MotoGP » Baker's Dozen: Jerez, Estoril MotoGPs

MotoGP rider manager Phil Baker answers 13 questions following the recent Jerez and Estoril rounds of the 2012 season...

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Monster - Unregistered

May 15, 2012 3:28 PM

Agree with the above comments,

With the logistics required for F1 to do 20 races then there is no excuse for MotoGP not to be doing at least as many.

Spain should only have 1 round, the others should go to emerging bike crazy countries such as Thailand and Indonesia (bearing in mind that both these countries are running in the 'black' with a positive balance of payments.....more than can be said for some of the other countries MotoGP visits)

Russia and Argentina should be looked as well

Greg - Unregistered

May 15, 2012 5:36 PM

Question for Phil:

What is your take on Bradley Smith to the Tech 3 MotoGP team next year? With Cal and Dovi proving very competitive and Brad struggling, do you see this move as premature and do you think it will still happen regardless of this year's results.

For the record, I think Brad is hampered by an uncompetitive bike this year and his results aren't showing his true potential, although I do think he should be winning a few Moto2 races before jumping on such a competitive MotoGP bike.

CRT - Unregistered

May 15, 2012 6:02 PM

F1 has far more money being dumped into it, which I would imagine is a reason it could run the 20 race schedule.

I found his comments on Marquez interesting. IIRC Telefonica pulled out after they were told Dani would not be riding thier RC211V, even though Telefonica supported Dani for most (if not all, I cannot remember) of his lower class rides. Since Repsol is 'the' sponsor in GP I wonder how they will work that out. For example, like Rossi's 2001 bike, repsol was featered on the lowers and not as the primary sponsor, I wonder if something like that will follow.

Personally I like the rookie rule.

Ducofhazzard - Unregistered

May 15, 2012 8:22 PM

Listen no pen touched paper yet .so stoner could be on the move for 2013.i would love to see stoner and lorenzo ride for yamaha then gp will be interesting again.leguna seca 2013 lol.


May 15, 2012 10:20 PM

re: "The manufacturers are in this to develop bikes which will ultimately be their product line for the road bikes of tomorrow. The sport needs the technology and needs to be seen as the high tech end of the sport. Such development is a good thing and MotoGP needs to be seen to leading the way in this area."

especially when you consider WSBK consumers (the clued in one's anyway) are enjoying 25 years worth of homologation.


May 15, 2012 10:31 PM

re: "F1 has far more money being dumped into it, which I would imagine is a reason it could run the 20 race schedule."

and simultaneously makes a joke out of those who suggest motogp prototypes are somehow too expensive. nothing's "too expensive" when one comes off the dime and pays for it.

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