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How closely will Sunday's Qatar MotoGP results compare to the testing lap times?

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SteveNG - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:06 PM

I'll see your inane article and raise you an XBox 360 review of MotoGP 10/11.

www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-15-motogp-10-11-review

Back on topic, I expect Rossi to get "most improved" between test and race results. I reckon he'll find something and finish around 6th.

johnnyoza - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:28 PM

7. Randy de Puniet
8. Jorge Lorenzo
For me these were the two biggest supprises.Never expected De Puniet to be so high up and Lorenzo so far down.I suppose we have to wait for the racing to start and see who the real racers are this season

twonha - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:29 PM

The article would be more fun to me if it compared combined testing times or something, with final season standings. I don't particularly care for the outcome of one single grand prix in the big scheme of things.

What the article does prove, is that lap times alone don't matter and that in order to win, first you need to finish!

c3po - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:46 PM

there's even less chance of a shake-up this year cos no-one has time to make new parts between the test and race.

Said it before, but i think it will be stoner, pedrosa and spies/lorenzo fighting for the top 3 places similar to the test... unless stoner self-destructs (i hope not).

by the way kevin, above, pedrosa wasn't injured last year, youre thinking of 2009 season.

Southerner

March 16, 2011 4:01 PM

Testing times and the FP1/2 and Quali times are indicators of what one can expect. The race is the race. Assuming no one falls off all weekend long,its between the HRC/Yamaha riders.
As of now,all the falling in Qatar has been admirably acquitted by all riding the D16 with Rossi leading the charge.
So yes,my advice to the Ducati riders would be to act like vultures. Pick the titbits as and when they present themselves.
Right now it looks like they only need 5 Honda riders, 3 Yamaha riders and one Suzuki rider to crash and they could win the opener. My pick would be Randy.

mcgriff

March 16, 2011 4:28 PM

Just goes to show you that it doesnt matter what bike Stoners on HE goes really fast at Qatar, and everyone was saying the Ducs are well suited to this track. Im a MotoGP fan not a single rider fanboy but I think its time Casey gets some credit for how good he really is

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