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Are Ducati about to shaft Jack?

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/92...ducati-rumours

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Hard to say. But it's pretty fuddup to be treated like that guy some girl lightly hangs on to while she waits to see if the guy she really wants becomes freed up.

Sign ~Lorentho~ already and allow Jack Miller to pursue an actual contract with a factory that will actually appreciate him. He's not being treated like "Mr. Right" ... or even "Mr. Right Now", instead he's being treated like "Mr. Good Enough For The Moment Until The Better Looking Fella Looks My Way".

Lorenzo doesn't hook up with the Honda, that's clear. So it's a solid probability that he's entertaining offers to get off of the squirrely damned thing.

If I were Miller, I'd be talking to people (covertly) to get an actual contract with a team that will want him as a contracted rider.

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Re. Are Ducati about to shaft Jack?

Hard to say at the moment as everything at this point is just speculation and rumor. Gotta admit I was surprised when I read the headline this morning. Guess we'll have to wait and see if this story gains any steam Davy.

I can tell you what does suck about all this is that Jack really does look to be on a bit form with his Ducati at the moment.
Seems like a complete waste to me to just chuck him aside for JLo after all the hard work and effort that he's obviously been putting in to get himself up to speed to run with the big boys at the front.
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If I were Jack I'd be angling for a straight swap with Jorge.
I bet Jack could ride that Honda.
Jack's the only rider this year to have passed MM on track.

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Seems like a complete waste to me to just chuck him aside for JLo ...
Jennifer Lopez is racing in MOTOGP now? Huh. Who'da thunk it.


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I liked the comments from Dovi and MM, they definitely don't want to see JoLo back competitive on a Ducati.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/92...stay-win-honda

Personally I think Ducati are nuts... one more bad stack for JoLo and I think he will retire from MotoGP, he's brittle and well past his prime and doesn't bounce so well now.

Jack is on the way up and a lot younger.
Jack is willing to change his approach and riding style to suit a bike, JoLo wants to change everything to suit his riding style which hasn't changed to fit the modern bikes and only works on certain flowing circuits.

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Jennifer Lopez is racing in MOTOGP now? Huh. Who'da thunk it..

Well at the moment she'd go a lot better than Jorge has, at least she'd finish races

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Why would Ducati take the gamble that is hiring a rider who told then metaphorically to stick their bike and contract up their collective arses then proceed to go to Honda to prove the point that he can’t adapt to an underdeveloped bike yet again. AND to reinforce it by crashing his brains out to the point that I feel it has taken its toll on his body and mind that retirement wouldn’t be out of the question.
Jlo is a fantastic rider but lacks the skills to adapt to adversity. Honda would be better off with Quatararo or Rins. Yamaha would be better of with our Jack and ditch Vin.
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Quarto or Rins couldn't manage that Honda, Jack could.
Liked your post otherwise.
Jack would hate that gutless Yam.
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Ducati has to be a bit desperate these days. Their only world championship was in 2008 and since then they lost their WSBK winning ways and have improved in MotoGP to be a solid bridesmaid. With Honda/Marquez at helm, Yamaha in the weeds, Suzuki still not up to their level and no one else in the hunt, the time is pretty ripe for their bike to win a championship, but what rider is capable of winning a championship against Marquez? If they don't find a rider who can win soon, how will they win as Suzuki gets stronger and Yamaha finds its way out of the weeds? They are the only factory with a bike competitive to the Honda. It will not be this way for long and it has already been more than a decade since they took the top step in the series. This is why Jorge might make sense to them. Are Dovi or Jack up to becoming the world champion right now? Jorge has proven he can be and in his recent past, has proven he can show Dovi and Marc his rear slick at the finish line

You can imagine the Ducati corporate discussion for the past few years. It is unlikely they are blaming the bike for not capturing a world championship..... Rightfully???
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