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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
    Still not seeing it. And struggling to see him on it. If Pedrosa couldn't make it work for him and Cal says it's such a physical bike then Lorenzo, who's the same sort of rider, isn't going to like it any more than the Ducati. I also just can't see him there with Marquez as the number one, despite the Repsol/Spanish thing. It may push things with Marquez, who Red Bull are desperate to see at KTM (yes, I know he's contracted etc.etc.)
    It could simply be to leverage the deal with Yamaha?
    I can't see Honda getting into a bidding war over him, they've got a world champion and there's a hat full of bright young things to put on Dani's bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    It could simply be to leverage the deal with Yamaha?
    I can't see Honda getting into a bidding war over him, they've got a world champion and there's a hat full of bright young things to put on Dani's bike.
    Quite. My thoughts exactly.

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    Lorenzo is one of a small breed who have won MotoGP races on 2 marques. First to 3 ?


    LOL. Autocorrect changed marques to Marquez

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    There are only 2 or 3 riders capable of being world champ. Jorge is one of them. Honda won't like him on another competitive bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    There are only 2 or 3 riders capable of being world champ. Jorge is one of them. Honda won't like him on another competitive bike
    He's not likely to be any time soon - seen how the Yamaha is going? (that was Weeksy's reason for dissing Vinales!)

    It actually opens up a much broader discussion. That of where the bikes are currently. The Honda has won on the very odd occasion in the hands of Pedrosa and Crutchlow but isn't a championship winning tool for anyone but Marquez. Yamaha are off the pace and have been since Lorenzo left (when he and Rossi were 2nd and 3rd to Marquez) and have serious work to do to get it consistently competitive again. Ducati are nowhere unless your name is Dovizioso and have been riding it for five years (I can't count a Lorenzo one-off!) and is too track sensitive. Suzuki took an enormous leap backwards when Vinales left and are only just showing signs of recovery - but are sacking their most experienced rider again. KTM haven't taken the steps forward that everyone was expecting with the vast quantities of Red Bull lolly being thrown at them and Aprilia are, well, Aprilia.

    There's plenty for the teams to concentrate on as well as which rider to pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Happy to eat my words but incredibly surprised. Good shout Weeksy. I'd never have thought it in a million years.


    Also interesting that the article suggests Frankie to the new satellite Monster/whoever/Yamaha team next season - that would make sense as he's from the VR46 camp, just taking a sabbatical at Honda who now appear to want older blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
    Happy to eat my words but incredibly surprised. Good shout Weeksy. I'd never have thought it in a million years.
    That's going to be one prickly relationship!

    So Dani on satellite Yamaha? read somewhere Petronas is the main sponsor but no idea what the actual team might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    That's going to be one prickly relationship!

    So Dani on satellite Yamaha? read somewhere Petronas is the main sponsor but no idea what the actual team might be?
    No, I'm fine with Weeksy.

    Oh, you mean Marquez and Lorenzo - there just won't be one, as Dovizisio described his "relationship" with JL.

    Petronas, that was it. Petronas and Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    That's going to be one prickly relationship!

    So Dani on satellite Yamaha? read somewhere Petronas is the main sponsor but no idea what the actual team might be?
    Sepang International Circuit team were mentioned at the weekend moving up from Moto2 ...plenty money behind them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
    Oh, you mean Marquez and Lorenzo - there just won't be one, as Dovizisio described his "relationship" with JL.
    What about their 2016 Lovefest? Well, according to the Rossi camp they were essentially bed fellows, so the partnership can only get better surely?

    It will be an interesting year to watch with the top riders all at it again.

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