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Who will win the 2008 Championship?
Jorge Lorenzo
Nicky Hayden
Valentino Rossi
James Toseland
Dani Pedrosa
Casey Stoner
Colin Edwards
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Sorry, I thought this was the shalloville thread

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Rossi Wins!!! woohoo  And gets off his bike to kiss the Corkscrew part of the track!
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Rossi wins ahead of Stoner. clap Shame Stoner went down. Might have won.

9th for Toseland. Disappointing as he was in 7th for a lengthy period.

Watched the last 10 laps.
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Rossi wins again after another fall by Stoner. Rossi leading the championship by 75 points. Its Over!!!!!
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The wind in particular was nasty at the end there. Threatened to turn into a farce with possible continuation after it had been red flagged.

In the end Rossi won and extended the championship lead even further.
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Can someone explain to me why Rossi only needs one more point to clinch the title when there are 100 points still available, and he's only 87 points clear?
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Can someone explain to me why Rossi only needs one more point to clinch the title when there are 100 points still available, and he's only 87 points clear?


No idea. unsure Where did you hear that?
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It's not a competition I follow all that closely but presumably after the next race there will be less than 100 points available won't there? Are you sure it's not that he needs 1 more point than his closest rival rather than 1 more point? Then it would make sense if only 87 points were available after the next race and he would be 88 points ahead. Think
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No, I've seen it in a few reports on yesterdays race, including the BBC, that he's one point away from clinching the title.
It anyway wouldn't make sense to mean one point more then his rivals, because even with less then that he's definitely won.
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At the moment I can only find the BBC saying it, but I'm sure I saw it in one or two other places as well. I think it must be a mistake.
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I think Rossi only needs to finish 3rd or maybe only 4th to be champion in 2 weeks at Motegi!
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4th might not be enough if Stoner wins...
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Well, sort of. Stoner could only tie the championship with Rossi if he won all remaining races and Rossi didnt get a point at any of them. So 3rd guarantees Rossi champion. 4th means joint champion at least. (No idea what they do in the event of a tie. Probably go to race wins. And Stoner would win on that 8-7!
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I think that's how it works, which is why i said 4th isn't enough.
Basically, if Stoner wins, Rossi would need 3rd place.
If Stoner finishes second, Rossi needs 8th place (they could still tie on points and race wins, but Rossi would be ahead on second place finishes).
If Stoner finishes 3rd, Rossi needs 12th place.
If Stoner finishes 4th, Rossi needs 15th.
If Stoner finishes lower, Rossi has it whatever.
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Pedrosa can still win it too though.
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Ah yes, I forgot about that...
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