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Old 05-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #100
mdubya
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Originally Posted by Skowinski View Post
I seem to recall hearing something like that also... butit's really difficult to understand why a team/manufacturer would not allow a rider to set the bike up as needed
See Ben Spies last season.

The issue with the handlebar position was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for Hayden at Honda.

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Originally Posted by swimmer View Post
FWIW, NH in the post qp interview said the team found out he had a cracked front wheel in in Qatar and Austin that he used during the first part of those qp2 sessions which did not allow him to follow his planned q2 routine.
That is messed up!

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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
I would LOVE to see Nicky back on something competitive. Looking at that hand and riding what he is riding. Bro is true grit for sure. Hell even a tech 3 ride would be awesome seeing as how they're at least capable of getting up there.
That isn't going to happen, unfortunately. Nicky better hope the Duc improves and he puts on a show with it.

Crutchlow made kind of an interesting jab at Nicky regarding his own prospects to go to Ducati; he said Nicky was willing to do just about anything to stay at Ducati, including a very rigorous appearance schedule which very few other riders would be willing to agree to.
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