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August 29th, 2018, 09:10 PM   #71
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"Lin Jarvis has said that a Marquez is not going to be seen at Yamaha, which he told me personally in 2016. I respect it and accept it," answered the Spaniard, who named the Brit Jarvis and not the brand based in Iwata, where, far away, surely they know nothing of palace intrigues.

They also reminded Marc about the visit to Rossi's ranch in 2015, when everything was wine and roses, and they asked him if he would be seen around Tuvillia again.

"Never say never, but I don't really see myself returning. It was a beautiful day that I spent there, I learned many things, a beautiful place. I had a lot of fun, I remember everything about that day. Would I return if he invited me back? Stop worrying, he's not going to invite me", said Marc in reference to Rossi

"Honda keep me informed at all times about their conversations with riders. When they started talking with Lorenzo, they asked me if that would be a problem. I quickly told them that there wasn't."

"I prefer that the strongest rider, the one who can win the championship, has the same bike as I have. I know they talked with Zarco and Dovizioso. I only asked them to sign a strong rider. What's happening now in Ducati is the example: The bike rides well because the two riders are strong. The rivalry raises the bar."

Concerning Lorenzo's ability to fight for the championship right away in his first year with Honda, Marc was as sincere as he was honest:

"I hope not! He's proven to be a fast rider. The ducati hurt him a lot at first. We'll see if with the honda hurts him in some race or throughout his first year. But in the end he'll surely be fast. Although I hope it hurts him a little..."
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Interesting.

I would say yeah, but not strongly. I would imagine the standings much closer with MM still in front.
At Honda he has mainly tamed an unruly bike, a bike no-one else could ride in some years. I am fairly confident he could ride around the problems of the current Yamaha better than the current riders. Whether the bike is intrinsically fast enough even for him who knows, but the way he could come through the field in moto 2 with all bikes with what should be the same engine suggests it is not a good idea to put limitations on him.
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Valentino to head Yamaha factory team in 2 years confirmed.
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Here's a (utterly improvable and somewhat silly) hypothetical question: Does anyone think MM would be leading the championship if he swapped seats with Rossi?
Remember 2016 when Honda was in the same position as Yamaha and Marquez still managed to win the championship? I think that's your answer.
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Remember 2016 when Honda was in the same position as Yamaha and Marquez still managed to win the championship? I think that's your answer.
That's a good way to think about it, but when I think about it, 2016 would've been quite close had Rossi's engine not grenaded at Mugello...

I think HRC sorted the bike quite well my mid-2016 (e.g. Cal smoking the field at PI).
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That's a good way to think about it, but when I think about it, 2016 would've been quite close had Rossi's engine not grenaded at Mugello...

I think HRC sorted the bike quite well my mid-2016 (e.g. Cal smoking the field at PI).
Thats doubtful, Marquez threw it down the road twice in 2016 after he had won the title and reverted back to his win or bin style. Still finished the championship with 2 races in hand which isn't really all that close. PI being a great example of that's because despite being like 5 seconds ahead at the time he wanted to keep extending the gap rather than managing it.

Mugello is a great example of how bad Honda's acceleration was that year after he got outdragged by Lorenzo to the line.
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Here's a (utterly improvable and somewhat silly) hypothetical question: Does anyone think MM would be leading the championship if he swapped seats with Rossi?
I actually do think he would because of the terrible starts to the season that Lorenzo and Dovi had and I also beleive Rossi would struggle on the Honda. It wouldn’t be anywhere near the lead he has now and would most likely lose out to the Ducati’s from here out like Rossi will.
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Didn't really know where to post this. Not deserving of a new thread i'll place it here.

Great interview with many points covered.


https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...esocial-motogp
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Didn't really know where to post this. Not deserving of a new thread i'll place it here.

Great interview with many points covered.


https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...esocial-motogp
Great read. Thanks for sharing.

Says a lot when quizzed about who his favourite rider is, he still claims Rossi.
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Further proof...the Pope has blessed the union, inviting Marc to Ducati himself.
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