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Katsuyuki Nakasuga to ride a fifth Yamaha M1 at Motegi MotoGP.

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Plaggie - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 10:55 AM

Nice looking bike! much better than the boring Eneos Yamaha's.

Nakasuga didn't do bad at all last year in Valencia. Would be good if he can challenge some prototype guys.

mr_long - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 11:12 AM

Its a great idea to have wild card riders. Just a shame honda arent doing this too.

As for the 4 bikes per manufacturer rule. I think it only applies to permanent teams.

dank - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 11:20 AM

Honda should do this and put in Kiyonari or somone and hope like mad thy can take off points from Lorenzo!! i suspect though that Bautista and Bradl are going to get some really trick bits in the hope of taking some points away from 99..

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 11:44 AM

I heard last week that Josh Hayes(Yamaha) & J.Rea(Honda) would receive wild card rides for Velencia this year..didn't think much of it at the time but if 5 prototypes per manufacturer are permitted this may happen!!
Hope so..might spice up a boring season thus far.

mike hunt - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 11:56 AM

What this actually means is that Yamaha (and Honda and Suzuki) could or could have put more bikes on the grid if the want(ed).

This R&D stuff they spout is rubbish. You can develop electronics, chassis dynamics, fueling much more effectively in private, in controled conditions than on a racetrack.

Soichiro Honda must be turning in his grave hearing what rubbish Shuhei Nakamoto spouts..

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