This just in from the Practice broadcasts...
Hot rumor is that Crutchlow signed his Ducati deal. The Ducati offer had an expiration date (Mugello) and apparently Yamaha still hasnt decided who they are going to give the #2 factory bike to. Crutchlow didnt have time to wait so he took the offer from Ducati.
That leads me to believe that Yamaha really wants Spies to turn it around and they are giving him every chance to give them an excuse to re-sign him.
Dovi is gonna have to stick with Tech 3 alongside Bradly Smith next year.
The #1 Ducati spot is left to either Rossi or Hayden at this point. We can assume that it is Rossi's for the taking.
Rossi's only other option would be Gresini. Who knows where Hayden ends up if Rossi stays with Ducati. Once again Hayden will be getting screwed over. HRC stuck with Pedrosa over Hayden which was a mistake. And now Ducati is going to favor Rossi over Hayden which makes sense financially but makes no sense from a results standpoint. Looks like Hayden might end up at World Superbike. With Checa considering a switch to the satellite BMW team, that would leave a perfect spot for Hayden to land on the factory Ducati bike, especially since they will be debuting the new bike in race trim next year.
Pedrosa has signed a 2 year deal with HRC to remain with the factory team.
Really the last chip to fall is Rossi at this point.
Scott Redding is going to test the Ducati supposedly. Rumored to get a satellite ride next year.
And Simoncelli's father will be presented with Marc's RCV at this race. The actual race bike. For him to keep. Really really really rare and classy move by HRC.
Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: A loser, poser, lame-ass. One who talks the talk, but could never walk the walk.
One who talks shit and doesn't back it up, but rather ends up eating their shit in return. A fuckin 'tard.