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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking ***Spoiler*** Gibernau confirms 'boot problem'.

Pole sitter Sete Gibernau was Valentino Rossi's biggest threat during much of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix - the Spaniard leading on several occasions before suddenly dropping from a close second to sixth with seven laps to go...

Gibernau then began to build his speed once again - and gained a position when Marco Melandri ran wide - before closing down fourth placed Dani Pedrosa over the remaining laps. The Spaniard eventually finished fifth, one-second behind the Repsol Honda rider and three-seconds from race winner Rossi.

After the race, it was confirmed that Gibernau had suffered the unusual problem of a damaged toe slider on his right boot - which meant that when his foot touched the asphalt during cornering a hole was worn, leaving the Spaniard with a bleeding little toe and forcing him to change his riding position.

Nevertheless, former Honda rider Gibernau - who set the second fastest lap of the race, just 0.060secs slower than team-mate Loris Capirossi - was simply pleased to have been battling for victory once again.

"We had a few moments out there but we had good fun and I enjoyed it a lot, it's been a while since I've been riding to win a race," smiled Gibernau. "I led a few laps, it was nice to be up there again and we fought good, so it was perfect. The team did a great job and Bridgestone did a great job too, they gave me a real good bike and tyres, so all credit to the guys, though the bike was a little wobbly on the main straight!

"When I had the problem with my boot it was difficult to adapt, it took two laps or so to adjust, then I came back. It was just a pity what happened with my boot, but that's racing. I'm starting to enjoy riding again and I'm beginning to really understand how to get the best out of the Ducati," he added.

"Sete showed once again that he's a great rider, without that boot problem he would also have fought for the win," insisted Ducati CEO and president Federico Minoli.

The Catalan Grand Prix, the most important of Gibernau's home events, will take place on June 18.
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I'm sorry, but that is the lamest excuse I ever heard. :jimmie


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Rossi never even mentioned Sete


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damn it people, his little toe was bleeding....that's not something to laugh at.....I know Doohan was riding without a freaking leg basically but no one ever in the history of motorsports ever finished a race with a bloody toe....total respect lol
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always something.....isn't it.


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dude he meat grindered his toe. Ya it's always something, but I don't think theres any doubt that this one actually happened. Besides, with Rossi lately it has also been "always something"

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another bad hair day for poor sete

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I'm sorry, but that is the lamest excuse I ever heard. :jimmie
actually, it sucks. I was riding an R6 during an endurance race that wasnt really set up for me, and in one corner (over time) i managed to completely grind down my toe slider and wear a hole in the boot. Trust me, it gets freakin HOT and very uncomfortable. I ended up trying to adjust my line and pick my foot up from the peg during that turn. It probably didnt help that the pegs were stock, but I think Sete had a legit excuse this time.


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Hey, back in 93 when I was racing my mullet like Giberhoes was out of place a strand of hair blocked my vision, and I finished fifth.
You know Giberhoe has been coming up with so many BS excuses on why he is not winning that it's sad. A Spanish Biaggi.:jimmie

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actually, it sucks. I was riding an R6 during an endurance race that wasn't really set up for me, and in one corner (over time) i managed to completely grind down my toe slider and wear a hole in the boot. Trust me, it gets freaking HOT and very uncomfortable. I ended up trying to adjust my line and pick my foot up from the peg during that turn. It probably didn't help that the pegs were stock, but I think Sete had a legit excuse this time.


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a pic for Gambler... Sete's hobbit feet...
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a pic for Gambler... Sete's hobbit feet...

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That must have hurt having all that hair burning of your feet.


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Hey, back in 93 when I was racing my mullet like Giberhoes was out of place a strand of hair blocked my vision, and I finished fifth.
You know Giberhoe has been coming up with so many BS excuses on why he is not winning that it's sad. A Spanish Biaggi.:jimmie

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I hear ya, he has more excuses than a little bit. I'm just saying that the toe slider excuse was no bs. Over a 3 hour endurance race, a ti slider would have been roached anyways, there was just too much friction on the boot.:gun


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However we are not talking about a three hour endurance race here.

Are you a closet Giberhoe fan?, come on you can tell us.


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I hear ya, he has more excuses than a little bit. I'm just saying that the toe slider excuse was no bs. Over a 3 hour endurance race, a ti slider would have been roached anyways, there was just too much friction on the boot.:gun


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However we are not talking about a three hour endurance race here.

Are you a closet Giberhoe fan?, come on you can tell us.
I do find him sexually attractive


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i think that he actually had a problem at this time because if he hasn't he would just loose 1 or 2 places... But he desapeared behind...
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even if he makes up tons of excuses thats a legitimate reason.
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