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If you haven't watched qualifying or the races & don't want to know the results best not look at this thread as it will contain spoilers, so don't say you weren't warned :p




Also as there is/will be threads for WSB / BSB / Road Racing etc. please only post results or discussions in the appropriate threads so people can read certain threads without seeing spoilers for other classes they may not yet have viewed ;)


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A new year with many changes for machinery & teams/riders & hopefully a great seasons safe racing ahead :cool: :thumbs:


Roll on Qatar :D



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Current 2012 Calendar

8 April Losail Circuit | Qatar

29 April Jerez | Spain

6 May Estoril | Portugal

20 May Le Mans | France

3 June Circuit de Catalunya | Catalunya

17 June Silverstone | Great Britain

30 June Assen | Netherlands

8 July Sachsenring | Germany

15 July Mugello | Italy

29 July Mazda Raceway | United States

19 August Indianapolis | Indianapolis

26 August Automotodrom Brno | Czech Republic

16 September Misano | San Marino

30 September Motorland Aragon | Aragon

14 October Motegi | Japan

21 October Sepang Circuit | Malaysia

28 October Phillip Island | Australia

11 November Comunitat Valenciana | Valencia
 

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Dovi also in a race to recover for testing after breaking his right collar bone in a MX crash.
 

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Dovi also in a race to recover for testing after breaking his right collar bone in a MX crash.
Team managers must hate the Winter break....:rant:...riders need to do these things to stay fit though.....:(
 

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You're not wrong, sign a rider for the year & he gets injured before he even starts the racing season & possible misses testing not to mention races :eek:

You'd think there'd be some gym equipment developed at this stage to provide an alternative.
 

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You would think so but I suppose nothing beats riding a bike whether it's mountain bike, MX or road bike......all require the basic skills...... balance, hand/feet/eye co-ordination......
 

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You're not wrong, sign a rider for the year & he gets injured before he even starts the racing season & possible misses testing not to mention races :eek:
Tech 3 seem to always start a season with injured/recovering riders.........:(......Herve Poncharel must have a strong heart to survive his teams bad luck......:thumbs:
 

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Hopefully that's good news & it sounds like the bike will now be easier to setup with a greater degree of adjustment available.
 

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Hopefully that's good news & it sounds like the bike will now be easier to setup with a greater degree of adjustment available.
The main thing that VR was unhappy with was corner entry speed.......:(
I got to see that close up at The Loop at Silverstone and as others got faster he didn't improve. Elias looked quicker( and was) in the inner section......
Top 4 in WSB had faster lap times in the race compared to VR's qualifying time, and Hoppers qualifying lap was 1.74secs faster than VR's qualifying time
So happy that they dumped the GP11.1 and GP11.2......they were embarrassing......:(
 
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The main thing that VR was unhappy with was corner entry speed.......:(
I got to see that close up at The Loop at Silverstone and as others got faster he didn't improve. Elias looked quicker( and was) in the inner section......
Top 4 in WSB had faster lap times in the race compared to VR's qualifying time, and Hoppers qualifying lap was 1.74secs faster than VR's qualifying time
So happy that they dumped the GP11.1 and GP11.2......they were embarrassing......:(
:eek: didn't realise the wsb bikes were as close (or better) to the gp bikes.

was that with the wet laps in quali at the gp though?

my memory doesn't go back further than a few days :lol:
 

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was that with the wet laps in quali at the gp though?
FP1 was dry, FP2 was wet, FP3 and Qualifying was dry, Warm up and Race were wet......

