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May 28th, 2019, 01:23 PM   #11
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When you say bent the rules, youíre talking about a rule that was in for 5 years at most and never effected any rider who actually had a chance at going to a factory team. It was always a shit rule and the satellite teams as we as the factories didnít like it.

Not that strange really. One guy qualifies as well as he races, the other races better than he qualifies. Itís hard to see why a championship would be awarded based on mediocrity on Saturdayís though.
Hmm a moot point, but I still stand by the fact that Honda twisted at the most to sign Marquez before the absolute rules came into force and amalgamated by the governing bodies....
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Obviously A Red Bull fanzine
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Occurred to me and wonder if anyone else has thought about it....
Consider this, if championships were decided on how a rider progressed from grid position to finishing position I'd say Valentino Rossi would've wiped the floor with Marquez...

Honda also bent the rules as far as I can see to suit themselves with Marquez as they'd already signed him up before they tabled the rule that rookies had to progress through satellite teams first.


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Or a plane
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Could not be assed doing the maths but based on the hypothesis that a championship is decided on whom passes more riders, you may well find that even the great Rossi would not win the title as there would be many riders whom he has competed against year on year who have overtaken a great number of riders during the course of a race, and many who would have significantly improved their finish position against their starting position.

Of course, as we also know, if the championship were won this way they could easily be rigged throughout a season and would easily see riders giving up a position to then reclaim it for 'points'
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ahaha didn't think about that! Unconscious marketing
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I got a better one though, imagine if they only gave points to riders who started racing Motogp 125's in 1996 for Aprillia. Rossi would be kickin arse I tell ya!
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I got a better one though, imagine if they only gave points to riders who started racing Motogp 125's in 1996 for Aprillia. Rossi would be kickin arse I tell ya!


Well he has practiced that in a race as well so he has trained for a while
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The amount of sock puppets on this site is astounding.
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