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the race at donnington was insane. it looked so slippery. did you read the accounts of them spinning the tire in 3rd gear all of the way down the straight?? and when hayden crashed, he was only going what looked to be about 30mph, then he slid about 50' it just looked so slippery. and i cant figure out rossi. almost crashing on every lap til past half way, thne just smoking the field. and the other guys were just going faster and faster. pretty intense. and when he lost the front in a stright line on the brakes, man, just makes your heart go. so many times ive had that same feeling on the track. but getting through it makes it feel awesome.

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Rossi was the only one running soft/soft tires...I think as the times came down and speeds went up the tires started getting some good heat in them and sticking better. But like you say...that slide Hayden did in his leathers made the track look like ice.
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yeah, i did notice the tire compounds. did you read the article in rrw about rossi always trying to run the same compounds??? but i was thinking the same thing but to have the tires come in that well. i think some experimenting in corner exit also worked for him, but also nearly caused him to g down. it was just great fun to watch but a nailbiter at the same time.

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4-1 in the last lap in the frigging lap of that ,reminds me of a girl I uesdt to go out with, covered track.. I was anxious, scared, and wanted to have some time alone with myself by the time it was done... Rossi really is in a league of his own (granted I'm a newbie loser and your all like 5 times older than I am (making you 175 years old each...BUT... I don't give a rat's ass anyway). Okay I need another black russian...
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anyone see hopper toss it away this past weekend. all i can say is ouch. man, that looked like it seriously hurt. jb, you should learn a lesson from that. racing on pain killers. oops, is that second gear, or third??


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Joe...that guy is beating himself to death before he ever gets a chance to win anything. Bad combo, a guy that tends to crash more than some, and he seems kind of fragile. Lots of these guys seem to be able to take a licking and keep on ticking, Hopkins seems to get hurt kind of easy for a young guy.
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id like to agree, but that highside just looked like something not many people would walk away from easily. jeeze, he was already way sideways in the footage on tv. he claimed he hit 2nd by accident and the thing locked and slid up. (??) he was also on some pretty heavy pain meds, so it was probably a mistake to let him out. and he was winning for a few laps in england last weekend. i think he pushes too hard. even in faster he was crashing hard. some people it seems like crash really hard, even when its not a big crash. seems like olmstead does now, frank c will go through a period, dylan was really hurting himself for a while there. and then when ive crash, knock on plam, its usually just a fall down scenario. some other riders might be really close, but ive never bounced hard. youre right, though hopkins will kill himself before he gets a win. too bad.

remember the old days when guys who had the championship in the bag would give thier bike up to the b rider and just sit and watch??? id love to see rossi do that.

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Yeah...that's weird, you don't see that anymore...must be because of sponsorship deals where the rider has to be on TV to get paid or something. So much sponsorship these days goes with the rider instead of the team.

It doesn't help that Hopkins is on that piece of shit, he's going to kill himself trying to get that bike on the podium. Shame to see his talent wasted at a prime point in his career. If he was on a Yamaha or Honda he'd be doing a lot better I think.
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defniietly. but look at how well the yamahas been developed. know what i mean??? and how has melandri gotten up that far??? and edwards is showing some progress eh?? i really thought hed never come back from the aprilia.

and im glad to see sete up there.

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Hey screw that motoGP race in the rain. The 250GP race was where its at. Holy shite... they were swapping positions every lap. The guy that ran off the track at 120 ended up winning the race.
 

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I know, watching him plowing across the field directly at oncomming traffic was pretty scary. talk about lucky! have you ever run off the track onto the grass in the rain??? even if the grass is just wet, its like oiled ice. amazing he even kept it up! and too bad about oj in the gp race.

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