MotoGP » Vermeulen replaces Edwards for Le Mans MotoGP

Chris Vermeulen to stand-in for Colin Edwards in the French MotoGP at Le Mans.

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Reality - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 3:14 PM

Crutchlow say he would get double the loot riding in WSBK And he's on a GOOD bike. The money non factory riders are getting in Motogp isn't enough to date a prostitute in Colombia. I would love to see Edwards and Vermuelen on Kawas in WSBK next year. Edwards has all it takes to be a front runner there and Vermuelen was progressing well on the ZX10R until the accident. So I think he has unfinished business there.

reality check plz - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 3:17 PM

multiple world champ in wsbks,who said that,you must be joking, or on crack, the guy fluked one,(right bike right time)hes outclassed by todays wsbk/bsb/gp riders,was never any good,outclassed everywhere he raced


May 09, 2012 3:27 PM

Seems a bit of an entertainment decision rather than results-oriented, but who knows maybe the guy is fit enough to push a bit and can jump start his career with a good performance. He's one of those riders I expected to go to (or near) the top years ago, but the knee injury sounded brutal. This guy nearly won at Laguna on a Suzuki but for an electrical issue, top rider in his prime.

Reality - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 3:28 PM

Vermuelen got sucked by the "sucumbing to a turd in Motogp is better than fighting for the championship in WSBK" mentality. If he had stayed longer he would have been champion by now. He pushed that knee too far when he should have taken more time to heal properly. I believe he still has the speed to be up front. Motogp with its consistent change of rules does not provide the adequate setup for a top rider to come in and be fast the first year not to mention that Suzuki was light years behind the rest forcing their riders to consistently break their bones by pushing that bike way over its limit. WSBK has Kawa, Ducati, BMW and aprilia pretty much balanced. In any of those rides Edwards and a healthy Vermuelen will kick serious ass.

Bob - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 3:31 PM

He's still young, feels like he's been around forever.
I hope this kickstarts his career again, there's plenty of time left in his career if he stays fit.

Reality - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 4:09 PM


Haslam is getting paid real money to ride for the factory BMW in WSBK and the bike is finally controllable and has become a front runner.

Why would he break his skull riding this POS for free and risk being out for the rest of the season? To please the patriots? Or to get laughed at like all riders do when they try a low end ride in GPs?

ooo - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 4:19 PM

Colin Edwards: “My two big choices were Vermeulen or Haslam”

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