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Old 08-21-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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MOTOGP: Lorenzo To Ducati First Domino To Fall?Written by: Dennis Noyes 08/20/2009
Borrego Springs, CAPage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Fiat Yamaha Team's Jorge Lorenzo (Photo: Yamaha Racing) » More Photos
Jorge Lorenzo, two times 250 World Champion and now the only rider who is presenting a credible challenge to Valentino Rossi, has to make a big, big decision:
Does he accept FIAT Yamaha’s offer, thought to be around $3.9 million per season, or $7.8 million for two years and with the knowledge that he will continue to have the same support as Rossi on the Yamaha M1, generally considered to be the best MotoGP weapon, or does he take Ducati Marlboro's bigger offer (according to Italian sources $14 million for two season and $18 million according to the often better-informed Spanish press) and accept the task of riding the Ducati Desmosedici 800 that, so far anyway, has been a one-man bike?

That one man, 2007 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner, is sitting out at least three Grands Prix while he tries to recover from a mystery illness that has weakened him progressively over his last five starts.

Although current Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi did claim a single win with the Ducati 800 in a chaotic rain race at Motegi in 2007, the reality is that only Stoner has been able to master the beast. The slight Australian has wrung the throttle on the Ducati from the first GP of the 800 era at Losail, Qatar, in 2007, and has won 18 races, taken 30podium appearances, and was sitting atop the points table in a three-way tie with Rossi and Lorenzo after the Italian GP at Mugello where he stopped a seven-year winning streak by Rossi at his home track.

Then came the GP of Catalunya where the focus was on Rossi's amazing last-lap pass in an impossible place (the downhill final right-hander), but behind these two, Stoner was third and very ill. He had thrown up inside his helmet and nearly collapsed after he got off the bike.

He felt even worse in the next two races after finishing third at Assen and fourth at Laguna Seca. It was at Laguna Seca that Stoner himself speculated that he might be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…or, to be more exact, he said that people had suggested to him that his problem might be CFS.

After the USGP Stoner was given exhaustive testing by a group of specialists in the San Francisco area, a group of doctors contacted and assembled by Dr. Arthur Ting. The results of these test, obviously never released publically, led the Ducati Marlboro team to issue a press release at the German Grand Prix that seemed to say that there was nothing really very wrong with Stoner…other than “gastritis and mild anemia.”
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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I think it'll depend on which bike has the better slip-on.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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"That one man, 2007 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner, is sitting out at least three Grands Prix while he tries to recover from a mystery illness that has weakened him progressively over his last five starts."

Ahhh, the old 'mystery illness'. Maybe they should take old Casey to a doctor and find out what he has.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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They had a team of specialist brought together by Dr. Aurthor Ting in San fran. I think hes got Stacy Moaner diasese. Also rumored, is Hayden going to Yamaha, that would be great.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:11 PM   #5
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Only Casey can ride the Duc cause he sold his soul to the devil. Now it's time to give the devil his due. Just kidding I hope. I like Ace's plan.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:55 AM   #6
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Moke- did you read my response to that in the other Lorenzo thread. What they need to do is ask Ben Bostrom what screwed him up when he went to race Honda's in WSB in 2005 (I think that was the year). The boy had no energy and they found out that it was some funky blood related issue.
Casey will be fine and return as strong as ever. It is weird that he'd just drop the title fight. He gets 3 months off after the season. You'd think he'd be tough enough to pull through the last few races.
Lorenzo will re-sign with Yamaha. DNA keeps Nick's seat alive and GP will look much like last 2009's rider line-up.

Really, Nick should fall back to plan B and take a WSB seat. He's something like 28 right now. If he left GP to go to WSB he has 12yrs of competing for championships ahead of him. Haga and Nick working for Ducati would sell a lot of bikes. Nick's like Bill Elliot in NASCAR. Everyone- fans and riders alike- love him. He can cherry pick a seat in WSB and stay there. Hell, Ten Kate Honda would be a great seat for Nick.
AMA imploded and will look like a WERA paddock next season. Hacking, Hodgeson, Zemke, Disalvo, and Bostrom are looking for WSB seats.
If RL Hayden, Danny Eslick, Tommy Aquino, and a couple of other were smart they would have their agents looking at the new Moto2 seats.
As for the rest of the AMA field. It's going to be damn hard to make money next season. Yates, May, Young, Elsick, Lynn, and four others that escape my memory will be making less money next season.
The coolest rumor is Jordan changing brands, however. Yamaha would be cool, but running Aprilia's RSV4 would make Yates and May happy. BMW is aslo looking for an in to AMA. I would hope someone looking to be on the superbike grid (Hello, Erion are you listening) would be calling. Why Erion, no help fom Honda. Killer privateer squad. Winning history. Need of money and resources. BMW brings all of that. Ducati will step up their game and give Larry funds to opertate a two rider team. If Matt Lynn is lucky he'll get that call. He's the best out of work racer available and will work for peanuts to be back on a Superbike.
That's all. I'm going to leave you with these of predictions in racing wisdom. Bye!
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #7
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Didnt catch it but I'll look. Id hate to see Nicky go to WSBK. I want so much for him to find a good home in Motogp. As for the AMA totally agree, no money. Anything on Mladin going to world?
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Didnt catch it but I'll look. Id hate to see Nicky go to WSBK. I want so much for him to find a good home in Motogp. As for the AMA totally agree, no money. Anything on Mladin going to world?
He's done. No more racing. I'd bet on the fact that he'll buy the Australian Superbike series by 2011.
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Read somewhere he was thinking of running his own team? Probably wont be in the States, thats for sure.
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I think hes got Stacy Moaner diasese.
I had that, but then her parents moved and she went with them. It almost ruined my Senior year of High School.

Seriously, who wants to be on Rossi's "team?" You're second fiddle; I don't care what anyone says. He's a rotten little twerp with an ego that exceeds his admittedly huge talent. Lorenzo should hit the trailenzo.
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