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Matthew Birt  says:

Stefan Bradl admits doubt over LCR Honda future

Stefan Bradl has admitted he is sweating over his factory Honda future, as rumours intensify that his sought after RC213V seat will go to current Moto3 world championship leader Jack Miller in 2015. It is no secret that Bradl’s Monaco-based LCR squad has been under mounting pressure to axe the German. Just one podium in 43 races has not impressed Honda management,...

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

... Poncharal admits that Miller's not ready for MotoGP, so either Crutchlow swallows his huge ego and bails-out of Ducati with a massive pay-drop - or young Bradl gets a final chance. I'll go with Bradl.  

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

Birty-boy ...

... Bradl's 24, not 23. Let's at least have a faint nod in the direction of accurate reporting. 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Passport to the top..?

Bradl and Bautista's lack of potential forced HRC to renew Pedrosa..probably the most conservative re-signing of all time.

If Honda made up for this by placing Miller at LCR on an RC213V and did the same for Redding at Gresini, many fans would be happier.

Of course, Miller potentially hopping Moto2 would be in no small part due to his passport but, he sure looks exciting and has attitude to match.  

Demonstrating belief in talent and youth at the top level would send positive signals rippling through the paddock..giving hope to other promising youngsters, just as a route to the best Factory seats appeared log-jammed.

Smith is getting spanked by his rookie team mate and will surely vacate another hot ticket..let's hope a young hopeful gets parachuted in there.

Suzuki, Aprilia, RCVR's diguised as production racers, Open M1 Yamaha's..a fair number of good quality middle order seats, on bikes that will hopefully be a lot closer to the front come the new rules..

Roll on 2016..

 

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Second most conservative signing of all time eh Wosi after the factory Yamaha signing.

2015 appears to be shaping up well with some interesting propositions. All this is being driven by the outstanding performance of MM. Fearless young guns, or failing old guard? Yeah get some of these Moto2 boys in there together with Jack the lad. Folger in for Bradley sounds good to me if the energy drink conflict can be resolved.

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

Folger drinks monster-sized tequilla slammers - no-one will touch him. 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Erm..

Not quite Nostro..

Dani hasn't improved at all by the look and is getting stuffed by his team mate more comprehensively than ever.

Put it this way..do you think he'd be getting a 2yr Yamaha contract renewal, after being there 9 years without winning a title while 3 other team mates have ponied up the number 1 plate?

 

If Millar goes straight onto a full fatter and Redding doesn't get the same, thereby invoking an opt-out, would Yamaha be daft not to sign him as Pol's team mate..?

Folger..? I reckon Tom Sykes has done more to warrant a shot than him.

Why isn't anybody interested in a probable consecutive two time WSB champ?

Is it because MotoGP already has its fair share of Brits?

Why no big support for Rabat..too many Spaniards?

What's happening with Puig and his scouting in Asia..any hopefuls?

Why don't WSB consult with domestic Superbike series and standardise rules..allowing wildcards, that may allow far flung talent to show?

If Dorna made a space on the grid available for the WSB champ, wouldn't positive signals be sent rippling through that paddock too..widening the the talent spotting umbrella..helping the sport to enter and gain following in developing markets..grab some much needed sponsorship?

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

Well it's ...

... probably because no-one's interested in sports bikes with stick-on headlamps or a national series on silly, sub-standard circuits that bear no resemblence to the 'real thing'. 

 

The 'model' for the future is the 'DORNA-run/FIM-approved' Spanish series. Italy is getting on-board, but the backward Brits only know what they're fed - BSB (low-grade dross) or WSBK (high-grade club racing).
 
 
Blame the money-grabbing Palmer and the ACU, but it isn't going to change any-time soon - unless the public votes with it's un-washed feet. 


The Lowes boys are the last of the line. Josh Brookes 'stepping-up' to WSBK next year and Bryne's continued domestic dominance says it all. 


I give you Josh Hayes.

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

So much talent ...

... going to waste - like Kyle Ryde. He should be knocking on the door in Moto3, but instead he's knocking around a sh!t-hole like Knockhill on a stock 600 Yamaha. 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Good point Benjamin..

 ..but the same applies whatever the standardised format..

How long will it take for national grids to adopt the CEV model? Where are the bikes and money going to come from?

..or does every hopeful have to move to Spain & Italy to get noticed?

Racing stock bikes is where it all starts..It's cheap and the rider can shine.

 

 

We have Moto3 bikes racing 125 at national level in the UK..why not allow Moto2 bikes compete with SS600.

My point is..Dorna seem to be faffing around with WSB when they should be re-aligning the series to feed towards MotoGP alongside Moto2 & 3.

They already have a model that works, which everyone understands and is global..use it.

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TTdaft

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TTdaft says:

BSB - low grade dross!

WSB - high grade club racing

Knockhill - a sh_te hole

 

Show some respect boy

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