To further illustrate Rossi's greatness, I see at least 10 other riders with faster straight line speeds (i.e., Rossi made up the time with skill into, in, and out of the corners). Even at this level, it appears that rider skill can be more important than the bike. Amazing. It looks like we are in for a great year of MotoGP, with American riders contending for the championship! You've got to love it.
I hope the Highway department of AZ (and everywhere else) is paying attention. Surely these guys will all die because they are going wau too fast. We all know that "speed kills," so these guys will simply shrivel up and die at the end of each race. If bikes can go this fast safely, why should I be limitted to 70 mph? Not that I bother going at 70 very often, but it's the principle of the thing.
I don't watch racing, or any sport, really, but I feel obligated to root for somebody. Therefore, I'm putting all my money on Nouatsu Aoki, who has a certain something that nobody else in this news post has.
If Rossi could only complain about the rules, bytch about the tracks, and whine about the race announcers, he could be a REAL champion. Barring that, I guess he'll have to be satisfied with being the fastest rider in the world.
To state the obvious; this is going to be a great year in Moto GP. To bad SPEED didn't cover this event.
I don't think Roberts is going to win it all this year, The Texas Tornado is my pick to win it all but Kenny Jr will wring the most out of the Suzuki and be in the top 7 or 8 when all is said and done. With the way things have gone in the past two years Kenny Jr he has to be a little frustrated.
The four top Hondas are just .06 seconds apart and .1 second behind Rossi. Hayden and Edwards are riding among the greatest. If Nicky keeps his rubber side down and Yamaha fails to run race distance, Hayden is a contendah!
going to be ding-dong battle all yr betw. Hayden and Edwards and Rossi, a return to the hammer & tong battles of rainey lawson gardner schwantz. Top speed doesn't matter so much, Ducatis have been fastest since the get go. It's speed at corner entrance and speed out, and who knows who was drafting who when those speeds were taken anyway? On behalf of the entire yamaha motor whatever I have only to say BITE ME HONDA!!