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May 19th, 2018, 05:37 AM   #111
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Points taken. Miller had a rough bunch of bikes to start with.
Actuallę it seems that Petrucci has had a factory bike for a year and Miller not ..... so the thought is Miller is the better prospect ..... given that they already know what Petrucci can ( or cant ) do.
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Why did Suzuki re-sign rins .... its nuts.
Problem is, it's not always so clear what a rider's potential really is. Not like with MM in Moto 2. We can all say great stuff about Stoner's early rides because of hindsight, but he looked like crap in 2005. Vinales looked like a real world-beater two years ago. I'd still like to seen him on a bike not strangled by Rossi's development skills. Tho to be fair Jarvis is equally to blame for allowing it to happen. And who knows, Iannone may still mature and find consistency. He looked great today in the midst of the crash fest.

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Having watched this video Paolo Ciabatti, Sporting Director of Ducati, has IMO stuffed a spoke in JLo's front wheel.
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Having watched this video Paolo Ciabatti, Sporting Director of Ducati, has IMO stuffed a spoke in JLo's front wheel.
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Interesting, his pointing out that no one rider has stayed this long on the Ducati. It's great too that it should be an Italian rider. Even if he never wins a championship for them, he will have a real legacy with Ducati and the Italian fans.

Such a diplomat. "We don't have an unlimited budget for the other rider.. Translation, we won't throw good money after bad on a rider who doesn't produce results.
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it sounds like which ever rider performs the best over the next 2 rounds will get the ride.
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It also seems like Jorge is getting closer and closer to Suzuki. Or at least this was said on Italian TV like 50 times today.

Suzuki must be having a hard time right now, with a confirmed Rins that keeps crashing, a very unwanted Iannone that is back being fast, Jorge coming closer and (tho this is unofficial) Maverick that kinda tried to throw himself back in.

Who would have thought a year ago...
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It also seems like Jorge is getting closer and closer to Suzuki. Or at least this was said on Italian TV like 50 times today.

Suzuki must be having a hard time right now, with a confirmed Rins that keeps crashing, a very unwanted Iannone that is back being fast, Jorge coming closer and (tho this is unofficial) Maverick that kinda tried to throw himself back in.

Who would have thought a year ago...
I don't think they'll plumb for JLo, why well I bet they can't pay a quarter what he's getting at the moment, which will not be sufficient for JLo.
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I don't think they'll plumb for JLo, why well I bet they can't pay a quarter what he's getting at the moment, which will not be sufficient for JLo.
He isn't going to get anywhere near what Ducati paid him from any team. It's going to be about what he thinks will allow him to perform to the best of his abilities and the GSX-RR is the only bike with a pending empty seat that would allow him to ride at the level he was with Yamaha.
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He isn't going to get anywhere near what Ducati paid him from any team. It's going to be about what he thinks will allow him to perform to the best of his abilities and the GSX-RR is the only bike with a pending empty seat that would allow him to ride at the level he was with Yamaha.
At this point JLo is all about reinventing himself. He knows he isnt getting huge bucks no matter where he goes . I think he should take the Suzuki seat if they offer him anything over 3 million, get competitive again and take the Yamaha seat when it reopens in 21 .
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At this point JLo is all about reinventing himself. He knows he isnt getting huge bucks no matter where he goes . I think he should take the Suzuki seat if they offer him anything over 3 million, get competitive again and take the Yamaha seat when it reopens in 21 .
Agreed.

The Suzuki seat is better than the Ducati seat at this point of his career. Another 2 years with Ducati would tank his stock more than it already has been.
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