MotoGP » Broc Parkes joins Laverty at PBM MotoGP team

"This is the premier class and it's every rider's dream to race in MotoGP" - Broc Parkes.

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December 11, 2013 11:52 PM

Good luck to Broc and thanks to PBM for giving him the opportunity, but it does seem like its a token move to keep an Aussie on the grid for Philip Island next year. Like Brian Staring, Broc will be battling to get any points or do anything of note just because of the machinery he's riding, let alone learning the circuits & tyres etc. Lets hope Dorna sort this farce of a category out soon so that we have more than 4 bikes capable of winning the race.


December 12, 2013 8:25 AM

"but it does seem like its a token move to keep an Aussie on the grid"

Don't you think you should be thanking Dorna? its their money that is making this appointment possible.

Put Parkes on Marquez's bike and the result wont change much, put Marquez on the ART he wont be far from the front. The bikes or the series are not the problem here.


December 12, 2013 8:46 AM

Good luck to Broc but in all honesty Motogp should be the 20 or so best riders in the world on the best bikes and Broc on the PBM will be neither. Front runners in Superbike will lap faster.


December 12, 2013 8:56 AM

He did Codger, but he didn't think before opening his mouth. There are too many Brits in the series now, christ we moan about the Spanish, and PBM need Dorna money to survive in Motogp


December 12, 2013 11:30 AM
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Absolutely, thats why I have no objections to the Spanish riders in the championship, they are all very very quck or unbelieveable. However I do not believe Laverty and Cammier fall into that category, and certainly not Parkes.


December 12, 2013 12:47 PM


Youre unbelievable. In the literal sense. Why do you insist on trying to sell it that the gap between bikes, equipment, data, support in MotoGP is NOT an issue?

You're like a propaganda machine for MotoGP.

To try and say that Marquez would be front running or not far off on a PBM Aprilia is not just wild speculation & it flies fully in the face of everything.

MotoGP is NOT competitive and certain riders DO have a very significant performance advantage. To try and sell the utter BULL that it is otherwise is just expecting Crash Readers to be gullible idiots.

You are taking the Mick, Mick.


December 12, 2013 1:45 PM

Talent fan, you really need to lay off the E numbers or what ever your consuming.

Where do I mention Marquez on he PBM?

Marquez on the ART would get that bike round quicker than Espagaro, who when got the second Pramac bike in 09/10 people on here complained only got the ride due to his nationaity.

I have never said there is not a gap in the bikes, they will creep closer but only down to restrictions on the factories. It is not Honda, Yamaha's or Dorna's fault that Aprilia, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM etc cannot build a bike as fast as theirs, or their riders are not as fast as theirs, you want handicapping watch horse racing.
Stick every rider on the same bike, the gaps might be closer bt the result be the same, all Yamaha riders have access to Lorenzo's data but have stated they cannot get near hm with those settings. What did Burgess say 20% bike 80% rider.

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