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  • Takaaki Nakagami

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  • Cal

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  • Zarco

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  • Alex Marquez

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Thread: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

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    Default Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?


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    4 main candidates.

    Takaaki Nakagami had a meeting today with Carmelo Ezpelata, Dorna head.

    Rumours are putting Zarco on Avintia Ducati or partnering Lowes in Moto2

    Cal seems happy where he is

    Marquez will be a sponsorship dream, but is he good enough ?


    Or somebody else ?

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    I hear Alex's leathers have already been seen.

    Cal's too old, the #2 rider needs to be a rising star or potential championship co-runner.
    Taka's not in the ball park.
    Johann hasn't really done what it takes to get the best bike on the grid, not yet, maybe later.

    Unless Fabio was thinking of jumping ship, it's a shoe-in to the family firm.

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    Default Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    4 main candidates.

    Takaaki Nakagami had a meeting today with Carmelo Ezpelata, Dorna head.

    Rumours are putting Zarco on Avintia Ducati or partnering Lowes in Moto2

    Cal seems happy where he is

    Marquez will be a sponsorship dream, but is he good enough ?


    Or somebody else ?
    Zarco quit half way through the season and slagged off KTM in the press, not sure Honda like that.


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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Marquez will be a sponsorship dream, but is he good enough ?
    Dream or nightmare ?

    He's not shown exceptional talent. It would be the ride just for his name. But he can't be worse than the unfortunate Jorgez.

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    Seems like its a done deal for the lettering company to save some money and just have the one name for both sets of leathers ...... *cue the fall out between the Marquez brothers and one having to move out of the house they share


    *yeah, if only

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigyin View Post
    Seems like its a done deal for the lettering company to save some money and just have the one name for both sets of leathers ...... *cue the fall out between the Marquez brothers and one having to move out of the house they share


    *yeah, if only
    I saw an interview with them a while ago. They're best pals and lovely lads deep at heart. But not really sure if young one will ever get near older one. Took him 5 years to win MotoGP2.

    But that's me being picky. Honda will be paying big wages and expect big things. But, then again, the folk in charge know a lot more than me.

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I saw an interview with them a while ago. They're best pals and lovely lads deep at heart. But not really sure if young one will ever get near older one. Took him 5 years to win MotoGP2.

    But that's me being picky. Honda will be paying big wages and expect big things. But, then again, the folk in charge know a lot more than me.
    Marc said that his younger brother is the one who pushes harder.... who knows, he might take the fight to some of the riders, if not his own brother.

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by formula400 View Post
    So will Zarco get his Moto2 ride ?

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    This is going to end in tears ...

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    This is going to end in tears ...
    We can but hope ..... young Fabulous is getting the closest to Marc right now but Marquez Snr has the measure of him. Here is hoping that the other factories bring something new to the party next year/tomorrow

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    It's interesting that they only gave him a 1 year contract. In Moto2 there have been several riders who entered the class and leapfrogged him very quickly. They got decent MotoGP seats. I wonder if they are jealous ? Thinking " we whupped his arse and got B rides. He won, eventually, and gets top brass"

    But, then again, we all know the Honda isn't the best bike to ride. Jorge failed, so .....

    But I think we all agree, 100%, that MM made it happen.

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    I take it the rule stopping rookies going straight to a factory ride has now been relaxed?

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by scud View Post
    I take it the rule stopping rookies going straight to a factory ride has now been relaxed?
    Well Marc showed that when he went straight to Respol.

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    Default Re: Who Gets Jorge's Bike ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    It's interesting that they only gave him a 1 year contract.

    Thinking " we whupped his arse and got B rides.
    Looks like they are not wanting to make another Jorgez mistake.

    But you are right, he's a marked man now. "Got the job because of your connections". Not a good place to be. I wonder what kind of a pay deal ? 1,000,000 a year but you pay for your oun repairs !

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