Jorge has plenty of money; he could afford to take a pay cut and a chance on a new bike. If he and Ducati part ways, I'm sure Suzuki, Aprilia, or KTM would be glad to use him.Wow :surprise:. I didn't realize his frustration caused such consternation among the Italians, I'll have to go back and watch that again. Where would he go if he quits? Would Yamaha want him back? No way they're gonna let Vinales go, and Rossi ain't leaving until Rossi chooses to leave, he's an ambassador for the whole sport.
KTM is trying to punch above its weight, and would likely lose a bidding war. Aprilia, however, is part of the much larger (and richer) Piaggio group, so they could make a serious bid if the parent company thinks it's important.My money would be on Suzuki. I don't know if Aprilia or KTM have pockets deep enough to beat Suzuki in a bidding contest.
Totally agree and as much as don't like MM he would be great on the Duc. Casey coming back would be perfect but very unlikely. I was telling my son the same thing during testing that Jlo is not going to be able to ride the Duc like the Yamaha. Crutchlow tried the Duc and it didn't end well, maybe the new Duc would be a better fit but I don't see him leaving honda. There is some younger talent that would be great and cheaper! Jack Miller, Karel AbrahamFirst of all, I love this. Jlo is a little spoiled girl and we all knew that he would not be able to ride the much more demanding Desmo - it just doesn't fit his flowing style.
Secondly this is all just rumor and speculation and the Spanish moto press loves drama. While I don't think his termination is impossible I don't think its imminent just yet. But Throwing the GP17 to the ground was poor form.
And Stoner? you guys can just forget that - his wife is never gonna let him race again - she has his balls and he isnt getting them back. Pussy! He's a family man - Crutchlow is next...
I'd love to see Jlo move to Suzuki - not sure he could ride that bike either but he'd probably work with it better than the Duc. As for a replacement for Gigi's team? The only guy on the grid who I think could work magic with the Ducati is... MM, he could tame the beast like nobody else in GP right now, his riding style fits the Ducati. That's who Ducati needs to steal. Anybody else is just going to be filler.