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August 07, 2013 8:32 PM

@ DonR and Talentfan,

No need to be condescending talent, I can grasp what he said in one reading, I am not stupid nor a fairweather fan. I fully understand that there are only a few "riders" capable of winning the title each year, that will never change. It is why Rossi won on a satellite honda, factory honda, factory Yamaha, why Stoner won on factory ducati and honda. However, the OP was complaining about there being a lack of competitive bikes, and I was debating that fact. I think there enough good bikes, with more on the horizon. It is why guys like crutchlow get discovered.


August 07, 2013 9:07 PM

You have to wonder why Crutchlow has supposedly signed a two year deal when pretty much all the moves will be one year into his contract- potentially leaving him out in the cold again.


August 08, 2013 7:17 AM

Dont think I am having a go at you but Simo. RIP would never have won a title on a sat. bike the reason simple honda would not allow it,but I think if he did not have his accident he would now be on the factory honda, and mm would be on the sat bike and that way he would be a big chance to win a title.


August 08, 2013 7:32 AM

Actually GOAT I think that it's just there are only a few BIKES (2?) capable of winning the title and also uninhibited from CHALLENGING for the title (6 - & 2 of those are Dukes).

There is possibly several MORE riders capable, IF they had truly competitive kit AND freedom to race the Factory riders without being held back.

This is why MotoGP isn't real racing. NO team should be allowed the mechanisms to control and regulate their rivals and this is rife & sanctioned by Dorna.


August 08, 2013 12:54 PM

Read Crutchlow's interview in MCN, where it states if he's stayed he'd have displaced Bradley. But the REALLY intereresting bit was where he implied he'd actually have slipped from 3rd in-line at Yamaha to 4th, as Pol with his Factory contract would get preferential support.

So.. this tells us that Brad WON'T get equal kit & opportunity against his old M2 rival in T3 in 2014.

This will mean...
1. Brad gets slated by the dim mouthbreathers if he gets beat by Pol for being rubbish (they'll never consider BS might be disadvantaged) and

2. CC really had to take that Ducati ride, as to stay at T3 like so many say he should have would actually have been a step BACK. cont....


August 08, 2013 12:54 PM


Yet posters keep saying that the right guy can WIN on a satellite bike, and all the Satellite Yams and Honda's are good enough to win blah blah blah.

The penny has to drop sometime surely? The finishing order of the bikes under their control is determined by the Factory through support, equipment and electronic set-up. It is NOT equal machines and opportunity and rider ability that really decides the finishing order.

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