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Who is the biggest underachiever in MotoGP for 2006?

  • Elias - although he won in Portugal he has been a no show all year

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Tamada - RC211V and still strugling for a top 10?

    Votes: 20 32.3%
  • Edwards - Second year with Yamaha and still strugling

    Votes: 17 27.4%
  • Giberneau - Either hurt, in the dirt or getting schooled

    Votes: 18 29.0%
  • Ellison - Careless Chucker is getting the job done, where have you been?

    Votes: 4 6.5%
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The Philosopher King
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hands down tamada
 
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how can hopkins not be on this poll? The zook is prob a decent bike /platform ,so is the kawi ,,,its more on the riders ,,Tell hopkins to beat it ,too long with no progress and hes the wrong guy to get the gremlins out of that bike .

cant hayden be on here too ? 2 wins and has fallen apart in the clutch (hahaha sweet PUN) !!
 

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Twin A
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Hopkins has tons of talent but it's wasted on the suzuki. The bike is probably the best yet but still a nail.
 

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getoffdagrid;880853How do you win the formula extreme class in ama and then get promoted to motogp the following year?[/QUOTE said:
That is definitely a head scratcher. I guess he gives a great BJ.
 

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:roflmao There are actually people on this website who think
he is Championship material...
He is championship material... in AMA Formula Extreme. I'm not sure I see another #1 plate for that guy anytime soon though.

I'm championship material too: I'm #1 when it comes to fucking the dog at work.
 

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Shiftless clutcher
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+1 for hopkins and his underachieving. How do you win the formula extreme class in ama and then get promoted to motogp the following year?
Actually, Hopkins won an Aprilia Cup and an AMA 750 Supersport title before the X-treme championship win. Then John Ulrich recommended Hopkins to Red Bull Yamaha boss Peter Clifford. You'll remember that it was Ulrich who discovered Kevin Schwantz, who went on to be promoted to the 500 GP class and, despite having won no AMA championships, became World 500 champ in '94.

That being said, Schwantz's Suzuki was at least competitive enough of the time, for enough seasons, to enable him to win the title. Hopkins's Suzuki has yet to be proven a threat.
 

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Its quiet in here!
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I say all of them.

I will defend Hopper, that bike is a piece of shit, give him a real bike and you'll be eating your words. When then bike works, he's up front. Oh, the shit tires don't help either. Vermeulen may have out qualified him but Hopkins nearly always beats him in the races. Qualifers don't build men, races does-insert Tim's Allans grunting here! :laughing

As for Sete, he was washed up years ago.
 

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Ducati doesn't seem to have any trouble with the tires....

Sure they do, the Ducs are very inconsistent, Capirossi has said so and Sete would start strong and fade, same as the Suzuki's.
 

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Twin A
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haha.
Ducati gets the first level of development of the bridgestone tires. That might explain why they are working for them.
 
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