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September 17th, 2019, 03:51 AM   #1
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Becoming one of my fave tracks. Time for Dovi to make another of his patented too late come-backs. Marquez took it last year but Dovi was close behind. At this point (if not sooner) Ducati must be really wishing they'd made more of an effort to keep Lorenzo on the payroll. Suzukis did well here last year. Maybe time for Rins to podium again.

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I suspect Jorge wishes they made more effort even more.
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I suspect Jorge wishes they made more effort even more.
Thinking the same. Much as I might kid about him, I do hate seeing him in his current situation. Never a personal favorite rider, yet aside from his value as a winner of races, I admired his clean racing and lack of off-track drama. Did his competing on the track. You hate to see such a huge talent beaten down by circumstances by and large, beyond his control.

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A year ago Dovi won at Misano, this year he was hardly a factor. Perhaps the crash at Silverstone played a role, though all of the Ducatis seemed to struggle last weekend, I think Dovi will be lucky to finish in the top 5.

The Jorge/Honda experiment just goes from bad to worse with every round, will this continue into next season?
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I'm reading that Zarco ain't gonna see the season out. Kallio to slot in for remainder races. Poor form from Johan.
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Thinking the same. Much as I might kid about him, I do hate seeing him in his current situation. Never a personal favorite rider, yet aside from his value as a winner of races, I admired his clean racing and lack of off-track drama. Did his competing on the track. You hate to see such a huge talent beaten down by circumstances by and large, beyond his control.
He put himself in this situation.
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I'm reading that Zarco ain't gonna see the season out. Kallio to slot in for remainder races. Poor form from Johan.
I think KTM didn't want Zarco testing their new parts since he wont be with them next season.
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I'm reading that Zarco ain't gonna see the season out. Kallio to slot in for remainder races. Poor form from Johan.
I guess if he feels there's no hope of KTM moving their chassis design to one with real potential for winning races, it must seem like a black hole. Why mis-spend what may be the pinnacle of your racing career, not to mention risk injury, on a bike that can't realize your worth as a rider?
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He put himself in this situation.
I did say "by and large". It's not as if he turned down a factory M1 or Suzuki in favor of the Repsol bike. It was the only option open to him. I'm certain he knew it would be a huge challenge to adapt. Must be one of the worst cases of buyer's remorse ever.
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I did say "by and large". It's not as if he turned down a factory M1 or Suzuki in favor of the Repsol bike. It was the only option open to him. I'm certain he knew it would be a huge challenge to adapt. Must be one of the worst cases of buyer's remorse ever.
Ducati didn't fire him, he quit Ducati.
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