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Moto GP 2012

Lorenzo looks pretty comfortable on the 1000cc nothing like a pure carbon fiber bike!

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Rumor: BMW to Race in MotoGP?
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BMW's reason for a potential entrance into MotoGP is interesting!

"So why, then, would BMW eye a switch to MotoGP? Rumor has it that the Motorrad department is not so keen on updating the S1000RR every year, or every 2 years as is necessary to stay competitive with the rest of the field in WSBK, since the race bike must be based on the serial production version. Moving on to MotoGP would allow BMW to race and continually develop a prototype, thus eliminating the need for frequent and expensive re-tooling of the S1000RR production line."
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To me it looks like he is about to run right of the track and onto the grass. I have seen very similar pics of Simoncelli and Stoner, at the same corner (I think), so this is obviously the line to take. How much is he drifting, and how much is the mechanics of the photograph making it look like he is running off the track, perhaps flattening the perspective.
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^^^^ HOLY COW ^^^^ !!

looks like Rossi is finally gettin' on w/ the Duc?
of course pics never tell the truth, but I think that's 100% drift to the corner entrance.

I hope it's a rockin' season!
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....or it could be the beginning of a helacious high side.
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....or it could be the beginning of a helacious high side.
That's more like it...
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^^^^ HOLY COW ^^^^ !!

looks like Rossi is finally gettin' on w/ the Duc?
of course pics never tell the truth, but I think that's 100% drift to the corner entrance.

I hope it's a rockin' season!
Looks like a highside to me! Shame there's no vid to show it. BTW look out for the Philip Island Superbikes in Feb...great track for powerslides!
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it's not a high side. it's how you get through this corner.
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