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September 17th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #31
 
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Chaz has now been confirmed as the hopeful replacement rider for Motegi.

about bloody time i say.

i still thought that silva was the contraced replacement but he must be busy.

Chaz has tested the bike already and i really hope he does well

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September 17th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #32
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It's on MotoGP.com too.

http://www.motogp.com/en/motogp/motogp_new...s&news_id=20992
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Why is anyone surprised. He didn't have a ride with them for next year and he's come in and said I can't be bothered riding for last place. The fact is Hofmann was a very ordinary GP rider. He never gave any indication that he would ever challenge anyone above the top 9. No loss IMO.

As far as giving D'antin an excuse to sack him he certainly gave them the best excuse they could have wanted. Does anyone expect Davies to place higher than Hofmann could have in the remaining rounds? I doubt it. So where is the advantage for D'antin? There isn't any I can see. From all the press releases it doesn't even look as though Davies will get the ride next year.

A young kid like Davies would kill to race that bike. Good riddance to ordinary rubbish.
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September 17th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #34
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vale4607, did Hoffmann steal your girlfriend or something?


I never would have thought someone could have such passionate feelings about Hoffmann, positive or negative.

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<div class='quotemain'>btw: Fully fit the Hoff would kick Silvans arse on any track on any day!!!
Sorry, but no chance. Hoffmann has been fit for most of this year, and has failed to impress completely. I was a big fan of giving Hoffers another chance and that he was a good rider but it was the bike, but Barros has comprehensively outridden him at every single track this year. Barros has shown what the Pramac bike is capable of, Hoffmann hasn't even gotten near that. Guintoli has gone above what the Dunlop-shod Tech3 is capable of this year in my opinion, and I'd expect top tens from him next year in Pramac.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsraeliRacer @ Sep 17 2007, 11:56 PM) [snapback]91110[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
vale4607, did Hoffmann steal your girlfriend or something?
I never would have thought someone could have such passionate feelings about Hoffmann, positive or negative.
Sorry, but no chance. Hoffmann has been fit for most of this year, and has failed to impress completely. I was a big fan of giving Hoffers another chance and that he was a good rider but it was the bike, but Barros has comprehensively outridden him at every single track this year. Barros has shown what the Pramac bike is capable of, Hoffmann hasn't even gotten near that. Guintoli has gone above what the Dunlop-shod Tech3 is capable of this year in my opinion, and I'd expect top tens from him next year in Pramac.

Just another guy taking up a seat, had his shot and I'm tired of seeing the same shit year in year out. He did a crap job and the final straw was pulling in on Sunday. Luckily for you and everyone else this thread will hopefully be the last we mention of Hofmann.

Don't get me started on Barros, I believe whatever bike he is on is capable of more. Hopefully he won't be back either.

All I want is the best guys racing in the best championship. 08 is looking like it will have 9-10 world champions racing around. Thats what I'm talkin' about!!!!!
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......This misconception about Barros is starting to irritate me. One more time for the slow learners:

http://www.motogp.com/en/motogp/motogp_res...tm?menu=results
Barros is tenth. This makes him (except Marco) the top privateer in MotoGP. Top. Privateer. Only factory riders have more points than him. Out of the guys on private bikes, he is first. He's top of the privateer table. Consider private and works like two seperate tables, because budget and support wise they are. Now consider that Barros is leading that table, because Marco's bike is semi-factory anyway. It getting through now?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsraeliRacer @ Sep 18 2007, 12:18 AM) [snapback]91120[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
......This misconception about Barros is starting to irritate me. One more time for the slow learners:

http://www.motogp.com/en/motogp/motogp_res...tm?menu=results
Barros is tenth. This makes him (except Marco) the top privateer in MotoGP. Top. Privateer. Only factory riders have more points than him. Out of the guys on private bikes, he is first. He's top of the privateer table. Consider private and works like two seperate tables, because budget and support wise they are. Now consider that Barros is leading that table, because Marco's bike is semi-factory anyway. It getting through now?

Thanks for the lesson. So Barros is great? He is in front of Elias, now why was Elias out for so many races? So Barros has managed to keep in front of De Puniet, the absolute best crasher I've ever seen on a factory machine. Is there anyone else worth mentioning?

The point is Barros gave his full potential years ago. There was a very good reason no one hired him after his year on the factory Honda. D'antin expected more and the 20 year veteran hasn't delivered. If he gets another ride it will be the same result, how could anyone expect any different.

Any reason to keep him around?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsraeliRacer @ Sep 17 2007, 03:18 PM) [snapback]91120[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
......This misconception about Barros is starting to irritate me. One more time for the slow learners:

http://www.motogp.com/en/motogp/motogp_res...tm?menu=results
Barros is tenth. This makes him (except Marco) the top privateer in MotoGP. Top. Privateer. Only factory riders have more points than him. Out of the guys on private bikes, he is first. He's top of the privateer table. Consider private and works like two seperate tables, because budget and support wise they are. Now consider that Barros is leading that table, because Marco's bike is semi-factory anyway. It getting through now?



Well put IR, not very subtle, but very well put!

I'm with you on this, if Barros is still the top privateer, then why shouldn't he ride? Sure, he's never been the world champ, and isnt going to be, but how many others are in the same situation? Should we dump everyone who isnt a past or present champ? No cause it would just get silly, if he was riding around, off the back by half a minute, I would say get shot of him, but he's not.

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Subtlety never was my strong point [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

And another point, if being a former champ is a reason to be on the grid, then KRJR should still be on the grid vale4607? Should still be circling around half a lap behind everyone and wondering why everyone's gone home by the time he finishes the race?
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