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Old 09-12-2018, 11:22 AM   #16
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If "the bike" is so good, and "the rider" was so good they developed it, why is that rider and bike in what, 11th place right now?
That really isnt the reason for hiring Pedrosa. Dani has been on the RC21 and its iterations for what 12 years? Longer than anyone including Stoner...

I don't think there is anyone on the planet who knows the Repsol garage and the Honda RC21 better than Pedrosa. And he's not too shabby of a rider to boot. He will give KTM the development they need to run a competitive GP squad and bike.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:25 AM   #17
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Good for KTM ...

Personally, I'd prefer to see Pedrosa helping Honda beat Kawi in Superbike.
wrong Honda. Honda WSBK is so far removed from HRC MotoGP, which is why one wins and the other is almost a joke.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:57 AM   #18
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I don't think there is anyone on the planet who knows the Repsol garage and the Honda RC21 better than Pedrosa. And he's not too shabby of a rider to boot. He will give KTM the development they need to run a competitive GP squad and bike.
No, he is a pedophile and a midget. Right everybody?
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:39 PM   #19
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If "the bike" is so good, and "the rider" was so good they developed it, why is that rider and bike in what, 11th place right now?
I think he's phoning in the rest of the season. His list of injuries is so long that he'd be a fool to risk a crippling injury when 6 race weekends away from retirement.

In regards to the OP, I like this move for Pedrosa and KTM. I really want that KTM to become a competitive platform.
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HRC stopped caring about how well Pedrosa finishes years ago.

signing Cal to a HRC work-horse contract solidified that. I suspect that Cal's feedback is much closer in line with what MM needs & wants, where as Dani's is in a different realm entirely. MM and Cal need to stress the tires less so they can use softer compounds and/or have the tire last longer, where as Dani needs more stress to get heat into the tires.

HRC is working hard to make an anti-Dani bike. is it ironic given that HRC made an anti-Nicky bike for Dani many years ago?
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:26 PM   #21
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sounds ideal. he should have fun.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #22
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thought pedros pr release stated he wouldnt do anything with any other mfg other then Honda

i musta misread it lol

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