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when was a really good rider on a satellite bike for more than a season? all the best ones make the factory squads, you all know this. Even when pedrosa, marquez, and lorenzo were rookies they were on factory bikes due to their talent potential. 99cb, pedrosa, lorenzo, rossi, dovi and arguably spies(though he didn't show it last year at all) are all ahead of crutchlow in terms of talent. my point is that the factory riders are factory riders for a reason. look at spies, he put a satellite bike on pole in 2010(fairly recent). made the factory squad a year later, but obviously his stock dropped after last year and look where he is now, NOT on a factory bike. Tell me when the last time a top notch rider stayed with a satellite team for more than a season before being picked as a factory rider. satellite riders don't win because either they are rookies or are simply less talented than the factory riders. If you put lorenzo on a satellite yamaha, I GUARANTEE you he will win at LEAST one rac

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