Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: New York, New York
While the world of ardent MotoGP fans await the decision of whether Vinales will take Lorenzo's Yamaha ride or stay with Suzuki, I'm very interested to find out where Pedrosa will go. There are conflicting news reports and rumors which have Pedrosa moving to Yamaha (provided Vinales stays with Suzuki) or Dani resigning with HRC regardless of whether Maverick stays or goes.
IF Dani does indeed have the option of moving to Yamaha, I hope to hell he takes it because he'll always be second banana and in the shadow of Marquez at Honda. A move to Yamaha could really reinvigorate his career and I sincerely believe he'll be faster and more competitive on the Yamaha than he is on the Honda.
AND, if Vinales does ultimately decide to make the switch to Yamaha, I hope Dani goes to Suzuki which I think he can do better on than the Honda and potentially win races. Schwantz recently pointed out that if Vinales could improve at qualifying and his race starts, he'd already be dicing with the front runners. Despite the attrition at Lemans, Vinales was reportedly matching Rossi's pace during the second half of the race so had he qualified better and improved his race starts, he'd be among the top contenders at the outset.
IMO, Dani has the skill and experience to take the sweet handling Suzuki to the next level and the bike has shown that it also now has the speed and acceleration it was so sorely lacking last year.
I think it would be a great story to see Dani winning races and contending for the title on the Yamaha but an even greater story to see him do it on the Suzuki. I truly believe both scenarios are legitimately plausible and I would definitely be rooting for him to win/succeed which I have not done in the past. On the other hand, if he is presented with the aforementioned options but decides to play it safe and remain with HRC, I will be deeply disappointed....
Last edited by bsess; 05-15-2016 at 01:13 AM.