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March 16th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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Season starts in one week. This is one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Can't wait. I'm going to go against the grain and predict
1 Dovi
2 Vinales
3 Lorenzo
4 Marquez
5 Rossi
6 Pedrosa
7 Crutchlow
8 Ianoone
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March 16th, 2017, 09:01 PM   #2
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Yes, pretty excited about it starting up again.

I too initially thought of Dovi as the race winner. I really think it could be any you picked in your top 4.

I'd love it to be Lorenzo. Just shut a lot of folks up right from the start.
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Personally cheering for a Yamaha 1-2 finish. Though I'm hoping for the Doctor to bag this one, the test times seem to suggest that it'd go the way of the Top Gun namesake.

Some fun predictions here. They should have like a Fantasy MotoGP league. Where we get points based on our guesses.

1) Maverick
2) Rossi
3) Lorenzo
4) Marquez
5) Dovizioso
6) Pedrosa
7) Crutchlow
8) Iannone
9) Folger
10) Petrucci
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1. Lorenzo
2. Rossi
3. Dovi
4. Marquez
5. Maverick

The championship contenders will fall over themselves in their haste to assert dominance.

But, if either Marquez or Maverick upset my prediction and win, then my next prediction is that rider will end up 2017 champion.
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Yes, pretty excited about it starting up again.

I too initially thought of Dovi as the race winner. I really think it could be any you picked in your top 4.

I'd love it to be Lorenzo. Just shut a lot of folks up right from the start.
Me too !
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I'm curious if these are race predictions or just hopes? JLo in the top three? Yall are crazy he will probably be the third ducati.

Marquez
Maverick
Dovi
Rossi
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I'm kind of impressed by how many people are thinking Lorenzo will either be in striking distance of, or on the podium. Any reason some of you guys are thinking that?
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I'm kind of impressed by how many people are thinking Lorenzo will either be in striking distance of, or on the podium. Any reason some of you guys are thinking that?
I'm not arguing against his talent he hasn't clicked with the duc yet o I don't know why first race would be the place. If bird is right I will fly down to China just to give him a high five but that is an insane top 5 bro.
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1. Marquez
2. Crashy
3. Rossi
4. Dovi
5. Folger

Very little basis for above and I am loathe to put crashy in there but maybe this year he'll ditch the nickname rather than the bike.

Lorenzo - in an ideal world, he'd be top 3 but that's a big ask and I think it will take him the best part of this season to get to grips with the bike in race situations.

I think we could just as accurately pull the names out of a hat. Every race weekend, I sit down and know that ANYTHING can happen. Even more so for the 1st race of the season.

Whatever happens, c'mon next weekend already!
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I'm not arguing against his talent he hasn't clicked with the duc yet o I don't know why first race would be the place. If bird is right I will fly down to China just to give him a high five but that is an insane top 5 bro.
What, is Assen style rain predicted for Qatar or something? Lorenzo won't even try to win, ride some parade laps win he?

Why on Earth or even China for that matter would you discount Lorenzo winning on one of his favourite tracks which also happens to be one of Ducatis all time best tracks? Lorenzo is a faster rider than Dov in my humble opinion. Shit he even beat Stoner on the best bike on the grid Honda once.
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