MotoGP » Ben Bostrom gets MotoGP chance with LCR Honda


The former World Superbike Championship race winner will ride in both MotoGP and AMA Superbike over the weekend.

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JLo - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 6:35 PM

He's 30+ and will be a million miles off the pace.

I know people want bikes on the grid but whats the point when theyre 3seconds off the pace?

rich - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 6:41 PM

Completely agree with JLo. In 2000 he looked like he had some real talent. In 2001 that run of 5 wins in a row was excellent (expecially Brands)...and in the last 10 years...abolsutely NOTHING !

Currently 6th in the AMA standings ???????? Seriously. If he gets within a second of Elias it will be a miracle.

mikeebee

July 19, 2011 6:42 PM

I didn't think this would happen with him being a Suzuki rider. I am excited for Ben but he has a steep uphill climb with no MGP experience, switching from Dunlops to B-stones, steel brakes to carbon brakes, different electronics etc.
If he beats anyone he wins. Good luck Ben!!!

I'm off to pack for Laguna!!!

RawDawg

July 19, 2011 7:18 PM
Last Edited 1129 days ago

I find this hard to get excited about. Especially since this is about 8 to 10 years too late. I would have rather seen a young gun like Eslick or AMA Superbike rookie JD Beach who won the MotoGP Red Bull Cup.

Really sucks for Toni. Now he only has 1 bike and the added pressure of not making any mistakes at all.

Pam

July 19, 2011 7:26 PM

I kind of agree that a young rider from the AMA would be cool but I'm not sure who that would be. It would be a pretty big leap for Eslick and Young. The 600 riders and Beach would have no chance and Laguna is no place for the inexperienced to learn a GP bike.

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