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MotoGP World Championship standings after Sunday's US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.

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Peter C - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 1:38 AM

Anyone who knows how to ride a large sports bike would realise that all of the MotoGp riders ride like Gods. I just wish that some of them talked with the same skill as they rode. And while I am having a rant I wish that Julian Rider and Co would shut up about Rossi whipping Stoner at Laguna Seca in 2008. If these commentators had half a brain they would know that if Rossi and Stoner had swapped bikes Rossi would not have seen were Stoner went let alone be racing neck and neck. The M1 was much more nimble than that Ducati.javascript:insertTextCursor('comment', ':rolleyes:')

shamarone

July 25, 2011 1:46 AM

re: "Seems odd to me that Ducati would ask Nicky to do that at his home gp."

not to me. the US headquarters is less than an hour and a 1/2 up the road. ducati island at laguna is one of the bigger (if not thee biggest?) displays. gotta represent.

The Flue - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 1:48 AM

@ Dukati Fan


He was somewhere in Jerez, a unfotunate crash but still.

You count The Goat out.

Rossi wasn't on the fastest bike (Yamaha) He made it the fastest bike.

Don't twist the past mate, it backfires one day.

Pap Smear - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 1:56 AM

Hello, have I fell into a wormhole and fell into a parallel universe where Hayden is known to put up a fight ?
Because in my world it has never ever been known there he was just happy with anything that fell into his lap.
Never has he had a better chance to silence his critics about the '06 season but he would rather be a salesman than a racer a chip off his old mans block well without the money laundering thing

Kentucky Fried Hayden - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 2:10 AM

Is Hayden really in this to race and win?

Just happy to get a contract and pick up the loose change that falls out of Rossi's pocket me thinks.

Sick also of all the sucking up he does just to be sure he can sign a contract, yeh Ducatis great, Rossi is great, the team is great, really going for a win today....please spare me the continual PR crud.

Surely you have enough money by now....just blooody race.

topproscott - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 4:34 AM

The thing with Hayden is that he works it. He has pushed the Duck harder than anyone other than stoner. So I don't know how we can bash him. And all the talk of the "younger guys that deserve a spot in gp?". Who are these guys? It seems you need a certain skill level and experience to get out there and outside of the obvious guys over the last few years (Dani, Jorge, Ben) no one has really come in and done anything?

roadrash - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 4:41 AM

Careful guys on the ducati bashing, there is
one interesting stat thats popped up from the
race. From motogp race results pdf's, check
out the "Average Speed" analysis. It takes a
rider's 5 fastest top speeds. Rossi was #1
and Hayden was #3. I take from that, that
the ducati's got the power in the straight,
they just cant get it to corner.

To the contrary, Lorenzo was only the 11th
fastest in the straightaway, yet he and the
Yam kick a55 in the corners.

Conclusion, top end speed isnt everything.

bikenut

July 25, 2011 5:48 AM

If Rossi's bike was the fastest he must have been cornering very slowly to finish in 6th, but then we already know that.

On Hayden he out qualifyed casey 3 times last year and finished ahead of him, although in 2 of those 3 Casey crashed...

LanceTheHooliganAlbon

July 25, 2011 6:30 AM
Last Edited 1093 days ago

Regarding Ducati getting on the "radio" to issue team orders to Hayden ... they wear ear plugs cause those bikes are so damn loud!! Have you tried to listen to an iPod in your helmet at over 160km/h (100mph)? You can't hear a damn thing & they are riding faster than that!! Team orders are bullsh@#!! The Ducati's have gone backwards. Look at how much better Hayden was last year on the Ducati! But 11/10 to Stoner for winning with the Ducati over the last few years! Even I misjudged the lad.

But Rossi was not always on the best equipment. Up to 2004, Yamaha had not won a championship in 11 years & in 2003 had only 1x 3rd place! Rossi brought them back to winning ways with his team. The Ducati is Italian & a very different machine to the Japanese bikes. But Rossi is still a legend, whether you hate him or love him, he still has the most championships & wins. It's sad for MotoGP that he's not competing in the front anymore. I hope they come right with the Ducati ... for the sport! :)

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