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June 21st, 2008, 05:36 AM   #1
 
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[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif[/img] Just heard from the commentators, not as NEWS, but more as a comment as Melandri was in the picture. "His last race for Ducati, very sad......"!

Maybe I got it wrong but I logged in 5 min out in the session and
it was as if they had a big anouncment earlier in the broadcast.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Pinky @ Jun 21 2008, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>cool

I'm speachless (at least for what I permit myself on a forum)
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Sad news if it's true. He deserves to be at a team in contention for the championship.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Babelfish @ Jun 21 2008, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I'm speachless (at least for what I permit myself on a forum)
Why would anyone be happy if this is true? If it is true it is presumably by mutual consent, showing that marco has his pride and wishes to go to a more suitable bike on which he can display his undoubted talent again.
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He deserves better than the shit treatment he is getting from Ducati. People say Nicky is treated bad, but Marco is treated worse for sure.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Haga @ Jun 22 2008, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>He deserves better than the shit treatment he is getting from Ducati. People say Nicky is treated bad, but Marco is treated worse for sure.

It sucks that Marco hasn't gelled with the Gp8, but how have Ducati treated Marco badly?
Both rider and team have tried to make it work and it just isn't going to.
Best for both parties to move on.
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I agree that its best for both parties to move in different directions. Melandri is a great rider (but not on the Ducati) and the Ducati is a world championship winning machine (not with Melandri on it). They have tried to work through the problems but without any success and there are no real signs of improvement. Things seem to be going from bad to worse.

I don't think Melandri deserves it but he could end up as Pedrosa's teammate with Hayden surely not going to be there for much longer?! Perhaps a swap could work between the riders and manufacturers though personally I would like to see good young riders rewarded with the opportunity - say Vermeulen or Dovi for example?
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Good luck to him. Im interested to see where he could end up given his performance this year. Kawasaki, Tech 3 Yamaha and possibly Gresini (if they throw Nakano away). He hasn't done himself any favours with such a poor performance. Still, money talks.

Who'll be on the Ducati, Canepa or Gibernau?

Probably Gibbers given his experience and Canepa would take Guintoli or Elias' seat next year. Im all for it, I'd rather see another competitive Ducati, 3 slugs at the back is no good for racing.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Haga @ Jun 21 2008, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>He deserves better than the shit treatment he is getting from Ducati. People say Nicky is treated bad, but Marco is treated worse for sure.
Are you smokin the wacky weed? Ducati tried everything for him because they wanted an Italian rider to be successful even more so than Casey. They did so many different configurations and mappings that they just couldn't make it work for him. They went so far to get others to test the bike so they could get him in contention. Ducati treated him like gold and when he leaves they will still be wishing they could have found something to make the bike work for him.
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