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Old 11-15-2011, 08:18 AM   #196
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What is the big deal about Suzuki not being on the grid? It's not like they were competiive. How many GPs in the modern era were won by them? One?

So, there is one less bike between the aliens and the CRTs. I guess I am cynical.
Maybe not so competitive lately, but they do have a history that is something to remember. I know it's been a few years, but...

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:22 AM   #197
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 AM   #198
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Word is that The Hoff (Alex Hoffman, official Aprilia test rider) will test an Aprilia RSV4 Superbike fitted with carbon brakes and 'stones tomorrow...
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:31 AM   #199
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Randy dePuniet, Ducati test rider?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #200
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Read this. It's about Superbikes, but it gives a pretty accurate glimpse into Suzuki Racing.
Great article! He really explains Suzuki's corporate reality.

I know this is the MotoGP thread, but what a loss Batta's retirement is to the WBK paddock - he is incredibly honorable and loyal to Suzuki and to racing in general.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #201
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Read this. It's about Superbikes, but it gives a pretty accurate glimpse into Suzuki Racing.
Geezus that's depressing.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #202
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Geezus that's depressing.

Wow. So how does Samsung Crescent contest World Superbike with 2 bikes? Who pays the bills?

What kind of company is Crescent anyways?
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #203
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What kind of company is Crescent anyways?
http://www.crescent-motorcycles.com/news/history.asp
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:35 PM   #204
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Fascinating. Thanks!

Nepotism...history...results...I got to think on that one awhile. Strange times in motorcycle racing for sure.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:43 PM   #205
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #206
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Sounds to me like they are just trying to put some pressure on Bernie Ecclestone to get the F1 deal done, MotoGP isn't until 2013 if I remember correctly, F1 is supposed to be there in 2012.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #207
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Related? State of Texas may be holding back on $25 million advance payment.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-1...ller-says.html
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #208
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Related? State of Texas may be holding back on $25 million advance payment.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-1...ller-says.html

Nope, one party has the contract with F1. One party is building the track. The party building the track wants binding rights with the party that has the contract. Just need to blow smoke up each others butt for a bit and construction will continue. TX is not paying any of that fund they have until a race is happening.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:53 AM   #209
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:37 AM   #210
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Don't you wish someone would take a chance and try the Vyrus chassis in MotoGP CRT? Here is a shot of their proposed Moto2 effort:

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