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May 18th, 2018, 12:54 PM   #101
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Don't agree, this is his 1st season on the Duc and much as I like him it would cause the same problems as he had previously. See how many times he bins it this season then 1 more and if he's sorted then ok.
ever heard the expression, "take her to bed or loose her forever." Not many people have been able to ride Ducati GP bikes well, and the factory needs to recognize this, and lock him down now.
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May 18th, 2018, 03:10 PM   #102
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They won't keep Jorge IMHO.

It's either Petrucci or Miller for the factory team
Horhay is useless on that bike but Petrucci and Miller are back markers.
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Horhay is useless on that bike but Petrucci and Miller are back markers.
Some bias on my part, but Stoner would quite possibly have stayed a back marker if he hadn't rather fortuitously (he was about their 4th choice) got the Ducati factory ride, which was a one year contract to hold place until Melandri was available, and as others are saying Miller seems to have a style suited to the bike, and he also hasn't thrown it down the road in a race this season (touch lots of wood). I think what he did on a Honda satellite bike is not very relevant (he did win a race), the non-factory satellite Hondas were absolutely woeful during his tenure at Marc VDS. Stoner similarly threw the LCR Honda, then the lowliest and newest satellite bike on the grid, down the road over-riding it, although he had a decent bike, his problem by his own account was that he couldn't ride the discount bin Michelin tires with which he was provided; I do tend to think myself that the Michelin front was problematic for him in general.
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Horhay is useless on that bike but Petrucci and Miller are back markers.
Miller and Petrucci are not far off rossi and way in front of Pedrosa .....
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Horhay is useless on that bike but Petrucci and Miller are back markers.
how do you define back marker? Miller has finished in the top 10 at every rounds this season, and a pole.
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Judging from Dovi's body language, Lorenzo has worn-out his welcome. I hope they give Lorenzo's factory seat to Miller, and from Dovi's comments, that looks like a real possibility.



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Judging from Dovi's body language, Lorenzo has worn-out his welcome. I hope they give Lorenzo's factory seat to Miller, and from Dovi's comments, that looks like a real possibility.



If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
Those two havenít liked each other since the 125s.
I guess Dovi had to keep his feelings in check when J.Lo was brought in as the next big thing, but after last yearís respective performances, mapping 8 and the Jerez Torpedo, he probably doesnít give a fuck anymore about diplomacy.
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Some bias on my part, but Stoner would quite possibly have stayed a back marker if he hadn't rather fortuitously (he was about their 4th choice) got the Ducati factory ride, which was a one year contract to hold place until Melandri was available, and as others are saying Miller seems to have a style suited to the bike, and he also hasn't thrown it down the road in a race this season (touch lots of wood). I think what he did on a Honda satellite bike is not very relevant (he did win a race), the non-factory satellite Hondas were absolutely woeful during his tenure at Marc VDS. Stoner similarly threw the LCR Honda, then the lowliest and newest satellite bike on the grid, down the road over-riding it, although he had a decent bike, his problem by his own account was that he couldn't ride the discount bin Michelin tires with which he was provided; I do tend to think myself that the Michelin front was problematic for him in general.
Points taken. Miller had a rough bunch of bikes to start with.
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how do you define back marker? Miller has finished in the top 10 at every rounds this season, and a pole.
Just this, neither of them will ever win the championship or be in contention for it. So why put them on a bike you are trying to win the championship?
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Why did Suzuki re-sign rins .... its nuts.
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