MotoGP » Bryan Staring gets Gresini MotoGP ride


Australia will continue to have a full time MotoGP rider in 2013 after the surprise news that Bryan Staring will race the Gresini CRT bike.

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jamie46 - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 11:00 PM

Scott Redding is better off in moto 2 than on a CRT next year ... I reckon CRT bikes are perfect for guys like Staring who wouldnt normally get a shot at Moto GP... wouldnt want to see Kiyo back in BSB ... I'd have Alex and Tommy Bridewell on the samsung honda's next year ... Kiyho didnt exactly pull up any trees last time he was in BSB

aussie1 - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 4:38 AM

this is a great choice. all you doubters dont know about staring. he is a aussie superbike and supersport champion. also won a 25cc championship. whatever this guy has ridden he has won on. like all good aussie riders he is getting this seat on merit not the size of his wallet.this great as we now have aussies in all 3 classes in motogp

bader - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 6:45 AM

the guy has won everything worthwhile in OZ and some in europe recently. the doubters only have to look at what kev curtain did first up in europe enough said frankly most/all oz race riders given a decent bike would out perform others in any competition.

JP - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 8:30 AM

Woosh... didnt see that one coming - I thougt it was more likely that he would turn up in WSBK with Pedercini?
Does he have relatives in Spain or something?
Or how did he else get Uncle Carmelos blessing..?
Ha ha ha

WylieCoyote

November 28, 2012 8:39 AM

Compare those who win the Aussie championship with BSB winners. I know which one produces world champs. Bayliss only managed 2nd in Supersport and then 3rd and 2nd in the Superbikes. So he was never an Aussie champ but won BSB on his second attempt. Troy Corser won the Aussie championship which got him a ride in the AMA championship which he won before moving to WSBK. Curtain won the Proddies, Supersport and Superbikes before going overseas. He won the Aussie FX championship this year. Andrew Pitt won the Aussie Supersport and came 2nd in the Superbikse before going oveseas. Vermeulan only came 8th in the Aussie Superbikes but he was the first privateer. It was enough for Barry Sheene to organise his rides in the BSB Superstock and Supersports where he came 4th and 5th and was snapped up by Ten Kate.

stary stary eyes - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 10:11 AM

Staring got his break in Europe via Pedercini by literally going door knocking at the last round at Magny Cours in 2010. He was trying to secure a ride in Superstock. Thanks to a recommendation by Bayliss who rates him very highly, he secured a test ride with Pedercini team and blew them away in a 20 lap run down at Magny Cour the day after the last race of the season. He ended up winning a contract for 2011, beating off a few other competitors one of which was Gabor Talmacsi. So impressed was Pedercini that he was initially earmarked to join Rolfo in the Superbike team but Pedercini decided to slot him into the Superstock ride after they confirmed Marc Atchison just before Phillip Island. By his own admission 2011 was a shocker in Superstock but his 2012 was a goodie and with a bit more luck he could of won the title, but still winning three rounds on a Pedercini Kawasaki is a big effort as they are not renowned as being the most competitive team in the paddock, and for the first time

stary stary eyes - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 10:16 AM

Kawasaki won the constructors title outgunning the beemers and ducs. Not a bad effort!

The guy has plenty of potential and he will improve. He is obviously not in same the class as some running around in superbike -yet - or motogp - maybe one day - but certainly as good as most of the guys running around in CRT last season. Good luck to him.

Yes that is right, Carmelo was rubbing his hands together securing an Australian little known outside Oz with 1000 followers on twitter and about 500 fans on facebook to replace Casey Stoner as the only Australian in the MotoGp paddock - give me a break. And he sure as hell hasn't got the gig because of all the sponsorship he brings with him or his racing contacts/pedigree. He actually got a chance because he backed himself and some people think he is a talent..


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