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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 26th 2009
12--- Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au Saturday, September 26, 2009 Ailing Aussie caught up in a grim fairytale The ups and downs of MotoGP can be a lot like a fairytale. Jeremy Bowdler, editor of the new Two Wheels magazine, follows the riders down the rabbit hole. THE MotoGP season has developed a bit of Alice in Wonderland weirdness about it lately, with Alice-sponsored lead Ducati rider Casey Stoner choosing to return to Austra- lia post-Donington to rest and recuperate from a ''mystery'' debilitating illness. While diagnosis at a dis- tance seems to be a common speciality, the fact remains that Stoner has missed three races and, though scheduled to reappear at Estoril on October 4, a fortnight before Phillip Island, there is no guarantee he will be there. Of course, there is no guar- antee he won't either, but his natural reluctance to talk to the press will merely lead to more speculation about him, Ducati and his place in the team. This hasn't been helped by a British commentator who claimed Ducati was in discus- sion with Valentino Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo and was keen ''to secure the ser- vices of a top-level rider to compete alongside or even replace Casey Stoner should their increasingly fragile rela- tionship with the absent Aus- tralian finally snap''. While this would have come as some surprise to Stoner's teammate Nicky Hayden (who has been re-signed for 2010), the comment has been given extra weight since the com- mentator in question also writes the Ducati works team's English press releases. And if that didn't leave spon- sor Alice wondering what on earth the caterpillar was smok- ing, Rossi's cheeky Cheshire Cat grin and exquisitely timed bombshell announcements are unsettling everyone. I particularly admire the bit about Yamaha not treating him properly by allowing an- other top-class rider in the team. I mean, poor Valentino, he has to do all this work developing the bike, then have a young whippersnapper chas- ing at his heels. Boo hoo. At least Lorenzo has given Valentino a bit of a hurry-up on occasion and has even forced the odd error, such as Rossi crashing out of the lead at Indianapolis. However, Rossi still has some sense of humour, with the donkey's ears painted on his helmet and worn on the podium, even if the humour barely concealed his anger and determination to crush his opponents with a textbook MotoGP domination in the race at Misano. No one could have beaten him on that bike, on that track, on that day. But then the genius contin- ues with a dig at Yamaha, Lorenzo and Stoner all at once. If he doesn't get his way --- as he did in the Bridgestone/ Michelin affair a couple of years ago --- he will leave Yamaha and go to Ducati (I doubt anyone asked them) and finish his career as an Italian on an Italian bike and show that pesky Skip that he's not the only one who can win on a Ducati. Though how Ducati's team manager Livio Suppo would take to Rossi joining the team as a double act with his mentor Jerry Burgess (with- out whom he never would have left Honda) is anyone's guess. Burgess, incidentally, has won 11 GP titles as crew chief, so he is not a resource to be considered lightly. No doubt Ducati would love an Italian rider to win on their machine, and that's part of why we have seen Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi on the team, but wins are wins and Stoner has been the one able to deliver a world title. It is common knowledge that he was Ducati's fourth choice as a rider when he originally signed, and maybe the fairytale romance has been replaced with a working rela- tionship but, until he fell ill, Stoner was leading the cham- pionship. How soon we forget. The latest Two Wheels magazine is out now. Trucks, Commercial Vehicles BRAUN WHEELCHAIR LIFT Millenium Series $2,500. Mitsubishi Rosa bus seats, $300. Ph 0427 095 785 0CH MACK 1997 470HP 18sp box, 46-160 diffs, full cross locks on airbag, with sleeper, under 500,000 kms. Fitted with triaxle air bag self loading skel trailer. $77,000. ELPHINSTONE Triaxle self loading airbag skel with racks, turntable, carry bars, chock tray, cab read out for scales, complete unit, ready to go, good condition. $35,200. Phone 0418 714 441. 