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Stefan Bradl to race with #6 during 2012 MotoGP season

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January 04, 2012 12:55 PM
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i for one would love him to keep his #65 from moto2. if Bailistic wouldn't mind his number used by other rider and live for the future glory, why not? but then again i don't wanna take away Capirex's pride. go, Stefan... prove that the Moto2 world champ has something to offer this season.

aaa - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 1:17 PM

Totally agree, 65 should not have been reitred and if it was in only the smaller classes like Moto1 or Moto2.

Capirex's career in the top flight is not deserving of this honour.... No offence to him...


January 04, 2012 3:26 PM

I think it's quite cool that riders choose and stick to various numbers throughout their careers but I think it would be a good rule if you were only allowed to use a single digit number if you finished in that position the previous season.
It would add a bit of value to those numbers and would make a good point of interest to any new spectators to the sport.


January 04, 2012 3:41 PM

I think the sponsor "6,5%" who supported Capirossi and Bradl because of their 65 number will not be happy next year. Anyway, I agree with the retirement of 34, 74 and 58, and maybe they should retire the number 46, but I don't think they should have retired Capirossi's number. He didn't win a single championship in MotoGP, he had a long but not too special career. Pedrosa have achieved a lot more even so far (not talking about Stoner and Lorenzo) will his number be retired after he stops racing?


January 04, 2012 4:41 PM

The only numbers that should escape retirement are #1,#2 and #3. Winner,first loser and 2nd loser.
The rest .... really ? Who cares ?
Retire #65 and why not ? If the FIM decide to retire #58, it certainly validates retiring #65.
I'm all for retiring Capirex' famous and infamous #65.
Stefan and #6. Not sure really. Sits about Dovi'ish #4.
Neither here nor there. I expect his rookie numbers will tell another story in Valencia 2012. Huge potential and worthy Moto2 champion he is.

Jackr - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 4:43 PM

I remember that when Damian Cudlin replaced Capirossi in Motegi he used #6, but near the number there was a small ",5%", maybe they'll do the same with Bradl


January 04, 2012 5:01 PM

You can trash Loris as much as you like, but what he did for the game in general and DucatiGP in particular was outstanding. Oh dear,I nearly forgot.
Racing a 500 2stroke against the RC212V 990 4 stroke.
Ducati and Suzuka/Catalunya 2003 and beyond. Go figure.

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