Ducati delays choosing who will partner Bagnaia on Factory bike

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Re: Ducati delays choosing who will partner Bagnaia on Factory bike

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I can fully understand why Ducati have gone for MM, but it won't make for a harmonious relationship in the pit garage. I honestly believe that they'd have done better to go for Jorge. They currently have the best bike, so even if MM went to (say) KTM he'd have to get used to the bike and their way of working and the bike would probably be not quite as good as the Ducati. Jorge is still young and will only get better. Marc's best years are behind him. And now they have a fired-up Jorge on what is probably the second-best bike on the grid with a point to prove.
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I hope MM wipes the floor with them all, he's currently doing alright on a old bike.
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mangocrazy wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:32 pm I can fully understand why Ducati have gone for MM, but it won't make for a harmonious relationship in the pit garage. I honestly believe that they'd have done better to go for Jorge. They currently have the best bike, so even if MM went to (say) KTM he'd have to get used to the bike and their way of working and the bike would probably be not quite as good as the Ducati. Jorge is still young and will only get better. Marc's best years are behind him. And now they have a fired-up Jorge on what is probably the second-best bike on the grid with a point to prove.
In terms of the team I think you are right. I don't think there is love between Pecco and Jorge, but I think Pecco and Marc hate each other. There are gonna be some absolute nail biters in the garage between them two on track. It's bad enough when it's elbows between Gresini and factory, but when both factory riders are trying to kill each other I imagine that's not best.

I guess for Pecco it'll be good and bad. If he beats Marc on the same bike then there are no excuses for Marc. However, beating that smiley assassin ain't gonna be easy but if you wanna be the best :banana-dance:
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Re: Ducati delays choosing who will partner Bagnaia on Factory bike

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So very much this - there will be no hiding behind "my bike is worse than yours" - Marc is desperate for the legacy of topping rossi's championship totals but bagpuss is no pushover at all - look at the way he piles into corners with the rear all over the shop and the front constantly on the point of locking up. It's going to be merciless between them and I can't wait for next season.
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It all adds up to extra spice for the rest of this season, as well. All three of them (Pecco, Jorge and Marc) will be desperate to lay down a marker. The fun and games start here - the starting pistol has been fired... :)
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mangocrazy wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:53 am It all adds up to extra spice for the rest of this season, as well. All three of them (Pecco, Jorge and Marc) will be desperate to lay down a marker. The fun and games start here - the starting pistol has been fired... :)
Think it's been that way for the last few rounds. It's clear them 3 are the current cream of the crop with Pedro very close behind. There is clearly needle between the top 3 and it's great to watch. Hopefully Pedro will move forward/learn and Jorge doesn't fall behind on the Aprilia as it could be very entertaining. I think Marc/Pecco would happily ride into each other to stop the other winning right now, neither is giving quarter.
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Just think if Yamaha get their bike working again. Then add Fab Frog to the mix :)
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Yorick wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:49 am Just think if Yamaha get their bike working again. Then add Fab Frog to the mix :)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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weeksy wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:14 pm
Yorick wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:49 am Just think if Yamaha get their bike working again. Then add Fab Frog to the mix :)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
He's younger than the top 3. You don't become world champ by collecting Corn Flake packet tops.
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Yorick wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:22 pm You don't become world champ by collecting Corn Flake packet tops.
Well thanks for bursting that bubble. :cry:
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Yorick wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:22 pm
weeksy wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:14 pm
Yorick wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:49 am Just think if Yamaha get their bike working again. Then add Fab Frog to the mix :)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
He's younger than the top 3. You don't become world champ by collecting Corn Flake packet tops.
I never said he wasn't a great rider. It's the piece of shit bike that's the issue
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Yorick wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:35 pm Blimey, the thot plickens :obscene-birdiedoublered:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/10500 ... ejected-it
Ducati should have called MM's bluff. They have the best bike and everyone wants to ride it. They have the best bargaining chips. Capitulating shows them to be weak, and MM will exploit this in trademark ruthless fashion.
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