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Dicing at BRNO

August 25th 2006 08:06
Who else was impressed to see Pedrosa step up and have a go at Rossi at Brno on the weekend? The little Spaniard came from behind to battle with Rossi, and for a couple of corners looked like he could’ve been a threat but it wasn’t to be as Rossi put on some moves and chopped him up good and pulled away for a second place finish. Second place finish? Rossi? After he started on pole? That’s right – Capirossi led start to finish and posted the fastest lap times and finished 5 seconds ahead of Rossi and at one stage had a lead of almost 8 seconds!

Aussie Rocket Casey Stoner finished a credible 6th – 15 seconds behind the race winner. He too had a tustle with Pedrosa early in the race, but wasn’t able to hold the pace for the entire race. Vermuelen got into 12th and added some more points to his cache. Good to see a couple of our boys up there slicing and dicing. Stoner will be the man to watch in 2007 though. Flashes of raw speed and flawless technique shine through every so often, just needs some regularity and endurance and watch out!

Nicky Hayden couldn’t replicate his Laguna Seca success and ended the race in 9th. Unsure what happened to him, he has been so consistent all year. He is still on top of the leader board with a fairly comfortable lead but he dropped off the pace significantly enough to have everyone asking what the trouble could be.

The next round is Malaysia at the spectacular Sepang circuit. One of the longest lapping tracks on the calander, its made all the more gruelling by intense heat and humidity. Capirossi cleaned up here last year, so it will be interesting to see if he can make it a double.


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Comment by jon

August 25th 2006 09:44

Comment by Joey

August 25th 2006 12:29
he sure is. its his rookie season and he is on a fairly substandard bike compared to pedrosa.

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