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Great qualifying session. Rossi actually looked good today.

Misano Adriatico, Saturday, September 15, 2012
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 289.4 1'33.857
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 284.1 1'33.875 0.018 / 0.018
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 283.2 1'34.001 0.144 / 0.126
4 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 284.1 1'34.221 0.364 / 0.220
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 283.4 1'34.299 0.442 / 0.078
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 280.7 1'34.619 0.762 / 0.320
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 281.0 1'34.916 1.059 / 0.297
8 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 285.9 1'34.988 1.131 / 0.072
9 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 285.6 1'35.358 1.501 / 0.370
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 280.0 1'35.401 1.544 / 0.043
11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 281.9 1'35.648 1.791 / 0.247
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 269.1 1'35.756 1.899 / 0.108
13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 284.6 1'36.048 2.191 / 0.292
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 268.7 1'36.284 2.427 / 0.236
15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 271.1 1'36.340 2.483 / 0.056
16 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 266.1 1'37.124 3.267 / 0.784
17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 267.1 1'37.162 3.305 / 0.038
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 266.3 1'37.316 3.459 / 0.154
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 265.0 1'37.751 3.894 / 0.435
20 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 265.3 1'38.068 4.211 / 0.317
21 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 266.1 1'40.075 6.218 / 2.007
Weather Conditions:
| Track Condition: Dry| Air: 21º| Humidity: 67%| Ground: 30º
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Good for Cal up in the top 3. Rossi I'm predicting another yawn of a race. Rea on Stoners bike way down in 9th, Well it's not the bike thats for sure. Hopefully Rea won't smack up Stoners bike tomorrow, I've seen him in WSBK he can be a crash king. Can't wait for Stoner to come back.
 

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good qualifying to watch...

Bradl and Cal were very impressive. Seemed like once the guys got smoe time on the track, it was on.

Really thought that Cal was going to have pole there for a minute...
But those Spaniards... damn...

Rossi seemed to do OK... and for the amount of seat time that Rea has had, He did pretty darn good. Hope that Rea gives it a go tomorrow... see what He's got if he wants that Gresini ride... Or perhaps Redding will get it..
back on topic... oops..

Tomorrow's race has great potential...
Like to see Cal and Bradl keep up with the Spaniards... see how Jorge and Pedrosa react with the title at stake dicing with others that have nothing to loose...
 

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I think Dani can taste the World Championship and Jorge might want to play it safe, if only just a bit. It might be hard for anyone including Lorenzo to get it in his head who his real championshp rival is. In 2010 it was Rossi and he focused on him. Last year it was Casey and everyone expected Casey to be it again this year. But now Dani has kept up in the points somewhat under the radar he has all the momentum.

Every season Pedrosa has poor luck that sees him injured, this year (knock on wood) he has been healthy.
 

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i am really pulling for Pedrosa as well...
let Cal and Bradl finish off the box... Jorge 4th...
This championship will get really interesting ...very quickly....
 

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massive HRC cock up and no Dani for the race. All but ensures George takes the title. Rossi 2nd, +4.4 sec. at the flag with new bits. Hayden 7th, +41 sec. (hurt and w/ old bits?). Is this the step we were to have months and months ago or an anomaly? We'll see next round what the gap is.

EDIT: should have been more clear about Pedrosa. He DID start the race but only made about half a lap before being taken out. HRC's cock up DID create the situation though since he had to start from the back with all the nimrods.
 

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I can't believe it. Pedrosa is cursed......... Does this mean we have to see the JL made into the number one again? It was great to see Rossi in second. The whole time I was just waiting to see the tire fade and watch him Finish in 6th or 7th. New frame and swing arm. You just have to laugh if he keeps finishing strong on the remaining races. Yesterday when I was watching qualifying they had the onboard camera on Rossi for awhile. He just looked smooth and relaxed. I really hope their onto something.
 

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I can't believe it. Pedrosa is cursed......... Does this mean we have to see the JL made into the number one again? It was great to see Rossi in second. The whole time I was just waiting to see the tire fade and watch him Finish in 6th or 7th. New frame and swing arm. You just have to laugh if he keeps finishing strong on the remaining races. Yesterday when I was watching qualifying they had the onboard camera on Rossi for awhile. He just looked smooth and relaxed. I really hope their onto something.
I hope so too, maybe it's not too late to tear up the new contract. I really want to see him win at least once! How were the track conditions? Friday was damp and a wash I read. Did a lousy track help the Ducati? Thoughts?
 

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Rossi wasn't riding the biggest turd on the track today. Very smooth, the bike looked good. Not excited about Dovi who just couldn't close the deal, but as for a race aside from start line drama, kinda ho hum.
 

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It was nice to see Valentino running well and I hope he does become a championship contender once again next year, but I think Spies effort today was pretty amazing once again.. and although I've never been a fan of his I have to say he rides the wheels off that thing! Indy prior to the motor blowing, and todays catchup run are just some examples of why I think he might be the most under-rated rider in MotoGP.
 

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Seemed like a whole lot of Karmic realignment. Here is where we would have been points wise had Bautista not taken Lorenzo out.

Maybe Pedrosa is the next Mamola?
 

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Race Results:

Pos. Rider Team Bike
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha M1
2 Valentino Rossi Marlboro Ducati Team Ducati GP12
3 Alvaro Bautista Honda Gresini Honda RC213V
4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha M1
5 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha M1
6 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda RC213V
7 Nicky Hayden Marlboro Ducati Team Ducati GP12
8 Jonathan Rea Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V
9 Randy De Puniet Aspar Team MotoGP ART
10 Michele Pirro Honda Gresini FTR
11 Colin Edwards Forward Racing Suter
12 Yonny Hernandez BQR BQR-FTR
13 James Ellison Paul Bird Racing ART
14 Danilo Petrucci Ioda Racing Project Ioda
 

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I'll say just hand the World Championship trophy over to Jorge. I just don't see Dani catching him now. Still not impressed with Val since no Pedrosa or Stoner in the race. Spies should have podiumed this race since most of the field dropped. Not really a great result for him. Can't wait for Stoner to return.
 

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Gutsy performance by Hayden, must have been in quite a bit of pain. One guy no one ever talks about is Bradl who has done really well this year as a rookie and if he gets the right team would be a guy to watch in the future.
 
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