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Old 09-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #4606
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #4607
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COTA doesn't do themselves any favors by alienating one of the most popular and one of the greatest riders in the sport's history.

So much drama and power struggle is bad for a young entity which hasn't even opened its doors yet. Especially with so many people watching and anxiously waiting for it to succeed.

It is not the perfect analogy, but it is like trying to open a Church and then asking Jesus to step aside for the good of the business.
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I'm not a big fan of #34's commentary in recent years. Not sure who to believe, but COTA claims Schwantz never had a contract with MotoGP for anything. I imagine the truth will come out soon enough, but the latest events don't speak well for anybody involved.

If they ever race motorcycles at COTA, I'll go at least once as a spectator. If there is an opportunity, maybe more than just to watch.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #4608
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Motel 6, baby. Sometimes they even clean the room before you check in.

No event pricing.
I checked the Motel 6 on Fremont Street in Monterey in 2006 and they definitely had "event" pricing. As a matter of fact I booked a room with them and about 2 months before the race they send me an email saying that there was an additional surcharge for them room. It may have been $250/night but it was going to add a significant expense to my trip ( about $1500) To find anything that was somewhat reasonable I wound up staying at Great Basin State Park not far from Santa Cruz in a tent cabin for about $80/night. I did check the Plaza Hotel started at $800/night during race week. IIRC
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #4609
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #4610
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #4611
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Dorna Sports S.L. entered into a Promoters Contract with 3four Texas MGP LLC in connection with the organization of a FIM MotoGP™ Grand Prix at The Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, on February 11th 2011 to be effective from the 2013 season. Dorna understood that 3four Texas MGP LLC had an agreement with COTA to run the event.

On the first days of June 2012, Dorna required 3four Texas MGP LLC to provide satisfactory evidence before June 28th about the company having obtained all the necessary rights, licenses and permits related with the availability of the Circuit of the Americas.

This is a standard procedure when the Promoter is not the owner of the Circuit.

3four Texas MGP LLC was not able to provide such evidence to Dorna (apparently no agreement had ever been entered into between 3four Texas MGP LLC and COTA, the owner of the circuit) within the term granted for such purposes, and therefore Dorna had no other alternative than to terminate the February 11th 2011 Promoters Contract due to such Event of Default. The termination was effective from July 2nd 2012.

As Dorna Sports S.L. and the FIM are interested in a FIM MotoGP Grand Prix in Texas, COTA was then offered the opportunity to become the Promoter of such an event through the signing of a Promoters Agreement. Conversations continue at this moment.
Some infor re the goings on down South
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:00 AM   #4612
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That pretty much sums up what happened
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #4613
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Ducati has confirmed Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone will ride for Pramac in '13. Both will have full factory machinery like Hayden and Dovi
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #4614
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Ducati has confirmed Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone will ride for Pramac in '13. Both will have full factory machinery like Hayden and Dovi

So Redding stays in Moto2 or goes CRT? I'd still like to see someone besides AB on the Gresini bike.
Guess not paying for Rossi freed up some cash to help Pramac as they were often rumored to be done after this year.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #4615
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Ducati has confirmed Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone will ride for Pramac in '13. Both will have full factory machinery like Hayden and Dovi
I hope Ben's not jumping the Shark here.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:01 AM   #4616
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Ducati has confirmed Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone will ride for Pramac in '13. Both will have full factory machinery like Hayden and Dovi
Ducati announces that it has signed an agreement with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone to compete in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

Having already confirmed Nicky Hayden and announced Andrea Dovizioso for the Ducati Team, the Italian manufacturer now reaffirms its confidence in and commitment to the MotoGP World Championship, finalizing its lineup for next season with two riders who are fast and competitive, already protagonists in the MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships.

At the same time, the partnership has been renewed between Ducati and Pramac Racing, which will continue to be entrusted with management of the satellite team. The two riders, who have a direct link with the company, will be supplied with official equipment.

This agreement will enable additional important support in the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP project, offering a further opportunity in the process of improving the performance of the Italian bike.
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Ducati announces that it has signed an agreement with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone to compete in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship. Having already confirmed Nicky Hayden and announced Andrea Dovizioso for the Ducati Team, the Italian manufacturer now reaffirms its confidence in and commitment to the MotoGP World Championship, finalizing its lineup for next season with two riders who are fast and competitive, already protagonists in the MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships.
At the same time, the partnership has been renewed between Ducati and Pramac Racing, which will continue to be entrusted with management of the satellite team. The two riders, who have a direct link with the company, will be supplied with official equipment.

This agreement will enable additional important support in the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP project, offering a further opportunity in the process of improving the performance of the Italian bike.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #4618
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I hope Ben's not jumping the Shark here.


'13 will be the first time Ducati fields a completely new machine. Everything they did for Rossi was a stop-gap on the path to the complete solution. Maybe they get it right . . .
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #4619
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'13 will be the first time Ducati fields a completely new machine. Everything they did for Rossi was a stop-gap on the path to the complete solution. Maybe they get it right . . .
hey, they are actually starting over from scratch?? That is awesome....hopefully something good comes of it, for both Ben and Nicky..and those other guys too.
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If Ducati couldn't provide parts for two riders on a timely and responsive basis, how are they going to provide for four riders ?
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