BennyH -- much respect and all, but please share where the Bradly contract has been torn up,, and not by some idiot know-it-all pseudo Journo who is speculating. Top news because that would be the only righteous thing that I have heard in gp in a while. Bradly isn't even top 10 fast in moto2,, sorry to his fans but a rain race doesn't erase 2 years worth of mid pack results,, and please don't whine about his bike holding him back cuz that’s BS. Like every other rider, he's not worthy of a promotion until he's a regular on the podium.
On topic - Unfortunately Bradl is just as screwed as Bautista, as they are part of the "worthy" riders who deserve a shot at a top factory seat, but won't get one,, for the single reason that there are only 4 quality rides are they are already spoken for,, for the next few years (it's obvious that Ducati doesn't count as they are the new Suzuki.. Marquez and Dani will occupy the Repsol seats from 2014 on,, (who's foolish enough to believe the response to a journo question that "There will be no all Spanish Repsol team") all that statement does is get the critics off their back.
and such is the continued pathetic state motogp today, the fight for 4 friggin bikes. The rest matter as much as a CRT bike,, which is to say ,, they are all grid fillers incapable of winning, regardless of who’s riding them.