The Official 2020 Silly Season Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by The Great One, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Puig is banking on Haslam's development experience and praying Bautista wins on it. Great plan or epic failure to follow...
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  2. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta wonders why Lorenzo is still doing this.

    "Lorenzo has to make a decision," says Ezpeleta in an interview with ''. "I get on very well with him and love him, but he has to think about what he wants in his life. If his back hurts, that's just how it is. "

    "Jorge has to think about whether he can recover and how the Lorenzo returns, whom we all know or whether that is not possible. That's important for him and for the championship. I do not like to watch how such a good rider turns 19th, "notes Ezpeleta.

    The Dorna CEO does not necessarily recognize a motivation problem: "I doubt that he can do more than is currently the case. If it turns out he's feeling sick after the accident in Assen, then he has to think about the next step and think about whether he should not stop. "

    Finally, Ezpeleta remembers the Dutch TT six years ago when Lorenzo crashed in training, had surgery in Spain and then competed in the race. "I believe that the Lorenzo, who drove in 2013 in Assen with a freshly operated clavicle, would not understand what he is doing now. It makes me sad to see him like that, "said the person responsible for the Dorna.
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  3. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Google Translaglish often can be hurtful to read...
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  4. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    And apparently, ViƱales recently got it.
  5. The Great One

    The Great One Well-Known Member

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  6. rcarson15

    rcarson15 Well-Known Member

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  7. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    yeah, it was easier in german for me too
  8. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    I imagine this is going to be tough for SDK since I assume he has no time on a Moto2 bike. In any case, I hope both he and Iker do well.
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  9. TX Joose

    TX Joose Well-Known Member

    He said he's ridden one (probably not the current Triumph) but I'm pumped for him.

    So who you got.. Robert or SDK in front?
  10. dieterly

    dieterly Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think we all remember Eslick's Moto2 debut...
  11. badmoon692008

    badmoon692008 Well-Known Member

    Gonna be interesting to see, especially since they're on the same team and same bike... If SDK is even within shouting distance of him I think it would make Roberts look pretty bad.
  12. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

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  13. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    It seems like we just set our riders up for consistent failure with these wildcard appearances. None of our SBK guys have really shined in their WSBK wildcards at Laguna. Dallas Daniels came dead last at the final round of WSS300. Can't imagine SDK is going to do all that well at a new track on a bike he's never ridden. Based on an interview Herrin gave, it sounds like he was never really given a fair shake in Moto2 either.

    Gerloff has probably the best chance out of all the riders we've sent over in a while.
  14. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Sorry for the doom and gloom but it's probably never going to happen. This year for instance JD was 4th or 5th in points in MA at Laguna. So how hard is he going to ride in WSBK when his day job (MA) is more important? A stand alone wild card ride would be easier but still you've got to spend at least 2 or 3 weekends riding your ass off with the other tires. Then there's the wear and tear on the bike and the money to do it. And the stress level is tough too. You're worrying about crashing/bending bikes and not looking like a butt head while doing so. I've watched many racers over the years try to do it, but the risk/reward isn't there IMHO. But I still want someone to try next year, maybe Josh Hayes?
  15. The Great One

    The Great One Well-Known Member

  16. badmoon692008

    badmoon692008 Well-Known Member

    I feel like I remember JD doing pretty damn good (at least in the points) last year during his wildcard until they had a mechanical issue with the bike and he pitted.
  17. sharky nrk

    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

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    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

  19. The Great One

    The Great One Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Makes me wonder how useful Folger's input was. Was he saying the same thing Nozane and Nakasuga were saying, making his input redundant? Or was did his input contradict feedback from them and the Factory riders?
  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Potential future good one (I'm gonna hold off on "great" for now): Lorenzo Fellon. You read it here first. :D

    CEV Moto 3 next year with Monlau. He's pulling out of the red bull rookies cup.

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