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February 24th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #11
 
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I was just thinking about Pons today, it was a real shame to lose them. I think maybe they should have a crack at superbikes for 07 and 08 and maybe go for an 09 GP return?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rising Sun @ Feb 22 2007, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Assuming that it's not just some wild rumour, the story raises lots of questions. As Teo said, how could they keep it secret from the Spanish press? I wonder who the sponsor would have been... Telefonica? Why would Yamaha block Gibernau as a choice of rider?

I always thought that Sete retired mainly because there was no ride for him this year.

I think Gibernau did not get the money he was looking for, cause I recall Kawa’s interest in him, and not cause there was no ride!

I also don’t think Yamaha would block this move… Getting 5 or 6 bikes on the grid gives them a better chance at scoring points at any given race for the Manufactures Championship, just like Honda with 7 of them. Call me paranoid, but what I can see is; it could have been against Spanish interests, they are all putting too much into Pedrosa backed up by Honda to through it all away, or even divert it with rivals (in conditions to compete strong), or jet with another great Spanish rider… could just be mistrust of mine!



PD. But explains why Spanish press did not get it out!
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February 24th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #13
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The spanish press arn't "that" hot for Pedrosa, they are actually more fond of Lorenzo even though he is a class lower.

Also Kawasaki did offer Sete enough money but he didn't wanna run around at the back because somebody paid him too. He said he didn't enjoy it anymore, but perhaps if he felt an offer preasented to him offerd him a chance to win races and challange for the title then maybe that would be different.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Feb 24 2007, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>The spanish press arn't "that" hot for Pedrosa, they are actually more fond of Lorenzo even though he is a class lower.

A bit more to my side Tom, if Spanish press isn’t that fond of Pedrosa, they would have not forgiven news (gossip) like this from someone else! I can only see Spain’s interests involved (a bit too much for the sake of the Championship)…

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (VHMP01 @ Feb 24 2007, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>A bit more to my side Tom, if Spanish press isn’t that fond of Pedrosa, they would have not forgiven news (gossip) like this from someone else! I can only see Spain’s interests involved (a bit too much for the sake of the Championship)…



I don't understand, can you put it in super simple english for me please
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Feb 24 2007, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I don't understand, can you put it in super simple english for me please

No sweat;

Spain’s (Did not want to say it out loud… Dorna) interest in getting “the best rider ever” are way high and need to use Honda for that. Even Puig blamed Hayden for Pedrosa’s terrible mistake, but back then they thought they still could win the Championship in their first go with Pedrosa, making “Rookie of the Year” even look silly if they have gotten it, but it back fired with the fall though. In addition, Puig admitted all year “it’s an adaptation year, we don’t want the Championship”, come on, who were they fooling, no one…

Honda is happy with all this because they are a great factory but with a bit of (unedited) backup from Dorna, they have got to be at the top of the very top… and it has happened, hasn’t it?

Back to the subject… All which means that Pons and Gibernau being Spanish and very liked both of them, but teaming up with strongest rivals (Yamaha) would kind of spoil the plan. More over, with the Spanish press no fond of Pedrosa they would have brought it out, unless it’s all about Spain’s interest.

PD. So I see that they are too ambitious even crossing the line and not covering all their footsteps! Call me paranoid…
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I think your paranoid.
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I don't think the Spanish press is not fond of Pedrosa at all. They love gloating about him.

I'll wait till next week's mags to see what they say about this rumour but to me this is just some invention.

Dorna is a private company, it's there to make money, having Sete on a Yamaha wouldn't harm at all their bussiness, on the contrary they could make more money. I don't see why they would want to ban Sete.
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