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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    He'll never "eclipse" Rossi, unless he does it with multiple manufacturers.
    I think that's a weak argument though.
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    Mind you Marquez could win 25 titles and he'll never eclipse Rossi......whatever.

    Without getting into Rossi bashing, I think for quite a bit of his time there wasn't much competition [ and once Stoner/Lorenzo and Marquez rolled up...... ] , and having your own "backdoor" tyre supply always bothered me as well. But 9 titles is pretty awesome anyways you look at it.

    Agostini and Hailwood, Spencer was a real freak too, or maybe you could slot Surtees in as well, F1 car and bike titles isn't too shabby.
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    Aside from those mentioned where do you end with raw talent?
    Jarno Saarinen, Anthony Gobert, John Koscinski, Kevin Schwantz?

    Then if you combine that raw talent with a psychotic urge to win?
    Mick Doohan, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidf View Post
    Mind you Marquez could win 25 titles and he'll never eclipse Rossi......whatever.

    Without getting into Rossi bashing, I think for quite a bit of his time there wasn't much competition [ and once Stoner/Lorenzo and Marquez rolled up...... ] , and having your own "backdoor" tyre supply always bothered me as well. But 9 titles is pretty awesome anyways you look at it.

    Agostini and Hailwood, Spencer was a real freak too, or maybe you could slot Surtees in as well, F1 car and bike titles isn't too shabby.
    In Rossi's defence those before him such as Rainey, Doohan etc were given the same tyre treatment by Michelin. Obviously 2008 Bridgestone situation and DORNA working with Yamaha marketing to get Rossi back on the m1 was something not seen before and likely won't be seen again but the Michelin stuff was pretty standard practise.

    Rossi was probably the best rider during the years he won championships(maybe not 2008) though you have to wonder how Barros would've gone if he had been given a full factory RCV all season for 2002. He probably should've won every race that year though.
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    Latest gossip from the MotoGP paddock.

    Valentino Rossi has admitted he’s “afraid of quitting” MotoGP. The 39-year-old Movistar Yamaha rider’s retirement has been a hot topic as of late but Rossi has revealed “It scares me; and one day it will be hard to find something else". - Daily Star

    Yamaha Boss Lin Jarvis has suggested that Rossi’s “motivation will depend on the performance of the bike” and that if the Italian does decide to retire “Zarco will be one of the candidates". - Last Lap

    Four-time world champion Marc Marquez claims that next year he will “think of the mistakes of 2017 instead of seeing the good moments” in order to improve. - Speed Week

    Red Bull co-founder has ambitiously stated that he is keen to see Marquez at KTM and has suggested that he is willing to double the Repsol Honda rider’s salary. - Rungan Sport

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    i'd say once he gets to the 4/5 championships with honda he may entertain that idea for something new....

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    HRC released the data from Marquez's save at Valencia.

    Marquez reached the end of the main straight and braked 30 metres later than usual. He took the corner at 153km/h, in third gear. When losing the front end, the front wheel slid for more than 50 metres and his lean angle reached 64º

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    Assuming he was doing 260 km/h into that turn, he braked only 0.4 of a second later, which is pretty crazy.
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    Simon Crafar joins the MotoGP commentary team for 2018.
    And I didn't realise Dylan Gray was leaving too!

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    Great so now we have to put up with a kiwi accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple View Post
    And I didn't realise Dylan Gray was leaving too!
    Sorry guys, umm ahhh sorry to interrupt umm ahhh.

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    Now that Honda and Marquez have made their position clear about who Marquez is signing with for 2019, KTM have their sights set on Zarco.

    Rossi says he won’t be making a decision until about 6 races in (June).

    Does Zarco wait for a factory Yamaha ride that might not eventuate and risk losing a KTM offer and be left with no factory ride?

    I think there’s a very good chance Rossi will continue but sign a one year deal with an option for a second.

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    Actually I would wager ktm is grooming oliviera for the 2019 sest. He is already part of the team and the F1 teams have shown they like to promote young guys from the development teams to the top.tier seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonky View Post
    Actually I would wager ktm is grooming oliviera for the 2019 sest. He is already part of the team and the F1 teams have shown they like to promote young guys from the development teams to the top.tier seats.
    The CEO then outlined some ideas for 2019: “Our aim is to continue with Pol Espargarò – he underlines– he and the entire team have a good relationship based on mutual respect”. Lastly, there is talk of a satellite team with rumours hinting at team Marc VDS: “We want to create a structure in which we can see our top class champions grow– concludes Pierer – in Moto2 we have two riders like Binder and Oliveira and this would be a launch pad to MotoGP”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    The CEO then outlined some ideas for 2019: “Our aim is to continue with Pol Espargarò – he underlines– he and the entire team have a good relationship based on mutual respect”. Lastly, there is talk of a satellite team with rumours hinting at team Marc VDS: “We want to create a structure in which we can see our top class champions grow– concludes Pierer – in Moto2 we have two riders like Binder and Oliveira and this would be a launch pad to MotoGP”.
    I wonder if that means the plan is to have MarcVDS run KTMs in moto2 as well. It would be great for the series to see Honda and others run a moto2 team if KTM shows that having feeder teams can work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4p1 View Post
    I wonder if that means the plan is to have MarcVDS run KTMs in moto2 as well. It would be great for the series to see Honda and others run a moto2 team if KTM shows that having feeder teams can work.
    I'd like to see Dorna mandate each factory team having a satellite team. It'd see 24 bikes on the grid which is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    I'd like to see Dorna mandate each factory team having a satellite team. It'd see 24 bikes on the grid which is perfect.
    Ducati and Honda look to be very happy to run two satellite teams so they can have 3x2017 bikes and 3x 2018 bikes and I could see them potentially blocking a move from DORNA to stop them doing so in the future. I think having 3 guys on current factory bikes is good for the series as well.
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    Factory contracts up for renewal...

    Who’s going where? Who’s staying where?

    If Lorenzo is still struggling on the Ducati will he look elsewhere? In Ducatis own words, a repeat of this season for Lorenzo would be unacceptable.

    Potential bikes up for grabs in 2019.

    Rossi’s M1 (possible but unlikely)
    Both Suzuki’s
    Smith’s KTM
    Lorenzo’s Ducati
    Scott Redding’s Aprilia.
    Pedrosa’s Honda (possible but unlikely)

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    If that's Ducati's stance - they're a bunch of cunts.

    But I don't think he'll do any worse.
    JL will win races for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    If that's Ducati's stance - they're a bunch of cunts.

    But I don't think he'll do any worse.
    JL will win races for sure.
    Am I interpreting this correctly? Or is the meaning getting lost due to English being their second language?
    "At the beginning of the season we focused on Jorge’s confidence with the bike. Later he had to be always in the top five, and finally, he had to fight for the victory no matter the race or the conditions.

    "At the last races he was there, and I think with two more rounds we would have confirmed it.

    "If next year we find the same problems as in 2017, we won’t have any excuses. Another season like that one would be unacceptable."
    https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...orenzo-985284/

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