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Old 10-14-2012, 03:54 PM
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What a heart breaker for Cal. They were racing their *** off. Good to see the Honda win again! And really Ben? He could have got back on, as least it looked like it.
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Would have been nice to see crutchlow pull it off. If not for those couple of little wheelies and that bump, I think he would have.
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How does a MotoGP team not put enough fuel in the bike?? The last lap would have been epic had Crutchlow not run out of fuel. Bummer for sure.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:23 PM
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Absolutely driving the wheels off of it, aka LOTS of wheel spin, not being smooth with the throttle......
Announcer commented they were going to be close anyway. His "inefficient" driving bit him in the ****. It is kinda ridiculous though.
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They are only allowed a specific quantity of fuel
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:37 PM
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Fuel amount is regulated, its up to the teams to tune accordingly. Speed costs gas.

I felt worse for Spies (he is American after all). Crashing off the podium. Really hope next year is better for him.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:49 PM
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I wanted to see Cal win that fight too!



Here is Rossi a few years ago:


Spies:


I've seen rolex cars do that for years:

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The short answer is they are carbon/carbon brakes and pads. The powers that be want to go back to steel but the riders and manufactures refuse.
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