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June 21st, 2008, 04:39 PM   #41
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If Marco does quit now, then it's rather pathetic and I hope he doesn't get another ride in the class. There are still plenty of other people who would love a chance at a factory ducati, even though it seems a hard beast to tame. It's a championship winning bike, a regular podium placer, and it just may be back to it's form from 2007. Whoever can tame the beast, like Stoner, has a chance at a motoGP title. Surely there is someone else out there capable of doing it.

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June 21st, 2008, 07:37 PM   #42
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damm posting that pic would extend his contract for another year at least.

post the youtube video and its worth another 2 years fo sho.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Son of Doohan @ Jun 22 2008, 02:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>If Marco does quit now, then it's rather pathetic and I hope he doesn't get another ride in the class. There are still plenty of other people who would love a chance at a factory ducati, even though it seems a hard beast to tame. It's a championship winning bike, a regular podium placer, and it just may be back to it's form from 2007. Whoever can tame the beast, like Stoner, has a chance at a motoGP title. Surely there is someone else out there capable of doing it.

If Marco leave now it would be in mutual agreement with Ducati. It's come to a point where it's not about what he want's but what is good for both parties. It's not good for Melandri if he continue to come out last, and it's not good for Duacati that their factory rider is last.
The last part of your rant is true however: "Whoever can tame the beast, like Stoner, has a chance at a motoGP title." and that's exactly what Melandri and Ducati both think and know but it is clearly not for Melandri. Why should they both cling on to a non working relationship?

We could allways discuss work ethics and character but we are to far away from the inside to really have any founded opinion on the subject so we should be careful to judge.
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June 22nd, 2008, 07:27 AM   #45
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Babelfish @ Jun 22 2008, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>We could allways discuss work ethics and character but we are to far away from the inside to really have any founded opinion on the subject so we should be careful to judge.

+1

he has raced through some serious pain in the past, and has shown a lot of heart before, so IMO
he has plenty of "heart". this might be the death knell of his career or a stepping stone back up towards to top. lets find out which way he goes before passing judgement.

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June 22nd, 2008, 07:37 AM   #46
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Pinky @ Jun 22 2008, 04:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>damm posting that pic would extend his contract for another year at least.

post the youtube video and its worth another 2 years fo sho.


its already on youtube and its a stunning display of bike control, wasnt that in phillip island?

that sort of stuff i kinda miss.........

im not writing marco off just because 1 bike doesnt suit his style after reading the stories i believe ducati is only putting full effort in for 1 guy from the beggining.

1 bike stoner couldnt stay on
1 bike marco doesnt get on with at all

id call that pretty even, i think marco could have done well at somewhere like yamaha
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (jazkat @ Jun 22 2008, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>its already on youtube and its a stunning display of bike control, wasnt that in phillip island?

that sort of stuff i kinda miss.........

im not writing marco off just because 1 bike doesnt suit his style after reading the stories i believe ducati is only putting full effort in for 1 guy from the beggining.

1 bike stoner couldnt stay on
1 bike marco doesnt get on with at all

id call that pretty even, i think marco could have done well at somewhere like yamaha
Why would Ducati (a italian mfg'r) ignor Marco? Ducati wants to be the buns of a motorcycle sandwich with Casey on top and Marco on the bottom.

I don't care what MM has done in the past, I've lost respect for him. He should have kept his nose to the grinding stone and shown some effort.
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June 22nd, 2008, 03:25 PM   #48
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jun 21 2008, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>What happened? Elaborate, we Americans with everything bigger and better can't manage to get coverage.
christ jumkie get a fuckin subscribtion to motogp.com & get it all as it happens. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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All this stories about teams screwing their riders is bullshit, it's in their best interest to help both riders and get good results with as many bikes as possible. Marco simply sucks on the Duc and is obviously quitted mentally on this project.

I'm just looking forward to see who will be the next one to try to tame the red beast, IMO Gibernau, Elias or Canepa.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teomolca @ Jun 22 2008, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Elias
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