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Old 07-25-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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OK Lorenzo to Yamaha, Colin??

This just in from Yamaha:

Yamaha MotoGP rider announcement

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announces that it has concluded a two-year agreement with 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. The 20-year-old Spaniard will make his MotoGP debut in 2008 aboard a YZR-M1, with direct Factory support.

Lorenzo, who won the 250 title in 2006, is currently leading the championship, after winning six out of the first ten races this season.

"Yamaha has been watching Jorge's career with interest for some time and we are delighted that he will be joining our MotoGP line-up from next season" - commented Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. "We are sure that he will be a valuable asset for the future and we look forward to the commencement of his MotoGP career with Yamaha."

The exact structure of Yamaha's team and rider organization is still under consideration at the present time. Further details, including Lorenzo's team structure, will be announced in due course.


Next season is looking good!!!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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will be even better if they put rossi back on a repsol honda.
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Edwards needs to go back to SBK and help Honda w/ the 1200cc Vtwin they will race to beat the 1200cc Ducs...:icon_bigg
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I guess Rossi couldn't save his job this time. Unless they run a 3rd bike too?
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I saw that was coming.
MogoGP never leaves any 250cc champions longer than two years.
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I saw that was coming.
MogoGP never leaves any 250cc champions longer than two years.
lol

... and it's only been public knowledge for 1.5 years.
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... and it's only been public knowledge for 1.5 years.
Oh, come on now.
You know who's gonna win.
Do you really need last 7 races for that?
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Word is that Colin may go to Tech 3.. but CE is a Mich tire tester... Dunlop would really benefit if CE joins the T3 squad simply b/c of CE's good feedback skills.

Other rumor mills for those that don't know yet.

Melandri to Ducati
Capirossi to Suzuki
Hopkins to Kawasaki
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Word is that Colin may go to Tech 3.. but CE is a Mich tire tester... Dunlop would really benefit if CE joins the T3 squad simply b/c of CE's good feedback skills.
He said he would go to tech 3 if they got a competitive tire. Ie mich or 'stones. I don't think he'd go if they keep Dunlops. Just read an article where he says he would be VERY interested in racing in the US again.

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Melandri to Ducati
Capirossi to Suzuki
Hopkins to Kawasaki .
Melandri and Hopkins are no longer rumors. They have already been announced as done deals. Full press releases and all.
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He said he would go to tech 3 if they got a competitive tire. Ie mich or 'stones. I don't think he'd go if they keep Dunlops.
Melandri and Hopkins are no longer rumors. They have already been announced as done deals. Full press releases and all.
That's right! good job!
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