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Moto2: Wilairot linked to Gresini

The Thai Moto2 rider is reported to be heading for Gresini after leaving Stop and Go Racing.
By Barry Russell

Spain's El Blog del Mundial de Motociclismo has reported that 'Feem' Ratthapark Wilairot has been dropped by Stop and Go Racing (SAG).

The blog also reports sources as saying that the 23 year-old Thai rider will be joining Gino Rea in the Gresini Moto2 team for 2012.

While the story will surprise many after his dreadful 2011, it is believed that Gresini had originally approached Wilairot in 2010, following his strong performances during the first half of the season, but had been unable to prise him away from the Spanish team.

Wilairot's 2011 team-mate, Santiago Hernandez, has already been replaced by Angel Rodriguez, but there is no news yet about who will be the other rider.

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patrick hummel

December 25, 2011 7:38 PM

im not realy impresed with his preformance on the ftr this year he did some good stuf on the honda 250 and the bimota but 2011 realy wasent his year i think this guy hase more potenial on high horse power bikes supersport should should this guy better like a lot of riders in the moto2 class that where highly rated in the 250,s and are not doing wel now like dimeglio and de rosa

yheeehe - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 1:40 AM

2011 was terrible simply because he had a terrible accident at the beginning on 2011 and then it continued throughout the year... His father died and then Feem almost died 2 weeks after in a nasty motorbike crash. He rode 2011 basically recovering and when he got back to decent shape again Marques rammed him up the **** and set him back again by injuring him further! 2011 was simply a year to forget. Feem is motogp material all he needs is a good team and good bike (look what he did on the Bimota first half of the season was sensational) and now hes got it. He will surprise many this year watch this space!

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