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1. Capirossi
2. Rossi
3. Hayden

Good luck to the local boys.

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#2 Unread post by Mintbread »

Not a chance.
Barring a mechanical failure this one will be all Rossi. Hayden won't figure in the standings at all and watch out for an Aussie on the podium. If Stoner can keep his head he might get a second.
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#3 Unread post by XJRJohn »

1/ Rossi
2/3/4/ Pedrosa,Caparossi,Stoner in no particular order.Rossi can smell another championship,Hes going to take a lot of stopping.as for the others ive no idea what order theyll finish.would still like to see Edwards up front somewhere.xjrjohn
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#4 Unread post by XJRJohn »

just watched the phillip island qualifying session.
1/Hayden
2/Nakano
3/Rossi
4/Roberts
5/Edwards
6/Checa
7/Melandri
8/Stoner
9/Randy DePuinet
10/Pedrosa

14/Caparossi
thats the line up for tomorrow.xjrjohn
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#5 Unread post by Mintbread »

There are some real surprises there.

Roberts 4th on the grid! I wonder who lit a fire under him?
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#6 Unread post by XJRJohn »

Hayden is still saying hes got no grip with race tyres,only came good with qualifers in.Gibaneu and Caperossi had a real bad show.After practice vanished into garage,doors down,spoke to no one.And Pedrosa didnt look too happy.xjrjohn
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#7 Unread post by Mintbread »

The Island is all about maintaining good corner speed so if you are lacking grip things will get sad very quickly.
Should be a good race.
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#8 Unread post by High_Side »

Rossi
Hayden
Stoner

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High_Side wrote:Rossi
Hayden
Stoner
I agree. Would love to see Nakano on the podium though. He probably will at Motegi.

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#10 Unread post by kabob983 »

If Edwards could get on the podium it could save his racing career. We'll see how it all plays out. Go Hayden!!

Prediction:

-Rossi will work his magic and take the W
-Hayden will get either 2nd or 3rd
-Pedrosa will squeak up to the front somehow, not sure if he'll podium
-Stoner will get ancy and miss a big turn or two and won't hit the podium
-Edwards will look great for most of the race but somehow manage to screw up
-Capirossi won't even be in the picture
-KRJR, having qualified high, will end up in 6th or 7th
-Nakano will surprise everyone and do quite well
-Checa...he'll be out of the picture as well
-Melandri will run a decent race and might hit 3rd on the podium

Just my random predictions

Final order:
-Rossi
-Hayden
-Melandri/Pedrosa
-Melandri/Pedrosa
-Nakano
-Stoner
-KRJR
-Edwards
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-Capirossi
-Checa
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#11 Unread post by Mintbread »

Rossi
Nakano
Melandri

Stoner
Pedrosa
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Damn rain ruined what would have been a good race.
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#13 Unread post by kabob983 »

I take it you've already watched it. Don't tell me the outcome!

I just started it...holy cow, Hayden from 1st to 16th in the first lap! What is this madness!

And double Holy Cow! Rossi is riding like a mad man! He passed 4 people (including Pedrosa and Melandri) in 1 lap!
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#14 Unread post by kabob983 »

Wow, weird race.

Well, some of my predictions were close. Nakano certainly did surprise everyone but didn't do it for long enough. Melandri ran slightly better than a "decent race," Checa and Edwards were out of the picture, Capirossi wasn't in the picture.

But oh boy, Pedrosa in 15th! I certainly wasn't expecting that!

Anyone else think that Checa may quite possibly be the slowest man ever to move from one bike to the other? Good grief, his first pit was pretty slow, but his second...he musta stood there for 6 or 7 seconds just looking stupid! His pit crew was waving at him trying to get him to move...

Anyways, looks like Pedrosa's chances at the championship may be all but gone. It'll be interesting to see what Rossi and Hayden have left in 'em!
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Mintbread wrote:Rossi
Nakano
Melandri

Stoner
Pedrosa
I was thinking that when you posted this the race was already completed..... :laughing:
Decent comeback by Mr. Hayden, but He should have taken a run at Rossi in the last 1/2 lap. As it was, Rossi taking Gibernau in the last corner might turn out to be a big component in the championship. Sure gotta feel for Nakano.... For the past few years I've said that the guy has as much talent as anyone out there and today he was showing just that. It was just a bad call to stay out for the extra lap. Bummer.
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Anyone see the 250cc race? Talk about coming down to the wire. Time between 1st and 2nd place was .009 seconds, I wasn't sure who won!
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High_Side wrote: Decent comeback by Mr. Hayden
Comeback? He must have been kissed on the dick by the proverbial rain faeries because that was the only thing that saved him from utter embarrassment.

How good was Melandri's one handed powerslide on the final corner!?
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Mintbread wrote:
High_Side wrote: Decent comeback by Mr. Hayden
Comeback? He must have been kissed on the dick by the proverbial rain faeries because that was the only thing that saved him from utter embarrassment.
Well they didn't quite kiss Mr. Pedrosa did they??
Mintbread wrote: How good was Melandri's one handed powerslide on the final corner!?
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High_Side wrote: Well they didn't quite kiss Mr. Pedrosa did they??
And who got priority on the bike change over?
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#20 Unread post by isnowbrd »

Stupid Nakano! I was yelling at the tv telling him to pit NOW! :mad2: There was no advantage to be gained by staying out another lap. Oh well.

And how can Hayden possibly screw up a start that badly. From pole position to 16th?!?! It didn't look like anything actually happened to him other than 15 people passing him in the first few corners. :roll:

I wonder how Pedrosa felt being lapped my the top five finishers? That might leave a mark on his ego. :oops:

Rossi sure is fun to watch. :spaz:

Ok, so I had some fun with the emoticons. But what a race!

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