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Matthew Birt  says:

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that current Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider Miller, who has won four races in the first half of 2014, has clinched a deal to join Honda in...

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

I'll side with Rossi, Marquez and Herve - even though the Aussies are getting restless, Miller's clearly not ready for it yet.  

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luckofthewelsh

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Jumping the gun?!

 In my opinion Miller is making a serious mistake if he does go straight to MotoGP, he had a good enough year in 2013 and he is obviously having a good year now. That is only two decent seasons! And how many riders have we seen that can be ultra competitve on a Moto3 machine but can't make the leap to Moto2? Let alone MotoGP.

If this does come off we could see one of the best potential talents of the younger generation wasted, if he buckles under the pressure and after 2/3 years Honda want him gone what then? Stepping down to Moto2? He is confident about it at the minute, and if it does come off i really do hope he is successful in MotoGP, but Crutchlow was confident last year about his big move and we all know how that turned out.....

 

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GRIFFBLADE

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GRIFFBLADE says:

Miller

I think he is worth a ride, it did not take Marqez long to get up to speed. If you stay with the same riders the results will be the same. The prospect of the top four remaining un troubled will produce predictable racing as now. Influx of new blood and not being Spanish will be good for MotoGP

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vds45

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vds45 says:

Waste of time

 why does people think Jack Miller is good enough ? what are the actually done Moto3 this season is not very competitive to be honest there is one thing Racing moto3 bike and a completely different story in race a Motogp bike this is one massive step for somebody what don't understand that it could ruin his career also HRC will not put up with the way he acts . also Mark Vds has a contract for three years and to break this contract will cost him close to £1 million can you see Honda paying for this No and he definitely has no money at the moment secondly if he does not perform on this bike he will not be considered for 2016 I actually think he is not good enough he is not dominating the Moto three championship and you cannot compare him to MM so I think this is just a joke and it will be wasting a ride for somebody else

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

I reckon he's worth a punt too

Jack's rides this year have been very strong and very composed in all facets. He's got fantastic machine control and never looks hairy. The critical point for him if making the step up is having experienced technicians around him as these infinitely adjustable MotoGP machines are set-up as much with keyboards as they are with spanners. To a greater of lesser degree modern riders are only as good as their team. Good luck to the young man if he can make it happen. With seemingly both HRC and Dorna in his corner, it sounds a done deal.

I agree with Lucio though, the souped up RCVR would be the best bet in a two rider team, to make it a more 'gentle' introduction.

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Feckit

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Feckit says:

Good for him

 Good for Jack. However, I have my doubts he's good enough yet to ride the fastest of the fastest machines. It's like taking a 19 year old off a CBR 250, straight on to a Fireblade - Madness!!! Good luck with that!

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

In for a penny..

What's the point of Bradl getting another shot on the Factory spec bike? He's had his chance.

Next season's RC1000V will be an older works RCVR anyway..the difference in power to a pukka 2015 satellite spec machine, will be significantly less than this years proddy CRT bike.

Maybe Millar will be better off with Factory electronics helping save his scrawny arse too..a bit like they helped Casey in 2007.

Love to see a good Aussie back in the top class..

I miss not being able to take the piss..sniff..sob..

 

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dacron

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dacron says:

sorry wossi

  but it was the lack of electronics that helped your most hated rider in 07 , as for jack , i think he is being used as a porn to boost oz tv ratings , i suspect there has been a drop since casey left and a new deal is coming up on the cards soon , jack is a genuine prodigy on a bike and has it all to get to the top , but i don't think this is how he should be handled , otherwhise you can bet your house he will walk away hating the sport.

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yomkippur

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yomkippur says:

Very composed ...

... Is that why he crashed while leading or why he's teetering on the brink of a 'penalty' start after just half a season at the top? The boy's not ready. 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Blind Bob will be pleased for sure .. he advocates skipping the path and going straight in at the deep end if you're good enough. With the emphasis on  'If you're good enough'    

It's a bit of a lottery for the poor lad .. if you shove him up to LCR on a soft option RCVR the bike may make him look average .. and with the Top 4 MotoGp rides locked out for the next two years (we all know who'll take the M1 ride if Lorenzo jumps ship.) then his best bet would be to get some experience in Moto2 .. win that .. then put yourself in the frame for 2017 when hypothetically 3 factory rides could be up for grabs .. 1 Honda and maybe 2 Yamaha to say nothing of Ducati and Suzuki.

One step at a time young man you've proved your potential but you've yet to win a championship, take your time and learn your trade.  

YK    is that a plate of carrots or a plate of chips or something else entirely ?

 

 

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