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Postby lc4 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:33 am

So now that Tech3 have signed to run two KTM`s in the MotoGP in 2019 will we see Zarco also come over?
I think the Tech3 experience will be a benefit to the KTM MotoGP campaign, 2018 is looking to be a bit flat.

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Postby Adrock990r » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:23 am

According to Motorsport.com it's a YES. They quote, "Zarco reached a verbal agreement at last weeks round in Austin with KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer and Thomas Uberall for 2019 and 2020", who acts as Motorsports Manager for the Austrian marque's title sponsor Red Bull.

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Postby Edorta » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:44 pm

Rumours....


RB ktm: Zarco - Pol
Tech3 ktm: Oliveira - ???
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Postby SpeedyR » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:34 pm

that's what I heard was Marco on a KTM (not sure which team, I assume the factory team but if the $$ are there, maybe Tech 3).

Lorenzo to Suzuki, maybe a move for Pedrosa to the side and put Crutchlow on the Repsol for a year and see what he can do.

The tech 3 guys were all at our hotel at COTA, will be weird to see them in KTM colors next year!
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Re: MotoGP

Postby lc4 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:30 pm

Edorta wrote:Rumours....


RB ktm: Zarco - Pol
Tech3 ktm: Oliveira - ???


Zarco to replace Smith
Folger to return for Tech3 , HS can show results they may keep him?
If Lorenzo goes to Suzuki Petrucci will get his seat at Ducati
Crutchlow signed with LCR to 2019

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Postby Scotty » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 am

Loads of possible permutations, JZ5 would need some convincing ($$$$$$?) to move to a bike that was getting top 10s last season but is now struggling to make the points, JL99 would doubtless be far happier on a Suzuki, lots of talk of DP26 losing his ride (when he is the perfect team mate for MM93, won’t really challenge for the title, will win races every season, and helps Honda win the manufacturers’ crown) - he’d also go really well on a Suzuki. I think that DP9 should get the factory Ducati ride.
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Highlights for me from COTA; aside from the annual MM93 masterclass that made the race like an F1 procession, JL99 leaving the door wide open and having a hissy fit when JM43 sat him up good and proper, then refusing to accept his apology afterwards... read all about it in Dear George, priceless :lol: :lol:
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Postby lc4 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 am

Boris :lol:

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Postby lc4 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 am

Here is another (slightly subdued) article Boris has penned.
https://www.motorcyclealliance.com.au/s ... ing-bikes/

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Postby Colonel_Klinck » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:19 pm

Zarco would be a fantastic signing for KTM. Probably the best signing they could make right now. Only Marquez or Rossi would be bigger.
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