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#26 Redliner

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

What an AWESOME RACE!! Holy cow! :bowdown:

I'm so disappointed with Spies right now tho :hs:

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:13 AM

Ben is the first gp rider to get beat by a CRT team :rofl: I'm telling you man he's practically giving up his seat with the results he's getting. Not "liking" a track at this level is not an excuse.

Rossi on the podium. Finally. Now just needs some upgrades to get on the sharp end of the stick again.

Tech3 boys need to calm the fuck down. That was a comedy of errors.

Moto2 and moto3 were incredibly entertaining this weekend.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:33 AM

Bet I'm more disappointed at Felipe than you are at spies :hs:

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:50 AM

Bet I'm more disappointed at Felipe than you are at spies :hs:

Felipe is supposed to be a mid fielder. Ben and Marco were supposed to be the next big thing and the 1000cc bikes were meant for them. Seems we're all being let down. :hs:

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:59 AM

Felipe is supposed to be a mid fielder. Ben and Marco were supposed to be the next big thing and the 1000cc bikes were meant for them. Seems we're all being let down. :hs:


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

Spies didn't suffer a skull fracture, Ferlipee get's a little bit of pass on his shit performance.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

it's been 3 years... how long is that a viable reason?
2008 was the only year Massa really shined... but once 2009 hit, everyone pretty much upped their game and Massa had his accident... he's a good #2 but even now he's not that, he's no front runner either...

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

It's a viable reason b/c it has definitely changed how he drove. He wasn't losing to MS, and MS was at the top of his form before his first retirement. But you can't change what has happened...he's not a championship driver anymore.

Ben Spies lives in Dallas, TX. So a huge part of me wants Spies to do well. I'm not sure what the hell happened to him. He was so good when he was on the Tec3, constantly challenging the front runners and even putting it in 3rd at Indy. I wonder how much of that bike is not set up properly...or that it's setup for Jorge?

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

That's what I mean, after his accident and after the past 3 seasons and drivers coming up, there is no reason he should be expected to be a front runner... he's supposed to be a points person, but as of now, 5 races in, he has 2 points... blaming an accident that happened 4 seasons ago for his performance of barely getting any points is a stretch...

Ben went from 3x AMA superbike champ, to winning the WSBK champ his rookie year, to doing decent on the Tech3 bike, to doing decent in testing, to being a nobody 4 races in? either somethings off in his head, or i dunno what... it's not like it's a ducati where only 1 person can ride the thing (casey), he's on a yamaha, the 2008-2010 wining bike, 2011 runner up bike, and 2012 points leader / top satellite bike... the thing can get around a track...

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:32 PM

There are certain accidents you just don't recover from, that's not a stretch, that's just reality. And yes, I still blame the accident for his shit pace today.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:34 PM

That being said, I didn't expect him to win races or compete for the chip.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

I cried the day Felipe had his accident :wtc:

He didn't lose much, but F1's so competitive that being 99% won't cut it.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

GODDAMNIT SPIES >(

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:55 AM

GODDAMNIT SPIES >(


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He had the lead for a second though :mamoru:

Impressive ride by Spies after he went down, coming back from last to 10th...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:18 AM

Well I guess a broken prototype is still a bit faster than a CRT bike.. Kudos, Ben.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:08 AM

:bowdown: I won't be missing any more MotoGP races now... I switched from Time Warner to FiOS and their DVR will record all MotoGP races :wiggle:

Ohhhh yeah plus now I have 35/35 for internet...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:32 AM

What an AWESOME RACE!! Holy cow! :bowdown:

I'm so disappointed with Spies right now tho :hs:


so funny that you could use this post again :hs:

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:42 AM

so funny that you could use this post again :hs:


There's promise in that last race though...he had grip, speed, and fight. And going from last to points is big promise, especially after dropping it. I have to believe that he has it in him...he'll show them what's up.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

Great MotoGP and Moto2 races today! Don't know if everyone has watched it yet so no spoilers from me...

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

and oddly enough, the Moto3 race was rather boring... how'd that happen?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

Great race. That finish was awesome...I love how Stoner never quits being Stoner. Blah blahh blah about marshells not helping him up quick enough b/c it's a conspiracy...

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

^^^
don't forget it's all Dorna's fault about the engine limits and cost savings...
wait, those 2 things were Honda's idea... :o

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Spies leaving Yamaha at the end of the year, no surprise there..

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

Spies leaving Yamaha at the end of the year, no surprise there..


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:47 AM

:madfawk: my DVR recorded the race but the fucking thing won't play :madfawk:




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