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Old 11-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #16
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Nothing´s ever guaranteed.

Expectations from Marquez are certainly through the roof right now after his amazing performances. If he´s not like in top 5 in these first tests, I bet some will see that as a disappointment.

I think at this point he is the biggest promise to enter MotoGP since Rossi. And unless he gets badly injured (remember that eye injury he had, was career-threatening), then he will be also a MotoGP champion one day. But it might take several years.
Not saying you are wrong, I'm watching Marquez, he has huge talent, but I felt the same way about Spies when he ripped through world superbike and went to MotoGP.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:30 AM   #17
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Bradley Smith moves up.

Lol, his leathers look too big for him

No, it's true you can't predict what will happen. But expectations are naturally high on Marquez, since he has whipped peers' but in a serious manner. If he's able to handle them, and if he's able to adapt to the bigger bikes, and if things outside his control such as injuries don't fuck things up, he has a bright future - a future of many championships even. But sure, those are some pretty big ifs.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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All that being said, it looks like the next generation of aliens are moving in....
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #19
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This alien has landed back on a good planet..


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Old 11-12-2012, 08:02 AM   #20
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Rossi's alien status is in escrow, pending a win.

Two years is a long time without one.

Worse yet, he got lapped at Valencia.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:04 AM   #21
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Preziosi definitely axed from Ducati MotoGP. Guess someone has to carry the can for the Rossi fiasco.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #22
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #23
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This will be interesting to watch

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #24
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Guess someone has to carry the can for the Rossi fiasco.
Well, it seems their bike is only getting worse most of the time, and for several years, too, so is there any reason why they should NOT fire him?

Beyond me, just when Preziosi & co lost the plot, cos they seemed to make pretty good racebikes earlier on in their motogp project. Been steady downhill ever since Stoner's title winning year.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #25
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I hope so, been a favourite of mine for a while but not really performed this year, I am surprised he got the chance to move up.

Anyway, I'm ready to be impressed by the newcomers, for not being a Marquez fan I have to admit to rooting for him all the way thru that Moto 2 race, truly spectacular.
Please let Vale make as much of an impression this week!
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One journo tweeted today that Andrea Dovizioso spent the day opening a new Swiss bank account to hold his new found Ducati millions.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #27
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This will be interesting to watch



Let's hope he's not a muppet.

p.s. Bradley Smith - the most undeserved promotion since . . . ?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #28
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Let's hope he's not a muppet.

p.s. Bradley Smith - the most undeserved promotion since . . . ?
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Regarding Bradley Smith, it is hard to tell. He did not have a competitive bike this year. Iannone didn't have the best package either. His team also suffered from financial problems.
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p.s. Bradley Smith - the most undeserved promotion since . . . ?
Was this just Herve jumping at a prospect too soon? Maybe he saw something good for the future.

Hopefully this B.S. stays at Tech3 longer than a year (for good reasons).

The previous B.S. had better luck there than on the Yamaha factory team.
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