CLX wrote:I hope Stoner isn't too banged up for a strong weekend.
Tourn46 wrote:CLX wrote:I hope Stoner isn't too banged up for a strong weekend.
Don't forget, Lorenzo is also pretty banged up.
Pedro must see this as his big chance to steal a victory.
2008 Lorenzo was thrown from his bike during practice for the MotoGP Grand Prix of China. Lorenzo suffered a chipped bone and snapped ligament in his left ankle, and a fractured bone in his right. He was still able to finish the race in 4th place. Two weeks later at Le Mans, Lorenzo suffered two accidents in the practice sessions but managed to post a 2nd place result.
In the following race in Italy he crashed during the race after qualifying seventh on the grid, The next week at Catalunya he experienced his fifth crash in four meetings, the practice session accident forcing him to miss the race.
Another major crash for Lorenzo at the 2008 United States Grand Prix.
At both Donington Park and Assen, he was observed to be riding more conservatively after a series of injuries, but moved up the order in the later part of the race to finish 6th in each case. He has commented that he is stronger in the latter parts of races, preferring the bike when it is low on fuel. In the next meeting at Sachsenring, however, Lorenzo crashed out of the race during very wet conditions. Lorenzo suffered yet more injuries to his feet at the USGP at Laguna Seca on July 20, when he experienced his seventh crash in only three months. During the first lap a spectacular highside left Lorenzo with a sore right foot (or ankle) and three broken bones in his left foot, specifically the third, fourth and fifth metatarsals. At Misano, Lorenzo clinched 2nd place. Indianapolis saw him on the podium again this time in third position. He eventually finished the season in 4th position.
Zaphod wrote:Looking forward to hearing "Plunging down the hill"
....might run a count of how many times I hear it.
Zaphod wrote:Stoner is then observed to be absoluteley bursting with joy at being a Dad, the sight of Rossi crumbling, the championship being level, Honda starting to get on top of the chatter and knowing that after the end of this year, he's a free man.
Zaphod wrote:Marquez drops into the HRC Moto garage to aquiant himself, "Hi-ya Dani !"
Tom94 wrote:Sachsenring has the problem where the entry into the pits is at the crest of the hill. You really need to be on your toes as both rider and mechanic while towards the entry you can't see stuff until the last second.
Nachlauf wrote:It's kinda lame if you ask me. Barbera is just trying to get a fast lap by any means. It's difficult enough for him, as he can't use the factory guys' data for reference. People put in so much effort trying to explain why Rossi has a hard time but nobody cares about what Barbera has to deal with. At least he isn't waiting for his tow as carelessly as the guys in Moto2 and Moto3 usually do.
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