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Matthew Birt  says:

Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is expected to find out within the next few days whether his Monaco-based MotoGP squad has the budget to expand to a two-rider effort in 2015. Cecchinello has had long ambitions to run a two-rider premier class project with Honda, having always entered with a one-rider effort ever since joining MotoGP back in 2006 with Casey...

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

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 It is now clear why HRC as economical deals with the open-Bikes for 2015. Nakamoto wants to copy the Yamaha system and lease this year's RC213V prototype of Repsol, LCR and Gresini to the Open teams, but without seamless gear, because this is not in harmony with the standard ECU from Magneti Marelli. 
staying at the Go & Fun Gresini team (now for Bautista) is used and an open-Bike (Redding) is a prototype, the factory Honda moved in 2015 to internally open driver. The LCR-bikes could go on Cardion AB Moto Racing, Repsol machines to Drive-M7-Martinez troupe

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Thanks lads

much furious backroom dealing being done, and with the right names mentioned.

Good for Vinales. Although he's got a tough old row to hoe on that half arsed Suzuki comeback machine. So much for the Aegerter Suzuki eight hour ride turning into a MotoGP seat. Unless Suzuki get radical and throw two rookies in the deepest of deep ends.

You've got to wonder how much (if any) Audi would be pushing for a German to ride a Bologna Bullet. Folger as Nr.2 to Ianonne a remote possibilty, or perhaps into the Pramac garage? Tech Tois and the energy drink conflict might be an issue. A Moto2 contract to buy out too, but I (like a few teams it seems) like the cut of this young mans racing jib. Here's hoping he's racing at the top table 2015.

Honda still quite keen on the idea of Jack Miller to MotoGP. Seems old Nakamoto-San has a bit of an Aussie fetish. For all the world he does sound tied into VDS for the next two years though. But money always talks. Are HRC willing to slosh it about for the kid? Surely if they did they'd put him on the souped up proddie bike rather than the full monty RCV?

Which kind of leaves the original question. Who gets the LCR RCV? Is there anyone better than Bradl? I wouldn't put that loose lipped wrecking ball Crutchlow on it. Miller would be enough of the non P.C quips for HRC to bear, can't see them wanting Cal slagging them too as his track record unfounded sense of entitlement would suggest may occur.If HRC are also cool on a Dovi return then Stefan might still get a reprieve given he still appears to have the backing of Lucio - quite unlike Bradley with Herve.

The assumption is Redding gets Bautista's machine, leaving Alvaro where? Fighting for the Suzuki ride?

Of course if LCR get the funding to run two bikes, where does that leave Honda. Will they be willing or able to stump up another machine? Perhaps Jack the lad will get the full fat RCV?

What does it all mean for Tito though? Is he to be a dominant Moto2 champ yet unloved by the big players of  MotoGP? Do managers perhaps see what some of us see - real or imagined - a rider that perhaps is at his plateau?

Much to play for. But are all the cards on the table during the summer recess or is there time to play another hand or two by riders to push their case? Is Jack a Jack or a Joker, or not in the deck at all? The good teams with properly finalised budgets ought to pretty much know what they want by now.

I'll leave Benny to fill in what are probably my considerable holes. He's good at this stuff.

 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

All this talk of bringing in rookies to MotoGP from Moto2 and Moto3 smacks of desperation. Anything to beat Marquez. It's bound to end in tears.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Desperate times

You might be right Saturn , but the teams could be looking for a rider who thinks "What will the bike do if i do this?" , rather than the rider who thinks "if i do this ,im upside down in a ditch" , basically fresh minds .I doubt any of the current crop in motogp class can beat Marquez

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vds45

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vds45 says:

make it the same for everybody

 I don't know why you could say nobody can beat MM when there are only two proper factory teams give everybody the same opportunity I will guarantee you it would be a different story how can you compare MM against Scott Redding there is a massive difference in machinery in till the playing field is levelled we will never know for 2015 they should put everybody on the same ECU take away the seamless gearbox and put everybody on the same tires then let's go racing :) don't understand why they are waiting until 2016

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

You finally caught it VD boy ...

... you can't 'compare MM against Scott Redding there is a massive difference in ...'  talent. 

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Bautista

 is being courted by WSBK, If so could there be truth about  Rea coming into Moto gp with Grisini on an open Honda which will be this years Repsol bikes but with out the seamless gearbox?

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

Don't tell anyone but ...

... Rabat is going nowhere - it's Moto2 again for him (probably with A. Marquez as his team-mate). Dovi's gone to Suzuki and is to be replaced by A. Espargaro.


Both Bautista and Barbera are being asked to stand-down - but Bautista might escape the MotoGP chop if Aprilia step-in.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

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 New Aprilia in 2016 could be tempting to Alvaro.

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

... Redding's got Bautista's bike, so we'll probably hear cries of: "Not fair - let's have minimum weight limits like Moto2". Brace yourself. 

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