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Old 03-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hayden's team lose Title Sponsor

Hours before the season kicked off

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Old 03-26-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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That's horrible news, I'm sure that between the two riders, they will acquire new sponsors. Contractually, I really wonder what the real world effect will be on M7
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I sure hope so, NH always seems to be up against it!
I lay some of the blame at least on the hugely disappointing production Honda MotoGP bike despite the hype!
Seems to me Drive M7 stuck around for the new variant, watched the testing unfold and said "No thanks", not another year of this......
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I sure hope so, NH always seems to be up against it!
I lay some of the blame at least on the hugely disappointing production Honda MotoGP bike despite the hype!
Seems to me Drive M7 stuck around for the new variant, watched the testing unfold and said "No thanks", not another year of this......
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No reasons for the withdrawal have been given, but the checkered history of energy drinks suggest that the smaller brands find it hard to justify the major investment that top-level racing requires...

There is a long list of brands that have come and go, including Dark Dog, Grizzly, Power Horse, and Troy Corser’s personal sponsor, .
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You don't think Honda share any of the blame??
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You don't think Honda share any of the blame??
Will Drive M7 sponsor another motorcycle brand? How are Drive M7 sales? What's the financial health of their company?
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Will Drive M7 sponsor another motorcycle brand? How are Drive M7 sales? What's the financial health of their company?
They're still in the game, just not with that team at MotoGP level
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They're still in the game, just not with that team at MotoGP level
If you can link a legit article that claims it's Honda's fault, I'll be happy to read it
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Not saying it's all them, read my OP, but lack of exposure and results due to a largely underwhelming Honda have to have played a part
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Not saying it's all them, read my OP, but lack of exposure and results due to a largely underwhelming Honda have to have played a part
Maybe, maybe not. Drive M7 might have money issues. Everyone that sponsors anyone other than Marquez have not dropped out
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Honda may have a rough season this year...

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http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/...ey-laundering/
Not to worry. Marquez and Pedrosa will be just fine
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Not to worry. Marquez and Pedrosa will be just fine
You'd be happy just to see these two out there wouldn't you lol!!

Gotta say though I admire greatly the Honda/Repsol collaboration, through thick and thin and everything in between.
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After FP2, FP3 coming up

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