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Old 09-06-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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Good for Melandri, but how the F did Crutchblow get the Tech 3 ride? He's barely ahead of Haga in the points and we know what kind of t season he's having. Must have animal pics of someone at Yamaha.


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Good for Melandri, but how the F did Crutchblow get the Tech 3 ride? He's barely ahead of Haga in the points and we know what kind of t season he's having. Must have animal pics of someone at Yamaha.


Sorry for bashing your countryman, Grinchy.
no offence taken

I think it's a classic right place at the right time event,
there's no question he's a talented rider and he rides for Yamaha and he's sponsored by Monster energy drink!!
he gave Yamaha there WSS championship after nearly a decade of Honda domination!!
He's young, supremely confident in his own ability and blindingly fast over one lap (see his qualifying results!)
Is it enough? they think so
Would I have made the same choice in Poncharal's position? NO!!
I would have chosen Laverty or Rea before Cal! seriously I would
Nothing against Cal, I've met him a couple of times and he's very amiable but the other two are very special IMO.

Who else would you consider is perhaps another way to look at it.
Elias has been amazing in Moto2 but he's had his chances in MotoGP, same with Biaggi in WSBK.
Innone (spelling) is special but not really done enough yet.
Haslam from WSBK, probably as deserving as anyone out there.
Fabrizio, no


Back to Melandri,
I expected so much more from him this year after the way he put that Kawahayata thing up there last year, been the under achiever so far.
If he gels with the R1, he'll be right up there
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Oh, and I'd have put Lascorz on the bike
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I would of went with Rae before Cal. Plus, just think how amazingly spectacular his wrecks would be with the corner speed of the GP bikes. Personally, I would have liked to see DePuniet get off that ill handling Honda and onto a Tech 3 bike. I never payed much attention to him, but after watching him over ride that Honda, I'd love to see him on a machine with proper handling.



On a side note, it was great to see Nori back on top Sunday. Typical Haga, blow one race and win the next. Be curious to see where he lands next year. Everyone seems to think he's washed up, but this will be the first year in the past 8 that he could finish out of the top 5 and you have to go back all the way to somewhere around 97 to see him not finish in the top 10.
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Jonathan may still be a lil too wild for MotoGP... I can see them going with Crutchlow cause he seems a bit more mature and experienced on the track. While they are both extremely awesome riders, Cal just seems to be a little more responsible on the bike. Less $$$ for dumping a GP bike, lol
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I'm concerned that Crutchlow is not enough of a development-type rider to be a good choice at this moment. All I can hope is that the factory shares a lot of data with the Tech3 team.
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Jonathan may still be a lil too wild for MotoGP... I can see them going with Crutchlow cause he seems a bit more mature and experienced on the track. While they are both extremely awesome riders, Cal just seems to be a little more responsible on the bike. Less $$$ for dumping a GP bike, lol
I gotta disagree but I understand your thinking
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I'm concerned that Crutchlow is not enough of a development-type rider to be a good choice at this moment. All I can hope is that the factory shares a lot of data with the Tech3 team.
Development is spearheaded by the full factory guys, next year the input will come primarily from Jlo and Spies,
Tech3 rides the hand me downs so to speak
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