MotoGP » British MotoGP, Silverstone - Qualifying

Full qualifying times from the British MotoGP at Silverstone, round 6 of 18.

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Carlos Cabeto - Unregistered

June 16, 2012 5:44 PM

"Stoner was right all along. The new front tire was unsafe and so many crashes for the past 2 days."

Slow down boys, its not entirely the tiry if it has anything to do iwht it. As some pple that understand the sport better than me and you stated, the track is not the best for MotoGP. It has bumps at some of the most critical areas (Braking zones). Last year there were 49 crashes total on this track alone in all (3 classes), SO CHILL!!

Thats not normal is it?!


June 16, 2012 5:53 PM

Just realized the top 8 are just 1 second apart!

Can someone explain to me why Rossi has done so badly ? I know the Ducati isn't great but something is clearly up with him and that track!

If Bautista keeps this up then he'll probably get the Repsol bike next year!

Krusty The Klown - Unregistered

June 16, 2012 6:08 PM

Barbera really should be getting some serious attention from the other factories. He does amazingly well on the non factory Duc placing ahead of Rossi and Hayden. I'd like to see him on a "real" motorcycle.


June 16, 2012 6:18 PM
Last Edited 1414 days ago

@ Krusty

So by your logic, the factories should pay attention to his FP and QP times, but NOT where he places in the actual "races"? AHHHHH, makes TOTAL sense to me now.


Hector is the equivalent of "that boxer who is impressive (..relative to the other mid-pack bikes. Nothing about the Ducati is impressive) when he spars. He's golden!"....but yet, that boxer doesn't win fights (which is where it counts).


June 16, 2012 7:00 PM
Last Edited 1414 days ago

@ pcxmac

I know that's your boy and all, but let's be frank here.....race pace shows more ability, to me, than a fast lap. What applies to Hector also applies to the other Ducati riders, so there is more parity there than trying to factor in the Honda's and Yamaha's. I just think that it is very, very silly to claim that he is "better" (..more deserving, or "insert other superlative here") because he may edge out another Ducati rider in an FP or QP. What "really" matters is the race, and he doesn't really put down the pace when it matters. He'd likely fare better on a japanese bike, but so would the other Ducati riders, so that's not saying much.


June 16, 2012 7:32 PM

Krusty, I can't really take that seriously. Good rider, no doubt, a trier, yes but deserves a factory ride? Not yet. Like Nicky, Hector is quite capable of putting in 1 fast lap but he's not so good in a race.


June 16, 2012 7:38 PM

Dani, Jorge, and a couple of others have serious race pace. As usual you can't tell with Casey but he'll be up there. Ben's times were a bit hit and miss, and Hector's was almost laughable. Check out Barbera's times, amusing but you've got to hand it to him in getting that bike around a track, that fast, just once without falling off.
If it stays dry I fancy Jorge for this one, and Rossi will perform better than his practice times show.

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