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The 2013 MotoGP News, Rumors and Other Info Thread

With a week to the season opener at Qatar, it is time to start the 2013 MotoGP News, Rumors and Other Information thread.

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I posted this at the end of the other thread, I didn't realize there was a new one:

I saw this photo on the cover of motogp.com and noticed something interesting. Look at all these MotoGP/250 veterans and their form, pretty standard stuff. Then look at the Moto2 guys Marquez and Bradl, they're both hanging off the bike way more with their heads held a lot lower dragging their elbows. Moto2 is definitely creating a different kind of rider. Crutchlow is also using a completely different style from anyone else.


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he is taking a very different line or isn't pushing. his knee is inches off of the ground
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I posted this at the end of the other thread, I didn't realize there was a new one:

I saw this photo on the cover of motogp.com and noticed something interesting. Look at all these MotoGP/250 veterans and their form, pretty standard stuff. Then look at the Moto2 guys Marquez and Bradl, they're both hanging off the bike way more with their heads held a lot lower dragging their elbows. Moto2 is definitely creating a different kind of rider. Crutchlow is also using a completely different style from anyone else.

Amazing photography! There may be a different style of riding, much more risky and pushing of the limits. Begs the question, is it good enough and will it outlast experience?

I am rooting for Rossi, but i don't see him going all the way this year. His comfort with his bike is no where close to how JLo is with his bike, although next year i see Rossi coming on top. Doesn't mean i see him doing bad this year either as i see him making podium finishes for sure.

I also have a feeling Marquez is going to blow everyone away the first few races and then stumble midway through.

And Pedrosa, he is thirsty this year and like everyone has said he knows this is the time to do it with Casey Stoner gone (physically, not his attitude or stench). The pressure is on JLo to defend the title if he can handle it. I also don't buy the mutual terms between Rossi and JLo, i think that is for publicity.

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I think dani is going to conquer at qatar

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- Dani starts fast, and stays fast. This year is his first championship.
- Marquez gets his first victory in Texas, and then DNF's himself at least 5 times this year.
- Rossi wins 2 races.
- Lorenzo finishes second in the points, with a close margin to Pedro.
- Cal talks more shit than everyone else combined.
- Spies never wins another race. This year or otherwise.
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I feel that Rossi will win a bit more than 2 and the points will be very close in the top 4.
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