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foz 101

December 21, 2009 3:44 PM

WSBK » Yamaha loses satellite representation

I'm guessing this is all about money as usual? Yamaha wanting more money for a championship-winning kit. It defeats the purpose if they're not getting it. I wonder if they've had interest but people have been happier going to Honda if it's cheaper? It'd be a shame if there were no other Yams on the grid next year. They need to pull their finger out, they should have customers beating their door down for bikes :?

foz 101

January 24, 2010 10:53 PM

WSBK » Portimao test - Overall results

It's nice to see Brits at the top of the times obviously. It remains to be seen whether Shakey can be top 10 for the first half of the season though. Hopefully he's learned a lot from last year. It's even nicer to see that the top 4 Brits are all riding different machinery, and Aprilia not much further back. Bodes well for the season. Haga didn't make much of a showing but the factory Ducatis will be the ones to beat still. I think there's much more of a challenge to Ducati from several bikes this year though, not just from one Yamaha and occasionally a Honda or two.

foz 101

November 03, 2009 2:22 PM

MotoGP » POLL: How will Ben Spies fare on Yamaha debut?

Has he ridden Valencia before? It's not on the WSBK calendar. I think he'll probably have a promising but uneventful weekend. Setup, unfamiliarity and the fact there's still a big fight for 6th, 7th in the championship means he might tick along getting track time. Will he be on a full factory bike though?? Good luck to him, I think he'll do pretty well next season.

foz 101

October 22, 2009 7:39 PM

MotoGP » 125: Julian Simon confirms Moto2 move.

I don't know if this is the first 'official' announcement. I think Jules Cluzel is on one of the Tech3 Moto2 bikes next year isn't he? Cardion AB have a bike so Karel Abraham will be on that, Pramac have 2 bikes, one of which will probably have Mattia Pasini on if his Pramac Ducati test mid-season is anything to go by. As for Bradley, he'd be better walking into the 2011 season of Moto2 as 125 Champion. He'd get a better bike first up. I think Scott Redding might get a ride in 2010, as he's a giant of a boy for 125 but he'll not be on the Blusens BQR bike as they aren't entering until 2011.

foz 101

October 07, 2009 7:55 PM

MotoGP » KTM quits 125cc World Championship.

@rockingrodders - I appreciate that, but there is an Aprilia team in there, and MZ are on reserve. Tech3 (Yamaha) and Pramac (Ducati) have associations with other manufacturers atm too. It's a given that they all have Honda engines, but a KTM built bike that wins might help them promote a 600cc machine themselves in a popular worldwide sales category. I would expect that the rumoured builders like Harris, Bimota, Ilmor, Roberts, Moriwaki are in it for future sales somewhere (as well as bragging rights :p). As an aside which I hope you agree with, it's a travesty that it's only a Honda engine allowed. Perhaps they're slipping Dorna more cash than Aprilia now? Shocking.

foz 101

October 07, 2009 4:19 PM

MotoGP » KTM quits 125cc World Championship.

Ditto most of the above - it's a shame they've pulled out. It's good to mix it up. I'm guessing that behind the scenes a deal has been done to take Marc Marquez to an Aprilia/Derbi ride and they don't have anyone to replace him. Or the money to pay a good rider to finish 5th or later. It's always the money. I'm surprised they haven't put in for a Moto2 ride next year. Everyone else has.

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