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May 21st, 2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Mir signs pre-contract for Honda

Breaking news folks! > https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...-puig-1039922/
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good move for Honda, shows they are paying attention, I think mir has the potential to be better then Zarco
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After all these years of waiting for Dani to move on, it seems unreal. Good for him!
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Looks like I may have been not far off the mark.

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Who in Moto2 has potential for second Repsol ride?
Bagnaia is a VR46 contracted rider - he's out.
Oliviera to KTM - he's out.
Junior Marquez - an option.
Joan Mir? Maybe needs another season in Moto2.
Brad Binder - an option.
Pasini?

Of these riders I rate in order
Oliviera
Mir
Bagnaia
Marquez
Binder
Pasini.
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Just a hunch. I don't think any rider associated with vr46 would be considered by HRC. Not because of Marc, but because of flopsy himself going back to 2003.
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Just a hunch. I don't think any rider associated with vr46 would be considered by HRC. Not because of Marc, but because of flopsy himself going back to 2003.
I would add that it is likely that all VR academy riders probably sign a clause giving VR46 first options on all contracts.
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Just a hunch. I don't think any rider associated with vr46 would be considered by HRC. Not because of Marc, but because of flopsy himself going back to 2003.

also because of Marc. The impact that their rivalry had on their marketing is huge.
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I honestly thought HRC wouldn't put a potentially new phenom next to Marc, but I'm glad I was wrong. As much as I love Dani, he's had his time at HRC.

This makes perfect sense also marketing wise with Repsol (a Spanish company) mainly wanting Spanish riders in "their" team.
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I honestly thought HRC wouldn't put a potentially new phenom next to Marc, but I'm glad I was wrong. As much as I love Dani, he's had his time at HRC.

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Yep, I hear you, fella. Marc is still very young himself (25 I think). If he was in his early 30s it would make more sense.
I feel for Dani, I really do, but if Rins is the young up and comer on the Suzuki, I would love to see Dani have a season on it. Nothing against Iannone, I just want to see Dani on the Zook.
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Yep, I hear you, fella. Marc is still very young himself (25 I think). If he was in his early 30s it would make more sense.
I feel for Dani, I really do, but if Rins is the young up and comer on the Suzuki, I would love to see Dani have a season on it. Nothing against Iannone, I just want to see Dani on the Zook.

Agree. Dani gets a lot of flak but we must not forget he's still a 3x World Champ and he has won at least one race in every single season he's competed in MotoGP. Big champions like Rossi, Lorenzo or Stoner haven't achieved that. Yes, he had his ass on a really good bike for a really long time but still.

As per the Suzuki I agree too, but as I stated the other day the competition for that seat seems huge.
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