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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Go Chris - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 9:27 PM

Good to see that he's got one race. Wont prove anything , but he's not retired. And they needed someone. SO there he is.
Whats the prob.
Just hope he's safe after the race


May 09, 2012 9:48 PM

who knows, maybe his whole career will be kick started on this one ride...? it could happen. with 1/2 decent kit under him the kid's in with a shout. too bad the kit in question is only 1/8 decent.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 10:06 PM

Agreed gar. Sykes was team mates with Spies in 2009. Only the fact that he was team mates with Spies worked to his detriment. Given that Spies was smashing any and all rookie records that year, Sykes actually had pretty decent rookie year. IIRC, he finished 5th in the championship. Not bad for a rookie....unless your team mate is Ben Spies, who won the title on the same bike with the same amount of experience with it. I thought when he went to Kawasaki that it was maybe a bad move for him...specially when Kawasaki had already granted a ride to Lascorz and had Vermeulen on contract. I thought it could end badly for Sykes but he has turned out to be the revelation of the season this year. Good luck to Vermin with Colin's bike. Hope he can do something with it besides ride at the back.


May 09, 2012 10:30 PM
Last Edited 1371 days ago

This guy was seriously quick in his first 2 years of Wsbk, unlucky to drop it in the warm up lap and break a chain to see first title go begging(was leading championship at the time...), highlights of that year was the double 1st time at LaGuna, beating both works Ducatis, 2nd year (Corsers last title) a rain cancelled race gave Corser that title, he was on a loosing streak and CV could well have been champ then too, also a very convincing Supersport World Champ, should never have signed for Suzuki MotoGP team!!! A talented rider and I wish him all the best on whatever he rides


May 09, 2012 10:31 PM
Last Edited 1371 days ago

"CV's motogp success stats aren't that far behind Hayden, and Chris never had a Repsol Honda under his date.."


Stats aren't that far behind? What the hell are you looking at?? Chris has 7 podiums - Nicky has 28. That's 4 times more podiums! Not to mention the actually title, more wins, more poles, more fastest laps, etc. That's beyond not far behind - that's a whole nother career.

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slapstick - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 12:56 AM

What a waste of time and money!!
There's so many current fast riders racing every weekend who'd kill for that opportunity and they hand it to Vermeulen. Good rider in his prime but his most recent rides in wsbk on the kawasaki were an embarassment for a rider of his calibre and confirmed he was either through injury or lack of motivation no longer competitive at world level. I bet my house he doesn't finish the race through some technical problem or niggling recurring injury. I know guys who worked for suzuki moto gp team when he rode for them and they said the big wages completely ruined him.

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