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i was checking out some of the qualifying numbers at MotoGP.com, some interesting stuff. Capirossi's top speed was 205.4mph, that is some pretty serious shit. John Hopkins qualified two tenths of a second behind Capirossi and his Suzuki was 11 miles an hour slower on top speed. respect.
also, Rossi qualified 6th, 1.1 seconds behind Gibernau. ruh roh.

2pm tomorrow on ASSCAR, i mean, SPEED channel.

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MotoGP Top Speeds From Qualifying:

1. Carlos CHECA, Ducati, 213.078 mph
2. Loris CAPIROSSI, Ducati, 212.767 mph

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Pole:Sete Gibernau Team Movistar Honda Honda RC211V 1:59.710

2 Marco Melandri Team Movistar Honda Honda RC211V 1:59.873

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actually, the ducatis really ARE the fastest bikes. pretty intense, i cant imagine going 210mph on a bike. the acceleration must be just awesome. id like to see some g numbers on comming out of a corner. i bet you can hardly hold onto those things.

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i mean i guess it was an okay time to make fun of me. i did my math wrong, fair enough. apparently tact is overrated. i do wonder if i could even tell the difference between 205mph and 213mph.
supposed to be a wet race apparently. finding that brake marker in the rain at that speed will be fun. yikes.

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As you all know speed is not the only factor. I would say rider ability makes up most of the equation!!! Don't rule Rossi out.


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excellent contribution as usual.

if you're like me and thought the lean angles in the wet looked rediculous, then you'll like this. photo gallery from motogp.com. if you click on the 250 race and look and the 2nd and 3rd pictures down in the 2nd column. some pretty serious lean in full wet conditions.

http://motogp.tiscali.com/en/motogp/photo_gallery.htm?menu=photo_gallery

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With the rain I was hoping to see Sete make Rossi work for it..but damn that kid is just awesome. It's like Eddie VanHalen... ripping and smiling the whole time, barely ever looks like he's struggling. I was psyched to see John Hopkins do so well coming out of the kitty liter.

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