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Old 12-01-2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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First. Just wish I had something poignant to say.....
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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Wishful thinking



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Old 12-01-2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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This is a story? Don't we need a Why? Surely there were some reasons for the split.
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:50 AM   #4
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Lacking any other data I have to assume that the racing association, which allows people to ride motorcycles at speeds of like 200mph around tracks is nervous about being associated with a dangerous product like cigarettes.



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Old 12-01-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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Don't think Camel, the GP folks, FIM or Yamaha have squat to do with it! It's a government thing! What's the point of sponsoring something when over half the countries raced in don't allow tobacco advertising! Those big blank spots on the bikes (and F1 cars for that matter) are worth big, big bucks and get big time exposure. Might as well be purchased by someone who can actually use them! May be Guinness or Jack Daniels are available...and that is ok for most of those same governments, go figure...
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:03 AM   #6
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The story is simple. In many GP rounds the tobaco maker logo has to be hidden already and it's only getting worse. Seemingly Marlboro will have only their colors on the Ducati's as clue to who's the sponsor. So the publicity return for the odd 10 millions $ Camel were supposed to shell out would have been very small.

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Old 12-01-2006, 08:09 AM   #7
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Rumor has it new sponsor will be CamelToe, i think they are in like the hosiery business.
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:11 AM   #8
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:13 AM   #9
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It doesn't seem to be working because in my limited experience, people in Europe still smoke like chimneys.



Personally, I think this whole idiotic "tobacco ban" has hurt racing more than anything else.



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Old 12-01-2006, 08:32 AM   #10
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No as usual your paranoia is misguided. See Yossefs post.
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