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Last race of the year was at Valencia, Spain.

Rossi 😢 again won handily. 9 wins on the year for Rossi and Yamaha, this after Honda "vowed" to defeat him for leaving the "Big Red Machine". The 9 wins equals his effort last year on the "mighty" rcv211.

As you may know Colin Edwards, one of the best development riders in the business joins Rossi on the Yamaha next season. They are going for the manufacturer's championship. Should be another banner year for blue. 😢

Hayden crashed out yet again. Neither of the Roberts boys could get over their injuries to be able to ride.

Hayden has signed with Honda for another two years. If he doesn't do something with those two years, look for him to be sent back to the states.

Michael Jordan was at the race, took some laps on a two seat Ducati, with several top riders escorting him. Cool story at www.cyclenews.com on all of it . 😢

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Nice final ride for Bayliss. He's always a fun rider to watch, hopefully he ends up somewhere other than back in World Superbike. I'd rather see him in the AMA, then the boring "Ducati" cup.

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I`m sure i heard a rumour that bayliss may be on a camel honda next year?,i sure hope he is,he looks like 1 of the few ex WSB riders that can run at the front of a GP,ducati i think may have made an error of judgement by letting him go!.

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Very shrewd of Yamaha to hire Edwards. He and Rossi get on well and Edwards will be able to back Rossi up in the onslaught that Honda are sure to launch. Biaggi, the most talented of the also rans, will surely do better on the Repsol Honda than either Barros or Hayden managed this year and the Camel Hondas with Bayliss and Tamada will be formidable. The Camels were the fastest Hondas this year and with these two wild men on board they are sure to have some great results. Gibernau is a broken man, I can't see him coming back. Kawasaki and Suzuki have had a better year this year, if they continue to catch up, Kenny Roberts jnr could still be a force at the front and Nakano is nobody's patsy. Ducati have blown it I reckon and Aprilia chose the wrong engine configuration and wont be on the pace in my opinion. 2005 should be a fascinating year.

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Sete had an on and off year. At times he looked incredible, in a different league, but then Rossi had the nerve to show up 😢 . It must have been really frustrating to be on the "best" bike and be looking at the Yamaha's back tire hooking up and snaking away. You are right, Sete may not recover. His confindence is obviously shaken.

I would have to say the same for Hayden. He did little but go backwards this year. I watched him with great anticipation but nothing much materialized. I am a big fan of his, being American 😢 and all, but there shouldn't be a doubt in anyone's mind who the true best American GP roadracer is right now, it is and probably has always been Colin Edwards since he left the WSB.

You also have to wonder how many more chances the Roberts boys are going to get to stay in MotoGP. How long can you ride on your daddy's name? Kenny jr. had some great years on the 500's before Rossi came in to show him how it was done but he has done very little since then. Granted the Suzuki was a mess for a long time, but Hopkins has done better by and large. Kurtis Roberts on the other hand, &%$#@! is that guy doing in the GP's , he couldn't stay on two wheels long enough to do anything in U.S. AMA superbike much less against the best in the world. Never cared for him. 😢

Alot of the Suzuki and Kawasaki's progress is being directly attributed to their use of new compound Bridgestone tires.

Ducati needs to regain their focus. After their first year where they had arguably the fastest bike, this season it seems they took a step backwards.

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I don't think Ducati went backwards, Its just that everyone else went one step foward.

Anyway, nice to see Bayliss on the podium.

Rossi is a God.

2001 Aprilia Mille R

2002 Ducati 998 Bayliss

2003 Suzuki GSXR1000

2001 Kawasaki KDX220

2001 Yamaha WR250

1974 Suzuki TM400

2004 Suzuki RM100

2001 Yamaha TTR125l, daughters bike

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