MotoGP » Stefan Bradl gets factory Honda support for 2014


"We are happy to have fixed this deal to work with LCR and Stefan through to 2014" - HRC vice president Shuhei Nakamoto.

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Penelope Pitstop - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 10:40 PM

@Count Backwards
Why don't I think cal will get the factory M1? Don't get me wrong, I think Cal has been the best MotoGP rider that GB has produced since the days of Niall McKenzie and I really like him but there are a ew reasons why he will be in the factory team. First he hasn't beaten his team mate, a pre-requisite for the way teams rate him. Second, he has shown disloyalty to Yamaha over his proposed move to the works Ducati. Third this is Bradl's rookie season and Cal may not beat him next year. Fourth, the satelite M1 is a better bike than the factory Honda, not only in the chassis but also in the engine - so I would have been surprised if Cal hadn't come out on top against Bradl and Bautista. Remember that Honda brought out a brand new bike for Repsol after the impositions of the extra weight and new tyres.

Wink - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 1:07 AM

Sorry gang but "The satelite M1 is a better bike than the factory Honda" just doesn't cut it.... Yeah, I've been around a bit. Not even worth debating about.

elitemafia

November 15, 2012 6:28 AM

Bautista finished 5th in the championship
Bradl finished 8th

Bautista had two 3rd place finishes
Bradl's best finish was a single 4th place.

Bautista deserves the factory support more than Bradl.

Penelope Pitstop - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 9:44 AM

@Wink
Sorry, I was talking rubbish there. I meant to say satellite Honda NOT factory Honda. And also Cal won't be on the factory Yam NOT will be on the factory Yam. It must be the wrong time of the month..........

Penelope Pitstop - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 9:44 AM

@Wink
Sorry, I was talking rubbish there. I meant to say satellite Honda NOT factory Honda. And also Cal won't be on the factory Yam NOT will be on the factory Yam. It must be the wrong time of the month..........

Count Backwards - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 2:23 PM

Crutchlow did indeed consider a possible move to Ducati,but i would hardly say that is being disloyal.After all,a rather well known rider did leave Yamaha and go to Ducati but has now gone back to Yamaha.So i dont think that issue would have a great bearing on whether Crutchlow gets a factory ride or not.He is going to have to keep improving the way he has been and let his results do the talking.But this is all a fair way in the future yet i reckon.We will have to wait and see how things go.

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