The Australian Moto GP 2010

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The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Sometimes you never know when it's gonna come up to you. I have a good friend back in Greece, and he's is a motorcycle journalist. In fact, he is the broadcaster of all moto gp races for Greece!!! His name is Dimitris Diatsidis. I asked him through facebook, if he's gonna come in Melbourne for the Australian moto gp this year. He replied that he couldn't as he had to stay and comment the race from the Greek studio, but he immidiately asked me, if i wanted for me and Sylv those special passes to have access to the paddocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, of course i said YES!!!!!!! I can't describe you how i felt this moment guys! I only had seen the moto gp races on tv. Once i've been live, in Turkey (Istambul), and this was on a regular sit. But this time.... oh boy this time i could be able to see everything so close!!!! Here's my trip!

We had to go to the Federation square (center of Melbourne) to take our bus. Buses departing from 6am to 7am. So, in order to catch up one of the first ones, we had to wake up at 4:30am. No probs to me, but Sylv....... :whistle
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The drive to Phillip island was about....1,5 hours. Weather was bad though. Going there with your bike THAT day, wasn't the best thing to do!
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Once arriving there, we had to go to the accreditation center at Gate 1A, to collect our passes
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And there we are, in front of the Phillip island circuit. One of my life dreams, became reallity!!!
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Due to i had to go out for a while, i got stamped!!!
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby sweekster » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:53 pm

So I would ask if you and Sylvia had fun but that would be a stupid question. Looks like you are adjusting well to Oz as well Cris. I have to yet to attend a Moto GP but it's on my list and seeing these pics makes me want to go even more. Feel free to narrate some more and post more pics.
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby thatkid » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:39 am

You lucky bas......... That's amazing, I'm sooooo.... jealous

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:09 am

sweekster wrote:So I would ask if you and Sylvia had fun but that would be a stupid question. Looks like you are adjusting well to Oz as well Cris. I have to yet to attend a Moto GP but it's on my list and seeing these pics makes me want to go even more. Feel free to narrate some more and post more pics.

Wanting to make your desire more intense... i'm keep going posting :cheers:
Going further in the track, due the light rain, things getting worse
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...but soon became better!!!!!
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Way better!!! This Yamaha R1 was on a lottary. We bought some tickets, but guess what??? We ain't so lucky!!!
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Just before the paddocks, they had a big motorcycle exhibition
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I was really jelaous about this!!!
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The motorcycle exhibition
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Love this?
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I was ready to steal them!!!
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guys.... Lorenzos' M1
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Thank God it was on that rotational stand, and i didn't had to go all the way around!!!
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And just for curiosity, i took a pic of the engine (uncovering the Yamaha secrets)!!!
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BMW S1000 full carbon
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That young lady looked so cute...
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...so i told her to turn around, so i can see her better :P
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Do you remember the SRAD???? I loved this bike!!!!
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And proudly... i introduce you Danys' bike!!!
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Do not forget the details hey!!!
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This is the bridge over the starting line. And led to the paddocks
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After the bridge, we saw these old fellas there!!! I suppose there was a classics race took place early in the morning that day!
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And i suppose some Australian race as well
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Oh shit!!!! I'm in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just before the paddocks, one more check from these guys! They are from Iraq, and 2 years ago moved in Oz. Live in Melbourne, and worked for these 3 days at Phillip island moto gp
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This is a place of the paddocks. If the weather was good, you could see riders and mechanics having coffe here. But....
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We had access to the Media Center. Didn't stay there for long though, 'cause there was no reason to. No good view!
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THAT bad the weather was. Too much mud
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You never know who you are gonna meet at the toilets. Ramon was one of the engineers of HRC Honda!!! Very nice guy and he pleasantly accept to have a photo with me! (my God... at the toilets!!!!)
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And later on..... this time... well... outside at the toilets. With Mick Doohan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I approach him and asked him: "Hey Mick, may i have a photo with you?
He simply and with a great smile answered: "Yeh sure"
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With this Ducati, if you were lucky enough to win in a lottary (so many lottaries hey?) you could had a ride as a co-passenger!!!
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The paddocks
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:41 am

mawler wrote:You lucky bas......... That's amazing, I'm sooooo.... jealous

Be more jelaous then :P
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Ok, i know this is so cruel.... but be even more jelaous
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And about 10am riders had a small test ride once more
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Marco Melandri
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Guess who?
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Yes it was the Dr. And i was exactly above the Yamaha-Fiat pit stops!!!!
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Casey Stoner
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Dany in action!!!
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby yamaha_george » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:44 am

csofos wrote:Dany in action!!!

Chris,
you missed this one :-http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/specials/MarkWalker_Saltracer_02%20.jpg also at the Phillips island bash but showing off Ozzy ingenuity . This is a completely all Oz build & design for the salt racing just like in "the fastest Indian " but Oz not NZ.
The guy that did it:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtPv4fI2tjc
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http://cafedelfuego.com.au/?page_id=99

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:37 pm

yamaha_george wrote:
csofos wrote:Dany in action!!!

Chris,
you missed this one :-http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/specials/MarkWalker_Saltracer_02%20.jpg also at the Phillips island bash but showing off Ozzy ingenuity . This is a completely all Oz build & design for the salt racing just like in "the fastest Indian " but Oz not NZ.
The guy that did it:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtPv4fI2tjc
&
http://cafedelfuego.com.au/?page_id=99

Damn! I haven't seen this before. And i was so sure that i took pictures of everything.
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:10 am

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:11 am

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:13 am

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:14 am

Having a chat with his mechanics, and back to the battle again!
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:15 am

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:16 am

And the other American, Nicky Hayden
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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:17 am

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Re: The Australian Moto GP 2010

Postby csofos » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:19 am

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