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March 3rd, 2018, 08:22 AM   #11
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Final test times.

Three yamahas in the top 5. Zarco, Rossi, Dovi, Crutchlow, Vinales.
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Herve just basically confirmed that he will be getting KTMs next year.
Same spec bikes as the factory.

Good for them!
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I also saw in a pitbox interview, Valentino says he is going to be competing the next two seasons. Waste of a factory seat i think.
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QUOTE=synn;443930]Herve just basically confirmed that he will be getting KTMs next year.
Same spec bikes as the factory.

Good for them![/QUOTE]



Where is the departing satellite Yamaha team going, after the shock announcement last week that they were splitting with Yamaha? Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal didn’t actually mention the initials KTM, in a telephone interview with Dorna – but he effectively confirmed that the rumours were true.

Having earlier spoken about having received an offer that was too good to refuse, he now said that the factory he was joining “had entries in Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP”, offering a career ladder to riders. Only KTM fills that brief.

He added that he had a three-year deal with the promise of full factory-level bikes for two riders, rather than the second-hand second-string equipment he has had with Yamaha.

His decision to end a 20-year association with Yamaha, 18 as the satellite MotoGP team, had several dimensions, including the desire for a fresh challenge. But the presence of potential superstar Zarco was also a major spur.

After Zarco had been on the podium at the last two races, and close to winning in Valencia, “everyone expected something special would be coming for him from Yamaha, and it didn’t come.”

While his 2016 chassis was good enough for top time today, “I always said that something was wrong if Zarco did not have a full factory bike in 2019, and it wasn’t going to happen with Yamaha.” He did not have a deal in place to keep Zarco after the end of this season, but he was in a position at least to tempt him to stay.

While “the bikes” (ie: KTM) were not yet fully competitive, the important thing was that his team would be directly involved with development, and they would get evolution parts during the season.
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I also saw in a pitbox interview, Valentino says he is going to be competing the next two seasons. Waste of a factory seat i think.
Rossiís race pace was way better than Vinalesí and Zarcoís.
On what is clearly the third best, even fourth best bike on the grid, thatís more down to the man than the machine.
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Rossiís race pace was way better than Vinalesí and Zarcoís.
On what is clearly the third best, even fourth best bike on the grid, thatís more down to the man than the machine.
Good for us. let the 2015 season heat reborn
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Rossiís race pace was way better than Vinalesí and Zarcoís.
On what is clearly the third best, even fourth best bike on the grid, thatís more down to the man than the machine.
Rossi said managing the second half of the race is going to be the real challenge since they have the same issue with tire wear that has been plaguing them the past couple of seasons.

The man is still beholden to the machine, so keep dreaming.

Losail is going to be Ducati versus Marc Marquez. Looking at Marquez's pace it was quite good before he pulled off in what looked like a sandbagging effort to hide what his real pace is. He's already found the limits with the front tire, something no one else can do.
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Rossi said managing the second half of the race is going to be the real challenge since they have the same issue with tire wear that has been plaguing them the past couple of seasons.

The man is still beholden to the machine, so keep dreaming.

Losail is going to be DOVI versus Marc Marquez. Looking at Marquez's pace it was quite good before he pulled off in what looked like a sandbagging effort to hide what his real pace is. He's already found the limits with the front tire, something no one else can do.
Fix it for you...the other Ducati factory rider will be too busy complaining about the bike and trying to convince Suzuki and KTM he is worth millions to hire.....

If that other rider cant find a top flight ride for 2019....Ducati should tell him he has to do a 2017 Melandri deal to stay on the factory team for 2019
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Fix it for you...the other Ducati factory rider will be too busy complaining about the bike and trying to convince Suzuki and KTM he is worth millions to hire.....

If that other rider cant find a top flight ride for 2019....Ducati should tell him he has to do a 2017 Melandri deal to stay on the factory team for 2019
Ducati pushed Melandri to go into therapy to make him competitive. Yamaha should have made Lorenzo see a shrink when he exhibited delusions of succeeding on a Ducati.
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I wouldn’t be too unhappy if Ducati and Suzuki did a one to one swap for J Lo and Iannone.

The Maniac would be back on a Ducati, which is incredibly exciting to watch and J Lo gets his pseudo M1. Everybody wins.
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