time for Bradl to move on..one podium in two-and-half-seasons on a works RCV ?
Ze Germans are desperate to have a front runner and Carmelo wants the Sachsenring full..that's why Folgers name has been bandied around lately. Jonas Folger..?..hahaha
Same thing regards Miller for Australia - who may yet be Cals understudy at LCR and which brings us to my point..
Checchinello has struggled to secure a Title sponsor and only ever run a one bike squad. His business acumen and creative approach to funding has won many admirers, but it's been a constant struggle.
Lucio signing Cal has persuaded new title sponsor CWM to commit, enabling LCR to run a 2 rider team for the first time.
Not only has Crutchlows move given the team a more secure financial outlook by helping introduce a much needed new sponsor to MotoGP and put a new bike on the grid..it will give them a far greater chance of sporting success too..which may in turn encourage further sponsorship.
We talk about Pedrosa getting lucky with Repsol, but at least he has always won races and been a constant threat.
Bradl has 43 starts, 1 pole, 1 podium..at an average of 8pts per race.
The only other contender was Bautista - who's had his chance at Honda - and they'd probably have stayed a one bike outfit..struggling..?
This move makes sense on many different levels..you'll always get the knockers and glass half empty merchants.