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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Vilas Terror - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 1:15 AM

Sometimes we losse the best riders him the World because of tinghs that we would never know or understand. beeing a Top rider is dificult, most of then have moments that they most tinck "What aim doing Here" but the best riders will fight and will not give up and for one rider accept this Deal he will go for the best Job..
I go with the exemple of Tom Sykes he had terrible moments and for sure feelings him 2009 Wsbk but if he was so cold like some m8s here he allready had retired but NO.. He worcks and bealiave he can and with the right Team worcking on the zx10r what we have??? A true professional and Title contender rider Great TOM

Sparky62 - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 1:52 AM

When Haslam has done anything at all in MotoGP, or wona World Championship, then I will listen to the the "experts" on this forum saying he is a better rider. What a load og ********!!!

Mark - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 2:08 AM

No one said Haslam is a better rider, just that he is running at the front of wsbk and Vermeulen hasn't rode in 10 months. So Haslam would have been the logical choice since nobody knows what Vermeulen is capable of at the moment.


May 10, 2012 2:38 AM
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@ Sparky62

What Mark said! Since you opened the can of worms though, what has CV done in GP (aside from a race win)? I only bring up his stats because you made a statement as if he had a stellar career with impressive stats.


May 10, 2012 3:03 AM

re: "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."

what, no room for altruism and the idea of simply throwing a guy a bone...? there's no rule written that says every decision one makes in life has to be "me first" and completely self-serving.


May 10, 2012 3:13 AM

er, Realist

So I take you don't know Vermeulen won WSS which is a world championship.

I don't care for either but since you took it there, Chris career stats are more impressive than Haslams. Chris first 2 years in WSBK (10 wins and 23 podiums) is more impressive than Haslams WSBK career of 119 races (3 wins and 26 podiums). Not that's it's already a wrap but add in Chris' MotoGP podiums, poles, and win and it's pretty clear who stats are more impressive.

8=> - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 4:17 AM

Boy there's some clueless clowns on this forum! I'm quite sure Vermeulen will be able to handle that slow poke CRT no problem at all. They guy spent four year in Motogp so he should have a pretty good idea what's good and bad when comes to bike setup.

Anyway, Haslam is racing already and Vermeulen should be also. Hopefully, this will put him back on the radar again.

Max - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 4:19 AM

We already know that he can ride a bike fast. If he can make it through the race, and not finish last, then he'll prove that he's race fit. The combination of those two might be enough to score him another ride somewhere.

As mentioned, he's still in his twenties, if he's fit he's still got enough years to go places. Checa and Biaggi are cracking 40 and are still world championship contenders.

trr - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 7:29 AM

Vermi made a couple of wrong decisions (Motogp Suzuki too long then overrode the old WSB Kawasaki) and payed for it. However I am pretty convinced that the Vermeulen from 2010 (before his big injury) would be a pretty good measure of any guys mentioned here. I am glad he got this chance but not sure if we will see the WSB runner-up again. I hope we will...and secretly also hope if he rides well at Le Mans, somehow both him and Kawasaki swallow their pride and gives each other a last chance for the remaining of 2012. At the moment none of them has a better opportunity as the other and with this new bike and especially with the new team Chris could be up there with the top WSB-boys. But lets see how Le Mans turns out for him...

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