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Matthew Birt  says:

Marc VDS Racing clarifies Jack Miller contract situation

The contract saga surrounding Moto3 sensation Jack Miller for 2015 is showing no sign of reaching an amicable resolution. The much sought after Aussie teenager signed a pre-contract for 2015 and 2016 to move to Moto2 with the Marc VDS Racing squad. The Belgian-based Marc VDS Racing squad is adamant the pre-contract Miller signed with them last September to move to Moto2...

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Revilo52

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Revilo52 says:

Getting intense

I don't believe in riders suffering on track because of what happens in terms of rides of it, but Miller has gone a bit of form since he crashed at Mugello. I still think he's one of the favourites for the titles, along with Fenati, Marquez and maybe Rins, but I to me there is still something missing that I can't quite put my finger on. He should be in Moto2 next year however, no doubt about that.

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sovrec

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sovrec says:

Another Case of Managers Trying To Exploit Young Talent

 Like so many other entertainment industries there are people wanting to exploit young emerging talent. On the flip side they are investing in that person and would wish to seek a reward.

It's the lure of ' you can only go with me if you want to get ahead but you'll have to sign away your soul'. You could say more fool JM for signing it but if his weight and value is on the up, all contracts should allow for negotiation and a fair buy out fee for the investor / team.   

However having the ethics to try and tie a young person into a 3 year watertight contract is pretty indefensible. It relies on that talent being exceptional and then enforcing a signed bit of paper that declares ' hang on, I'm allowed to exploit you for THREE years regardless of the performance at my end'. 

The moral of this is that businessmen are willing to f*ck over a young persons career and potanetial for profit and for a 'return on their investment' - which isn't a fair balance between just reward and allowing individuals the moral opportunity to better themselves. 

If true, this is quite sad...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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simplebystander

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I'm really not sure what the fuss is about.  He apparently signed a 3yr deal - the first of which he is currently doing in Moto3 with KTM.  He will make the move to what is (based on current results) the best team in Moto2 for 2 years (a fairly standard duration) and then free to look at the MotoGP offers on the table.  To me its a good deal and probably the best choice for his career progression - I really don't think a fast track to MotoGP would be the wisest move.  Sovrec, it works both ways too - Bradley Smith being a case in point.  Very mediocre performances on the Moto2 bike but with a contract guaranteeing him a satellite Yamaha - independent of results.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Tosh Sovrec

Until we hear the other side of the story this sounds like just the opposite. What's Jack 18 or 19 years old? Old enough to be able to make clear decisions with advice from friends, family and his manager.

He's got the best Moto2 team in the world to move to, yet it sounds like he wants more? Unscrupulous greed on his part I'd say.

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

a few good results don't make a great rider, to early to say at the mo, as his results of late haven't been great

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JehovahsWankmouth

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+1 Nostro...

...I just love to publicly tongue your ass and agree with everything you say xxx

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stupidmario

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stupidmario says:

YIPPEE !!!!

I've got a secret friend - he's called JMB (but don't say 'cos it's secret)

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Onthemoney

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Onthemoney says:

Miller, careful as he goes

 Interesting rumours.

arrogance dictates he should go far. I still think Fenati may beat him to the title

 

 

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winger

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winger says:

From what I've seen  I'd suggest there's a 3rd party in this who has managed to turn his head which in all honestly in that BS enviroment is easily done,the probelm being as many up and coming racers are matched by the same number of wannabee managers who all get gobbled up by the great white sharks that swim there.

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pogo_it

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pogo_it says:

you have to think

Why would Mark VDS say they have a signed contract if they don't? Sorry Jack but if you signed it then you either have to stick by it or buy yourself out.

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