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Old Jun 26th 2017, 05:14 AM   #1
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is 99 career over?

here is my question to you guys and its simple is jorge lorenzo career over? lets look at this last weekend. he stormed out not talking to anyone after qualifying 1. he obviously cant get the hang of the ducati (it took dovi 5 years)

after the ducati contract does ducati resign him? if they dont resign him where is he to go? Yamaha wont take him back and they have zarco. there is always suzuki as its the closet bike to the yamaha but if not suzuki can you see jorge on a satalite team.

what are your thoughts on this? is this really the end of lorenzo?

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Old Jun 26th 2017, 05:34 AM   #2
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did Rossi lead any races on the duc?

give it time. Gigi and JLo have scientific approach to the improvements. i think it's the right way.

yes, he was never good in uncertain conditions, so yes, Assen was a disaster so to say, but his time will come.

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Lorenzo has always been up and down - a good day is 1st, but a bad day can be 8th - 10th. That was on the Yamaha that he was used to. He's no Marquez where a bad day is just off the podium.

He's still learning the Ducati, and he's had some good days on it - no #1 but getting closer. His bad days are worse but this is what I would have expected to see with him going to a different bike. I think he would have fared the same on the Honda.
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I don't know the guy personally. But it has always appeared to me that he likes a very specific type of setup and doesn't really have multiple styles in his bag of tricks like some of the other riders. He's always struggled mightily in variable or wet conditions. It may take a while to figure out, but I don't think he will lose alien status anytime soon. He may have to take a rather large paycut next contract though.
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I'll bet that Suzuki tries to hire him next. His style suits that bike. Yamaha won't sign him back( he doesn't sell bikes and isn't the PR machine Rossi is) because they'll invest in having a Vinales/ Zarco garage when Rossi goes. His style won't suit the Honda so he won't take Pedrosa's seat, im guessing Honda will invest in some younger anyone since they've got Marquez. So it's either a satellite bike or Suzuki.
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A multi-MotoGP champion isn't done after a few bad races on a bike even Rossi couldn't tame. The guys who are doing well on the 2017 Duc are the guys who've taken years to learn how. He'll figure out the bike but it'll take time. He's been on a bike he developed to suit his style for a long time.
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We know he's not a rider that will push hard in "Iffy" conditions, even when he's got the best equipment.

He's not in contention for a championship, so I see yesterdays race as just one he was not prepared to crash in as there was no real gain for him or Ducati.

He dropped way back when he took the chance on it raining, which is why he got lapped.

Nothing lost or gained yesterday.

From what I understand, he's got another year at Ducati after this year. If he can't make it work next year, I don't see him going to a satellite team, so I think he'll retire.
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Simple, Lorenzo takes Dani's place the you can have the MM-JL dream team. I see no other place for him. That being said, you are going to need a place for Crashlow if he continues to improve, Morbidelli and little Marquez. Maybe JL is done. He can go fishing with Casey and they can chat about how lucky Rossi is that they didn't stay in it and pass his numbers.
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did Rossi lead any races on the duc?

give it time. Gigi and JLo have scientific approach to the improvements. i think it's the right way.

yes, he was never good in uncertain conditions, so yes, Assen was a disaster so to say, but his time will come.

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phil you disappoint me with that answer about rossi and the duc. we all know dorna brokered the deal with rossi to get back to yamaha. jorge does not have that kind of pull.
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JLo is career is not over. He still got long ways to go unless he wants to quit like Casey. lol
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