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MM seems unstoppable at this point. Everyone is stoppable. Who's gonna step up? I hope it's not Dani.

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MM seems unstoppable at this point. Everyone is stoppable. Who's gonna step up? I hope it's not Dani.
How could Dani step up ?
I'll bet he loses his ride.
He'll be another Max B, wins races but never gets the Moto GP title.

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Of course, it's MM at #1, but check out the rest of the top 5...

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How could Dani step up ?
I'll bet he loses his ride.
He'll be another Max B, wins races but never gets the Moto GP title.
so you agree with Kevin Schwantz?

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MM is unstoppable. For now it looks like the only thing that can stop him is time. Just like Rossi. MM will get old eventually too.

I'm pleased to see Lorenzo having trouble this year. Especially since he is trying to blame the bike. That is more Max like than anything.

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so you agree with Kevin Schwantz?
Yes, Kevin agrees with me ....................

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MM is unstoppable. For now it looks like the only thing that can stop him is time. Just like Rossi. MM will get old eventually too.

I'm pleased to see Lorenzo having trouble this year. Especially since he is trying to blame the bike. That is more Max like than anything.
MM is in another league at present.
Very interesting what Rossi was saying in the post race interviews, MM as well, re Jorge.
I also think that Rossi's riding style better suits the Yamaha's front tire issue.
Jorge depends on maximized corner speed, Rossi not as much.
And Rossi seems to have got his bike set up to be better under braking that Jorge, who is not setting up as much for that from the sound of it all.
This year Jorge is having a harder time adapting the ride technique/chassis/tire mix.
Jorge is a fantastic rider, and he is gunning for wins and the championship.
Rossi is after podiums and wins.
Jorge's frustration is at a higher plan.

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No, what she REALLY said was something about MM always coming 1st....

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No, what she REALLY said was something about MM always coming 1st....
That would be, well, ungentlemanly, seeing as Ladies First is always to prevail if one is minding their manners.
Ladies First is right up there with Scouts Honour !

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Dani isn't winning, Sandy. And he isn't as flamboyant as Max, so he's not interesting to the fans at all. But my goodness, how much longer can a guy be on a FACTORY RIDE and not win a championship? I mean, who gets that many shots on the same factory team?
He's not fun to watch in or out of races. I thought for a split moment he was going to have some balls and late brake and block pass Lorenzo, but nope. His actual pass on Lorenzo was a good one, but it wasn't exciting at all. :/

Plenty of fast boys out there that can take his seat.

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Dani isn't winning, Sandy. And he isn't as flamboyant as Max, so he's not interesting to the fans at all. But my goodness, how much longer can a guy be on a FACTORY RIDE and not win a championship? I mean, who gets that many shots on the same factory team?
He's not fun to watch in or out of races. I thought for a split moment he was going to have some balls and late brake and block pass Lorenzo, but nope. His actual pass on Lorenzo was a good one, but it wasn't exciting at all. :/

Plenty of fast boys out there that can take his seat.
Something is wrong if Dani is renewed with Honda, that is for sure !

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No, what she REALLY said was something about MM always coming 1st....
Not enough warm up laps

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shmoo-how much longer can a guy be on a FACTORY RIDE and not win a championship?

Name another rider that has had more teammates go on to win the championship and still have their ride?
pedrosa 3 - hayden, stoner, marquez
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Name another rider that has had more teammates go on to win the championship and still have their ride? pedrosa 3 - hayden, stoner, marquez
Unbelievable.

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Well, he is from spain. And is sposered by a Spanish oil giant.

And until Marques came along he was the most likely in the repsol squad to win a championship (excluding the stoner years). hell he was making a good run at the 2nd half of last year. Now he is riding hurt again. I agree, I doubt he'll be around in 2015 but who knows.
I don't care that he is not flamboyant. He's an amazing rider. One that crashed a few too many times and is likely now taking it cautiously. And, no, I'm not a fan of Pedbot.

I'm a Hayden and Rossi fan. However I do like Marques's riding style and I can't help but jump on the bandwagon of a man who never looses. Especially when he is on a Honda.

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Well, he is from spain. And is sposered by a Spanish oil giant.

And until Marques came along he was the most likely in the repsol squad to win a championship (excluding the stoner years). hell he was making a good run at the 2nd half of last year. Now he is riding hurt again. I agree, I doubt he'll be around in 2015 but who knows.
I don't care that he is not flamboyant. He's an amazing rider. One that crashed a few too many times and is likely now taking it cautiously. And, no, I'm not a fan of Pedbot.

I'm a Hayden and Rossi fan. However I do like Marques's riding style and I can't help but jump on the bandwagon of a man who never looses. Especially when he is on a Honda.
He's not one for battle.
His idea of racing is doing personal best lap times with an accumulated race time that's less than the others.
He calls that racing..........................

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Not saying anyone needs to be flamboyant, but have some character.

I saw Edwards climb up on top of a truck with a mic, shoot the shit with the fans and hung out for a while. I've always been a fan of his, but damn man, he had us hanging onto his every word, such a cool guy!

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Not saying anyone needs to be flamboyant, but have some character.

I saw Edwards climb up on top of a truck with a mic, shoot the shit with the fans and hung out for a while. I've always been a fan of his, but damn man, he had us hanging onto his every word, such a cool guy!
The sad thing is that Edwards will retire after all those years in MotoGP without a single win.
I too have always been a fan of his.

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Love his interviews. Holds very little back. He and rossi are the two riders I would most like to have a beer with.

Some day I like to think I'll make it to Edward's boot camp.

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Love his interviews. Holds very little back. He and rossi are the two riders I would most like to have a beer with.

Some day I like to think I'll make it to Edward's boot camp.
I know some people that went.
They loved it.
I think it would be a blast and be a huge learning event.
But no way could I show up out of shape as I presently am, I'd be dying before lunch on day 1 !

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