Cal is a Yamaha test rider next year

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Re: Cal is a Yamaha test rider next year

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Bigyin wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:00 pm
I was surprised when he got the test rider gig as Jorge always sets his bike up “long” for stability yet the Honda and Yamaha are both developed for being able to turn well albeit in different ways. Cal has the same bike history with HRC, Ducati and Yamaha over the years but a riding style more alike his peers unlike Lorenzo

Time will tell as Pedrosa seems to have made a huge difference to the progress of KTM sticking a current fast rider onto development
I was doubtful about how relevant any feedback from Pedrosa would be,given his size and weight,but by all accounts he's been a great asset in the KTM development.

Sylvain Guintoli is another great example of a test rider being a class act.
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Amazingly given today’s events I had forgotten about Guinters, my bad 😃
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There should be a vets race series, top 4 circuits, a 5 lapper on super sticky tyres on a current or last couple of years spec GP bike. I bet each factory would want to play, even to sell all the XXL t shirts to aging fans! :)
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G.P wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:15 pm There should be a vets race series, top 4 circuits, a 5 lapper on super sticky tyres on a current or last couple of years spec GP bike. I bet each factory would want to play, even to sell all the XXL t shirts to aging fans! :)
Bwana and Hawker ?
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Yorick wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:36 pm
G.P wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:15 pm There should be a vets race series, top 4 circuits, a 5 lapper on super sticky tyres on a current or last couple of years spec GP bike. I bet each factory would want to play, even to sell all the XXL t shirts to aging fans! :)
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I see what you did there.
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Yorick wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:36 pm
G.P wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:15 pm There should be a vets race series, top 4 circuits, a 5 lapper on super sticky tyres on a current or last couple of years spec GP bike. I bet each factory would want to play, even to sell all the XXL t shirts to aging fans! :)
Bwana and Hawker ?
Bwana,hawker and Wossname. We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dog botherers. :thumbup:
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Re: Cal is a Yamaha test rider next year

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Bigyin wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:28 pm Jorge isnt exactly chuffed at the announcement

"Its like getting rid of Gold to have Bronze" ........ouch :D
Yeah, he showed exactly how "gold" he was testing earlier this year..........