2012 MotoGP

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  1. Simple Jack

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    **** I hate 10.

    Despite watching every class of every round (bar Qatar) last year, I thought watching Moto3/2 in HD then ShitD for the premier stuff would be unbareable, I came home about half way though the race and was gobsmacked by how shithouse it looked.

    HD is so much more important for MotoGP than F1.

    It's seriously affecting my enthusiasm for watching the races.

    Edit: Oh I shouldn't forget, great stuff Casey:thumbsu: Really was getting it sideways a lot in those last few laps did great to hold on.

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    That is why he is the best...

    Bogey track, straight one on one shoot out with the home hero & beats him fair and square!!!!

    When the going gets tough, Casey Stoner gets going!
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    MotoGP Race Classification 2012
    Jerez de la Frontera, Sunday, April 29, 2012

    1 25 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.3 45'33.897

    2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.2 +0.947

    3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.1 +2.063

    4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.1 +2.465

    5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.2 +18.100

    6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 156.0 +21.395

    7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 155.6 +28.637

    8 8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 155.6 +28.869

    9 7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 155.3 +34.852

    10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 155.3 +35.103

    11 5 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 155.1 +38.041

    12 4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 153.2 +1'12.728

    13 3 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 152.9 +1'18.669

    14 2 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 152.3 +1'29.142

    15 1 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 152.1 +1'32.478

    16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 151.7 +1'40.577

    17 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 150.6 1 Lap

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    14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 153.7 2 Laps

    77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 152.7 3 Laps

    51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 152.6 9 Laps

    Did Not Start

    68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 0 Lap
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    That was only in the Moto3/125 class. Michele Pirro won the final round of Moto2 last year and Rossi won in 2010 (most recent win in their respective classes).
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    Agreed. Their coverage is all over the joint especially going to ads for so bloody long during Moto2 that they came back for the red flag. :mad: Foxtel needs to get it back alongside the fta coverage.

    Casey was fantastic. Just when it looked like Jorge had something lined up for the last couple of laps, Stoner pulls something out of reserve and simply walks away from him. Mind you, they both got lucky that Pedrosa was so timid early on, he was hosing them down at the end of the race. Ben Spies is a mystery and would rightfully be feeling very nervous at the moment. It's early days but he has Dovi and a very impressive Cal Crutchlow pressing for his factory ride next year (especially as one of them will lose their seat to Bradley Smith next year).

    It's looking like the best title chase in years.
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    Klyntonius what do you think about Valentino has he passed his best because he is struggling ?
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    Happy 25th Birthday to Jorge Lorenzo :thumbsu:

    Anyway Practice 1 was wet and Practice 2 had better weather.

    Cal Crutchlow has been strong again and is showing good signs

    GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL CIRCUITO ESTORIL
    MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 1 Classification 2012
    Estoril, Friday, May 04, 2012
    1 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'40.813

    2 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1'41.086 0.273 / 0.273

    3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'41.502 0.689 / 0.416

    4 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'41.943 1.130 / 0.441

    5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'42.230 1.417 / 0.287

    6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'42.291 1.478 / 0.061

    7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'42.343 1.530 / 0.052

    8 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'43.078 2.265 / 0.735

    9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 1'43.256 2.443 / 0.178

    10 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1'43.265 2.452 / 0.009

    11 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'43.277 2.464 / 0.012

    12 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1'43.511 2.698 / 0.234

    13 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'43.527 2.714 / 0.016

    14 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 1'44.909 4.096 / 1.382

    15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 1'45.148 4.335 / 0.239

    16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'45.636 4.823 / 0.488

    17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 1'46.004 5.191 / 0.368

    18 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 1'46.271 5.458 / 0.267

    19 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1'52.429 11.616 / 6.158

    Did not ride
    8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati

    99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
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    GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL CIRCUITO ESTORIL
    MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2012
    Estoril, Friday, May 04, 2012
    1 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.396

    2 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'38.717 0.321 / 0.321

    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'38.742 0.346 / 0.025

    4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.797 0.401 / 0.055

    5 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'38.930 0.534 / 0.133

    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'38.959 0.563 / 0.029

    7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.029 0.633 / 0.070

    8 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1'39.193 0.797 / 0.164

    9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.357 0.961 / 0.164

    10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.615 1.219 / 0.258

    11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1'40.207 1.811 / 0.592

    12 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'40.898 2.502 / 0.691

    13 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'41.088 2.692 / 0.190

    14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'41.634 3.238 / 0.546

    15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 1'41.638 3.242 / 0.004

    16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 1'41.973 3.577 / 0.335

    17 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1'42.252 3.856 / 0.279

    18 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 1'42.587 4.191 / 0.335

    19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 1'42.804 4.408 / 0.217

    20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 1'42.984 4.588 / 0.180

    21 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1'43.665 5.269 / 0.681
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    In a word - Yes. But I'll elaborate on that later.

