Marquez to ride KTM ?

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Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby lc4 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:15 am

Just a rumour, however there is talk Red Bull may front up the money to get Marquez on a KTM in 2019?

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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Black Out » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Alex maybe.
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby SuperDoopa » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:45 pm

Anyone can start a rumour, and did you hear about my 13 inch penis :wink:
He will stay with Honda for sure and I can see his brother going the Mark VDS route into the big boy class in 2019.

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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Scotty » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:23 pm

MM93 is a Honda boy, but a heap of Red Bull €€€ might tempt him to do a Valentino and move from something he can win on for fun and try a bike that's as yet not topped the podium...
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby lc4 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:56 pm

Scotty wrote:MM93 is a Honda boy, but a heap of Red Bull €€€ might tempt him to do a Valentino and move from something he can win on for fun and try a bike that's as yet not topped the podium...


He`s already a Red Bull boy and going by KTM`s results in the last few GP`s they are defiantly going in the right direction, I don't think the move would be as disastrous as the Val / Ducati move.

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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Scotty » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:57 am

lc4 wrote:
Scotty wrote:MM93 is a Honda boy, but a heap of Red Bull €€€ might tempt him to do a Valentino and move from something he can win on for fun and try a bike that's as yet not topped the podium...


He`s already a Red Bull boy and going by KTM`s results in the last few GP`s they are defiantly going in the right direction, I don't think the move would be as disastrous as the Val / Ducati move.

I was thinking more along the lines of VR46’s move from the all-conquering RC211V to the comparatively hopeless M1 at the end of 2003, a slightly more successful swap than the Ducati fiasco...
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby DribbleDuke » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:43 pm

Rumor or not it would be a great idea. KTM and Red Bull have deep pockets and quite frankly if you want to win the best rider will help your odds. How much money does a guy need to collect before he-she is willing to give up a huge bragging right. I believe every rider in the paddock would want to clean up on an unproven machine for the egomaniacal pleasure alone. PS Philip Island was a cracking race, the best I can remember.
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:06 pm

KTM riders are only contracted to the end of next season. As is Marquez I believe. A lot will depend on how the KTM is looking next year. Redbull can easily afford to bring Marquez on board. It will come down to whether he wants that challenge yet.
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby lc4 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:16 am

This Malaysian Journo also made mention of it in his article.

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/ ... nd-943548/

One other point is that Marquez has ridden for KTM in the past.

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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Dirtydutch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:17 am

If he does i'll think i will wet myself..

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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Black Out » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:35 pm

Maybe he’ll move out of his daddy’s house
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Re: Marquez to ride KTM ?

Postby Ducati Pete » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:32 am

Scotty wrote:
lc4 wrote:
Scotty wrote:MM93 is a Honda boy, but a heap of Red Bull €€€ might tempt him to do a Valentino and move from something he can win on for fun and try a bike that's as yet not topped the podium...


He`s already a Red Bull boy and going by KTM`s results in the last few GP`s they are defiantly going in the right direction, I don't think the move would be as disastrous as the Val / Ducati move.

I was thinking more along the lines of VR46’s move from the all-conquering RC211V to the comparatively hopeless M1 at the end of 2003, a slightly more successful swap than the Ducati fiasco...


At the time the M1 was the only other bike other than the Honda with motoGP wins, and it's plight in the previous season was mainly down to Yamaha signing Barros as a lead rider and then having him injured for a long time.

Yamaha massively increased the MotoGP budget and tested like crazy, they used 4 different engine configurations in the early off season. The bike Rossi raced at Welkom was vastly different to the one that finished the previous season.

It's a big achievement but IMO no greater than Biaggi having a massive falling out with Aprillia after 3 championship seasons and then jumping on a Honda and winning the title.
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