What makes you say Dungey will be on a different team next year? And more importantly where would he go and which team can afford him?
Kawi is the Poto show.
Back to Suzuki? What about JS7? If he keeps it together he'll be near the front in the next race(s)
To JGR Yamaha? Brayton is looking to be the top dog if he keeps the momentum.
MM Honda? Maybe there will be a spot open if Barcia doesn't step up the consistency. Would he do well on that bike? Could anyone?
After Oakland, Poto is opening up the gap to 2nd, 7 points separate he and Reed. 2nd through 5th is tightly clustered with a six point spread, it's really up for grabs. Rockzen, Reed, Dungey, Brayton are all running at the front of the pack and have shown us are capable of podiums.
Dungey does suffer from riding complacently, but he clearly has the skills and fitness to run. Don't forget, he was running away with it last week at A2 before wadding it the corner. Perhaps the more technical/difficult courses favor him and his style (dry soil, weird rhythm sections) and in the higher speed courses are where the gap starts to show. So how technical vs. wide open are the remaining rounds?
Reed surging over the last two races has really caught me by surprise. That a private team is capable of giving the factory teams a run for the money is excellent in itself, but Reed's honesty is also refreshing. If he and Stewart can stay healthy, they'll be fighting for 2nd. I hope that someone can close the gap to Poto.
Does anyone know the details of Reeds move to Kawi and what he's receiving from them? Bikes and unobtainium only? No cash right?