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Old 07-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #21
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He's already said he's pretty much given up on the Ducati. He can't get what he wants from it.

I don't think it's too much to see him run his own team.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #22
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the "Back to where we belong" comment is what has me wondering. I think he is either going to the rummored Suzuki Motogp ride or back to AMA (since he always said he was happy with until the motogp bug bit him) WSB was just a stepping stone for him, so why go back?
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Why go back to anything but GP?? That's like going back down the ladder to reach the ceiling. I understand there are many factors, but still.
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the "Back to where we belong" comment is what has me wondering. I think he is either going to the rummored Suzuki Motogp ride or back to AMA (since he always said he was happy with until the motogp bug bit him) WSB was just a stepping stone for him, so why go back?
ama suzuki does need some help but idk if I can see him going back, if suzuki does come back to motogp I hope they have something better than what they had
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ama suzuki does need some help but idk if I can see him going back, if suzuki does come back to motogp I hope they have something better than what they had
This months Cycle World has a write up on what they are claiming to be Suzuki's next MotoGP bike, and it is an inline 4!
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This months Cycle World has a write up on what they are claiming to be Suzuki's next MotoGP bike, and it is an inline 4!
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/05/22...ogp-prototype/
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Why go back to anything but GP?? That's like going back down the ladder to reach the ceiling. I understand there are many factors, but still.
At this stage, MotoGP is a dying class. It's still the premier league of bike racing but you only have to see the depth of the field to see it's issues. Out of the entire grid, there are only 6 full factory supported bikes. Out of those 6, only 3 are really consistent. The Tech3 is the only nonfactory ride that is an upset contender for podiums. Now, with the CRT bikes to fill grid spots, you have essentially 2 races in 1. You have the Jorge/Stoner show then you have the fight for top CRT.
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At this stage, MotoGP is a dying class. It's still the premier league of bike racing but you only have to see the depth of the field to see it's issues. Out of the entire grid, there are only 6 full factory supported bikes. Out of those 6, only 3 are really consistent. The Tech3 is the only nonfactory ride that is an upset contender for podiums. Now, with the CRT bikes to fill grid spots, you have essentially 2 races in 1. You have the Jorge/Stoner show then you have the fight for top CRT.
I agree with that, for the most part. Wouldn't say it's dying though. Still my favorite racing to watch, next to Formula 1
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I agree with that, for the most part. Wouldn't say it's dying though. Still my favorite racing to watch, next to Formula 1
GP itself or MOTO2 and 3?

I watch GP in anticipation of the other two.
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GP itself or MOTO2 and 3?

I watch GP in anticipation of the other two.
I watch all 3 series of GPs, AMAs, and WSBK, as well as Formula 1.

Watching the Mid-Ohio AMA races right now, actually.
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I watch all 3 series of GPs, AMAs, and WSBK, as well as Formula 1.

Watching the Mid-Ohio AMA races right now, actually.
What I was asking, is GP your favorite race? Or are the other MOTO2/3 races factored in to that favoritism?
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For me, at this point, it's Moto2 and 3. I still watch the big race though.
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For me, at this point, it's Moto2 and 3. I still watch the big race though.
same here, 2 and 3 is where its at... gp sucks but I still watch it in hopes of them having some close racing
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, look at moto2, it's really anybody's race on any weekend. That Feneti kid only rode 2 or 3 races at the end of last season and he's running with the front pack this year. MotoGP is all about how much cash you have to throw at a bike. The more cash you have, the more podiums you get.
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same here, 2 and 3 is where its at... gp sucks but I still watch it in hopes of them having some close racing
Looks like 2 is showing the effects of development time this season. Starting to see that the better funded and/or higher skilled teams are stepping ahead. A little more gap in the groups than last season. Way more than the 1st.


3 is a blast to watch. Love the sound of the thumpers and they're riding the out of those little bikes.
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