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September 17, 2014 7:59 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


I'm not a Miller fan at all, and this situation rubs me the wrong way because I think the feeder classes are there for a reason. I might feel differently is he was pulling a Marquez in M3 (and even then I'd still like to see him run in M2 first), but he's not dominant by any sense of the word in the bottom class, so I just don't see why this justifies a move to GP. I hope Redding, Crutchlow, Pol, Aleix and everybody else wipe the floor with him just to prove a point.

Realist

September 17, 2014 7:21 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


ProfessorX: he will probably beat Dani. Look how fast Dani's pace dropped after Marc showed up. From winning races to not even podium pace. Sigh.
Regardless of what you guys say about DP, he'll still end up in the top 3 come the end of the season (..as he has every season except one I believe), so he is doing what he needs to do. He has plenty of accolades and a slew of wins to his credit. I don't know that Dani's pace has dropped so much as MM's pace is hard to match.

Realist

September 17, 2014 5:38 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


SasquatchBob: This is purely political and nothing to do with talent. He's had a few good races, that's all. Luckily for him they were at the start of the season giving him a head start in the championship. That lead is disappearing race by race though as the other riders build up momentum. I will be very surprised if he wins the championship. Lots of people seem to love him because he's a bit wacky and he does that goon riding thing. But that's only when he's winning. When things don't go his own way he's petulant and bad tempered. He's too young, immature and inexperienced for MotoGP at present.
Absolutely political. Anybody want to place bets on how Miller does in GP?

Realist

September 15, 2014 8:44 PM
Last Edited 35 days ago

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia


Macphisto: Good for Bautista. I think he's a really good rider and if he crashes it's because he tries so hard on inferior machinery. He's on suspension and brakes that no one else uses. I truly believe he could be just as fast as someone like Pedrosa on equal machinery. I'm sure Gresini can see this or they wouldn't have signed him.. It's amazing the amount of people on here just hating
You're kidding yourself if you think he is anything like Pedrosa, and the factory supported Gresini bike is hardly "inferior machinery".

Realist

September 18, 2014 8:09 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


therealDave: To put into perspective how I'm thinking.....MM spent 2 years in Moto2 having come second and then winning the WC and many posters back then were "unhappy" Dorna changed the rules to allow him into MotoGP. Now, miller is 2 years in Moto3 with 3 wins to his name and some posters are all "yeh, why not straight into MotoGP with HONDA"? I think Jack has both the talent and ability to run at the point end of MotoGP eventually.....what's the rush (if not his passport)? Australia may be a small market so Honda doesn't need the sales, however all teams and Dorna need a good turn out at the Phillip Island GP for as long as it's on the calander!
Excellent points and perspective!

Realist

September 18, 2014 3:07 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


crazymofo: and theres one more thing going for him, he is a dirt tracker... doohan, garder, stoner, vermuleun, beattie.. all aussie legends at the sport, all started on dirt track too.. and not to mention MM is a big fan of Supermoto/dirttrack as well. HRC see something in him that can be unearthed further.
Nearly ALL of the top riders are dirt trackers, so that's not saying much. Hell, Edwards and Rossi have entire ranches dedicated to it, and local hero Hayden and his brothers have been dirt tracking since, well, forever. This list of dirt tracking GP riders is long. It's more of a prerequisite than an accolade.

Realist

September 17, 2014 7:50 PM
Last Edited 36 days ago

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


ProfessorX: he will be lucky to finish in the top 3 by the end of the season. Ducati are coming.
Now you're just being downright delusional (or pot stirring) if you think for a moment that a Ducati will be in the top 3 by the end of the season, and that Dovi is going to surpass any of the top 4 bikes in points. There would have to be a catastrophe at the front to even make that a realistic possibility (i.e...two of the top 4 missing most of the remaining races). I'm all for giving Dovi and Iannone props for running some fairly strong races, but let's not start getting high off of helium.

Realist

September 17, 2014 10:13 PM
Last Edited 36 days ago

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


BoZz: Honda are getting a few blokes primed for 2017, they know more about riders than any of us do.
There are just as many failure stories as there are success stories, so just like anybody else the manufacturers take a gamble.......they roll the dice. Miller may be a good pick, but he might also be a letdown. Let's use Bradl for example. According to people on Crash, Bradl was going to come in and show people how to get it done, then take Pedrosa's Repsol seat. We all see how that really worked out on his "factory grade" bike. Now it's Redding who many are touting to be the rider to "bring the pain to the front runners" now that he'll get his RC213V. We'll just have to wait and see. Conversely, everybody thought Marquez wouldn't do anything in GP and would be a race crasher. Looks like he shut EVERYBODY up and won the WC his first year and is about to pull of back-to-back WC wins.

Realist

September 15, 2014 11:26 PM
Last Edited 37 days ago

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia


crashnetdummies: I trust Fausto more than a handful of sofa riders. Good luck to AB.
That's a funny statement considering that Bautista was under threat to lose his seat earlier this season, and his future was uncertain. I think Fausto looked around and realized that all of the better riders were more or less contracted. It was either keep AB or run a rookie, and in that case it's better to deal with the devil you know rather than the devil you don't. Let's not sit here and act as though Fausto didn't give Bautista ultimatums due to his performance. The 2013 season showed glimpses of brilliance from Bautista (and looking at his career as a whole, he really hasn't done half bad), so I'm sure that was a consideration.


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