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And the 2014 Season begins...

COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
Moto3 Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2014
Doha, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 233.7 2'07.176
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 234.5 2'07.222 0.046 / 0.046
3 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 232.0 2'07.611 0.435 / 0.389
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 237.9 2'07.775 0.599 / 0.164
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 233.7 2'07.875 0.699 / 0.100
6 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 233.6 2'07.905 0.729 / 0.030
7 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 233.5 2'07.931 0.755 / 0.026
8 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 232.9 2'08.032 0.856 / 0.101
9 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 234.4 2'08.196 1.020 / 0.164
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 229.1 2'08.306 1.130 / 0.110
11 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 230.4 2'08.640 1.464 / 0.334
12 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 234.4 2'08.652 1.476 / 0.012
13 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 232.9 2'08.703 1.527 / 0.051
14 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 229.7 2'09.089 1.913 / 0.386
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 228.5 2'09.137 1.961 / 0.048
16 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.6 2'09.187 2.011 / 0.050
17 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 231.2 2'09.218 2.042 / 0.031
18 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 227.0 2'09.377 2.201 / 0.159
19 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.1 2'09.420 2.244 / 0.043
20 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 233.9 2'09.437 2.261 / 0.017
21 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 230.8 2'09.579 2.403 / 0.142
22 43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 225.4 2'09.794 2.618 / 0.215
23 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 232.2 2'09.817 2.641 / 0.023
24 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3 KTM 232.8 2'09.872 2.696 / 0.055
25 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 230.3 2'10.005 2.829 / 0.133
26 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 227.5 2'10.168 2.992 / 0.163
27 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 228.8 2'10.223 3.047 / 0.055
28 55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 225.0 2'10.629 3.453 / 0.406
29 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 225.2 2'10.685 3.509 / 0.056
30 38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 231.1 2'11.055 3.879 / 0.370
31 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 224.7 2'11.434 4.258 / 0.379
32 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 226.2 2'11.957 4.781 / 0.523
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 223.0 2'14.815 7.639 / 2.858

Weather Conditions: | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 23º| Humidity: 75%| Ground: 26º
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
Moto2 Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2014
Doha, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 279.3 2'01.146
2 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 278.7 2'01.262 0.116 / 0.116
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 278.0 2'01.291 0.145 / 0.029
4 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 280.0 2'01.295 0.149 / 0.004
5 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 275.2 2'01.487 0.341 / 0.192
6 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 283.4 2'01.635 0.489 / 0.148
7 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 277.2 2'01.676 0.530 / 0.041
8 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 279.0 2'01.732 0.586 / 0.056
9 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 277.8 2'01.852 0.706 / 0.120
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 278.2 2'01.943 0.797 / 0.091
11 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 279.5 2'02.087 0.941 / 0.144
12 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing Caterham Suter 280.5 2'02.211 1.065 / 0.124
13 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 277.4 2'02.245 1.099 / 0.034
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 279.8 2'02.314 1.168 / 0.069
15 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 283.5 2'02.645 1.499 / 0.331
16 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 280.0 2'02.671 1.525 / 0.026
17 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 278.6 2'02.693 1.547 / 0.022
18 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 277.0 2'02.708 1.562 / 0.015
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 275.3 2'02.785 1.639 / 0.077
20 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 277.4 2'02.851 1.705 / 0.066
21 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 277.2 2'02.873 1.727 / 0.022
22 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 272.5 2'02.998 1.852 / 0.125
23 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 281.4 2'03.003 1.857 / 0.005
24 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 277.6 2'03.125 1.979 / 0.122
25 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 275.2 2'03.387 2.241 / 0.262
26 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 276.7 2'03.471 2.325 / 0.084
27 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 278.2 2'03.564 2.418 / 0.093
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 273.4 2'03.616 2.470 / 0.052
29 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 280.0 2'04.024 2.878 / 0.408
30 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 280.0 2'04.246 3.100 / 0.222
31 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing Caterham Suter 278.3 2'04.527 3.381 / 0.281
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 278.2 2'05.122 3.976 / 0.595
33 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 270.5 2'05.426 4.280 / 0.304
34 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 277.2 2'06.751 5.605 / 1.325
35 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 276.4 2'06.856 5.710 / 0.105

