Marco Melandri confirms Kawasaki switch - Kawasaki
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post #1 of 8 Old 08-19-2008, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Marco Melandri confirms Kawasaki switch
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Wow. I don't really know what to make of that right now.

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Cool. Melandri and Hopkins should make for a pretty good team. Now Kawasaki just needs to get the bike to where it can run up front.

And at the very bottom of that article, it says that Nicky Hayden is going to Ducati. That would be a good move for him.

But then again, this is at the MCN site. More Crap than News. I'll feel more confident about this "news" when I see it on a more trustworthy site.


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Melandri was also in discussions about a possible return to Fausto Gresiniís satellite Honda squad. But his preference was to remain in a factory team and Melandri confirmed he had informed his former team boss of his decision to sign with Kawasaki on Sunday night.

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to ride a sattelite Honda. than a factory Kawasaki right now.... :headshake

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Sounds good...Ant West seems like a great guy but we need those ZXRR's a bit farther in the front. If it weren't for Hopkins injuries he'd be closer up front in the points....otherwise hopefully Melandri can ride this bike after getting off the Duc. Can't believe he had such a dreary year on the fastest bike in GP...but I guess to each and his own. I think Stoner works so well 'cause he's so small and the Duc fits him well. Time will tell. I'm happy Hayden is leaving Honda...they've always treated the're riders liek shit if they don't win, I just hope he does better on a Duc 'cause he's gonna get way more visibility next to Stoner.

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whoaaa that is AWESOME news for kawi. Melandri is a DAMN good rider, not sure how good of a development rider he is but i think he can do some damage if team gream get their bike package right
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This is great news...Still the bike though.

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Melandri and Hopper have similar riding styles so between the two of them there should be some positive feed back

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