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MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 3:22 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki’s new MotoGP ‘adventure’ starts now


Congrats on Suzuki returning to racing and hope RDP does well. That said I wouldn't hold my breath of them being even close to the top four but if they break to 10 that would be a great start. Suzuki should have placed RDP on the factory team for 2 years while bringing in Vinales. Nothing against Espargaro as he's very good. Or they could have gone with three riders or two factory and one satellite rider. But De Puniet (sp?) racing in WSB with Suzi is a consolation prize I guess.

MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 5:21 PM
Last Edited 45 days ago

WSBK » Aprilia boss celebrates WSBK titles as MotoGP beckons


It would be ashame if Aprilia pulled out of WSB for Motogp which more than likely they'll just be grid fillers. Plus a company that isn't selling enough of it's RSV4s from it's showrooms. It should rethink it's strategy. If you put enough effort and win another championship (i.e. 2 in a row and could be 4 in 6 yrs) could help with sales. Even going to a factory supported team may not be enough to beat Kawi, Honda and a hungry Ducati effort. Also isn't it nice that Aprilia is giving Melandri who doesn't listen to team orders, rides dangerously and didn't win the championship a spot on the Aprilia Motogp team while they're essentially be booting it's WSB Champion out the door. Nice.

MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 5:06 PM

WSBK » Rea ‘will lift Kawasaki to next level’


Don't know how Sykes and Rea get along. But as they're both strong riders it may make for some drama especially if they end up being both challenging for the championship which I'm sure is Kawi's objective. That said, it's a bit early to speculate too much. As long as they're respectful to each other and listen to the team I'm sure it won't matter if they like each other or not.

MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 5:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo set for second place showdown


Agree with most that opportunities for racers especially in the top levels start to lessen when they pass the 30 mark but special racers such as Bayliss, Biaggi (yes in WSB but the point is the same) and of course Rossi (and a few others in the past) have that little extra ability and will to continue competing on a high level. Rossi has exceeded most expectations whether he comes in 2nd or 3rd this season. The latter part of this season has shown that if Honda didn't get off to such a jack-rabbit start with Marquez the season in terms of championship points for the lead would be much closer. Nevertheless, hope to see a good competive race and hope to see the testing showing the teams getting closer in terms of timing. Plus with Suzuki and Aprilia returning it will be interesting to see where they fall among the other teams.

MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 3:49 PM

MotoGP » Barbera: Kawasaki 'fooled' us over MotoGP plans


Agree with other post that while Kawi is a large company motorcycling and racing is only a very small part and probably not enough attention is placed on it esp. with MotoGP. I think it was smart that when they pulled out of MotoGP a few years back that they concentrated on improving their Superbike which led to a championship and this year almost a repeat. But agree the way they handled the Avintia agreement wasn't good and would or should hurt in dealing with other privateer teams. Kawi should look at Suzuki's strategy, full out of Motogp then when positive go full in after developing a bike to compete in MGP.

MotoMarc

November 06, 2014 3:35 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki’s new MotoGP ‘adventure’ starts now


I've watched a few Moto2 races this year and while Vinales is talented that doesn't mean he'll translate as quickly as Marquez or have nearly the success on reentry Suzuki. I would think that Espargaro will have a better year as he has more experience in MGP and Vinales will adapt and get closer as the season continues. The question will be is where will they place. That's yet to be seen. A good goal would be at least to beat the Open Class (or whatever it will be called) riders and at least be consistent with or battle the satellite riders.


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