Weather Conditions: | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 23º| Humidity: 73%| Ground: 23º
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2014
Doha, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 336.1 1'55.201
2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 342.9 1'55.667 0.466 / 0.466
3 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 337.3 1'55.816 0.615 / 0.149
4 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 345.7 1'55.996 0.795 / 0.180
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 346.0 1'56.020 0.819 / 0.024
6 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 344.0 1'56.332 1.131 / 0.312
7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 340.4 1'56.542 1.341 / 0.210
8 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 332.1 1'56.626 1.425 / 0.084
9 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 340.0 1'56.668 1.467 / 0.042
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 328.6 1'56.670 1.469 / 0.002
11 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 344.4 1'56.682 1.481 / 0.012
12 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 342.4 1'56.726 1.525 / 0.044
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 339.7 1'57.046 1.845 / 0.320
14 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 340.4 1'57.100 1.899 / 0.054
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 340.8 1'57.623 2.422 / 0.523
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 330.0 1'57.779 2.578 / 0.156
17 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 329.9 1'58.182 2.981 / 0.403
18 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 324.6 1'58.394 3.193 / 0.212
19 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 324.4 1'58.495 3.294 / 0.101
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 324.6 1'58.732 3.531 / 0.237
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA IodaRacing Project ART 327.3 1'59.321 4.120 / 0.589
22 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 321.4 1'59.328 4.127 / 0.007
70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM

Weather Conditions: | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 23º| Humidity: 74%| Ground: 23º
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
Moto3 Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2014
Doha, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 232.5 2'06.168
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 233.3 2'06.190 0.022 / 0.022
3 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 234.5 2'06.427 0.259 / 0.237
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 232.8 2'06.551 0.383 / 0.124
5 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 234.4 2'06.628 0.460 / 0.077
6 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 233.4 2'06.647 0.479 / 0.019
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 233.8 2'06.823 0.655 / 0.176
8 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 233.5 2'06.941 0.773 / 0.118
9 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 235.9 2'07.086 0.918 / 0.145
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 235.2 2'07.219 1.051 / 0.133
11 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 234.2 2'07.315 1.147 / 0.096
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 227.5 2'07.399 1.231 / 0.084
13 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 234.4 2'07.403 1.235 / 0.004
14 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 235.1 2'07.426 1.258 / 0.023
15 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 229.6 2'07.440 1.272 / 0.014
16 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 230.0 2'07.556 1.388 / 0.116
17 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 229.3 2'07.617 1.449 / 0.061
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 231.3 2'07.749 1.581 / 0.132
19 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 232.4 2'07.861 1.693 / 0.112
20 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 235.7 2'07.962 1.794 / 0.101
21 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 230.4 2'07.965 1.797 / 0.003
22 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3 KTM 232.4 2'08.246 2.078 / 0.281
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 230.0 2'08.248 2.080 / 0.002
24 55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 231.8 2'08.431 2.263 / 0.183
25 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.3 2'08.897 2.729 / 0.466
26 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 230.0 2'09.027 2.859 / 0.130
27 43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 227.8 2'09.039 2.871 / 0.012
28 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.1 2'09.440 3.272 / 0.401
29 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 234.0 2'09.453 3.285 / 0.013
30 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 226.0 2'09.472 3.304 / 0.019
31 38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 236.1 2'09.481 3.313 / 0.009
32 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 225.1 2'09.727 3.559 / 0.246
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 227.2 2'12.747 6.579 / 3.020

