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by Japhrodisiac
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Factory Yamaha is sewn up, HRC certain to retain MM, Suzuki look set to maintain their lineup, not many factory seats open all told
by Japhrodisiac
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Jack Miller taking over Cal's LCR slot on a factory bike seems to me to be a decent move, if Ducati doesn't move him up into the factory team.
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Bagnaia scored three top ten finishes last year on the previous year's Duc. With Miller being nearly always in the top ten when he finished, having last year's bike looks to be a significant advantage. Bagnaia had a few good finishes, so did Quatoraro (and Zarco before him) on a year old bike, Naka...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Brave predictions Japhrodisiac, probably no less accurate than any of us will guess Zarco's Avintia deal includes 2 Ducati engineers and 2 Ducati electronic staff, however reading the following article it appears that that's for both riders making it a bit thiner than it initially appeared so perha...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

With Zarco now confirmed at Avintia for 2020, Silly season looks to get going early for 2021 seats. A fun scenario would be for Dovi and Maverick to swap seats, Jarvis' latest comments seem to indicate that he wishes Maverick to feel welcome, and that maybe he was getting the feeling that Mav would ...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Reports of Zarco's signing along with his typical shitty attitude, bad-mouthing Avintia all the while they are throwing him a lifeline : "Speaking with French publication Moto Journal, Zarco revealed the Avintia deal is done and that Ducati general manager Luigi Dall'Igna convinced him to have faith...
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

Methinks he will take a while to adapt but then do alright on it, some top 6's perhaps Will be tough for him to reach the top 6 in my opinion... based on it being an Avintia GP19... MM, MV, AD, FQ, FM, AR, JM36, JM43, VR, CC... then there's the likes of Petrucci, Bagnaia on Ducati's, Aliex and Pol....
by Japhrodisiac
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

So Avintia will have 2 GP19's next year meaning that if Zarco does arrive then he's not getting the latest bike. It does state "with updates" which is suggesting better support. Article also suggests that Zarco's contract may be direct with Ducati https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/147361/zarcol...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

What appears to have happened is that once Ducati signed to increase their support of Avintia (likely to pave the way for Zarco) then they no longer required Karel's money to lease his bikes. With that pressure off, if you had the chance, would you opt for a rider of Zarco's level, or Abraham's leve...
by Japhrodisiac
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

I am honestly fed up with Zarco, the sense of entitlement, the open insults to the other teams working their asses off, the other riders that would give their left or right nut to be in a position for some of the offers he's been given... To turn down the Avintia ride with the promise of extra suppo...
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

Another version, is that Jorge goes to Ducati in some capacity, Gigi is a huge fan of Jorge's, so maybe we'll see him there somehow...?
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

I might be crazy but it's the only thing that explains letting Folger go this late in the game and this close to the Valencia test, but Jorge might be contracted until the end of the year, who knows? It's mostly fantasy at this point but I have a sneaky feeling that we haven't seen the last of him
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

CLX wrote:Rossi's longevity has spoiled us, but the truth is most MotoGP champions retire due to crashes, injuries and their toll on the mind and body.
Not only Rossi but MM's remarkable rubber man like abilities, combined with newest airbag technologies unavailable to many that you mention
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

I for one would have really liked to see him on a Suzuki, or satellite Yamaha, I think he would have had a few more years in him if so.
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

So now, like Dani, will we be hearing of his test rider role shortly afterwards (with Yamaha)? Oh that would be sublime. Jorge developing a bike for Vale to ride. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: Or Fabio and Maverick, seems like Vale for all his greatness is the last to the party of making the current Yamaha...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Jorge Lorenzo
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Jorge Lorenzo

Some stats, to honour one of the all-time greats : 18 seasons 296 starts 152 podiums 68 wins 69 Poles 37 fastest laps 5 world championships wins on Derbi, Aprilia, Yamaha, Ducati Most successful Spanish 250cc rider ahead of Sito Pons and Dani Pedrosa All-time MotoGP season points leader until just t...
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

So now, like Dani, will we be hearing of his test rider role shortly afterwards (with Yamaha)?
by Japhrodisiac
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

For all of his detractors, honestly one of the best, most classy press conferences I have ever seen. I will miss him, what a wonder he was when the bike suited him, lest we forget, which was more often than not.
by Japhrodisiac
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

warthog1 wrote: Would still love to see him on a Suzuki but can't see that happening currently either.
Me too, I think a Fit JL is championship material on the current Suzuki
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

Does anyone else feel Jorge is waiting to ride the 2020 RCV before making a decision? Testing the new Honda before making a decision seems like the most sensible thing to do for all parties, including HRC. I feel like HRC is going to try to force him to sign before he gets to ride. Def seems right ...
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

Does Jorge's career fare better by seeing out his Repsol contract to the end without results in 2 years, or calling it quits, posting great times as a test rider and then being available when silly season is in full swing? I think the latter, given all the circumstances
by Japhrodisiac
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

I don't think Jorge would stoop to the level of test rider. He's either on a factory bike racing or nothing at all. Of course, I may be wrong. Agreed. Can't see why he would do that despite how good he would be at providing feedback. He strikes me as a proud man and a position as a test rider is in...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Behind Closed Doors...

Carmelo has come out yesterday apparently urging Lorenzo to 'make up his mind' about his future with Honda, an odd intervention, unless one factors in that he may be being used as a face-saving intermediary. Then today we hear that Folger is not being offered the Yamaha test rider job. So, we have Y...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

While Zarco will ride the LCR 2018 Honda for the last 3 races of the season due to Nakagami's injury, I hadn't realised that Nakagami is yet to sign the 2020 contract https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/146524/exktm-zarco-set-to-replace-nakagami-at-lcr Taka will be on the LCR Honda for 2020... I ...
by Japhrodisiac
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171220

Re: Silly Season

I suspect that this really isn't about replacing Jorge, if things work out for Zarco on the bike, but maybe it is about replacing Cal, and Cal voluntarily retiring early, at the end of this season. HRC gets a free try to see if Zarco can use the bike, Zarco gets a chance, Nakagami can get in the sur...