MotoGP » Stefan Bradl: At the moment I have no contract

“At the moment I have no contract for next year” - Stefan Bradl.

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July 23, 2013 7:37 PM

@ an4rew

Its the German Market that helped Bradl get the Honda LCR ride, and its the German Market thats likely to KEEP him his ride from being seriously offered to Cal Crutchlow -even though CC has outperformed him without factory support so far overall.

Right now CC is better than SB - even with his great 2nd at LS, and CC's lacklustre 7th. On results CC should be ahead of SB for the LCR Honda - in reality its doubtful that he is. So yes, it IS money.


July 23, 2013 8:30 PM

I think Laguna was false hope for many. Short track and short straight mean horsepower didn't play a big role there. Watch the other tracks with longer straights and that distance from the factory ride leader will increase again.

These guys didn't ride harder because the contract was waived in front of them, these riders rode harder because they knew they stood a better chance of higher positions, not futile work by being easily passed on a long straight.

Just my opinion.


July 23, 2013 11:00 PM

"Personally not a fan of riders like Elias, Baustitsa, Bradl only riding hard when they think they are getting the sack."

Hate to say it but he's got a point! Elias was famous for getting results only near contact time. You could argue Bautista at Lugana was down to Honda being better at this track, but Bradl deserves another shot.

His performance at Laguna was excellent. Half a season to go... Crutchlow has done great, Bradl okay till now, let's see what happens in 2nd half,

Bautista? He's like the Josh Brookes of MotoGP... Very talented rider but famous for taking riders out of the hunt. Hope he does well in the 2nd half!


July 23, 2013 11:31 PM
Last Edited 934 days ago

@TalentFan, I think that only Yamaha more thinking about their market more than the ability of their racer. And if you want to blame why only 4 seats that available for win the champion ship, you can blame Yamaha. They always have an excuse for support only 4 seat. Event they always make a difference betwen factory and satelit bike. Look at Curthlow case. Event in factory you canot see second rider will be in front of the first rider. Its only happen when their think that Rossi has finish and Lorenzo must replace him. In the past, at Honda we can see satelit bike can winn the race. Even in the satelit, second rider can win the race. I remember Melandri can win, when Gibernou try to catch championship.


July 23, 2013 11:36 PM
Last Edited 934 days ago

Thats why Rossi dont want to be a second rider. Couse he know that he canot win the race at Yamaha if he is a second rider. Except their first rider have health problems.


July 24, 2013 12:24 AM

I agree the four bike rule didn't kick until Yamaha had a big stink about getting owned in 2011 when Stoner, Dovi, Pedrosa, and Simoncelli all had factory support and ran away with the constructors championship.
The thing about Honda is they are happy to support their riders and see them win on a Honda. YamHa on the other hand favours a hierarchy when it comes to their riders. Theres a reason why Spies, Toseland, Edwards, Dovi, and now Crutchlow won't/didn't succeed there.


July 24, 2013 1:18 AM

I think Bradl is doing a good job for his first year in Gp, is refreshing to see someone who is not from Spain or Italy also competing ,i hope he retains his ride even though i also want Hayden to land a good team for next year, Hoping as teammates (longshot) , as for Cal he wants the Gs , he wants the Bling , and the attention you get from a full factory ride and for that reason he is certain to go to Ducati, and let the red rider meat grinder do another number.

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