Weather Conditions: | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 22º| Humidity: 75%| Ground: 22º
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
Moto2 Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2014
Doha, Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 279.2 2'00.522
2 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 280.0 2'00.574 0.052 / 0.052
3 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 278.9 2'00.669 0.147 / 0.095
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 281.6 2'00.771 0.249 / 0.102
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 277.6 2'00.853 0.331 / 0.082
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 279.5 2'00.910 0.388 / 0.057
7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 278.3 2'00.932 0.410 / 0.022
8 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing Caterham Suter 278.0 2'00.949 0.427 / 0.017
9 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 277.9 2'00.967 0.445 / 0.018
10 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 282.2 2'01.039 0.517 / 0.072
11 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 276.5 2'01.101 0.579 / 0.062
12 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 274.0 2'01.219 0.697 / 0.118
13 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 277.6 2'01.224 0.702 / 0.005
14 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 282.3 2'01.394 0.872 / 0.170
15 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 276.4 2'01.410 0.888 / 0.016
16 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 280.5 2'01.581 1.059 / 0.171
17 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 282.3 2'01.615 1.093 / 0.034
18 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 276.7 2'01.630 1.108 / 0.015
19 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 275.2 2'01.717 1.195 / 0.087
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 277.3 2'01.745 1.223 / 0.028
21 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 272.1 2'01.896 1.374 / 0.151
22 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 278.4 2'02.108 1.586 / 0.212
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 273.4 2'02.109 1.587 / 0.001
24 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 275.8 2'02.161 1.639 / 0.052
25 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 274.1 2'02.275 1.753 / 0.114
26 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 278.0 2'02.296 1.774 / 0.021
27 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 280.3 2'02.406 1.884 / 0.110
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 275.7 2'02.647 2.125 / 0.241
29 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing Caterham Suter 278.9 2'02.785 2.263 / 0.138
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 279.3 2'02.860 2.338 / 0.075
31 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 278.0 2'04.029 3.507 / 1.169
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 278.9 2'04.191 3.669 / 0.162
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 275.7 2'04.603 4.081 / 0.412
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 274.8 2'04.643 4.121 / 0.040
35 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 269.9 2'05.388 4.866 / 0.745

Weather Conditions: | Track Condition: Dry| Air: 22º| Humidity: 68%| Ground: 21º
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

I'm excited to watch Herrin in Moto2. Hopefully he makes some serious headway from 29th.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

I'm excited to watch Herrin in Moto2. Hopefully he makes some serious headway from 29th.
He has his work cut out for him... he has to learn almost all of the tracks...
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

What the hell is going on with the MotoGP ranks?
 

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Herrin's got this, As soon as he gets more time on these tracks, he'll drop a lot of time. USA USA USA!
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

Espargaro whooped ass today :eek:

Rossi & Lorenzo both said they were struggling with grip issues all day.
 

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Its a long season and its only FP so far... I think we all know MM93 will be moving up from 11th or whatever...:laugh
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

Marc Marquez looked great last season (16 out of 18 podiums damn) I wonder if he will keep the same level of competition :popcorn:. I really want Rossi to try and take one more championship but damn Lorenzo, Marquez, and Pedrosa are good.
 

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What the hell is going on with the MotoGP ranks?
Everyone but the Factory guys (read: Factory teams, not Factory options) tested in Qatar 2 weeks ago. They already have their settings mostly dialed in and know the tires on the track. Everyone else is having to start from square one. Also, JLo is about ready to open-hand slap (you know...like chicks do) Hiroshi Yamada over the tire trouble he's having.

Hey, Whoreghey...pump the brakes. It's day-fcuking-one of practice. Don't write the whole season off. :nono
 

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What the hell is going on with the MotoGP ranks?
the factory teams didn't test qatar a few weeks back, i'm guessing that is the BIG issue.

But the open bikes have the option of an extra soft tire & 4 liters more gas.
Jorge has asked to test the open bike and has been rejected.

Keep in mind Espargaro did a 1:55:201 his best lap
marc's fastest lap last year was 1:55:044

something to think about.
Everyone but the Factory guys (read: Factory teams, not Factory options) tested in Qatar 2 weeks ago. They already have their settings mostly dialed in and know the tires on the track. Everyone else is having to start from square one. Also, JLo is about ready to open-hand slap (you know...like chicks do) Hiroshi Yamada over the tire trouble he's having.

