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June 8th, 2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Iannone to Aprilia

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I can't help but feel that, from a pure ability perspective, Ianonne is wasted on the Aprilia.
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Iannone will be out of GP in 2 years most likely.

A pity his talent was wasted. Ducati should have re-signed him IMO. He was extremely fast on the Desmosedici.
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I can't help but feel that, from a pure ability perspective, Ianonne is wasted on the Aprilia.
He has no one to blame but himself. Risk>reward will never get you on the right teams.
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Iannone will be out of GP in 2 years most likely.

A pity his talent was wasted. Ducati should have re-signed him IMO. He was extremely fast on the Desmosedici.
Agreed. He was really strong on the Desmosedici. He was faster, if less consistent, than Dovi.
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He has no one to blame but himself. Risk>reward will never get you on the right teams.
Well there wasn't much he could do in 2016 after they went with the wrong engine for the GSX-RR. BUT, he has performed much better this season given Suzuki's laughable commitment to GP. Booting him for Mir is a mistake IMO and Suzuki is going to regret it. I get he comes with baggage but he can ride and I'd take that over some unproven rookie that everyone thinks is the next hot thing for no apparent reason. Not to say Mir isn't talented but he hasn't even won a Moto 2 race and he's being anointed in the manner he is? That's crazy. They'll just be going backwards again. Should have signed Folger if they wanted a talented rider with no baggage.
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Well there wasn't much he could do in 2016 after they went with the wrong engine for the GSX-RR. BUT, he has performed much better this season given Suzuki's laughable commitment to GP. Booting him for Mir is a mistake IMO and Suzuki is going to regret it. I get he comes with baggage but he can ride and I'd take that over some unproven rookie that everyone thinks is the next hot thing for no apparent reason. Not to say Mir isn't talented but he hasn't even won a Moto 2 race and he's being anointed in the manner he is? That's crazy. They'll just be going backwards again. Should have signed Folger if they wanted a talented rider with no baggage.
Mir is the hottest thing in the paddock since Mav. The buzz track side about him is really high. Although I agree about AI, signing Mir is a statement. Everyone wanted him, we got him. I'd say Mir is low risk reward unknown but the potential is slightly higher than AI. It would be hard not to sign him(Mir) if you were Suzuki.
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Iannone always strikes me as being in his best form after contracts are up.
He made a few mistakes when Ducati were choosing between him and Dovi that cost him his seat and once it was decided he was surplus to requirements at Suzuki, he seems to have found another gear.
He has talent no doubt but no point showing it when you're already getting the bullet.
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This won't be popular but .......

I stated a month or two back that Ianonne is a contract rider ............ he ticks all the right boxes when his contract is under threat and then suddenly, once signed or secure for a while, he quickly reverts to old form.

Yes he is talented as people have said, but when you have talent you need to use it appropriately in this game and he is just way to inconsistent (contract times excepting) and has shown no real signs of changing that structure (granted, this season he has 3 good results but lo and behold, contract talk time).

I do not subscribe that he will be out of MotoGP in 2 years as this could be the kick in the ass he needs, but then at the same time few people go backward to go forward and, well we are talking Ianonne who seems to want the life of a rock star while racing bikes.

For Ianonne's sake I hope he grabs the chance and goes with it, for Aprilia they have signed a rider with a little X factor, but for the paddock for the remainder of 2018 we have to see if we get angry Ianonne who seemed to do well on the Dukes or I have a contract Ianonne who reverts to old inconsistent form
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This won't be popular but .......

I stated a month or two back that Ianonne is a contract rider ............ he ticks all the right boxes when his contract is under threat and then suddenly, once signed or secure for a while, he quickly reverts to old form.
As I said above your comment, I see it the other way. His worse Ducati form was when his contract was under threat and he looked like he was trying too hard to show how good he was.
Once it was sorted he improved and had some folk were questioning whether Ducati had kept the right Andrea.
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