MotoGP Main Thread

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  1. CastrolCraig

    CastrolCraig Active Member

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    So here it is Ladies & Gents, 2013 season starts proper in a few days, Testing gets underway at Sepang, And here are the grids as they stand at the moment...

    MotoGP...

    4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO, ITALIAN, DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI

    5 COLIN EDWARDS, USA, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, FTR KAWASAKI*

    6 STEFAN BRADL, GERMAN, LCR HONDA MotoGP, HONDA

    7 HIROSHI AOYAMA, JAPANESE, AVINTIA BLUSENS, FTR*

    8 HECTOR BARBERA, SPANISH, AVINTIA BLUSENS, FTR*

    9 DANILO PETRUCCI, ITALIAN, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, IODA-SUTER*

    11 BEN SPIES, USA, PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI

    14 RANDY DE PUNIET, FRENCH, POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR, ART*

    17 KAREL ABRAHAM, CZECH, CARDION AB MOTORACING, ART*

    19 ALVARO BAUTISTA, SPANISH, GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI, HONDA

    26 DANI PEDROSA, SPANISH, REPSOL HONDA TEAM, HONDA

    29 ANDREA IANNONE, ITALIAN, PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI

    33 MICHAEL LAVERTY, BRITISH, PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT, PBM*

    35 CAL CRUTCHLOW, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

    38 BRADLEY SMITH, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

    41 ALEIX ESPARGARO, SPANISH, POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR, ART*

    46 VALENTINO ROSSI, ITALIAN, YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

    67 BRYAN STARING, AUSTRALIAN, GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI, FTR HONDA*

    68 YONNY HERNANDEZ, COLOMBIAN, PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT, ART*

    69 NICKY HAYDEN, USA, DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI

    71 CLAUDIO CORTI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, FTR KAWASAKI*

    93 MARC MARQUEZ, SPANISH, REPSOL HONDA TEAM, HONDA

    99 JORGE LORENZO, SPANISH, YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

    TBC TO BE CONFIRMED, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, IODA-SUTER*



    * = CRT STATUS


    Moto2

    3 SIMONE CORSI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE RACING, SPEED UP

    4 RANDY KRUMMENACHER, SWISS, TECHNOMAG carXpert, SUTER

    5 JOHANN ZARCO, FRENCH, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, SUTER

    7 DONI TATA PRADITA, INDONESIAN, FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2, SUTER

    8 KYLE SMITH, BRITISH, BLUSENS AVINTIA, KALEX

    11 SANDRO CORTESE, GERMAN, DYNAVOLT INTACT GP, KALEX

    12 THOMAS LUTHI, SWISS, INTERWETTEN PADDOCK, SUTER

    14 RATTHAPARK WILAIROT, THAI, HONDA GRESINI Moto2, SUTER

    15 ALEX DE ANGELIS, SAN MARINO, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, SPEED UP

    17 ALBERTO MONCAYO, SPANISH, ARGINANO y GINES RACING, MOTOBOST

    18 NICOLAS TEROL, SPANISH, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER

    19 XAVIER SIMEON, BELGIAN, SAG TEAM, KALEX

    23 MARCEL SCHROTTER, GERMAN, SAG TEAM, KALEX

    24 TONI ELIAS, SPANISH, BLUSENS AVINTIA, KALEX

    30 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI, JAPANESE, ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX

    36 MIKA KALLIO, FINNISH, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX

    40 POL ESPARGARO, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX

    44 STEVEN ODENDAAL, SOUTH AFRICAN, ARGINANO y GINES RACING, MOTOBOST

    45 SCOTT REDDING, BRITISH, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX

    49 AXEL PONS, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX

    52 DANNY KENT, BRITISH, TECH 3, TECH 3

    54 MATTIA PASINI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE RACING, SPEED UP

    60 JULIAN SIMON, SPANISH, ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX

    63 MIKE DI MEGLIO, FRENCH, JIR Moto2, MOTOBI

    77 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER, SWISS, TECHNOMAG carXpert, SUTER

    80 ESTEVE RABAT, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX

    81 JORDI TORRES, SPANISH, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER

    88 RICKY CARDUS, SPANISH, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, SPEED UP

    95 ANTHONY WEST, AUSTRALIAN, QMMF RACING TEAM, SPEED UP

    96 LOUIS ROSSI, FRENCH, TECH 3, TECH 3

    97 RAFID TOPAN SUCIPTO, INDONESIAN, QMMF RACING TEAM, SPEED UP

    TBC TO BE CONFIRMED, HONDA RACING ASIA TADY MORIWAKI

    TBC TO BE CONFIRMED, ESGP Moto2, FTR


    Moto3

    3 MATTEO FERRARI, ITALIAN, ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, FTR HONDA

    4 FRANCESCO BAGNAIA, ITALIAN, TEAM ITALIA FIM, FTR HONDA

    5 ROMANO FENATI, ITALIAN, TEAM ITALIA FMI, FTR HONDA

    7 EFREN VAZQUEZ, SPANISH, MAHINDRA RACING, MAHINDRA

    8 JACK MILLER, AUSTRALIAN, RACING TEAM GERMANY, FTR HONDA

    9 TONI FINSTERBUSCH, GERMAN, KIEFER RACING, KALEX KTM

    11 LIVIO LOI, BELGIAN, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX KTM

    12 ALEX MARQUEZ, SPANISH, ESTRELLA GALICIA 0'0, KTM

    17 JOHN McPHEE, BRITISH, RACING TEAM GERMANY, FTR HONDA

    19 ALESSANDRO TONUCCI, ITALIAN, CARETTA TECHNOLOGY, HONDA

    22 ANA CARRASCO, SPANISH, JHK t-shirt LAGLISSE, KTM

    23 NICCOLO ANTONELLI, ITALIAN, GO & FUN GRESINI Moto3, FTR HONDA

    25 MAVERICK VINALES, SPANISH, JHK t-shirt LAGLISSE, KTM

    29 HYUGA WATANABE, JAPANESE, CARETTA TECHNOLOGY, HONDA

    31 NIKLAS AJO, FINNISH, AVANT TECNO, KTM

    32 ISAAC VINALES, SPANISH, BIMBO - ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, FTR HONDA

    39 LUIS SALOM, SPANISH, RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM

    41 BRAD BINDER, SOUTH AFRICAN, AMBROGIO RACING, SUTER HONDA

    42 ALEX RINS, SPANISH, ESTRELLA GALICIA 0'0, KTM

    44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA, PORTUGUESE, MAHINDRA RACING, MAHINDRA

