MotoGP » Vermeulen linked with Ioda MotoGP ride


"I want to race again and get another chance" - Chris Vermeulen.

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TalentFan

December 07, 2012 1:42 PM

There can be little doubt that CV really did have what it takes - he shone on that TenKate Honda in WSBK. The CV / Suzi Gp bike combo was always a bridesmaid, and injuries really detuned him.
I'm guessing that, as CV never really quite made it into the elite status and the big pay-day's (not always achieved by results) that at only 30 the guy could do with a job. Probably feels he has unfinished business too.
With all the best WSBK / WSS / Moto2 seats already sorted out, then the Ioda CRT ride is about his last hope in any international high-profile series (or indeed BSB), so you take what you can get IMO.
Good luck to him - he'd have to put in a super-human performance to get his career back on track on that thing though.

TalentFan

December 07, 2012 1:52 PM

FWIW- I'd disagree with an earlier poster, in that I've decided I'd be quite happy to see a grid-full of CRT's if we still had all the best riders wanting to be in MotoGP and fight to be the best. The fact that the bikes are a couple of seconds slower per lap doesn't matter if they are all similar in performance and it was the rider who made the difference 9as it should be). The racing would be a proper bunfight and more than a couple of guys (i.e. the whole field) would have a real chance on competitive machinery to step up and show they are as good as JL & DP.
What makes CRT's a farce is that they are up against Factory customer bikes and full Factory bikes - on their own (as Ezplezeta planned) the racing might have been glorious, leading to a new era of sponsors and proper racing. Shame it's stillborn.

ninjasteve - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 9:10 PM

Vermeulen?????? why not ridden competively for 2 years I'd love to watch him wobble round at the back, not..What about Tommy Hill at least he would try and not just ride for the money. Give it up Chris

Motojunky

December 08, 2012 2:30 AM

@ Talent Fan.
Your statement
"What makes CRT's a farce is that they are up against Factory customer bikes and full Factory bikes"
I (and many others) would not have made the comment about Chris if the full factory bikes were not in there competing with the CRT"s. But they are. Der.

wosit - Unregistered

December 08, 2012 2:48 AM

@bikenut - I thought that
'amassing the most points
possible by the end of the
season' was the idea, although
it's clearly not that simple.
Was it boring?..Perhaps we
should ask Jorge?
Posted by wosi..
yess,Wosi,definetely will.
U could also ask how jubilant Nicky felt once he saw Rossi fall at the last round at Valencia 2006 that he might be thinking how amateur this Rossi was for taking it hot too early instead of being composed for securing required points to outscore himself(NH)to clinch his,Rossi's,next title....Bloody more on!

shane

December 08, 2012 3:29 AM

Wow, a lot of hate here. Chris is fast, but was just never given a decent bike in GPs. He's taken some time off racing but he is still incredibly fit, and after a few tests I have no doubt he will be able to push just as hard as he used to.

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