0 2004 UD 28' Curtainsider, excellent condition, low mileage. $80,000 Ph. 0419 898 129 13912Jono Sales Service Parts Hobart 9a Lampton Ave Ph 6272 3822 frmtoyota.com.au Trucks Forklifts Excavators Skid Steers Hino Tipper (87) 9.3 GVM, A1 cond...$15,000. Phone 0408 122 796 1 Iveco 2002 6700 series 6 rod, 18spd, 580 Cummins, Sell complete or truck only. For more details Ph 0407 823 153 1 POLISHED ALCOA 10 STUD super single steers, large centres, 385 tyres, 30%. $900. 0428 458 124. 0Steelbro Side Loader Semi trailer, suit 20'/40' ship- ping containers. 0408 365 917. 1 Tipper Isuzu KT81 5.6 gvm, LWB, reg, just passed roadworthy test. Tyres/batteries good. Body rough but solid. $4,000 . . .... . Ph 6259 1140. 1 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 MORE VEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 USED TRUCK CLEARANCE All reasonable offers considered! Phone 0419 898 129 14348dev Motor Cycles A NEW 88cc Braaap Dirt bike, hardly ridden, pink, auto, $2,600 ono. Gear also avail. 6278 9531 or 0488 947 203. 0 Atomik Thumpstar Goes well, $650. 0400 858 779 1 BASKERVILLE 27 SEPT 9AM Discount for L & P Platers 0408 368 149 srct.org.au Sponsored by Bikeworks 0 BRAAAP 150 exc cond $2,300 ono. BRAAAP engine 125 $250. Ph 0402 082 902. 1 BRAAPSTER 2006 138CC As new condition, $1,800. Call 0438 325 423. 0 CBR 954 2003 Exc cond, extras, must sell $8,500. Ph 0421 792 809. 0CBR1000, 1989 mod, new cam chain, new clutch, new front tyre $2,400. Ph 0400 864 752. 0 Draggin Jeans Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. W/proof jean polar fleece lined. Oilskin jeans, jackets. Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 EASTERN EXPLORER 3 DAY RIDE Hobart Show Weekend. Scamander and N/East Tas. 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Honda VTX 1300, '05 cruiser exc cond, 20,000k's, 5 mths reg, many extras. $12,500 ono ph 0448 362 220 KAWASAKI GPX 250 '06 as new, only 2,200klms, $4,990 ride away. Ph 6231 1500 northhobartmotorco.com.au 0 KAWASAKI GPZ900 '89, classic green, exc cond, $7,000 firm. Ph 0411 015 050. KX80 BIG WHEEL 1995 Exc cond, rebuilt motor, $1,300 - may trade. Ph 0407 194 962. 0 MERC Motorworks Enduro Series ENDURO Sunday, 27th September 2009 ''Mace's'' Buckland Scruit/Race 8.00 am/10.00 am Please note scruitineering finishes at 9.30 am Sharp! $30 MA Licence, Race Fee $30 Senior, $20 Junior, $5 Land Owner Fee $10 Merc Day Membership, $5 Scan Tag fee. Turn (L) at the end of the Buckland Straight. Follow Signs. For further info Ph Israel on 0409 974 757 2 SUZUKI DRZ 70 6mths old, exc cond, $1,800. 6249 8552 or 0417 350 631. 0 SUZUKI GS500E $1,600. PH 0407 876 169. 0 SUZUKI TS 250 TRAIL BIKE low ks, gc, new everything, 6 mths reg, $2,200. 0408 125652 0 SUZUKI 1999 HAYABUSA Good cond $9,600 ono. Ph 0409 093 279 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 YAMAHA 250 '08 4,300 kms, saddle bags, seat cover, exc cond $4,500 firm. 0405 692 786 or 0402 695 819 0 ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY'S CLASSIFIEDS. '03 SUZUKI 85 Big wheel, exc cond, $3,500 ono. '94 Kawasaki KLR 250 $1,950 ono. Ph 6261 1657 0 '04 VN 2000 - $15,000 '98 Vulcan Classic 1500 $7,500 spent on motor and gearbox $12,000 ono. '04 Polaris Quad bike $7,500. Ph 0422 823 225 0SELL it Sunday --- more people have more time of a Sunday to read your classified advertise- ments. Sell it Sunday --- Phone 62 300 400 and let the Sunday Tasmanian work for you. 0 BE BOLD Take action and use The Mer- cury Classifieds Bold Header Type featured at the top of this advertisement. This attention getting type is available through The Mercury Phone Ad Service now. Phone 62 300 400 and make Bold type work for you!
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