    53 JASPER IWEMA, DUTCH, RW RACING GP, KALEX KTM

    57 ERIC GRANADO, BRAZILIAN, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3, KALEX KTM

    58 JUAN GUEVARA, SPANISH, CIP, TSR HONDA

    61 ARTHUR SISSIS, AUSTRALIAN, RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM

    63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN, MALAYSIAN, RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM

    65 PHILIPP OETTL, GERMAN, PADDOCK TT MOTION, KALEX KTM

    66 FLORIAN ALT, GERMAN, KIEFER RACING, KALEX KTM

    77 LORENZO BALDASSARRI, ITALIAN, GO & FUN GRESINI Moto3, FTR HONDA

    84 JAKUB KORNFEIL, CZECH, REDOX RW RACING GP, KALEX KTM

    89 ALAN TECHER, FRENCH, CIP, TSR HONDA

    94 JONAS FOLGER, GERMAN, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3, KALEX KTM

    99 DANNY WEBB, BRITISH, AMBROGIO RACING, SUTER HONDA

    Testing Starts next week, Personally i cant see past Lorenzo as MotoGP Champ, Espagaro as Moto2 Champ and Moto3 is way too close to call.

    Over to you guys...
     
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  2. fez.57

    fez.57 Well-Known Member

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    if pedro gets a good start to the season then i see him hunting lorenzo all season, not sure if he could beat him in a winner takes all battle though.

    and sorry to mention him as i know your not his no.1 fan but at this stage you cant rule out VR46 untill we see his form in the first race of the season
     
  3. CastrolCraig

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    Rossi wont win the title, he got walloped by JL before he went to Ducati, time isnt on his side and he wont be able to recover as quickly as the young guns will if they stack it, as i said before, Marquez will finish in front of VR come seasons end.
     
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  4. Getafix

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    It'll definitely be interesting this season, in 2009 Lorenzo missed 4 races & Rossi won the title. In 2010, it was the opposite with Rossi missing 4 races & Lorenzo taking the title, though he did win in a more convincing fashion, winning 9 races compared to Rossi's 6 wins in the previous season.

    I guess time will tell whether Rossi has still got it, it'll probably take him until mid-season to adjust to the bike. I hope Dani retains his form from the last half of 2012, he's definitely taking the championship if he does. Will also be interesting to see how Marquez does on the Honda, Moto GP is finally looking promising this season!
     
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    Interesting that Moto gp do not want to increase the grid. To be fair they would only be making up the numbers having lost out on development since they left. Perhaps Karol Abraham team may want to join forces instead of riding an also ran ducati
     
  7. CastrolCraig

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    Karel Abraham is on an Aprilia ART this year.
     
  8. IcarusGreen

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    Anyone else quite excited about the amount of Brits :D

    These are the lads to watch.


    33 MICHAEL LAVERTY, BRITISH, PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT, PBM*

    35 CAL CRUTCHLOW, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

    38 BRADLEY SMITH, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

    8 KYLE SMITH, BRITISH, BLUSENS AVINTIA, KALEX

    45 SCOTT REDDING, BRITISH, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX

    52 DANNY KENT, BRITISH, TECH 3, TECH 3

    17 JOHN McPHEE, BRITISH, RACING TEAM GERMANY, FTR HONDA

    52 DANNY KENT, BRITISH, TECH 3, TECH 3
     
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  9. kpone

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    As opposed to being on his arse for most of last year.
     
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    Would love to see a real good fight each race between Pedrosa, Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez & possibly crutchlow.

    Personally I would love for a miracle to happen to Spies and he jumps on that Ducati, it works for him and he starts kicking ass but think there is more chance of me winning a motogp race than that lol
     
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    Quality
     
  12. Getafix

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    You never know about Spies! Besides his string of bad luck he's said that the Yamaha just didn't suit his riding style. It requires a very smooth & precise rider like Lorenzo & Rossi. Who knows Mayr he'll fare better on the Ducati.
     
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    Fingers crossed. If you saw him especially in AMA he road bikes like a bull was outstanding to watch
     
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    A couple of rule changes this year 2013 Penalty Points ... Are new for 2013 .If a rider collects 10 points he can't ride in the next race ..... Another new rule will see flag signals displayed on the bikes dash board ,which will be mandatory from 2014 .
     
  15. IcarusGreen

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    Good point on spies. The people who have done best on the Ducati are the guys who have a 'wild' style. He might do Okay.

    Hayden has done better than most and he slid the Honda around sidewards in every race.
    Caparossi was always a little nuts.

    And of course there's Stoner who doesn't know how to ride a bike like a 'normal racer'. That lad was special.
     
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    PCTUWk3c.jpg

    VR46's bike in Test livery...
     
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    That looks rather brutal
     
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    My thoughts also, Can't wait to see his racing colours, I did like the colours on the Duke
     
  19. fez.57

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    Good news guys. its forecast it to piss it down for the 3 day test:mad:
     
  20. Givover

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    Where is the test "Hawes"?
     
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