MotoGP » Hernandez surgery ahead of MotoGP season


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Nick636

December 06, 2011 8:08 AM

Wow... OK.

Not to sound like a douche bag, but the guy's finished 21st & 19th in his last two seasons respectively. IN MOTO2?!

And people are wondering why the bikes aren't putting out competitive, or at least, promising times?!?!?!!

I bet Iannone / Bradl / Marcquez / even Redding would put MUCH better times down. Not to mention faster, more experienced MotoGP (even WSBK riders).

Rob - Unregistered

December 06, 2011 8:29 AM

This guy is pretty fun to watch on a bike. He has an impressive style, but like Nick says, I don't see how on past merit he really warrants a MotoGP ride ahead of some of the other riders in Moto2 and even some SBK riders.

Grayo - Unregistered

December 06, 2011 8:43 AM

I think a top, young, up and coming rider wouldn't want to take the gamble on a ride/ team like this. Am I right in thinking, this is the same team that messed Eugene Laverty, about a few years ago?

turnip - Unregistered

December 06, 2011 9:28 AM

Its the Bluesens Team that ran a big squad in 125 & also 250s/Moto2, Ricardo Jove (or however his surnames spelt..) is in charge.

Yonny and his brother Santiago seem to be able to get the sponsorship money from South America, good on them - Yonny was a very good Super Motard rider before swapping to road bikes and you can see that in his style, very spectacular.

fsdjfjifbjsdbfjiasdbfj - Unregistered

December 06, 2011 9:35 AM

Yonny is super talented, he has run at the front of races in MOTO2, been fastest in testing, that is not for no talent muppets.

His style, as others have said, is lurid, great racer and fantastic news for the sport to see riders from all sorts of countries making their mark. His size may well be a factor, seem to recall he is pretty large so could go well on a 1000.

Yonny is Colombian, fantastic people, so happy to see him get a chance rather than just another spaniard.

no hoper - Unregistered

December 06, 2011 11:25 AM

he got the ride because no one else wanted it, the riders that were better than him(and therefore more deserving of the opportunity) rightly decided they were better off where they were fighting for a decent championship rather than trailing round at the back of a cruddy one..

Ben1

December 06, 2011 12:22 PM

@ Nick636

Decent riders on board? Do you think Edwards, de Puniet or Espargaro aren't decent? As for the other teams, you can't expect a top rider on every bike. And don't underestimate the new guys, personally I don't think Pirro, Petrucci, Espargaro or Ellison are so much worse than Abraham for example.

Nick636

December 06, 2011 12:44 PM

Ben1

You seem to be taking a few things I've said outta context.
I definitely don't doubt Edwards and RdP. In fact, their times are what I'm using as examples of what the bikes are capable of. Saying the bikes looked terrible initially with lower rank riders on board, but Edwards and RdP have shown that the potential is there.

I also don't doubt Pirro, Espargaro or Ellison, but we haven't really seen anything of them ON their CRT mounts.

But Hernandez, who finished 21st and 19th in his last 2 seasons, and has been REALLY REALLY SLOW on the BQR, I am not sure deserves the ride. I am sure there are a few riders in WSBK who are more deserving and that would've taken the ride.

Spartacus

December 06, 2011 12:52 PM

Him being in motogp only confirms what I have always suspected from Dorna. They seem to favour rider representation/nationality in order to make the sport more popular, is all about the markets and reaching the most people.
Now Dorna if you could only trim a bit on the amount of Spanish tracks...

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