Average top 5 times were
FP1 ......2:04
FP2.......2:17
FP3.......2:03
Quali......2:02
Warm up....2:20
Fastest lap for the race was 2:19.071
Stoner fastest lap was 2:02020
Rossi fastest lap was 2:05.781
Hopkins fastest lap was 2:04.041
All times dry qualifying.....:thumbs:
 

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Provisional 2012 MotoGP entry list :

1 CASEY STONER AUS - HONDA TEAM, HONDA
26 DANI PEDROSA SPA - HONDA TEAM, HONDA

99 JORGE LORENZO SPA - YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA
11 BEN SPIES USA - YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

46 VALENTINO ROSSI ITA - DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI
69 NICKY HAYDEN USA - DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI

4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO ITA - YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA
35 CAL CRUTCHLOW GBR - YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

19 ALVARO BAUTISTA SPA - HONDA GRESINI, HONDA

6 STEFAN BRADL GER - LCR HONDA MotoGP, HONDA

8 HECTOR BARBERA SPA - PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI

17 KAREL ABRAHAM CZE - CARDION AB MOTORACING, DUCATI







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5 COLIN EDWARDS USA - FORWARD RACING, SUTER*

9 DANILO PETRUCCI ITA - IODA RACING PROJECT, IODA*

13 ANTHONY WEST AUS - SPEED MASTER, ART*

14 RANDY DE PUNIET FRA - ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*
20 ALEIX ESPARGARO SPA - ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*

51 MICHELE PIRRO ITA - HONDA GRESINI, FTR*

22 IVAN SILVA SPA - BQR, BQR-FTR*
68 YONNY HERNANDEZ COL - BQR, BQR-FTR*

77 JAMES ELLISON GBR - PAUL BIRD RACING, ART*
 

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I didn't know Gino Rea was in moto2 this year on a Moriwaki.That'll shake things up a bit.:thumbs::wow:

He'll probably not walk away with the title but it will be entertaining watching him try!!:lol::thumbs:

GO !! Gino:D
 
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FP1 was dry, FP2 was wet, FP3 and Qualifying was dry, Warm up and Race were wet......

Average top 5 times were
FP1 ......2:04
FP2.......2:17
FP3.......2:03
Quali......2:02
Warm up....2:20
Fastest lap for the race was 2:19.071
Stoner fastest lap was 2:02020
Rossi fastest lap was 2:05.781
Hopkins fastest lap was 2:04.041
All times dry qualifying.....:thumbs:
bugger me stu, that's interesting.

always assumed the gp bikes would be at least 5 secs a lap quicker. never looked into it that much.

interesting also to hear about hoppers struggles to ride the gp bikes due to the extra physical effort needed :confused: where is the time gained back by wsb bikes then, top speed? gp must surely corner, brake and punch out of the corners better due to their lighter nature not to mention the enormous amount of refining of the bikes?
 
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I didn't know Gino Rea was in moto2 this year on a Moriwaki.That'll shake things up a bit.:thumbs::wow:

He'll probably not walk away with the title but it will be entertaining watching him try!!:lol::thumbs:

GO !! Gino:D
may follow the moto2 this year then, gino is always an entertaining rider :cool:
 

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Moto2 provisional entry list :


