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View Poll Results: Who gets Lorenzo's ride?
Zarco 19 76.00%
Crutchlow 1 4.00%
Alex Marquez 5 20.00%
other 0 0%
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November 18th, 2019, 06:41 AM   #51
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So its still a rumor?

Good then.
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At times it isn't even a direct leverage. It's often that the team is so darned terrified of losing their golden-boy that they wish to do any and everything to please him. I think it a bad move myself. If it were to happen, it would make for a very awkward situation. It's very difficult keeping things professional when family is involved and I don't know what this will do psychologically to Alex. These boys may be great riders but they are boys and can easily be taken advantage of.
Absolutely, he doesn’t have to throw his toys out of the pram to get his way at HRC, even an oblique insinuation would likely be effective, and HRC might do it anyway just because they think it might please him. That he probably would win the title on a Ducati must concern them.

I don’t think it is totally outrageous if they do sign AM, he is the Moto 2 champion and iwas also moto 3 champion against jack Miller who is not looking so bad these days, albeit he had to get away from Honda to prosper. Both Pedrosa and MM himself also went straight to factory HRC rides.

As long as HRC have MM it is probably irrelevant who is on the second bike.How it works for AM is a different question, I am not sure how much consolation there is in your team-mate being your brother while he is absolutely smashing you, and HRC haven’t had a non difficult bike since 2014, and it is hard to see who will change this; it would be a bit much to expect AM to be capable of doing so.
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Absolutely, he doesnít have to throw his toys out of the pram to get his way at HRC, even an oblique insinuation would likely be effective, and HRC might do it anyway just because they think it might please him. That he probably would win the title on a Ducati must concern them.

I donít think it is totally outrageous if they do sign AM, he is the Moto 2 champion and iwas also moto 3 champion against jack Miller who is not looking so bad these days, albeit he had to get away from Honda to prosper. Both Pedrosa and MM himself also went straight to factory HRC rides.

As long as HRC have MM it is probably irrelevant who is on the second bike.How it works for AM is a different question, I am not sure how much consolation there is in your team-mate being your brother while he is absolutely smashing you, and HRC havenít had a non difficult bike since 2014, and it is hard to see who will change this; it would be a bit much to expect AM to be capable of doing so.
Necessity is the mother of invention and in that sense, I'm not seeing Honda easily getting out of the current situation of their bike being difficult to ride. Afterall, MM is getting it to go quickly.
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November 18th, 2019, 08:09 AM   #54
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I find myself wishing for the ruthless Honda of the old days.
When they wanted two of the best of the best on their factory machinery, duking it out at the highest level on the big stage:

Prost-Senna
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Rossi infected the paddock with his prima donna shit and now all the racers seem to need to be coddled on their team.


Imagine a Rainey or Lawson being concerned with who the guy is on the other bike in the box. No, neither one ofvthem would be.
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November 18th, 2019, 09:58 AM   #55
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Confirmed, Alex to Repsol.
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Another in the new tradition of having a confirmed second fiddle on the second Honda in the factory team.

No wonder really that Zarco did not want to go to Repsol. It would have confirmed his second fiddle status.

Anybody who wins the moto 2 championship twice automatically is second fiddle and has to prove their way out. Biaggi couldn't do it and it looks like Zarco is having an even more difficult time. He canít even get on to a factory team that matters.
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Another in the new tradition of having a confirmed second fiddle on the second Honda in the factory team.

No wonder really that Zarco did not want to go to Repsol. It would have confirmed his second fiddle status.

Anybody who wins the moto 2 championship twice automatically is second fiddle and has to prove their way out. Biaggi couldn't do it and it looks like Zarco is having an even more difficult time. He canít even get on to a factory team that matters.
Didn't Zarco turn down partnering MM to go to KTM? Or am I mistaken?
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Confirmed, Alex to Repsol.
Not surprised. Autosport.com wouldn't be on and on about his being close to signing unless there was truth to it.
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Confirmed, Alex to Repsol.

Yep, in English this time https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...-2020/4599800/
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Zarco to Moto2 according to AS.com.

If true...What a dumbass. Gigi himself offered him an extra support and a GP19, totally winning material.

Aleix Espargaro is right, this guy deserves shit. Asshole.
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