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June 20th, 2018, 08:02 AM   #241
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Im sure they could get Sofaglue with 72 virgins, pussy juices
Sofa glue will want them to sleeve the engine down to 599CC though.
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2 names.

Arrivabene and Domenicali. What they knew or know about GP bike racing I am not sure, but since both seem to believe they know everything about anything, including internal medicine in Arrivabene's case, I guess they must know everything about GP bike racing as well.

Both Stoner and Lorenzo on moving to HRC said they had no problem with the Ducati race team, but rather at levels of Ducati management removed from the race team.
Problem is, both Arrivabene and Domenicali had/have to answer to absentee landlords who do not really care (but for the $$$) or have too many other preoccupations.
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Problem is, both Arrivabene and Domenicali had/have to answer to absentee landlords who do not really care (but for the $$$) or have too many other preoccupations.
Sure, but they are the guys who chose to publicly trash 2 world champions in Ducati’s employ, including the rider who had won Ducati’s only title just 2 years after that victory in Arrivabene’s case.

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The point is, in Stoner's case it was the sponsor that didn't want him any more; and in Lorenzo's case, one should look as far as Ingolstadt, where Domenicali reports to. They forced a premature decision at Les Mans.
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The point is, in Stoner's case it was the sponsor that didn't want him any more; and in Lorenzo's case, one should look as far as Ingolstadt, where Domenicali reports to. They forced a premature decision at Les Mans.
Arrivabene had too much sway I always thought. A Marlboro man making accusations/judgements about a health issue being faked was a little rich for me.

Interesting about the current situation, I take you at your word both in general and in particular in regard to Ducati; so the Germans thought they knew all about bike racing despite being car guys who probably don’t even know much about bikes per se at all. I still thought Domenicali’s public comments about Jorge were over the top, although they have probably helped Jorge, who is nothing if not cussed, fire up which I am happy about and his prospects at present of having the last laugh would seem fairly good.
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Arrivabene had too much sway I always thought. A Marlboro man making accusations/judgements about a health issue being faked was a little rich for me.

Interesting about the current situation, I take you at your word both in general and in particular in regard to Ducati; so the Germans thought they knew all about bike racing despite being car guys who probably donít even know much about bikes per se at all. I still thought Domenicaliís public comments about Jorge were over the top, although they have probably helped Jorge who is nothing if not cussed fire up which I am happy about, and his prospects at present
of having the last laugh would seem fairly good.
If Jorge wins the WC now that would be funny eh
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If Jorge wins the WC now that would be funny eh
If Jorge won the championship this year it would have to be the greatest comeback in the sport ever. One of the greatest in sporting competition of all time.
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Arrivabene had too much sway I always thought. A Marlboro man making accusations/judgements about a health issue being faked was a little rich for me.

Interesting about the current situation, I take you at your word both in general and in particular in regard to Ducati; so the Germans thought they knew all about bike racing despite being car guys who probably donít even know much about bikes per se at all. I still thought Domenicaliís public comments about Jorge were over the top, although they have probably helped Jorge who is nothing if not cussed fire up which I am happy about, and his prospects at present
of having the last laugh would seem fairly good.
True. What remains to be seen, is who will be the eventual loser in the Ducati-Lorenzo divorce.
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True. What remains to be seen, is who will be the eventual loser in the Ducati-Lorenzo divorce.
George traded up.
Ducati got a retired cop.
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True. What remains to be seen, is who will be the eventual loser in the Ducati-Lorenzo divorce.
Probably both imo. On current form Jorge may have been a real chance at the championship on a Ducati next year at least, and I fear neither Jorge nor Ducati will be winning the 2019 title now.

Jorge is still in a vastly better place than he was 1 month ago though.
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