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    Marquez 4th Place and All Washed Up

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    I just watched the race tonight. I must admit, I hated to see the streak end. Usually I would be rooting for the other guys if they had lost ten times in a row, but something about watching Marquez win all the races this year had me rooting for him. I'm guessing he will be just fine and cruise to the championship.
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    I too was rooting for him to make a record. Last year (and I might not have the details exactly right), he missed a record to place on the podium the first 5 races as a rookie, crashing out in race 5 I think. And now, a tie for most victories with Agostini. Well, sharing records is still quite an achievement, and he's one of the best if not the best rider ever.

    I'll be in Valencia for the final race, but I'm sure he'll have sewn it up by then.
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    IMO I think he could have won the last race as well, he is amazing.

    I suspect he was under team orders to take it easy. I read a response on FB during his Q&A with fans, one had asked if he thought he can continue his streak and his answer was no and that it was complicated. If that is the case, that's sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ride View Post
    I suspect he was under team orders to take it easy.
    With respect, I'd love to hear why you say that.

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    Why would Honda not want him to win and beat the record?

    When it comes to conspiracy, I would think, if he crashed, we'd say that Honda was PUSHING him to set the record and it was too much for him and he crashed. Can't see it the other way around.
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    About the only way the "team orders" conspiracy would float is if Honda wanted Pedrosa to win enough to finish the year as #2, thus giving Honda a 1 - 2 championship year. And boy is that a stretch.

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    I have doubts that Marquez would have obeyed such an order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I have doubts that Marquez would have obeyed such an order.
    Well, like you said earlier, he's all washed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Well, like you said earlier, he's all washed up.
    Ya, that's right. He'll probably be on Team Ural next year, then fade into obscurity.
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    Marc

    The bike was moving around more than what is even normal for him so believe he was on the limit for that setup. The immediate very serious debriefing after the race showed he had something to report. If they wanted Dani to score more points Marc would have come second at least if that was the reason.

    There is talk the 68 degree lean angle he got during practice was made up but I saw him bounce up off his shoulder live (Videopass) and it was incredible he did not crash. He had the scrapes on his leathers to show it.
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