3 SIMONE CORSI ITA - IODA RACING PROJECT, IODA
4 RANDY KRUMMENACHER SWI - GP TEAM SWITZERLAND, SUTER
5 JOHANN ZARCO FRA - JIR Moto2, MOTOBI
7 ALEXANDER LUNDH SWE - MZ RACING TEAM MZ-RE, HONDA
8 GINO REA GBR - GRESINI RACING Moto2, MORIWAKI
9 KENNY NOYES USA - ARGUIÑANO RACING TEAM, TBA
12 THOMAS LUTHI SWI - INTERWETTEN-PADDOCK Moto2, SUTER
14 RATTHAPARK WILAIROT THA - GRESINI RACING Moto2, MORIWAKI
15 ALEX DE ANGELIS ITA - FORWARD RACING, SUTER
18 NICOLAS TEROL SPA - ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER
19 XAVIER SIMEON BEL - TECH 3 RACING, TECH 3
24 TONI ELIAS SPA - ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER
29 ANDREA IANNONE ITA - SPEED MASTER, FTR
30 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI JAP - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX
36 MIKA KALLIO FIN - MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX
38 BRADLEY SMITH GBR - TECH 3 RACING, TECH 3
40 POL ESPARGARO SPA - PONS RACING PONS, KALEX
44 ROBERTO ROLFO ITA - TECHNOMAG-CIP, SUTER
45 SCOTT REDDING GBR - MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX
47 ANGEL RODRIGUEZ SPA - SAG TEAM, FTR
49 AXEL PONS SPA - PONS RACING PONS, KALEX
57 ERIC GRANADO BRA - JIR Moto2, MOTOBI
60 JULIAN SIMON SPA - BQR, FTR
63 MIKE DI MEGLIO FRA - SPEED UP, FTR
71 CLAUDIO CORTI ITA - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX
72 YUKI TAKAHASHI JAP - FORWARD RACING, SUTER
76 MAX NEUKIRCHNER GER - KIEFER RACING, KALEX
77 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER SWI - TECHNOMAG-CIP, SUTER
80 ESTEVE RABAT SPA - PONS RACING PONS, KALEX
82 ELENA ROSELL SPA - QMMF RACING TEAM, MORIWAKI
88 RICKY CARDUS SPA - QMMF RACING TEAM, MORIWAKI
93 MARC MARQUEZ SPA - MONLAU COMPETICION, SUTER
TO BE ANNOUNCED - SAG TEAM, FTR
 

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Moto3 provisional entry list :


3 LUIGI MORCIANO ITA - IODA RACING PROJECT, IODA
5 ROMANO FENATI ITA - TEAM ITALIA FMI, IODA
7 EFREN VAZQUEZ SPA - TEAM LAGLISSE, HONDA
8 JACK MILLER AUS - TECHNO RACING, HONDA
9 TONI FINSTERBUSCH GER - RACING TEAM GERMANY, HONDA
10 ALEXIS MASBOU FRA - TECHNO RACING, HONDA
11 SANDRO CORTESE GER - RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM
14 BRAD BINDER RSA - RW RACING GP KALEX, KTM
19 ALESSANDRO TONUCCI ITA - TEAM ITALIA FMI, IODA
23 ALBERTO MONCAYO SPA - ASPAR TEAM, KALEX KTM
25 MAVERICK VIÑALES SPA – BQR, FTR HONDA
26 ADRIAN MARTIN SPA - TEAM LAGLISSE, HONDA
27 NICCOLO ANTONELLI ITA - GRESINI RACING, HONDA
30 GIULIAN PEDONE SWI - PHONICA RACING, ORAL
31 NIKLAS AJO FIN - TT MOTION EVENTS RACING, KTM
32 ISAAC VIÑALES SPA - ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, HONDA
39 LUIS SALOM SPA - RW RACING GP KALEX, KTM
42 ALEX RINS SPA - MONLAU COMPETICION, HONDA
44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA POR - MONLAU COMPETICION, HONDA
51 KENTA FUJII JAP - TECHNOMAG-CIP, HONDA
52 DANNY KENT GBR - RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM
53 JASPER IWEMA HOL - MOTO FGR, FGR HONDA
55 HECTOR FAUBEL SPA - ASPAR TEAM, KALEX KTM
61 ARTHUR SISSIS AUS - RED BULL KTM AJO, KTM
63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN MAL - AIRASIA-SIC-AJO, KTM
77 MARCEL SCHROTTER GER - MAHINDRA RACING, MAHINDRA
84 JAKUB KORNFEIL CZE - REDOX-ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, HONDA
89 ALAN TECHER FRA - TECHNOMAG-CIP, HONDA
94 JONAS FOLGER GER - MZ RACING TEAM, MZ
95 MIROSLAV POPOV CZE - PHONICA RACING, ORAL
96 LOUIS ROSSI FRA - RACING TEAM GERY, HONDA
99 DANNY WEBB GBR - MAHINDRA RACING, MAHINDRA
 

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