Motogp crapenings.

Discussion in 'General' started by Dave K, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    So you guys still believe that Marc and Alex didn't know in November that Alex was going to LCR in 2021? That's cute. :D
     
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  2. The Great One

    The Great One Well-Known Member

    Oh absolutely, I'm just pissed about which side of the garage he is going to. I know Nakagami brings a sponsor to the table but I believe David Emmett mentioned that Idemitsu got a hell of a deal on the title sponsorship and the ride is mostly subsidized by HRC. If HRC is subsidizing both of those bikes, one would think they'd at least keep the guy they are getting the most ROI from in terms of results and being a testing mule.
     
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I'm surprised that anyone is surprised about how Honda treats anybody not named Marc Marquez. Pedrosa anyone? And Honda wanted a Japanese rider in MotoGP. Why wouldn't they?
     
  4. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    He was Honda's Puig's Golden Boy back in the day.

    The proper response is actually "Nicky Hayden anyone?"
     
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  5. nd4spd

    nd4spd Well-Known Member

    Puig kicked Pedrosa out to retaliate for Pedrosa firing him as crew chief.
     
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  6. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    If I remember correctly, wasn't Rossi even a good bit disenchanted with Honda by the time he left? I've always gotten the feeling that everyone employed by Honda is just a tool quantified by a number. And the rider is treated as such. Gonna say Marquez only gets the treatment he does because his ROI is so high. Guarantee the moment he isn't sweeping championships, he starts getting the same treatment as everyone else.
     
  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    What passport does rider A carry versus rider J?
     
  8. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Explain
     
  9. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    I thought Puig was his manager, not his crew cheif.
     
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  10. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy ...Tired...

    Japanese vs British?
     
  11. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    That’s a lot more nuanced than it seems. If Pedrosa were still on his previous form, no one would have been kicking him anywhere regardless of what Puig thought. By Dani’s falling results after the Michelin switch, anyone would have been looking to show him the door.

    Cal was making a lot of noises about retiring. Sure he’s the only one who can ride their pig at all besides Marquez, but he’s getting long in the tooth. Why lose a Japanese rider for a dude who’s only going to stay a year more tops?
     
  12. tecknojoe

    tecknojoe Well-Known Member

    Alex is still a 2 time world champion. I'm not sure what about that can be considered "spoon fed".

    It'll be interesting to see if their repair bills go up or down with the rider swap. Crutchlow certainly set the bar high
     
  13. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    How often does Honda not have a Japanese rider in the premier class? Cal was done at LCR the moment Alex signed. It was either going to be factory or out in 2021, unless Nakagami suddenly started producing podium finishes this year and got the factory seat.

    I did, months ago. Guarantee that Alex has a ride for the next two years, and Marc's loyalty goes up one notch. I didn't predict that he would sign for four years, but that certainly confirmed (in my mind) my theory.
     
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  14. SpeedWerks Racing

    SpeedWerks Racing Well-Known Member

  15. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    99%? So there's a 1% chance Rossi goes to Ducati next year in place of Dovi sitting one out. One off year, Rossi fires it to the top of the box, and wins the 'ship. Dovi get's shit canned, Rossi Mic drops on his way out, and thousands of Uchio's jerk themselves into dehydration.
     
  16. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Lol there is no chance Rossi will ever go to Ducati again.
     
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