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July 18th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #11
 
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Helix @ Jul 18 2008, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Dovi looks like a butcher in that white one. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] yeah, he just miss the knife...
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July 18th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #12
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blue Cielo @ Jul 18 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Tom, I heard that Kawasaki is very restricted about sponsorship, they only allow a sponsor as long as the green color still dominant... but truly I never read about Melandri must bring sponsor to get a ride.
I believe that rumor was from 2006. It was that Kawasaki would run a third bike for Biaggi IF he brought sponsorship to the team. Now that they have Monster money, I don't think that scenario would hold true.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Austin @ Jul 18 2008, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I believe that rumor was from 2006. It was that Kawasaki would run a third bike for Biaggi IF he brought sponsorship to the team. Now that they have Monster money, I don't think that scenario would hold true.

Again... I take that Austin [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] Thx mate...
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Who is going to lose out from all of this is the question??

If Marco goes to Kawasaki I think that West might be looking for a job and it is no secret how much money he owes.

If he goes to Gresini something will have to happen right away. My guess is that Nakano will be out but that leaves no Japanese in the contest so Dorna may not allow this.

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How fitting!!

Check out this pic. It is from the Thursday Images at Laguna Seca, compliments of SuperbikePlanet.com.

Marco Melandri's Future

The photographer has a rather keen sense of humor, doncha think??


(am I allowed to post the pic??)

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First off he needs to change that hat with that painters brim. He needs a real cap. Secondly I would love to see him bounce back and get the bike to work for him at Laguna and even win it. It is a shame that his season had this much trouble. It will make him stronger though cause he is a real talent also and has the ability to win.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Austin @ Jul 18 2008, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I believe that rumor was from 2006. It was that Kawasaki would run a third bike for Biaggi IF he brought sponsorship to the team. Now that they have Monster money, I don't think that scenario would hold true.

I heard that Monster wouldn't pay for the third bike.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Jul 18 2008, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I heard that Monster wouldn't pay for the third bike.
I haven't heard anything like that. I've heard he would be riding around on OJ's bikes (already Monster sponsored), which would likely mean that OJ would be out of a job for a few months.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Austin @ Jul 18 2008, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I haven't heard anything like that. I've heard he would be riding around on OJ's bikes (already Monster sponsored), which would likely mean that OJ would be out of a job for a few months.

Well we'll see sooner or later wont we. Marco's feedback might be better than OJ's anyway
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SackWack @ Jul 18 2008, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Who is going to lose out from all of this is the question??

If Marco goes to Kawasaki I think that West might be looking for a job and it is no secret how much money he owes.

If he goes to Gresini something will have to happen right away. My guess is that Nakano will be out but that leaves no Japanese in the contest so Dorna may not allow this.

West owes a lot of money and he rides very slow, I heard he crashed during FPR yesterday. Westy could move to Japan to become a test rider (rumors around the net [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img])...

If Nakano goes, it will be very bad for the Japanese, and they won't allow it, Nakano still better than deAngelis on the table right now. I really want to see the end of this 'puzzle.' [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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