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Honda rider Marco Melandri is definitely out of Malaysia with 30 stitches in his heel. The good news is that he should be back for Qatar.

Troy Bayliss' arm injury sounds unusually bad with a total of twenty screws used to repair it. Will Troy ride again this year?

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Bayliss's Camel Honda for the last three rounds of the MotoGP season (the World Superbike seaosn will have ended then).

The young Aussie would therefore start at his home track in Phillip Island, go to Turkey where no-one has raced before and finish at Valencia—where he has raced on Superbikes.



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On the MotoGP telecast this w/e they said Shakey Byrne was riding for Bayliss?
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this the latest news i read on superbike planet
i hope chris v rides that bike and does good
he might get a deal and rides a HONDA nextyear
specially if SETE G signs for DUCATI and takes CARLOS C
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I would love to see Vermeulen in the premiere class. That kid got TALENT!!! Thanks for the update Moe!

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pleasure man any time not only he got talent he is also a gambler
just like ROSSI when he began riding



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Troy and Melandri both broke bones? I know Rossi took out Melandri but didn't think he broke anything.

Dang that sucks.

I tell ya, these riders have some balls to get back out there and ride with their casts. I mean, if they fall again on the same broken bone it's going to cause more harm than good.
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these guys are warriors man a lot of them ride hurt
when gary mccoy was in motogp he had to be carried
and lifted over onto the bike to race after a nasty crash



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these guys are warriors man a lot of them ride hurt
when gary mccoy was in motogp he had to be carried
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I know most of them are warriors but sometimes you have to say to yourself enough is enough.

And that's what I like about Collin Edwards. He has a good head on his shoulders--he knows what's worth pushing for it, and what's not.

Also, I believe it was in the movie Faster where one of the riders broke his fingers and couldn't shift but rode out the whole race without shifting and came in third place.

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Awesome opportunity for Chris V! I am excited to see these last 3 races.

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I know most of them are warriors but sometimes you have to say to yourself enough is enough.

And that's what I like about Collin Edwards. He has a good head on his shoulders--he knows what's worth pushing for it, and what's not.

Also, I believe it was in the movie Faster where one of the riders broke his fingers and couldn't shift but rode out the whole race without shifting and came in third place.

Crazy.
I think that was the Mick (Doohman) or our boy Mr. Schwantz! Man, I respect those legends!

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Awesome opportunity for Chris V! I am excited to see these last 3 races.
+1 to that!!!

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I know most of them are warriors but sometimes you have to say to yourself enough is enough.

And that's what I like about Collin Edwards. He has a good head on his shoulders--he knows what's worth pushing for it, and what's not.

Also, I believe it was in the movie Faster where one of the riders broke his fingers and couldn't shift but rode out the whole race without shifting and came in third place.

Crazy.
That is one of the reasons why Colin will never be a MotoGP Champion. As much as I like him he doesn't push that extra......oh and Mamola is the one that had the screwed up hand but finished the race and took a 3rd place finish.

Doohan had to have his legs sewn together so that one leg would help the other leg heal. After he was able to walk and his would still bleeding he raced.....these guys are truly at the pinnacle of racing

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That is one of the reasons why Colin will never be a MotoGP Champion. As much as I like him he doesn't push that extra......
Maybe, or maybe not.

I just look at it this way, at least there's always a next time and his chances of riding again is greater than those who do push the risk.

Also, he's a got a family to look after.
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Maybe, or maybe not.

I just look at it this way, at least there's always a next time and his chances of riding again is greater than those who do push the risk.

Also, he's a got a family to look after.
Then he should get a job at Best Buy. They pay decent enough and offer benefits. I understand what you are saying, but if you are a true competitor and at the pinnacle of your profession than you do what you have to do to be the best.....

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Then he should get a job at Best Buy. They pay decent enough and offer benefits. I understand what you are saying, but if you are a true competitor and at the pinnacle of your profession than you do what you have to do to be the best.....
LOL!!!

I understand what YOU'RE saying...hahaha...but I believe your attitude changes when you become a family man.

Are you married with kids, Tuna?
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HELL NO! I am too smart for that.

I have owned and operated a furniture store that specializes children's bedroom furniture for 14 years. I guarantee that you would find spending a few days in my store with 10 screaming children as the best form of birth control ever made!!!

The funny thing is that once Colin had a kid I mentioned to a few people that it appeared he had backed it down ever so slightly. It seemed before he had children he let it all hang out in WSBK....now he is just a little off and never seems to push that little extra....

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oh and that theory doesn't always work. My buddy Gecko is married and that seems to be his driving force to go faster. Sometimes after she calls him while we are at the track he does his fastests laps........lol

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HELL NO! I am too smart for that.

The funny thing is that once Colin had a kid I mentioned to a few people that it appeared he had backed it down ever so slightly. It seemed before he had children he let it all hang out in WSBK....now he is just a little off and never seems to push that little extra....
I noticed that too. I believe he wrote an article about his changed attitude in PB awhile back.

Also, that's why you'll see more of these single guys (John Hopkins, Chris V., and so on) take greater chances and rise faster to the top.
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Thanks for the info moeman. Do you know if Chris Vermeulen is set by contract to ride next years Moto GP?
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I actually want to see Haga take the Moto GP title. From some of his WSBK races, he was looking solid and aggressive.
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I actually want to see Haga take the Moto GP title. From some of his WSBK races, he was looking solid and aggressive.
I love watching Haga ride. If he was on a decent ride in his GP days he may have been able to get on the box.

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oh and [the married with kids] theory doesn't always work. My buddy Gecko is married and that seems to be his driving force to go faster. Sometimes after she calls him while we are at the track he does his fastests laps........lol
+1 . . . true dat.

That's why Tuna used to hide my cell phone at the track . . . so she couldn't call and get me all tweeked before a race that Tuna and I were in together. :icon_lol:

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I love watching Haga ride. If he was on a decent ride in his GP days he may have been able to get on the box.
He's just too damn inconsistent . . . but fun as hell to watch!

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He's just too damn inconsistent . . . but fun as hell to watch!
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Poor guy... I know him and Rossi are friends, and surely Rossi didn't mean for the accident to happen, but I don't know if I could help being at least a little bitter if someone took me out for the season like that due to an agressive judgement call....

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On the MotoGP telecast this w/e they said Shakey Byrne was riding for Bayliss?
That is what is posted on the MotoGP website. Shakey will ride for Camel Honda for the Malaysian race and Qatar. I would much rare see Chris, instead. We will have to wait and see.

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Chris V does not have a contract my comment was i hope he does good
so that HONDA might sign him as far as HAGA he was doing good in MOTOGP
and after has was fined due to an incident involving ROSSI and lost a bunch of points
at the end of that season he called it quits he was bitter and that is understandable
any way you never know may be Troy Corser will be offered a ride will see what happens



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There are very few GP champion riders that have "the" mindset. Rossi, Doohan, Schwantz, KR SR. By "the" mindset, I mean ONLY winning is acceptable and to that end they will do whatever it takes. I think Doohan will go down as the toughest racer ever... to hear him say "yea, I reckon I broke my leg in about 17 places" and know he's not saying it to sensationalize, but rather merely stating it as an obstacle in his way gives you an idea of who he is. I don't think Chris V. is there yet, but I think he's the best hope to be the next champion. I don't think anyone currently in MotoGP will ever challenge Rossi, I think Chris can. I hope he gets some seat time, it'll speed up his learning curve for next year.
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