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June 5th, 2018, 11:37 AM   #61
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Ducati is not the only team that is running an aero package, just look at the aero on the Honda. with the power these bikes are making now the engineers are going to have to come up with some way to keep them on the ground.
The Honda is less dependent on the aero in comparison to the Duc
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June 6th, 2018, 11:13 PM   #62
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Speedweek is reporting that Dani is set to announce his retirement
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Speedweek is reporting that Dani is set to announce his retirement

Speedweek is handled by Red Bull and since Dani is a Red Bull rider, it's a very reliable source on this matter.

If true it would be a real shame
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June 6th, 2018, 11:32 PM   #64
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Speedweek is handled by Red Bull and since Dani is a Red Bull rider, it's a very reliable source on this matter.

If true it would be a real shame
Damn, that is a shame. If it is the case, then I wish him all the best.
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Damn, that is a shame. If it is the case, then I wish him all the best.

I heard one of the reasons would be that he apparently can not find a ride

Sucks to think a guy like Abraham (with all due respect to him) will have a ride and a guy like Pedrosa won't
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I heard one of the reasons would be that he apparently can not find a ride

Sucks to think a guy like Abraham (with all due respect to him) will have a ride and a guy like Pedrosa won't
KAís dad pays for his ride... I doubt Dani feels that need.
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Speedweek is reporting that Dani is set to announce his retirement
Again, as one of Pedrosa’a biggest fans, I think it is for the best. As much as I would love to seem him put a leg over the Yamaha , dudes had a extremely long and bruising career and I think his time is up. He knows that he isn’t going to win a championship on a satellite Yamaha, so honestly what’s the point? He’s accomplished all he possibly can at this point and riding a Yamaha would just mean he is taking up a seat that a younger rider with an actual future ahead of him should have the chance to ride.

Ride on in retirement Little Samurai

Edit: no doubt about it though, any team would be lucky to have him as a test rider as experienced as he is. Wouldn’t be shocked if HRC signed him again for that role actually

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The Honda is less dependent on the aero in comparison to the Duc
Do we know that? Or assume that? There were races last year where Dovi was the most competitive Duc while not using the wings.
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Speedweek is handled by Red Bull and since Dani is a Red Bull rider, it's a very reliable source on this matter.

If true it would be a real shame
A shame, but to me, not unexpected. He's been with Repsol for so long. His confidence level can't be high and would only decline with another bike.
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Pedrosa is Bradley Smith on a Honda.
That bike has been a smokescreen for his lack of talent in comparison to his peers.
Heís utterly worthless and watching him waste space on 1 of 4 Alien bikes for over a decade was maddening to see.
Heís too small for the class and never belonged there, but Repsol needed their token Spainard sponsor.
He almost never showed racing acumen, instead using his superior bike to catch a tow from better riders on the same equipment.
I credit any success he ever had to Puigs management of him. After Alberto left he went from bad to worse.
When you think of HRC, you never think of mediocrity and yet thatís what Pedrosa turned the brand into for 12 years.
I look forward to seeing him on another bike so we can finally see how much Honda has propped up his entire failed career
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