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MotoGP: final results are....(open thread for the answer)
« on: November 10, 2013, 11:22:27 am »
An epic rookie season comes to an amazing finish.  Here's the article from BBC News:


MotoGP: Marc Marquez becomes youngest world title winner

By Gary Rose BBC Sport

Marc Marquez has become the youngest MotoGP champion as a third-place finish at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix secured him the 2013 world title in his rookie year.
Jorge Lorenzo won the race but Marquez, 20, only had to finish fourth to become the first debut-season title-winner since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.
Dani Pedrosa was second, but only Lorenzo could deny Marquez.
"This is a dream that comes true," he said. "I cannot explain what I feel."


From BBC news:

MotoGP: Marc Marquez becomes youngest world title winner: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motogp/24889463

Marc Marquez: MotoGP champion is motorcycling's smiling assassin:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motogp/24579277


FINAL SEASSON STANDINGS:


MotoGP World Championship


As of: Valencia Grand Prix

1 Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team  334

2 Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing  330

3 Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team  300

4 Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing  237

5 Cal Crutchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech 3  188

6 Alvaro Bautista - Go&Fun Honda Gresini  171

7 Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda MotoGP  156

8 Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team 140

9 Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team 126

10 Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 116

11 Aleix Espargaro - Power Electronics Aspar 93

12 Andrea Iannone - Pramac Racing Team 57

13 Michele Pirro - Ducati Team 56

14 Colin Edwards - NGM Mobile Forward Racing 41

15 Randy de Puniet - Power Electronics Aspar 36

16 Hector Barbera - Avintia Blusens 35

17 Danilo Petrucci - Came IodaRacing Project 26

18 Yonny Hernandez - Pramac Racing Team 21

19 Claudio Corti - NGM Mobile Forward Racing 14

20 Hiroshi Aoyama - Avintia Blusens 13
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 11:26:49 am »
Congrats to him and his team!
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Re: MotoGP: final results are....(open thread for the answer)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 01:47:30 pm »
I realized that even though the race has been over for hours there are probably many in the US that haven't heard who won and might not want to know until they get to see the race.  Because of that I changed the subject so as not to give away who won the title.

My apologies to any who may have seen it and had their race viewing spoiled.


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Re: MotoGP: final results are....(open thread for the answer)
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 07:08:17 pm »
 :happy I love my yamaha but deep down I'm a pro honda guy


Plus.  Whorehey is a whiney b**ch

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 04:37:30 am »
I was highly excited to see Marquez get the championship. What an exciting time for motogp. I think next year is going to be pretty interesting. Wonder if Suzuki still plans on a come back for 2014? I haven't heard much about it since the start of the season.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 04:39:29 am »
Oh, I was also excited to see Rossi shut everyone up this year with his showing with Yamaha and his fourth place season.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 09:40:08 am »
And then fired the best crew cheif in gp.  What an idiot. Rossi has lost it. He is a has been. Its not his crews fsult he don't have it any more

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 10:03:36 am »
I was wondering about that no wonder what happened there?

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Re: MotoGP: final results are....(open thread for the answer)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 11:22:24 am »
I think Suzuki's plan is to return in 2015. They are still developing their machine and playing catch up. And I read somewhere that burgess was tired and ready to go home and rossi was still wanting to race. I believe it was a mutual decision.

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 08:47:29 pm »
That's what I would figure. I mean they been together so long. And Rossi wouldn't jump to Yamaha without him. That seams to make more since.

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 12:20:29 am »
I think Suzuki's plan is to return in 2015. They are still developing their machine and playing catch up. And I read somewhere that burgess was tired and ready to go home and rossi was still wanting to race. I believe it was a mutual decision.

JB is still going to be working for Yamaha, next year.  He is still under contract.  Not sure which team, but he is not done, quite yet. I think he will be with Pol Espargaro, personally.   

I just don't understand Rossi's line of thinking.  There are several top crew chiefs available next year with MotoGP experience....Nicky's chief, Marquez's chief, Houseworth (Spies' chief) and one or two more.  Why hire a guy that only has SBK experience, and has only worked with Rossi for one test weekend when he tested the R1 at Mugello to see if his broken leg was fit?  It makes no sense.  Does he really think that his myriad of 4th place finishes, this year, was JB's fault?  Time for Rossi to look inward to find his problem! ....or, at least, at his date of birth!
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