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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7087 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1558 times:

the MotoGP season is going to start this weekend in Qatar. F1 has been dead for me for a very long time, the last time I found F1 interesting was the epic battles between Prost, Mansell and Senna, you know the era when people did actually overtake, when there really was a championship rather than an event where as now usually the person on pole wins barring incident.

Now back to MotoGP last season was epic, this season is shaping up to be another cracker with Stoner heading most of the times in testing, however who would count out Rossi, the greatest GP rider of all time to win his 9th championship.

[Edited 2009-04-08 12:02:24]

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1551 times:
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Good man!

However... last year WAS Rossi's 8th championship....

World Championships
125cc - 1997
250cc - 1999
500cc - 2001
MotoGP - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7087 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1543 times:

woops I forgot about his 125cc win. My god that man is good, god on a bike.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1509 times:



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 2):
woops I forgot about his 125cc win. My god that man is good, god on a bike.

Rossi with his 8 motor bike world championships is even better than Michael Schumacher with his 7 WDCs in Formula 1. Nuff said.  Wink


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

I remember watching Rossi when I was around 8 or 9 years old on Eurosport when I was living in Germany and have tried to keep track of his career since. That man is an awesome racer. I've heard around that Michael Schumacker drives a couple of very nice Ferrari's as well as a few other cars in his private life. I'm afraid to ask what Rossi rides around bike wise in his private life. Boy would I sure like to take a tour of that garage...  Smile


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

If you like MotoGP, fine. But why put down F1? I'm a hockey fan, but I don't start threads by bashing basketball, a sport that bores me to tears.
Have some respect for others, eh?


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1393 times:



Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
you know the era when people did actually overtake, when there really was a championship rather than an event where as now usually the person on pole wins barring incident.

In all honesty, this has changed a lot in the last two years. Lewis Hamilton won the Championship by just one point last year, and it was pretty close to slipping by him until the last moments of the last race of the season. This new season is certainly bringing some novelty to the championship and it looks like it's going to be an interesting race between contenders who nobody would even bet a dollar on last year...

You can say what you want about the FIA and its leather-loving guru Mosley and all of the under the table workings that the sport could do without, but boring it isn't, anymore.

And no matter how hard it tries, moto GP will never offer the media coverage F1 does, unfortunately.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
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Quoting Avt007 (Reply 5):
But why put down F1?



Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
F1 has been dead for me for a very long time, the last time I found F1 interesting was the epic battles between Prost, Mansell and Senna, you know the era when people did actually overtake, when there really was a championship rather than an event where as now usually the person on pole wins barring incident.

That's not a put down at all. The F1 threads are hardly supporting the "sport" right now, are they?



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7087 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Well in the two races so far this year it's been the bloke on pole who has won, somewhat traditional for F1, the only major difference between this year and the past is that the cars look different and it hasn't been a Ferrari or McLaren winning the races.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1277 times:



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 8):
Well in the two races so far this year it's been the bloke on pole who has won, somewhat traditional for F1, the only major difference between this year and the past is that the cars look different and it hasn't been a Ferrari or McLaren winning the races.

But we have seen a lot more overtaking during these 2 GPs.



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

I care, this season been very exciting just like last years F1.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1265 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 7):
That's not a put down at all.

Have you read the title of the thread? I like bike racing, I used to do it myself. It's fun to watch. So is F1, to me. I just got a bit niggled at this thread, because like countless others, it tries to make one thing look good by putting down another.


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Moto GP is so much more exciting than F1


Moto GP is 80% rider skill and 20% material

F1 is 80% material and 20% driver skill



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1247 times:

I could care less about the drivers... It's all about the technical aspects of the cars for me.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
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MotoGP qualifying is live on TV now, this is the first time we have had live qualifying here! Looks great under the lights.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7087 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1193 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
But we have seen a lot more overtaking during these 2 GPs.

but it still the guy on pole who won both races.


User currently offlineRGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

F1 is actually competitive again, so it's been fun. I just can't stand the constant politicking of Mosley and Ecclestone.


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User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1168 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 7):
That's not a put down at all. The F1 threads are hardly supporting the "sport" right now, are they?

Those involved are fans at heart, but are not happy with the direction the sport seems to be heading in recent years along with a few controversial decisions, but keep such discussion to those threads.


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