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Comments by Dani, Roberts, and Melandri in the linky here...
http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?lnk=rss&article=27325

HAYDEN HOT TO MAKE ESTORIL HIS AS TITLE RACE TIGHTENS

With just two rounds to go in this gripping MotoGP finale, it looks as if
series points leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) has found new
resolve when it really counts. After successful tests after the Japanese
round at Motegi, the American is optimistic he has what it takes to secure
the biggest prize in motorcycle sport.

Four riders are still realistically in with a chance of taking the World
Crown: Hayden on 236 points, Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) with 224, Marco
Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V)
on 209 and Loris Capirossi (Ducati) with 205. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda
RC211V) has 202.

The title is a long shot for Melandri and Capirossi and probably now out of
Pedrosa’s reach, but Rossi is in form at the right time with four podiums
(including a win) in the last four races, while Hayden has laboured to a
ninth, a fourth and two fifth places.

But Nicky is nothing if not resilient, and as the only rider to have scored
points at every round so far, he is now in the position of being confident
enough to recapture the form that saw him win in Holland and the USA.

Portugal has not been a happy hunting ground for Hayden so far. Nicky was
seventh here last year, but the American ace has upped his game now to such
an extent that this weekend’s outing is likely to bear little relation to
previous visits here.

Nicky said, “I’m quite excited about the whole weekend in Portugal. It’s a
huge race for me – I know that and I’m prepared for it. The team had a
couple of days testing after the last race in Japan and we made some
progress there, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Last year I
didn’t have a very good result here and I struggled a lot so I’m looking
forward to definitely improving this time around.”

Dani said, “The target is to get a good result here because the last two
results in Australia and Japan have been a little disappointing for me.
Estoril is not one of my favourite tracks and my previous results here
could have been better, but I’ve been on pole position twice before so it’s
a track I can go well at. I haven’t ridden the RC211V here before though,
so I’ll have to learn the track quickly on Friday. Of course the weather
could play a part because it’s quite unstable at Estoril and it often rains.”
 

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Good stuff bro GOOOOOOOOOOOOO NICKY :fiddy::fiddy::fiddy:ride like the wind :fiddy::fiddy::fiddy:
 

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Thats my word son, thats my mawfuggin word...

Courtesy of Crash.net gents, give em a click
Americans Colin Edwards and John Hopkins contest ninth place in a season of mixed fortunes. Edwards, team-mate to Rossi, came so close to winning his very first grand prix in Holland and was sixth in the Estoril race last year. Hopkins has put in some great qualifying performances on the Rizla Suzuki but has not managed a podium finish. His rookie team-mate Chris Vermeulen has recorded a top three, but makes his Estoril debut and will be praying for rain after his brilliant second place through the spray in Australia.

Spaniard Sete Gibernau needs a good result to continue with Ducati and since his return from injury has been in good form at the last three races.
Meanwhile, one of the biggest stories this weekend will be the MotoGP debut of the brand new Ilmor X3 800cc machine, ridden by Australian Garry McCoy. McCoy won the 500cc Portuguese Grand Prix six years ago and has been testing the brand new machine in preparation for its Estoril debut at Estoril and a planned two-rider entry in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship - when all engines must be of 800cc.

The new bike is the brain child of Swiss engineer Mario Illien, who was one of the founder members of Ilmor Engineering, and Eskil Suter. Illien has a fantastic track record in both Formula One and Indy car racing. He designed the engines that brought McLaren-Mercedes two World Formula One titles and engines that won the Indy 500 race 11 times. Former grand prix rider Suter is both an engine and chassis designer and has built MotoGP frames for Kawasaki.
 

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i truly believe that nicky WILL win it this year!!!! man, this has been a great season, no?? they could make a movie about this season its been so dramatic
 

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no doubt Ringo, no doubt. The next 'Faster" should be about the 2006 season.
 

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Yep, this has been an incredible season. Not only for the dramatics, but also for some of the most exciting races I have ever seen. I will never forget Mugello...what a race that was!

I still think Rossi will take it though. Number 8! Che spettacolo!!!!
 

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Mugello is a race that I go back and watch again and again. Just some of the best racing I've seen ever. Well, maybe not ever... but in a long time!
 

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I thought Rossi had a distraction from the local rags who got a picture of his girlfriend topless with him on his boat. They were going to publish the pictures but Rossi said "If you do, I weeel not speaka to you magazine again...."

All Hayden needs to do is finish in front of Rossi these next two races and the title is his.
 

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i bet thats exactly how he sounded too, lol, "i weel ah, not speaka to you magazine again, yes...."
 

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Rossi has a girlfriend? I thought he was ghey. At least that's the rumor.
 

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SilverSurfer said:
All Hayden needs to do is finish in front of Rossi these next two races and the title is his.
He can even finish right behind him in both races, and he'll still win. That is, if Rossi gets first, and Hayden gets 2nd, which will put Hayden as the champ by 2 points. If Rossi gets 2nd or worse, Nicky can afford to finish 2 spots behind him each race.
His key is to not let Rossi get too far ahead of him, and to make somehow prevent him from getting first both times.
 

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BLASPHEMY!!!! i dont know how to spell it but thats what that is...
 
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