BSB » 02 August 2008
James Whitham - Q&A EXCLUSIVE.
They do talk about Shakey, which is good, but you look at their new guy, Canepa, who has been groomed through Superstock. If it was me, I'd go for someone like him. Trouble is, Fabrizio is not a guaranteed winner on the other bike, so they might not be able to afford to take a risk on Canepa. He is a quick kid though and he has the right attitude, so he has a lot going for him. There are Brits to look out for though, like Shakey, Camier and Crutchlow, although they are all a bit of an unknown quantity. As for Biaggi, he has had good bikes and is on a good bike, but he doesn't win very often and that is the reason why Bayliss will be such a hard act to follow.
Finally, the British Championship is enjoying a good season this year – beyond Byrne, who has stood out for you so far this year?
There is a lot to be happy about it you are a British race fan if you consider Camier, Crutchlow, Sykes... I think we are coming up to a strong patch and the next five years are going to be really good. Toseland has dropped off the pace a little bit, but already what he has done has been really good this season. I know Toseland and he would be a credit to any sport, because anything he wants to do, he has the attitude and the perseverance to make it work. He is not a man to roll over. A few bad results won't stop him from getting to where he wants to go. Good news for Brits in the 125 class too with Redding and Smith.
James' book, James Whitham – What a good do!, is available from all good bookstores now.
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