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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shockjock - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 10:40 PM

Welcome to the real world. Racing is at least 50% marketing. And that's to the manufacturers. To the sponsors, it's 100% Marketing, by definition. In this context, BBoz makes sense.

Cajun man - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 11:48 PM

Nice to see another American on the grid for this weekends race. I have to agree with what the others have said, this is pure marketing nothing else.

Honda does not have an American rider at the moment which they need dearly! In the years past we had Hayden and Spies moving up the ranks..but who is next in line, I just can't think of one...

Destro

July 20, 2011 1:28 AM

they kinda missed the sell by date by about a decade on Bostrom. At least he goes very well here, winning on a lot of different machinery.

I think he stands a good chance of beating Elias.

Really? , , , Really? - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 2:32 AM

Aeolus,

You are cracking me up!

Really

I thought that was the worst performance of any wildcard rider ever. Talk about a gift to a rider that had put in his time, Miguel seemed as though he put in a few laps then got scared and called it quits. I doubt Ben will do that. As I said, by half way he'll have it somewhat figured. If he stay in the draft of second to last up to that point remains to be seen.

tomsti

July 20, 2011 3:41 AM

They should put in a claiming rule where if a wildcard beats a MGP rider straight up he can claim his ride. Then next weekend the former MGP rider is the wildcard and has to try to win to claim his seat and so on.

Oh yeah, good luck Ben!

desmoquak - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 4:58 AM

Dorna and AMA want viewership! Viewership= $$$, Ben is a Good at what he does and will garner AMERICAN VIEWERSHIP=ADVERTISING DOLLARS!!!! I Hope He Beats Elias, becasue, Randy de Puniet belongs on the LCR not Toni!! "More Money, More Problems"- Biggie Smalls. An American on American soil makes perfect sense for a Wild Card!!

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