Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > MotoGP

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2006, 07:46 AM   #1
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

Pirst Fost.



Who's keeping score?
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 01-10-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
bmwdude
Founding Member
 
bmwdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Milton, WV, USA
Posts: 424
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

From what I've read, this sounds like sour grapes on the part of Altadis' ?



They are just mad because of the deal with Japan Tobacco?



Oh well, let the law suits begin!
bmwdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 08:11 AM   #3
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

You are dead on. Altadis got their panties in a wad because they were out foxed by Yamaha. Rossi wants to race yellow bikes and he got his way. Altadis thought that Yamaha was going to self-finance a one year deal for the factory team but they were wong. Now, JTI is stuck with this stupid arbitration deal but in the end DORNA will side with Yamaha. From the reports I have seen Yamaha never agreed on a non-compete deal that Altadis says existed. So, as far as I can see (so far) Altadis is SOL.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 09:49 AM   #4
RRRIDER
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 24
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

Altadis can sponsor me on a bike for a year ; not many people get a chance to ride in the big leagues. There has to be someone out there who will take their money, although I know there is more to it than that. Did MOTOGP limit the amount of factory teams for 2006?
RRRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
03zx12r
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 202
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

There ya go.. ***** off Yamaha and get no factory assistance in the future - not cool to speak before you think.
03zx12r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 12:01 PM   #6
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

No. The rumor is Vale had a personal problem with Altadis and in his contract he has the right to refuse sponsors based on his person desires. Camel (JTI) just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Vale was supposed to bring a "big" money personal sponsor in but Yamaha wanted to lock up the finances for the season now. So, since Vale likes Yellow (everything) Camel trotted in with around $12-15 mill and made everyone happy. Except for that pesky Atladis thing. As far as the number of teams- DORNA had a master plan to have 5 Factory 3 bike teams. That blew up when cost when up. Now they want 5 factory 2 bike teams with at least 2 or 3 support teams for the Asain big 4. KR, WMC, and Ducati maybe even Kawasaki don't have '06 sponsors locked-up but King Kenny's got something working for the Honda deal he's working on. Other than that, all is "normal" in MotoGP.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Re: Light me

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 04:14 PM   #8
tomk2
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 514
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

Altadis and Yamaha had a contract for the 2006 season.. the legal question is whether or not that contract gave Yamaha a unilateral right to terminate the contract. Yamaha feels that they had that right, Altadis feels they didn't.



If the answer is "not" then Yamaha's gonna have to pay Altadis some $$$... just like Yamaha made Alex Barros pay when he bailed on his contract last year.
tomk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 05:18 AM   #9
yellowduc_1
Founding Member
 
yellowduc_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 138
Default Re: As the MotoGP Paddock Turns

"Can't we all just get along?"
yellowduc_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off