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Suzy - Unregistered

March 07, 2008 9:15 PM

Nice job by Lorenzo. It''s still early days but the guy keeps on impressing. I like that. Also a good job by Dovi and Toseland. I think we are into a thrilling season with a lot of great talents! Is this the beginning of a new era?

Jimmy Mansi

March 07, 2008 9:38 PM
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people already forgetting that rossi is the only yam on bridgestone's therefore has no other rider data to compare to, the track temp is 31C's lower than it was on raceday last year and yeah..rossi got hit by pedro on FP2....

its still early, we got 2 more sessions and a warm up before the race, but let me guess, if rossi does peform now...all the rossi haters will say, yeah its the tyres or yeah its cos he's got JB behind him...

It's a vicious circle it seems..

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 07, 2008 9:38 PM

No he wasn't on qualifiers, all his laps were fast. Mostly a second ahead of Rossis and super consistent. Not only that from comparing with Lorenzos split times the pneumatic valve engine is worth 0.2 per lap compared with Toselands spring valve engine.

AFX - Unregistered

March 07, 2008 9:38 PM

Toseland didn't use qualifiers... Toseland, Lorenzo and Edwards were faster than Stoner in the 1st 2 quarters, but lost out mainly on the finishing straight due to lower power... Am about to post the last 10 mins on YouTube... give it 30 mins and search MotoGP Qatar Practice...

Ratty - Unregistered

March 07, 2008 9:42 PM

I was wondering how long for the rossi fans to start making excuses. If you actually watched the practice, you would know that Rossi didn't even realise that pedrosa had hit him. A mere glance over his shoulder and he just carried straight on. You would also know that HRC are now running with last years bike as they aren't happy with the 2008 model.
So why can't JT be up there with the likes of Rossi? As its his first season, I think he's doing a hell of a job. Can't wait for Sunday. I'll log on here after the race and read the excuses that rossi fans are making again. As I'll do all season long probably.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 07, 2008 9:46 PM

Grumpy - I don't think Pedrosa crashing into Rossi who was cruising on the racing line affectted his times - he hardly seemed to notice - nonchalantly looked round to see Pedrosa gesticulating with both arms as usual then he went back out with new tyres. On Eurosport they said Bridgestone were using the tyres out of the container whereas Michelin were flying in new tyres - that probably has more to do with it.

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