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April 23rd, 2008, 05:30 AM   #31
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"We've tried everything we can think of to try to make Marco not utterly rubbish" explained one Ducati insider "but we just don't know what's wrong. Maybe it's his preference to how to setup the bike? Or maybe he can't now find the correct feeling with the tricky front Bridgestone? Or, as many of us here believe, it's because he has a head that looks like it should belong to Melbourne Cup runner. Whatever the reason we can only slow the Alice Ducati's down so much."
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If KR were on the field, would they still be last or would Melandri be thanking them for holding up the rear?

I hope things get better with Marco. We need another front funner to keep it interesting.
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marco was never a front runner.

five wins in 5 years is testimate to that
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Pinky @ Apr 24 2008, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>marco was never a front runner.

five wins in 5 years is testimate to that
5 wins is pretty good actually, particularly as he has mainly been on satellite bikes. He also finished second in the world championship on one occasion, so your definition of a front- runner is obviously only the actual championship winner; most would disagree with this definition.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (michaelm @ Apr 23 2008, 08:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>5 wins is pretty good actually, particularly as he has mainly been on satellite bikes. He also finished second in the world championship on one occasion, so your definition of a front- runner is obviously only the actual championship winner; most would disagree with this definition.
Fourth most premier-class wins on the grid by my count, in a tie with Pedrosa now.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Pinky @ Apr 23 2008, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>marco was never a front runner.

five wins in 5 years is testimate to that
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (michaelm @ Apr 23 2008, 07:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>5 wins is pretty good actually, particularly as he has mainly been on satellite bikes. He also finished second in the world championship on one occasion, so your definition of a front- runner is obviously only the actual championship winner; most would disagree with this definition.

There is only room for ONE "front-runner" around here, don't you know? His name is Casey Stoner--only problem is he's FOURTH at the moment. Ooops.
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I'd be interested to know the stats on injury for Marco. I can't recall a season he wasn't hurt in some way.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Goatboy @ Apr 23 2008, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I'd be interested to know the stats on injury for Marco. I can't recall a season he wasn't hurt in some way.
I don't know about the other years, but for sure his pride is suffering serious injury this year. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mattsteg @ Apr 24 2008, 03:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Fourth most premier-class wins on the grid by my count, in a tie with Pedrosa now.
Quite right.

For those who like stats, the current grid has the following wins in the top class:

Rossi 61
Stoner 11
Capirossi 8
Melandri 5
Pedrosa 5
Hayden 3
Elias 1
Lorenzo 1
Vermeulen 1

those that bowed out last year:

KRJR 8
Barros 6
Checa 2
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (yamaka46 @ Apr 24 2008, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Rossi 61










































Stoner 11

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That's amazing, 50 more wins than his nearest rival.
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