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Old 07-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #21
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Biaggi always had hurt feelings, that's what happens when skirts race motorcycles. Once a di*k, always a di*k.
I'd bet you'd give up youre to achieve what that has achieved
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:44 PM   #22
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Biaggi was old but was still good. He was starting to show his age and wasn't as dominant as he had been. He knew this and bowed out while still on his game. Checa has had a lot of physical issues. Plus developing a new bike is a job in and of itself. I think Checa has a few more races in him but he I don't see him running with Sykes and the others.
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At this point I want to see an American doing well on the world stage. And frankly I don't even count Ducati as a manufacturer any more, I view them more as a CRT. I'd love to see Nicky in WSBK kicking !
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Crutchlow would be a fool to leave Yamaha and ride the POS.
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Crutchlow would be a fool to leave Yamaha and ride the POS.
You know how much property is in the UK??? he needs the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

joking aside I totally agree, it has to be Yamaha, I was hoping he'd get offerred Bradl's factory Honda though
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It just seems like Crutchlow has a bunch of the wrong time lining up for him.
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CC is making the satellite ride look good. Certainly he's almost riding beyond the bikes limits but going to Ducati (other than the paycheck) would be a disaster. He deserves a Honda or factory Yamaha ride for sure.
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Cal shouldn't leave to Ducati but money always talks. Where was Dovi at with Tech 3? He was always in the top 5 and know he is battling crt bikes with his factory Ducati. Dont do it Cal or your championship contention is out the window.
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The context was BS as in Ben spies... Haga put up a good fight with a breaking his back and all. catching a cold too.

Hayden's should stay in motogp, not having a factory deal doesn't mean he's out to sbk, and he can even run a CRT Ducati next year. I think it would be a good experiment. Ducati frame is made by FTR and they use magneti marelli electronics too already, so give me them the soft tire and extra fuel and let's play.
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Well.....

Spies is finished, Hayden is out (looks probably to WSBK), Edwards is going to retire. May not see a US rider in MGP for some time. Can't think of anyone even close to getting or staying with the top level.
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Spies is finished, Hayden is out (looks probably to WSBK), Edwards is going to retire. May not see a US rider in MGP for some time. Can't think of anyone even close to getting or staying with the top level.
I was thinking of that yesterday as well. But, considering that 3 rounds of motogp are in the US, I think there will be at least one American rider in the series. Just for marketing purposes.

Not sure who that will be, though.
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Blake Young will be riding CRT for the US races. Not sure if that really counts.


I'd like to think that Spies still has something in the tank. Too bad that tank is on a Ducati.
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Spies is finished, Hayden is out (looks probably to WSBK), Edwards is going to retire. May not see a US rider in MGP for some time. Can't think of anyone even close to getting or staying with the top level.

Ahem...


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Just give me a bike, and a 6 figure salary.

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Biaggi got his feelings hurt and left :p
Is that what they call winning a world championship these days?
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Spies is finished, Hayden is out (looks probably to WSBK), Edwards is going to retire. May not see a US rider in MGP for some time. Can't think of anyone even close to getting or staying with the top level.
Unless an american decides, as a teenager, to go to Europe and start racing 125gps at the national level and are moto3...I'm not so sure we'll ever see another "American" in motogp. There just isn't any support at the national level in this country for racing that type of motorcycle. And if someone has to race in europe for 10 of their formative years just to get to gp, are they really American anymore?
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Spies is finished, Hayden is out (looks probably to WSBK), Edwards is going to retire. May not see a US rider in MGP for some time. Can't think of anyone even close to getting or staying with the top level.
I have no idea where your information comes from but, maybe think about changing your sources.
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I dont think the issue is that you need to be racing since 5yrs old, the mention or biaggi should be enough to show that.

I think plenty of American talent, just lacking an american run team to put them in. The attack and gptech outfitts are a start and admerable effort.

Hayden doesn't need to leave GP, this just a step out of factory. Ben will be back, doing the right thing now.

CE also looks to be getting a yahmaha engine for next year, and if they can can conscript help with chassis design from the tech3 wizard who designed their own moto2 bike, he'd be a step closer to getting the bike he wanted 2 yrs ago.

There's going to be enough changes in the rules next year to be worth sticking around for to see if can exploit any of them with an expirence rider like hayden in non factory teams.
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I have no idea where your information comes from but, maybe think about changing your sources.
You are right. He is going to be in MGP forever. Retirement couldn't possibly be in the near future, because he is ageless, and enjoys finishing 18th.
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