MotoGP » Yamaha showing interest in Pol Espargaro?

Yamaha are reported to already be keen to secure the talents of Pol Espargaro for their 2014 MotoGP campaign.

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herewego - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 1:13 PM

Who would he replace??? Who only has a one year contract that is not expected to have it renewed, or are they thinking of another bike in one of the garages!! Hmmmm!!

Damien IE - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 2:24 PM

Bradley Smith and what he has done to get a 2year MotoGP contract with no big 4 stroke racing experience to his name was possibly the weirdest decision I've ever heard of and after the moto2 season he had makes me wonder even more. We all know how good the M1 is so I'll be expecting BIG BIG things.
Having raced prototypes in GP's will stand rather than SBK background but still should be good to see how he & crutchlow fare out.

Nate - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 2:30 PM

Crutchlow could take the Suzuki seat I would say. I like Esperago because I don't think Smith deserves his seat. But we may as well call it the Spanish World Championship now. Get rid of this 4 bike per factory rule ASAP

Green Monster - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

@Damien IE You clearly have no idea how little development Tech 3 put into their Moto2 Mistral machine, it's been running the same chassis since the start of the class and they only had an aero update at Mugello in which each rider only received 1 set of upgraded body work. Bradley is a strong rider, he also suffers due to his height.

Damien IE - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 4:56 PM

@ Green Monster
I do and am totally aware of the development of the Mistral as its been heavily covered on Eurosport & BBC coverage & MCN etc.
I think ye missed my point in that as hard as it is to get into MotoGP then as good as bradley is and I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a chance but he was signed at the time they signed up Dovi so instantaly put pressure on Crutchlow - as i would have imagined Dovi would have been ratained over Crutchlow - and Espagaro came runner up in Moto2 and only now are yamaha looking at Pol as a rider t slot into their fold.
If bradley is as good as his being signed so early for MotoGP and the Mistral was a piece of sh1te then you should have no problem with me saying we should expect to see him shine. I just think it didn't follow the norm as he had no big bike or 4 stroke experience when he landed the ride.
I don't dislike and I do rate him as a talent but i think Tech 3 & Yamaha are tying themselves in knots with commitments that will see them lose a

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