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Bombshell: DuHamel To Replace Elias For Laguna MotoGP?!
by dean adams
Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sources in Europe said today that none other than Miguel DuHamel will replace Toni Elias for the Laguna Seca MotoGP event later this month. Elias crashed at the recent Assen race and broke his leg, necessitating a replacement rider for the Fausto Gresini-run team.
DuHamel, a former Superbike champion, may actually be more well-suited to current MotoGP machinery than some believe. Before he raced Superbikes in America, DuHamel was a terror in the AMA 250 ranks.
If this development comes to fruition it could be a major PR boon for Laguna Seca as DuHamel is both immensely popular and a known entity to many of the California and national press.
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I'd like to take this opportunity to officially come out of the closet.

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Okay there. Anyway, good for MD. He's gotta be happy about that.

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Hmmmm....

I really like Duhamel, always pull for him in the AMA, and he comes from a distinguished racing lineage. I'm liking this. How cool would it be for Miguel to finish better than Elias in his debut race?

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Miguel is a safe bet. He wont likely win, but he'll do alright and there shouldn't be any rumors about his career going in that direction.
Good move, wish him the best.

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It's like that movie, "Out Cold" where that guy is gay and everyone already knows it before he admits it.

Anyways, It'd be awesome to see Duhamel kicking ace in GP.

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So, Michael Fabrizio is going to race at Germany on Elias's bike and Miguel Duhamel for the USGP... according to Motociclismo, it has been confirmed!

http://www.motociclismo.es/Deporte/m...sp%3Fid%3D2447

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Cool for Miguel. Other guys I wold like to see get a shot. *cough* Hayes* cough*.

But Miguel has a great following and will have many people pulling for him including me. How can you not cheer for a guy who does not care when you flirt with his girl even in a National Magazine.
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I just hope that Miguel does nto get it in his head that he is the next Bayliss. I am excited any AMA regular gets the ride. I am hoping Roger gets the Kawi, but we will see.

The downside... people who are not overly familiar with the GP bike are hopping on for a joy ride during a points race. If Duhamel tangles with anyone and it affects the points race, he will forever be remembered for it.

Worst scenario... Duhamel takes out Rossi or Stoner.
Less bad, but still bad... Duhamel takes out another American hopeful of making something happen on a home track

Best case for Miguel... He does not embarass himself.

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Be nice to see another AMA guy ru up front. B-Boz is running SUperbike that weekend also which will be cool.

Hope Rog gets the shot also. Been trying to get the low down on that as well.
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maybe he can get some feedback from this and get Him/Zemke back on track.

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The old crew gotta come in and get it done I see. Good on him I say

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Not that Duahmel has a chance in hell at the AMA 2007 SBK Championship or anything like that but I don't believe for a second that Duhamel will endanger any of the MotoGP regulars, much less the ones leading the Championship. Now, being said that, a race is a race is a race and if one of them wants Miguel to get out of his way just because, it will not happen as easy as they think (even though, I don't particularly believe they will expect that either), I want Miguel to do go but in reality, hoping for a top 10 is the best he can hope although... I am ready to eat some crow if he does top 5

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my guess is Miguel will look at this as a once in a lifetime opportunity instead of a career step. Heck I want to fly a fighter jet but understand I'm way past any chance at making it a career.

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