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Old 07-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #3046
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Oh & for everyone asking.I really don’t know about next season yet & not this weekend either.There will be a signing announcement…but not me
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #3047
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I agree.

People suggesting these guys just jump to WSBK like its no big deal don't realize they are asking them to jump from making $2 million a year to being lucky to make $ 200k a year.

Not everyone in Moto GP make $2 mil per year, but Ben and Nicky do, or close to it.
I'd take $200k/year to race motorbikes, where do I sign up?
Oh, wait a minute, I never was very fast, and now I'm old, never mind....

Edit: Hell, I'd clean bathrooms for $200k a year, and at $2M a year I'd need one year to be set for retirement.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #3048
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I like how we know how much everybody makes. Where do we learn every motorbike racer's income. Is there a wiki for that?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:11 AM   #3049
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I'd take $200k/year to race motorbikes, where do I sign up?
Oh, wait a minute, I never was very fast, and now I'm old, never mind....

Edit: Hell, I'd clean bathrooms for $200k a year, and at $2M a year I'd need one year to be set for retirement.
Real world, it would be asking someone who makes $200K to go to making $20K or, maybe even more realistically, someone who makes $20K to go to making $2K a year.

And there are only a couple of seats that actually pay in WSBK. Though Moto GP is becoming more and more like that.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:27 AM   #3050
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Julian Ryder seem to be sure that Spies has signed for BMW in SBK for 2 years.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #3051
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Good replies from Lorenzo on wether he objects to Rossi on the factory squad:

over here

So, is he maturing or is this just PR talk?
I vote pure PR.

"We have been a good couple in the past." That is true, if you mean good couple in a dysfunctional way.

I'll bet Lorenzo is telling everyone who will listen at Yamaha that he doesn't want Rossi there in any way shape or form. Unless, he feels that he can humiliate Rossi on equal machinery. And that would be a very dangerous gamble.

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #3052
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I vote pure PR.

"We have been a good couple in the past." That is true, if you mean good couple a dysfunctional way.

I'll bet Lorenzo is telling everyone who will listen at Yamaha that he doesn't want Rossi there in any way shape of form. Unless, he feels that he can humiliate Rossi on equal machinery. And that would be a very dangerous gamble.

There is very little margin for distraction in MotoGP racing . Rossi would be a major distraction for Lorenzo , Rossi knows this and would make sure there is plenty of it...
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #3053
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On Spies. So rumor is very strong he signed for BMW for 2 years. Say next year is SBK, what about BMW wanting to be in MotoGP(not as a CRT) and take this year and next year building a bike for it. Year in SBK for Spies to get used to their setup. 2014, Spies on a BMW MotoGP factory ride.

Ya?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #3054
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We haven´t really seen Rossi & Lorenzo, who´s beating who on equal machinery. Rossi was the master until 2010, but back then Jorge was still learning, and when he looked ready to challenge, then came the leg incident. Seems to me it could have gone either way, had they both stayed healthy. Could be interesting to see them continue that rivalry, but I still somehow doubt it´s gonna happen.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #3055
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2014, Spies on a BMW MotoGP factory ride.

Ya?
That would be a huge investment on the part of BMW. Has BMW said anything about MotoGP plans??
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #3056
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I'm thinking Ben is glad to be leaving the GP paddock and isn't interested in coming back.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #3057
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Are any of Ben's old Yamaha SBK team on the BMW Italia team?

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #3058
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On Spies. So rumor is very strong he signed for BMW for 2 years. Say next year is SBK, what about BMW wanting to be in MotoGP(not as a CRT) and take this year and next year building a bike for it. Year in SBK for Spies to get used to their setup. 2014, Spies on a BMW MotoGP factory ride.

Ya?

But.... bmw has just said they're not returning for 2013. They'll be giving support to the GoldBet BMW team, but there won't be a factory team.

So, wtf...
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #3059
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Could be interesting to see them continue that rivalry, but I still somehow doubt it´s gonna happen.
Sure seems like it would be difficult for Yamaha to manage. Both riders would want the bike developed for themselves, and first access to new parts and there would be no second rider for parts-testing duty. Even if Rossi brought enough sponsorship to pay his own way, the conflicts might be legendary.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:03 PM   #3060
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But.... bmw has just said they're not returning for 2013. They'll be giving support to the GoldBet BMW team, but there won't be a factory team.

So, wtf...
I thought I heard that BMW were paying Marco's salary next year. Now maybe Ben's too?
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