MotoGP » Stefan Bradl signs for LCR Honda

Official: Stefan Bradl signs a two-year deal with the LCR Honda MotoGP team.

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Mr Fang

November 18, 2011 3:54 AM
Last Edited 1627 days ago

Any old fart could run in the top six on a factory Yam or Honda!! Or at least they SHOULD be able to.

It's not about 'watching new blood rise'. It's about giving young blokes with shedloads of ambition a chance to show their potential. It shouldn't be about greedy old farts hanging on and circulating. Stoner is a good example. Imagine if he never got the chance to ride for LCR...He wasn't exactly championship material when he came to MotoGP so it's doubtful any other teams would have picked him up.

corner worker - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 4:21 AM

This is why we still watch guys,(and gals). The same folks will probably be up front next year, yet intriguing possibilities develop.

I have high hopes for Motogp 2012. And of course, Go Rossi!

tv boy - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 5:02 AM

At least they all get points, they should make ik only 10 get points this is a laugh 15 riders , the SPONSORS must be happy every rider get tv coverage if the tv stations bother to show it

desmoquak - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 5:06 AM

That is a great for Bradl, and great for us as spectators. Bradl is very fast and should constitute some competitive racing!

What?!?!?!There are only 15 guys on the grid next year? How pathetic.....MotoGP and WSBK should merge at least through the latter part of the season and we would see who the real champions are and some great racing to boot. Put everyone on a stock bike and let 'em go!!!


November 18, 2011 7:12 AM

Nothing went wrong. People are mistaking Crash's list for a final grid because they're only printing the entries of teams who've put out an official press release. There are plenty more still to be finalised and the final grid should be about 22-24 riders.


November 18, 2011 9:55 AM

I don't care if the riders are young or old, I just want the fastest and hungriest riders going as fast they can on pure, thoroughbred racing machines.

I don't care if they have 2, 3, 4 or 5 cylinders, whether they're 600, 800 or 1000cc.
Even 2 stroke or 4 stroke.

All I ask is that the racing is close, electronics are at reasonable levels and ultimately it's the rider with the greatest racecraft, ability and pure guts that stands atop the podium.


November 18, 2011 11:07 AM

I think Toni's super hang-off the bike to infinity style is what kept him from getting heat into those stones. Not enough bike lean angle. He's tiny & better suited to the Moto2 class & power. Surprising how different his style is to Pedrosa, considering they're both so small physically. Good luck to Bradl!!


November 18, 2011 11:34 AM

Sticking with the actual story, CONGRATULATIONS STEFAN!!! So keen to see this kid in MotoGP!

@ Old Farts

I have all the respect in the world for CE11, but I even think another year on a Tech3 and Cal would've beat him. People underestimate the young guns in their first year, specially the ones coming from WSBK. Yes, they both have over 200hp, but that's wher the similarities end. MotoGP means new tracks, new brakes, new tyres, new, stiffer chassis, more savage power. It's a lot to adjust to.

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