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post #1 of 5 Old 02-25-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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qatar test to decide Kawasaki/Melandri fate

Should be interesting to see how well he can do
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Well, it looks that Bartholemy is history. Which is good i think, the way of thinking in the team must change for sure...

We'll see, i don't think it will work out, but i sure hope so...
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what a cluster fuck
You are right....

So Kawi says, GP is too expensive and we are not competitive...don't invest in it anymore.

Hopkins and Melandri end up without a job. 2 crews and all the support employees end up without a job....remember the cook, the guys that set up the pitts, etc?

Kawasaki still has to pay both crews...may be a severance package?

Has to pay both riders plus I imagine a shit load in damages....because if they don't ride, their sponsors have no billboard. Maybe the sponsors pay up anyway....I can see Hopper telling Alpinestar "you still have to pay me, Kawi left ALL of us hi and dry....sue them.."

So when everything is said and much did they really save?

I don't know...but I think Kawi pulling out just before the season's start showed very poor work ethics.
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i heard kawa would have to pay 25mil in damages to dorna if they pull out and have a budget of 18 if the race. Rumor has it they will do a half season to satisfy dorna and then pull out

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