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Full Friday free practice times (1) from the Aragon MotoGP, round 14 of 18.

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September 16, 2011 5:50 PM

what happened to Ben? he jumped right to the top after a couple laps then didnt turn many laps and everyone else upped the pace also... did he have a problem later in the session?

Assen he was 10th in FP1 and they also lost a FP and that worked out well for Spies come sunday im gonna hope for the same this weekend... the way he jumped straight to the top and then didnt improve makes me think he is trying something and is already comfortable with the bike... Ben doesnt sandbag but when he doesnt turn many laps it usually means he is pretty confident... we will see


September 16, 2011 9:58 PM

lol... i disagree with your thank you for the link comment, and you cant have own opinion rabble rabble rabble ill disagree with this one too rable rable rable

sorry ill stop feeding the trolls

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September 16, 2011 10:17 PM

VR would be just as fast if he were on the same version as Nicky. Hayden is the gauge. All things being equal, Rossi should be @ a half second a lap faster at most tracks on identical bikes. Instead, DePunet is also faster.

Aloy bike did nothing. And they are still going backwards at umteen dollars-a-minute.

Playing number 2 to Lorenzo, instead of this mess is looking mighty good at this point..


September 16, 2011 10:26 PM

Why does anyone think that after 1/2 a practice session on an bike with a new frame (sub frame) that a huge improvement would happen? This is basically the 3rd new motorcycle this year. The others have been refining their frames for years. For a new setup, 8th seems pretty decent, not great but decent. It is pretty good considering that they had to start fresh.


September 16, 2011 10:46 PM

Answer: Because that's what we've been led to believe, if you believe any of the positive 'hype' by the Ducati team.

Ted, you hit the nail on the head... It's the 3rd new bike this year and still no results to brag about. Hopefully when they are tossing darts at the 'bike design' they are hitting closer to the bullseye, right? Did they go to aluminum and immediately become less competitive and now hope that they can keep modifying the design faster than with carbon fiber and get it right before the end of the season?

And to answer your first question, it's because the rider is Valentino Rossi, 9 time World Champion with bike guru Jeremy Burgess and all the might of the Ducati factory behind him. So let's just assume for the moment it's not the rider that is in question.

Randy DePuniet and Nicky Hayden ahead on older Ducati's? C'mon!

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