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January 17th, 2018, 07:36 AM   #1
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Folger out for 2018

Tech3 have just announced that Folger is not recovered enough to compete in the 2018 season, shocker.

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...llness-996760/

So, who will replace him? Anyone worthwhile in GP or the lower categories will already be signed, and anyone free would not want to ride just a year before being booted out I imagine. They could use one of their Moto2 riders Bo Bendsneyder or Remy Gardner I guess.
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January 17th, 2018, 08:57 AM   #2
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Loris baz
Would be my guess.
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January 17th, 2018, 09:36 AM   #3
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West!!
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Alex Lowe s
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Loris baz
Would be my guess.
Lowes - Possibly, but given Sam's performances in MotoGP last yr, I doubt anyone with the name Lowes is high on a teams list right now. He's hardly blown away VDM either. If any of the Pata Yamaha riders get this seat, it will be VDM

Baz - He's already got a signed WSBK contract, and I doubt Tech3 want him enough to buy that out

Rea - No way. He has always said he wants a factory bike in GP.

With the amount some posters here wine, I mean whine..they'd be perfect for a French team.

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I'd offer the ride to Miguel Oliveira (though he'd probably wait a year for the KTM Factory bike).
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What a shame for Jonas and his ambitions...Hope he will get healthy soon.
It must be unbelievable hard to cancel the thing that you ever wanted and you don't know if you will get the chance again. Very brave move from Jonas.
Not many riders left. Don't think Herve will give the ride another rookie. Bradl is an opportunity, Baz. Maybe Alex Lowe's, he did a good job when he rode the M1, vdM was rubbish and the Japanese riders are to slow.
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I'd offer the ride to Miguel Oliveira (though he'd probably wait a year for the KTM Factory bike).
But he's also under contract and I can't see him leaving KTM anyway, he's guaranteed a motogp slot next year (2019)
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Yoni Hernadez might be an option as well as Michael van der Mark
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January 17th, 2018, 02:21 PM   #9
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Shattered for the guy .............. gets a chance only for illness to destroy it



Move Nakasuga or one of the Japanese test riders to MGP and see if Folgers illness would prevent him being a test rider
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How about Josh Brookes

Though they would have to release him for the North West and IOM races so that probably wouldn't happen, plus he's just signed for the Yamaha BSB team.

Go for Ant West or Van der Mark.
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