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October 21st, 2006, 02:40 PM   #31
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Koalas are not fast but they have sone nice claws lol.
Although they're vegetarians they still are cool lol.
Quick note: Did you know people call them Koala Bears but they are not related to bears?
Anyways, thats what I learned on my trip to Australia lol.

Would you like it more if i would have rather said fast Kangaroo? Wallaby? lol

I would like to see Vermeullen on the Ducati instead of Stoner, but I think that Stoner was the one with no contract obligations.
Not a bad pick though, Stoner will ride the shit out of that bike!
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October 21st, 2006, 04:56 PM   #32
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Koala's are fast! ... when theyre scared, they can piss bolt up a tree faster than you can say "boo"

wallabys are just fucking scary .... had one charge at me a couple of weeks ago.
 
October 22nd, 2006, 04:25 AM   #33
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Interestingly on the pod cast randy
said how he thinks the ducati will work well with casey's riding
style so that perhaps answers my question of honda v ducati

So perhaps i'm going to be wrong and it will be a great move for
casey
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October 22nd, 2006, 05:54 AM   #34
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Even if it isn't as fast as the Honda initially, the Ducati engineers will be ebuilding a bike around Stoner and Capirossi.

Compared to before when they built a bike for Pedrosa, Hayden, Melandri, and then Stoner had to figure out how to make it benefit his style.
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October 22nd, 2006, 07:03 AM   #35
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Pirkkalan GP @ Oct 20 2006, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Am i the only one who's disappointed and think it's a mistake by stoner?

If he is to ever stay upright he is going to need consistency and time without more pressure. There is already the change to 800cc so surely it would've been best for him to have kept the same people around him and the same manufacturer. Also, could somebody knowledgable on bikes compare the pros and cons of honda v ducati. As i'd think there is a negative in the change there too with regards to needing to stay on the bike and be consistent!


Right now Stoner's in a low budget team and is a single rider.
Meaning not as much info sharing between Teams.
He can't develope at LCR. He's done well though!
Ducati has proven it can destroy the competition, and has a good competitive bike. So, Casey going to an 800cc Ducati is Great news for him. He can learn from Loris and develop as a better more consistent rider. It's just a shame he's Stacking the Bike so much.
He needs to shake off that stigma. Because he's going to get injured
sooner or later.

He has exceeded the expectations this year and has made a serious
impression on the MotoGP community. That is why Ducati have signed him. I just hope Chris Vermulen wakes up and doesn't throw away 3-5yrs trying to Develope the Suzuki. But who knows, C.V. has turned a few heads as well. Could you imagine if he beats Hopper in the points. In his Rookie year? Wow that's talent enough to get a gig at Yamaha next year?!?!

It was rumored that Carlos Checa will ride for team LCR?

As for Sete? Maybe a year off may do him good? I think he should retire.
After Valentino said he'd never win a race ever again.
He Jinxed him, because he was right. He never did.
He's a super talented rider but his head isn't in the right place.

Sorry, I am a little biased toward Aussie riders.
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October 22nd, 2006, 11:17 AM   #36
 
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On the same page with you all the way BAM, Stoner will be watched closely at Ducati and with the pressure of a one year contract he'll have to wind his neck in.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BAM @ Oct 22 2006, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>just hope Chris Vermulen wakes up and doesn't throw away 3-5yrs trying to Develope the Suzuki. But who knows, C.V. has turned a few heads as well. Could you imagine if he beats Hopper in the points. In his Rookie year? Wow that's talent enough to get a gig at Yamaha next year?!?!That's that Suzuki lobotomy that KRjr and Hopper got.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BAM @ Oct 22 2006, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>As for Sete? Maybe a year off may do him good? I think he should retire.
After Valentino said he'd never win a race ever again.
He Jinxed him, because he was right. He never did.
He's a super talented rider but his head isn't in the right place.
.I think it's gonna be hard for him to get signed, that collar bone will be an achilles heel, pardon the crap pun.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BAM @ Oct 22 2006, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>It was rumored that Carlos Checa will ride for team LCR?That's a done deal.
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October 22nd, 2006, 05:15 PM   #37
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Old habits die hard, Katt

As far as the Ducati kicking ass, well it is a fast bike, but only two men have put it on the podium, both of whom are mature (and kick-ass IMO) riders, and both of whom seem to have a thing for Ducati machinery.
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October 22nd, 2006, 11:26 PM   #38
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Thanks for input ben

Contradictively i think it's a good move by ducati.
Overall i am feeling pretty neutral about the move now after my initial negativity on behalf of stoner. On one hand i feel the stability of same team would be best but on the other hand there is everything others have said. There's good and bad in everything (Btw. I think i also have a bias towards his ability )
Ie. Only bad in stoner is goofyness. Too quick for the bike - hence the crashes
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October 23rd, 2006, 12:52 AM   #39
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Personally I'd have loved to see Marco or even Nicky on a Ducati. And Melandri tore himself to bits over that, he had a really hard time trying to decide what to do, but in the end it was Gresini's enthusiasm that did the trick.
I think Casey will do well on the Ducati. He's already shown he's a good rider. And no one should forget Vale was the king of falls himself in his own time. Good luck to him. I think Ducati will still get Melandri when Loris's days are up.
Sete's done for imo. His collar bone's screwed up, he's too old to heal properly (ok maybe the stem cells might work) and he's a liability. What happened in Spain was definitely not deliberate, and that, as we say, is racing, but he gave Dr. Costa a fair amount of work to do! Not to mention leaving his own team with zero riders. Loris should have been up there battling for the championship were it not for that. Loris is the true Ducati man, he will finish his career with them, so talk about him doing this or doing that is pointless. And he's not getting any younger either but boy isn't he still brilliant?
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^^^^^ That's so true about Loris. As for Melandri, I'm glad he stayed with Gresini. I know he's capable of more on that sattelite RC211V machine. There is a lot to say about a rider who can win on a sattelite team. Go Melandri!!! Show those guys that you don't need a factory ride to be successful.
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