucked and flew and he apparently he had a serious clutch problem as well. Edwards took Toseland on the final lap. Hayden finished back in 12th but had an O.K. race for his typical this year. Pedrosa crahsed out and was carried away. Lorenzo crashed on the Warmup lap but managed to get the bike back and rode great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dr.Jon View Post
    That's because Casey is the greatest rider of all time ever with a personality the size of the Australian culture budget. He's lovely with his cute smile, not a bit like a horse's, and the best bit is he never ever whinges. The only thing I hate about Casey is that he's married, but in my fantasies, his wife is a lady boy.
    Disappointing DR J.........and just when you'd started acting like a grown up...

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    GP`s getting interesting once again.

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