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    Default MotoGP:2010 Season

    The high adrenaline pumping action on tarmac is about to begin. Starting with the first official test in Malaysia-Sepan. Fastest guys still on the fastest machines. And new comers being offered an opportunity to upset the big guys in the game. New regulations, new riders, new teams...this season is expected to be thilling than the last one.

    The provisional calender is as follows: (From www.MotoGp.com)
    Date - Grand Prix - Circuit:
    Round 1 11 April - Qatar (Night Race) - Losail
    Round 2 25 April - Japan - Motegi
    Round 3 2 May - Spain - Jerez
    Round 4 16 May - France - Le Mans
    Round 5 30 May - Italy - Mugello
    Round 6 6 June - Great Britain - Silverstone
    Round 7 26 June - Netherlands(Saturday Race) - Assen
    Round 8 4 July - Catalunya - Catalunya
    Round 9 18 July - Germany - Sachsenring
    Round 10 25 July - United States(Motogp Class Only) - Laguna Seca
    Round 11 15 August - Czech Republic - Brno
    Round 12 29 August - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
    Round 13 12 September - San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano
    Round 14 19 September - Hungary - Balatonring
    Round 15 10 October - Malaysia - Sepang
    Round 16 17 October - Australia - Phillip Island
    Round 17 31 October - Portugal - Estoril
    Round 18 7 November - Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

    Here are a few changes in the Rules:
    800cc machines, 6 engine only - for 18 Races
    1 rider, 1 bike only (This would reduce crashes for sure)
    Minimum weight increased by 2Kg for all engine types
    Rim width is to be limited to two different size for front wheels and one different size for the rear

    The Lineup goes like this: (From www.Crash.net)

    4. Andrea Dovizioso - Repsol Honda Team
    5.
    Colin Edwards - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    7. Hiroshi Aoyama - Intrerwetten-Honda
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    11. Ben Spies - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    14.
    Randy de Puniet - LCR Honda MotoGP
    19. Alvaro Bautista - Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
    24. Marco Melandri - San Carlo Honda Gresini
    26.
    Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team
    27.
    Casey Stoner - Ducati Marlboro Team
    36.
    Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team
    40. Hector Barbera - Aspar
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    41. Aleix Espargaro - Pramac Racing Team
    46.
    Valentino Rossi - Fiat Yamaha Team
    58. Marco Simoncelli - San Carlo Honda Gresini
    65. Loris Capirossi - Rizla Suzuki
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    69. Nicky Hayden - Ducati Marlboto Team
    99.
    Jorge Lorenzo - Fiat Yamaha Team

    Recent News was that Gary McCoy will also be on the grip with FB course team.
    Just because you haven't seen it doesnt mean its impossible...expect the unexpected.

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    The first test of the 2010 season is underway at Sepang circuit. 17 official riders are participating in it.

    The first day saw The Doctor top the time sheets, followed by Stoner & Colin!

    Rossi fastest on first day at Sepang | The Official MotoGP Website

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    Yamaha has decided not to share any data between the two factory garages of Rossi & Lorenzo since they both are fighting for the title, it will be fare for both to do their own development and setup.

    Defining line in Fiat Yamaha garage | The Official MotoGP Website

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinsen View Post
    Yamaha has decided not to share any data between the two factory garages of Rossi & Lorenzo since they both are fighting for the title, it will be fare for both to do their own development and setup.

    Defining line in Fiat Yamaha garage | The Official MotoGP Website
    Rossi very cheekily took a jab a Jlo:

    I think that Jorge - already in 2008 but especially last year - demonstrated great speed and also a good attitude to fix and set-up the bike, replied Rossi. Now Jorge has two years in MotoGP so everybody in the team are agreed that it is possible to make his own way.

    Also Jorge wants to work more on the development of the bike, so I think it is right that everybody makes his job and makes his development and tries to do it alone. At the end it doesn't change a lot because all the comments made by me and Jorge are quite similar.

    So it is not a big change.


    And all JLo had to say in response was:

    I don't have anything to comment on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R-series View Post
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    The Lineup goes like this: (From www.Crash.net)
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    26. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team
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    When did this happen Dani's race number changed from 3 to 26?
    Any specific reason for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumit.pannalall View Post
    When did this happen Dani's race number changed from 3 to 26?
    Any specific reason for this?
    dont know the reason..but this is what I got from www.crash.net

    Also, several riders will change numbers in 2010, most notably Dani Pedrosa, who returns to #26 having held #3 for some years, while Ben Spies, who ran the #19 in World Superbikes has settled for #11 after seemingly losing out to Alvaro Bautista.
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    ^^^^
    Yeah read about Ben Spies but didn't know about Dani
    May be Dani wants to break his jinx of coming third in every other race
    Last edited by TheRedPill; 02-05-2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-series View Post
    dont know the reason..but this is what I got from www.crash.net

    Also, several riders will change numbers in 2010, most notably Dani Pedrosa, who returns to #26 having held #3 for some years, while Ben Spies, who ran the #19 in World Superbikes has settled for #11 after seemingly losing out to Alvaro Bautista.
    Quote Originally Posted by sumit.pannalall View Post
    ^^^^
    Yeah read about Ben Spies but didn't know about Dani
    May be Dani wants to break his jinx of coming third in every other race
    just to clear this.

    Ben raced in the AMA with No. 11. it was already taken in the WSBK by Troy Corser. (TC always rode with 11). Hence Ben used 19.

    In Moto GP Alvaro bought his 19 with him to Motogp - this has got nothing to do with Ben as he always preferred 11.

    in WSBK & MotoGp riders normally take numbers on the basis on where they finish. hence Dani (if you have been following MotoGp) would either do a 2 or a 3. never the less. this year he has decided to take 26 (his number since the 125 days & favorite) instead of 4 as his team mate had already kept that. this is because Dovi cannot use 34 in motogp since no. 34 (used by the great Kevin Swantz) has been permanently been put away in his honor.

    so Ayoma will race with 7 instead of as No. Chris Vermulin means this is vacant. everything else remains the same.
    Last edited by soulstation; 02-06-2010 at 01:57 PM. Reason: spell check :p

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    how can the numbers affect their performance i fail to understand, its all BS.
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