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Old 09-15-2012, 12:44 AM   #41
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Great shot, but Ducati wasn't paying Rossi, at least not much. Most of his salary came from Marlboro.
Ducati was paying him quite alot. Philip Morris is the main sponsor of Ducati, and they have been for some time before Rossi came over. They just can't advertise it anymore, not even with the BarCodes. What happens next year remains to be seen, but money that has already been allocated with Ducati can now be used elsewhere.

Either way you want to look at it does'nt matter, if you replace Rossi with guys that get paid a fraction (penuts by comparisoin), there will be quite a bit of change left over. Enough to run another team even. Rossi's pay cut will actually be a good boost for MotoGP, he's been tying up funds for some time now.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:10 AM   #42
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he's been tying up funds for some time now.
Agreed on that one. Since '04 there has been has and has nots in the paddok.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:37 AM   #43
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I think Ducati will be strong next year, there will be 4 factory bikes on the grid with some very good riders helping to develop the bike. While Pedrosa and Stoner were missing from the grid, Rossi's finish at Misano with the new chassis and swing arm is proof of that.

The Panigale has some problems, but once that bike is sorted out, it's going to be eating everything up at the track. Mark my words on that one. Whoop said it's the best bike out of the box that he's ever seen.
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So whos replacing Rossi on the factory team? Hayden is still there, correct?

All this about Ben is for the satellite team, not the spot Rossi is leaving.

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NVM.. Dovi it is.
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I think Ducati will be strong next year, there will be 4 factory bikes on the grid with some very good riders helping to develop the bike. While Pedrosa and Stoner were missing from the grid, Rossi's finish at Misano with the new chassis and swing arm is proof of that.

The Panigale has some problems, but once that bike is sorted out, it's going to be eating everything up at the track. Mark my words on that one. Whoop said it's the best bike out of the box that he's ever seen.
So are we marking your words or Whoop's?
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