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Thread: MotoGP: 2019 Round 04 - Cinco de Mayo en Jerez

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    I hope he has fun and does well.


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    Andrea Dovizioso will trade two wheels for four next month, when the Ducati MotoGP racer makes his debut in the ultra-competitive DTM touring car race series. Filling in for Audi Sport Team WRT racer Pietro Fittipaldi, who will be on F1 duty, Dovi will race at the Misano round of the championship on 8 June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZarcoChamp View Post
    They're on factory bikes while tech3 were on previous year's bike & budget.. Their staff aren't really rookies either.
    Tech3 is a workshop in south of France, Petronas.... it's bassically over 15% of the GDP of Malaysia (55 billion usd for Petronas and 315b for Malaysia's GDP)
    All about the benjamins, or the RM's actually.
    Johan Stiggerfeld(sp?), he of the Stiggy Motorsport WSB teams is running the PETRONAS team iirc

    The word at the weekend was that Morbidelli is on a deal like Cal at LCR with this years bike and the French fella is on an older chassis

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    Yes no doubt the Petronas team is not made of rookies as for their management, on top of the big budget.

    I heard the same, Morbidelli has the same bike as MV/VR, Fabio has 2018 engine with Zarco/Jlo's chassis, I also heard that Fabio has 500 rpm less than Morbidelli, but I'm not sure 100% about this last part

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    According to this both Petronas Yamahas are 2019 spec.

    https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...amaha/4333664/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziV8 View Post
    According to this both Petronas Yamahas are 2019 spec.

    https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...amaha/4333664/
    Good find, I stand corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZarcoChamp View Post
    They're on factory bikes while tech3 were on previous year's bike & budget.. Their staff aren't really rookies either.
    Tech3 is a workshop in south of France, Petronas.... it's bassically over 15% of the GDP of Malaysia (55 billion usd for Petronas and 315b for Malaysia's GDP)
    All about the benjamins, or the RM's actually.
    except, Team Petronas is no more the oil company than is repsol Honda.
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    With low rpm as well
    "It relates to the engine and other components, in addition to the upgrades. Fabio's engines will be a bit more limited than those of the others, but that is normal because he is in his first year and has to adapt to the category."

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    I think Fabio has "adapted" well enough that they bumped his RPM level already. He is showing such promise at this point that Yamaha brass would be stupid not to. All Roscoe and Vinny do is complain the bike isn't right for them, well, it seems to suit Fabio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02RSVVT View Post
    well, it seems to suit Fabio.
    Yup, I feel as shattered as Fab was about the MDNF in Spain (well, obviously I can't), but i'm hoping Jerez wasn't a one-off and that he's going to be as amazing as he seems to be now.
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