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View Poll Results: Who do you think will wear the motogp 2009 crown?
Dani Pedrosa 2 2.53%
Andrea Dovizioso 0 0%
Colin Edwards 0 0%
Chris Vermeulen 0 0%
Casey Stoner 7 8.86%
Valentino Rossi 68 86.08%
James Toseland 0 0%
Sete Gibernau 0 0%
Loris Capirossi 0 0%
Nicky Hayden 2 2.53%
Jorge Lorenzo 0 0%
Any Other... 0 0%
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Old 20th February 2009, 10:00   #1
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Time to revive the motogp action!

Kwackers out of the field, Hungary race rumored to be ditched, Dorna working hard to get Kwackers in the field as privateers to fulfil his commitment towards FIM... Guys, lot of headlines already!

Are you ready boots?

Here's the 2009 season Calender (Provisional):

Date - Grand Prix - Circuit
April 12th* - Qatar - Losail
April 26th - Japan - Motegi
May 3rd - Spain - Jerez
May 17th - France - Le Mans
May 31st - Italy - Mugello
June 14th - Catalunya - Catalunya
June 27th** - Netherlands - Assen
July 5th*** - United States - Laguna Seca
July 19th - Germany - Sachsenring
July 26th - Great Britain - Donington Park
August 16th - Czech Republic - Brno
August 30th - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
September 6th - San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano
September 20th - Hungary - Balaton
October 4th - Portugal - Estoril
October 18th - Australia - Phillip Island
October 25th - Malaysia - Sepang
November 8th - Valencia Ricardo Tormo - Valencia
* Evening race
** Saturday race
*** Only MotoGP class

Credits to Sohail Pistawala for the provisional Calender.

Here's the Rider line-up as confirmed by FIM earlier:

No - Rider - Team - Bike
3 - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Honda
4 - Andrea Dovizioso - Repsol Honda - Honda
5 - Colin Edwards - Tech 3 - Yamaha
7 - Chris Vermeulen - Rizla Suzuki - Suzuki
14 - Randy De Puniet - LCR Honda - Honda
15 - Alex De Angelis - San Carlo Gresini - Honda
21 - John Hopkins - Kawasaki Racing - Kawasaki
24 - Toni Elias - San Carlo Gresini - Honda
27 - Casey Stoner - Ducati Marlboro - Ducati
33 - Marco Melandri - Kawasaki Racing - Kawasaki
36 - Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing - Ducati
46 - Valentino Rossi - Fiat Yamaha - Yamaha
52 - James Toseland - Tech 3 - Yamaha
59 - Sete Gibernau - Grupo Francisco Hernando - Ducati
65 - Loris Capirossi - Rizla Suzuki - Suzuki
69 - Nicky Hayden - Ducati Marlboro - Ducati
72 - Yuki Takahashi - Scot Racing - Honda
88 - Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing - Ducati
99 - Jorge Lorenzo - Fiat Yamaha - Yamaha

But, now after Kawasaki confirming their exit, it'll be a 17 rider grid with Hopper and Marco standing out.

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Old 20th February 2009, 12:13   #2
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aah was waiting for somebody to start the thread, anyws i watch it very closely,
So lorenzo up with a new number.

read the reviews on the website for their last test, looked good, casey still very strong, but rossi was close enough on timings. Hope one tyre manufacture rule will give a good treat for the eyes in terms of competition, this means more close results.

I have voted for 46-Valentino Rossi.
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The Doctor (Rossi) as he is named will win in 2009, thats my prediction. As I think that if he wins in 2009 he might retire from Moto GP. Hoping for a great season in 2009.
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The Doctor!

But he is going to have a tough time from Stoner & Hayden this year.
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Rooting for le doctor, but looking to watch a good challenge from Stoner. Would be interesting to see how he reacts after his consecutive falls last year.

Any links to why Kawasaki would not see the track this year?

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Any links to why Kawasaki would not see the track this year?

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Financial problems with the parent company. Same reasons as Honda pulling out of F1
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The Doctor (Rossi) as he is named will win in 2009, thats my prediction. As I think that if he wins in 2009 he might retire from Moto GP. Hoping for a great season in 2009.
I doubt he will retire sooo sooon, he has plans to have some mroe championships under his name.
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Old 20th February 2009, 19:55   #8
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The Doctor all the way!

I don't think he'll retire so soon, well I hope he doesn't!
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Great news for all the Kwacker and Marco fans.

Kwacker will line up in the grid, only with Marco Melandri.

From Here

Marco Melandri, on the other hand, is willing to go ahead with the season only if he gets a fair testing time with the 2009 Kawasaki machine.

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I think it will be doctor again this year.
Hope Casey, Dani and Jorge put up a stiff challenge for the doc
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More news... Hungarian round is postponed to 2010. The FIM, motorcycling's governing body, has confirmed that there will no replacement for the postponed Hungarian MotoGP event, meaning the 2009 championship calendar will be reduced to 17 rounds. This is sad.
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How is the preseason tesing going on.
Last I read was Stoner setting the pace.
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preseason test is goood as far as i know, Rossi was just few tens of a second behind stoner, in the last test, stoner did lead but this time Lorenso was 2nd fastest followed by rossi. So goood too see movements happening. I want to se what Nicky hayden has in store since he is on Ducati along with stoner.
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Apart from the front runners Dani, casey and valentino..
I would be closely following Nicky, Jorge and Loris.

It would be intresting to see how Nicky manages the Ducati electronics.

April 12 seems too far away
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I will root for the Fiat Yamaha with The Doctor on board.I
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