Hey, Whoreghey...pump the brakes. It's day-fcuking-one of practice. Don't write the whole season off. :nono
^This

The man is a perfectionist, personally think he has amazing insight and skill.
Yamha isn't playing ball with him. They should have let him try the open bike. He wants to win, bad. I'd be just as pissed off.... He'll go to HRC next year I'm sure of it. Yamaha has boned up.

Its a long season and its only FP so far... I think we all know MM93 will be moving up from 11th or whatever...:laugh
marc's leg was bugging him, he didn't seem himself in the pits... It's the champions curse.

rossi 09 champion, injured loses title defense
lorenzo 2010 champion, injured loses title defense
Stoner 2011 champion, injured loses title defense
lorenzo 2012 champion, injured loses title defense
Marc 2013 champion, injured.......:poke

Marc has said "I wont be fully healed till texas."
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

the factory teams didn't test qatar a few weeks back, i'm guessing that is the BIG issue.

But the open bikes have the option of an extra soft tire & 4 liters more gas.
Jorge has asked to test the open bike and has been rejected.

Keep in mind Espargaro did a 1:55:201 his best lap
marc's fastest lap last year was 1:55:044

something to think about.

^This

The man is a perfectionist, personally think he has amazing insight and skill.
Yamha isn't playing ball with him. They should have let him try the open bike. He wants to win, bad. I'd be just as pissed off.... He'll go to HRC next year I'm sure of it. Yamaha has boned up.



marc's leg was bugging him, he didn't seem himself in the pits... It's the champions curse.

rossi 09 champion, injured loses title defense
lorenzo 2010 champion, injured loses title defense
Stoner 2011 champion, injured loses title defense
lorenzo 2012 champion, injured loses title defense
Marc 2013 champion, injured.......:poke

Marc has said "I wont be fully healed till texas."
Testing the Open bike is irrelevant at this point. He can't race it this season anyway, and it would count as a test, which the Factory Option riders are limited on. Yamaha have made the logical decision. Bridgestone need to reintroduce the compound from last year, saving this one for the PI race, where it is actually needed.

If he goes to Honda, I'll be shocked. He'll have a helluva time adapting to the way that bike needs to be ridden. He may be a perfectionist, but he's also limited himself. He's spent so long perfecting his style, that he struggles hard when everything isn't exactly the way he needs it to be.
 

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Testing the Open bike is irrelevant at this point. He can't race it this season anyway, and it would count as a test, which the Factory Option riders are limited on. Yamaha have made the logical decision. Bridgestone need to reintroduce the compound from last year, saving this one for the PI race, where it is actually needed.

If he goes to Honda, I'll be shocked. He'll have a helluva time adapting to the way that bike needs to be ridden. He may be a perfectionist, but he's also limited himself. He's spent so long perfecting his style, that he struggles hard when everything isn't exactly the way he needs it to be.
lorenzo is like a skilled surgeon. riding the honda is like riding a bull. colin edwards would do well on it, but i doubt jLo could succeed. but then again, being as good as he is, he'd prolly figure out a way to do something on it. i hate that i have to acknowledge his talent, since he's such a HUGE whiny dbag.
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

Espargaro on top of FP2... full results to follow shortly...
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

lorenzo is like a skilled surgeon. riding the honda is like riding a bull. colin edwards would do well on it, but i doubt jLo could succeed. but then again, being as good as he is, he'd prolly figure out a way to do something on it. i hate that i have to acknowledge his talent, since he's such a HUGE whiny dbag.
I definitely agree. I still think he'd have a hard time adapting. I mean...Rossi finished FP2 almost a second ahead of JLo on the same bike. The tires (and fueling) are definitely giving the Yamaha fits, but Lorentho's geriatric teammate :)hehe) seems to be adapting quite a bit better than he is. I think he'd lose his goddamn mind if he had to point and shoot. :lmao
 

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Re: MotoGP 2014: Round 1 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

Meanwhile, Marquez seems to be getting back to work. :popcorn:
 
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