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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 14th, 2019, 10:50 AM   #1
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Who Gets The Repsol Ride?

with Lorenzo retiring, who gets his seat?
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November 14th, 2019, 12:21 PM   #2
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Give Zarco a year on the thing!

Two Marquezs on one team? Ok, why not?

Cal's been riding a near-factory bike for some time, with little to show other than piles of debris...
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Give Zarco a year on the thing!

Two Marquezs on one team? Ok, why not?

Cal's been riding a near-factory bike for some time, with little to show other than piles of debris...
Not much talk of AM and I am not sure why. Signing him might even help keep MM from seeking greener pastures.

I would like to see Zarco on the bike and prospering as a rebuttal of KTM and to some extent Yamaha.
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November 14th, 2019, 10:18 PM   #4
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Zarco seems the obvious choice.

Cal is contracted.

Alex is contracted.

Zarco is a free agent, cheap and will sign a one year deal.
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November 15th, 2019, 05:38 AM   #5
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Bautista... already contracted to HRC. Zarco goes to Honda WSBK?
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Bautista... already contracted to HRC. Zarco goes to Honda WSBK?
Possibility, but unlikely. Only if Honda believes Zarco would do better job at WSBK than Bautista. I'm sure Zarco does not want to leave MotoGP.
Regarding Alex ... why would Honda want him? Beating Lüthi does not guarantee he has top 10 potential in MotoGP.
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Possibility, but unlikely. Only if Honda believes Zarco would do better job at WSBK than Bautista. I'm sure Zarco does not want to leave MotoGP.
Regarding Alex ... why would Honda want him? Beating Lüthi does not guarantee he has top 10 potential in MotoGP.
No disrespect to Alex but realistically he won the title because everyone that had beaten him previously had moved up to MotoGP.
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I Ride: Triiumph Tiger XCx 800 + KTM SXF450sm + 511SMR
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I would say HRC can get anyone they want tbh. Contracts generally have a buy out clause in them and it’s not like HRC can’t afford to buy out a contract. Zarco is probably the leading man right now but his ok results on the easier to ride 2018 bike do not mean he will do well on the 2019 bike as I’m sure HRC are aware.
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What is this 2019 bike is harder to ride business.
Here is the info I'm aware of.

Honda added more power to the engine. There has been no mention of any other changes to the bike.
Honda said Marc is great champion and coped immediately with more power.
Crutchlow said riding it is problematic (or something along the lines).

OK, so the top end is stronger now, more top speed and better acceleration on 5th and 6th. Anything below this is electronically restricted and the full power is not used - and wasn't used before. So how exactly makes this change bike harder to ride and how it "completely changes the nature of bike" as some have alleged?
My BS meter is on high. Honda praising their champ, not surprising, is it? Crutchlow telling how hard he has to work - hardly a scientific argument.

I'm all ears if someone can shed some light on this "harder to ride" business.
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