Lorenzo to replace Pedrosa

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He was quoted as saying he didn't want a Honda factory ride as the LCR was virtually factory spec but he didn't have all hassle that goes with it.
 
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What about Johnny Rea talk of him maybe getting a factory ride ????
 
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I personally don’t think he will gel with the Honda, not unless they drastically modify it to suit his high corner speed style, MM has to wrestle it around a lot, not always successfully, it seems to need heavy braking into the corners, then sit it up onto the fat part of the tyre and squirt it out, Cal says the same, not Lorenzo’s style I don’t think, time will tell.
 

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Just released.. first picture of the replacement for Marquez

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I do wonder what was going through the minds of Honda to come to that decision.
Seems a bit odd to me but hey what do I know.

Will be interesting pairing that s for sure.
 
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Money usually decides a lot of things, will Lorenzo bring some extra sponsors with him to help bankroll the team ?
 

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It’s a no brainer for Honda, two proven world champs, they don’t trust MM not to bin it and him sooner or later. Can’t see gorgeous George beating MM but you never know.

Having said what I have I’m surprised they didn’t go for Cal, top Honda rider at times on a lesser m/c and significantly cheaper than JL, with potential to win the championship.
 

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Having said what I have I’m surprised they didn’t go for Cal
You're joking, right?

I thought Cal "Erm..." Crutchlow was currently employed as a satellite team full time crash tester?

You mean he's not doing this on purpose every other race?!



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That’s debatable me thinks :)
I don't see many other recent champs racing

2010 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2011 Australia Casey Stoner
2012 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2013 Spain Marc Márquez
2014 Spain Marc Márquez
2015 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2016 Spain Marc Márquez
2017 Spain Marc Márquez
 

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I don't see many other recent champs racing

2010 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2011 Australia Casey Stoner
2012 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2013 Spain Marc Márquez
2014 Spain Marc Márquez
2015 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
2016 Spain Marc Márquez
2017 Spain Marc Márquez
You didn’t say champs you said two best riders.

You need to look who is consistently hitting the big points :)
And what they were riding to get them.
 
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You didn’t say champs you said two best riders.

You need to look who is consistently hitting the big points :)
And what they were riding to get them.
Only 2 riders have 3 podiums. Rossi & MM

Only 4 winners. As much as I like CC, he'll never be champ. I love Dovi, but Ducati paid double his wages to sign Jorge. That speaks for itself. Ducati know more than me or you.

Vinales, 6, 5, 2, 7, 7, 8. Hardly blowing them away.

Nobody else has any real consistency
 
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