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    Some rumours doing the rounds that Yamaha may be chasing Fenandez R and VR46 chasing Acosta P.
    Both of those moves highly unlikely given the systems in which they currently reside. The systems are proven winners.

    My pick is (assuming he does not already have a contract for 2022, I can't find that info, anyone know?) that Olivieras management are hanging out until VR makes his announcement and they they will move, either to stay put or move to Yamaha SRT.

    I cannot logically see why KTM would not have already signed him ahead of Binder, unless his management are after an improved deal. Unless Binder took what was on offer immediately of course!

    I think, if KTM want to retain him, he would be silly to move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Some rumours doing the rounds that Yamaha may be chasing Fenandez R and VR46 chasing Acosta P.
    Both of those moves highly unlikely given the systems in which they currently reside. The systems are proven winners.

    My pick is that Olivieras management are hanging out until VR makes his announcement and they they will move, either to stay put or move to Yamaha SRT.

    I cannot logically see why KTM would not have already signed him ahead of Binder, unless his management are after an improved deal. Unless Binder took what was on offer immediately of course!
    What it comes down to is that there's still not enough seats for the talent, even with the expanded grid next year.

    Personally I'd be highly surprised if Olivera were to leave the crew he's been with so long and so successfully and I'd be amazed if they were to let him go considering the state of Tech3 right now, they don't have anyone ready to shift up. Petronas have the money to pay for him thats for sure, but whether they'd go all out when they already have Franko I'm not sure. That leaves a seat there for someone we may not have thought of for Yamaha, I'm thinking an American or Pom from Moto2.

    The change of the teams and grid makes this a bit more difficult to work out next year so I'll list them as best as possible with what I think is going to happen:

    KTM:
    Binder
    Olivera

    Tech3:
    Petrux
    Gardiner

    Yamaha:
    Quatararo
    Vinales

    Petronas:
    Morbidelli
    *Someone from moto2 if Rossi calls it quits, thinking Joe Roberts maybe?*

    Suzuki:
    Rins
    Mir

    Ducati:
    Miller
    Bagniaia

    Pramac:
    Zarco
    Martin

    VR46
    Marini
    Bastanini

    Aprilia
    Aliex
    Dovi

    Gresini
    Di Gantionionoininoinon
    *not sure if anyone is confirmed on this seat*

    Honda
    Marquez
    Pol Spagbolonaise

    LCR
    Nakagami
    Alex Marquez

    Feel free to copy and paste to fill in the gaps, I LOVE the silly season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    What it comes down to is that there's still not enough seats for the talent, even with the expanded grid next year.

    Personally I'd be highly surprised if Olivera were to leave the crew he's been with so long and so successfully and I'd be amazed if they were to let him go considering the state of Tech3 right now, they don't have anyone ready to shift up. Petronas have the money to pay for him thats for sure, but whether they'd go all out when they already have Franko I'm not sure. That leaves a seat there for someone we may not have thought of for Yamaha, I'm thinking an American or Pom from Moto2.

    The change of the teams and grid makes this a bit more difficult to work out next year so I'll list them as best as possible with what I think is going to happen:

    KTM:
    Binder
    Olivera

    Tech3:
    Petrux
    Gardiner

    Yamaha:
    Quatararo
    Vinales

    Petronas:
    Morbidelli
    *Someone from moto2 if Rossi calls it quits, thinking Joe Roberts maybe?*

    Suzuki:
    Rins
    Mir

    Ducati:
    Miller
    Bagniaia

    Pramac:
    Zarco
    Martin

    VR46
    Marini
    Bastanini

    Aprilia
    Aliex
    Dovi

    Gresini
    Di Gantionionoininoinon
    *not sure if anyone is confirmed on this seat*

    Honda
    Marquez
    Pol Spagbolonaise

    LCR
    Nakagami
    Alex Marquez

    Feel free to copy and paste to fill in the gaps, I LOVE the silly season
    The two names that are most important in Moto2 I think, are Lowes and Bezzechi. Although Lowes' value might be suffering currently and he tried MotoGP and didn't truely get on with it. But, Aprilia could do a lot worse. Bez will be the most intriguing. Vierge has also staked a bit of a claim, but not a strong one IMO. But, some of the teams are very loyal, others not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    The two names that are most important in Moto2 I think, are Lowes and Bezzechi. Although Lowes' value might be suffering currently and he tried MotoGP and didn't truely get on with it. But, Aprilia could do a lot worse. Bez will be the most intriguing. Vierge has also staked a bit of a claim, but not a strong one IMO. But, some of the teams are very loyal, others not so much.
    I'd say the names are Lowes and Roberts, purely on what passports they hold though. Dorna will have their fingers in there to help boost viewer numbers. Having no Poms or Yanks in motogp must really bug them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Their current efforts are making Crutchlow look a lot better than we gave him credit for.


    For anyone who listens to podcasts, "Rusty's Garage" is worth a visit. I was drawn by his recent interview with Alex Briggs. But he's been going for a while and there's a lot of interviews with mostly Australian motorsport people. Of particular interest to us perhaps: Wayne Gardner, Aaron Slight, Casey Stoner, Graeme Crosby, Steve Parrish, Jonathan Rea, Troy Bayliss and Jerry Burgess.

    I've sometimes wondered what GP mechanics were paid. Briggs said that as a bus mechanic he was on AU$30,000pa. He went to MotoX and dropped to $20,000. When Burgess picked him up for MotoGP he was on close to AU$100,000. Twenty nine years ago!

    Briggs said he has had offers from GP teams but the travel conditions were not to his liking. He and the others with #46 normally had business class travel to each race. Nobody will pay that now. Apparently the various offers he received expected him to stay in Europe for the duration of the season.
    Mate thanks for the recommendation, couldn't sleep and listened to the first Briggs interview. Interesting stuff. Looking forward to part 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Some rumours doing the rounds that Yamaha may be chasing Fenandez R and VR46 chasing Acosta P.
    I was reading tis morning Rossi put the Acosta thing to bed. VR46 are looking at academy riders and nothing with Acosta.
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    Food for thought.
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    here is a silly season shake up...MM to KTM.He must be looking at them thinkin....hmmmm

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    The Austrian girls will look better than the Japanese ones (sorry I thought it was 1990) , but the remuneration package (hey its 2021) won't be 1/2 as guilded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    here is a silly season shake up...MM to KTM.He must be looking at them thinkin....hmmmm
    That would make my day.
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