MotoGP » Damian Cudlin gets PBM ride for Aragon


Damian Cudlin will join Michael Laverty in the Paul Bird Motorsport team for the upcoming Aragon and Australian Grands Prix.

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Clive Randall

September 23, 2013 9:28 PM

Gee Damian, you've had to ride a lot of crap bikes to try to get you face noticed, I just have a horrible feeling that this is another one. hope to hell I'm wrong and you can make it work and get a great result.

Dean Dean

September 24, 2013 3:05 AM

Considering it's got the lowest spec of Aprilia motor, and electronics...has an in house designed and built from scratch non FTR chassis that has characteristics shared with no other on the grid..forget the fact that the Bridgestone's will work in a unique way on this bike, therefore no data sharing there either .
SO, for 'easily the worst bike on the grid', I'd say 'dacron' is all but writing off this whole new episode of rider and bike before it's started...sheesh, you guys should be over the moon as this is a unique opportunity to shine OR, maybe this is just the patter that is letting us all know that this guy is 'perhaps' a touch out of his class...and yes, I've seen him race a fair few times, I also remember the Aspar Ducati. Yes, I know, that was complete TAT also :)

voiceofreason2013

September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

The worst bike on the grid shows signs of performance though, I'd say the worst has to be the Gresini Honda FTR and Laverty regularly outpaces Abraham when he had 2 working arms.

I do feel no testing before though means its an uphill battle for him a lot to get used to.

Good luck to you my man!

Dean Dean

September 25, 2013 2:31 AM

Dacron, if that was a 'rant' then just how long have you been around here...
Put simply, you dismissed the bike, I dismissed the rider...it's a beautifully crafted machine that requires lots of R&D, and a bit of talent to fully evaluate it...maybe next year...

Raafrebel

September 25, 2013 7:40 AM

Go Damo!

To all who say the bike is bad, it is far from BAD!! Its one of the fastest race bikes in the world! There is 24 of the fastes race bikes in the world on the grid
It might not be the fastest on the grid, but defenatly a good machine. I would love to have a go of it.
Damian is also a worthy contender with lots of experience in many classes of racing
he would have been a top 10 finisher on the parmac machine if it wasent for a fault with the bike leaking fluid in his first moto gp.
Good luck Damo

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