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Old 06-10-2020, 03:25 PM   #496
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:57 AM   #497
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:14 AM   #498
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It'd be cooler if they did night races on the ones they're doubling up on. One day race and one night race, just so things don't get too repetitive
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It'd be cooler if they did night races on the ones they're doubling up on. One day race and one night race, just so things don't get too repetitive
I think the 2nd races will look very diff anyway. the factory teams won't have their classic advantage of "we find the setup faster". at a minimum, the mid-pack will be crazy at those rounds. maybe the podium will be impacted as well.
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Run the clockwise tracks counter-clockwise and the counter-clockwise tracks clockwise for the second races.
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Motorsport is saying Pol Espargaro has signed to pair with Marc at Honda for 2021


They cancelled Alex before he was even able to grid up?
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:11 AM   #503
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Well, since nothing is set in stone, I think Pol would be quite the development/#2 rider for HRC. He's really the only guy who's been fast enough enabling the KTM to get any TV coverage, notwithstanding the gorgeous livery of the Tech 3 team. And seeing how the KTM has to be ridden at its limits in order to make it fast, and with no warning throw you away, I can see him working out on the RCV. I don't think he would win anything, but I can see podiums sniffs in his future.

As for Alex, it never made sense at HRC. He's more Zarco's brother than Marc's.
If all that's true, then why sign Alex in the first place???

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Old 06-12-2020, 06:38 AM   #504
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He was the cheapest option and they can break the bank paying MM?
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I don't think Pol would be cheaper than Alex in that seat. HRC would have to pay at least KTM money....whatever that is.

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Old 06-12-2020, 09:24 AM   #506
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I think Pol has a better shot at making the Honda work for him than most riders. Funny that applies to both bros in my mind.
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Are teams allowed to test currently? I wonder if HRC hasn’t seen Alex progress on the bike as they had hoped.
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I don't think Pol would be cheaper than Alex in that seat. HRC would have to pay at least KTM money....whatever that is.

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Pol won't be cheaper than Alex. But Alex is/was the short term cheap option.
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Are teams allowed to test currently? I wonder if HRC hasn’t seen Alex progress on the bike as they had hoped.
I'm pretty sure Aprilia just had a test. I follow Claudio corti on ig and he posted a bunch of stuff from a test with Bradley Smith
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Ape and KTM can test anytime b/c they have concessions. Other factories can only do official tests
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