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May 31st, 2018, 10:36 AM   #11
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when Iannone is on his game he is fast, but when he is off his game he is shit, just to hit or miss. in that respect JLo is probably a better rider, and im sure Ducati could keep him for less money.
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Iannone is going to Aprilia.

Suzuki didn't hire Lorenzo because he was asking a lot more money than they could have spent on a rider's salary.

I'm kinda sad for Iannone but at the same time glad they got Mir. It's nice to have a factory team with 2 young guns.
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I thought Suzuki were a little bit too quick to get Rins to sign, it didn't seem like the factories were falling over each other to get his signature. I understand the hype around Mir, he was incredible last season but he still hasn't won a moto2 race yet. Suzuki have IMO gamble that both their riders are going to come good rather than take a known quantity like Lorenzo and that just hasn't made a heap of sense to me.
Regardless of no win he will bury his team mate this year, he's already making him look a bit lost.
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Iannone is going to Aprilia.

Suzuki didn't hire Lorenzo because he was asking a lot more money than they could have spent on a rider's salary.

I'm kinda sad for Iannone but at the same time glad they got Mir. It's nice to have a factory team with 2 young guns.
I also heard that two years of dealing with a somewhat 'difficult' personality made then doubly cautious of entertaining Jorge...
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I’ve said it before, Ianonne’s off track persona was a major issue with corporate. His “ hard dick all the time” motto may have been cute to some, but the extremely conservative culture he worked for was not amused with him or his gangsta wanna be posse. His riding was a headache, his off track was an embarrassment .
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I also heard that two years of dealing with a somewhat 'difficult' personality made then doubly cautious of entertaining Jorge...
Ok, yeah, I read about Iannone's entourage issues, but is this your speculation on Jorge or did you read it somewhere? I agree with the sentiment, as I think that's why Jlo wore out his welcome, but I'd be surprised if Suzuki said or intimated as much directly or indirectly.

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I donít think it matters who you plug in to Suzuki.
The riders not the problem, itís Suzukiís commitment.
I would be surprised to see Lorenzo devalue himself even further.
Maybe we see a retired Lorenzo next year
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I donít think it matters who you plug in to Suzuki.
The riders not the problem, itís Suzukiís commitment.
I would be surprised to see Lorenzo devalue himself even further.
Maybe we see a retired Lorenzo next year

That won't happen. He's going to Yamaha with a newly established team that will most likely be financed by Petronas and he will most likely have Syahrin as a team mate.
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I donít think it matters who you plug in to Suzuki.
The riders not the problem, itís Suzukiís commitment.
I would be surprised to see Lorenzo devalue himself even further.
Maybe we see a retired Lorenzo next year


He has said he will ride for two more years (saw a comment dated today) which is a strange thing to say and to me indicates that he has a 2 year deal somewhere.

Suspect Yamaha personally as like Rossi before him, return to a known quantity as a known quantity
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I also heard that two years of dealing with a somewhat 'difficult' personality made then doubly cautious of entertaining Jorge...

Brivio is a professional and nowadays doesn't want to work with divas. Suzuki asked him to pick young guns and try to keep them and have them growing in their team, such as they did (or tried to do) with Vinales.

The whole Lorenzo thing came out as an unpredictable thought due to many reasons: Suzuki being competitive this year, him being still struggling on the Duc, and Suzuki being the only available factory ride in case he was leaving Ducati (which we now know being the case).

Let's face it, a year ago the sentence "Lorenzo might go to Suzuki" would have been acceptable only at the pub after several drinks.

Suzuki tried to consider the thing as having a rider of Lorenzo's caliber is surely a great thing, but the deal was dead before it even actually begun due to (mainly) financial reasons.
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