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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some1 - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 7:42 PM

Ben Bostrom? I think it's okay. Is it one of the Bostrom's Bro. who ride Ducati in WSB? If that so, he could realistically target for top 10 or top 12 on a GP bike.

Probably he could beat Rossi at 9th place if he ride like on a 600 supersport. If the healthy Crutchlow could finished 8th place on Yamaha, it shouldn't be that hard for Bostrom on a Honda.

wr86 - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 7:47 PM

Eslick doesn't have the finesse to pilot a gp bike.

If your going for a young up and comer I say Cameron Beaubier would be an ideal choice. He's more than holding his own against the big teams on his privateer bike.

Dean Dean

July 19, 2011 7:52 PM

Look guys, half of you are missing the point..Lucio Cecchinello apart from being a one off motogp owner, is a bloody good businessman...he's killing two birds with one stone, making some money from the mutual association with and of Jordan's man Bostrom, getting good publicity ( paramount )PLUS Elias has all manner of 'protective elements' in his contract and in order not to HAVE to pay Elias off by kicking him, he's gradually worked his way down the list of these protective elements...if Bostrom performs on an 'equal footing' with Elias, Elias will walk...end of...

Mr Bojangles - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 7:58 PM

trust me Dean, my lame corporate business sense fully understands what is at work here. But my competitive manly side wants to see the US placing competitive riders with potential to dominate. Ya dig?

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 7:59 PM

Bostrom is probably the best choice of current available AMA riders. He's got the most experience of the bunch. Has won on more different machines in the last 10 years than any other currently in AMA. Roger Hayden is probably the closest to him with regard to riding different machinery. I'd think if Chaz Davies were still in the AMA he'd be the logical choice but since he's not, Ben is the most logical. He's got the experience, he's most likely not going to throw the bike down the track trying to make an impression, and he'll likely bring the bike to the line barring some unforeseen mechanical or sideshow bob torpedo. Put a young gun with little experience on it and it might only last one lap.

Dean, please elaborate about Elias walking. Just curious as where you've seen that in print.

iloveyou2 - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 8:06 PM

i think the only reason lcr is doing this is because they want to blame elias 4 failing 2 preform on the bike i think lcr wants bostrom 2 beat elias so that they can get rid of elias but did anyone notice that Aoyama isent doining 2 wel @ the moment cant it just be that hrc just put all there money on the factory bikes of simo booner pedro and dovi maby ore maby not but ithink its strange that elias is laking form afther wining the moto2 campionship this year is really is a dissaster 4 him and he always was capable of getting some top 10 finis in 09 and even on the ducati he had a podium


July 19, 2011 8:26 PM

@dean dean,

if you are the dean I'm thinking of, you're slacking on the podcasts. Maybe one's up by now, but damn dude, entertain me! If not the same dean, good post anyway.

Bostrom will rise to the occasion. wait and see. tenth is my prediction. or he bins it. Hayden's lil brother got tenth last year and he's one of those useless yanks someone was whining about on page one. It is the USGP, after all. what did you expect? Honda don't even race in the AMA anymore and they're missing out on the best 600 and superbike seasons probably ever just to prove a point to the DMG. fools

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