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post #21 of 376 Old 04-30-2012, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Missed the Moto3, was that the young Italian Michael?.
Yes it was, but I forget his name.

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Watching Moto3 now.
Chaotic race, its a wonder it continued with the crashes.



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Great Moto2 race-

Marc 'never give up Marquez
Pol 'Amazing I finished' Espargaro
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I was going to take the scoot exploring the coast of the next couple of provinces for a few days, but with a cyclone hanging around brining frequent storms for the last couple of days it hasn't been worth going..... so I caught all three races.

Yes, a good bit of a tussle going on at the front of Moto2, bit they didn't show a lot of the rest. The first Moto2 race I saw some time last year had action right through the field.

Moto3 was a good watch. It took a while for the front runners to break away, and quite a few could have been among them. There was a fair bit of action everywhere, and a few crashes, but nothing like last week. It was interesting to see riders taking a number of different lines through the corners. A great battle between the first two over the last few laps; they seemed to be playing games with each other at times. The 16 year old Italian (Ferenti, is it?) didn't get off to well, but after a bit looked like he might catch up. In the end he crashed out..... Hero to zero, but likely to be hero again before too long.

The MotoGP was a bit of procession by comparison, with Stacy Moaner winning and Lorenzo second. Good to see Rossi seeming to have found a little of his old fire, finishing 7th.

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Yeah the MotoGP race was just a support event this round.

Bit of anger at the end of Moto3,
both riders had to dodge backmarkers but a good race.



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Back to the farm-bike for Stacy?

Cassey Stoner has just announced his retirement from motorcycle racing.

BBC - Matt Roberts: Enigmatic Stoner quits at the top of his game

BBC Sport - MotoGP champion Casey Stoner to retire at end of season

The article says he is "at the peak of his powers".... I'm more inclined to think he's past his best with the "arm pump" thing and other fragilities. None-the-less, he is quitting while he is still among the best.

I wonder if Rossi can get up there again? Ducati haven't provided him with the bike to do so, thus far. If they do, does he still have what it takes to go out in a blaze of glory? Sadly, I feel he is now a bit past it now and will simply fade away. Maybe he needs a farm to retire to.

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I was hoping Casey would go on to win a least 3 more world championships.
It will be interesting to see what he does next ! He will still have a need for speed ! Maybe V8 Super Cars ?

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Interview with Rossi

Here is an interview with Valentino Rossi. No airs and graces, he comes across as just a regular sort of a bloke, with a bit of character.

motogp.com Monster Energy Presents: Ask Valentino

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Stacey quitting, he's been testing with Vodaphone team V8 Supercars over the past 12 months and that looks like where he's headed.

Lorenzo can add million$ to whoever he rides for next year but still game on between those two for the rest of the season... looking forward to it.

Hope Marq Marqez gets Stacy's Repsol seat. but is there some rule against that scenario? (ie moving a class within a year)




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Sad to see Casey go. Amazing rider.

What a gift for Lorenzo.
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