    MotoGP Final Qualifying results:

    Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
    1 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'37.188
    2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'37.201 0.013 / 0.013
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'37.289 0.101 / 0.088
    4 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'37.466 0.278 / 0.177
    5 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'37.723 0.535 / 0.257
    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'37.917 0.729 / 0.194
    7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'37.943 0.755 / 0.026
    8 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1'38.006 0.818 / 0.063
    9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'38.059 0.871 / 0.053
    10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1'38.253 1.065 / 0.194
    11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'38.265 1.077 / 0.012
    12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'39.353 2.165 / 1.088
    13 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1'39.398 2.210 / 0.045
    14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'39.586 2.398 / 0.188
    15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 1'40.029 2.841 / 0.443
    16 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1'40.225 3.037 / 0.196
    17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 1'40.387 3.199 / 0.162
    18 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 1'40.964 3.776 / 0.577
    19 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1'41.394 4.206 / 0.430
    20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 1'41.486 4.298 / 0.092
    21 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 1'41.490 4.302 / 0.004

    Stoner pips Cap'n Dani by a bees knacker with the very impressive Cal Crutchlow continuing his great form to qualify on the front row again. Cal is super motivated, and somewhat pissed off, after Dovizioso made the 'observation' that it was Cal's superbike background that seeing him so competitive and the Andrea was still getting used to the M1. Cal's response is that he continually studied Lorenzo, Speez and Edwards data and now he is the most like Jorge and that "Maybe he needs to change his style to ride like a Yamaha". I do like a good inner team rivalry! Also, Ben Spies finally has his mojo back and will be strong for the race. With he, Cal and Andrea all fighting for two Yamaha seats next year, it should be an intense race.

    Colin Edwards won't be racing after crashing and breaking his collarbone. Well, I say that he crashed but the reality was he was the innocent victim of Randy de Puniet's crash. Colin pulled aside to let Randy through, as he was on a hot qualifying lap, only for Randy to lose the front and take Colin down with him. Not what the Texan needed.
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    It will be interesting to see if Pedrosa can pull out a gap at the start of the race, or will Casey etc hang on to him and then get past after a couple of laps.
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    Stoner was fastest in morning warmup by 8 tenths over Dani, dipping into the 1:36's for the first time this weekend. Whilst running away is Dani's M.O. I don't think Casey will let him get away if he can get a decent start (as we all know Dani will holeshot). Not sure if anyone will go with them over race distance but Lorenzo was won there a lot so won't write him off and Ben has been fast this weekend and has a point to prove.

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    Casey was doing four 1.37's and two 1'36's from what I have read which is insane

    good start and no arm pump issues should mean Casey will win this comfortably
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    Jeez the end of last weeks race looked good in HD.

    Luckily we had the privilege of seeing a quarter of it stretched out and distorted:thumbsu:

    Thanks 10 :rolleyes:
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    Colins wife tweeted this
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    Quick recovery Colin, all the best old man. ;)

    That Moto2 race was brutal, like a fist fight on two wheels!
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    Alex DeAngelis to replace Colin ?
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    Great ride by Casey.

    Now has a premier class (I think) win at every track on the calendar.

    And regains the title lead :thumbsu:
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    onya stone dog! :thumbsu:
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    Yup that's correct :)

    Excellent ride Casey :D:thumbsu:
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    Stoner, pfft. Once a crasher, always a crasher. ;) Brilliant ride by Casey. Yep, that's right about him winning everywhere now. His race control is second to none these days. Just held a comfortable pace through the race with a little left in the tank for the end. They can try talk up the Honda being better than the Yamaha all they want but the fact is, without Stoner, Yamaha would have three wins now. There's nothing between them except Stoner is a shade better rider than the rest. That is all.

    Lorenzo is riding like a champ but the last two races must be doing his head in. Casey just has his measure at the moment and can slip him at the end of the race.

    Ben Spies is doing my head in. Fast all weekend in practice, gets away well then makes a mistake and spends his race dicing with a rookie on a privateer Honda. Needs to get something sorted soon coz there's two hungry blokes on black Yamahas who would desperately love his ride!
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    Great ride by Casey, once again he sucked them in by conserving his tyres (and probably his energy) mid race, which allowed Lorenzo to close in, but they were never getting past.

    He has a one point lead in the championship now, still any of the top 3 could win it all.:cool:
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    Well done Casey :thumbsu:
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    Yep, any of the top 3 that don't have a collarbone that would break with a pat on the back are right up there with a shot.
    :p
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    1 25 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 154.0 45'37.513

    2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 153.9 +1.421

    3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 153.8 +3.621

    4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 153.2 +13.846

    5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 153.1 +16.690

    6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 152.8 +21.884

    7 9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 152.5 +26.797

    8 8 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 152.1 +33.262

    9 7 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 152.0 +35.867

    10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 151.0 +53.363

    11 5 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 150.5 +1'02.630

    12 4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 149.6 +1'20.736

    13 3 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 149.4 +1'23.483

    14 2 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 148.7 +1'37.905

    15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 147.2 1 Lap

    Not Classified

    17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 144.7 5 Laps

    77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 146.4 10 Laps

    68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 148.7 12 Laps

    54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 148.8 17 Laps

    22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 144.0 17 Laps
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    Standing after race 3 out of 18

    1 Casey STONER Honda AUS 66

    2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 65

    3 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 52

    4 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR 37

    5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Yamaha ITA 35

    6 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda SPA 29

    7 Stefan BRADL Honda GER 24

    8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati USA 23

    9 Valentino ROSSI Ducati ITA 22

    10 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 19

    11 Ben SPIES Yamaha USA 18

    12 Aleix ESPARGARO ART SPA 9

    13 Randy DE PUNIET ART FRA 6

    14 Colin EDWARDS Suter USA 4

    15 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda ITA 4

    16 Michele PIRRO FTR ITA 2

    17 Mattia PASINI ART ITA 2

    18 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-FTR COL 2

    19 Ivan SILVA BQR SPA 1