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SPOILER - Le Mans Moto GP 2012

Fantastic race!

Rossi had said many times that the Ducati would be much more competitive in a wet race and it was great to see him & Stoner battle at the end.

Cruchlow & Dovi were unfortunate to come off, I wonder if they'd have had the ability to fight for 3rd otherwise... still, they both made good recoveries after sliding off.

Bring on more wet events... Best race so far this year!

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It was a good race to watch. Lots of action.
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yep, that was a great race. Was great to see Rossi up there again. Great ride by Jorge, and good job by Bradl as well.

Anyone see Moto3? That was about twice the action. Half the field crashed out, very exciting race though, guys were just trying to blaze around the track.

Moto2 was good too.

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Yep, I watched them all. Moto 3 was fun. Rossi (No relation to the main man) could barely believe he'd won on his home track some 28 seconds ahead of 2nd place. So many crashed out!
Some potentially nasty accidents in Moto 2 but thankfully nobody got hurt.

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Stig-san, you are right...more wet races are in order. I enjoyed the action today. Its especially interesting when the wife walked through the room and would shake her head saying "They're running in the rain?? That's nuts"



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She'd have been horrified to see just how many riders fell of their bikes yesterday at Le Mans... Better not show her, or she'll get scared when you're out and it rains...

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Better not show her, or she'll get scared when you're out and it rains...
Au contraire Stig-san, my life insurance gets paid for the year just before the bike insurance gets paid...purely coincidence I am sure.



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For those of you who didn't watch the Le Mans Moto GP:

http://www.motogp.com/en/videos/latest+videos

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Rain is a great equalizer for the riders; not a true test of the machines though. While it's good to see the talent of these guys shining through, I still think htere's a huge gap between the Yamaha/Honda prowess vs the Ducatis. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 races I saw, moto 3 was't available up here; the donkeys setting the broadcasts need a good whuppin in my books. But the bin-ups in moto 2 were breathtaking, not to mention scary. But extremely interesting race.

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budoka, Just buy a year's subscription on www.motogp.com
In my case, I just share the minor annual cost with a buddy and we both use the same login info, so it's worth the expense.... not least because a lot of other videos are available of classic GP races, even as far as the 2 stroke era.

Yep, there's no doubt the Ducati is far behind in it's performance... hopefully they'll catch up sometime.

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