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June 11th, 2018, 07:14 PM   #201
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yeah, i guess it will be his best chance until Austria for another win.
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Herve says no one has been able to reach Folger. Not even the Aprilia WSBK guys who wanted to give him a shot when Laverty was hurt.

Seems like he really wants to be left alone and isn’t keen on racing again.what a shame.
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Herve says no one has been able to reach Folger. Not even the Aprilia WSBK guys who wanted to give him a shot when Laverty was hurt.

Seems like he really wants to be left alone and isnít keen on racing again.what a shame.
That's a pity. He was really talented and I thought he had a great future ahead of him in MotoGP till he got sick. But for no one to be able to get in touch with him is a bit concerning.
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June 12th, 2018, 03:04 PM   #204
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Herve says no one has been able to reach Folger. Not even the Aprilia WSBK guys who wanted to give him a shot when Laverty was hurt.

Seems like he really wants to be left alone and isnít keen on racing again.what a shame.

Sad to read that and I do hope that if true, Folger is receiving all the support necessary to ensure that he recovers both physically and mentally as to lose the dream can be very damaging to the mental health.
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I am very sad to hear this bit of news about Folger. I’ve been a fan of him since Moto2 and was very happy when he raced MM hard at Sachsenring. But this sport is hard on the body and the mind and sometimes we take these riders for granted. Sometimes it takes a Folger or a Juanfran Guevara for us to take a step back and realize what mental and physical fortitude it takes to compete at this level.

I hope we see him race again, but the chances aren’t too good.
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Herve says no one has been able to reach Folger. Not even the Aprilia WSBK guys who wanted to give him a shot when Laverty was hurt.

Seems like he really wants to be left alone and isnít keen on racing again.what a shame.
That's unfortunate, a reminder that every individual is a universe. Only he knows what demons he is dealing with internally. No way he reached the pinnacle of the sport by his own right, only to throw it away over something blithe or thoughtless whim. There is more to his story, we're just not privy to it.

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
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That's unfortunate, a reminder that every individual is a universe. Only he knows what demons he is dealing with internally. No way he reached the pinnacle of the sport by his own right, only to throw it away over something blithe or thoughtless whim. There is more to his story, we're just not privy to it.

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
Whatever is going on with him whatever the reason is isn't as important as supporting him in the next chapter of life. You got to respect a man who knew he needed to get away from something that wasn't good for him. Just like drugs racing can be addictive and very detrimental to a persons mental state. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Folgers choice. He will find happiness in life, because he knows how to steer clear of things that are not.
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Whatever is going on with him whatever the reason is isn't as important as supporting him in the next chapter of life. You got to respect a man who knew he needed to get away from something that wasn't good for him. Just like drugs racing can be addictive and very detrimental to a persons mental state. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Folgers choice. He will find happiness in life, because he knows how to steer clear of things that are not.
Well said.

I was revisiting the Catalan GP from last year, Folger was with the lead group for most of the races, matching their pace, only Dovi, Marc, and Pedro ahead. In the last laps you could see his tires were wasted and conceded the position to Zarco and Lorenzo, but not without a fight. To echo much of the sentiments expressed by JP, Gaz, Synn, Herve, and others, it is concerning that he hasn't been able to be reached. Hopefully as you say he will be in contact with family and friends that support him.
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For some dudes the only way to get away from something is with a total break away. My brother is like it, to get through something he sets a lazer course with zero deviation, even if it involves shutting friends and family out.
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Well I guess I'm shocked, I was convinced Pedrosa was going to retire.

In his press conference he pretty much just kept saying over and over again that he doesn't have any news and that he hopes to have news over the next couple of days - won't reveal if it could be retirement or whether his options are in MotoGP or not.

Honestly, the fact he isn't saying anything at all makes me believe he is signing for a team that doesn't exist yet and doesn't want him to announce it - A.K.A. this Petronas Yamaha team is my guess.

He also said something like 2 years ago he said that he was expecting to quit HRC by the end of this year - not sure if that is true or not. To me, from what he said he almost wanted to leave. Not surprising given the shit results as of late
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