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Discussion in 'Racing & Bike Sport' started by CastrolCraig, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Mattie660

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    If Marquez were to have a bad tumble, break his wrist - nothing career ending, but something that would cause him trouble for the rest of the season - that would transform the Championship. Zarco, Dovisiozo and others could really be in the hunt for the title.

    As it stands no one has an answer for Marquez and the Repsol Honda. It must be very discouraging as a rider to watch Marquez and the Honda destroy everyone consistently at almost every qualifying and every race - to be so far ahead every race.

    The Marquez spell of invincibility needs to be broken.
     
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  2. PauloHRC

    PauloHRC Senior Member

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    I see what your saying @Mattie660 and I've said it myself......but not wishing him any injury or discomfort I just want him to leave Honda after this next season haha :eek::D;)
     
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  3. Gravel trap

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    it would be great to see him on another bike but I just don't think it will happen . I hope yam is better next year and Fabio can get the job done.
     
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  4. nigelrb

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    Jerez testing today.

    I think 'Live Times' will be on the Moto GP site: https://www.motogp.com/en/live

    Also, for those interested, the Black Friday One Euro pre-season access offer is open until December 1st. But beware!!! It's set to auto renew for the following season!
     
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  5. nigelrb

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    Suzuki's going well
     
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  7. nigelrb

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    Was clicking around the MotoGP dot com site, and came across a MM93 cup. Friggin' £18.00!!

    Whilst that might seem exorbitant (and is) most others were a tenner. Outright exploitation in my view. We know that Dorna makes a killing on licensed products, but I would love to know what percentage MM himself makes on these accessories inc. shirts and caps etc. MM93 cup.jpg
    And while on the subject, I am awaiting a reply from Triumph to my question of how much Dorna makes on the Daytona Moto 2 Limited Edition in licencing fees.:) I will pre-empt that no detail will be given;).
     
  8. Wozza

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    Buy the cup N and drink the holy MM93 water from it but like the Holy Grail will give you magical powers to ride your new 2020 blade.....
     
  9. nigelrb

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    Nah. I'll wait for the AM73 version cos I don't like magic. :cool:
     
  10. Manofsteel

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    Marquez now needs surgery on the other shoulder goes to Barcelona tomorrow for the op same recovery time as before apparently it’s been a problem since Motegi,may give the competition a glimmer of hope for next season but this is Marquez we’re talking about so will probably win more races than this year just to prove a point:rolleyes:
     
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  11. nigelrb

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    Would be a very dull glimmer.:(

    Remember that he came out all guns blazing this year after the previous operation. ;)
     
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  13. PauloHRC

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  15. PauloHRC

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    No doubt it will include a few wildcard rides! :)
     
  16. nigelrb

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    From my point of view, nothing could make JL99 more happy. He was completely at home on the M1 and would now make a good contribution to Yamaha.

    With respect to wildcard rides, I wonder if Honda might have plugged that with a no racing clause due to his early contract end?
     
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  17. PauloHRC

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    Nah he's a free agent after December 31st!!;)
     
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  18. PauloHRC

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    If the rumour mill is true we might see this in 2021.....or if he does retire we might see him have a VR46 Moto gp team on the grid which apparently Dorna will approve despite there already being the maximum number of bikes on the grid.....the Moto gp circus won't let go of Rossi that easily, he is Moto gp!!
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  19. nigelrb

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    Not as ridiculous as it might sound.

    Going to be some very interesting murmurs about 2021 starting very soon. No reason why Rossi couldn't run his own team in GP. He already has scores on the board and a good stable of riders. He would likely (in my view) position himself as number 2 as encouragement to whomever he contracted alongside him.
     
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    Personally I think if he continues after this season as a rider, moving down to Petronas is a good option. If he was to Run a VR46 team I don't think he will ride one of the bikes, he'd be better focusing on team management! ;)
     
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