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Old 07-12-2018, 12:55 PM   #1
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Dani Pedrosa announces retirement

Sad to see this, One of the good guys in the paddock. Hope he sticks around in the paddock and mentors the young guys on how to be a good sportsman.

Bautista is now the favourite for the SIC Yamaha ride with Morbidelli (If Morbidelli can get out of his Marc VDS contract, apparently they still don't know if they are racing next year in MotoGP or not).
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:45 PM   #2
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Talented rider for sure, but too many things have stacked up to take him out of the top spots far too often. Bummer, but there's some good talent coming into the fray.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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Honda Lifer. So many injuries. His collar bone deserves to be in the MotoGP hall of fame!
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:33 PM   #4
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The most successful rider to never win a championship.

Much respect for him. I hope he has millions stashed away and retires happily.
Patient zero.

Partly stabilized, partly curious.

Be your own man; don't be an owned man.

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Old 07-12-2018, 03:13 PM   #5
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I ditto grommet in the respect department. I am gonna miss seeing him race after this season. Maybe he'll find a way to stay involved in the sport, even if it isn't as a racer.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:27 PM   #6
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I've been a Pedrosa fan since he moved into MotoGP. I couldn't believe how such a tiny slightly built guy could ride such a monster bike the way he did. Too fragile and too unlucky to be a world champion but I'll bet not many riders have put as many constructors championship points in the bag for their employer as he did.

I would have loved to see him ride a Yamaha, but I hope he has a good retirement.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:39 AM   #7
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Long career. Three-time champion. Good time to retire.

I hope he stays involved and teaches young people.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:19 AM   #8
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Best wishes in retirement. I’ll never forget that race when Marquez cut his traction control wire.

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Old 07-13-2018, 02:31 PM   #9
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Best wishes in retirement. I’ll never forget that race when Marquez cut his traction control wire.
Sure it was an accident! j/k..... kinda
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