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MotoGP 2008 Rider lineups

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by sok, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Thought it might be interesting to speculate on the MotoGP rider lineups for 2008, here is my predictions:

    Ducati

    Casey Stoner
    Marco Melandri

    Yamaha

    Valentino Rossi
    Jorge Lorenzo

    Suzuki

    Chris Vermulen
    Loris Capirossi

    Kawasaki

    John Hopkins
    Ant West

    Repsol Honda

    Dani Pedrosa
    Nicky Hayden

    Gresini Honda

    Andrea Dovizioso
    Toni Elias

    Tech3 Yamaha (With Michilens)

    James Toseland
    Sylvain Guintoli

    d'Antín Ducati

    ??
    ??

    LCR Honda

    ??

    KM Honda

    ??



    Roberts

    ??
     
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  2. Anyone else think that if Kawasaki gets another big name to sign for 08 they will most likely run three bikes? For example:

    Kawasaki

    John Hopkins
    Loris Capirossi
    Randy De Puniet

    ??
     
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  3. I'd be suprised if Westy does get a permanent ride with Kawasaki next year. In fact I'd be (pleasantly!) suprised for him to get a ride at all - maybe with LCR Honda if they get rid of Checa?
     
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  4. Jorge Lorenzo could be going to a 1 bike satelite Fortuna 1 Yamaha
     
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  5. I reckon your close to the mark sok.
    I'd like to see bautista move up. I know he's just moved up to 250's this year but I think he has what it takes to make it in motogp next year.

    The only other thing I would do is pension off charlie chukka and barros.
    They've had their day, time to step aside old boys
     
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  6. Slight mods to sok's list
    Ducati

    Casey Stoner
    Marco Melandri

    Fait Yamaha
    Valentino Rossi

    Fortuna Yamaha
    Jorge Lorenzo

    Suzuki

    Chris Vermulen
    James Toseland

    Kawasaki

    John Hopkins
    Loris Capirossi

    Repsol Honda

    Dani Pedrosa
    Nicky Hayden

    Gresini Honda

    Andrea Dovizioso
    Toni Elias

    Tech3 Yamaha (With Michilens)

    Colin Edwards
    Sylvain Guintoli

    d'Antín Ducati

    Barbera?
    Barros

    LCR Honda

    Ant West

    KM Honda

    Nikano

    Aspar Suzuki
    Ben Spies? De Angeles or maybe Bautisita?

    Roberts (GONE)

    Then again LCR or KM honda could become Ten Kate in which case James Toseland would be with them.
     
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  7. I agree.
     
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  8. Capirossi is confirmed at Suzuki...

    source crash.net
     
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