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Old 01-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #736
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Someone wasn't nice to me, so I quit. How Kocinski is that? All the displacement in that team wasn't in the motorcycle. Just sayin'.

Lot's of us regular folk are employed (for a lot less money) in organizations where someone is a jerk, too. Incredibly, we keep going to work and performing. Why so many give him a free pass for this is beyond me.
If you recall, Ben did continue to fulfill his contract and then moved on. There is no shame in that so what's the problem here?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #737
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There is no shame in that so what's the problem here?
Someone is mean to kiwi at work.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:22 AM   #738
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Lot's of us regular folk are employed (for a lot less money) in organizations where someone is a jerk, too. Incredibly, we keep going to work and performing. Why so many give him a free pass for this is beyond me.
But truth be told, if I could afforded to I would have told a few bosses to f..k off and taken my ball home too. Having money makes the world a different place.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #739
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But truth be told, if I could afforded to I would have told a few bosses to f..k off and taken my ball home too. Having money makes the world a different place.

I did it once, using different words. Very fun, and well worth it. But I also had a better job to go to.

Spies didn't.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #740
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #741
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Is it their adherence to the 90 degree V-angle that is causing the balance problems?
I believe that the 90 degree vee is the cause of their problems.

But what the fuck do I know?

And who the fuck cares anyway?

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #742
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I did it once, using different words. Very fun, and well worth it. But I also had a better job to go to.

Spies didn't.
Good point well made
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #743
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I did it once, using different words. Very fun, and well worth it. But I also had a better job to go to.

Spies didn't.
Spies knew he was on the way out a Yamaha at that point, I would think. It would be rather foolish to wait quietly for that boot in the ass.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #744
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But what the fuck do I know?

And who the fuck cares anyway?

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Another good point well made.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #745
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I did it once, using different words. Very fun, and well worth it. But I also had a better job to go to.

Spies didn't.
True but does it matter? Unless he's been burning hundred dollar bills in the fireplace to stay warm for the past couple of years it's highly unlikely that Spies NEEDS another job, ever.

The guy knew he could get on another team and make more money than 99.99% of us so it wasn't like he just took off walking down the road hoping to live off the charity of strangers.
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I'm a big fan of Spies, and what happened last year was just incomprehensible in so many ways.

But there's no denying he now switched from the bike, that the reigning champ is on, to the bike, that a former nine-times world champion could very rarely put on the podium, and was having trouble to even keep the CRT bikes behind. Maybe some miracle will happen this year, but if not, it's hard to see this as anything else but a big blow to his career.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #747
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I'm a big fan of Spies, and what happened last year was just incomprehensible in so many ways.

But there's no denying he now switched from the bike, that the reigning champ is on, to the bike, that a former nine-times world champion could very rarely put on the podium, and was having trouble to even keep the CRT bikes behind. Maybe some miracle will happen this year, but if not, it's hard to see this as anything else but a big blow to his career.
Hayden's done just fine on that thing for how many years? Ducati needs a new American ambassador for a while anyways.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:17 AM   #748
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Rossi beat Hayden in total points in -11 and -12. Ok, there were injuries, and expectations were through the roof with Rossi, so his results may still in a way be seen as worse than Hayden's. I do admire Hayden's attitude, and he always tries so hard, but it's fair to say he has not set the world on fire with the Duc either.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Looks to the Future with Monster Energy Partnership


Yamaha Factory Racing is delighted to announce a Sponsorship and Partnership agreement with the Monster Energy Company (MEC) for 2013 and 2014. As a result of this agreement Monster Energy branding will be visible on the Yamaha YZR-M1s and racing leathers of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi as well as on all team clothing and all team equipment.

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo has a personal engagement with Monster Energy and Yamaha included in the agreement. Valentino Rossi’s personal agreement with Monster Energy will be complementary to the agreement between Yamaha Factory Racing and MEC.

The agreement between the satellite Monster Energy Yamaha Tech3 team and Monster Energy will remain unchanged and is unaffected by the Yamaha – MEC agreement."
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:18 AM   #750
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Reigning MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo has a personal engagement with Monster Energy and Yamaha included in the agreement. [/B]
Did Yamaha or Monster buy out Lorenzo's Rockstar contract?
It must have been one or the other.
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