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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodnutt View Post
    Despite what you might think ape666, Aleix doesn't agree.

    http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/883...argaro-aprilia
    So he should be fighting for the chmpnsp next year.

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    You could give EsA any bike on the grid and, barring exceptional circumstances, he would not contend for race wins, much less a championship.

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    Same was said of a Ducati rider as recently as last year.
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    Amazing how many underpowered racing motorcycles have "great chassis".
    Stick in a new engine with a load more horsepower and it's a different story .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo J View Post
    I listened to Albesiano's comments during the FP2 live feed. To be fair to him, he also said his riders' motorcycles are not that much different in terms of specification, this is why there were no new "updates" coming for Sam
    "Not that much different"

    So he said it , then that must be true and what does "not that much different" mean in engineering terms ?
    Maybe he should go back to being in The Muppet Show ?

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    qualifying was fun to watch today, several riders throwing down solid laps at the last second

    Qualifying 2:
    1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.212s [Lap 7/7] 323km/h (Max)
    2. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 59.229s +0.017s [7/7] 320km/h
    3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 1m 59.236s +0.024s [6/6] 324km/h
    4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.498s +0.286s [6/7] 318km/h
    5. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.538s +0.326s [7/7] 322km/h
    6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 1m 59.622s +0.410s [7/7] 322km/h
    7. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.694s +0.482s [7/7] 321km/h
    8. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 59.992s +0.780s [6/7] 317km/h
    9. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 0.119s +0.907s [7/7] 316km/h
    10. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.181s +0.969s [3/5] 319km/h
    11. Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 0.326s +1.114s [5/7] 320km/h
    12. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.770s +1.558s [2/3] 319km/h

    Qualifying 1:
    13. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17) 2m 00.351s 325km/h
    14. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (GP16) 2m 00.451s 321km/h
    15. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 2m 00.469s 325km/h
    16. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 00.718s 313km/h
    17. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) 2m 01.050s 318km/h
    18. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 2m 01.207s 313km/h
    19. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 01.228s 318km/h
    20. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (GP16) 2m 01.413s 317km/h
    21. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP15) 2m 01.570s 319km/h
    22. Michael Van Der Mark NED Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 02.376s 315km/h

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    prediction: Marquez goes into T1 very aggressive and bumps at least Lorenzo, maybe Vinales

    Rossi, Dovi, Zarco & MM battle for lead with Zarco fading in the last 10 laps. Finish Dovi, Rossi, Marquez

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigo298er View Post
    prediction: Marquez goes into T1 very aggressive and bumps at least Lorenzo, maybe Vinales

    Rossi, Dovi, Zarco & MM battle for lead with Zarco fading in the last 10 laps. Finish Dovi, Rossi, Marquez
    Yeah if it's a dry race

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    Interesting that the fastest bikes are Petrucci & Bautista @ 325 kph and the slowest is Lowes @ 313 kph, 12 kph is a lot to give away on a track with 2 long straights and hard to make up round the corners........and, correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think Sam has fallen off since before the Japanese GP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerful Pierre View Post
    Interesting that the fastest bikes are Petrucci & Bautista @ 325 kph and the slowest is Lowes @ 313 kph, 12 kph is a lot to give away on a track with 2 long straights and hard to make up round the corners........and, correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think Sam has fallen off since before the Japanese GP?
    Bautista qualified 15th and had a top speed 2 kph faster than Pedrosa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ape66 View Post
    So he should be fighting for the chmpnsp next year.
    You contended that the RS-GP is a pile of junk.
    I was pointing out that Espargaro has stated otherwise.
    That has nothing to do with his ability to win races or championships.

    Why the Aprilia hate on an Aprilia forum ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodnutt View Post
    You contended that the RS-GP is a pile of junk.
    I was pointing out that Espargaro has stated otherwise.
    That has nothing to do with his ability to win races or championships.

    Why the Aprilia hate on an Aprilia forum ?
    You know. Hate is a powerful word. And its funny how if someone doesn't like, or they there opinion is different to yours they are put into the hate catorgory.

    Just because i said the aprilia is a pile of junk, doesn't mean that i hate aprilia does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ape66 View Post
    You know. Hate is a powerful word. And its funny how if someone doesn't like, or they there opinion is different to yours they are put into the hate catorgory.

    Just because i said the aprilia is a pile of junk, doesn't mean that i hate aprilia does it.
    Well it ain't love.
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    good race by Dovi. Yamaha needs to get their shit together for next year...

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    And a great race from Lorenzo and Zarco also, Ducati, one- two....KTM, one- two.
    It used to be "Rock around the clock" now its "limp around the block".................................In the shed...... Multistrada 1200, Termi full system with matching ECU, and ohlins SCU. KTM 640 supermotard, with full titanium system and a shit load of spares. (track bike) and a Bran spanking new 1290 GT. Torque monster.

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