MotoGP » PBM wish Ellison well in the future…

"I'd like to thank him as it's been a bit tough at times and wish him well in the future" – Paul Bird.

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roadking03 - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 10:22 AM

James did the best job he could with the worthless support he got from PBM...Hope that this didnt ruin his chances at a good ride for next season, deserves alot better, he is still a good solid rider that would benefit a REAL TEAM, and no disrespect to the mechanics...just the owner!!! Good Luck James...keep your head held high....race on #77


November 09, 2012 10:56 AM

Petrolbonce, Dorna subsidize this team heavily, next year they will develope their own bike and continue to run the ART with Hernandez on board at the request of Dorna.
And for the information of Shamoron Shakey wants to become the rider with the most BSB titles and personally think he is not much use to GP, been there and failed.
For those arguing about Hernandez, who are they going to put on the bike to make an impact? Hernandez is likely to bring more money to the team as well.
James did a good job they now need someone who is going to push that little bit more. Whether you like Bird or not give him the respect for putting a british team in GP, I don't see that many of them.
PS we already have Smith and Crutchlow on factory bikes, the general concensus on here is to moan about the number of Spanish riders.

Van - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 10:57 AM

I think james has done a good job , i've seen a tweet somewhere that james should take over from max on the aprilia over in world superbikes now that's what i like to see,

Casey and Shakey - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 11:39 AM

It wasn't just Shakey that could tell the bike had problems

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has delivered his verdict on the state of James Ellison's chatter problems, saying the PBM Aprilia should go in the bin.

Ellison got in front of the Repsol Honda man during qualfying at the Jerez round and almost collected the Aussie as he tucked the front end. When the James asked Stoner on Twitter how he thought the Aprilia looked for chatter, this was the response:

"I have never seen chatter like yours, that bike needs to go in the bin..."

herewego - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 1:09 PM

I think James has done a good job under the circumstances! If Paul Bird thinks he can get better results with a different rider, he is living in fantasy land!!!


November 09, 2012 1:30 PM

@RSMick According to PBM themselves their own bike won't be ready to race until 2014. Even then I'm doubtful. PBM have no experience in building a chassis from the ground up let alone an engine and yet here they are claiming they are going to build their own chassis and engine.

I doubt they could build an engine that would comply with CRT regs, R&D costs being what they are the unit cost would be way above the claiming price. So they're talking about building an engine from scratch in two years that can compete with the likes of Honda and Yamaha. 10/10 for ambition, but 0/10 for realism.


November 09, 2012 2:16 PM
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Their bike is due to be ready by the end of November and it is being built for them but I cannot remember by who at the moment. They will use an ART supplied engine.

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