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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    so how do you know Pedrosa wasn't deliberately underperorming to avoid clashing with Marquez from behind?
    BT Sport described Pedrosa as ‘Honda’s loyal soldier’ which is quite an accurate description. The difference is, Pedrosa knows what he has to do, he doesn’t need to be told like the Ducati riders. Crutchlow wouldn’t need to be told either. He loves Marquez.

    Petrucci, Redding, Lorenzo have all needed to be told to help Dovi. Or at least Ducati felt they needed to tell them.

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    Interesting to hear HRCs Livio Suppo talk about what Marquez is like behind closed doors. He said he’s been around MotoGP riders for over 20 years and Marc is the only one who spends the whole race weekend with his team. He has dinner with them every night and if the team are working back to fix the bike or whatever, Marc will wait around to have dinner with them when they’re finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    The difference is, Pedrosa knows what he has to do, he doesn’t need to be told...
    How is that “the difference”?

    JL said the same thing.
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    Interesting to hear about Zarco's future, will he wait for Rossi's retirement and slot in beside Vinales or, as KTM have said, replace Smith in 2019?

    And all these young puppies from Moto2/3 looking to play in the big time, I can see slots to replace Pedrosa/Crutchlow/Bautista/Abrahams/Rabat, maybe others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    so how do you know Pedrosa wasn't deliberately underperorming to avoid clashing with Marquez from behind?
    "Underperforming" by winning the race? If that's the case maybe he should underperform more often
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    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    "Underperforming" by winning the race? If that's the case maybe he should underperform more often

    He never chalkenged Marquez.

    He inherited that spot when Marquez all but binned it.

    His real riding seemed to start at the end against Zarco when Marquez was no longer at risk
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    Pedrosa was being the loyal teammate and was certainly not going to pressure him into a mistake. Pedrosa was riding smart and when the opportunity presented itself he took the win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    He never chalkenged Marquez.
    Maybe he was just riding smarter waiting for a mistake which ended up coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    How is that “the difference”?

    JL said the same thing.
    I meant Ducati thought their riders need to be told. But wrote it kinda wordy.

    Petrucci, Redding, Lorenzo have all needed to be told to help Dovi. Or at least Ducati felt they needed to tell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    Maybe he was just riding smarter waiting for a mistake which ended up coming
    We’ll never really know eh.

    The correct answer is in the minds of the person asking LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    We’ll never really know eh.

    The correct answer is in the minds of the person asking LOL
    Yep, there always have been and always will be team orders for this sort of thing but it comes down to how blatantly obvious they are like in Dovi's case
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    When a slap on the arse from your bro just isn't enough.

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    The first Valencia test is kicking off now...

    Cold track 3* - not much movement for now.

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    Yes, all teams issue orders.

    No, not all riders comply.

    The most famous would be Luca Cadalora, 1993 round 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    The first Valencia test is kicking off now...

    Cold track 3* - not much movement for now.

    and Jack Miller on a Pramac Racing Ducati
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    http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/op...alencia-motogp

    Freddie Spencer believes that Lorenzo was dragging Dovi along with him.

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